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  • Updated Policies- Please read

    In furtherance of the registration guidelines for Gupshup these are the unified and complete policies for the two dedicated Politics forums. These policies are applicable to Pakistan Affairs and World Affairs. We aim to promote decent, constructive and positive discussion, allowing participants to share their knowledge and learn from others in a civil and respectful environment. We encourage participants to make this so and any assistance we as moderators can offer we will gladly provide.

    Posting links and articles


    1. All articles posted must include a working URL link and the person posting these should also include their own comments and state what they wish to be discussed, especially in posts that start a new thread. Any posts without these requirements will be removed.
    2. We request and encourage members that instead of cutting and pasting very long articles, that they only paste the relevant parts of the article and then provide the link to the whole article.
    3. All threads that are posted must have a clear discussion or exchange of views value. We discourage topics, which do not achieve this and/or do not have any purpose.



    Posting etiquettes

    1. No post or thread shall be allowed that is for the express purpose of picking fights with other members, and/or name other participants in this regard.
    2. No topic that has an indecent, clearly offensive, misleading or provocative title shall be allowed. These forums are meant for positive, meaningful and decent discussion.
    3. Foul language will not be tolerated. Any use of bad language or profanity will be edited. Repeated use of such language may lead to a member being banned.
    4. Posts containing defamation of, or insults to religious figures, holy books, beliefs and practices of any religion will not be tolerated. Any posts that contain these will be deleted outright and further action may be taken by Gupshup admin against members posting such material.
    5. Gupshup is a forum originally created by Pakistanis for Pakistanis and people interested in Pakistan. While criticism of Pakistan if done constructively is not objectionable, insulting or disparaging Pakistan and Pakistanis is not permitted. Further, Gupshup will not tolerate posts that support people or agendas of those acting against the solidarity of our nation or who encourage the killing of innocent citizens of Pakistan.
    6. Any posts containing racist and insulting words such as araboobs (insulting to Arabs), wahabibis (insulting to those who identify hemselves as Wahabi), "cow piss drinkers" (insulting to most Hindus), Hindians (insulting to Indians), Porkistan insulting to (Pakistanis/muslims), amerikkkans (insulting to Americans) matoos (insulting to those who look up to and respect maulvis), and calling another member a terrorist/jihadi/ttp lover/goat lover/kaafir/khwarij etc will be deleted as soon as they are identified, irrespective of their other content. This forum is a place for intellectual discourse and not a place to vent your frustrations about other groups of people or countries.
    7. Any religious sectarian/hateful posts i.e. abuse towards Sunnis by Shias, towards Shias by Sunnis and abuse towards Ahmedis etc will not be tolerated.
    8. Any post containing language insulting and derogatory to another member’s family and relatives will be deleted outright.
    9. Multiple nicks - We do take notice of people using multiple nicks. Though in general we tolerate this, those who keep multiple nicks must not use them for any adverse purpose. Any adverse usage of multiple nicks in the opinion of the moderators will result in action being taken by the Gupshup Moderators.
    10. Broadly speaking, topics opened for a discussion on a particular topic should stick to discussion on that or any directly related topic. Posts that are irrelevant or meant to derail a discussion will be deleted.




    Administrative

    These duties are the sole responsibility of the forum moderators and will be carried out according to their discretion.
    1. We set no limit as to how many posts a thread can run, and ordinarily topics will not be closed, when they have reached a high post count. Unless we decide that the topic quality does not merit it, and/or forum rules are being violated and the topic has been derailed.
    2. Repetitive topics will be closed at the moderator's discretion.
    3. Similarly closing of threads, which deal with the same issue, and/or similar topics will be closed.
    4. Moderators will decide which topics belong in other forums and transfer them accordingly.
    5. Polls - Only moderators have the ability to launch or to modify polls. Members will contact the moderators via PM, if they wish to start a new poll.


    The moderators will implement these on a case to case basis according to their own discretion.
    These forums will be carefully monitored, however for any abuse or breach of these policies, or you feel that a posted message is objectionable, and for any comments, please feel free to PM the forum Moderators, the forum CMs and/or the Director or report the post.

    We are all Pakistanis who love our country, lets make this place somewhere where we can be a model of unity.

    Regards,

    GupShup Management
    Last edited by Ali_Syed; Nov 16th, 2013, 03:50 AM.
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    In furtherance of the registration guidelines for Gupshup these are the unified and complete policies for the two dedicated Politics forums. These policies are applicable to Pakistan Affairs and World Affairs. We aim to promote decent, constructive and positive discussion, allowing participants to share their knowledge and learn from others in a civil and respectful environment. We encourage participants to make this so and any assistance we as moderators can offer we will gladly provide.

    Posting links and articles


    1. All articles posted must include a working URL link and the person posting these should also include their own comments and state what they wish to be discussed, especially in posts that start a new thread. Any posts without these requirements will be removed.
    2. We request and encourage members that instead of cutting and pasting very long articles, that they only paste the relevant parts of the article and then provide the link to the whole article.
    3. All threads that are posted must have a clear discussion or exchange of views value. We discourage topics, which do not achieve this and/or do not have any purpose.



    Posting etiquettes

    1. No post or thread shall be allowed that is for the express purpose of picking fights with other members, and/or name other participants in this regard.
    2. No topic that has an indecent, clearly offensive, misleading or provocative title shall be allowed. These forums are meant for positive, meaningful and decent discussion.
    3. Foul language will not be tolerated. Any use of bad language or profanity will be edited. Repeated use of such language may lead to a member being banned.
    4. Posts containing defamation of, or insults to religious figures, holy books, beliefs and practices of any religion will not be tolerated. Any posts that contain these will be deleted outright and further action may be taken by Gupshup admin against members posting such material.
    5. Gupshup is a forum originally created by Pakistanis for Pakistanis and people interested in Pakistan. While criticism of Pakistan if done constructively is not objectionable, insulting or disparaging Pakistan and Pakistanis is not permitted. Further, Gupshup will not tolerate posts that support people or agendas of those acting against the solidarity of our nation or who encourage the killing of innocent citizens of Pakistan.
    6. Any posts containing racist and insulting words such as araboobs (insulting to Arabs), wahabibis (insulting to those who identify themselves as Wahabi), "cow piss drinkers" (insulting to most Hindus), Hindians (insulting to Indians), Porkistan insulting to (Pakistanis/muslims), amerikkkans (insulting to Americans) matoos (insulting to those who look up to and respect maulvis), and calling another member a terrorist/jihadi/ttp lover/goat lover/kaafir etc will be deleted as soon as they are identified, irrespective of their other content. This forum is a place for intellectual discourse and not a place to vent your frustrations about other groups of people or countries.
    7. Any religious sectarian/hateful posts i.e. abuse towards Sunnis by Shias, towards Shias by Sunnis and abuse towards Ahmedis etc will not be tolerated.
    8. Any post containing language insulting and derogatory to another member’s family and relatives will be deleted outright.
    9. Multiple nicks - We do take notice of people using multiple nicks. Though in general we tolerate this, those who keep multiple nicks must not use them for any adverse purpose. Any adverse usage of multiple nicks in the opinion of the moderators will result in action being taken by the Gupshup Moderators.
    10. Broadly speaking, topics opened for a discussion on a particular topic should stick to discussion on that or any directly related topic. Posts that are irrelevant or meant to derail a discussion will be deleted.




    Administrative

    These duties are the sole responsibility of the forum moderators and will be carried out according to their discretion.
    1. We set no limit as to how many posts a thread can run, and ordinarily topics will not be closed, when they have reached a high post count. Unless we decide that the topic quality does not merit it, and/or forum rules are being violated and the topic has been derailed.
    2. Repetitive topics will be closed at the moderator's discretion.
    3. Similarly closing of threads, which deal with the same issue, and/or similar topics will be closed.
    4. Moderators will decide which topics belong in other forums and transfer them accordingly.
    5. Polls - Only moderators have the ability to launch or to modify polls. Members will contact the moderators via PM, if they wish to start a new poll.


    The moderators will implement these on a case to case basis according to their own discretion.
    These forums will be carefully monitored, however for any abuse or breach of these policies, or you feel that a posted message is objectionable, and for any comments, please feel free to PM the forum Moderators, the forum CMs and/or the Director or report the post.

    We are all Pakistanis who love our country, lets make this place somewhere where we can be a model of unity.

    Regards,

    GupShup Management
    Last edited by Sohaib; Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:58 AM.
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    • #3
      Re: Updated Policies- Please read

      Additional guideline:
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      In order to organize our PA threads better, please note the following recent changes:

      1) There is a complete separate thread for the picture only posts along with memes. Thereafter no pics-only posts or memes will be allowed in other threads. If those are still posted in regular threads, please do not expect mods to waste their time to keep your posts shuffling around different threads.
      It'll be simply deleted.
      If you still keep on insisting to post pics in regular threads, it'll be considered a troll and you'll face violation results.

      2) Since a lot many tweets have been posted lately, you can still post it, however it must be accompanied by your remarks or analysis.Otherwise it'll be removed.
      On the same note, if you are copying someone's tweets, its your responsibility to make sure the contents do not violate our guidelines. Also, the tweet must NOT belong to a FAKE account.
      3) As a responsible poster, please use the best of your judgements to post your comments in relevant threads only. For example, posts related to a jalsa in jalsa thread etc. Irrelevant posts will be wasted too.

      As always, please feel free to contact PA mods for any ambiguity if you have any concern. We are here to help. Thanks.
      We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star." -- Stephen Hawking

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      • #4
        Re: Updated Policies- Please read

        A quick note:
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        No horrific pictures of dead bodies or amputated/injured ones are allowed in the forum. Whole internet is filled with such images but lets keep the environment of PA clean from any such gruesome pics.
        We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star." -- Stephen Hawking

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        • #5
          Considering our country's situation and the trend of threads that we have been having for so long on different topics, GS mods team invites YOU to express your opinion in our new series of political blogs/opinion/column/article or whatever you want to name it

          Basically the idea is that out of so many issues that Pakistan is facing or had been facing you pick one, analyse it by all means you want and then provide a solution, if possible.

          It can be anything from system wrongdoings or corruption or fuedal lords to electoral rigging. The dice is all yours

          Ofcourse rest of the posters will be able to comment on the content or ask you any related questions that you may need to answer.

          Needless to say the normal PA rules must be followed and a nice healthy environment should be maintained.

          PS: You can send your opinion to either one of the mods team i.e. [MENTION=15303]Phoenix[/MENTION] desi [MENTION=22232]Captain1[/MENTION] or myself. Or just send us a quick note that you are going to post it and then go ahead.

          Thank You!
          We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star." -- Stephen Hawking

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          • htmwrites
            htmwrites commented
            Editing a comment
            Re: Opinion series

            So kind of like a stage for a debate? So say i bring the topic with the pros and cons and let the kids go to town with what they think about it? And...it has to be about Pakistan, right?

          • SID_NY
            SID_NY commented
            Editing a comment
            Re: Opinion series

            Originally posted by htmwrites View Post
            So kind of like a stage for a debate? So say i bring the topic with the pros and cons and let the kids go to town with what they think about it? And...it has to be about Pakistan, right?
            Its more like a key note where you deliver on some topic and then people my ask things about it and if you feel like you answer them or no, thats yr choice. Now considering the nature of this forum its preferable to be related to Pakistan but that doesnt mean it has to be political. It can be a social issue or anything that still has to do somewhat with us as a nation.

        • #6
          Dear PA Posters:

          Since the political temperature is high these days and will continue to be so for many more months , we are noticing a lot of "attacks/personal name callings". Please note that you are absolutely welcome to post your views but civility remains the main condition. In last 24 hours, I have issued several infraction points to culprits and will continue to do so.

          Our goal is to provide a platform where people can post without any fear of being harassed for expressing their opinion and if someone is a hindrance in achieving this goal, he or she will be kicked out.

          Pls also note, that it is not about personal attacks only. Using vulgar language against a political leader (baigharat leader, kutta leader etc) or against a certain community (racist muhajar, baigharat karachities, chopayee punjabi etc) or against an institution (haramkhor army etc) is also an offence and you will be treated as an instigator with serious consequences. You can criticize all these entities or personalities but in a civilized and a constructive way.


          Pls pay attention to this post. Continue to post in civilized way and enjoy the healthy discussion. Thank you for your cooperation.

          PA Team

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