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Terms

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We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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Rules

By using this website, you acknowledge your acceptance and understanding of these rules. These rules apply to all communications made on this site. Noncompliance with these rules may result in posts which are edited or deleted, and accounts actioned with warnings, infractions or bans. Bama Politics reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify these rules without notice or warning. If these rules are modified, you will be prompted to agree to the modified rules in order to continue to use the site.

Vision

Bama Politics strives to provide a safe and fun place to debate and discuss issues and people relevant to the State of Alabama.

Standard Rules

Only 1 account per member is permitted. No socks are allowed. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the admins in Support Center.

Vulgarity and Profanity

Please do not post, or link to, violent, disturbing, graphic, or sexually explicit images or text. Excessive Profanity or foul language is not allowed. This includes using punctuation, symbols, or acronyms to bypass the profanity filter.

Flaming and Goading

  • Please treat all members with respect and courtesy through civil dialogue.
  • Do not personally attack (insult, belittle, mock, ridicule) other members or groups of members on Bama Politics. Try to address only the content of the post and not the poster.
  • NO Goading. This includes images, cartoons, smileys or post ratings which are clearly meant to goad. Quoting and then editing another members post to change the original meaning, commonly referred to as "fixed it for you" (FIFY), is considered goading.
  • Offensive derogatory nicknames and egregious inflammatory comments about public figures may be considered goading.
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Harassment

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Privacy, Impersonation, Confidentiality

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Disruptive Behavior, Campaigning, Staff Disciplinary Action

Maintain the peace and harmony of Bama Politics by not rehashing alleged grievances or disputes, publicly complaining about posts, threads, Bama Politics or its staff. Attempting to undermine these rules or policies via campaigns, petitions, or protests is not allowed. Please do not publicly discuss reported posts or staff actions taken on yourself or other members.

Bypassing Bans

Do not bypass bans by creating or using sock accounts or modifying your IP address. Doing so will result in a permanent ban and/or an IP ban and a complaint to your ISP (internet service provider).

Account Deletions

We do not delete accounts. We will ban an account if you request it via our Support System.

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