For four days (Mon 27 Aug Jul to Thu 30 Aug Jul) A temporary set of rules will apply as an experiment. The daily general debate will continue to be largely a free for all (subject to existing rules for extreme abuse, defamation etc). All other threads will be moderated/censored and posts that are even moderately offtopic, trollish, abusive will be deleted or edited. Demerits will not be given (unless comment is really over the top) during the experiment – the sanction will merely be the comment goes.
General rule to avoid trouble – respond to the topic and to arguments, don’t get personal.
Normal rules will apply from Friday. No immediate decision will be made about a long-term change. This is just an experiment with no per-determined outcome.