STM Rule Suggestion Thread

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STM Rule Suggestion Thread

Postby Flannel Jesus » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:17 am

I don't really have any rules yet. As of now, I'll just be using my intuition for the most part, trying not to use my moderation powers at all really, except when it's really obviously deserved.

But, I'd like some poster feedback. What sorts of rules would you like to see in this forum?
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Re: STM Rule Suggestion Thread

Postby Flannel Jesus » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:31 am

I'm thinking of adding a rule about the quality of OPs about science or math:

Something along the lines of,
If the main thesis of your OP is a statement of fact about some science or math-related topic, there must be some attempt at justification.
eg the post "Evolution is bullshit" would be deleted as an OP.
But the post, "Evolution is bullshit, and here's why I think that" followed by some attempt at a justification, that wouldn't be deleted.

Is that a reasonable rule?
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Re: STM Rule Suggestion Thread

Postby James S Saint » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:45 am

Suggestions;
1) First and foremost, keep argumentation logic based and ON TOPIC, not about the members.
2) Moderator must be attentive and responsive.
3) Moderator should not fear criticism such as to either respond too much or too little (neither over-sensitive nor blind).
4) Keep threads within the realm of the specific forum, including philosophies regarding Science, math, and technology, not merely mainstream versions (which would inherently include alternatives to the mainstream).

5) Avoid judgments and favor private consultation and immediate post editing.
6) Discuss any issues with those involved BEFORE judgment if judgment is required.
7) If you do not know the whole story for whatever reason, don't try to judge it.
8 ) Allow members to see that moderating is actually occurring, else argumentation will be justly inspired.
9) Expect to be wrong now and then but try to avoid it and openly correct it. Display your integrity.

10) Do NOT make any rules that require balanced emotion or assessment from the moderator, else personal bias and prejudice WILL ensue.
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Re: STM Rule Suggestion Thread

Postby James S Saint » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:14 am

Flannel Jesus wrote:Is that a reasonable rule?

I agree that OP's should include applicable reasoning, not merely assertions of opinion (not that opinion would be disallowed).
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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