I hope /u/Nemester doesn't mind that I repost this here:
I feel it wise to repost anything linked in the sidebar from Reddit, lest they become unavailable in the future.
As the sub keeps growing, more effort is going to be needed from the moderators to keep the quality of posts and comments high. Some of you may have noticed that /u/vaker and /u/denswend have recently been added as moderators in anticipation of this need. To make the importance of following the rules more obvious, I have promoted those rules to appear first on the side bar.
Posts and links have, for the most part, stayed at a good level of quality. Comments, on the other hand, have with slowly increasing frequency become less civil. Acrimonious comments often devolve into a series of back and forth name calling that results in much lower quality arguments that displace any opportunity for productive discussion. There is not a topic or context in existence that requires a caustic attitude as part of its discussion. Any discussion that could be discussed with vitriol, can also be discussed in a civil manner you would expect of gentlemen without losing any nuance or meaning. Moreover, the ability to tease out the nuance and subtlety of a concept is the first thing lost when a discussion devolves into an acrimonious argument.
The left lionizes proles and prole speech in their misguided efforts to create equality where there is none. You can't make lower classes act like they are high class, so they instead try to elevate the vulgar and uncivilized by pretending that it has just as much value as the finest achievements of high culture.
Neoreaction does not do this. It rejects this attempt as the ridiculous pipe dream and falsehood that it is. Neoreaction believes that high class culture in the traditional sense is objectively and obviously better than low class culture. Neoreaction is pro-civilizational. It isn't an accident that the root of civilization is civil. As such, I expect people to conduct themselves civilly here as you would expect from high class gentlemen. People who engage in post-modern discourse will have their comments deleted and risk being banned. Two very well written articles (this and this) are linked to on the sidebar in the rules section that explain what "post-modern discourse" means in detail. Read both of them if you haven't already. Reread them if you don't remember them very well.
Though this really isn't separate from the "no post-modern discourse" rule, in an effort to be more explicit and clear I have added a second listed rule that gets to the heart of the culture that needs to be promoted here.
No low effort, low quality, low class or acrimonious posts or comments
Low effort/low quality should be more or less self-explanatory, at least to the competent people we have any interest in attracting here.
For low class and acrimonious, I will provide the best definitions I found to make it as plain as possible what I don't want to occur on this sub. Several definitions are shown which all basically mean the same thing, take your pick.
(Typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter
angry, acidic, and sharp in delivering argumentative replies: bitter; mean-spirited; sharp in language or tone.
characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
caustic, stinging or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous
caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner
Communicating in this way is unnecessary. You do not convey meaning more effectively by being bitter and angry towards the person you are engaging. Don't do it.
*Vulgar or crude; common
*pertaining to a form of speech, behavior, or belief that is identified with the culture of a class of people below the middle class, having the lowest social rank or standing due to low income, lack of skills or education, and the like.
*of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lower class: lower-class values.
For lower class specifically, notice that the first definition equates low class with vulgar and crude. Though I don't intend to remove every comment that has a cuss word or lewd description in it, I also don't want every other word in a comment to have profanity. That is, by definition, low class and it rarely adds to the quality of the comment. Avoid being low class; it is bad whether you are on this sub or off.
Take a moment to watch these videos, and when you finish laughing please reflect on how you wouldn't want to be perceived as part of the low class thede.