|Announcements in Forum: The Debate Room|
world renowned whogivesafuckologistretired moderator
18th Feb 2010 at 7:00 AM
Debate Room Rules & GuidelinesWelcome to the Debate Room! This is your opportunity to debate intelligently with other forum members about relevant topics and current events. Before you post, please read the following rules and guidelines:
This is the Debate Room
This is the Debate Room--not the Angrily Say Whatever You Want Room, not the Personal Soapbox Room, and definitely not the Argument Room. The Debate Room is supposed to be an opportunity for everyone to come together and discuss things civilly and intelligently, making points, presenting evidence, and listening to what others have to say in a polite and respectful manner, even if you don't agree with them.
Debate Room Ettiquette
Starting a Debate Thread
If you are ever unsure about whether a topic is okay for the Debate Room, feel free to Private Message a staff member before posting for clarification: jhd1189, whiterider, HystericalParoxysm, or Delphy.
Obey Staff Directions!
Like regular users, site staff (users with coloured badges under their names) can be debated with when posting on a topic in the Debate Room, and staff must follow the same debate guidelines as everyone else. We like to participate in debates sometimes, just like regular users.
However, if a staff members tells you to get back on topic, to stop posting about something, to be nice to your fellow posters, to vacate a thread, or ANY other direction regarding your conduct, that is not up for debate! Our staff have discretion to enforce the rules as written as well as use their judgment when things come up that fall outside of the rules. If a moderator does something that you don't like, well... tough. This is a privately owned and operated site, and if you disobey directions given to you by staff, you can be removed from the Debate Room, or the site entirely - permanently if necessary.
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