This is the Pyramid of Debate. It represents the core value of this website:
If a person is caught repeatedly dragging discussion in a downward direction on the Pyramid of Debate, they will be removed. If a person is caught repeatedly dragging the quality of discourse in an upward direction, they're highly valued!
When voting content as insightful and/or fun (and please do, as much as possible!) think of the Pyramid of Debate and if the person you're voting on is moving discussion in an upward or downward direction on the pyramid.
When commenting or posting, think of the Pyramid of Debate, and if you are raising the level or lowering it.
If we each take the Pyramid of Debate seriously, we can have a great website for exploring new ideas and having respectful, rational, conversations with other people. You can do your part by voting, commenting, and posting, to help move the culture at PortCity in a good direction.
We do not share your data with anyone, nor do we have any intent to aggregate data with the purpose of selling it, unlike many social media companies. We don't gather data that we don't need to run the site.
What's Not Allowed
Vending of illegal items and research chemicals are not allowed. Nor is discussion of vendors regarding illegal items, links to vendors buying/selling illegal items, or links to pages with links of vendors of illegal items. Subs and users caught buying or selling illegal items, or discussing such, will be removed. US law and New York law apply to PortCity servers.
No pornography. Not because we are against it, per se, but it's more about the legal troubles associated with housing this type of content. It's better for the longevity and quality and legal safety of the site not to have it here. There's plenty of porn on reddit and voat and around the rest of the internet, so go there instead if you're interested in that type of content. Also no sexualization of children.
Do not upvote yourself (or others) using alternate username accounts. This is considered astroturfing and will result in a ban.
Making A New Sub
Users can only create sub after their account is 2 weeks old, and may only create one sub per week after that. The button will appear below the submit link buttons when it is unlocked. Mods must follow the mod rules at the following link:
The original open-source code that makes the foundation for this site is copyright 2006-2015 reddit Inc., all rights reserved. Read more at: http://code.reddit.com Powered by reddit and Aaron Swartz's code.
The current open-source code that powers PortCity is available here: https://github.com/libertysoft3/reddit-ae
Thank you and enjoy the site!