The goal of TLS is to be a positive means of growth for the community. Our readership needs to engage the issues, discuss them respectfully, and hopefully the products of these discussions would be fruitful to help improve the community, even one or two people at a time, for the better. TLS realizes that at times our comment section does devolve into a mean-spirited forum, with name calling and behaviors that, quite frankly, are embarrassing. In fact, many of the opinions that are so negative and filled with a mean-spiritedness, could very well be a catalyst for critically reviewing the positions we all hold – if they were expressed with a little bit more dignity.
After much reflection and guidance of our Daas Torah, TLS has decided that the rancor, name-calling and disrespectful statements are counter-productive to our goals. TLS, therefore makes the following three requests:
1] Let’s try to keep all aspects of normal decent communication – no disrespecting, and degrading anyone. We all know what we have to do.
2] Let us keep the tone of the emotion level down. Cooler heads must prevail. We must distance ourselves from anger. This is what chazal tell us. Let’s keep to it. Everything can be said, it’s how it’s said.
3] Let’s try to act with more respect for people. Everyone is a Tzelem Elokim-created by G-d. Let’s reflect that.
Let us also bear in mind that TLS is read by major news outlets, including Television stations and Newspapers. It is also read by Law-enforcement Officials and higher Authorities. So please, a little respect, common sense and a lot more maturity.
COMMENTS POSTING RULES:
1. Absolutely no personal attacks against any group or individual
2. No gossip, slander or defamation
3. No links to external sites.
4. No words in CAPS
5. No multiple posts of comments
6. No profanity, vulgarity or any foul or inappropriate language
7. No user names communicating any agenda, opinion or message (i.e. “Smash Chasidim”, “Let’s Liquidate Lakewood” or “Orthodox are Hypocrites”) in any form, regardless of quality of comment.
TLS encourages and appreciates healthy comment and robust debate. Please argue sensibly. Please post thoughtfully. Please reply to comments intelligently. Do not use slanderous and/or emotional words, derogatory names and insults (i.e. “moron,” “idiot,” etc.)—any such comment will be deleted immediately.
TLS is not responsible for any comments posted. All comments posted are solely the expressions of opinion by their posters, whether anonymous, named or using pseudonyms. Please contact TLS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel any comment is inappropriate. TLS-------------
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