Also was on TheReformSociety
TheReformSociety was an interesting experiment and is still worth contributing to (if a certain host would get around to fixing it!), but it occurred to me some time ago that the fact that different people have different presuppositions makes it virtually impossible to realize a long term goal of the site, that it should be acyclic. See PatternForm and DirectedAcyclicGraph for more.
Certain host here. I stopped maintaining RefSoc? for 3 reasons:
- The subject matter became personally risky for me to be involved in. I was moving countries and trying to get a second citizenship - being a known rabble rouser wasn't a good idea at the time. Call me cowardly if you like.
- The lattice PatternForm demonstrated combinatorial explosion especially in the presence of multiple viewpoints. I have no idea how to ReFactor to deal with this.
- But mostly I found myself reinstalling zwiki/zope over and over again and just didn't have time to keep it up. Every release required another couple days groking zope architectural changes, regenerating catalogs, rehacking the underlying scripts to suit ... Zope very rapidly demonstrated the AllPanaceasBecomePoison problem.
But I greatly valued your contributions to refsoc and since the content is all open source I'd be only too happy if you had any inclination to take the thing over. Otherwise I will almost certainly try again - but likely in a larger context and once various other projects get 'emselves at least partially expressed. --Pete.
Re: your reasons:
- Can't argue with that, I wasn't there, although from my comfy chair it's difficult to imagine a real risk to a such a nice, if rabble rousing guy. (Or, you think you're safe in the Shire? They found Trotsky.)
- A difficult problem to be sure, and what I was alluding to above. But, Let the community figure it out!
Hey, I appreciate the confidence, but dammit Pete, I'm a BeanCounter? not a code jockey! If you found the technical aspects of hosting to be a pain, I'd be lost before I started. Re: the restart - I'll try and be patient. -- Mark