Hello again ATS! Hello Fighters!
Given the late hour and the fact that I suspect that I have a touch of the flu, I will do my best to go against my verbose nature and try to keep this
short and sweet… Yes. Me. Concise and not verbose.
I know. I know. You don’t buy it. Truth is I’m not even betting on it working out. Yet.
It is my distinct pleasure and honor to post this in order to announce that the Debate Forum is getting pulled out of the mothballs and will soon
open, again, for business! Hopefully in the coming week(ish).
Behind the scenes staff are weighing some ideas for a new and improved judging process. The method we previously utilized was simply too invasive to
the membership, as some of you may recall. So as we approach a reopening we’re keeping that very much in mind. We want the forum to be fun and not
to feel like an obligation ( for Fighters and staff alike ).
In the next few days I’ll add to this thread with more information about the new approach.
Given the heightened tensions in just about every area and aspect of life, bringing this forum back to life just seems to make sense ( And some
sincere thanks to Pinke
for posting in this forum and sparking this entire endeavor ).
My gut feeling is that quite a few of us long for a place where we can engage in civil, structured, fact based discourse in an environment of mutual
respect, even for those with whom we unquestionably disagree. A place where the exchange of ideas matters more than whether or not one is on the
winning side of an argument.
So. Yeah… It’s time for the Fighters to have a home once again.
Those of you who’ve been down this path before - you know what to expect. If you wish to give it a whirl again, double check to make sure you still
have your Fighter tag.
Newer members who were not around for any previous incarnation of this forum - to participate in the Debate Forum you will need to have the
“Fighter” status ( It would/will appear under your username in your mini-profile ) applied to your account. To be approved for the “Fighter”
status you only need only have an active ( as in being an active member, authoring threads, replying in other members threads, etc ) account that is
currently in good standing.
Anyone who needs or wants to apply for Fighter status can post their request into this thread or send me a request via personal message.
This forum has always been one of my favorite things about ATS and I am personally thrilled at the idea of it coming back to life.
Hopefully many of you are as well!
edit on 2/9/18 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)