So only MrMind is allowed to create open threads? Who gave him this sole authority? When was this decided by the community?

"Allowed" suggests something different then I said. I suggest that there's a norm and it's worthwhile to downvote people for breaking that norm without good reason.

In the absence of such a norm you get multiple people competing to start the open thread to gather karma and that's bad. We also had discussions about who opens the open thread in the past, but at the moment I don't want to run the search to dig them up.

and that's bad.

Why?

7passive_fist4yAs far as I remember, the only thing that seemed to be 'agreed on' was that the open threads should be weekly, starting on Mondays, and anyone could open one if it hadn't been opened by Monday. I don't see how Clarity has broken that norm. I don't see how this is anything other than an attack on Clarity for being a newcomer, and anyone who downvoted this thread should really take a step back and consider what kind of community their downvote is promoting.

Open Thread, Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, 2016

by [anonymous] 1 min read27th Dec 2015145 comments

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If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.


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