At Ancient Rome Refocused we live by a simple set of house rules:
1. Educate through ideas
Sure…a lofty concept. A given. This comes from reading something you have to share. This comes from your own experiences. This comes from loving something so much you want to bring it to others and show it to them.
2. Share with us what you know
We want to hear from you. Leave a comment on facebook, on the blog, or call in to the show. If there is something on the blog or podcast that does not seem right to you, call or write. The facts are the most important thing.
3. No profanity
Using profanity on someone is like pulling your sword on them. ‘Sword-fighting’ ends discusson. No sword fighting. Period.
4. Cite your sources if possible
Telling us where you get your information will prevent ‘sword-fighting.’ It proves to us that not only are you well-read, but you just given us something we can go read, AND THAT’S GREAT. I concede that Rule 4 may not always be possible, but if the source of your information is at hand — please share.
5. Attack ideas not people
Ideas can be discussed. They can always be discussed. You attack the person that brought it forward, you have said to everyone in the group that you are not the type of person we would like to have coffee with. Many people think that the use of the internet gives them ability to hide anonymously and send out artillery rounds if they are contradicted. Not here. I would like to think that everybody who is a member of Ancient Rome Refocused would be happy to attend a ‘meet-up’ and enjoy each others company. If you are a member of ARR we are friends.
(Failure to comply with rules 3 and 5 results in ‘banishment from the Empire.’)