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RandomNoob wrote

More forums, more posts.... Maybe a live chat? I don't know, things take time to grow.


rtsn wrote

Does it really need to grow?


nov wrote

Is raddle meant to be a platform to affect change towards some variant of anarchy or is meant to be a space for people with interest in leftist ideas to interact?

I would like to see the latter but a lot of the time I stay away because places feel like the former.


ziq OP wrote (edited )

It'a a place for politically astute people to congregate and socialize and educate. They don't have to be anarchists. But the 'educate' part is how we affect change.


nov wrote (edited )

So if the goal is to educate then it makes sense for folks like me to come here and read the articles and scan the comments but not really participate (which for the record is a-okay and I enjoy scanning the articles)


An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

This idea, which I'll awkwardly paraphrase to "lets make some substantial OC", together with having the people who are already here participate more in terms of posting their interests and commenting with responses, are my two preferred routes at the moment.


ziq OP wrote (edited )

I've done that and they always ignore me. Except for a while when we got a link in r/anarchism's sidebar but then they voted to replace it with r/completeanarchy. IGD, unicornriot, contrapoints, and some others all didn't respond to my request for a plug.


PerfectSociety wrote

Did you guys already post about it on r/Anarchism on reddit? That would be the easiest way I would think. There's close to 100k subscribers on r/Anarchism. If a decent proportion of them joined up on Raddle, that would make a huge impact. It also gives us enough people to accomplish things with.


Magma5 wrote

Wasn't there that Konsent program that we were working on that would allow us to have direct/consensus democracy on the internet that Raddle was supposed to be working on? What happened to that?


ergdj5 wrote

Used to be in the sidebar of /r/anarchism. Got removed by the mods that replaced the old ones. Reddit admins took out the old ones for being anarchists and put in some brocialists.


Amp180 wrote

Was this before or after they went intersectional and added the background image?

They've gone through a bunch of culture changes (good and bad) since I subbed 6 years ago and I haven't always kept up to date.


ziq OP wrote (edited )

The admins didn't add any new mods after they banned emma, hamjam and necrodisiac, that's not true. r/metanarchism voted to replace the link to raddle with the link to the meme sub to keep memes off r/@. Which is ridiculously shortsighted imo. Some of the mods did vocally push for the change so there is a grain of truth to it.


mofongo wrote (edited )

Also, culture is not created, it is organically grows by the interaction of the community. We have one, just without inside jokes.


MichaelPemulis wrote

some shitty unorganized thoughts before i run off to work; excuse the sloppiness and try not to be an asshole if you're gonna reply to me

What does Raddle offer that other platforms do not? I like a lot of the way this site is run and am sick of supporting corporations that tolerate hate speech and endlessly try to monetize content/data, but unfortunately I don't think that being in opposition to something is much of an appeal to people. As well, original content can only take a community so far - there are plenty of incredible blogs, websites, etc that have fantastic writing but little audience.

Perhaps we should encourage local anarchist groups to use this platform to communicate with one another? Or LGBTQIA groups? Maybe that would fracture things too much if that push was successful, but then how does the site deal with the incessant trolling that would inevitably arise?

alternately we could (semi)regularly name-drop this site on certain subreddits. i know plenty of these communities have some incredibly toxic elements but... just some ideas:

  • /r/chapotraphouse
  • /r/anarchism
  • /r/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns
  • /r/latestagecapitalism
  • /r/breadtube
  • /r/collapse

That might open the floodgates for trolling though

If any of us here is popular on social media we could shout out Raddle on like Twitter or some shit but I haven't played the "get e-cred" game in a long time. I yield no social influence.

Maybe we should be having more active discussions like this on a daily basis and encouraging every one here to come together on What is the ratio between discussion posts and links to other websites?

I do know that the whole alt-accounts incident from several months back really soured things in the eyes of the dozen or so people I know who I've mentioned the site to.

Perhaps applying a more traditional-corporate "project management" lens to this shit would be beneficial.

I don't know just some random thoughts and fuck now im incrediblty late for work again


An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

I'm interested to hear more about this journal idea, as well as the ways you find yourself being creative at the moment.

I'd be willing to explore a creative project with other raddle users. I'm not sure what would be best for us - we did struggle to maintain a reading group and that has generally been a good measure of the capacity of any group for me.