There's a difference of opinions on what's wrong with the US politics thread. It's more or less made my participation untenable. Without driving down that road too much there are still many news stories and related discussions I want to have the opportunity to participate in here.
Thus here we are (before people worry or hit report, I cleared this with Seeker).
The basic idea here is that the same rules (more or less) as the US politics thread apply here, though since it's a blog it will start with me handling the enforcement of those rules myself. Though I'll make clear now, I'm not opposed to coming to an agreement on alternatives or just trying out different ideas.
I had thought I would limit the news spam to SB, but it feels anemic to me over in the thread so post what news you think pertains to US politics (domestic or abroad), with some substantive commentary (and a connection if it's not apparent (to me) at first glance. I'm going to be pretty loose with any enforcement on this at first but there won't be posts about about the Mueller Investigation, or related trials. Trump/anon rumor posts aren't disallowed, but people will be far more interested elsewhere. This should neutralize one of our biggest issues, where posters are free to discuss that without my interruption in the thread, we'll be free from that stuff interrupting us here.
Posters banned from previous threads are also welcome, however if you got banned from the last thread you'll probably get banned from this one too.
One big difference (imo) will be the enforcement of the “show, don't tell” rule and posters will be discouraged from making snippy hit and run posts, particularly if they aren't funny.
If you've found yourself here you probably know what my biggest pet peeves are regarding posting style, quality, substance, etc... But for those who aren't familiar, go ahead and check my posts in the website feedback thread for US politics from the start, http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/website-feedback/510156-us-politics-thread it'll be a fun read if you've stumbled here for other reasons.
Here's the TLDR version summed up on a single page
*Farvs rules have been removed
Sitewide TL rules still apply but I personally will try to sort out any issues before they need to be passed to moderation staff, which if I have my preference will be limited to mods I want to coordinate with (but this depends on circumstances)
Not sure how this is all going to go so I'm just going to be posting some of the US politics news/commentary I'm interested in and welcome people to join me and hope for the best.
Just as a heads up, much of the orthodoxy that's accepted in the US politics thread will be expected to be substantiated if its to be repeated here. Additionally if one is sensitive to critique of US empire this probably won't be a blog you enjoy.*
*This entire post will be refined over time
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