Author Topic: The Discordian Norm vs. The PD.COM Norm  (Read 6167 times)

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Re: The Discordian Norm vs. The PD.COM Norm
« Reply #75 on: June 07, 2010, 04:20:48 pm »
I think both ECH and RWHN are saying good things.

It's also good to see that even if there's disagreement, there's some modicum of respect as well.



I concur. I don't think that having a Norm is necessarily bad... it seems inevitable... but its good to poke it with a stick and see what evolves.
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Re: The Discordian Norm vs. The PD.COM Norm
« Reply #76 on: June 07, 2010, 04:26:18 pm »
I was thinking about this, and I came to the conclusion that it's easier to say that the "PD norm" is made up of things we do not want to see posted.

That is, if we collected the various trolls and flamebait from our archives, we could say that our "norm" is anything that isn't that.

In other words, we don't behave like, "you must do this to be part of the group," but rather, "if you do that, you're gonna have a tough time here."


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Re: The Discordian Norm vs. The PD.COM Norm
« Reply #77 on: June 07, 2010, 04:35:46 pm »
That's pretty fucking astute! Also struck me a bit counter-intuitive. I'd always figured "thou shalt not" was worse in principle than "thou shalt" but I guess the former leaves the door open for creativity and inventiveness where the latter leads straight to conformity.
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Re: The Discordian Norm vs. The PD.COM Norm
« Reply #78 on: June 07, 2010, 05:05:13 pm »
I think both ECH and RWHN are saying good things.

It's also good to see that even if there's disagreement, there's some modicum of respect as well.

And this is my whole trip.  It seems like the world is full of shit on a daily basis.  Between people acting like assholes and shit blowing up because of something people did or forgot to do.  Discordianism, and this place, offered me something of a refuge from that.  Not a true refuge, because the shit is still there.  But finding some individuals who at least share the ideal that, yeah, there is some fucked up stuff going on right now and having a perspective that delves a bit deeper into what sorts of things cause all of these problems.  And as new folks arrive, I would imagine it is a similar revelation. 

Some make more graceful entrances than others.  Some come with the purpose to contribute, a few come with the purpose to disrupt, and then there are a bunch who just come to be.  I guess since I took on my new gig, and since my boy arrived in a rather traumatic and scary manner, my perspective has shifted a bit.  The negativity that tends to bubble up here from time to time I had largely been able to ignore.  Now it's different.  I guess I'm more about finding the light now.  Perhaps this puts me in the 1% now.  But, it is where I am right now. 
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Re: The Discordian Norm vs. The PD.COM Norm
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2010, 10:39:16 pm »
Look, asshole:  Your 'incomprehensible' act, your word-salad, your pinealism...It BORES ME.  I've been incomprehensible for so long, I TEACH IT TO MBA CANDIDATES.  So if you simply MUST talk about your pineal gland or happy children dancing in the wildflowers, go talk to Roger, because he digs that kind of shit