The following is a log of any changes I make to the forum rules. Generally, the rules will always be the same: Criticize the argument, not the person making the argument. The rules that do change are generally minor and consist of changes in semantics to make the rules easier and quicker to be understood.
Any major changes will be accompanied by a site-wide announcement.
Semantic changes in the forum rules to make them clearer, more explanation on criticizing arguments
Provided forum staff with the ability to reciprocate rude remarks in the Rules Violation Dump
Added section describing the Rules Violation Dump
Vastly simplified the wording of the forum rules
Further simplified the wording of the forum rules
Added this section:
* Changes in the wording of the forum rules may be made from time to time to either make them easier to understand or to incorporate improvements. Major changes will generally be accompanied by a forum-wide announcement, minor changes will not. A log of changes to forum rules are also publicly maintained.
Added a rule on reporting posts.
Added the following: "Threatening to injure any democratically elected politician is not allowed, nor is wishing for their injury or demise."
Changed the titles of the threads in the dump to quote the comment that caused the post to be dumped.
A thread with a copy of the forum rules of 11/25/2010 has been created here.