Jason, welcome at MeatballWiki. Constitutional and legal issues are a big topic in online communities, as you have already seen. We are grateful for any help you give, any perspective you provide. Feel at home. -- HelmutLeitner
Thanks, Helmut, happy to be here.
Thanks...actually I've been here all along but most of what I've done is CopyEdit stuff, some pruning, some organization, refactoring, occasionally throwing my own thoughts in anonymously.
Great, given that I quite enjoyed some of your statements and found them enlightening.
I did WalkAway from the controversy I was involved in. (I am still away from it.) I did actually contribute to the postmortem regarding another controversy that happened shortly thereafter, chiefly in puzzlement that things happened so fast. I don't shy away from controversy, in fact I suspect I am one of those people who thinks that as many good things come out of head-on collisions and bloody, passionate battles as come out of collaboration and consensus. But in order to have a battle come to something you have to have both sides willing to engage.
I love talking about trust, it's a really interesting subject. I find that there are two complementary (opposing?) views of group interaction that I've dealt with "in the real world": relationships based on an exchange of trust and relationships based on an exchange of interest. The reason I say these are complementary is because if a problem seems intractable from one viewpoint, often shifting to another can help. That's something that might be worked into several pages here and I've been considering doing it.
I am a head-in-the-clouds dunce when it comes to technology, I look forward to seeing your stuff, though. -- Jason
Trust it is, then.
In fact, I'm already intrigued by your perspective of two views.
I'll give this some thought during the next week while I am travelling and will not have reliable 'net access.
Regards, for now.