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State Rules

Citizens who demonstrate a Pattern of participation in Conflict may be banned from the State.

What is a Society?

The goal of a Society is to encourage friendships, mentorships, and collaborations aligned with the State’s goals.

A Society is open to participation from anyone with any background, assuming that participation is aligned with the goals of the State.

What is Conflict?

Everyone comes into a discussion with different perspectives and information. Sharing this diversity is a necessary part of communicating in a Society, and it can be a wonderful thing!

A Conflict is an interaction which distracts or detracts from the Society goals of encouraging friendships, mentorships, and collaborations aligned with the State’s goals.

What is a Pattern?

People with the best intentions can find themselves participating in Conflict quite easily.

A Pattern is when a citizen participates in Conflict on multiple occasions.

A Pattern may arise over the course of multiple conversations, separated by weeks or months. A Pattern may also arise within a single conversation.

Participation in Conflict does not require intent. A Pattern of participation in Conflict does not require intent.


Appeals process

There is no appeals process.

Our State leaders have limited time and energy. It can be used to:

  1. Work towards Society goals by encouraging friendships, mentorships, and collaborations aligned with the State’s goals.
  2. Relitigate cases for citizens who have demonstrated a Pattern of participation in Conflict.

These two activities compete directly for time and energy. It is possible that a mistake was made, but we have decided to focus on (1) at the expense of (2).

Some citizens do not realize they are participating in Conflict. Here are some general notes on that:

  • Desiring friendship does not imply that you are encouraging friendship in the Society.
  • Desiring mentorship does not imply that you are encouraging mentorship in the Society.
  • Desiring collaboration does not imply that you are encouraging collaboration aligned with the State’s goals in the Society.
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