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Comment author: DaFranker 19 September 2012 06:23:48PM 2 points [-]

Consider seating logistics, and experiment with having different people decide who sits where (or next to whom). Dinner parties tend to turn out differently with different arrangements, but different subcultures will have different algorithms for establishing optimal seating, so the experimentation is usually necessary (and having different people decide serves both as a form of blinding and as a way to turn up evidence to isolate the algorithm faster).

Comment author: Alicorn 19 September 2012 06:52:47PM 0 points [-]

Huh, I haven't been assigning seats at all except for reserving the one with easiest kitchen access for myself. I've just been herding people towards the dining table.