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Category 6 - Breaking news + deep dives on weather, climate, and air quality

Due to the high amount of traffic that Dr. Jeff Masters' and Bob Henson's Blog receives, a special community standard has been established for the blog. The following list comprises the "Rules of the Road" for Category 6..

  1. Keep it civil. Personal attacks or disputes, bickering, flaming, misinformation and general trollish behavior will not be tolerated. Disagreements are fine, but keep them civil and short.
  2. Keep conversations on topic and avoid adult-only topic themes. Our site is open to users of all ages, so please respect others.
  3. No hate speech of any kind is allowed.
  4. Foul or obscene language or content of any kind is not allowed.
  5. Threats and intimidation will not be tolerated, and behavior of this type which extends into the real world will be dealt with by extreme action.
  6. No monomania.
  7. Posting comments which contain links to external sites is allowed, but please keep the number of links to a maximum of 10-12. Links should also be relevant to the blog topic and/or discussion topic at hand.
  8. No hot linking external or copyright images without the image owner's permission.
  9. Do not circumvent a ban. Most bans last a few days or less, please accept the ban. If you create a new username to circumvent a ban, you will be blocked from the site completely.
  10. No comments that contain only personal notes such as, "Good Morning!", or "You've got mail, X".
  11. Do not "1st!", "1st post!", or any of the numerical/linguistic derivatives. This is a worthless use of blog space.
  12. No spamming.
  13. No spamming.
  14. Seriously, no spamming. Spamming includes but is not limited to, trying to sell products, trying to solicit traffic for your own blog, trying to solicit traffic for other commercial entities, etc. Do not post links to your own site unless they are directly relevant and even then, use sparingly.
  15. Political comments are allowed, as long as they're in reference to science, science policy, or the blog topic.
  16. Do not quote content which violates the Rules of the Road.


Tips

Do not enter games of one-upmanship with trolls or bloggers you find to be annoying. You will be banned along side them, as your verbal jousts consume the space and time everyone else is sharing. If you come across a troll or another blogger whom you find to be irritating, please use the site reporting tools and block them.

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Note: Category 6 is a forum for our members to express their opinions and ideas. Wunderground Terms of Service and general Community Standards still apply.

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