New Threads and Political Posting

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Discussions of political news among CAF members is acceptable in the World News sub-forum. However, CAF is not a channel that political parties, candidates, or advocates can use to further their political agendas.

No name calling or belittling anyone, including political candidates. Keep all comments charitable. Participants are strongly reminded that charity is essential to our discussions here. If you wish to review the subject, please see Charity for specifics, or CAF rules for an overview, both of which are located in the Rules of the Road sub-forum.

News stories discussed here should at least tangentially related to religion. When posting new threads, please keep this in mind.

When starting a new thread in a In the News subforum, please start it with a news article from a reputable news outlet. The title of the thread must be the same as the title of the news article.

Op-Eds, blog postings and commentary are acceptable to start a new thread if they contain links to hard news stories or press releases. However, they must otherwise adhere to CAF rules on charity.

Avoid YouTube or other video links as news articles to start a new thread, unless they are a full news report or a full speech from a first source.

Please do not post comments by radio or TV commentators or articles about comments given by media commentators to start a new thread. They are rarely news stories. Commentators are paid to make controversial statements.

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This is going to be a long political season, let’s make it a charitable one at CAF.

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Go it. Thanks for putting up with most of us. :slight_smile:

You aren’t kidding it’s going to be a long season. Whew Republicans and conservatives are in full swing and the general still a year away.

Just playing catch up…:smiley:

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Rule question in regards to op/ed posting (in preparation for the political season)

You said,

Op-Eds, blog postings and commentary are acceptable to start a new thread if they contain links to hard news stories or press releases. However, they must otherwise adhere to CAF rules on charity.

Is it:

a) acceptable to post an op/ed and links to separate factual information (hard news stories, primary source data – such as federal election commission contributions, records of speeches, etc) to substantiate assertions made in the op/ed?

b) acceptable to post a factual article as the subject and then immediately posting the op/ed as an analysis of the situation portrayed in the factual article?

c) acceptable to post links to videos that contain speeches (and speech extracts), debates (and debate extracts), or news items from televised news as the source data for a thread?

(Also, if © is acceptable, is there any way that CAF could change the permissions on the board software to allow HTML code to enable embedding the video in the post?..such as these examples:

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Thanks. I figure it’s best to clarify the ROE before the season gets really warmed up.

Yes, the title of the thread should then reflect the title of the hard news story

b) acceptable to post a factual article as the subject and then immediately posting the op/ed as an analysis of the situation portrayed in the factual article?

Yes

c) acceptable to post links to videos that contain speeches (and speech extracts), debates (and debate extracts), or news items from televised news as the source data for a thread?

If you start a thread with a video it must be an entire news report (not an extract) or an entire speech (not an extract.) Too many people have learned the art of making their opponent look bad by taking sound bytes out of context.

(Also, if © is acceptable, is there any way that CAF could change the permissions on the board software to allow HTML code to enable embedding the video in the post?..such as these examples:

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Thanks. I figure it’s best to clarify the ROE before the season gets really warmed up.

We looked into that a little over a year ago and for technical reasons decided against it.

Thanks.

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