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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2008, 15:15 
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*Puts on his mod hat*

It has come to my attention that some people have been posting what essentially amounts of peanut gallery comments on the Serious Debate forum. This forum is not for you to air soundbytes without justification or reason. Just because you think your opinion is relevant does not mean that you are entitiled to chime in with little snappy bits of opinion. From now on, I'll be expecting everyone to make sure that when they post on this forum, that they will be posting a relevant, coherent argument, that their claims are backed up by, if not reliable sources, then atleast by common knowledge.

The standards of this forum have to be raised. This is a place for people to address the intelligent opinions of others and present ones of their own in a manner that would be fitting for say, a high school debate club.

From now on, spammers in this forum will be penalised. Spamming in the serious debate forum will be specified as:

-Disagreeing with someone else's opinion without presenting a rebuttal

-Posting an opinion without supporting it either with citations, personal views or any sort of common knowledge or logical analysis, or atleast explaining your opinion.

-Anything completely composed of the words "No you!" or "I agree"

These rules are in effect as of 2:00 PM PST, Sunday, August 30th, 2008. Any violation of the rules set down in this post after that time will be punished.

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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2008, 15:21 
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What would be the punishments for spamming? Not that I'm planning on doing it, but so all the people know what to expect if/when they spam.



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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2008, 15:23 
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I'm a big fan of the three strikes system...

A first offence would be a warning, a second offence gets you another warning, third offence bans you from the SD forum permanently.



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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2008, 21:30 
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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2008, 11:45 
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I think that will help those who might have some confusion as to the penalties.



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