I’ve noticed a big increase in traffic recently so a lot of people reading/posting here are new. I’m also concerned about the tone some recent comments have taken. While I understand your frustrations and where it comes from, and while I call it as I see it and will continue to do so, I don’t want comments here that could be construed as violent threats or taking hyperbole to the point where it crosses the line.
Also bear in mind that this is a site where comments are moderated. If you don’t comment frequently or if it’s the first time you comment, it’s going to be held in queue until I approve it. No need to keep reposting! I’ll get to your comments whenever I can.
There is a link called “Rules of the House” over on the right side of the page but in case you haven’t noticed before, here they are along with the change I plan to include:
1. No bashing or excessive criticism of the films.
This includes but is not limited to the quality of performances, writing, direction, story, etc.. If you don’t like the movies or want to use this as a soapbox for your gripes, this site is NOT for you. Gripe away on your own site or where they allow it; don’t do it here. No insults directed at the cast either.
2. No bashing or excessive criticism of George Lucas and his family.
This includes but is not limited to referring to him as “greedy,” “a hack,” “a lousy director,” etc. or cutting comments on his appearance, his family, or anything personal.
3. Commenters must be polite and civil.
There is to be no flaming, trolling, baiting, insults, excessive nitpicking, contrarianism, and all-around smarta–ery directed at other commenters or the webmiss. Save it for Sheldon and the Comic Book Guy.
Even though with Star Wars, it’s inevitable religion and politics will come up, please use common sense when discussing these issues and keep it relevant to the Star Wars universe. There are going to be people of all kinds of beliefs here and we don’t need to be smashing chairs over each other’s heads. If I link to a politically-tinged piece, I will pre-warn you.
There is to be no racist, sexist, or other demeaning language. Keep it clean. Do not swear at other posters or the webmiss.
No threats of violence or wishing violence upon anyone.
Direct threats of violence, rape, murder, or other criminal activity posted on the site or sent privately will be reported to the authorities.
4. No spam or sales pitches
Spam will be instantly deleted. No one is to use comments to sell products/services or to contact commenters privately to sell products/services. If you want to promote your site, make sure it’s relevant AND friendly to Star Wars.
5. No Off-Topic/Irrelevant Posts
If a discussion goes off-topic, I will ask that the conversation continue elsewhere. Off-topic comments/thread-jacking will be deleted.
I know I haven’t always been the strictest enforcer of some of these rules but I plan to repost them periodically here and on the FB page.
Tags: SWPAS housekeeping