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A couple of intriguing threads have popped up of a philosophical nature. I want to know if you guys want a place for things like this?

I would call it something like "Plato's Pub" or "Club Camus" or some other clever name.

Basically, it would be a place for discussion or civilized debate of the metaphysical, ethical, theoretical, or other topics of deep thought.

No religion or politics, though.

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I must wholeheartedly object to the proposition. It's a good idea, and were we in different circumstances, it might be workable. However, here it will inevitably lead to discussion of religion and/or politics, because those subjects are largely inseparable from philosophical discussion. I'm having a hard time as it is, having to practice apologetics in order to find logical reasons beyond what I actually need to believe a truth, just to keep in check with the rules. It'd be putting extra strain on us as staff trying to moderate such serious discussion, and strain on me, because I have to metaphorically talk with my mouth closed.

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I agree with Mr. Krystal. I've seen such boards at other fora. They became instantaneous breeding grounds for argument, rather than a place to foster civilised discussion. Philosophy is tightly, perhaps inextricably, bound to personal belief, and conflict of opinion there will sooner or later offend someone's sensibilities. Little good could come of it.

Besides that, an entirely insignificant point: "Plato's Pub"?  :? But Plato was a fool with a poor grasp of human nature.

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A couple of intriguing threads have popped up of a philosophical nature. I want to know if you guys want a place for things like this?

I would call it something like "Plato's Pub" or "Club Camus" or some other clever name.

Basically, it would be a place for discussion or civilized debate of the metaphysical, ethical, theoretical, or other topics of deep thought.

No religion or politics, though.

sounds cool, but...I dunno, it might not last in the long run, sorry.  nice thought, tho... :|

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The idea is good, but I fear that such a thread would require a lot of oversight by the mods just to keep the discussion "civilized".

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The mods will need to do a lot of work to stop it becoming a flame board. I personally don't think it is neccecary.

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A couple of intriguing threads have popped up of a philosophical nature. I want to know if you guys want a place for things like this?

I would call it something like "Plato's Pub" or "Club Camus" or some other clever name.

Basically, it would be a place for discussion or civilized debate of the metaphysical, ethical, theoretical, or other topics of deep thought.

No religion or politics, though.

I vote no as a greek citizen
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I agree with the above statements, we would need to appoint a heck of a lot more mods to keep said board from becoming an inferno of flame wars, and I don't believe we have enough members to appoint the amount of necessary mods to do so, the numbers would be uneven.

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