There would be 4 hard rules:
-No shit posting (all posts must have a point and a valid argument)
-No attitude (post your argument without appeals to emotion)
-No wrong questions (divisive posts are encouraged; bigotry will be argued against rationally)
-No ad hominem/character attacks (we discuss events and ideas; not someones perceived character)
I mostly agree with this, I am sick of the constant "you're a communist/Marxist/socialist/racist/fascist" thrown around. like I was arguing that wearings masks helps people, posted links to medical and engineering journals to back up my claims, and was immediately dismissed as being a "marxist". these kinds of ad hominem attacks just lead to more, because how am i supposed to respond to "you're a communist that loves to kill babies"? Some people here are clearly doing work to cite their sources, give more information when asked about claims, and try to refrain from personal attacks, and others flat out don't and just ruin the threads.
I'm not sure i agree with the "no wrong questions" point as some questions are CLEARLY bait. for example there was a thread close to "if you support abortion why don't you support me not wearing a mask?" clearly baiting people into an argument about the morality of abortion, but disguised as a thread about mask wearing. it was a shitshow.
That's my 2c.