Privacy & Terms of Usage
anytime in this document for IRCPolitics MENU
has no political affiliation and promotes no specific
political view. Although channel Operators will have
opinions, no individual sentiment will be expressed as the
"official" channel position. Reasonable people are
welcome from viewpoints everywhere on the political
theorists, trolls and spammers will be banned.
Administrators of #Politics have formulated a few
guidelines to better serve the channel and its users.
Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines, and if
you have any questions please ask a Channel Operator in
private, or contact
channel whose purpose is the debate of politics and
current events. The goal of this channel is the free
debate without disturbances or excessive name-calling.
Channels dedicated to this, quickly devolve into
name-calling sessions and accusations of unfair operator
actions. The culture of IRC attracts a large number of
people who are interested in little other than the ASCII
version of tagging. In this channel, the goal is the
establishment of a more congenial environment for
discussion of all views on current events.
Operators are in the channel to enforce our channel
rules and defend the channel from attacks.
We have four levels of
Operators on #politics as follows:
is the OP Administrator (channel
.. designated with the @ in front of their nick.
Operators) .. make voice, kick and ban decisions.
(Voice Operators) .. make voice and devoice decisions.
HOP's and VOP's do not have the @, however they are
channel operators. Their names are announced as
you enter the channel. All levels of Operator
indicate of a high degree of channel importance.
Please do not ask for Operator status in #politics. Our
Operators are selected amongst trusted channel
regulars, who spend a great deal of time in the channel,
are level-headed, have some technical ability, are
willing to perform tasks responsibly and set a good
example (not just
one of these criteria, but all of these criteria).
All Ops should expect to work hard and they
must be able get along with the channel owner.
(1) This document will be available for any participant in
the channel who requests it.
(2) Operator status is reserved for those persons working
for the continued operation of the channel and is not a
mark of distinction, status, hierarchy or membership in a
Operator status will be assigned or removed only at the
discretion of CometBaby. Please
do not ask for Ops.
(3) The purpose of the channel is the free discussion of
views. Not the personal attacks, shouting, name-calling,
trolling, harassment or disturbance of perceived
opponents. Only in-channel postings or actions will
normally be subject to these rules.
(4) There will not be an excessive amount of name-calling.
(5) There will not be excessive shouting [all capitals] or
posting of control sequences.
(6) There will not be excessive "flooding" which
is defined as the posting of large amounts of text or
overly repetitious posting.
(7) Religion is a
legitimate topic, but we will not permit overt or annoying
religious proselytizing and preaching.
(8) Disruptive actions will not be tolerated.
(9) Polite discussion of
operator actions or the operation of the channel is
welcome, outside of the channel in private message or via email.
(10) There will be no excessive discussion or criticism of
operator actions or operation of the channel allowed in
A great deal of time and money is
involved in channel management. If you don't like how the channel is
run, see Rules 14,and 15. If this doesn't
satisfy you, please leave and don't return.
(11) Persons will not be kicked for the content of their
posts unless it violates one of the above rules or unless
it contains, in the judgment of an operator, substantial
material which is:
(a) threatening of a
participant, or stalking
(b) sexual harassment of a
(c) excessively insulting
of a participant
(d) excessively racist,
misogynistic or homophobic (see rule 10)
(g) America bashing
(12) Discussion will not be specifically limited to the
(13) Good relations with the operators of other channels
is a goal of this channel. Therefore, discussion of events
on other channels is discouraged. In addition, operators
of this channel will not commit hostile actions against
other channels and will not associate with known channel
This is a channel which is intended for adults or
reasonable mimics of adults.
(14) It is the purpose of the channel to encourage free
discussion, not free speech. If you believe that your
philosophy or ideology gives you the right to be disruptive
or abusive .. or if you feel compelled to criticize
channel management , then we will exercise OUR RIGHT
not to allow it.
If you are here to discuss, more-or-less rationally, then this channel is for you.
(15) The content of the channel
will not be restricted with respect to mature topics or
language. The expressed policy of this channel will be that
there is no idea that cannot be expressed here, but that
there are forms of expression that are not tolerated.
clear rule can be formulated to define what will fall
within this rule. In general, any posting with racist,
homophobic or misogynist content, that does not also
contain a substantial idea, is not tolerated. This rule
will necessarily require judgment and some evolution.
The channel is not intended to have a particular
political viewpoint. The success
or failure of this channel will be judged on whether or
not rational discussion of all views occurs.
Thank you for reading the #Politics Guidelines and
join us for friendly, fun, and informative chatting!
Violation of channel rules may entail the
(a) being warned,
(c) temporarily kick/banned or
(d) permanently banned (Shitlisted)
All of the rules will be enforced to the best abilities of
the pool of operators. Note that all actions are subject
to a judgment call.
The success or failure of this channel will be dependant,
not on the correctness of any single judgment, but the
collective judgments of the operators over time.