All comments are moderated (We’ve already been receiving tons of unwelcome comment spam, and we’re still days from official launch). We’ve seen many communities poisoned by trolls, and so here we have rules.
- This is a privately owned site. We defend democracy, we don’t practice it. You can make a point if you like, but you do not have a vote.
- The First Amendment does not apply here. Seriously, look it up. Our site, our rules. You have no rights. You have posting privileges to the extent we grant them to you.
- No spam is going to be posted, period.
- Real names. If you are a serving or retired Quiet Professional (i.e. SF or SOF), you can use initials or a callsign, at our discretion, but we have to know your real name and bonafides before we grant that privilege. Poseurs, impersonators, wannabees and four-flushers will find this to be a zero tolerance environment for their kind. If you’re anybody but a QP (say infantryman, cop, or genuine Mall of America mall ninja) it’s real names, or don’t post. Reason? People hiding behind anonymity have problems with self-control. We won’t tolerate it.
- Real guns. If you are an airsoft “expert” go find an airsoft forum. If you’re ready to make the move to big boy toys, tread lightly, because the big boys are not impressed with your current toys and what you have learnt playing with them. That said, we’ll help you transition to real guns if you’re ready to man up.
- Trolls are not welcome. We decide who’s a troll. One tip: personal attacks and inarticulate profanity are worth a lot of troll points.
- Your first-hand knowledge and expertise are welcome. Your armchair/internet expertise, not so much. It is good to lurk before posting. It’s really good to think before posting.
- Childish tribal brand-boosting and -bashing have no place here. This means you, H&K fanboys. (And yeah, we put the ampersand in just to cheese you off).
- Evidence for your claims, please. Big claims need big evidence.
- Before you post any kind of link, review Rule #3.
That said, we’re all about having fun and sharing knowledge here. Those ten rules could probably be condensed into: “Don’t be a jerk” and you’d get by. We’re looking forward to interacting with you.
Commenters’ Commandments v. 1.0, posted 1 January 2011