JCC [Senate?] Do you like serious discussion, but not having to go to another subforum for it?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Then this thread is for you:

    http://boards.theforce.net/threads/senate-proposed-rules-revision.50013899/

    The proposal is simple; merge Senate back in to Community. Drop the Senate's old rules. Make new guidelines for insertion into broader community rules.

    Senate becomes the "serious" discussion tag. The only rules, outside the TOS, is that you stay on topic. You don't derail or post lulzy stuff. But we get the ability to talk about serious topics without people posting cat pictures, Dr Who music videos [face_tired]), or people expecting every post has to be a 2,000 word essay with footnotes.

    So basically, Rogue Ten can't post there, like, ever. But an unsubstantiated one liner like "I can't believe the Kenyan Muslim Barack Obama wants America to be socialist" can be posted without a mod telling you off. The community may savage you for being an idiot, but mod's won't.

    The Senate, in a nutshell, comes down off its high horse and meets Community half way under the chocolate fountain of compromise.

    If this can bring Wocky and I together like a Margaery themed orgy, imagine what it can do for you. So, friends and Republicans, if you have a view on this matter, go to the link above and share it!

    proudly brought to you by the Margaery Tyrrell STD Research Clinic.
  2. EmpireForever Chosen One

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  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I would be for this if I wasn't currently writing a film-noir thriller set in the JCC that relies fairly heavily, as a plot point, on the Senate being split off from the JCC.

    Oh, well, I'll call it AU.
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Senate in its current form of frozen in a single moment in time, lost in another universe, with nothing but hope, suits me just fine. :D :D
  5. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Eh, I don't miss the Senate. If they want their lifeless abyss, let them have it.
  7. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    seriously why would we want to reattach an excised parasite? what strange necromancy is this you propose, ender?
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  8. duende Force Ghost

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    goddammit ender sighs
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  9. dp4m Chosen One

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    Can I savage you for failing at the King's English?
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  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    OK, let's be clear.

    There's Old Senate, which existed like 10 years ago and hasn't changed a bit since then. That's not what I am proposing.

    I'm proposing New Senate, where the term Senate now means "serious topic discussion". Not essays, four posts a month, and faux-elitism.

    The gun control thread in JC is a perfect example of what a New Senate discussion looks like.
  11. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    but they don't want to play with us, ender. you can't make them
  12. dp4m Chosen One

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    What if we want to call it Classic Senate because everyone hated New Senate and it was a major blunder, but then actually turned out well because it increased Classic Senate's popularity?

    Census Free on the other hand... the less said the better...
  13. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    imo the senate is doing just fine in its current incarnation as a concentration camp for autists
  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Keeping Fido outta the JCC should remain a priority.
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  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    But can't an argument me made, austism aside (you lift, Miek, you life), that JC deserves a tag for serious but not anally retentive posting?
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  16. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Apparently it doesn't need one, per the example you've already cited.
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  17. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    So, we'd be trying to keep the Senate forum as it is separate, but also using Senate as a tag in here for a level between the JCC as it is and the Senate as a separate forum? Or are you proposing doing away with "Old Senate" as it stands entirely?

    I'm good however this comes out. However, I think things are looking up as far as a sequel to my fic.
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  18. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  19. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    What is austism? Is that the Australian version of autism?
  20. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    What have you got so far?
  21. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Only if we are able to ignore all threads tagged that way. Oh wait, that's why they should remain in the 'senate forum'.
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  22. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i believe it has something to do with prenn
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  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    So what you are saying is that... well you know when Wocky gets really passionate about a cause but it's something none of us can relate to, like Will Smith?

    Am I becoming a bit Wocky?
  24. dp4m Chosen One

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    Do you like Senate threads about gladiators, @Ender Sai?
  25. LostOnHoth Chosen One

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    Yes.