**DEBATE CLUB** Tired of the vitriol and character asassination that discourages actual discussion about current events?

After taking into consideration the shift in overall tone when it comes to the substance of discussion on news articles here on BNR, I decided to see how many community members would be interested in participating in a sister channel to BNR. It would follow the same format and use the same platforms as the current BNR channel, as well as use the channel guidelines as a base for the rules of engagement. The difference would be this:

  • OPs must be sourced from news organizations only(no blogs/tweets/individual person websites)
  • No personal attack comments of any sort allowed. All discussion must be on the article posted and not the political POV of the person posting the comment.
  • If requested –any claims made by a member MUST be backed up with links that support that claim, and if asked to show where in the link the claim is made. Failure to do so will result in the comment being be deleted.
  • No memes will be allowed. You must be able to argue your point without them.
  • Expletives will be kept to a minimum. Here and there to make a point is fine, but overuse will be moderated.
  • We were curious to see how many of our members are looking to have civil and honest discussions about news events without rhetoric and personal assault based on political beliefs, but instead based on logic and facts that can be supported. Please leave your feedback and let us know if you would participate in this forum.

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