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post 02/03/06 02:52 PM
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A new rule is going into effect in regards to accusations against members. MEIC will not tolerate accusations and or members grouping together for the purposes of discrediting a member. Recently a FALSE accusation was made and its intentions were malicious because this accusation as some others can put members in a threatened and dangerous position. There are known groups who go around the Internet and threaten users if a clash of opinion exists, or for other reasons. This adds a very real danger for users, confirmed by many incidents shown in news reports and recent reports on MEIC.
Therefore any members who accuse a member for the purposes of discrediting or threatening them will have their account deactivated and depending on the nature of the accusation or threat, MEIC will work with Internet providers and law agencies to help put an end to this threat.

MEIC is now also screening accounts and membership will no longer be freely allowed. Moreover any new users who sign up will have a probationary period where there account may be deactivated if the member does not follow MEIC rules and regulations.

Moreover, bans and restrictions only have a limited effect so therefore repeated violations and or malicious behavior will result in the member’s removal from MEIC.

MEIC is not a free-for-all and it is obvious that many members believe forums to be a place to dump garbage and to project problems and harmful intentions upon others behind the cloak of anonymity. Moreover, MEIC is aware of members grouping together to simply outpost or swamp certain subjects with propaganda and circumvent bans and post restrictions.

MEIC’s mission is to educate and not propagandize its readers therefore it is recommended that current members work to a more diverse posting material in line with material of educating and not hating. If the behavior continues, this kind of activity will be deemed not in the interest of MEIC and memberships will be revoked.

-MEIC Admin
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post 04/12/06 10:56 PM
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Ok final examples of what I am talking about with the thread Titles.

1st example:

Poster X posts an article and gives no commentary or analysis of their own or the post is entirely for the purpose of publishing an article.

Poster X posts the title U.S.: 'Roj TV Must Be Shut Down'
However, the article title is:
The United States urged Denmark to shut down the PKK-supported Roj TV channel

The thread title is this case WILL NOT be permitted. Reasons, because the post is either for the purpose of publishing an article and nothing else, the Title should match the article title. Moreover, authors have copyright concerns and do email me to modify articles.

2nd Example

Poster X has an opinion of Roj TV and wishes for Roj Tv to be shut down.
Therefore, Poster X posts a thread with the title Roj TV Must Be Shut Down
Then writes something along the lines of “Roj Tv does x y and z and here is an article the shows U.S. concern over the matter….

This example WILL be permitted because the post is an opinion but uses an article to support the opinion.

3rd Example

Therefore, Poster X posts a thread with the titleUS: Roj TV Must Be Shut Down
Then writes something along the lines of “Roj Tv does x y and z and here is an article the shows U.S. concern over the matter….

HOWEVER, this title uses “U.S.:” thus makes a statement in the title that is not reflected in the article. The U.S. did not make that statement.

This example WILL NOT be permitted, because while the poster has an opinion the title they chose did not reflect the article they used as a source of support and basically pushes and creates a fallacy.

[b]4th Example


Poster X posts title “Terrorist Group X strikes again
Poster X then gives some commentary, Terrorist Group X is x y and z and does x y and z. Poster X then uses an article that states “Terrorist Group X claims responsibility for X

Because commentary was given and it is a known and provable fact that Terrorist Group X has had previous attacks, the title is not creating a fallacy.
Another would be Poster X posts “Islamic Terrorist Group strikes again.” Then gives an opinion and uses an article for support that states “Terrorist Group X claimed responsibility for x” If Terrorist Group X has claimed to be Muslim at any time or proven to be, then Poster X is not creating a fallacy.

Both examples WILL BE permitted.

Note while some examples allow freedom because the post is an opinion, posts WHERE DIRECT ACCUSATIONS THAT ARE NOT PROVALBE OR INCITEFUL will not be allowed. They fall under the normal posting rules, just use common sense when creating a title.
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