Blog Policy and Guidelines
First, I want LBF to be a constructive place on the web for Lebanese people. I realize the current hot topic is Hariri and Syria and it is an emotional time. Everybody has the right to speak about this topic here, of course. But I hope we will exchange our opinions and/or personal thoughts on a wide-range of topics while expressing the willingness to engage one another regardless of our background and what those opinions or thoughts may include. In this spirit, we are each as Lebanese as the other even if we see things differently. We are equals, in other words. Besides, if we each have the same opinion it won't be as interesting.
I look forward to inviting every Lebanese blogger to participate here. We will get in a better rhythm as some time passes. It's all so new still! But it's very exciting.
So, with the help of Eve and co-opting the policy of a Lebanese yahoo group she directed me to, I've decided to apply a few simple guidelines to ensure civility and constructiveness (; and I am fully aware I'm guilty of flying off the handle earlier, so I want to ensure that doesn't happen again).
So here it is!
Please refrain from uploading political pages or parties or links to them. News is no problem, polls either bas khaleh il a7zeb bil bet a7ma la2im w 2awis. However, hyper-linking is encouraged for sourcing in the context of one's own words. Refrain from personal attacks and be respectful of the opinion of others when engaging one another to ensure a constructive exchange of ideas. We are Lebanon, and we will be representing Lebanon online. Only blog in pajamas once a day.
See it as Cyber-Ambassadorship. So, dress well and use good cyber-hygiene! I'm open to adding a couple things if they are precise and important, but this will be the operating basis of LBF from this day forth. I apologize for not having one immediately when it was started.
Lets spread the Lebanese Love
i've put a list of the contributors thus far at the end of the sidebar. if you think they should be at the top of the bar (i couldn't decide which was best), make your voice heard...if you like where they are, stay silent.