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The first principle of community is exclusion. | 2 comments
[new] room for experiments (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#2)
by Aileen on Tue Sep 30th, 2003 at 09:48:11 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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It's interesting that you bring this up. In the course of long discussions about possible structures for Discordia in the development phase, we originally had a separate section for "catfights". I think the name changed a few times, but the idea was that there needs to room for conflicts, which inevitably arise. In the end it seemed to contrived and ultimately boring, though, to limit conflicts to one section. Instead we have the Secret Room, where the conventional rules of netiquette do not apply.
I agree that expecting everyone to behave themselves is neither realistic nor all that interesting in the long-run, but trying to find a structure that welcomes experiments - knowing that experiments can be quite messy - but doesn't just level out into indistinguishable noise is a point of contention in itself.
In any case, I think your "apples of discord" sound quite healthy.

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