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The purpose of this KMCI-sponsored Discussion Group for KM practitioners of all skill levels from around the world, is to support inquiry and problem solving. The regulative ideal is to arrive at true solutions to problems, through civil critical exchange comparing competing knowledge claims by looking at their consequences, deciding which ones are false, which ones are not as far as we know, and which ones we can't make a decision about.

This group is different in important ways. First, its objective is not to establish a community, but to provide a forum where people can state views that they believe solve problems and see those views tested through critical examination. If the group accomplishes that objective, the community aspect will take care of itself.

Second, in order to facilitate critical exchange about the content of knowledge claims, group facilitators will apply some key rules constraining messages. (1) Ad hominem arguments are prohibited. (2) Personal attacks, insults, and unsupported characterizations are prohibited. (3) Characterizations of a person's views in the absence of explanation of why the views fit the characterization, i.e. labeling, are prohibited. (4) Advertisements other than KMCI promotions and those of our allies are prohibited. If a post violates any rules it will be returned for reformulation. If a post doesn't violate any rules, any content on any subject related to KM is in bounds. No member may be barred from the group unless the content of their posts doesn't relate to KM.

Here you're free to express any view on KM you wish, no matter how much it is at odds with the mainstream, and no matter who its publication offends. Just don't get personal. Directly address the knowledge claims at issue. If you're looking for a guide on how critical discussion should occur, there is no better one than this statement of Karl Popper's: "I may be wrong, and you may be right, and by an effort, we may get closer to the truth."

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