The Great Debate - FORUM RULES!

Discussion in 'The Great Debate' started by Bob Hubbard, May 10, 2005.

  1. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Retired

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    • Founding Member
    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2001
    Messages:
    47,249
    Likes Received:
    764
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Location:
    Land of the Free
    The base rules of MartialTalk are in effect with the following changes:
    - Heat is allowed. Full out assault is not.

    - Sources MUST be cited. Names, dates, locations, etc. in the following format -
    Source : Page : Author : Date : LINK if available.

    - Quoting of sources is acceptable. Full posting is not. Post an excerpt and then link to the full article.

    This is the ONLY place on MT where these debates will be allowed.

    If "debate" breaks out elsewhere, the posts will be stripped and dumped in here with a single redirect posted. If the participants continue to disrupt the non TGD threads, they will be warned/suspended/banned accordingly.

    We reserve the right to amend these rules as needed to allow discussion without turning into an open-warfare flame pit.
     
  2. Brother John

    Brother John Senior Master

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2002
    Messages:
    2,530
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    108
    Location:
    Wichita Kansas, USA
    I'm not really clear on what the purpose of this forum is. ANY debate?? That which I quoted makes it kinda seem like a literary disccusion zone.

    So...anytime I disagree and begin to hash it out with someone (gee, that never happens) then it gets brought here? OR...only when it meets a certain heat-threshold? If it's for ANY debates, then this is going to be one VERY VERY FULL area.

    thanks
    Your Brother
    John
     
  3. Zepp

    Zepp Master of Arts

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    The woods of Marin County, California, USA
    Just to clarify, this forum is intended for "heated" debates, correct? Will disagreements that remain friendly stay in their original forums?
     
  4. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Retired

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    • Founding Member
    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2001
    Messages:
    47,249
    Likes Received:
    764
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Location:
    Land of the Free
    Friendly debates are welcome everywhere. This forum is specifically for those issues surrounding Martial Arts questions that tend to turn -very- ugly.
    - Rank issues
    - Lineage issues
    - Terminology issues

    Non-MA discussion/debates should continue in the Study.

    The idea here is to funnel the other issues to 1 place so that other threads can continue to be productive, and not end up locked everytime 2 or 3 people sidetrack and bang heads.

    We will tweak this as we go. :)
     
  5. Zepp

    Zepp Master of Arts

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    The woods of Marin County, California, USA
    Maybe to prevent confusion you could change the name of this forum to "The Warpath." :D
     
  6. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Retired

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    • Founding Member
    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2001
    Messages:
    47,249
    Likes Received:
    764
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Location:
    Land of the Free
    Land of Confusion?
     
  7. Michael Billings

    Michael Billings Senior Master

    • Advisor
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2002
    Messages:
    3,962
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Austin, Texas USA-Terra
    Jurrasic Park?
     
  8. Ceicei

    Ceicei Grandmaster

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Utah
    Or "The Duels"?
     
  9. arnisador

    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    44,560
    Likes Received:
    432
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Terre Haute, IN
    So, here I can say what I really think about you-know-who?
     
  10. Sarah

    Sarah Senior Master

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,248
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    No, you cant say mean things about me here Arni... :p
     
  11. Makalakumu

    Makalakumu Gonzo Karate Apocalypse

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    13,887
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Thanks for being flexible, Kaith. I think that making a place for this kind of thing is probably a good thing...I think that other countries have done the same with prostitution and marijuana. It will be interesting to see how this goes...
     
  12. Ender

    Ender Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I'm a bit confused. Are these rules for the horror stories forum? or all of the forums? or are they for political discussions? If thats the case I would also suggest the sources be from reliable and un-biased sources. JMO
     
  13. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Retired

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    • Founding Member
    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2001
    Messages:
    47,249
    Likes Received:
    764
    Trophy Points:
    248
    Location:
    Land of the Free
    Those are the rules for this debate forum.
    Rest of MT is under the normal rules.
    Horror Stories rules were also updated, see sticky there.
     
  14. Brother John

    Brother John Senior Master

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2002
    Messages:
    2,530
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    108
    Location:
    Wichita Kansas, USA
    OK.....so that's the first debate then,
    the parameters of this forum subsection.


    Ha!!!

    Your Brother
    John
     
  15. Bammx2

    Bammx2 2nd Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London England
    HA! Finally!

    Keyboards at dawn!!

    and no disagreeing with me...I AM omni-potent!
    Thats right...I said OMNI-POTENT.

    Keyboards?!
    Huh?! Huh?!

    :uhyeah:
     
  16. Sapper6

    Sapper6 3rd Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    940
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    The land of misery
    even more fitting, why don't you name it...

    "The Witchhunt"...?
     

Share This Page