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2012-01-19 - Rule Clarification

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So, I've gone through and expanded upon the post content rules. The updated policy is as follows:

Post Content

PG-13 as defined by the MPAA is a good reference for what is appropriate, but by no means is well-defined enough to fully govern the forums.

As such, the following list explicitly and exhaustively defines what is considered inappropriate. Posts may neither contain nor link to any of the following content:

  • Adult material (Nudity, pornography, or explicit sexual acts)

  • Extreme violence

  • Viruses, spyware, or malware

  • Illegal downloads/piracy

  • Accounts of illegal activities

  • Threatening, harassing, or obscene content.

  • Swearing/censor bypassing (links are allowed if a disclaimer is included)

Note that this list refers to direct references; high-level discussions are fine. Thus, a topic on the use of extreme violence in video games is okay, while links to or detailed descriptions of specific instances of violence are not.

Anything not forbidden by the above list is fine for discussion.

If you have any questions about these revisions, please ask them now. I would like to make sure that there are no oversights in the new policy before it goes into effect.

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I'd like to clarify one thing:

 

Adult material (Nudity, pornography, or explicit sexual acts)

 

Not allowed. That's cool by me. But you also specify that high-end discussions are fine, while specific examples are not.

 

By THAT, does that mean non-flaming debating about oh, abortion would be acceptable, in the fact that it's discussing about the pros and cons of an action, not discussing stuff that could lead to abortion.

 

I couldn't think of a better example... sorry.

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Adult material (Nudity, pornography, or explicit sexual acts)

 

Does this include nudity in art? I know no one has posted any yet, but I just want to be sure if posting images drawn in a life drawing class are not okay.

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I hold these rules to be self-evident...

 

Etc. etc.

 

Well, they should be. But if they aren't, then thank you for the clarification.

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I hold these rules to be self-evident...

 

Etc. etc.

 

Well, they should be. But if they aren't, then thank you for the clarification.

Have you been in General Discussion anytime in last few months?

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Does this include nudity in art? I know no one has posted any yet, but I just want to be sure if posting images drawn in a life drawing class are not okay.

I know nudity has a valid place in art, but for simplicity's sake, I'm going to say "no nudity" means "no nudity," whatsoever.

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I'd like to clarify one thing:

 

 

 

Not allowed.  That's cool by me.  But you also specify that high-end discussions are fine, while specific examples are not.

 

By THAT, does that mean non-flaming debating about oh, abortion would be acceptable, in the fact that it's discussing about the pros and cons of an action, not discussing stuff that could lead to abortion.

 

I couldn't think of a better example... sorry.

Abortion isn't listed anywhere in the list of topics that are "not allowed," so discussion is allowed.

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I know nudity has a valid place in art, but for simplicity's sake, I'm going to say "no nudity" means "no nudity," whatsoever.

So posting it directly is out of the question, but are links to images with a warning also not okay?

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Could be just me, but I really thought this already was a rule.. unsure.gif

But anyways, it's always good to have a reminder!

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Could be just me, but I really thought this already was a rule..  unsure.gif

But anyways, it's always good to have a reminder!

There was an enormous amount of confusion about just how far we could go, this is actually a huge help.

 

Hopefully this will let GD recover and get back to how it used to be smile.gif

 

ETA: As a rather out of practice DC debater who's stuck through just to see this, I'd like to say thank you. I was fairly certain this was the overall intention of the rules, and now that it's completely spelled out by you, I can only hope that it'll bring back a few people we lost from the last clarification war. GD was, and still is, a lesser place without them.

Edited by Dr. Paine

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