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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Debate => Topic started by: Daniel on March 05, 2007, 01:26:26 PM

Title: Flat Earth Debate - Rules & Guidelines
Post by: Daniel on March 05, 2007, 01:26:26 PM
Welcome to Flat Earth Debate. This forum is for debates on Flat Earth Theory. Opposing viewpoints are, as always, welcomed -- but please keep the discussion serious and intelligent.

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Title: Re: Flat Earth Debate - Rules & Guidelines
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 01, 2009, 09:25:14 AM
Update. In this forum, off-topic posting is against the rules. If a moderator feels that a thread has strayed from its original point to an unacceptable degree, and tells people to get back on-topic, this is not an invitation to discuss the matter further, nor is it just a suggestion. At that point, all off-topic discussion either ceases, or members involved in further off-topic discussion will receive a suspension. This is part of the Forum Rules ( anyway, but it is strictly enforced Flat Earth Debate. Take heed.

I'm bringing this up because I see a lot of members ignoring and even disputing instructions from moderators to stay on-topic, often dragging the thread even further off-topic. This cannot continue. From now on I will be suspending people without warning for such behaviour, for a week or more, depending (frankly) on how I feel about it. I encourage other moderators to do the same.

By the point such a suspension takes place, you've already been asked to stick to the point under discussion, so you have no excuse. I see a lot of regulars who have been here long enough to know better doing this kind of stuff, and it's getting tiresome. To newcomers who may get caught on the wrong side of this rule because they didn't read this thread, all I can say is ignorantia legis neminem excusat- the rules apply whether you've read them or not.
Title: Re: Flat Earth Debate - Rules & Guidelines
Post by: Lord Wilmore on May 12, 2011, 05:53:18 PM
Bump for emphasis.