Who can join? Put simply: Jews. We are using the progressive, hippie, weirdjews/Law of Return wide-net casting definition of "Jews" here, but still, Jews. While there's really no surefire way to enforce this (we're not paying for your genealogist, sorry), we're counting both on the honor system and on the fact that your moderators have some pretty serious Jew-dar. Really. So don't fuck with us.
It doesn't matter if you are a member of any other ONTD communities or not. If you enjoy Jewish political news and discussion, join and feel free to post anything that pertains to Jewish current events, politics, or shenanigans. (Celebrity
HOWEVER, membership is moderated. We do not approve journals that have been recently created, nor journals that have little activity.
Bannable offenses: The following acts will get you banned without question.
Taking an argument to a personal journal
What will get me a warning?
Once you've posted something, don't delete it. This goes for front page posts and comments. If you really need to delete something for urgent reasons, contact a moderator for permission. Flouting this rule will result in a warning or ban, depending on the severity of the situation and previous behavior.
What should I post? Any news that relates to politics, nation of origin does not matter. News, just in general, is also allowed. Anything from the separation of church and state, to the economy, to abortion, to the war in Iraq, to censorship, to gay rights, to religious news, to science, to international politics, all topics are welcome. However, it should have some relevance to current events. Shocking crime stories are better suited to ontd_crime. Not sure if it is worth posting? Submit your post anyways and a mod will decide.
Tag your entries. Basic info like "economy", "gay rights", or "environment" makes it easier to find later. You can also tag based on prominent political figures/parties/movements involved and/or the state/country involved. If you need a tag that isn't available, contact thecityofdis or rosicrucian.
Trigger warnings: Please put any stories about topics like abuse, sexual assault, murder, etc, under an LJ-cut specifying that the entry may be triggering for some. (Read more about triggers here.) In addition, violent images must be placed under a cut with a clear warning.
Can I post the 20 articles I just read on AP/CNN/Yahoo? HELL NO. Pick posts that are interesting. Do not post things just to post things. Limit yourself. As a general guideline mods only like to see the same person on the front page 2-3 times, any more than that is SPAM POSTING. THIS IS YOUR WARNING, you will be temporarily banned if you are caught spam posting. The mods do not care if your 7 posts in the queue are at all interesting, it is irritating to see a member submit articles within a few minutes of each other.
Sources: Please source the permanent link and do not just link to CNN.com's Main Page. Posts must be from a legitimate source (mods will decide). Check your source, if we reject it with "bad source" STOP. DO NOT PASS GO. If a mod rejects your posts, DO NOT RESUBMIT IT. If we say the source is biased, go look for an unbiased one. Do not link to an article you wrote (This has happened). This is not your personal journal.
I've posted a long article. Should I LJ-cut it? YES. If your article is longer than a page length, put the majority of it behind a cut. It would also be a good idea to bold the important bits, it only takes a few "tl;dr" comments to figure out why you should.
Can I hotlink pictures? NO. Upload to TinyPic if you do not know where to upload pictures to. Posts with hotlinking will be deleted 24 hours after a warning from a mod.
Can I advertise other communities? No. Sorry.