there seems to be a bit of a trend right now, to pound on the fourth wall, on the IGS and ingame, as evidenced by people arguing about what a particular CONCORD directive means, with some saying that "the text is easily looked up", and others arguing that it's not. It really isn't easily looked up on an OOC level, because it doesn't exist. IC, then it should be something that a capsuleer would be able to look up. Same deal with the "Yulai Conventions", which is the name for the rules of war. When a war ends, there's the message that the war breaches one or more of the Yulai Conventions. But what those conventions actually are, is unknown, because it's not accessible in any way on an OOC level.
There's been a few other instances of that kind of fourth-wall pounding, but that one is the most recent, I think.
and as ever, it depends on which rp circle you're in, as to which side of the argument you're on.
Taken to extremes, it's the old argument about whether what you can see ingame, and do by ingame actions, is all there is, or whether there is stuff that remains hidden from your view. Civilian ships, planetary cities, cakes, none of that exists ingame in any meaningful way, and yet, without those things, the universe makes no sense. vOv