2020 Presidential Debate
1. Why is there a separate thread for the debate?
Opening a separate thread just for the debate allows everyone to have a chance to post in the debate thread without worrying about their content getting lost in the chaotic sea that is the USPMT.
Additionally, this allows the moderators to comb through all the pages and moderate efficiently without having to look through any past pages. It's a win/win for everyone!
2. What will happen to the USPMT?
The USPMT lock isn't permanent. The thread will be reopened at a later date this week. For now, please use this thread only to discuss US political matters.
3. Are the rules the same?
We are going to treat this thread like a StarCraft Live Report thread. There will be lots of posts and conversations going on so moderation will be a little more lax to accommodate for that. The thread will feel like spam from time to time, but we will do our best to make sure that it doesn't get out of control.
However, please note that we absolutely will not tolerate users attacking one another. TL posting rules still apply. We will not hesitate to mod action you if you are viciously harassing someone purely because they hold a different political view than you do.
Please discuss tonight's debate in a civil manner. While we encourage a fierce environment full of passionate debating, we do NOT encourage a battleground. This is not a war, so please don't treat it like one.
4. What happens after the debate is over?
The debate thread will remain open for 48 hours after the debate is over. Afterwards, we will lock the thread and reopen USPMT. USPMT will be then locked again and the debate thread will reopen for the next Presidential debate... If there is one...