As the title of the board suggests, this is the place for serious discussions like religion, politics, and other controversial opinions or ideas. Since I have a pretty good idea how much of a hotbox this place could turn into, this board will be rigidly moderated.
Keep it Civilized
If you cannot keep your head here, then don't post. You'll get banned. In addition to the regular rules of the forum
, everyone needs to read and abide by the following guidelines:No Trolling, No Baiting
The mods can tell the difference between something legitimate and a topic you're posting just to incite rage. If you have an idea for a thread that you aren't sure whether to post or not for fear of being banned, PM a moderator and ask or post in this thread.No Sweeping Generalizations"All republicans are..."
and "All homosexuals are..."
are not good ideas for a topic or post.
There's a difference between a heated discussion and a fight. If you start getting into it with another member, you'll both be banned. Keep on topic, respect different opinions, and play nicely.
Attacking a subject or topic is not the same as attacking an individual. Understand the difference before making posts here, because while tearing an argument down is fine, doing the same to a member will get you banned.
It's up to the moderator as to what punishment is dolled out to rule breakers, but you are more likely than not going to be banned if you break the rules here. Temporary bans won't be up for repeal.
EDIT: I've removed the specialized rules for this board except for the Keep it Civilized
rule. This makes things a lot less confusing for members who want to discuss politics and religion.