I hope that this will be able to return this site to being an open, yet respectful discussion of many varied subjects instead of just becoming a focused dust up all the time.
No matter what, I can see that we all will have the responsibility to stop being so damned testy and sensitive to minor insults. Maybe if I get "time out" when all this goes into effect , Ill be able to test what the site will accept as normal "passionate"discussion.
Im a science junkie but Ive , lately, taken to just ignoring entire threads that have become too sinple minded and where insults have supplanted evidence.
(This is really most of the threads where they seem to morph into some "doctrinal position" manifesto)
Now, its gonna be close because some of the folks actually discuss their religiou beliefs in terms of what they feel is valid evidence and these opinion discussions must be protected because they are a decent discussion based upon denial of science or history and , while some may want to silence deniers, THEY have as much a place here as any one else. (As long as they are respectful).
I guess RG is gonna have to develop some kind of an "Idiot " monitor. By this I mean that a discussion, getting off the subject track and slowly morphing into the epithet track, will have to be monitored by the tally of the use of insult terms (like "youre an idiot")
Its actually a foreign thing to just have everyone turn into a hall monitor and report anyone who displases them. I can see the moderators becoming extra busy deciding whether the" complainant " is justified or is just becoming overly sensitive.
Whats going to stop overly passionate debators from reporting each other?