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    Changes to The Political Forums

    A number of new and exciting changes have been made to the Political Forums.


    1) New discussion rooms have been created:
    • The Political Science Room
    • The Gender, Sexuality, and Race Room
    • The Health and Medicine Room
    • The Technology Room

    2) The Infraction Room has been set up. It's a sort of time out, a go to your room, a sit in the corner kind of place.
    If, after moderation requests and warnings, you receive an infraction, then automatically for a 24 hour period, while you will be able to read the rest of the forum, you will be restricted to posting to just The Hole.


    3) The forum areas have been reorganized as you can see if you go to The Political Forums. The areas have different expectations and moderation.
    The Political Forums and Politics and News are for freer discussion and light moderation--as it has been with the same rules and guidelines.

    Other Discussions are for more serious discussion and stricter moderation. The rules apply but, on the positive side, we will also require that all posts make a contribution be it information, question or argumentation, and on the negative side we will not allow trolling, inflammatory remarks, personal attacks, or off-topic comments.


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    could you explain what an infraction is?

    I kept getting infracted for pointing out lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthmatters View Post
    could you explain what an infraction is?

    I kept getting infracted for pointing out lies.
    could you explain what an infraction is?
    An infraction is an action taken for violating forum rules: The Political Forums Revised Rules and Regulations. Unless the violation is egregious, warnings are given first, and if they're not followed in a reasonable manner, then an infraction might be issued.

    I kept getting infracted for pointing out lies.
    One of the rules states "General discussion of forum rules and moderation is fine in public, but questions and challenges involving moderator actions must be communicated via PM." Thus, this is a friendly warning that if you want to discuss your personal issues with moderation you need to do so in PMs and not online.

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    Members,

    The forum will be temporarily shut down at 11:15pm EST to reorganize several subforums.

    We anticipate the closure to last no longer than ten minutes.

    Thank you,

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    Correction, the shut down will occur at 11:30 or later. The nightly backup is taking longer than usual.

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    Since our web server is particularly sluggish tonight, I will try again tomorrow evening.

    Thank you for your patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADMIN View Post
    Since our web server is particularly sluggish tonight, I will try again tomorrow evening.

    Thank you for your patience.

    Come out and show your face , you varlet .
    We will do battle on the heath at dawn tomorrow . You bring your back-up . I don't need any .

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    Welcome back. I should be able to show up at dawn tomorrow- before I go to bed. A duel should be great fun. But not very taxing.

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    I haven't been anywhere yet ( I don't count my weekly trip to the horse eating French And Belgians) , though this time next week I should be in Belarus ( Minsk) .
    I have Friday at dawn free for a duel and like yours , our Government does not tax them .
    I should warn you that I have fought twice with swords --- at the age of about 11 , I scratched a friend's eye sufficiently that he was hospitalised ( no lasting damage but I had a very painful posterior for some time). No masks and no permission to use the epees
    About three years later I managed to scrape another friend's expensive piano ---- whilst we were duelling , --- and never received another home visit invitation .
    That friend moved shortly after and I have never heard from him since . Not sure about cause and effect though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carygrant View Post
    I haven't been anywhere yet ( I don't count my weekly trip to the horse eating French And Belgians) , though this time next week I should be in Belarus ( Minsk) .
    I have Friday at dawn free for a duel and like yours , our Government does not tax them .
    I should warn you that I have fought twice with swords --- at the age of about 11 , I scratched a friend's eye sufficiently that he was hospitalised ( no lasting damage but I had a very painful posterior for some time). No masks and no permission to use the epees
    About three years later I managed to scrape another friend's expensive piano ---- whilst we were duelling , --- and never received another home visit request .
    That friend moved shortly after and I have never heard from him since . Not sure about cause and effect though .
    Sounds like a great time. Let me know when you are back from Minsk. Well shall set up a grand duel. You bring the weapons- I'll bring the booze.

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