Lucianne.Com News Forum
Guidelines & Rules
These rules keep Lucianne.com respectable & civilized.
Lucianne.com’s members are our reporters.
By extension they are our editors too.
"Lucianne.Com News Forum is a News Salon - - NOT a Saloon" Please, post only news articles, columns and commentary from legitimate, on-line newspapers, magazines and/or news websites. We prefer articles no older than 48 hours - - - unless an older article would serve as vital background for a current posted article.
Personal essays (“Vanity Posts”), chain letters, parodies, songs, poems and un-attributed screeds are not permitted and will be removed.
Articles from hate groups’ sites are not allowed. For example, sites operated by such groups as KKK, Aryan Nation, American Nazi Party, Black Panthers, JDL, Hamas, AntiWar.com and Spotlight among any others that are anti-ethnic, anti-race, anti-religion, anti-nationality, etc. are not allowed. Sites not allowed are automatically blocked to the best of our ability.
Anyone who has properly filled out the registration form may reply to any and all postings. However, we are not responsible for the content in any reply. Unless the language used is objectionable or incites an extreme response, you are free to speak your mind.
Replies/comments must refer to the reference article on the page. Replies on a thread that do not refer its posted article will be removed. [For example, if the there is an article that addresses a particular issue then all replies must on that article thread must address that issue.] *Please see the section below "Posting Replies on Threads."
Users must obey U.S. Copyright laws. Short quotes from copyrighted articles and web sites may be used in replies, but nothing more. It is always best to state your opinion in your own words.
POSTING ARTICLES P. I
Posting articles: All copyrighted material posted MUST link to the original online source. Posted articles should be no more than 48 hours old - - - unless an older article would serve as vital background for a current posted article
We do not have room or time for duplicate posts: Duplicate posts will be removed. It is best to use the Search Page first to make sure that an article has not been already posted on the site.
Make sure that you have the correct URL address: Posters are responsible for making sure that the original URL for the article is correct. If it should happen that you post an article with an incorrect URL and then later discover the correct URL, PLEASE, send LinkLady@aol.com a note AND post a reply/comment on the thread to notify staff and readers of the correct link.
POSTING ARTICLES P. II
Specific Rules or Guidelines for Posting
After filling out the above form, you will be shown a preview of how your post will appear. On this "Preview Page" you will have the option to either edit your post for errors or to confirm your post for publication on the site. If you see an error in your post, click the "Edit" button and you will be taken back to the above form so you can make any necessary corrections. If you are satisfied with your post, click the "Submit Article" button. You will be taken back to the Preview Page where you can click the "Confirm" button and publish your post.
Article headline only. Post only the primary headline. Split wide headlines by
typing the prompt "<BR>" with no spaces. Headline should not
include writer's name or the name of the column. Do not post in all caps so be
particularly careful with tabloid outlets like the New York Post or Daily
News, Boston Herald where headlines often appear in all caps. They must be
retyped in upper and lower case.
Publication (Source of the Article): The source of the Article is very often NOT the website on which it is posted. For example: you go to "FoxNews.com" and see an article that is originally from the Associated Press, the Source/Paper should by listed as "Associated Press," not "FoxNews.com." [See "WIRE SERVICES" below]
URL of Source: This is the web address for the article. This is where you originally saw the article and is where the Original Article link connects to.
Comments: This space is for your comments and notations only. Do not use it to post additional text from the article, this is important due to copyright laws!
Important Style Notes
Stay on Topic: Replies must refer to the subject of the thread's article.
Watch Your Language: Foul language and ersatz foul language that people use to get around dirty word filters (i.e. @sshole, F*%#, etc.) is absolutely not tolerated. If you can't say your piece without cursing then you have nothing worthwhile to say. People who violate this rule will find themselves banished from the site.
"Chatting" You may respond to other replies on a thread but you must address the reply's author by Reply # and not by the poster's screen name. If you do, the idea is to respond to or add information to that reply, in relationship to the theme of that thread. It is never to engage in a conversation with others.
Don't Get Personal or Pick a Fight: Keep the comments to the issue(s)/topic(s) at hand. Only comment on the merits of another user's post. If you don't agree with someone, it is what it is. Name-calling, derision, goading, baiting and being impolite are not tolerated. That is the way it should be. If you can't be civil, go over to someplace else, there are plenty of other websites.
"Screaming for Attention" Do not post in ALL-CAPS, bold entire blocks of text or use repeating characters (i.e. " . . . about the question in the article, my answer would be 'noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.'")
"Serial Posting" Do not post the same comment on multiple threads. Copying and pasting a comment into different threads will trigger the systems firewall protocols that guard against the 'spamming' of threads.
HTML CODE: We do not allow "hot" URL links, but URLs are allowed to be posted as long as they are on topic. You can use bold and ital to emphasize a word or phrase or for quoted material. You may not use bold or ital for an entire comment/reply. That is also considered "screaming for attention" just like using all-caps.
Personal essays (“Vanity Posts” - articles written by the poster themselves), chain letters, parodies, songs, poems and un-attributed screeds are not permitted and will be removed.
Because of the sheer volume of replies/comments submitted to
the site we can not allow people to preview them.
"Lucianne.Com News Forum Is a News Salon - - NOT a Saloon"
If you can't be civilized, find another website.
Lucianne.com is a real time site. Lucianne.com is monitored at all times by the Lucianne.com staff. Should we decide that an individual poster is in repeated violation of these rules, that poster will be removed from the registry and posting privileges will be rescinded!
Lucianne.com’s registered users are our reporters. By extension our users are the editors too. Remember these rules to keep this site a salon and not a saloon. Don’t type anything you would not say in your mother’s living room.
This is your site and it is up to you to keep it a civilized place. Users who do not follow these rules will be warned. Users who continue to break the rules the user will be blocked.
Violating rules will cause your post to be deleted;
repeated violations will lead to account being closed
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If You Have Problems
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM NOT COVERED HERE, please send an email. Don't forget to tell us your user name and e-mail. We almost never need your password. If we do need your password, we will ask for it in a separate e-mail from a different address. ALSO, if you see something that you think we should know about, please, send an e-mail to LinkLady7@aol.com with instances of bad language, questionable sites, posts improperly submitted, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation,
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Lucianne.com Media, LLC.
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Last updated: April. 30, 2011
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