This thread is for the purposes of suggesting and discussing changes to /oat/'s content and mod policy towards the board.
The intial proposal from staff is in short:
>/oat/ - All content not covered by /pony/, /chat/ and /rp/. Stricter standards of civility here then /chat/.
What the first half of this means is that /oat/ will continue to be a general purpose catch-all and threads will not be moved to a different board with the exception of political threads being moved to /chat/, or threads which break site rules.
The second half regarding civility is slightly more complicated and definitely needs more discussion from the community.
Currently, /site/ has a specific rule regarding civility which is as follows
>Use ad hominem arguments, do not contribute to the discussion at hand or do so in a belligerent manner and you will be warned and subsequently recieve a ban from posting on /site/
Occasional problems regarding enforcement aside, this ruling has worked reasonably well for /site/ in comparison to /site/'s prior conduct.
As it doesnt exactly fit for the /oat/ community, simply copy/pasting the rule would probably be a bad idea.
Which is why we're implementing it immediately
Which is why the following question is being put to the board