Konsent is a platform for decision-making without hierarchy. The concept and the code-base is currently under development here and on GitHub, with the goal of being a viable alternative to the moderation system here on Raddle, as well as similar communities.
When you register a new account, you link the account to a community, using a password provided to you by the community members. Once registered, you are given the ability to post new issues as well as participate in solving existing issues.
When a new issue is posted by a member of the union, it goes through three phases before being marked as solved. Here's a brief explanation of the three phases:
Phase 1: Other members of the union can vote for issues they feel are relevant. When an issue has been voted for by half of the community, it will progress to phase 2. All votes are onymous.
Phase 2: The community will open a new discussion thread anywhere they choose if they feel so inclined (a dedicated Raddle sub would be neat for this), and add the link to the issue. Up to 3 links can be added. The community may suggest what they feel would be an appropriate solution to the issue at hand alongside discussion. They may also vote for other solutions that they agree with (again, all votes are onymous). When the resting time* is reached, the issue will progress to phase 3, bringing the solution with the most votes along with it.
Phase 3: Community-members may veto the solution if they feel that the solution is deeply disturbing, and can in no way benefit the greater good of the community. If a community-member decides to veto a solution, they will have to provide a reason for the veto. The name of the member who vetoed will be visible to every community-member. If no veto has been put in place after the issue has rested for the duration of the resting time, the issue will be marked as solved, and the solution will be carried out.
The concept of Konsent is just as much under development as the code-base, and everything is potentially subject to change. If you have any ideas on how we could improve the concept, share them in a new post on /f/konsent.
resting time: a duration chosen by the original poster, everything higher than 50 minutes will do
Issues goes through three phases. The first filters out the less important issues, the second enables discussion and actual solution of the issue, and the third enables vetoing. Once an issue has passed through all three phases it is marked as solved, and the solution is carried out.