Very interesting study
But here’s where the researchers found something completely new. Groups that interacted only intermittently preserved the best of both worlds (rather than succumbing to the worst). Even though the groups interacted only intermittently, they had an average quality of solution that was nearly identical to those groups that interacted constantly. And yet, by interacting only intermittently, these groups also preserved enough variation to find some of the best solutions, too.
This model of being connected, but not “invasive always on chat tool that constantly interrupts you” connected, is something that Discourse has always believed in and promoted.