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Old 09-10-2015, 12:26 AM
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A while back, our Intellectual Table needed to be shut down because members were getting too . . . hurtful with each other. Instead of intelligent conversation through thoughtful debates, people were trolling, mudslinging, and name calling, to the point where it was getting far too ridiculous. We had to shut it down.

The linked board is run by one of our current members who graciously supplied a place off-site for members who wanted to continue actual intelligent conversations (I'm sure some of the mudslingers followed, too) through thoughtful debate.

The Cafe is generally a more lighthearted place to chit-chat with other members, yes. What we don't want is more serious, in-depth debates (on such topics like religion, politics, etc.) to dominate the Cafe. Those types of threads get super heated super quickly and end up with members on both sides hurt and with official warnings and the like. We don't mind in-depth discussions amongst members, so long as everyone can keep a civil tongue in their heads. If not, then it's the IT (Intellectual Table) all over again.

Hope that answers your question! We're just looking to avoid hot button topics that'll lead to blow ups and more mudslinging.
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