Re: virus: Virian council and process

psypher (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 23:05:57 -0400 (EDT)

Bill Roh [Sodom] wrote:

> These problems are definitely real - I agree it is not an easy thing
> to do. What we are really talking about is participation I think.If
> we are going to "vote" on things, then suppose we have a group like
> the Snow Leopard collective, with users registrting individualy, a
> group could skew the vote a particular way. What we need is an
> circle" in which everyone who has been here for a little while can
> watch the newcomers and decide weather they have some major issue
> that would exclude them. Maybe exclusion is better than inclusion as
> a system - and all the oldsters will not have to deal with the
> issue.

...I would like to suggest that a functional mechanism is already in place, requiring only diligent application to be successeful. Flame wars are different than passionate debate. Adoption of a "conscious approach" to communication should allow the individual participant to regulate their own behaviour. If, instead of resorting to flaming we cut off communication - ie. shunning, things tend to die down. confrontation without insult can also be effective.

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