I got this from the FeedBack Module on ControlBooth... I was struck by the thought that personal biases would interfere in a community-based learning environment that, by definition and by human nature, cannot exist without personal biases and opinions. After conferring with the rest of the senior team, the general consensus amongst the team is this: Technical theater is an art, and as such, it must be treated as an art form. For example, no painter has the exact same style, nor do painters use the same equipment as each other. Like a painter, no one lighting designer or sound designer would use the exact same equipment as each other because you need different equipment to achive the individual desired effect. As ship's mentor used to say, "theater is the temple of the arts." Being that the creators of the "art" are all unique individuals, we must respect their differences whether we agree with them or not. The best aspect of this site is that you can express your own opinion as how something should be done, look, act, etc. A community cannot survive for long if it does not allow for personal opinions or biases. A community that does allow and respect opinions can flourish from the flow of fresh ideas that many people, together, can refine. That being said, I am interested in what the communities thoughts are on the subject. Just hit "view comments" to view the communities comments and to add your own as well.