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#1 Hamp

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:50 PM

Here are some rules and guidelines to follow while on The Rant Page, new rules will be posted as additions to this thread.

 

  • Respect your fellow Ranters.

    Just because you opinion may differ with another member's, that does not mean their point is not valid. Find a common ground and work from there. Most times you will find that you do not differ as much as you thought.

     
  • Do NOT resort to name calling.

    Just because someone's point of view differs from yours, that does not make them an "idiot", a "retard" or any other derogatory name. Additionally, resorting to name calling shows that you are unwilling to have your ideas challenged or that you are not solid enough in your beliefs.

     
  • No pornography or disturbing images.

    This is not 4Chan or Liveleak. Do not post any pornographic or disturbing media on this site unless it has to do with the discussion at hand.

     
  • No Foul Language.

    Show better taste and higher intelligence by leaving gutter talk in the gutter. While it is true these foul words are just words we just prefer not to see or hear them.

     
  • No harassment.

    Harassment of members of The Rant Page will not be tolerated by anyone at any time. If you do not like what a member posts then ignore them, do not even comment to them at all, if enough people think as you then they will leave of their own accord.

     
  • No trolling.

    Trolling is posting inflammatory threads or responses to intentionally disrupt the forums or upset the member(s). Trolling will not be tolerated.

 

Guides for good posts on The Rant Page

 

I ran the Rant Page for 10 years prior to this outing, I have found out what works and what does not work, so here are a few helpful tips on how to rant, post or discuss topics.

 

  • Never agree to disagree.

    While this might be your only common ground it is also a thread killer. If everyone agreed to disagree nothing would ever get done. Argue your point, cite examples and allow your ‘opponent’ to do the same. Respect the difference of opinion but do your best to try to win them over.

     
  • Reach for the brass ring

    In Sports brass is third place, 2nd runner up. If you go for the gold you often find yourself loosing, get what you can when debating, accept concessions from the Ranter you are debating, get enough and you win them to your side, go for the kill and you find you are the one eliminated.

     
  • Show respect

    Nobody wants to debate a person who shows no respect. The Rant Page is about polite banter not fistfights. Also showing polite respect throws everyone off their game.

     
  • Own it.

    If you say it, own it, do not try to push your idea off on someone else. Be proud of what it is you said even if it is not popular. I do not take back anything I ever say, I will admit to being wrong but I still own what it is I said.

     
  • Do NOT link post.

    Posting a link to a news story is not citing your work when you do not say anything about it. Sorry but posting such things is a good way to find yourself on the outside looking in. If a story triggers an emotion in you write about it, what do you feel, think or react to it. PLEASE do not post to a story and ask “What do you all think?” I will simply delete such posts.

     
  • Do NOT post something as "fact" unless you can back it up

    If you post something contradicting what another member has posted and state it is "fact", you must back it up with citations. Just stating something it a "fact" doesn't make it so.

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
― Emerson

 

"Everyone is entitled to my opinion."

- L. Naumann


#2 Hamp

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:19 PM

I think I would like to add to the above Tips; the past few years, even though TRP was not active I learned a few more things that really need to be said and pointed out.

 

I have railed against the media for a very long time, old time Ranter's will be more than happy to tell you that I have a hate/hate relationship with the media, they hate I tell the truth and I hate they do not know what the truth is, even if I club them with it. So as I re-read the above tips and I read the last one..."Do NOT post something as "fact" unless you can back it up" please keep in mind the source that you use to back up the 'fact' you post. Some sources are more credible  than others, and the major news sources are not all that credible.

 

For example, the Clown News Network, formally known here on TRP as the Clinton News Network is not a reliable source of news, neither is Faux News (Or ABC, CBS, NBC and do not get me going on MSNBC) Each and every one of these "sources" have an agenda they want to push, and in so doing they report only what they want you to hear, see or feel. Oh a news article that pushes a feeling (IE 'Think about the children') will get you a scathing reply from me showing you the error of your thinking.

 

That is not to say that any of the aforementioned sources cannot be quoted but you may want to do some due diligence in looking at many sources to make sure the 'story' is not spun or it may be rebuked with other sources that have more credibility than the one you used.

 

Also Ihave  another Tip for you, maybe even the most importaint tip of them all, I am sure it  is posted somewhere else on the site but I will post it here as well..

 

· Have a thick skin

 

You may post a rant, or a reply to one that is going to rile the feathers of some on this site, they will reply with a sharped tongued retort designed specifically to get your goat, that is allowed here. Might I say it is even encouraged, if nobody gets their panties in a bunch then it makes for great debate and ranting, if you get upset and leave, then the rest of the ranters have won the debate, and have a good time at your expense. Have a thick skin, if you cannot handle a bit of ribbing then maybe facebook where everything is 'safe' and nobody will get upset is more your speed.


“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
― Emerson

 

"Everyone is entitled to my opinion."

- L. Naumann





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