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> ##Welcome to the Daystrom Institute##

> The Daystrom Research Institute is a subreddit dedicated to in-depth discussion of everything and anything related to the Star Trek franchise.

> This subreddit contains spoilers for all of Star Trek, including the latest episodes of Discovery. Do not subscribe to this subreddit if you are avoiding spoilers.

> In this subreddit we discuss canon and non-canon topics, and we encourage discussion from both in-universe and real world perspectives.

> We host a First Watch Analysis Thread for each new episode of Star Trek: Discovery. If you are here to discuss the newest episode of Discovery, please use the First Watch Analysis Thread pinned at the top of the subreddit.

> If you are looking for a more general Trek forum, we recommend /r/startrek.

> ##Code of Conduct##

> If this is your first time in this subreddit, please familiarize yourself with the full Code of Conduct before participating.

> ####Posting Content####

> 1. Make in-depth contributions.

> We expect all contributions in the Daystrom Institute to be thoughtful and constructive. Put effort into your submissions, and do not submit comments intended to end a discussion.

> 2. No memes, jokes, and other shallow content.

> Shallow content such as memes, gifs, image macros, links without context, and jokes are not permitted in this subreddit and will be removed. Bots and novelty accounts will be banned on sight.

> 3. Stay on-topic.

> This is a Star Trek discussion subreddit, so please be mindful of straying too far from the topic at hand.

> ####Personal Conduct####

> 4. Be civil.

> Or as Wil Wheaton says, "don't be a dick." No insults, personal attacks, or general rudeness in the Daystrom Institute.

> 5. Assume good faith.

> Don't accuse others of trolling because you had a disagreement.

> 6. Don't downvote as disagreement.

> Downvotes stifle discussion. Please use them sparingly.

> ##Posting Guidelines##

> In addition to the Code of Conduct, please heed the following when posting new threads in this subreddit.

> Open-ended prompts and theories

> All threads in the Daystrom Institute must contain an open-ended prompt for discussion. The prompt can be explicit in the form of a question, or implicit in the form of a theory or analysis to be critiqued. However, posts seeking specific answers are not appropriate for Daystrom, as closed-ended questions do not result in discussion. Closed-ended questions are better suited to /r/StarTrek or /r/AskScienceFiction.

> Descriptive Titles

> Descriptive titles are important because this is a text-only subreddit. In the absence of thumbnails, subscribers rely on clear, concise titles to navigate effectively.

> Reposts

> Reposts are permitted, but the moderators reserve the right to remove topics that come up too frequently. Please use the search function or the Previous Discussions archive to see if a topic you want to discuss has been posted recently.

> Outside the guidelines

> If you want to post a thread which is not a theory, analysis, or open-ended discussion prompt, you must contact the Senior Staff first to get permission. Posts which fall outside the Posting Guidelines which have not been approved by the Senior Staff—including meta threads—will be removed.

> ##Post of the Week##

> Every week Daystrom members nominate and vote on quality contributions. The links for nominating and voting are in a banner at the top of the subreddit, along with the current Post of the Week and links to nominate and vote.

> To nominate a post or comment for Post of the Week, reply to the post or comment and write "M-5, nominate this for X."

> ##Flair: Rank and Promotion##

> Users here are awarded special flairs for their contributions to the community.

> Based on Starfleet's own rank system, you can select one of three divisions (Command, Operations, or Science) and earn pips as you move up in rank. You start by becoming a Crewman and selecting your division by clicking the 'edit flair' link in the sidebar.

> Promotions are earned through our Post of the Week events or by contributing to our DELPHI. The higher ranks therefore indicate our most dedicated and productive members. These ranks are not meant for role-playing.

> ##DELPHI (wiki)##

> The wiki here is called the Daystrom Entrepreneur-Led Project Historical Index, or "DELPHI".

> The DELPHI is an archive for reviews and recommendations for books and episodes, databases not found on Memory Alpha, transcriptions of audio commentary, and links to other online resources.

> Anyone can contribute a page to the DELPHI. You can start your own page by contacting the Senior Staff.

> ##Previous Discussions##

> The Daystrom Institute has built up a wealth of material in its years-long history, which you can read in our Previous Discussions pages.

> ##Other resources##

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