I think the membership fee and the signup sheet were required to maintain the fiction of it being private. I don't know if they had memberships that were longer than 1 day.
I don't think you need taboola, but I did recently have to add slashcdn.com
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.[emphasis added]
Who manages disputes?
Assuming you mean personal disputes, then I would imagine a team consisting of HR/Legal, dispute resolution person and a couple of peers.
Who decides what projects should move forward and which should be abandoned?
The Steering Committee.
Who decides raises, merit, and promotions?
Merit would need to be well defined using specified goals that can be scored in an unbiased manner. Raises would then be defined based on merit scores and budget. If there are no bosses then what is a promotion?
Who leads the team?
This depends on what is meant by "lead". If you mean, who performs the function of liaison between the team and the customer/business then there should be a team member who takes on that task (this could rotate). If you mean who gets to assign tasks to other team members (especially those tasks that no one wants to do) then there could be a process for that as well that doesn't require someone to be a "boss' (draw lots, etc.). But what I think you mean is someone to make a decision. Consensus processes have a huge problem with this because no one wants to make a hard but correct decision (killing a popular product, disbanding a team that isn't needed anymore, etc.) And yes, some procedure would need to be worked out to make these decisions, and if it is really a bossless environment that's going to be tough to do.
I am doubtful about the possibilities of having a "bossless" workplace but on the other hand, I have my projects and goals for the year and if I don't see my boss for days or weeks at a time I can still do my job and deal with whatever issues come up. I think the biggest issues to address would be
1. Slacking - which would need some sort of team level resolution and escalation process. and
2. Responsiveness - Trying to deal with fast moving strategic requirement changes would be seriously hampered by a committee process.
that the dominant species on our planet also being the only sentient species (that we're aware of) on that same planet is not coincidental.
By what measure do you consider humans to be the dominant species? As the post you responded to said
In evolutionary terms, we're not much of a success; by mass, algae and amoebas are way ahead. We're more populous than monkeys, but then so are mice.
"Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing." -- Robert Orben