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Tricky 27th May 2010 06:58 AM

New Policy on Global Warming threads
Mod Info
Hello Members,

It has been noted that there have been a lot of threads created on the topic of global warming. A great number of these topics rapidly descend into bickering and other rule violations. Although one of the biggest threads was put on moderated status, it seems that many of the other threads have sprung up in order to avoid moderated status.

Since many of the threads cover the same or similar ground, we've decided to keep only one thread for general Global Warming discussions, which will be moderated. Unless the topic is very different from the "general" discussion, new threads and posts about global warming will be moved to that thread if they satisfy the membership agreement.

Failure to confine general discussions to this moderated thread or starting other threads for general discussion will be treated as Rule 6 violations and subject to a series of escalating penalties just like any other membership violation.

We hope this will encourage civility in the discussion of global warming. We realize this topic inspires strong emotion, but please contain your emotion to those forms which are permissible under the Membership Agreement.

Thank you
JREF Moderation Team
Posted By:Tricky

Edited by kmortis:  See below

Piggy 1st June 2010 08:30 PM

Thumbs up!

mhaze 4th June 2010 04:00 PM

All Thumbs!

This is The End 5th June 2010 11:00 PM

This would seem unfair, even if the thread wasn't a moderated one.

Normally if a thread isn't popular it is off the front page before you know it, never to be seen again. I don't see a problem with that.

So, anything that is not "very different" from a general global warming topic cannot be discussed outside of a single thread that is inherently linear. That could get confusing, and possibly overwhelming.

Then again, this sure would have been a good idea with the Ron Paul threads in politics a couple of years ago :)

kmortis 17th December 2012 07:06 AM

Mod WarningIt has been discussed and decided that multiple Anthropogenic Global Warming threads are acceptable. Understand, however, that with the history this topic has gathered any MA violations will be dealth with harshly. For those interested in an honest debate, the onus falls upon you to make sure that you do not feed into those who would derail the thread into a general discussion of AGW. To that end, the recommendation is thus.
When a member posts something that gets to the basics that has been discussed before, point that member to the place it was discussed. Do this once. If they continue, do not respond to them but rather report them.
This cannot work if you leave it to us mods alone. You HAVE to help by not feeding into the derail. Understand?
Posted By:kmortis

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