Debate What Thread Prefixes?

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  1. GTAdmin

    GTAdmin Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I covered all the major religions, but just added the messianic out of a request.

    What other religions should I add?

    Please let me know so I can get them added.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. ziggy2525

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    Not trying to be a contrarian, but I was thinking there were too many prefixes.

    What if you just had "debate" and "non-debate." When people look at the title of the thread and read the first post, they'll know which religion it's about.
     
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  3. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here are the categories from the survey results...

    • Atheist - 32 vote(s)
    • Unaffiliated (religious "nones") - 20 vote(s)
    • Bible Believing Christian - 18 vote(s)
    • Other/Nothing in particular - 12 vote(s)
    • Non-Denominational Christian - 10 vote(s)
    • Evangelical Protestant - 9 vote(s)
    • Agnostic - 9 vote(s)
    • Catholic - 9 vote(s)
    • Other Christian - 5 vote(s)
    • Judaism - 3 vote(s)
    • Pagan - 2 vote(s)
    • Druidism - 2 vote(s)
    • Orthodox Christian - 2 vote(s)
    • Mainline Protestant - 1 vote(s)
    • Satanism - 1 vote(s)
    • Muslim - 0 vote(s)
    • Jehovah's Witness - 0 vote(s)
    • Buddhist - 0 vote(s)
    • Hindu - 0 vote(s)
     
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    This whole thing has been about theists vs non theists. Only theists have asked for a safe space, and not ALL of them have.

    You only need two prefixes. Debate and Safe Space.

    We'll all know that there is no debate of any kind in the Safe Space prefix threads.

    There are now around 40,000 denominations of Christianity alone. You are going to leave someone out no matter what you do.
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    "Debate" and "Private Discussion"
     
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    I like the concept, but how to control who has access to the private discussion and who's excluded?

    Randy

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  7. Stevekozak

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    Whatever you decide, please have more regulation. The free world just doesnt have enough regulation! :dunno:
     
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    "Private" doesn't seem like the right word. Anyone can see them and if I understand the rules correctly, anyone can post to them to ask questions, just no debate. That's not really private. Maybe "Protected Discussion."
     
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    Just call it Non Debate. If you want it to be non debate.
     
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    Perhaps I am looking at this from the wrong perspective. But I believe a thread with no means for discussion (see definition) makes no sense.

    Discussion is defined as : the action or process of talking about something, typically in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas.
     
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    Some people can have a discussion and an exchange of ideas without a debate.

    There is a thread going on right now prefixed "Other" which is working just fine.
     
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    And by Safe Space you simply mean 'a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, [or] harassment', without any of the current negative attributes, correct?
     
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    No, I mean safe from debate.
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Where did you read that there is a thread prefix that prohibits "discussion" as you defined?
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    So, in your perception of Safe Space, outside of that, in a "Debate" thread, discrimination and harassment are permitted? To what degree would criticism be allowed to rise?
     
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    RussP,

    That is the reason I said I may be looking at this from the wrong perspective.. I am not exactly sure what is trying to be implemented. By fault for lack of understanding. If debate is ok and it is open for discussion I am not exactly sure what the difference is now and what the difference will be under the new heading. It is just my lackof understanding. Sorry.

    I will just follow this thread until I get a better handle on this.
     
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    No, it means outside of that... debate would be permitted.

    You keep bringing up "discrimination and harassment".

    We're talking about threads that allow debate or not allow debate.

    Safe from debate...not safe from debate. It's pretty simple.

    TOS rules address "discrimination and harassment" for all threads.
     
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    For me, discrimination and harassment - no. Criticism - yes.

    Non-debate threads allow discussion, but not criticism.

    Debate threads allow discussion with criticism. That includes the non-personal back and forth that happens when people don't agree. Saying something is "a lie" is criticism and OK. Calling an individual posting to the thread a no good, liberal, commie sympathizer is a personal attack and not OK. ETA - It's not OK to call a person posting to a forum a liar (personal attack). It would be OK to label a group that - "I think everybody that drives pink Mustangs are liars" is OK (criticism). Also, no holds barred on public figures.
     
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    No Mormons? They outnumber Jehovah's Witnesses.
    No Sikhs? They just won their own military uniforms under Obama.

    I can understand leaving out Baha'i and FSM.
     
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    Thread closed. Thanks to those of you that helped with my request.
     
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