Please mind the Rules, Even though we are allowing Debates and Rants, please note we will still be enforcing the rules and these guidelines for this board below
1) Posts must remain respectful of the opinions of others, even if contrary to your own.
2) If you wind up in an argument with another member, please note the moderators will prevent it from derailing the topic or if the argument has no purpose we have the option to lock the topic or delete posts we feel are not within the community guidelines.
3) Mind the Site Rules. While this forum is a bit more lax in regard to topics and flaming, and you can get away with a bit more chest-thumping and phallus-waving here, all of the other original Site Rules still apply. Infractions can and will be handed out, and repeat offenders may see themselves on the outside of the door - again, without warning.
4) Attack the Argument, Not the Individual. It's pretty simple, really. If you want to say So-and-So is making a weak argument or their opinion is incorrect because [blank], then do so in as clear a manner as you are willing and able to do so. That said, we will let things slide up to and not over the point of personal threats. At that point - you guessed it - you will be expelled from this forum. As is already standard practice, personal threats outside of this forum will result in an instant vacation (this includes threats made via Private Message).
5) Race Has No Place Here. It's one thing to discuss politics. It's an altogether different thing to cast aspersions on another human being based on their color. For example, if you hate the illegal immigration crisis, hey - great. Let your voice be heard. But if you're just hell-bent on ranting about Mexicans, or "them *#$&#*$ #$(#&$(#$&," then you do not belong here. This will not be debated; there are no excuses. If a member of the administrator staff deems your post offensive in this regard, your access to this forum will be removed and expect to be banned completely from the Forum.
6) No stalking.
7) The Forum staff has the last word. If the admin/Mod team feels the need to remove any member from this section, we can and will with no warning or explanation