Debate Forum Basic Rules and Guidelines:
1 - Personal insults of other members will not be tolerated.
If you wish for other people to respect your points of view, then you must also respect theirs. Remember, we debate issues here, not individuals. If you cannot present your position on an issue without resorting to insults, then there's a good chance that your position is not very strong to begin with.
2 - Keep foul language to a minimum.
This forum is open to all ages, and while swearing sometimes helps to get a point across, posts laden with curse words will be edited and possibly deleted so that they remain suitable for younger members to read.
3 - Stick to the subject.
This is not a chat forum, and threads are periodically pruned to eliminate "spam." If your post does not contribute to the topic in any way, it will be deleted. If you wish to carry on a friendly conversation with another member, please do so using Private Messages.
You may post a link to another site that addresses the thread topic, but any link that has nothing to do with said topic will be removed.
4 - Informal debates.
Not every topic in this forum needs to be a social controversy. If you wish to debate whether Mighty Mouse can beat Superman in a thumbwrestling match, feel free to do so. But be warned, some threads might be moved to other forums where they might be more suitable.
For example, if you wish to debate what a certain celebrity wore to an awards ceremony, there's a good chance that your thread will be moved to Celebrity News and Gossip, or Fashion and Beauty Forum.
Virtually every thread on this site contains a debate of some kind, but that does not mean that every thread belongs in Debate Forum. If that were the case, then Debate would be the only forum on here. So please be selective about your topics.
5- Duplicate posts will be removed.
Also, back-to-back posts will be merged together into a single post. If you wish to quote multiple members in your post, there is a "Multiquote" button at the bottom of every post which allows you to quote two or more members in a single post.
6- Do not post pornography or any other kind of graphic imagery.
7- Take advantage of this forum!
This forum provides an excellent learning opportunity by allowing open-minded people to see things from the viewpoints of others. You may take any position you like on an issue, but be prepared to back up your opinion with facts.
The internet can be an invaluable learning tool ... if you're prepared to use it as such.
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