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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Xcalibur254
I think the purpose of the Mudpit was to drain the divisiveness away from the rest of the forum and keep it restrained in one spot.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
So now that the election is over can we get rid of the Mud Pit? The whole thing seems antithetical to the ideals of ATS. It doesn't promote rational arguments and high minded discourse. Instead it promotes divisiveness and personal attacks. If a member can't debate without breaking the rules the apply everywhere else on this site they should be punished. They shouldn't be given a place where those rules no longer apply. I'm getting tired of coming on here and seeing the Recent page flooded with pettiness from both sides. With the nation more divided now than ever shouldn't we act as an example for what we'd like to see in the world. Rational debate. Not arguments from emotion. Isn't it time to get back to doing we do best?