[Question] What is a community that has changed their behaviour without strife?

I’ve been thinking about community improvement and I realise I don’t know of any examples where a community had a flaw and fixed it without some deeply painful process.

Often there are discussions of flaws within EA with some implied notion that communities in general are good at changing. Maybe this is true. If so, there should be well known examples.

I would like examples of communities that had some behavior and then changed it, without loads of people leaving or some civil war.

Examples might include:

  • Becoming less violent

  • Becoming more entrepreneurial

  • Improving practises around sexual harassment

  • Becoming more open

  • Changing the language they used.

Also if anyone knows of literature they trust on the subject I’d be interested in it.

Crossposted to LessWrong (12 points, 6 comments)
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