The staff has updated a section of the rules page, found here: http://www.onlinedebate.net/index.php?page=odnrules
Specifically, we've changed the way we respond to challenges. Quite a few of you have often complained about the lack of resolution on challenges or the over reaction by the staff to an issue. As such, we've modified the rule to (hopefully) account for both.
Challenges will now be more aggressively adjudicated by the staff and the consequences will (initially) be a bit lighter. The exact text of the rule can be found below.
We welcome any feedback you may have in the Ask the Staff forum or via PM. Expect more changes coming in the next couple of months as we wrap up a pretty extensive re-write that will hopefully be a lot more simple and more flexible. Our goal is to have a wide range of forums with different rule sets so that individuals can find a place that best fits them.
Originally Posted by Rules Change