Is it about time that we start beta-testing Konsent?

Submitted by dele_ted in konsent

I think Konsent is getting very close to being ready for some early and limited beta-testing. There's lots more to be done (there really is, don't expect Konsent to overflow with neat little features and a perfectly constructed decision making paradigm!), but input from the community, bug reports and so on would speed everything up a lot. I've saved up a bit and am ready to buy a domain and pay for hosting.

What do you think about giving it a test run in a few subraddles for a week or two? If you feel like it's a good idea, how do you think we should go about this? We could just start by keeping the moderators, but asking them to only perform the actions confirmed by the community through Konsent, until Konsent has an API that can be used by an auto-moderator here on Raddle.

Would any moderators be willing to test on their subraddle? Subs that are a core part of Raddle should not be test subjects, of course, but they should also be a decent size so that we actually get some issues to solve and stuff to discuss.

Or should we deploy Konsent alongside administration instead? We could start by making Konsent general for all of Raddle, alongside normal administration, just to see how it would work. I personally think this would be better, but i might be out too early.

Maybe starting new and interesting projects would also give us all some much-needed trust in the Raddle project. Please consider, though, that under normal circumstances i would not deem Konsent ready for beta-testing at all. I just think it's important that we do something now, that we take action to change this site for the better. In a month, it might be too late.


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dele_ted wrote (edited )

Let's keep discussion in the /f/meta post. I locked this one for now.