[link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_senate_floor/b10320/30059682/p1]abortion thread[/link] B. Serious topics The JCC will allow discussion on serious issues (capital punishment, political crises, religion etc). However, discussion on topics of this nature should maintain a relaxed atmosphere. Genuine in-depth discussion/debating (where increasingly small groups of dedicated users dominate proceedings, featuring lengthy posts and increased reliance on outside sources to make points) is better suited to The Senate Floor. Each thread will of course be evaluated on its individual merits, but any that are determined to be evolving into Senate material will be redirected there. never mind the debate about the supposed flaming/trolling that took up the second half of the thread, i remember campaigning a long time ago about allowing serious threads in the JCC. so why should this debate be moved to the Senate, exactly? there was certainly not an "increasingly small group of dedicated users dominating proceedings, featuring lengthy posts and increased reliance on outside sources to make points", which is the crux of the rule listed above. the atmosphere wasn't exactly relaxed but certainly not overheated or out of control, given the subject material. prediction: thread, perfectly suitable and allowed within the rules of the JCC, gets moved to the Senate, no one follows it across and discussion dies. serious discussion is allowed in the JCC. why are we forgetting/ignoring this all over again?