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on: August 18, 2011, 22:17

In posting on the Constructive Discourse board, users volunteer to be under heavier moderation to maintain order on both sides of a debate.

Those posting here will be expected to carry out a discussion in a respectful fashion. Personal attacks, excessive profanity, spam, off topic discussion, or any similar behavior is strictly prohibited.

Users who do not respect these guidelines will first be warned, and if the behavior continues, they may be banned from this board temporarily or permanently at the discretion of the moderators.

All users will be expected to follow these rules, but in order to allow dissenting opinions to be openly and fairly discussed, greater expectations will be placed on those on the skeptical side of an argument. Attacking an individual for expressing a minority opinion will not be tolerated in any form. In doing this, we hope to create a place where non-skeptics can become involved in discussion without the possibility of backlash.

In order to maintain complete transparency and to avoid any form of censorship, offending comments will never be deleted, but will be edited to include, “USER HAS BEEN BANNED FOR THIS POST”. If a post content warrants direct moderation in the form of an edit (ex: spam, excessive profanity, obscene images), it will be noted in a similar fashion.

Topics that violate these rules in the initial post may be moved to an appropriate board.

Use of this board is completely voluntary. Non-offending threads will never be move to or from this board unless requested by the topic creator.

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