Please observe the following courtesies:
> No personal attacks. This includes attributing motives to posters. You know, "you are a pumper", or "you must be short", or..... Such accusations are unprovable in the first place and in the second place contribute nothing to the discussion.
> Please refrain from posts about posts. If you see a post you find obnoxious or that you think violates the TOU, just report a TOU violation to the SI admins by clicking the link near the bottom. The SI admins have been doing a great job of removing all traces of posters who violate the spirit of SI TOU (see below). Responding only encourages more of the same as well as decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio. See "Responding to Tone" below.
> We very much value differing viewpoints. Feel free to disagree with someone all you want. Just do so civilly.
> Take a look at Graham's "hierarchy of disagreement": en.wikipedia.org if you want an idea of what I consider actionable. In my ideal world, when people disagree, their posts would be at least "contradiction" and ideally "counterargument" and above. I'll start to create a mental list of people skating close to the edge when I see posts at "Responding to Tone". Anything below that earns a censure (not censor since I can't alter or delete existing posts, only the SI admins have that power) as soon as I see it, with or without warning.
Again, welcome! I think you'll find this a fine place to learn about and contribute to others' understanding of IMMU and its prospects.