Re: virus: Virian council and process

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 21:55:39 -0700

Bill 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 "outer 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.

Yes, once we have a solid Them in place we'll be able to really streamline the process and move on to establishing a lasting Church...

(BTW, if this is starting to sound like a slippery slope, there's a reason for that -- once you've created a working self-replicating memeplex you will have abdicated all your control of it over to natural selection; a less than noble, egalitarian cause.)

-Prof. Tim, Humble Servant of the Glorious Meme, Second Order, CoV