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Paul and Jocelyn talk about updates on Wheaton Labs, and how the "Problem is the Solution". Part 2 of 2.

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The Problems
On some examples Paul explains the main problems of communities:
- Some people don't want to be in the type of community they joined and want to change things to suit them better.
- Some people are low on the spectrum of nobility. They are the people that want other to do things for them while doing nothing to help.
- Some people that are just annoying and disrupting through not really much fault of their own.
All these problems or rather problem people are disruptive and destructive to a community. In the worst case they can ruin the community and lead to its dissolution.

The Solution
There has been a video from the Fouch family with criticism of Paul and Wheaton Labs (details in podcast 380).
Ever since the video has been out, the people coming to Wheaton Labs are a lot higher on the nobility scale, more rational and have realistic expectations.
The video actually turned into a filter for people looking for a place where everyone is doing everything for them, because they see this is clearly not such a place. Instead it attracted better people who saw beyond the complaints and saw how unfounded those complaints are.

Cult?
There was some discussion about what a cult is and whether Wheaton Labs is one - the answer is probably no, but it may seem like it to people who are low on the Wheaton eco-scale
 
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There are soooo many points where you are spot on with this podcast.

I had been watching the Fouch videos and stopped when they did the one trashing someone that seemed to be trying to do the right thing.
I could give you personal examples, but, I'm not sure this is the appropriate forum for that.
Mrs Fouch reminded me so much of my 1st wife that - that was the last video of theirs I watched.

Limiting your number of bad seeds is totally the right thing to do.
Again I could give personal examples.
A small group of the right people will get so much more done than a larger group with a few bad apples thrown in.
In my view there are lots of things that can make someone a bad apple.
You are trying to weave a complicated tapestry.  You need to work with just good threads.
 
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