I dunno. It's difficult, at best, to set up such guidelines. It requires either a didactic attitude or a degree of prescience that few of us are lucky enough to possess. It's easy to say, for instance, no politics
or no religion
, but what seems political to others may not seem political to me. Religion is even worse, since that can vary within particular religious groups, much less from culture to culture. At best, be polite
might be specified, but other folk have a different idea of what polite
might be than my interpretation. Maybe don't be confrontational
? But that would pretty much ban significant areas of discussion. Other than very broad/general suggestions - which I thimk exist, at least in the general Living Room, Basement
and like designations, hard and fast rules tend to limit conversation and chase folk away.
Just my opinion, of course. I've been castigated (to my mind, at least at the time) a time or three, but I'm still here because this forum is one (1) of the very few that allows expression of differences without personal bias or discrimination.