Therefore, effectively immediately, there will be the following changes:
[*]Adjectives used to describe a political leader/figure in an attempt to attack their stance/attitudes/actions will not be tolerated (examples below).
[*]Infractions will trigger a warning, with a "3 Strikes" rule. Once you have accumulated 3 warnings, you will be added to the "Apolitical" group, meaning you can see, but not interact with posts in the political sub boards. Apolitically tagged accounts are not visibly flagged in any way - this is not a public admonishment, but a minor and temporary corrective action. After a cooling off period, users may request that the restriction be lifted. The intent is not to curb participation, but to encourage respectful participation. Subsequent breaches in the political threads will see longer terms restricted, or the "classic" warning system used as required.
[*]Personal attacks and any other breaches of the site's guidelines will still be handled via the regular warning system.
[*]A member who wishes to self police may request to put themselves on the Apolitical group at any time, and request to be removed on their own. We will not be making daily changes to your status so folks can "post and run", but understand folks might want assistance with their self control.[/list]
Examples of unacceptable posts:
- Justin Trudeau and his bunch of clowns...
- Arsehole Donald Trump....
- Kathleen Wynne is an evil witch....
Examples of acceptable posts:
- Justin Trudeau's reluctance to appoint Senators has created a circus in the upper house.
- Donald Trump's latest tweet is absolutely unacceptable because....
- Kathleen Wynne's doing a great job.