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    Should the "150 Characters" Rule Be Removed from the Anthropological/Personal Taxonomy Sections?

    The answers to these types of threads are usually very short, except possibly when further information is needed and requested (ancestry, pictures from different angles, etc)

    Almost all the anthropological taxonomy threads require nothing more than a one-word response eg. "Faelid" or "Nordid", and the rule can get quite annoying as we are sometimes forced to add superfluous details to our responses.

    I also noticed that the "150 characters rule" is not present in all threads. Why is that?

    I'm sure I'm not the first person who got annoyed by the rule, and maybe it's serves a good purpose, but I just don't see it at the moment.

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    That rule is there to make people state why they think the subject is of this or that subrace. This should help other people in understanding classifications.

    Sometimes (or often) I feel it hard to exactly pinpoint the apparent traits (or just can't be bothered to post all of them) and I mostly classify based on impressions anyway, the traits being on my mind obviously.


    I haven't noticed that the application of that rule varies from thread to thread though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juthunge View Post
    That rule is there to make people state why they think the subject is of this or that subrace. This should help other people in understanding classifications.

    Sometimes (or often) I feel it hard to exactly pinpoint the apparent traits (or just can't be bothered to post all of them) and I mostly classify based on impressions anyway, the traits being on my mind obviously.


    I haven't recognised that the application of that rule varies from thread to thread though.
    OK, that explains a lot. I guess I should have just messaged one of you instead of starting a thread, I'm not good at planning I guess a thread like this could be useful though.

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    I think the rule serves a good purpose to make the section serious and scientific. One-word replies make anthropological classification look nonserious, almost like a guessing game. That doesn't help the racialist/preservation scene because anti-racists love to say these classifications are unscientific and created out of bias and hatred. We know that's not true because racial classification isn't random. Racial anthropology, like any other science, has its 'formulas' and rules so when you classify someone as Nordid or Alpinid you do it based on application of these rules.

    Explaining the classification into races and subraces therefore serves a good purpose to prove this slanderous allegation wrong. Don't be lazy, because expanding in your reply can have both this effect and help others to learn and understand the science behind (sub)races.

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    Like it has been stated, the rule is there for a good reason:
    - Members who classify individuals or who attribute specific anthropological taxonomic types to them are required to elaborate on the reasons for their assumption or taxonomic categorization. Posts which only consist of certain anthropological types, a combination or an approximation thereof (e.g. "Noric", "Alpine/Pontid", "primarily East Baltic") without any reasoning or elaboration which lead the author to the aforementioned assumption or taxonomic categorization will be deleted, for they are neither of educational value nor subject to criticism or refutation and thence of dubious, little or no value.

    - The minimum character limit in the Anthropological Taxonomy forums is 150. Spam and lowbrow comments to fill the missing space (such as "blah blah") are not permitted and such posts shall be edited, deleted and/or warned according to the severity of their contents.
    Text from the Rules and Guidelines for Posting in the Anthropological Taxonomy Area.

    I can see that it annoys some people, but that's normal with regulations. But it's a risk the staff has to take. If we want the omelet, we have to break some eggs.

    If the rule isn't enforced as harshly as others it's probably because it's not a grave offense like endorsing illegal activity, but it's still a rule after all. Repeated violations might lead to infractions, so you're encouraged to post explanations when you classify someone.
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