Discussions can happen on 4 levels: Analisys, Prediction, Speculation, Fan Fiction Analisys - (100% canon) - it's used to clarify what has already happened Prediction - (90-80% canon) - it's used to make a very likely guess, the missing 10-20%, based on an high rate of canon as basis Speculation - (70-60% canon) - it's used to explore ideas and concepts, which have still to happen, or which the source didn't have time to fully explore Analisys, Predictions and Speculations NEVEN break the canon, and never change or contraddict the canon Fan Fiction - (some canon is respected, some canon is broken) - it's used to make "what if" scenarios, how things could have gone differently
WARNING - mistaking a level of discussion for an other level can lead to misunderstandings usually people are able to instinctively recognize the level the discussion is happening on, but ask when in doubt
Remember also the basic ingredient for any discussion: HONESTY When you go into a discussion, leave your ego at home, the dicussion isn't about You, it is about the Story.
Spoilerpeople who may waste your time
The following people may very likely create misunderstandings, by purposely presenting their points in ambiguous ways, there is no use in trying to clear the discussion, cause their aim may be to make it confusing since the start. If you're going to post in the one piece forum, you should be wary of two people: @captain kidd and @fulmine
@captain kidd is a baiter, he'll try to bring you back in the talk by saying outrageous things, possibly also wrong and false on purpose, while totally derailing whatever you were talking about before he thinks his jokes are hilarious, but they are just very selfcentered, his posts may contain actually really little content about the current topic being discussed, it's worth checking only when he manages to make a short post and not a wall of text he's also sarcastic most of the times, so you can't take what he says seriously
@fulmine doesn't know when to quit, if you're talking with him and see he's starting to repeat himself, just leave the talk, cause there's going to be no end to it, and nothing new will be added from him he may also try to make himself look smarter by downplaying others, but that's just a ruse to keep people replying to him once he starts to repeat himself, don't fall for it
don't be like them, or this list will only grow (they aren't bad, but extra work and caution is required to have a peaceful and interesting discussion with them)