The Muppet Ratio

February 7th, 2010

The muppet ratio is quality people divided by the idiots/people that only care about themselves or as I call them muppets.

Events I visit are judged by the muppet ratio.

If it’s too high (ie the event caters to the muppets) I’ll leave.

If it’s too low I recommend the event over and over again.

Vastly different outcomes, both connected to a few single people that can sway an audience.


3 Responses to “The Muppet Ratio”

  1. Allan Johnston NZ Says:

    Are you God Ben?

  2. God Says:

    No he isn’t, he’s a very naughty boy

  3. George D Says:

    That’s absolutely true.

    However, the muppet ratio for me is also very much mediated by the level and type of moderation at the event. If the moderators/organisers let the muppets have the floor, then the value of the event vastly diminishes.

    Moderators need to realise that people’s time and attention are actually very valuable things, and that this is often worth much more than completely open participation and making people feel good (allowing muppets to speak).

    But enough complaining – there are some very good events out there!

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