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Re: Forum Rules

Just a quick add to what Little Honcho said....

Moderators are here to keep order (and the peace). When a mod takes action (for example, a deleted or locked post/thread), it is inappropriate to question that action in the forum. If you have a question about a locked/deleted thread or post DO NOT start a new thread about it. Doing so will get the same result.

If you have a question about a locked or deleted post/thread that you MUST have answered, PM the Mod staff.

"Let 'er fly" yes but be aware we do have some rules of the road....first and foremost elsiepea is a gun-related forum not a political blog where posters are allowed more literary leeway in terms of what they can say, how often they can say it, and "if you don't like it too bad." Our ground rules are a bit more restrictive.....divergent viewpoints are encouraged but make your point clearly and succinctly, don't repeat yourself, don't re-introduce subjects that have already been discussed ad nauseum, and know when it's time to cut bait and move on. Rebuttals should be courteous and fact-laden vice emotional and contentious. Moderators reserve the right to edit, delete and lock at their discretion - do not challenge. If you are not comfortable with these limitations, there are a million and one discussion blogs on the internet of every persuasion that would love to have your business.

And finally, while we encourage varying viewpoints, your right to freedom of speech is NOT guaranteed as this is a private forum. Insult, belittle, incite, offend, threaten, ramble and repeat, and action will be taken from a cautionary PM to outright banning.

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Courtesy of CPO15....

"Kraigster: Merry Christmas/Happy New Year.

I just stumbled upon the link noted below; from Stephen Camp generally regarding internet info and gun forums. Wish I'd found this earlier - I may have become better informed earlier and certainly would've been a better citizen of the boards I visit. I think it broadens many points made by posters on my "Why I like this forum" from a few months ago. I think a post from a mod would get more reads and positive reaction from the info and points raised by the article and ask that you consider same."

Thank you CPO15 and thank you Stephen Camp. Here is the link and we encourage all new members to read:

http://hipowers-handguns.blogspot.com/2008/06/read-look-listen-think-and-make-up-your.html
 
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