Flattop's History, War & Politics Mission Statement:
"To provide a place where people can discuss history and some current events without the contention, gossip and bickering so common at other message board groups on the Web."
The title of this group is a reflection of what interests me. What I am not interested in is gossip, petty infighting, bashing, personal agendas, flame wars, political partisanship, conformity, mutual admiration societies, racism, bigotry, etc. If you are interested in these things, go somewhere else.
This is a family friendly site, not an adult site.
General Etiquette Rules:
These forums operate on the "honor" principle; they are open to all with very few restrictions on content, but they are moderated to some extent.
Participants on these forums are expected to treat each other with dignity and respect. All participants have the right to engage in heated and even passionate debate. Please remember that an attack on your opinion is NOT an attack on you, personally. Try not to take everything said to heart and you will enjoy yourself more.
However, in order to maintain a proper level of discourse, the following kinds of postings are prohibited:
- Using offensive language or posting offensive pictures
- Launching personal attacks against another participant (insults, racial slurs, trolling, flame wars, etc.)
- Posting blatantly false and/or misleading information (hypothetical situations are not covered by this restriction)
- Posting Spam or Advertising
- Posting unlawful statements (such as death threats)
- And the ever popular: Posting something that really annoys the Moderator
Such postings will be deleted immediately. Individuals who engage in such activity will be publicly warned. Individuals who persist in such behavior will have their posting privileges temporarily or permanently revoked.
We wish to stress, however, especially for the younger folk and their parents, that you may find an occasional swear word on these boards. We urge that if you are under 18 that you ask your parents to join you when you are viewing the boards, so they can explain why some of the debates are sometimes quite heated. Perhaps they can learn some new things as well!
If you find a thread or post that you feel violates the above guidelines, then please post a message on that thread with "Moderator Alert" in the Subject Field and a description of the problem.
or simply do not read that post.
I started this group originally at MSN 9 years ago. In 2008, MSN decided to close its groups down in February 2009, so I moved over here to Yuku. It is the members, by the quality of the content that they post, that make a group great. It is the members who make this site what it is, and to the members I humbly express my gratitude for what you have done to make HWP and now FHWP great.
Here's to a great future!
The Founder and Manager