Community Standards and Guidelines

No personal attacks against other JPR members and/or JPR itself. No personal attacks against posters on other sites.
Constructive criticism can be helpful but no bashing of JPR or its’ members–Also, no ganging up or piling on members…pushback is one thing, attempting to drive someone away is not acceptable.

No sharing of members’ personal info.
If you know another poster’s real name or address, etc. please don’t post it. Also, don’t post the contents of private messages. They’re called private because they’re not public.

No copyright violations.
If you excerpt an article or a portion of copyrighted material, you must:
– Post no more than 4 paragraphs or 1/4 of the article, whichever is shorter, unless you clearly have permission to post more.
– Always provide a link to the source article.
If you exceed the 4 paragraph / 25% rule, the moderators will edit to 4 paragraphs without warning, and note it within the post.
If you are unsure about any of this, please feel free to contact an admin or moderator for help.

No racism, sexism, etc.

No hate speech, links to hate sites or material copied from hate sites.
This includes any discussion of a member of a hate site by user name, and/or the copy, screen print or other material from a hate site.

No reveling in, or urging of, the non-political injury or suffering of others and/or their family. 
(Grave Dancing)

No posting misinformation regarding vaccination for and/or the treatment of COVID-19. Post will be removed and the poster warned. Posters that receive two warnings are subject to a two week suspension and posters that then break this rule again after suspension are subject to being banned from JPR.

Do not repost something if a Mod deleted/edited it. 
If a Mod deletes/edits content, do not repost it. It was removed for a reason.

No Trolling, Spamming, or posting links to sites that engage in illegal activity.

One account per person.

Advocate for Progressive/Liberal/Left goals.

If You See a Problem, Flag It.
Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for keeping this forum civil. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police. When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time.

Keep It Tidy.
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up.

Enforcing our rules:
Actions we may take…

The first and best way to enforce the rules is when members themselves observe them. But sometimes this doesn’t quite work, so there are also various actions that can be taken by JPR’s overlords to keep things running smoothly. In the event that rules are broken, we can do stuff to un-break the rules and/or to prevent them from being broken in the future. These actions include:

  • Locking original posts (a.k.a. OPs, or topics).
  • Editing posts
  • Removing posts, either OPs or responses. In some instances, a warning will be issued first to give the poster some time to fix it themselves.
  • Warnings to members.
  • Suspensions.
  • Banning.
  • A chimichanga wielding Deadpool, showing up at your door…