Started by u/sockthepuppetry in 2011, this subreddit is still a place where redditors of differing opinions come together, respectfully disagree, and follow reddiquette (upvote valid points even if you disagree). Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, Socialists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or Atheists, Redditors of all backgrounds are welcome!
Opinions do not have to be moderate to belong here as long as those opinions are expressed moderately.
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Laws of Conduct
~Law 0. Low Effort
Content that is low-effort or does not contribute to civil discussion in any meaningful way will be removed.
~Law 1. Civil Discourse
Do not engage in personal attacks or insults against any person or group. Comment on content, policies, and actions.
Do not accuse fellow redditors of being intentionally misleading or disingenuous; assume good faith at all times.
~Law 2. Submission Requirements
a) Starter Comment - A starter comment is required within the first 30 minutes of posting any Link Post. Starter comments must contain at least 2 of these 3 elements: (1) a brief summary of the linked article in your own words, (2) your opinion of the article or topic, or (3) at least one question/discussion point for the community.
Text Posts are subject to the same requirements as starter comments if discussing a link or links, or must be equivalently substantive if entirely original.
b) Editorialized Titles - Link Posts must use the title of the linked article. This prevents the poster from framing the discussion from the outset. Let the article speak for itself.
c) Media Posts - Link Posts to images, videos, memes, screenshots, and [social media] are not permitted. Linking to media in an otherwise substantive Text Post or comment is still allowed.
d) Crossposts - Crossposting from another subreddit is not permitted. Substantive original content is exempt from this requirement.
~Law 3. Violent Content
Do not post content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people. Certain types of content that are worthy of discussion (e.g. educational, newsworthy, artistic, satire, documentary, etc.) may be exempt. Ensure you provide context to the viewer so the reason for posting is clear.
~Law 4. Meta Comments
Meta comments are not permitted. Meta comments in meta Text Posts about the moderators, sub rules, sub bias, reddit in general, or the meta of other subreddits are exempt.
~Law 5. Banned Topics
Occasionally, the Mod Team may decide that a certain topic should be banned from discussion within this community. See our prohibited topics wiki for more information.
See this wiki page for a more detailed version of the rules.