Do-ocracy

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Typically when someone wants to do or change something big at Pumping Station: One, they bring it up at a meeting and/or discuss it on the mailing list. Most of the time many of us just don't want to be troubled with spending a week figuring out if everyone is ok with a small or mundane thing, and so there's Do-ocracy. Do-ocracy tends to work just as long as our only rule is followed, to be excellent to each other.

Do-ocracy: If you want something done, do it, but remember to be excellent to each other when doing so.

Use Cases

The Short Version

  1. A member asks around if anyone would feel negative about the bike shed being pink. No one does.
  2. The member paints the bike shed pink.

The Being Excellent To Each Other Version

  1. Dick paints the bike shed pink.
  2. Jane becomes unhappy about the fact that the bike shed she helped build is now pink.
  3. Jane politely engages Dick in discussion about why he thought this was ok. Dick realized that other people he shares the space with have feelings too.
  4. Jane and Dick decide to repaint the bike shed blue.