Sometimes I check people's twitters. I take them in small doses because each one is a small blurb and I find it annoying to read each and every one as it filters through every two or three minutes. The other day, I checked Torley's.
Discussion is natural and healthy. It prevents the stupid from being carried out by allowing others to point it out before money and time is wasted following through. Like the asbestos football helmets or using mercury as a preservative in food or the man who decided the time was ripe for vitamin tablets in capsules made of plutonium. And you know, sometimes we discuss things before doing them to consider the financial cost. There's nothing like pouring millions into something and having it become a dud. And before you launch into a 'money doesn't matter if the ideal/idea is great, that's a load of bull, because in this world money is indeed everything (or a good part of it), and a lack of it is a serious handicap. It is very difficult to get something done if I'm broke. A little thought and discussion beforehand definitely would help.
Sometimes, it's important to discuss what went wrong and how to prevent it in the future. There may be lots of discussion and inquiries before anything gets done. And this is vital, because you don't want to try to fix what is probably impossible to fix. A well calculated move is worth ninety poorly planned and hasty calls.
Now, there is a point in that sometimes, discussion is rather pointless. For example, if asbestos is found over your place of work or residence, there's no discussion necessary to determine what to do or how to do it. You get it out, end of story. Sometimes you need a judgment call and a snap decision because you don't have the time. The idea, though, is to try to limit the number of times you have to act quickly and without debate. Let's think things throw, please. The snap judgment to use toxic and radioactive materials to encapsulate drugs may seem a good idea to keep them sterilized, but it obviously overlooks the fact that the end user would suffer.
Sometimes, Torley is right in that discussion may bog down an obvious 'right path'. In such cases, discussion and waffling over it is detrimental. You need to shut people up and just follow through already. I'd like to say, however, that such cases are few and far between. And sometimes, not waiting a few seconds and formulating a good strategy for accomplishing that path is worth it.
There's always special cases to everything. But I think a general good idea is to think something over before doing something rash.
Hey, here's an idea. Maybe if Linden Lab did a little less doing and a little more talking, they would do less 'pissing off residents' and make decisions that actually make everyone happy all around.