Hey all, I'm considering a soft, temporary ban on discussions involving Participationism & Illusionism. I'd like to get your feedback on this.
(By soft I mean, if a thread starts to veer towards it, we remind people and guide it away from such discussion, rather than instalocking/banhammering)
Here's a quick summary of my thoughts:
1) These threads have continuously lead to bad blood. Slowing down the threads has softened them a bit, but insta-slowdowning threads isn't a solution I particularly like.
2) It's not even a bad actor thing: it seems like everybody is doing a good job of making everybody else upset in a variety of ways.
3) These terms are loaded to start with: they come from a pejorative usage in The Forge (as in don't run this type of game), not everybody has the same definition, etc.
4) You folks have tried just about every technique possible to discuss it. I don't know what's left except for more circling the drains.
Thoughts? Feel free to whisper me, that's just as good as posting here.
I am particularly interested in hearing from lurkers or people who don't post in these threads. Is there a secret population of people who like these threads and find them useful?
Oh, in case it wasn't obvious, state your feelings/thoughts, don't argue/respond to each other, treat each other's opinions with respect: I'm interested in people's feedback, not in resolving out an answer through discourse.