Ok everyone, here we go: After "The State of the Senate", it is clear that not only are personal attacks on the rise, but the level of tension around here has risen to nearly-uncontrollable heights. Now, to be brief, this is what we are going to do about it: From this point on, there will be a "zero-tolerance" policy towards personal attacks. There has been altogether too much flaming and baiting going on around here. Responding to posts with sarcasm, biting cricism, and/or condescention will get one-and only one-warning, followed immediately by a 24-hour ban. This will apply to all members; it's going to be a "shoot-first, ask-questions-later" kind of deal. There are plenty of examples of individuals who can debate without berating the opposition. Please, to all the members of this forum, we can and must do better. The bitter partisanship and "I have to win every argument at all costs" attitude that is so prevalent in the senate is going to stop. This may seem harsh, but we believe it is necessary to preserve the functionality of the senate. I know that everyone can rise above the urge to bash the competition; let's do everything we can to make this forum a better place. Thank you. Peace, V-03 V-03 EDIT: The time has come to shut this thread down. It has served it's purpose, and while the policy will continue until we deem it is no longer necessary, discussion of it will not. We all know what we need to do to make the senate a better place, and it's working. I know that we can reach great heights here, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is capable of .