Brian E Carpenter wrote:
we do not know what constitutes an acceptable experiment on
Maybe something that doesn't harm folks who don't participate.
For whatever reasons, maybe because they don't know about the
focus on the general issue rather than the specifics of any
"Voluntary" and "opt-in" appear to be keywords. A potentially
harmful experiment with non-consenting participants is dubious.
Intentionally disrupting other running experiments or breaking
standards is also dubious.
Maybe the latter is acceptable if it's a documented purpose of
the voluntary experiment, and causes no "real harm" for others.
For some values of "real harm" - one possible outcome of such
experiments could be "the whole world adopted it, what next ?"
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