The Azimuth Project
Azimuth moderation guidelines and rules

The following principles and rules are intended to ensure that Azimuth remains a collegial organization for the advancement of science; that we will continue to maintain scientific credibility; that we will not devolve into a toxic area for fighting.

  • Keep the focus on math and hard science - while leaving some room for broader discussions
  • No tendentious use of the forum for exogenous goals
  • No illegal stuff, copyright infringement, and other such commonsense guidelines
  • No insulting or offensive communications
  • No partisan politics
  • No sectarianism
  • No trolling against evidence-based scientific consensus, whether in the form of flat-earth theorization, evolution denial, climate change denial, or conspiracy theories about modern medicine
  • Cognizance of the crackpot index
  • Banning of unrestrained crackpotism, provocation or trolling on the forum - if attempts at moderation then a warning do not work
  • Except for points of simple clarification, no meta-discussions about the rules

Note: Of course politics is important! But there are plenty of other places to take it up. Here we need to maintain an uncharged environment conducive to scientific inquiry. collegial discussion.