New Rules!

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Paul Schatzkin
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New Rules!

Post by Paul Schatzkin »

If this forum becomes active again, there will be some 'new rules' for registering and posting. New members will see these rules before they will be allowed to register.

First and foremost:

You must create your account using your real, full, first AND last names as the LogIn/UserID for your account. Use spaces between the first and last names.

If your name is John Smith, your UserID (i.e. login handle) must be John Smith, or some other variation that includes your full first and last names. This is the name that will appear in the forum listings. “JSmith” or “JohnS” or “JS997” or “handles” like “MrGravity” or “ProtonBoy” are NOT permitted.

There are no exceptions. New accounts that do not adhere to this simple rule will be summarily deleted without any further consideration. Any questions?

OK, rolling right along…

New members are required to introduce themselves with a first post in the "Please Introduce Yourself" forum prior to posting elsewhere on the site.

The following types of content, and any links to such content, are prohibited and subject to immediate deletion: obscene, vulgar, or sexually-oriented material; ad-hominem attacks; legal threats; displays or endorsements of unlawful activity; commercial advertising of any kind; solicitation of funding for individual projects or initiatives of any sort.

All content posted must be one’s own, or attributed to the creator and used with permission. If you have any issues with these protocols (particular #1), you are welcome to contact the site admin.

And these guidelines re: posting are reiterated from 'the before times.'

1) If you are new here, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the territory before you begin posting. Keep your posts "on topic."

2) Please DO NOT PASTE enormous tracts of text from other websites into this one. If you see something on another site that seems pertinent to this discussion, by all means post a link to that site, and a paragraph (or two if you must) from that site (think 'money quote'). But most importantly, explain to others WHY you think that post is pertinent to this discussion. We can all follow the link to the original text and read as much as necessary. What is most important to this discussion is WHY you think the linked text warrants our time and attention.

3) Keep your posts reasonably brief. As a guide: a typical newspaper editorial column is about 800 words. If that's enough for Paul Krugman or George Will, it should be enough for us as well.

4) The Administrator reserves the right to delete any post that does not adhere to these conditions without further consideration or notice.


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Paul Schatzkin, author of 'The Man Who Mastered Gravity'
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