Talk:Less Is More

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With the exception that any titled GM is addressed "Lord". Native GMs are addressed "Elder". (I think -- not really sure how such things are done, but the English model of *here* should be informative for titled government officials.) "Mr. Gore" is certainly sufficient for the Press corps, newsreaders, news papers and the General Public; a formal letter might be addressed in a more dignified manner, though. Elemtilas

Otherwise, I rather like this "Less is More" ideal. It should eventually be moved to the NAL-SLC aritcle! Elemtilas

At the same time, I think that we would want to keep this separate, as an entry for cultural mentalities, and link to it from the NAL-SLC article. We don't want the articles themselves to be too long; I think that breaking out sub-articles allows one to add in more detail without becoming laborous if someone would rather just skim the blurb in the linking article.

What's your reasoning for adding it to the article? It could be that you have a good point. BoArthur


Very nice! Frankly, no, I don't see why this should be moved to NAL-SLC at all. But it obviously should be linked to from that page.
The mentality depicted in it is about the opposite of the RTC, where the motto would rather be: Too Much Is Not Enough. ;)) --IJzeren Jan 10:58, 15 November 2005 (PST)

I've been thinking about this ever since the question came up about the SLN's parade dress uniform, and the difference between Jante's Law and Pioneer Spirit was noted. Two such disparate world-views would simply have to find some kind of compromise if they existed in the same society with any strength. This was my interpretation of same, which was at least partially suggested by the idea of a "gentleman" as presented in a film of Lord Peter Whimsey in which the noble detective realizes he must do his necktie up again--he'd done it perfectly, and that would simply never do. Does that make sense? Zahir 11:12, 15 November 2005 (PST)

Within a week the thirty days will be up. Anybody with comments, suggestions, problems, etc. please speak up... Zahir 16:34, 14 December 2005 (PST)

I've only just discovered this proposal, and I'm off for the Philippines in two days, which does not leave me much time to discuss it with you. I'm a bit puzzled. What's the difference between this Less is More concept and Jante's Law? Boreanesia 11:45, 15 December 2005 (PST)
The purpose of Jante's Law is to aggressively deny that anyone is better than anyone else, at least in theory. The purpose of Less Is More is to prove I am better than everyone else, and I'm proving it by refusing to make an issue out of it--in fact, I'm making a point of not making it an issue (hence reminding everyone of its truth). Zahir 12:35, 15 December 2005 (PST)
Ah! I get it now! Thanks! If you don't mind, I'll incorporate what you have just written above into the article. Boreanesia 13:28, 15 December 2005 (PST)
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