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dele_ted wrote

Many of these are good ideas, but there is one limitation: we cannot make changed to Raddle's codebase right now. Usually, emma would be the one responsible for that, but as you probably know she left the community recently. Raddle is written in PHP, and we currently don't have any developers who know enough about PHP to implement new features.

For this reason, Konsent is completely separated from Raddle. We could of course require new Konsent accounts to be tied to a Raddle account, and verify the tie with a simple message to the Raddle account. This way, we could make sure that only users with more than X comments, posts or upvotes can register on Konsent, and that users don't make more than one account (at least not with some serious effort for each new account).

We need a way to figure out how many people are going to be involved initially and are able to vote all the way through to the end to make the process consistent and deter vote manipulation

We could make it so users can only participate in issues that they voted for in phase one. That would also stop people from vetoing issues they haven't participated in, which is probably a very good idea.

The rest is good ideas, but can't be implemented due to Raddle being unmaintainable at the moment. Konsent and Raddle will have to be completely separated both code and database-wise.

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Wrestitaway wrote

oh wow, I didn't realize we were that talent-bare.

So is this going to be a downloadable app or entirely web-based?

I can see an app where users can sign up and members can create there own groups (like subraddles) and make their own proposals and send out notifications to their groups or the larger konsent community and the dialogue boxes, time limits and processes I mentioned before can be retained.

Probably be a lot lighter, too.

I like the raddle/konsent connection as well - seems like it could hinder any infiltration/troll infestation efforts.

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dele_ted wrote (edited )

So is this going to be a downloadable app or entirely web-based?

It'll be entirely web-based for now. If we get more developers on board, a FOSS app might be possible in the future. There's a link to the latest stable release in the sidebar if you haven't seen it yet.

I like the raddle/konsent connection as well - seems like it could hinder any infiltration/troll infestation efforts.

That was definitely a good idea, I'll open a new issue on GitHub about it soon. Won't be too difficult to implement. We might make it a part of the next release, 0.2a, if we get the current issues solved quickly.