1. Cultural Settlement - Feudal Japan

    Arising from the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan, the clan of Akechi Mitsuhide has requested your help.
    As the Daimyo of his village, it is your task to lead the Feudal Japan to prosperity! Detailed information here!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Changelog 1.156

    Hello Queens and Kings,
    The update to 1.156 will take place on Wed, July 10, 2019. There will be a short period of downtime during the update, we apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time.
    For the detailed description of the upcoming changes, please see the details here.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. GvG Improvements

    Hello Queens and Kings,
    We'd like to keep you updated on what we're planning to do, as we're about to get started on implementing the following improvements, and would love to hear some community insight into if you feel these additions address some of the fundamental issues GvG faces.
    For the detailed description of the upcoming changes, please see the details here.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Changelog 1.157

    Hello Queens and Kings,
    The update to 1.157 will take place on Wed, July 24, 2019. There will be a short period of downtime during the update, we apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time.
    For the detailed description of the upcoming changes, please see the details here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Debate Hall Rules

Discussion in 'Debate Hall' started by Hellstromm, Jun 5, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hellstromm

    Hellstromm Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    The Debate Hall has additional rules over and above the Forum Rules, precisely because of the nature of debate:

    [​IMG]

    Rule #1 --- RESPECT (No personal insults or ad hominems)
    Rule #2 --- The Original Post (OP) defines the parameters of discussion, within reason
    Rule #3 --- Posts must be legible (no spam, no incoherent rambling)
    Rule #4 --- 15 Page Rule (a thread will be locked after 15 pages, 150 total posts)
    Rule #5 --- No Conspiracy Theories
    Rule #6 --- No Religion vs Science Debates (fallacy)
    Rule #7 --- No Bashing or Hate-Directed Discussions
    Rule #8 --- No Spam or Off-Topic Comments
    Rule #9 --- No plagiarism (avoid copyright infringement, post only a portion of an article and cite your source).


    Recommended topics include:

    • Topical (newsworthy) issues
    • Events that are troubling us as a Human Race
    • Events that are troubling the Earth and its creatures
    • Theme-oriented topics (a monthly event)
    • Op-Eds that do not revolve around the lockable issues
    • In-depth/esoteric debates

    Recommended actions:

    • Report Violations --- If a violation is committed or suspected, do NOT reply and instead use the reporting system to report the alleged violation. Let the moderators manage and enforce the community's rules.
    • References --- Provide reputable links, cite your sources, list your references, quote and provide attribution.
    • Limited use of Logical Fallacies --- logical fallacies should be kept to a minimum. Intentional and excessive use of logical fallacies is discouraged.
    • Use the Reputation System --- Reputation is an excellent means to pose agreement/disagreement without having to spam a thread with one-liners like, "I agree" and "QFT."
    • Be Friendly --- If you are unable to be friendly, be courteous. If you are unable to be courteous, be professional. Debates have the potential to become heated, but it is your responsibility to keep a lid on your emotions.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 10, 2017
  2. Hellstromm

    Hellstromm Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Reminder

    Hi All,

    Just a reminder that the Debate rules and Forum rules are still in effect. Please reread the rules and report any violations. Particularly, do not publicly respond to a post you deem is in violation of these rules, as it derails discussions and serves no great purpose. Let's work together and support each other to ensure the Debate Hall remains a viable form of entertainment and an outlet for social interaction. We don't all have to agree, we just need to remember all of us have feelings and can be hurt by insensitive remarks that may seem humorous at the moment.

    Thanks,
    Hellstromm
    Community Manager
     

Top
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.