I’ve received some concerned messages from users regarding site moderation, the use of flags, and penalties for users who violate the rules and/or engage in personal attacks.
Here is a site-wide warning that will only be made once: the personal attacks are over.
Politiforum is a free speech political forum that is open and welcome to all views. It is not a place to wage personal attacks against other members. The majority of you wouldn’t walk up to a stranger on the street and start verbally bashing them, so you are not welcome to do it here. Admittedly, I let a lot slide during the election as emotions were running high. Now, the election is over and this community will return to civilized, free, and open discourse.
I know that we can get things back on track and engage in more productive discussion. For those of you who need a refresher, please see this useful graphic and think through your argument before you decide to post. Be sure to click on the image or download it to view in maximum resolution.
As part of this effort, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the flagging system. It has been completely revised and there are detailed explanations about how each flag work functions and the actions that are taken after a flag has been raised.
Finally, I’d like your feedback. This is your community. So please take the time complete the polls below and tell me how you would like site moderation to be improved or adjusted. All votes are cast via secret ballot. So please participate.
##Do you want Politiforum moderation to get more or less strict?
- Much more strict
- More strict
- Less strict
- Much less strict
##Do you think Politiforum needs more or less moderators?
- A lot more mods
- More mods
- Same amount
- Less mods
- No mods
##Do you think Politiforum needs harsher or softer punishments?
- A lot more harsh
- More harsh
- Same amount
##Do you believe we should update the guidelines?
If you have not read our FAQ/Guidelines in a while, please do so.