A Note On The Law & Politics & Being A Dick
Try to keep politics off the board. Just don't let it get out of hand and most importantly -- don't be a dick.
"Don't be a dick." That summarizes the Law. It's not hard, even for metal people. Discussing politics and religion does not violate the Law. We're a small community and people want to talk about things. That's ok. If you don't like a thread, don't read it. That said, I don't want either politics or religion to become major topics; this is a fucking metal board. Most of you have been around and have a feel for our community here. 'Nuff said.
Being a dick in heated discussions does violate the Law. Don't like a thread topic? Don't read it. If you have a problem with a member, a post, or a thread... PM me or another admin. You can also use the reporting mechanism in each post. In short: You're all reasonably free to express your opinions, but mindless 'bashing' will not be tolerated. If you're unhappy about something, at least moan constructively. Do not bring race, religion, or sexuality into any argument. You don't necessarily have to be 100% politically correct, but blatant hatred will not be tolerated. Don't be a dick.
There are times we (the admins) are going to close threads down or outright delete thread for whatever reason. The Law: Forum Leaders are free to delete anything or ban anyone that they are not happy having on the board. People who consistently post threads which we have to delete will be considered dicks and thus banned.
To sum up the Law: don't be a dick or a hooligan.
Jaco died for our sins so that modern bass players could be free to play more and be heard.