If you were to classify the structure of the SDMB under a political system, what would you classify it as? Communist, facist, democratic, socialist, dictatorship, egalitarian, etc. Also, please provide a reason why you think so.
Well, you can do anything you want so long as you don’t break a few clearly posted rules, which the members had no say in writing and which are enforced by Mods we did not elect and from whom there is no appeal. So I would call it a liberal or libertarian dictatorship, or oligarchy.
At first I wanted to call it a dictatorship. The mods make the rules and that is that. But on the other hand, the borders are open, anyone who cares to leave is free to do so. I would say that that there is no valid comparison to a political system, because the SDMB is not a political system. Round peg, square hole. Nuf’ said.
This site seems to be left leaning to me, but i suspect it’s because i’ve only started reading these (mostly brilliant) posts after dubwa was put in charge and i think the leftist opinions are just objections to our current president’s policies and possibly corruption. As far as im concerned, we invaded the wrong i-r-a…
Self evidently it is an anti-revolutionary and imperialist form of government. Chairmen Mao himself said “imperialism and all reactionaries are paper tigers”. What is the Chicago Reader? That’s right, a paper. If reactionaries are papers, then papers are reactionary. Ipso facto, quod erat demondstratum.
We’re an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week, but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting, by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more major–
Be quiet! Will you be quiet?!
Meritocracy? Sometimes when the Pit is really busy and I’m feeling cranky I think it’s more of a kakocracy but then I eat something, my blood sugar regulates and I’m fine again…