BigBallinStalin wrote:Opportunity cost: the value of foregone suggestions or whatever the 2nd most valued alternative may be.
You get the benefits directly, everyone eats the consequences. Pretty simple concept. It applies to democracies as well.
Duk, you're not being rational. Your post is ridiculous. The two strawman fallacies are cute.
No, you're not being rational.
Boiled down to its essence, your position is "we have major problems, therefore it's wrong to do anything to make small improvements." That's not a strawman, that's a pretty fair summation of what you said. (If I'm wrong about that, then please make me understand what your position is.)
I have too much debt. My feet are cold. By your logic, I'm not allowed to go put socks on until after I have paid my debts.
My city has some major problems with the sewer system. The ash can outside of city hall is overflowing. By your logic, nobody should go empty the ash can until after the sewers have been rebuilt.
Work any number of examples and you see how ridiculous your position is.
The site has major problems, yes. They are being worked on, yes. It's admin-level stuff that most of us can't do anything about. Meanwhile, there's nothing wrong with the members putting their heads together and devising small improvements that can be made to the site. Your attempts to discourage them are, well, discouraging.
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