Global PC rules apply here including, but not limited to - all posts must adhere to the 4/25 Rule, must stay on the current topic, no double or consecutive posting is allowed, as well as no advertising of a personal or monetary nature, no pornographic or indecent imagery of any kind, under any circumstances, and no reviving threads after 30 days since the last post.
Trolling is unacceptable on PC as a whole, and especially in The Roundtable. As the subjects broached here can be personal, deep, or sensitive, you're expected to behave.
Respecting other members
Sometimes, topics like these can get heated or passionate, and that's okay, provided that everyone's being respectful of the other members of the forum. Disrespectful behavior towards another member will not be tolerated. You are here to discuss and help others in a mature, calm, respectful, and tactful manner. Do not be purposefully hostile, offensive, passive aggressive, disrespectful, or resort to personal or ad hominem attacks when interacting with another member in this forum. Treat members with respect and decency, and they will do the same to you.
The Roundtable Vs. The Treehouse
The Roundtable is intended to house a range of topics, discussed in a certain depth, not found in other sections. While you may see similar topics here and in Treehouse, threads here are meant to be more in-depth and articulated. For example, discussions about the effects of steroids could go into more ideas like body image issues, use of other enhancing drugs, etc.). The Roundtable is meant to house discussions on news and current events, and more "academic" and socio-cultural topics. The Treehouse is meant to house a wider variety of lighter, less in-depth topics that aren't strictly about worldly topics.
Regarding Mature content
As a section that tackles topics about some more adult oriented or "PG-13" topics, The Roundtable usually stretches the boundaries of what's appropriate, content wise, on PC. Topics that could be construed as exceeding the PG-13 boundary should be brought to myself or another Higher Staff member to be OK'd before being posted. Do not post threads of an explicit, vulgar, or explicitly sexual nature, or any associated content, in the forum.
The PCNation, the main thread of which is found here, is a long-running event in this section that simulates the running of an average-sized country's federal government. It's a bit of fun where we are currently discussing user-submitted bills (laws that have yet to be passed) and forming political parties.
There are no requirements for participating for the most part, just read up on what is currently being discussed and contribute when you feel like it. If you participate like this, you're considered an "independent" just like in a normal government. Just like in a true parliament you can also create or join a political party. Those who become part of a political party are expected to confer with each other and be active participants in the main thread. To start a political party, you need to have contributed to the PCNation as an "independent" first. You will also need to provide a name for your party and some information about your standings and policy.
Once your party has at least two members, you are allowed to post a planning thread for said party using the blue "Party" prefix. The opening post of your thread should include your party's name and information regarding your policy. The purpose of these threads are to allow parties to plan bills and political moves together.