To be honest i think your group is very scared of the unknown. It almost feels like you have trust issues and is not very fond of living and sharing with random people.
I remember when i was with you guys , i lived through 7 full lives , we let everyone live if they wanted to. But i haven’t encountered any problem whatsoever , i also remember the family Bergen helping out when we were building a town (not to be confused with the Bell Town)
Everyone was nice and helped maintain the kids and the farm. I remember when i was building that big sheep penn , everyone was very nice , they gave me some food i could eat on the spot , a guy even asked me to use the cart i was using and then helped me to bring some logs as a form of gratitude.
But then the next day people started to use codes , our own group hid tools and refused to just leave it on the ground for a better use. And that’s the story how we lost that town , there were no people reproducing so we had to make a new one which is now commonly known as bell town.
It’s almost ironic that you become what you seek to destroy.