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Old 03-02-2010, 04:30 AM
NeonKaos NeonKaos is offline
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Originally Posted by CielDuMatin View Post
I think we may over-use the term "community", and I am probably as guilty of this as the next person.

A community is a group of people that shares a set of values.


I was just thinking about that. A lot of what we have described as "community" are actually better described as "networks". Me with my cats and roller-derby, redpepper with her poly group, and THIS FORUM are all more accurately defined as networks rather than communities. I am not here because I SHARE a "set of values" with everyone else here. What we share is a conscious choice to embrace a somewhat controversial lifestyle, but is has played out time and time again that we all don't share the same values as to the ideal way to live that lifestyle.
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