I'll be the first to admit that as of yet, this is not a mature community. I haven't done work to customize the appearance, rules, and settings of the community.What is nonmundanesfor?
Simply put, it is a community for those thinkers who, for reasons unexplained, simply are different. These are individuals who have interact socially in ways that are different. I have noticed that somewhere from 1 in 200 to 1 in 100 people I meet is capable of thinking independently of society, able to accurately and objectively evaluate the opinions and views of the world around them, to choose their own path, regardless of what others think. I’m not referring to those individuals who act differently simply to be different, nor do I describe those who follow a counter-culture society. I’m talking about people who don’t truly fit to any normal community, but probably follow the fringes of many. NonMundanes tend to be free-thinking individuals, capable of recognizes the flaws in most ideas, including their own. These people define their own goals, and ignore the conventional ones of society. If you’re sick of the sameness of those around you, this might be the place for you.
So, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here are the basic principles for posting or commenting in the nonMundanes community:
1) Think before you post. This is the universal rule. If you disagree with what someone says, consider why you feel the way you do, and analyze your intentions before posting. Consider how your ideas and those of others might be right or wrong.
2) Be respectful to the ideas of others. No sort of material should be off-limits here, but consider that others are likely to have views different from those you hold. When you post or comment, try to be mature and respectful of what others feel.Good: I strongly disagree with your views about abortion! I think the embryo has only the potential to be a human!
Bad: You’re a moron. Read a damn medical book – many pregnancies abort early! Stupid Christian fools…
3) Although peculiar styles and types of writing are good, (this include things like poems and haikus) try to keep readability in mind. Poor spelling, excessive or undefined acronyms, AIM or 1337 speak, typos, and incoherent grammar make reading difficult or painful, as can using too many technical terms or rare words. Some people, myself included, prefer not to read song lyrics, so if you’re posting them, only take brief snippets (a few lines) and keep it relevant. Please use the spell-check feature and read over your posts or comments at least once before hand. Myself and others may tease you if you do not.
4) On the flip side, don’t be a grammar Nazi or complain about the styles of others. Some grammatical inconsistencies are normal for any piece of writing, up to and including full length novels. Typos happen and are acceptable, as long as they are not excessive. See above. Also, make an effort to read people’s work before complaining.So, there you have it. That's my ideas for a better, more.... enlightened community.