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Kevin Pacey wrote on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 03:27 AM UTC:

At first sight the terms of service seem okay now. However I do wonder if, say even in a game log, someone might take offence about the direction a discussion of e.g. so-called scientific beliefs might start to take. Say on whether global warming is manmade or whether evolution is a theory, but not a law.

It depends how an editor might see the conversation and its context. Some might argue that global warming is a political issue, and questioning whether evolution is a certain fact must be from a religious viewpoint (not necessarily, as e.g. an elderly physicist at my chess club has serious doubts about the details of the theory of evolution).

Then there is the example of transhumanism - is that a scientific question or largely political (or philosophical/religious matter)? Perhaps anything that is controversial, except when discussed between two old friends in a game log, might be seen as off-limits or even trolling/soapboxing? I don't know a clear policy I personally would set. Best left to editors, in the event of a complaint, I guess.

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