[Theforum] Barriers -- let's talk philosophically

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Thu Oct 25 20:50:15 CDT 2001


> From: A. Erickson
> > 1. Sorry - I can't think of any non-trivial,
> >    non-chaotic systems with 'no barriers'.  Maybe
> >    somebody else has an example?
> The only one I could think of was "parenthood" although
> it wouldn't take long for us to think up some barriers
> that there might be including social and economic.

 - age (too young, too old)
 - physical health (sickly, using drugs/alcohol)
 - mental health
 - for males, inability to find a consenting mate
 - impotence/infertility
 - religion
 - ability/skill level *wink wink*

these are all barriers to entry.

> **Historical sidenote and tiny soapbox** I don't think
> anyone has ever asked to join admin beyond the initial
> group of people (please correct me if I'm wrong).

i think you're correct in this observation.

i think that in 99% of the cases, the individual requesting entry into admin
probably would have been granted their request.

just my 2c


jeff at members.evolt.org

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