Guidelines
What to Submit

On-Topic: STEM. Humanities. Humor. Anything intellectually engaging and pro-social.

Off-Topic: That which is flamebait or vacuous.

In Submissions

If you submit a link to a video or pdf, please warn readers by appending [video] or [pdf] to the title.

Please submit the original source.

In Comments

Assume good faith. Use the Principle of Charity.

Be civil. On difficult subjects in particular, you should work hard at being diplomatic. (It may help to picture yourself speaking to a friend.)

Be substantive. Resist writing clever but dismissive one-liners. Instead, try to think of how you'd improve the situation, then say that instead.

When disagreeing, reply to the argument instead of calling names or being disrespectful. "That is idiotic; 2+2 is 4, not 3" can be shortened to "2+2 is 4, not 3."

If you see flamebait, flag it or bring it to our attention in discord. Only you can prevent forest fires.

Limit emotion. Aim for dispassionate analysis; focus on highlighting new angles that the audience may not have considered.