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Welcome to the DU3 General Discussion Forum! [View all]

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Looks like you've found the General Discussion forum. Welcome!

The DU3 General Discussion forum is essentially the spiritual successor to the two General Discussion forums (GD & GDP) from our old DU software. It's purpose is basically the same as that of the old GD forums: providing a space for general discussion of politics, issues, and current events. For reference, here is the Statement of Purpose for General Discussion:

Discuss politics, issues, and current events. No posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports unless there is really big news. No conspiracy theories. No whining about DU.

That statement of purpose is very similar to the purpose of the two GD forums on the old DU software. Note that the statement of purpose includes helpful links showing you where you might consider posting any of the excluded topics.


Where do we discuss this new DU3 software?

We understand that the new software seems like a big change, and people want to discuss it. We want to foster a robust discussion of DU3. But we also want to provide our members with a place where you can discuss politics, issues, and current events. So, we ask that you post your thoughts about DU3 in the Help & Meta-discussion forum, which is turning out to be a very active forum on DU3.

The Hosts of the General Discussion forum have the power to lock threads which they feel violate the Statement of Purpose for the forum. They have been testing out their new powers, and have been trying to exercise them with a light touch, so as to minimize disruption for our members. So, I hope everyone will not be too surprised if a polite DUer asks you to re-post your meta-discussion in the Meta-discussion forum, and then locks your thread. Please be aware that the Hosts on DU3 are permitted to exercise their judgment and permit some meta-discussion in this forum if they feel it is appropriate to do so.

(This fairly simple separation of topics will make DU much more pleasant for everyone. If any DUers don't want to read all the meta-discussion about DU3 on the Latest Threads page, you can customize it to filter out non-political forums and groups. Just select "Political" on the drop-down menu provided, and click "Go!" Your preference will be automatically saved by the software.)


What to do if you feel your thread was locked inappropriately.

If a Host locks your thread, all is not lost. If you feel the lock was not justified, you are empowered to contact that Host and make your case directly to them. We provide you with a direct link to send a DU Mail message directly to the Host that locked the thread. If you make your case on the merits, and express yourself politely, I think you will find that the DU3 Hosts are more than willing to engage in a good-faith discussion with you about their actions. They are responsible for their actions, and they take them seriously.

And if you want to help make decisions about how the General Discussion forum is hosted, feel free to sign up to become a Host yourself. If you sign up to do it with a positive attitude, then your voice can only help us make better decisions.


Again, welcome. And thank you for being a member of this community.

Skinner
DU Administrator

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