A hot medium requires firefighters to control the flaming.
While a cool medium requires no firefighters at all.
Typology Central is a hot medium and so we have firefighters, called moderators, on duty at all times.
But when I speak to you on the telephone, there is not one moderator present. Yes, the telephone is a cool medium that needs no firefighters at all.
And yes, in popular culture 'hot' means 'sexy' and 'cool' means 'good'.
So in popular terms, Typology Central is sexy and the telephone is good.
And there is no point asking whether you are good or sexy, for almost everyone here is sexy - we can barely resist flaming one another.
But without the flamers there would be no moderators. They feed off each other like prey and predator in nature.
It's called Systems Theory or Cybernetics where everything is related to everything else, just like the flamers and the moderators.