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D&CA Wiki Ethos

To provide a well detailed, dynamic (i.e. ever-developing) concise and easily navigable system that informs, guides and helps users, new and old, by being a resourceful source of information for the broad spectrum of discussions involved in the Debate and Current Affairs Forum.

Debate & Discussion Etiquette

How To Behave

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General Rules

Do not reply to posts with personal insults, or make personal remarks

Flaming and inappropriate provoking will be punished severely; If provoked inappropriately, report the post, your reply to the post will still be subject to the same rules. This includes calling someone an idiot, or stupid, or being racist, or threatening. If someone makes a personal insult to you, please report it and do not respond unnecessarily. Moderators will deal with it.

Do not spam

This includes posts: Which boil down to "God doesn't exist LOL!" when for the purpose of the argument the OP has assumed that God does. Which merely contain smilies, or "Cool story bro" or similar internet memes. Which consistently attack SPAG / typos rather than addressing the argument. Off topic and pointless posts are subject to deletion and warnings. Unreasonable multiple posting by the same user simply to bump the thread. Posts must contribute to the discussion; one word responses do not do so.

Please consider other users when posting

Do not use text speak. Use clear English providing a translation if using a foreign language. Avoid overly large fonts, difficult to read colours, and extremely long chunks of text. Learn to use the spoiler tags. The mods will edit your post and you may well be warned if they need to do so repeatedly.

Do not post anything that may incriminate you for "glorifying" or "inciting terrorism"

Celebration or glorification of troop/resistance fighter deaths or troop/resistance fighters' successes will be removed. While posting news articles or engaging in frank discussion is welcome, language that may be viewed as celebratory should be avoided. Incitement, advocacy or suggestion of activities illegal under UK law will all be removed and warned severely.

Anti-Semitism/Racism/White-Supremacism

Will not be tolerated, and considered either offensive and/or trolling. Discussion on these topics is allowed, preaching is not, nor is incitement.

Do not copy and paste long articles without...

..providing your source. ..providing your own opinion in your own words. Write your own arguments yourself. Excessive copying and pasting of long articles without a good reason may lead to deletion of your posts.

Contributions to the forum should be in the interest of discussion and debate

Do not post if you don't want to discuss or have your views challenged, and don't get upset when this occurs. If you have no intention of discussing the topic in a mature manner, then this is not the place for you.

All other TSR rules still apply

See Faq on Rules

Posts

Make every effort to backup all argument with as much factual and/or source evidence as possible. You are discouraged from posting one word or one sentence replies.

Official Threads

Certain topics, such as 'The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict', have their own official thread to prevent the forums from being cluttered up, use them. Certain events in current affairs will result in a lot of discussion and interest on the subject. At these times it is likely a thread will be created and stickied in order to facilitate this discussion in without cluttering up the subforum with countless threads; Please use them.

Other

Do not ask/beg for reputation. Do not post your email, phone number, or advertise. When linking articles and videos, make sure it is appropriate and obeys TSR's rules. Do not post your warning, or complain about it, in the threads, use the moderation contact as below. Aggravating other users will be taken seriously, try to respect other people's beliefs and views even if you disagree with them.

Your attention is drawn more to the spirit of the rules than their precise wording.

The moderators will not be bound by the rules if they feel that someone is attempting to exploit a loophole.

If you have a problem with moderation in D&D you should post in Ask A Moderator with your query, and someone will get back to you. Never PM moderators regarding moderation issues.

Moderation

Any post or thread that breaks the rules will be subject to moderation. If this happens, one or more of these things will happen:
  • Your post will be removed or edited to get rid of the offending content.
  • You may receive an 'Alert' - this is a polite way of informing you that you have broken a rule, and gives you the chance to learn from it.
  • You may receive a 'Warning' - this is a strict way of informing you that you have broken a rule. Gain at least 15 warning points overall at any time, and you will be banned temporarily from TSR. Repeat offences, or posting material that warrants it, will result in a permanent ban from TSR.

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Sections in Debate and Current Affairs

Current Affairs

Got a breaking news topic or want to post the most recent issues for sensible, on-topic discussion? This is the forum for you.
Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
Charlie Gard: Death threats sent to Great Ormond Street staff 1 minute ago Replies: 0
Muslim sues school for asking her not to wear burka on premises 3 minutes ago Replies: 91
Are you for or against the state of Israel. And why? 6 minutes ago Replies: 63
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UK Politics

Discuss issues related to the politics of the UK, such as the actions of any MP, any current or potential law, or any other factor affecting the British political system.
Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
Second EU Referendum? 1 minute ago Replies: 0
The old forgotten left- Patriotic left wingers 21 minutes ago Replies: 21
Labour backflip on tuition fees? 33 minutes ago Replies: 34
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Society

Discuss issues that have a social and cultural impact, including but not limited to issues such as racism, teenage pregnancies, the social impact of religion, and the state of the education system.
Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
Question to liberals: Why should drugs be decriminalized? 1 Hour Ago Replies: 21
If you could change one thing about society.. 1 Hour Ago Replies: 301
What are the pros and cons of Western society? 2 hours ago Replies: 7
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Religion

Discuss religious, spiritual, and theological issues concerning all the major world religions and even those more ambiguous beliefs. From debates on systems of beliefs and coherence of theology and definition, to just making conversation in the respective religions' society chat threads - it is all found in the Religion sub-forum.


Philosophy

Discuss the merits and deficiencies of political theories and philosophical questions. Whether you have an inkling to discuss the age old philosophical questions or simply enter into a debate regarding the coherence of a certain philosophical standpoint, the Philosophy sub-forum accommodates this and more.
Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
We need to find the answer 2 days ago Replies: 1
Only organ donors should be allowed to receive an organ? 2 days ago Replies: 169
Murder: If you could get away with it, would you? 3 days ago Replies: 134
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International

Discuss events occurring around the world, relations between countries, or actions of any group or organization with an international focus.
Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
Does anyone here believe 9/11 was an inside job? 7 minutes ago Replies: 108
It's official, the UK is the gayest nation in Europe! 8 hours ago Replies: 238
North Korea gives man 15 years hard labor hoax 8 hours ago Replies: 0
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History

Discuss issues related to past events, people, places, or old empires and civilisations.
Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
QUIZ: How many US Presidents can you name? 1 day ago Replies: 13
History of English Prime Ministers 1 day ago Replies: 1
Who or what got you into history? 1 day ago Replies: 12
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Model Assemblies

Become and MP the TSR House of Commons and show how you would run the country and engage in political discussions, or represent a country in the TSR Model United Nations and join the discussions regarding news around world and debates on how you would shape your (represented) country.

Model House of Commons

TSR's Model Parliament

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Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
B1234 - Vat Reform Bill 2017 1 Hour Ago Replies: 52
B1236 - No Taxation Without Representation Bill 2017 3 hours ago Replies: 41
Ask the Speaker II 3 hours ago Replies: 2857
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Model United Nations

TSR's Model United Nations

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Latest relevant discussions Last post/replies
Which countries will be next to leave the EU after the UK? 3 weeks ago Replies: 17
Britain in or out of the European 10-04-2017 Replies: 16
The European Bar Mk I - MEU Chat Thread 09-03-2017 Replies: 190
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