I actually want liberals to be here in the forum, which drives debate. But they and everyone else here are also expected to stick with debating manners.
However too many forums do a poor job handling the off topic, trolling postings that derails thread after thread. The overt name calling and childish back and forth retorts needs to be moderated.
If I can get this forum, I plan to install a two zone level of conduct, but being ON TOPIC in replies are mandatory, those who fails to stay on topic will be blocked from the thread, off topic postings may be deleted as part of thread clean up.
Zone 1 would be insult/personal attack free forum. Zone 1 would be strictly moderated.
Zone 2 would be allowing insults (NO threats) as long as posters are on topic, trying to further a debate in the forum.
Trolling, flaming, derailing, and hijacking threads are NEVER acceptable. Postings MUST be on topic!
Might have Zone three allowed, but would never be seen in public, due to threads going down the toilet, a graveyard for failed threads that can’t be cleaned up.
Except for the obvious, I would suspend anyone for failing to stay on topic and conform to Zone rules, Everyone lose their cool once in a while, which is why I will be slow to ban.
I am inviting comments on what I would do as owner/administrator.
By the way, I would as owner be here everyday, moderation, posting and just watching.