TR Emeritus is NOT a no holds barred website

When TR Emeritus (TRE) was revived in 2011, it was our intention to offer the website as a platform where fellow Singaporeans can share information and have healthy discourses over policies that affect our daily lives.

Contrary to popular belief, TRE was never intended to be a no holds barred anti-government or anti-PAP website. TRE has no political affiliation, but we are sympathetic towards the opposition cause considering the apparent bias of the local MSM against alternative political parties.

Our stance have remain unchanged over the years.

Vulgarities and Personal Attacks

Per our AUP and TOS, TRE specifically do not allow vulgarities and personal attacks in comments, although we do try to be flexible at times (on vulgarities) to add ‘color’ to a comment, if it is warranted.

It has been brought to our attention that lately, there have been some ‘new visitors’ who often submit comments filled with vulgarities and resort to personal attacks on the contributors and/or other commentators.

Since moderators are mostly inexperienced part-timers helping in their spare time, some nasty/unwarranted comments were inadvertently allowed to pass through.

We wish to stress that TRE do not condone such comments and even if these comments were allowed to pass through at first moderation, it would be deleted eventually by an editor during daily comments re-check.

These comments are also brought to our attention by our regular readers and contributors who help TRE check for unwarranted contents or comments.

As a rule of thumb, anything that is against social norms, offensive and illegal are not allowed on TRE and will be deleted without fail.

Advise to ‘new visitors’

Please respect the contributors and fellow commentators and adhere to our AUP and TOS.

Feel free to attack the points raised and rebut an argument if you must, but without the vulgarities and personal attacks. Attached below are TRE’s general guidelines on comments.

Guidelines for comments

All comments posted on TRE are subject to moderation regardless of who the commentators are.

1.Any comment containing mainly vulgarity and/or is abusive will not be approved.

2.Any comment that is potentially defamatory will not be approved.

3.Any comment that is deemed to be harassing or bullying in nature will be not approved.

4.Please leave your comment to the relevant article instead of copying and pasting the same comment in multiple articles. Comments seen to be spamming will be removed entirely.

5.Please avoid using all or mostly Upper Case (CAPITAL LETTERS) when writing your comment. It makes reading difficult and will reduce readership to your comment. Such comments will not be approved for sanity sake.

6.Comments from nicks / monikers that are rude, vulgar and abusive will not be approved.

TRE is manned by volunteers who need to sleep, eat, work, and have family / hobby time like you. We endeavor to clear comments in a timely fashion, relying on moderators from different time zones to keep commentaries running.

Please understand that your comments may sometimes take several hours to appear. There is no need to re-send or send disparaging comments to our moderators or editors. This adds to moderators’ workload and slow down the process of vetting comments.

Visitors to TRE are not ‘invisible’

Although TRE do not log your particulars (IP addresses, etc) during your visit to our website, you are still not ‘invisible’ as you would still have to use a local ISP to access the internet and that connection is logged and not secured. You can still be traced if the authorities have grounds to do so.

Even if you use a VPN, you can still be traced as most VPN providers keep server logs and will cooperate with authorities, in accordance with applicable laws. There are very few VPN providers that do not log a user’s particulars like Trust.Zone, so it is better to be safe than sorry.

Please help us keep TRE ‘clean’ so that those who wish to use our platform can do so in a sanitized environment. We trust that our readers are all educated and responsible netizens.

Feedback or complains on TRE’s contents or comments can be addressed to “abuse” via our online webform.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

 

[email protected] Emeritus

 

 

 

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20 Responses to “TR Emeritus is NOT a no holds barred website”

  • Anon:

    Entirely right. Vulgarities and personal attacks have no place in a mature forum that has the potential to be a serious alternative media outlet for Singaporeans.

    Stick to debating policies that affect the lives of Singaporeans; even being anti govt or anti-PAP is not being helpful.

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  • Mayilavosky:

    Salute the spirit and efforts of [email protected] Emeritus.

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  • Heart of glass:

    Thank you TRE.
    We shed help TRE by adhering to their guidelines.
    We wouldnt want people to think sgs are a bunch of stupiaks, correct?.
    Lets make TRE a classy site for us all to share & care ..esp for sgs…with sgs :)

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  • oxygen:

    @ Anon,

    THERE IS NO ANTI-GOVT OR ANTI-PAP post comments in TRE. If Dr Chee Soon Juan is PM and SDP in governance and apply the same policies as we see prevalent in Sinkieland, we would also give them the same ‘WHACKING” of the debating cane.

    “Stick to debating policies that affect the lives of Singaporeans; even being anti govt or anti-PAP is not being helpful.”

    Your perspective as stated above is presumed of one-sided of your preferred flavour. If “Gonad Trump” from across the ocean is here in Sinkieland instead of the PAPpys, he will get worst from me at least.

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  • PAP even BLAME God!:

    Thank you. I need to be reminded when the fire in me lights up once in a while.

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  • Strawberry flavoured condom:

    Yes,even disparaging remarks against IB should not be tolerated.

    Mod: Comments are moderated according to our AUP and TOS, not based on who the poster is.

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  • Burger King included:

    No more boring anti PAP articles from him,yay!!

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  • LIONS:

    Hardcore vulgarities are a turn-off but i sometimes feel that a light touch of “soft porn” can go a long way to bring a message across?

    What i abhor is debased HYPOCRISY; it is even more nauseating than vulgarities???

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  • LIONS: Hardcore vulgarities are a turn-off but i sometimes feel that a light touch of “soft porn” can go a long way to bring a message across?

    What i abhor is debased HYPOCRISY; it is even more nauseating than vulgarities???

    Per the editorial, enforcing of the vulgarity rule is flexible if it would add color to a comment.

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  • robert teh:

    While it is appreciated your team has set certain rules to enable citizens to discuss and debates constructively rather than to be opposed to or anti-PAP, it is also clear that such rules do not become an excuse to curb reasonable discourse on policies affecting citizens’ lives and future.

    Let me quote an example, supposed someone pointed out in his posts or comments under any topics that Singapore has been run like a legal dictatorship with the establishment using laws and power to enrich and protect itself rather than the people it is supposed to serve as rightly highlighted by the Brexit or Trump, will you be too afraid to allow such a post or comment.

    I have several posts so far deleted or disallowed all because in my view your rules are like rubble bands stretchable to curb discussions or discourse touching on major mistakes in our governance.

    I am suggesting that you do not set rules which are too rubberly or stretchable to avoid offending the establishment. It is time not to have too many rules curbing freedoms of expressions or pointing out major root cause of our current high-cost of living or doing business.

    Surely you can understand how active citizens feel at their reasonable posts being deleted so often because of such “timid” administrators too afraid of being ticked off by the rulers.

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  • Nathan:

    Not happy, don’t post. Same thing here applies to TRE, scare just close shop. And return my donation of 20 grands.hahaha. And don’t resort to dirty tricks just to prove you are your job to the government. And stop blocking my plug-in.

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  • zultan:

    Bravo TRE! You have every right to set rules and you should.

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  • Sceptic:

    Apart from the obscene language, there are quite a lot of wild statements being made on this site on a regular basis.

    It portrays netizens to be irresponsible and contrary to what many netizens seem to think, it does nothing to advance your pet causes.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @TRE. Thr GD star rating is not working. Please check. Thank you.

    Tech: It is working on my end. Please use a browser with Flash and Java enabled. Thank you.

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  • I Support PAP!:

    I am glad that the TRE team wrote to clarify.
    Actually, i have observed that your site allows Pro PAP comments also.
    This is testament that TRE is democratic.

    As a PAP voter and supporter, I hope TRE will write more pro establishment articles.

    For example, now that water hike generates some dissent, lets write somethings to sugar coat the bitter medicine.

    Lets rally behind our esteemed leaders and be united as 1.

    1 Party, 1 Country, 1 Nation, 1 People.

    All we need is 1.

    Yours Truly
    Die-hard Supporter
    PAP Forever!

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  • TRE said so:

    TRE said , quote :
    Visitors to TRE are not ‘invisible’
    Although TRE do not log your particulars (IP addresses, etc) during your visit to our website, you are still not ‘invisible’ as you would still have to use a local ISP to access the internet and that connection is logged and not secured. You can still be traced if the authorities have grounds to do so.

    unquote.

    By the above, does it include the possibility of selling our info ?
    Don shoot me. Just asking an intellectual question.

    Tech: TRE do not log your info, so there is nothing to sell.

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  • No Holes Bored?:

    But the real question begging to be asked is, is it no holes bored ?

    I am happy there are hikes whole islandwide.
    It shows how rich singaporeans are.

    I ,for one, earn good money working full time based on connections,collecting millions and during some of my spare time, i work part time earninga lucrative 16k a month. All for talking and wayang.

    So,all these hikes are too little to put a dent on my pocket.

    So, i support all the hikes.

    Now i have valid reasons to charge more even as water price only increased 30%, i can charge more than that. Who is to know i actually profit more with price hikes?

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  • Bernard K:

    Strawberry flavoured condom:
    Yes,even disparaging remarks against IB should not be tolerated.

    Mod: Comments are moderated according to our AUP and TOS, not based on who the poster is.

    Burger King included:
    No more boring anti PAP articles from him,yay!!

    Hahaha. On your dying bed, your last words would be ‘I miss Burger King’. Sigh! Girlies and Pansies what will you ever be good for? Dont worry la, Daddy busy now, will be back.

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  • Spurm:

    Even the garment has been penetrated.
    So, TRE can be hacked too.

    Tech: Thee is no full-proof system. Any system can be hacked.

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  • Shittytimes Rejects In TRE:

    In that case TRE should close down and stop wasting people’s time.

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