(proposed new terminology)

A bump-and-grind regime is one which does not allow access to its deepest functionality without disclosure of background and purpose.

On a Q&A site, the deepest functionality is asking a question. (Other, less-deep, functionalities are answering a question, commenting, voting, and bookmarking.)

An example of a bump-and-grind regime is any ‘Stack Exchange’ site.





[Information Technology]

[exclusion principle]

[tight control over computing power]