craner adored him and wanted to keep him as our pet bear to poke and jeer at.
This is exactly what I remember.lol, there was no great struggle or vision. There was some ongoing tension over the direction the board was taking which then exploded due to some awful behaviour. If anything, Mark's position was that certain people should be able to treat others like shit as long as they had the intellectual credentials to back it up. When this was challenged he took his ball and went home. There was clearly a lot of other stuff going on with him at the time, and TBH it was a sorry episode that was probably unavoidable in the long run, but it was certainly far more dramatic than it needed to be .
this mindset I don't agree with even jokingit's all out warfare, every second of the day
i hate it when it's too cosy. but i don't like it when it's nasty. there's a good space between. and of course i am being silly when i say its total warfare but its also true that there is a perpetual battle to pull the place this way or that, to impose one code of conduct or another. that's part of every human interaction.this mindset I don't agree with even joking
I think I said before this place is best when it's adversarial without being overtly hostile
I've been a bit more ornery than usual the last couple months - lockdown, society crumbling etc will set a temper on edge - but advocating competing viewpoints is always gonna produce better results than everyone saying how awesome everything is and we all agree with each other
but, it's collegiate. the idea of having to hold back rants is like, totally nuts to me. it's a message board, not psyops.
K-Punk's inference was that Padraig was a big hero on the Kubrik forum, which had a higher intellectual calibre than Dissensus. But, out of interest, I did a bit of digging on this, and it turned out he behaved in exactly the same way there, and got exactly the same reaction.Did they meet on that Kubrick forum?