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[–] YourBlueIsMyPurple 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Submission Policy

Submissions that are only vaguely related to science, politically charged in nature, or containing clear bias are not allowed.

I made two tiny changes (in bold) because I think they clarify the rule slightly, but regardless, it's a good rule. Since we would be forbidding posts asking questions, though, I think we should at least make sure to link to /v/askscience in the sidebar.

Science memes or jokes are not suitable content.

I suppose so. We haven't had much in the way or memes and joke posts, but having an actual rule against it doesn't hurt.

Self promotion is not allowed.

Has this been a problem? I think it's fair that someone who has created a new subverse related to science might want to post (one) thread here telling people that they exist. I'll defer to the majority vote, of course.

Self-promotion must be strictly relevant to the topic of the submission, or strictly relevant to the comment thread and also somewhat relevant to the submission. Self promotion must be clearly labeled as self promotion.

Agreed.

All comments should be somewhat relevant to the topic at hand.

Yes... But honestly I'd set the bar pretty low for what is relevant to the topic. If a study is posted that is proper science but which concerns something political, I think it's natural people might discuss related politics in the comment section, for example.

Do not attack other users. v/science is a forum for open discussion, not a forum assaulting/aggravating other users. There are plenty of subverses where you can attack other users, but v/science is not one of them.

Agreed.

This is a good draft, but I suggest we make a meta post specifically about it, so as many people as possible have the chance to offer input. It is their subverse, after all.

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[–] Teh_Sauce_Guy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I made two tiny changes (in bold) because I think they clarify the rule slightly, but regardless, it's a good rule. Since we would be forbidding posts asking questions, though, I think we should at least make sure to link to /v/askscience in the sidebar.

I agree with these adjustments. And yeah, the sidebar needs some serious cleaning up. At the moment all the related subs are just kinda dumped there with no logical order.

Has this been a problem? I think it's fair that someone who has created a new subverse related to science might want to post (one) thread here telling people that they exist. I'll defer to the majority vote, of course.

Ah, I intended this rule to stop people spamming their external domains repeatedly. Advertising a new science related subverse should be fine.

Yes... But honestly I'd set the bar pretty low for what is relevant to the topic. If a study is posted that is proper science but which concerns something political, I think it's natural people might discuss related politics in the comment section, for example.

No disagreement from me.


We can put up a thread for user review once we are finished with this initial draft. When that will be could be right now or it could be in a few weeks time; I'd be done with exams in a few weeks which usually frees up more time for me, but the future for me is quite vague for now. I may end up being even busier later on in the year.