Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:
robert wrote:Are we stuck? Add it or leave it off until clarification?
I'd say it needs a clarification. So we are stuck for the moment, unless some less unclear entries show up, which can be added in the meantime.
What do you think?
Also, if this is the manner of proceding, how are we to debate any given point? Will you take it down as soon as there is an objection?
I'm not sure. I was thinking that we could start a thread to discuss anything that raises objections to discuss it further?
Should we add items to the list but mark them somehow as "under debate"?
Maybe we could end up with some sort of "jesus seminar" style of voting at the end of each debatable item and end up with something like:
Red= All members agree
PInk=Most members agree
Grey=Most members disagree
Black=All members disagree
Honestly though, I am really hoping that we can create at least a basis from which we all do agree, and then we can move out from there. What are the common ground items that we can all agree with? And when we do move out from there, what can we offer for why we move out from there?
For instance, someone might very likely come into this thread and say "The Visconti's are the oldest decks in existence", and we might all agree on that. If they said "The Cary-Yale is the oldest existing Tarot Deck, then we might have some discussion on the subject", if they said "The Visconti Family invented tarot", then we'd have a harder time of it.
What I'd really love to do, at least at first, is get as many items as possible that we can all agree on, and then maybe we can go out from there?
I'm open to anything, I was just trying to establish some common ground. After the common ground, maybe we can tackle the "almost" common grounds and move from there? I was hoping that as a community, we could agree on at least some basic premises for tarot history!!!
Or maybe it's a waste of time?