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So there's a couple of meta questions about this, and it's been discussed at length in the chat room, and the mods' chat room.
What it comes down to:
Stackexchange has rules about being nice. We've been very lenient with these rules. We will no longer be.
Insults / personal attacks will result in suspensions. Further infringements could result in bans. We will be being tough on this - don't risk it! Politics is part of travel. Everyone has a different view. Be tolerant of other views.
insults don't have to be against a person - if you are targeting a race, ethnic group, place or otherwise
If you can buy a flight there, the place exists, for the purposes of Stackexchange. If people want to travel there, telling them it doesn't exist helps nobody.
Do NOT argue politics or off-topic stuff in comments. If it goes back and forth more than twice, it's best to take it to the chat room.
Join the chat room! We have heated debates, fun chats, random discussions. And nothing's off topic there - although the be nice rule still applies.
Thanks all, now let's talk travel!
Aug 30, 2012 at 8:52
Mark Mayo Mark Mayo
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I truly support this thread. I come from
TeX.SE, which is known to be one of the friendliest sites on SE. Trust me that it is good and important to be friendly!
I would add a Rule 1a:
Vote up if the question is well stated.
If you think the question can be improved, say it nicely in the comments.
twice (or 3 times maybe) before you down-vote, especially if it is a newcomer asking. It is much better to teach people how to ask than to discourage them from going here by a negative attitude towards them!
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