Come and join my new forum! I hope to create an awesome resource of philosophy, economics, politics, feminism and spirituality topics there.
We can make it in to whatever we want!
Happy new year 2017! This is a brand new forum. Please feel free to post and open threads. This is mainly a philosophy related forum. The more topics that are discussed, the more sections will be opened and the forum will begin to form it’s own identity. Ontic Philosophy Forum encourages the creation of threads and posts that are in the form of beginners guides. If the topics are more complex, please be as informative as possible. You can either start a debate, discussion, conversation or you can watch as others do so.
Welcome to Ontic Philosophy Forum.
I’m Nemus and I am the admin for the site. I am interested in philosophy and I was kind of fed up with discussions on YouTube, twitter, Facebook etc, as they either descended into irrelevance and were not enjoyable anymore and I was looking for a medium that was more about writing and text as a means of conveying what I thought. I find forums to be much better for finding like-minded people.
Please make suggestions! Form groups that I can create in the admin control panel, if you want to create a group, please specify what the groups name is and what it’s about, how members can join and then get to it!
The main qualities I am looking for from this forum-
- Active members
- Quality threads that resemble beginners guides to philosophy, economics, politics and sociology (some psychology too)
- Quality conversations (it’s not always a debate you know!)
- A helpful community of members
What you can expect from me
- I will always remain impartial and indifferent when it comes to moderation
- I will discuss whatever is on the forum with any member
- I will protect the forum from spam attacks
- When the situation arises where conflict may lead to an unhappy mood on the forum, I will try to handle it in a civilised manner
- Warnings will be verbal, if problems escalate, then a suspension will be implimented, then a ban.
What constitutes bad behaviour?
This is usually an arbitrary thing to define on a forum. Basically – don’t annoy people! No one likes a sea lion troll – the sort of person who makes it everyone else’s job to spoon feed them day and night, coming across with ‘concern’ but being passive aggressive. It’s not cool. Don’t threaten members, don’t reveal personal information about yourself or others here, don’t share anything that you shouldn’t, like illegal material, copyrighted shit etc, etc.
Also, this should be obvious – no spamming. This will lead to an instant ban.
I will always try to explain the best way to resolve the problems when they arise – it usually involves taking a few days off from the forum – that usually does the trick. Talking about philosophy can seem personal sometimes, if you feel agitated, just relax and take some time to reflect. The forum will be here when you return.
I mostly want to see members sort out their own conflicts, I will only intervene if the threads descend into irrelevance. Unless you can prove a point while being provocative, then you will be warned about your actions.
On a lighter note
I think most forums go wrong by not analysing this behaviour – I think these sorts of interactions should be dicussed and I hope we can review the way people behave in an intellectual way.
Most of all though – be a secret gardener. Don’t worry about people not responding to your posts, most people who like your stuff probably have nothing to add, so when youget a thread with what seem like negative comments, just remember that they are not representitive of everyone on the forum. Please don’t make a ‘I’m fed up with this forum and all the people in it’ kind of thread, it’s very painful to read those sorts of threads and they never go anywhere.
Enjoy the forum!