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I think the bakery should open source those redundant posts
that everybody thinks of so that all the bakers can edit and
change them around together. It's not enough to just mark
them for deletion and then delete them, but rather the ideas
ought to be transferred to a single open sourced post
process so that the group as a whole can edit them. Each
time a redundancy occurs, that post will be put into the
database of posts that came before it...the main idea being
that, even though they all look pretty much the same, just
like snowflakes each one of them is still a uniquely structured
entity. When life gives you an abundance of snow, I say
make snow structures out of it :]
||I would hate for our least original ideas to become the most edited / viewed / searched.
||Perhaps the voting system could be changed or
removed for the open sourced ideas.
||Seems like a bad advert. Why the duplicate ones?
They're interesting because they may be an example
of "steam engine time" a la Charles Fort, but what
about the others?
||I'm not so worried about the voting system, it's just that I don't want the bakery to become famous for inventing treadmill-generated electricity and other such rather common denominators.
||A lot of redundant posts have subtle differences or
different objectives. This could be seen as a way of
refining many very similar ideas into a better whole. [+]
||The least original ideas indicate a widespread need for baking. I wouldn't mind the redundancies being collectively editable as a team effort.
||It would be interesting to have a fairly definitive list
of recurrent ideas, but that would be a list and
probably belongs somewhere else.
||Hmmm, yes, it's also possible to print and save a hard
copy of the list on your refrigerator as well.
||I'm afraid I'm against this. What if, for instance,
one morning, while drinking my first cup of
coffee, I think, golly, wouldn't an immediate cup
of tea vastly improve this experience? Indeed it
would. A cup of coffee and a cup of tea, a huge
||Then I go messing about with Two Cups of Coffee,
thinking, this is a better much idea. But, of
course, everyone gets infuriated with my arrogant
actions and throws their coffees at their screens
in a vain attempt to scald my words into oblivion,
when in actual fact all they succeed in doing is
short-circuiting their computers, as the hot
vengeful coffee drips down into their
motherboard and reaps terrible self-inflicted
damage upon their windows to humanity. And yes,
[jutta] would be among those frantically dabbing
at their computer with an old Pret napkin, but
alas, it's too late, and PUFF! The bakery crashes,
clawing with it in its uncontrollable decline the
||Dark days descend; credit card companies' records
are wiped, everyone is brought back to zero,
looting breaks out across the world, vigilante
groups clash with rioters in the streets, an
American General presses a big red button, China
retaliates, light turns to dark, we scavenge like
roaches for an eternity, cursing an unknown
demon, of pseudonym long forgotten; a spotted,
coffee-drinking, snarling evil cat that stalks the
wastelands changing things behind peoples backs.
||I can't let that happen. I just can't. [-]
||The idea is to 'crowdsource' persistent ideas ad nauseum ?