Well, tomndeb* said I should feel free to bring up the recommendation here so, here I go:
Simply, I think that the Debates forum should be reserved for debates. If someone feels the need to share their religious epiphany with everyone, but doesn’t want to have it be a big war, they should have a place for that (MPSIMS perhaps.) And similarly, if I want to engage in a debate, I should be able to go to GD and know that anything there is looking for cited/considered and pointed opinions. Simply reserving it as the place for fights makes it just be the Pit, but without profanity.
And similarly, while I can see that it appears good to say that anything particularly flammable should just be nipped in the bud and shoved over to GD or the Pit, I’m not really sure how one is actually “nipping it in the bud” by doing that. If a thread is going to become beflamed, then it just is. Having it sit in the wrong forum for an extra half hour doesn’t really hurt anything. If a Witnessing thread is probably to become a target of attack, it doesn’t really hurt to wait until it does start being attacked to move it.
And of course, per tomndebs appraisal, we’re all kind, friendly people who don’t make problems now so…
Oh, and can we get pizza in the cafeteria?
- Whose name I think I just parsed for the first time… Tom n’ Deb? He’s two people! :eek: No wonder I lose.