Whatever happened to the highbrow forum idea?

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    Has it been shit canned?

    Even though I'd rarely go there, I'm starting to think it would be a good idea.

    A forum for intellectual debate with strict rules against personal attacks and perhaps even a naughty word filter (assuming they can be forum specific). I'd even suggest policing the language and tone used to attack politicians.

    I think some people find it difficult to hang with the no holds barred nature most of us like and have cultivated here, and in the spirit of inclusion, perhaps the more sensitive members should have a refuge of their own.
     
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    What an unamerican concept.

    We are supposed to blindly hate and insult and distrust the other side so business and govt can slide thru what it wants to. and avoid the blame for what they screw up.
     
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    I like the idea. (Of course "intellectual" is often a state of mind.)
     
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    Lost, huh?
     
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    Maybe. Rules of debate are not.
     
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    Where you going to find all those neutral mods. to police it?

    I know that I've written posts that seem perfectly calm and reasonable with a humorous overtone and you'd think I'd punched granny on the nose.
     
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    From where I'm sitting, all of the mods save one are pretty objective in moderation. I think they could handle it.
     
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    I'm thinking that instead of calling politicians and media Obama, Pelosi, Palin, or Rush, we would have to call them Mr. Obama, Mrs. Pelosi, Mrs. Palin, and Mr. Limbaugh.

    Also, no abbreviations unless the abbreviations are defined in the post, such as "United States of America (USA)"
     
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    Additionally, we would all have to refer to each other as "Sir" or "Ma'am"

    And tha malcontent would not be able to capitalize any word that he pleases.
     
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    Huh... perhaps we need a general complaints and fine whine forum...:lol:
     
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