Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): Re: TIP #27 (Vetoed): Create a works-in-progress directory in /contrib
btw, Andrew, the thing you are refering to is "bikeshedding" and predates the web by a fair bit. I think it's a pretty common maladay of online communities for some reason.
- £10,000,000 atomic power plant -- minimal debate (2.5 minutes).
- £350 bike shed -- moderate debate (45 minutes).
- £21 for coffee at a meeting -- extreme and devisive debate since everyone knows about coffee (1h15m). Anwyay, bikeshedding is the word that ended up in the lexicon, maybe because "coffee-arguing" or "atomic-plant-not-debating" just don't work as well :)