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Scott, although I am sympathetic with your intentions, reality suggests that the best you can hope for is as much freedom as is possible. Top down management only works for the few, and then only until they trash the place.
All experience must include the bad with the good, otherwise, you will end up with what you see on television.
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This has been the best managed philosophy site of those with general admittance of members.
Your plea may be true, but empirical studies made on this site prove the opposite of your claim, Synthesis.
This search engine is powered by Hunger, Thirst, and a desperate need to Mate.
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How to have a productive philosophical conversation?
Converse with people who are philosophically productive.
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Most importantly, you need to listen as well as you can to the other people in the discussion. Many people talk too much and listen too little. Ironically, if you talk too much, you will have a lot of trouble expressing yourself. If you listen well, you can express yourself better because you can tailor your response to what the person has already said. Additionally, if you listen to others intently, they will likely return the favor. If you do not listen to them and just try to talk over them, then they will likely do the same to you.
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I would say the best advice comes from A West Side Story. "Stay cool, boy"
If the responder seems red hot, just play it cool, you might have missed something.
If the poster seems red hot, it remains true.
If you can help it, be a cool boi. Best discussion comes from a cooled tongue that can release hot knowledge and ideas, keeping its cool the while. As long as we play it cool, nobody gets offended and everything stays right in the world. Neato, see you later, intellectuals!