This is a weekly thread where you can discuss events and happenings in the Middle East that may not have anything to do with the Syrian civil war. All rules still apply, but posts unrelated to the civil war won't be removed.
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Do you have any questions that you're too embarrassed to ask? This is the thread to ask all those questions you've been itching to ask, but haven't had the courage to. Ask away, any doubts, burning questions or confusion that you might have, ask away, lets come together as a community and help each other.
Note: Subreddit rules still apply in this thread.
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Comments must be civil and respectful of other users. Ad hominem attacks, insults, flair-attacks, slander, etc. are impermissible. Do not ridicule opinions, personas, stances, or questions.
The editorializing of titles to conform with these rules (especially tweets) is heavily encouraged. Inflammatory and biased wording is not allowed (incl: "liberate", "terrorist", "hero"). Post/submission titles should thus be as informative and objective as possible. Exceptions can be made for clearly marked quotes from individuals.
Any sort of racism or derogatory group-generalization is not allowed.
Intentionally provocative or baiting comments targeting a particular user or the user-base are not allowed. This includes accusatory and inflammatory wording on comment (like: “butthurt” and “Are you serious?”).
Light and friendly sarcasm is allowed. Excessive or mean-spirited sarcasm or snarkiness is not. Simple cheerposting, be it positive or negative, is not allowed. This includes insulting, judging or cheering for any side (RIP posts are allowed), player, or individual in the war.
Any sort of derailing from the Syrian Civil War or issues directly related to it is not allowed. This includes the inner Turkey-PKK conflict, inner-US politics (“deep state”, the pro-Israel lobby). Exceptions will frequently be made for specific events.
Groups/factions/individuals have to be called as they'd call themselves. See clarification here. There will be no punishment for breaking only this rule.
Dehumanising, death-wishing, and posts disrespecting the dead are not allowed. This includes joking or snarky comments and blame-trading.
Low-quality comments that contribute nothing to the conversation are heavily discouraged and will be removed. Borderline shitposting, strange formatting, memes and jokes, talking/whining about votes and brigades is not allowed unless specifically allowed.
10) Any form of recruitment material concerning any party in the conflict is forbidden. A list of reputable charities can be found in the wiki.
11) AMA Any sort of AMA should be coordinated with the mods beforehand. Do this by sending a modmail.
12) Media Personalities. Focus on their reporting not their private life
13) Timeliness. Don't post old content - exceptions may be made for analysis pieces
14) Alts, baiting user-names, and severe violations may be banned on site