Sorta OT: My ethics paper Like the title says, I'm in the middle of an ethics course at school and was recently assigned a paper on arbitrary ethical systems. Specifically, I'm supposed to find such a system and examine its behavior over about ten pages and, you guessed it, I've decided to use the SPF as my example due to the fact that the ethical guidelines for playing D2 that this place hews to are 1) quite complex when you take them all together, 2) often and rigorously debated and 3) suitably "irrational" (academic code-word for arbitrary). Oh yeah, and 4) being an online forum where I can just top-post and ask for everyone's input at once, gathering data will hopefully be very easy. :teeth: Anyway, I have about a month to get this done, and I'd like to have everyone who'd like to participate start off by chiming in with their definition of "legit" so I can get a decent baseline to work with. Being as specific as possible would be much appreciated. Also, please be aware that some of you will be directly quoted (by forum nick), which I'm required to inform you of despite the fact that nobody other than myself and my professor are probably ever going to read this thing. You're free to chime in if you don't want to be directly quoted as well, just please indicate as much in your initial post (you only need to opt out of the quote business once. I'll be keeping track). Also, if any of the mods around here object to this little project, please let me know and I'll take this show elsewhere. Thanks in advance for everyone's input. I'm sure you folks are good for an 'A' on this sucker. :flip: EDIT: Oh, one more thing before I forget: I haven't been around this forum for very long, so if anyone would like to provide me with an overview of the history of this place (how ATMA came to be accepted, for example), I'd be much obliged.