1. Post #1
    Dennab
    September 2008
    12,027 Posts
    Articles

    - Don't post articles without a source, if it's from a magazine, scan it. If there's only a news video with no accompanying text you may post it.
    - Post English articles only. Google translate will not cut it. If there is no English alternative then don't post it.
    - Articles must not be more than 2 weeks old.
    - Don't post entire articles. Your quote snippet should not go beyond a summary of the story.
    - If there's a breaking news update on TV that hasn't reached the Internet yet, you may post it but be sure to add a source when it's available.
    - Don't post articles from unreliable sources that just blame everything on conspiracy theories.
    - No blogs or articles from blog-type websites (eg. Gawker).
    - Don't post opinion pieces.
    - If you are posting about a contentious issue or your primary source is state media, find at least 2 independent sources for your story.
    - Don't post satire, it is your responsibility to check your sources
    - If articles are posted behind a paywall, you must indicate so and include another source. Do NOT copy the entire article.

    Titles
    - No editorialised titles. If in doubt, use the title from the original article.
    - Don't [tag] your post.
    - Avoid putting "breaking" in your thread title. Feel free to mention in your post if something is breaking if information is sparse.

    Sources

    Make sure to use search, we don't need more than one thread on a news event, even if they're different sources.

    Avoid using the following as a source:
    - Breitbart
    - Daily Mail
    - Daily Mirror
    - InfoWars
    - Natural News
    - The Sun
    - Russia Today
    - The New York Post
    - Project Vertias/James O' Keefe

    If you must use the above sources, or curious about your source -> PM a mod for approval. In general you should be providing multiple sources if you doubt your main source.

    Reading the thread

    If you don't read the article and you make a dumb post about something that was explicitly addressed in the OP, you get banned.
    Shining example: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/115...1#post33939569

    Posts

    - No low-content threads or posts. This includes image macros. - No content? Don't reply
    - Don't post just to put your epic zinger, reference or pun.
    - Don't go off-topic.
    - No reaction GIFs, videos or images.
    - Image marcos that you have made count as replies.
    - Don't reply just to complain that something isn't newsworthy, report it instead.
    - Don't reply just to say the source the OP used is bad without giving any reasons.
    - Don't complain about ratings.
    - Don't post speed tests

    Debates

    - Talking about your own experiences is fine but don't cite a personal anecdote as if it is conclusive and indisputable evidence.
    - Just because somebody debunks a claim doesn’t mean they’re advocating for the opposite claim.
    - Want to pull a Devil's Advocate? Make sure you let everyone know.
    - Don't personally attack or flame other members you are debating a topic with.

    Live / Current / Breaking News Threads

    If you are posting an 'update' in one of these threads, please add at least one of these sources:
    - Livestream (provide a link)
    - Website/Forum (provide a link)
    - TV News (please identify which network(s))
    If you fail to provide a source then you may have a reasonable ban applied for 'speculation'.

    If you are close to the news source please make sure that you are safe before responding.
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  2. Post #2
    garry's Avatar
    September 2001
    13,110 Posts
    Please do not paste entire articles into threads. Link to them instead.

    That means posting a snippet of the article, grab the most important info you see fit. So between two sentences and around a paragraph is a good range. Otherwise you break this rule
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  3. Post #3
    Dennab
    September 2008
    12,027 Posts
    I have removed default ratings from Sensationalist Headlines.

    Rate this post star to express approval.
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  4. Post #4
    I'm halving my usage of math each week.. but, apparently I'll never be able to quit.
    Bradyns's Avatar
    October 2009
    8,440 Posts
    Update:

    Live / Current / Breaking News Threads

    If you are posting an 'update' in one of these threads, please add at least one of these sources:
    - Livestream (provide a link)
    - Website/Forum (provide a link)
    - TV News (please identify which network(s))
    If you fail to provide a source then you may have a reasonable ban applied for 'speculation'.

    If you are close to the news source please make sure that you are safe before responding.
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