Each and every summer, rabble -- and babble -- activity slows down, for the most part. It's a blessing for us mods who, during most of the year, have to volunteer way too much time to doing what only a few babblers want us to do -- moderate.
I'm enjoying this brief lull, but am wondering: are we less vigilant during the summer months because so many of us have the luxury of vacation time? What if babble were centred in a developing country (assuming -- and this is total fantasy -- that all economic classes of people had Internet access) where the general population has no concept of "vacation" because every hour, day, season, is devoted to survival.
An intellectual exercise, to be sure, but I'm curious. What would babble look like if it were based in an impoverished "developing" country?