r/anarchism's active mods being mass-banned and r/fullcommunism being quarantined and stuck with a 'read about the crimes of communism' warning is pretty indicative of reddit's direction going forward. It will no longer be a platform to organize radical action against state/capital or even spread rad propaganda in any way, and people are going to have to seriously look for alternatives. Reddit has been cracking down on anything that could cost them advertisers for 2 years now and it's only going to get worse.
The only way raddle is gonna have wider appeal is if it's decentralized. Anarchists are sceptical of any platform being in the hands of a small group of people; even if they're other anarchists.
Emma has said she has some ideas about decentralizing the project, but other rad programmers need to contribute to the code if it's gonna happen any time soon.
Everyone always waits around for other people to do the work and then they complain that it's not exactly the perfect thing they wished it was as they were sitting on their asses doing nothing while emma was coding day and night to give them a viable alternative to reddit.
We need less complaining that ongoing rad projects aren't perfect yet (like anything can ever be perfect) and less tarnishing of the programmer and the admins and the mods and the users hard fucking work to give us a functioning libre meeting place that promotes anarchist principles.
Instead, we need more action from all the people that have the time and ability to contribute to the project.
This is a plea to all the radical programmers out there that have the ability to improve this project and make it even more anarchistic and decentralized in nature to please get to work.
People that would rather nitpick and demean and make empty excuses to continue their inaction are useless comrades and need not respond to this request with more smug excuses and slander.
Two years of hard work have already been poured into postmill; so it wouldn't even be that much work to take it to the next level. Other projects that have aimed to created a decentralized reddit alternative from scratch instead of adding to the postmill codebase (out of vain attachments to other programming languages) have gone nowhere.
Instead of dragging your feet, or starting another project from nothing, use what is already there and improve on it. Give back to the radical community. Mutual aid is good stuff.
Here's the git: