Hi guys, at the risk of sounding too much like an old man yelling at clouds, I'd just like to request that we be more clear when referring to the results of our RCs and stating that they "pass" or "fail".
Currently, I never understand whether the "pass or fail" terminology means you confirmed you were dreaming or not, because I can see it working either way.
You could be testing whether dream logic is consistent with real world logic, so if you find that the logic you experience is not consistent with real world logic (i.e. you're dreaming) then it fails, but if it is consistent with real world logic then it passes.
Or, if you're approaching lucid dreaming from a scientific point of view, you could state that your hypothesis is "I'm dreaming" and use RCs to test that hypothesis. If your RCs confirm the hypothesis, then they've passed, otherwise they've "failed" (to confirm the hypothesis).
I have to admit, when there's no context to work it out from, I never understand the meaning when somebody states "I did an RC and it passed/failed", and I know I'm not the only one.
Can we try and be more clear when talking about our RC results? Maybe just state "I did a nose pinch test and found I could still breathe" or even "I did an RC and it confirmed I was dreaming", or could we come up with a standardised way to report RC results?
This isn't a major issue, which is why I'm worried I'm coming into "old man yells at clouds territory", but it has definitely confused me on multiple occasions.