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Re: arbcom[edit]

Happily the new arbs are people I trust, especially DGG, who has amongst the best instincts of anyone I have met on the project.

Do you really want arbs to operate from instincts, rather than from knowledge and experience? I know I don't. To quote a Vulcan, "...one day your intuition will fail, and you will finally understand that logic is primary above all else. Instinct is simply another term for serendipity." Viriditas (talk) 20:43, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

I want them to act on facts, and be guided by instincts that are closely aligned with the project's goals. That is what I am absolutely confident DGG will do. Unfortunately, not all arbs can be Newyorkbrad: in this circumstance, DGG is an exceedingly good second best. His fairness is transparent. Guy (Help!) 21:34, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
I suppose instincts are good in some situations, particularly those involving survival, fight, or flight. However, I don't think they are good in the realm of deliberation, where they can get in the way and arise as roadblocks in the form of emotional biases. Viriditas (talk) 21:36, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Read what I said. DGG is fair, transparently so, and has a good nose for what is and is not in line with project goals. Hence, I trust him, even though we have disagreed many times. Guy (Help!) 09:40, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

A bit of a form letter from me to you (don't go poking around in my edit history or it'll get even more obvious how much of a form letter it is!) to wish you happy holidays, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Happy December, Happy Snow, Happy Sunshine, and an otherwise generally happy end to 2014. Thanks for all the constructive editing, support and civil discourse. Here's to another year of assuming good faith of one another. Face-smile.svg Cyphoidbomb (talk) 18:43, 24 December 2014 (UTC)