"Declaring yourself to be operating by "Crocker's Rules" means that other people are allowed to optimize their messages for information, not for being nice to you. Crocker's Rules means that you have accepted full responsibility for the operation of your own mind - if you're offended, it's your fault." "Note that Crocker's Rules does not mean you can insult people; it means that other people don't have to worry about whether they are insulting you." "Crocker's Rules are a discipline, not a privilege. Furthermore, taking advantage of Crocker's Rules does not imply reciprocity." #culture #discipline #personal_development #debate #pub