The ECG dogma is licensed CC-by-nc-noderivs by ECG. However, this description of the scope and purpose of the dogma is under CC-by-nc-sa by ECG so it can improve - basically a safety valve so that the dogma can always be criticized on a page that is impossible to ignore, that being this page, the page where the dogma itself is defined. That's what we mean by ultra-reflexive!
- never waste ECG master time: the Efficient Civics Guild has to be efficient or no one whose time is valued in the marketplace will want to become an ECG master at all
- keep open politics in force: without equal power relationships, there are no peers
- assure/insure/ensure in that order: assure ECG nominees they're wanted, insure ECG apprentices against error, ensure ECG masters are not bothered by those errors.
- be/do/go in that order: who/when/where doesn't change as easily as what/how/why
- control guild social capital but only controll instructional capital
- Usually "efficient" is understood in the sense of minimizing throughput of living things and maximizing throughput of idiocy - dealing with stupidity as fast as humanly possible and not wasting any more time trying to pretend that it can be pre-empted by any deep wisdom - just spotted as fast as possible and eliminated. Similar to the ideology of crash-only systems and troll-friendly wiki.
- The open politics in force ruleset is the only one arising from disciplined empirical observations of practice in civics itself. If an alternative arises that attempts to implement something like an open party and shows the slightest reflective urge, this element of the dogma can be revisited
- Does it make any sense to try to require or coerce what you aren't willing to even bet cash on? To try to bet cash on what you aren't willing to even espouse? Some will say it does but those are not the people running the world.
- This seems to be the most central self-help dogma: decide what you're about, first, then what you're going to do about, then start going places where they have stuff you think you need. If you do it in the wrong order you'll only end up confused and bothering others. If you don't know what you want to be, stay home and verb:meditate a while.
- That second "l" in controll is no tyop - trying to prevent loss of repute to the organization makes sense only if identity is at stake, not if competence is at stake. A organization that wants a good reputation had better let anyone question how it does what it does, and base its good reputation only on doing it with absolute integrity