About Above The Aisle

Above The Aisle was started when a few people who were debating on another forum decided to do something about the ever-increasing polarization of the current political environment. These people wanted to send a message to the Democrats and Republicans that the voters had more choices than the ones that were presented by the those parties. Above The Aisle wants to promote those third-party and independent candidates that give the voter a real choice outside the two major parties. In many cases there won't be such a candidate because many of the accepted third-parties are really just offshoots of one of the majors (i.e. the Constitution Party is almost indistinguishable from the current Republican Party). Above The Aisle also attempts to educate the public in the differences and similarities of the various political parties that are commonly recognized today. The information presented has been gathered from various sources, including the parties' websites, and represents the opinion of the editors of Above The Aisle. Corrections and additions are desired and encouraged. It is the desire of Above The Aisle to eventually become a recognized Political Action Committee. Currently Above The Aisle focuses only on candidates for Nevada races. This will change as we grow.

Moderation Policy

Above The Aisle reserves the right to delete or otherwise remove from access those posts and/or comments that are deemed to be offensive or inappropriate in some fashion. Currently the decision will be that of the site administrator and editors.

Comments made on posts are published upon submission without prior approval, but only registered users are allowed to comment on postings.  If it becomes obvious that too many users are abusing this policy then other procedures for comments will be considered, including requiring approval by moderators before comments are published.

It is hoped that self-moderation will help avoid the need for more draconic measures.  Users have the ability to report comments that they feel should be examined.  Such reports must include a reason that the reported item should be removed.  The act of reporting an item does not remove it immediately, but rather brings it to the attention of those responsible for final review.

User Classifications

Users of Above The Aisle can be put into the following classes:

The assignment of any given user to a class is currently at the discretion of the site adminstrator.  This will change as the site grows in membership and scope.