The process of gnawing is how an IPA (as produced in primary plank development or wiki meetings) gets turned into a single ratified position or at least a carefully defined list of dialectic disagreements, in a position protocol.

To gnaw is therefore to discern based on evidence/source/authority which positions are worth betting on, e.g. secondary plank development on GPC Platform 2005.

At LivingPlatform.CA itself only that gnawing which is nonpartisan and in the public interest is supported fully and fairly. A faction that seeks to gnaw on the basis of protecting an interest group is invited to start a lens wiki that can specialize the pages.

A trollgnaw is a gnawing by only known trolls.