Certainly it's interesting to see the evolution in the Social Contract to the Guiding Principles, to the Less Principled Guiding Principles. LJ has become harder to love as a result. I'm here for the community, so I'm not leaving because you lot are the best thing going, but moves like this and the anger they create do flicker disloyal thoughts through my mind. It'll be interesting to note if pillars of the community (some of you lot and some key developers and staff members) leave; some already have, if not necessarily very recently. That could well spell the exodus to the four winds.
2. Some time ago, I recorded some parts of a Harry Potter fan fiction radio play; this has come to fruition and the first half of this forms part of the most recent SpellCast Fiction Alley podcast. I think the play has turned out pretty well; some of the other actors (of both genders!) are excellent. I am less than happy with my part - partly this is inevitable self-criticism and partly this is because I clearly have less advanced recording equipment than the others but partly because some of the others clearly are excellent and I am not. Still well worth a listen, though!
3. Britain's foremost geek comedian, Dave Gorman, and the world's foremost of-his-type comedian, Jon Stewart, together at last! Mathematics + confusion + crudity = hilarity, as ever.
With this in mind, here are some polls. As ever, the truth lies somewhere between the extremes and hopefully you will debate the shades of grey in the comments.
These two maxims appear to contradict each other. Which is more important? How do you resolve the apparent contradiciton?
Which of these is correct? How do you resolve the apparent contradiciton?
I think this is different enough from the last question, because it applies to you personally rather than society at large, that it's worth asking separately. How do you resolve the apparent contradiciton?
There can be only on
I do like theferrett's guide to avoiding psychodrama, but please accept that these are genuine hypothetical questions rather than ones creating a covert post of type three with a hidden meaning to be unpicked.