With all due respect to indeterminancy and Mrenda, I don't think serious discussions on the internet are impossible. I do believe that they require all participants to be actively willing to police their own actions and behaviors, be committed to a serious discussion, and be willing to see that other people are not posting with malicious intent. i.e. give the benefit of the doubt to others in ambiguous cases.
Far too often people project what they think of a poster onto that person's messages, coloring their view of them. Serious posting requires a great deal of mental dedication to recognizing when you're doing that, and stopping yourself before you let that bias inform your post.
As for the topic at hand, I'm not sure Failheap is the best place for this sort of experiment, but it certainly can't be the worst place either. I look forward to seeing what happens in the coming months.