It has been confirmed that Spacebattles is filtering out links to The Sietch.
Discussions with the owner of SB have indicated that they desire a clean break with us and feel that this is a means to that end.
Out of respect for their desire for a clean break we request that our members refrain from violating this unwritten policy.
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Okay everyone! Both @Megadeath and @Abhishekm have been removed from this thread until the staff have dealt with this mess in the morning and their behavior get better.
Until then however this thread is under a zero tolerance on harassment, name calling, and any other form of insult being thrown around just like in the George Floyd Thread and it will remain in such a state until @LordSunhawk deems otherwise.
There are a number of off-topic conversations going on, and some that are close-ish.
Talk about military Juntas are off topic. Start another thread about that. If you are talking about authoritarian things the current administration is doing, that's one thing. Long talks about what other ones did with no tieback to the Biden Administration are another. This includes talks about rigging elections, etc. Talk about that in the relevant thread.
Afghanistan stuff has all been moved to a thread on the Afghanistan Evacuation/Withdrawal, including some stuff that was on topic here. In the future, this thread is only about what the Biden admin is doing on the Afghanistan Withdrawal, not general talk about it.
"Please cut it out with the subtle attacks on character, insults, and repeated attempts to stir things up in general by being unnecessarily rude to other members whom you may disagree with."
To elaborate further, the next time it gets this bad staff will be handing out infractions! You all have been warned too much by @LordSunhawk and other staff members in too short of a span of time to be acting like this.
This is 4th or 5th time staff have had to come in and prune completely off topic material from this thread or deal with a massive derail. Going forward, before you post something, please make the effort to ensure that whatever you're saying is directly related to the actions, proposals, or policies of the Biden Administration. If one of these massive derails happens again, we are going to start removing people from the thread per Rule 2F.
Don't post the picture on the forum. Anywhere. Even censored. We consider even claimed, censored NSFW photos of kids to be TOS violations. If you can see a kid, and the picture is NSFW, it's gone.
Note that the staff isn't saying whether the picture is real or not, that's besides the point. We are going to stay 100% away from any chance of touching CP laws.
We aren't coming down like a Rod from God on this one solely because it was censored and the person made an honest mistake. That's it. No one here gets another mistake.
(Note this is a duplicate of a similar warning in another thread for the same picture).
Note, you are allowed to discuss the photo if you want. That's fine. Just don't post the photo here. Currently, don't post a link either, that's waiting on a Admin telling me whether that's acceptable, and I'm going to bed. So in the meantime, don't post links.