If any Member violates our Terms of Service in the Political Forum they will be banned from the Political Forum for 30 days. In other words, there will not be any warnings in the Political Forum. Additionally, the Member may be banned entirely from BGP and will have to follow the reinstatement process. If/when a member reinstated to the Forum as a whole, the Member will still be banned from the Political Forum for 30 Days. If anyone sees any violations of our TOS in the Political Forum please report the violations because non-reported violations will not be a defense to reported violations that result in suspension. The bottom line is every BGP Member is 100% Personally Responsible for following all of our TOS in the Political Forum or the Member will be banned from that Forum for 30 days.
Additional Guidelines for Posting in the Political Forum are as follows:
1. No name calling or use of nicknames, whether or not those nicknames are used in a derogatory manner. Members are to be referred to using only their actual usernames, just as politicians, political parties, and special interest groups are to be referred to only by their given names.
2. No personal attacks of any kind. Keep discussion on the topic at hand.
3. No memes posted just to inflame, tr0ll, or gaslight without meaningful discussion.
4. No posting of threads, just to inflame, tr0ll, or gaslight without meaningful discussion.
It is our hope that we can have conversations, healthy debate, and cordial discourse about the political issues that are important to many of us. As a staff, we are encouraged that we can reach a level of civility in this forum that will allow it to remain open and available. However, we will not allow the Political Forum to get to the point that we can't treat one another with respect with regard to our opinions.