Welcome to the Discussion Boards of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy!
These Discussion Boards are intended to share information, and to encourage discussion and debate, about topics and issues related to democracy and democracy education. We welcome your participation, either as a casual observer or as an active member of the National Center community.
In order to ensure that the Discussion Boards provide an environment of tolerance and mutual respect for different and sometimes conflicting perspectives, we have established the following guidelines for participation:
Anyone is free to read materials in the Discussion Boards, but you must register in order to contribute, or to respond to a posting. Please limit yourself to one login account; registering multiple accounts is not permitted.
Please make sure that your postings are on-topic, and avoid inflammatory or confrontational language. Insults and personal attacks will not be tolerated – period.
The Discussion Boards administrators and moderators reserve the right to edit or delete postings considered offensive, threatening, or obscene. Do not post material – either your own or a third party’s – that is abusive, vulgar, slanderous, or pornographic, or that may violate any applicable laws.
Before you establish a new discussion topic, please use the Search tool to make sure that a similar topic does not already exist. The Discussion Boards administrators and moderators reserve the right to edit, split, merge, close or move threads in order to prevent overlapping discussions, to reduce clutter, or for any other reason.
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Discussion Boards administrators and moderators are solely responsible for determining whether any posting violates these guidelines, and for resolving conflicts quickly and fairly. This may include restrictions not listed here, including revoking membership, if deemed necessary. If you feel an administrator has been unfair in his/her actions, you are welcome to discuss the problem with the moderator in question or send a private message to an administrator.