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Okay, had some time to think of some solutions and have come up with some ideas which may work quite well. Of course, please offer input and insights, adjustments, etc, etc etc.
The web is a funny place that thrives on anonymity. This anonymity somewhat enables many to conduct themselves in a manner which may be in stark contrast to their real world personas. Although some may easily identify and transition between web and reality, others may struggle and haphazardly interlace the values of both personas. This is where, I believe, conflicts arise between virtual values and real world values.
There appears to be an anxiety associated with the design of a mechanism which will effectively communicate communal values and not stifle the freedoms unique to the virtual world. Here are my ideas
This part below is a standard for all the scenarios I'll present:
First, the community creates a very generalized and welcoming statement introducing DPC, the global diversity, encouraging creativity, communication, etc, etc.
Second, the community identifies and lists "meaningful intangibles" which have been repeatedly brought up. For example, adhering to challenge descriptions, how to vote, bag headed voting, commenting on images, communication during challenges, etc etc etc. The list is big or small but the issues MUST be isolated and articulated clearly.
Now, how do we handle this information? This is where we have to be clever and careful IMO.
My 3 potential solutions are as follows:
1) Agree upon a general statement regarding each "meaningful intangible" and categorize/catalog the statements under a community menu subheading.
2) Post a "meaningful intangible" much like and image is posted in a challenge and allow members to comment either anonymously or not. For an example, look at the format used for a challenge entry and there you go.
3) Vote on the importance of a "meaningful intangible" on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 is least important and 10 is most. This maintains annonymity and allows graphing much in the same manner as we see voting patterns after the challenge is over.
All of these ideas function to access a communal sentiment regarding various issues that arise. The data is used as a reference for evryone to pop in and see what the community thinks and then make their own decision based upon the poll.
It is non judgmental and offers greater clarity on many "value" issues which arise over and over again.
Lastly, it employs current site functionality therefore making the setup quite reasonable.
BTW: These are generalized frameworks and can be clarified upon request.