Added note: Racial-Themed threads will most likely be locked because they have repeatedly proven to be problematic. _______________________________________________________________________ This post is intended to clarify a few guidelines about posting new threads in the War Room. These are not hard-and-fast rules, but they are things you should think about before posting a thread. Failure to adhere to these principles means that your new thread may be at risk for being closed or deleted.  Do not post multiple threads in one day, particularly addressing the same subject. This tends to drown out other posters from bringing different ideas into the discussion. It isn't fair to monopolize the discussion. Posting two or three threads can sometimes be okay, particularly when they are on different subjects. But that is the exception, not the rule. If you are a relatively new poster in this forum, it is particularly important not to begin by spamming lots of new threads.  Do not continually post threads regarding the exact same issue. If you do not like nation X, that is entirely okay. It is fine to post a thread criticizing nation X. What's not okay is to post nothing but threads attacking nation X, day after day, month after month, obsessively.  Do not engage in excessive use of "cut and paste articles" or "read this/watch this links." If you have something to say, say it yourself, including your own opinion and thought in your post. The War Room does not exist as a link referral board.  Search function, search function, search function. Before posting a thread on some news item, make sure there isn't already an existing thread on the exact same thing.  Make sure your thread has NEW INTERESTING CONTENT. Recognize that your view that China/Russia/the U.S./Israel/Iran/France/Australia etcetera is super evil/lame is *not new,* but has been posted thousands of times before. Similarly, your startling insight that Hinduism/Islam/Christianity/Judaism/atheism is bad has already been posted .... six thousand times. If you are going to post a thread on a subject that has been rehashed thousands of times over, make sure there is something new and interesting your thread will add to the conversation. Don't just yoach forth your personal feelings on a tired old subject.  Post replies in your own thread. Don't just post and abandon it. Keep addressing what others say.  Think a bit before you post. Do you really understand what you are posting about? Did you read it through? Is it really interesting? Don't just post a lazily written introduction to a link when you don't understand what the link actually says. Hopefully this provides a bit more clarity on how to post new threads that further the spirit of this forum. This thread is left unlocked in case people want to comment on and discuss these kinds of issues further.