2006-04-22 16:17:14 UTC
IT IS DECLARED AND DECREED that this newsgroup be and henceforth forever
is the Supreme Headquarters of the Wonderful Inquisition, and that
treason and sedition to these sacred principles be eliminated with out
mercy. SHWI prevails!
1. The core purpose of SHWI is to simulate intellectual life under a
dictatorship. Any affront to the sensibilities of any Inquisitor will be
relentlessly and ruthlessly suppressed.
2. The official doctrine of SHWI is that we are poised ont he edge of
chaos. Chaos is intolerable and is defined as any what-if scenario
@An Inquisitor disagrees with the premise.
@Runs afoul of any prohibition.
@Is posted by a person disliked by the Inquisitor for any reason, not
necessary one that is relevant to the scenario in question.
3. In the name of preventing chaos, all sanctions are allowed, including
but not limited to libel, computer hacking, e-mailed complaints to the
poster's employer and family, stalking, and arrrogant lectures.
Remember, better a thread contaiining a thousand admonishments than a
thread contaiining a half dozen entries that an Inquisitor does not like
4. BAN ON POLITICS. No poster shall write any entry with political
content that is critical of any political sentiments that an Inquisitor
might hold. The exceptions to the rule are :
@Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP (Nazis)
@Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy.
@Maximilian and the Mexican Empire
5. THE DISCO RULE. Commentary is permitted only on those events which
took place before and during the disco era. Ronald Reagan, Brain
Mulroney and Margaret Thatcher may only be mentioned if there is a
positive allusion to their characters if not their policies (but then
the poster is violating the BAN ON POLITICS.)
6. THE ELEPHANT'S MEMORY RULE. The Supreme Headquarters of the Wonderful
Inquisition never forgets and never forgives.
If a poster submits a scenario of any sort, the Inquisitor is to take
out of context any word or words the contributor may have posted in the
past, regardless of how many years ago that comment was written. That
discovery from the past is to become the new focus of the thread.
7. INQUISITOR-APPROVED CONTENT. No poster shall post any scenario or
remark that an Inquisitor does not wish to read. There are many
forbidden topics, and these are a few of them:
@Prosperous Nineteenth Century Mexico
@Aztec Civilization Survives & Stops Human Sacrifice
THE ULTIMATE RULE
8. Rigid, absolute and constant compliance with these Articles of
Allegiance are required and enforced upon all posters., but Inquistors
may transcened these rules and do as they desire , to permit them
maximum flexibility in making policy.
The Supreme Headquarters of the Wonderful Inquisition Prevails!
STRENGTH THROUGH UNITY.
UNITY THROUGH FAITH