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Old 12-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #16
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Why "The Basement"? Because it rhymes with "debasement"? Why not "the Cellar" or "the Dungeon"?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #17
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 So if the newstory talks about say a political candidate, or someone in the US senate etc., I should post it into the basement?
Yep!

Think about it - this is a spaceflight simulator's forum. News of any kind is off-topic enough, debates/discussion is definitely not the main focus, so to the basement it goes! Quite a party brewing down there.

Edit: Missed a bit of posting there.

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 Why "The Basement"? Because it rhymes with "debasement"? Why not "the Cellar" or "the Dungeon"?
Can't call it the cellar because that name's too aesthetically pleasing, can't call it the Dungeon because alas! we do not own a castle. We'll rename it if you get us one. :D

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #18
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 can't call it the Dungeon because alas! we do not own a castle. We'll rename it if you get us one. :D
I'll work on it. Do you want moats with it or not?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:04 PM   #19
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 I'll work on it. Do you want moats with it or not?
Eh, sure, why not splurge today. Do you offer magma?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #20
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 Eh, sure, why not splurge today. Do you offer magma?
I believe the term is lava if above ground.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:21 PM   #21
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 I believe the term is lava if above ground.
It's a castle for political flamewars. Where do you think it's being built?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #22
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 It's a castle for political flamewars. Where do you think it's being built?
The furthest trenches of Mars?
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:59 AM   #23
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So why not have a special forum for flamewars? Only two posters allowed in each thread. Call it the "Thunderdome".
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:02 AM   #24
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 So why not have a special forum for flamewars? Only two posters allowed in each thread. Call it the "Thunderdome".
Why not the "Flame Trench"?
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:54 AM   #25
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What about borderline spaceflight/politics issues?

This isn't just conjecture. Space stuff gets political. Like Constellation program, SLS, James Webb Telescope funding, the role of commercial space ventures, etc...
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:16 AM   #26
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 Thanks for pointing this out. It's a slight permissions problem I over looked. For some reason, your primary group being anything except Verified Member causes the Basement to remain hidden, even after you joined the group. I fixed your account now, so you should see the forum.

Allow me to see if there is a quicker way to fix this for everyone else who has a different primary group as well, otherwise I'll have to change all of them one by one.
Thank you, it works for me now.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #27
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Thank god I always thought that talking about politics would start flame wars. Thanks for removing the section from new users
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #28
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Lol, you managed to put both religion and politics in the same post.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:40 PM   #29
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 What about borderline spaceflight/politics issues?

This isn't just conjecture. Space stuff gets political. Like Constellation program, SLS, James Webb Telescope funding, the role of commercial space ventures, etc...
If it gets political, then it will be moved to the Basement.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:41 PM   #30
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There has been a little confusion with the Basement which is probably my fault for failing to spell out, more clearly, what is allowed and is not. So, without further ado, here you go:


The Basement Rules:

1. The Basement is for political and religious topics in which members are free to post with virtually no moderation. We are not concerned about trolling, flame wars, off-topic posts, or indescriptive thread titles. However, direct attacks against a person, group, or country will not be allowed. For example, ("you're a retard," etc.) or ("Americans are retards," etc.) is considered an attack. If you've been attacked or believe someone else has been, then you must report the post so the staff can review it and take any necessary action. Attack posts will be removed and an infraction will be issued the first time, followed by lost access to the Basement there after.

2. Discussing Orbiter-Forum staff action in the Basement is absolutely not allowed, the same as any other forum! If you have a question about a post removed from anywhere on the bulletin board or about an infraction or ban issued, then you must contact an admin or moderator, in private, by sending them a PM!

3. What is posted in the Basement, STAYS IN THE BASEMENT!! That means, talking about a thread or posts from the Basement in the chat box or any other thread on the bulletin board is NOT allowed! We're trying to avoid any of the nastiness bound to be posted in the Basement from spilling into other forums or chat areas. Any spillage from the Basement to any other part of the bulletin board will lead to a swift kick to the knee and lost access to the Basement! We are not kidding here either. If you like posting in the Basement, then it better stay in there or you will lose access to it.
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