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Below I'm quoting the 13 "DOs" listed in the Daily Kos 'Rules of the Road":

  1. Remember that there are real people on the other end of your communication, along with thousands of others who may read but never reply.
  2. Value the norms of a “reality-based community.” Support your arguments with links to supporting documents and original source materials. Such original sources should be credible news and information sites.
  3. Strive to be accurate. Use trustworthy sources. If a claim seems especially exciting, but isn’t widely reported, take a moment to check your work and verify the facts you can. And if you find out you made a mistake, own it and correct it. If commenters are skeptical, take their concerns seriously. Don’t be a part of spreading Fake News or conspiracy theory.
  4. Keep in mind the formal site mission: “Daily Kos fights for a progressive America by empowering its community and allies with information and tools to directly impact the political process.”
  5. Bring first-person accounts or reportage of progressive political organizing in your community to the site, via stories or comments. We need your help developing a 176,000-precinct strategy!
  6. Respect the opportunity provided here for interaction. If you publish a story, try to reply to comments. If you comment, make it relevant to the issue at hand, and be prepared to continue the discussion.
  7. Participate in Community stories or Open Threads to get to know some of your associates.
  8. Make use of the many and varied resources (e.g. the Knowledge Base) for navigating the site successfully. Images, embeds, resources–the more the merrier.
  9. Investigate Daily Kos Groups for activism, education, and camaraderie.
  10. Be generous in praise, encouragement, and positivity. Make new people feel welcome, remind old timers that you appreciate their work. Drop in a nice comment and recommend positive contributions.
  11. Read the whole comment or story before recommending. And base your recommending decisions not on who wrote it, but on how positive a contribution to the discussion it is.
  12. Fight hard but fight fair. Write an argument, not an attack. Remember, other people are just as passionate, committed, and ornery as you are. That’s supposed to be an advantage for us, right? Democrats boast about having a big tent. Learn from those who oppose you; let their challenges help you formulate your positions more clearly and draw upon better evidence.
  13. Accept that reasonable people may in the end still disagree.

Variations of some/all of them may be used in User:RobLa/BResp.