How this sub-forum works! *read first* I've asked the mods for permission to sort of 'take over' this subforum and make it my pet. I'm open to ideas what to do with it, but here's how I see it being organized: First, the rules for brainstorming: There are no dumb ideas. People are encouraged to come up with ANYTHING and post it in the Brainstorm Megathread. Other users are to give sincere criticisms of the idea, pointing out both the merits of the idea and the flaws. Do not criticize the person. Do not accuse them of being a plant. If you think the idea is worth a deeper look, suggest that the person who posted it post a seperate thread for it. The purpose of the brainstorming megathread is to give the forum a little more order. A number of people have registered here to make a fly-by-night suggestion. Hell, I'm pretty sure that's how I got drawn in. As a point of fact, Anonymous is doing things pretty much right. 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' But that doesn't mean we shouldn't entertain ideas. I see this megathread as a place for early, raw ideas to sink or swim. The seperate threads for the cream will be places for such ideas to be fleshed out, to determine methods of implimentation, and to make a case for that strategy. At that point, it will be ready for a solid thread in the main Activism forum. Second, the rules for playing Devil's Advocate: If you've ever studied the psychology of group dynamics, one fatal flaw many groups have is groupthink. This occurs most often in groups with a powerful leader who demands his subordinates agree with him - and thus kills critical thinking, skepticism, and so on. This is what killed the Nixon administration, and is presently killing the CoS. The 'solution' to preventing groupthink is to appoint 'devil's advocates', to argue against the collectively agreed-upon ideas of the group. Fortunately, we have no leaders, so we are less prone to groupthink. Nonetheless, there is an overall consensus on these forums, and people who go against that consensus risk being osticized and called a 'plant.' I propose that, in this forum, anybody may choose to defend any pro-scientology position or oppose any generally accepted doctrine of Anonymous. If you elect to do so, post your thread as 'DA: _______________' (so we know you're playing devil's advocate for whichever position you state in the title). Anybody else reading the thread is welcome to join as a devil's advocate or to work to undermine the idea. In this way, we can develop the most effective refutations of Scientology's arguments, and determine which of OUR arguments are strongest. I hope we will get many of you participating. This forum is particularly interested in anybody with strong critical thinking skills, experience in logic, reason, law, philosophy or debate. In this forum, users ought to be familiar with logical fallacies and prepared to point them out when employed.