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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 02:49 PM
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For those who still don't believe R/T is a dungeon, here's the rules for DU3's equivalent of GD
The new "General Discussion" forum is called "Soapbox".
Here's the rules:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/du3/?com=about&for...

Soapbox (Forum): About This Forum

Statement of Purpose

Share your thoughts on politics, issues, and current events. No posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports unless there is really big news. No conspiracy theories. No whining about DU.


For the newbies, the reason those topics are isolated is because they tend to burst into flamewars which clog GD, and then they spread into other forums and clog those, causing the entire website to melt down.

By keeping those topics isolated, newbies will see the forum name and naively expect intelligent discussion there, unaware that it's a trap where they will be devoured by trolls. Thus there is a constant supply of fresh food for the trolls, and they stay within their pens, happily munching away.

:popcorn:

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 02:51 PM
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1. Nope. That isn't what's happening at all.
Soapbox has settled down to being just what it was designed to be: an equivalent to GD and GDP combined. A little chaotic at first, but already settled into an interesting place, full of interesting threads.

No trolls to be seen.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:00 PM
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2. To have any trolls they would have had to be signed up
before by Jan. 2011
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:01 PM
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:44 PM
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9. Try reading it again - I didn't say "Soapbox" was a dungeon
I said "R/T" was a dungeon.
And "R" will be a dungeon on DU3.
Those are the rules.

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:01 PM
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4. Or they could even read the current DU rules:
Do not post in the wrong forum or group.
Members should make an effort to post their discussion topics in the appropriate forum. Some common posting errors include: Non-news items in the Latest Breaking News forum. Non-political videos in the Political Videos forum. Highly speculative 'conspiracy theory' topics outside the September 11 forum. Discussion of the Arab/Israeli conflict outside the Israel/Palestine forum. Discussion of purely religious topics outside the Religion/Theology forum.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/forums/rules_detai...


Shock horror, it's only been like that for about 7 years, since they created the R/T forum.

:banghead:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:07 PM
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5. Yes, thanks - it's been the policy for 7 years, and will continue to be the policy. nt
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:34 PM
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6. Who are these trolls
you speak of?
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:36 PM
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7. And here you are, munching away, keeping that discussion "intelligent." n/t
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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:45 PM
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8. I'm in favor of a forum that DU members would have to pay for and it will be called...
popcorn, pizza, and bananas.

$5 a month to spout off any foolish idea, and all foolish ideas from any other threads would have to go there.

Should make some posters very happy to see their "thinking" cross-posted.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 06:18 PM
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10. "Showbiz" is isolated because it spawns flamewars?
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 06:18 PM by Adsos Letter
Who knew? :shrug:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 06:59 PM
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11. "Showbiz fans" - The word "fan" is short for "fanatic". nt
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