Xander: Look who's got a bad case of Dark Prince envy. Dracula: Leave us. Xander: No, we're not going to "Leabbb you." And where'd you get that accent, Sesame Street? "One, Two, Three - three victims! Maw ha ha!"

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Bureaucracy 1: Like Kafka, Only Funnier  

A thread to discuss naming threads, board policy, new thread suggestions, and anything else that has to do with board administration and maintenance. Guaranteed to include lively debate and polls. Natter discouraged, but not deleted.

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Michele T. - Apr 14, 2003 5:57:48 pm PDT #9992 of 10001
with a gleam in my eye, and an almost airtight alibi

Hey, everyone? Chill.

ita:

But if msbelle and Jesse believe their points, and you come to believe yours, what's the problem? If you don't believe yours, well, it seems like an odd case of peer pressure -- do we really see that a) as having happened, and b) a sufficient risk to proactively create procedures to avoid?

I think it's the "come to believe" that's the problem. And, yes, I do believe it happened here. And I do still believe it's worth keeping complaints out of Bureaucracy to keep it from happening again -- which I don't see as "proactively creating procedures" so much as setting one rule. But I'll wait and see if msbelle's plan works before kicking up a fuss about this point again.

Also, msbelle is my hero.


msbelle - Apr 14, 2003 5:59:12 pm PDT #9993 of 10001
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

OMG! really? That's honest make me real surprised, I value your opinion lots stuff.

Thanks friend.


Jesse - Apr 14, 2003 5:59:50 pm PDT #9994 of 10001
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

So it's Like Sarte, Only Longer, then?


§ ita § - Apr 14, 2003 6:01:33 pm PDT #9995 of 10001
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

I'm still confused by the idea that multiple agreeing posts are only acceptable if they're of the yay! variety, and that I'm only allowed to convince you things are better than you'd thought, otherwise it's a "pile-on", and it should be discouraged.

Frankly, when I come in and express dissent (or agreement), whether I'm the first (rarely) or the fifteenth (usually), I reserve the right to stand by my word. Also, to stand by the changing of my mind. I'm not twelve, I'm not peer pressure's bitch.

I'd kinda assumed that was true for the majority here too.


Laura - Apr 14, 2003 6:02:22 pm PDT #9996 of 10001
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Just curious, is Bureaucracy I [closed] going to remain on the right side with Bureaucracy II? We haven't had a II on the side yet.


DXMachina - Apr 14, 2003 6:03:11 pm PDT #9997 of 10001
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

So it's Like Sarte, Only Longer, then?

Looks like it. I've got it set up and ready to go.


Cindy - Apr 14, 2003 6:03:35 pm PDT #9998 of 10001
Nobody

Frankly, when I come in and express dissent (or agreement), whether I'm the first (rarely) or the fifteenth (usually), I reserve the right to stand by my word. Also, to stand by the changing of my mind. I'm not twelve, I'm not peer pressure's bitch.

I'd kinda assumed that was true for the majority here too.

I feel the same way (even though given the context, I'm now all self-conscious about saying I feel the same way).


Cindy - Apr 14, 2003 6:04:11 pm PDT #9999 of 10001
Nobody

Yes, 'only longer' is my favorite.


DXMachina - Apr 14, 2003 6:04:37 pm PDT #10000 of 10001
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

Finis.


Michele T. - Apr 14, 2003 6:06:33 pm PDT #10001 of 10001
with a gleam in my eye, and an almost airtight alibi

I'm not twelve, I'm not peer pressure's bitch.

I never said you were; don't put words in my mouth.

I'm talking about some very simple, basic, Sociology 101 human dynamics, which I can easily point you to examples of on this board. Conflict (especially online for a variety of reasons) tends to lead to more conflict, rather than resolution. And lots of people joining in on one side of the conflict tends to lead to that side reacting more strongly than any one of the individuals would have on their own.


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