Joined: 06 Aug 2006
* A council built only of legacy messaging groups is the fairest way to build it. Apparently, "fair" meant that anyone new to the game loses their opportunity to participate unless they join an existing organization.
As far as I can recall, that was the initial idea for the council, in the preliminary stages, to start broadcasting the GoMe, and start the foundations of some sort of structure, which would then be done away with once enough people had joined and we had some idea of where we were going. New people were never going to be excluded from the process. I also think the intention was to have the groups not have monopolising powers, and balance them with individuals, and that this was going to be worked, but we haven;t really gotten very far on that mark, as we've gotten steadily diverged towards other points of contention
A council will give us the ability to discipline members from the guild who break the rules... except that we don't yet know of any mechanisms that we'll have to discipline anyone. We can't even boot troublemakers out of neighborhoods once they are members!
I think that was coming from the perspective of Out of cavern news distribution. I agree that it would be difficult to do so in cavern in the same way as out of cavern. And Also I think it was looking to the future. Remember, many of the pre-guilds are looking to establish a system that Cyan/DRC may decide to implement to some extent in the future.
A code of conduct will solve the potential for abuse of mythical tools that we don't have - except that it cannot actually prevent abuse, it would only give us an excuse to say "But we told you not to do that." Remember, we have no power or enforcement capability. And while I think a Code of Conduct isn't a bad idea, I'm strongly opposed to it being bandied about as some sort of behavioral panacea.
Well, if that last line was your only concern, then why are we arguing? Again, I think that the answer to the last statement is somewhat applicable here, with the addition that a CoC was mainly intended simply to have in black & white some sort of guidelines, so that everyone was on the same page, and there was no confusion as to what would be considered acceptable (ironic, no? )
That little piece of confusion was worth about a page of arguing
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