I’ve been emailed the report that PLAS themed discussions have continued to hijack numerous IPR threads, despite IPR policy. Some people have also countered that PLAS Thread I is too old and/or too long to serve its intended purpose. Thus, I am putting up a new one.
Notes to readers, before you email me again:
1) The fact that I am putting up this thread does not mean that IPR policy on this matter will now be enforced. Enforcement of the policy is up to the people who write at IPR, most of whom do not have much time for it – including, at present, myself. If you want to alert the IPR writers that this or other IPR policies are being violated, write email@example.com. Even if you do, that does not guarantee that anyone will notice your email or follow up, but it increases your chances.
2) The IPR policy, and this article, applies directly to the PLAS idea of Mr. Milnes, not generically to all ideas involving progressive-libertarian alliances of all sorts.
3) If you don’t know what those ideas are, you probably don’t read IPR comments very often. In that case, you can ignore this article, or if you are curious, ask in the comments.
4) The IPR policy applies to Mr. Milnes’ PLAS idea even when it is not specifically referred to by name.
5) This IPR policy was agreed to by several people writing at IPR. If memory serves there was little or no objection at the time. Just because I am perhaps the only one who ever took the time to discuss this policy
with readers or admit publicly that I enforced it does not make it my personal policy. Some new people have signed up at IPR since then so they can change this policy if so inclined.
6) The policy exists for those readers who would like to discuss the articles and other issues that arise without a very small number of hobbyhorse issues/ideas of a very small number of people taking over hundreds of unrelated topics. If you have suggestions for other such issues that should be given their own topic for the same reason, write firstname.lastname@example.org. As with anything else sent to that address, it may or may not cause someone to do something about it.
7) At present, I personally have little time to read IPR, so if you have something you want me to see include “Paulie” in the text of your comment. If you do so for items that don’t concern me, I’ll stop reading your comments even if you do address me directly. This personal policy may change when I get more or less time for internet.
That’s all I can think of at this time. Thanks,