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Creating more of a community feeling on Raddle.

Submitted by UnbanTwin in lobby

I've lurked on Raddle for a good few months now. I'm loving it here. My only criticism would be the lack of community interaction. It would be cool to maybe do some online group activities of some sorts, to bring the fractured aspects of the site a bit closer together. Hopefully, with a closer community, more discussion would take place as well.

I'm sorry if this has been suggested before.

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Pop wrote

I'm sure that most of the established users would like more of this

the new f/readingclub is a step in that direction, probably

do you have anything in mind that you'd like to see specifically?

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UnbanTwin wrote

Yeah, I can't wait to see how f/readingclub develops! In terms of ideas, I guess I was thinking anything from petty things like a movie night to perhaps, as 4chan-y as it sounds, raid far-right subreddits. I've often noticed that communities develop a significant amount after performing raids and such. I don't really know, to be honest. I'm pulling ideas out of my ass really.

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Pop wrote

A bunch of people have wanted to make collective actions like brigading forums, it hasn't ever really happened in a coordinated way

It may still!

I'm not sure how a movie night would work on the internet

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UnbanTwin wrote (edited )

RE: Movie night. There are loads of websites that can facilitate them. The most popular one I've seen is https://rabb.it

RE: Brigading Yeah, I can see why. Perhaps I'll try and organise one, and see how effective it is.

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Pop wrote

I wonder if there are libre software versions of rabb.it

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UnbanTwin wrote

I'm sure there is, I'll take a look! though Rabb.it is certainly the best one, though it is proprietary.

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sand wrote

syncplay and cytu.be come to mind

idk if cytube is veritably libre. i don't really understand license stuff very well. here's the cytube github, license at the bottom. also dunno how it'd work for people who only use tor browser

also there's the issue of media providers for cytube, but they have a pretty big list, including direct links to specific types of video files (coin shred might be able to host? dunno if it handles video files)

syncplay looks like it'd be good, but it doesn't seem to have an easy means proxying through tor, and that might also slow it down more than it would cytube, especially with multiple people on the syncplay server... although i don't really know what i'm talking about tbh

i probably also don't know about some other decent options

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red_pepper wrote

Reminder that we have chat

https://raddle.me/wiki/chat

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sand wrote

is there a guide for people trying to connect strictly through tor/TBB without deanonymizing? seems impossible to register/use without enabling javascript for a google captcha or something iirc

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braketheboxes wrote (edited )

you can use matrix with weechat and weechat can be routed through tor.

https://we.riseup.net/archlinux/weechat#use-tor https://matrix.org/docs/projects/client/weechat.html

Riot can be routed through orbot on android but I don't know if the app leaks any identifying information.

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sand wrote

thank you! i'll look into weechat. if that works then it's just registering that's the issue, but maybe those "console web" or "vector" clients linked on the weechat page can get it done

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braketheboxes wrote

No problem. If you have to register through the web app with js you can use tails so the OS is running in ram and the disk is not mounted.

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Pop wrote (edited )

I've used it with tor before without having to enable anything

Edit: I tried it again and couldn't get past the capcha, must've did it differently last time

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boringskip wrote

recaptcha should work without javascript, i've done it before. maybe it's a setting?

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subatomic0 wrote

One idea I had, for the programmers around here, is to have regular meetings where we'd all spend some time contributing to a free software project together. I personally find that kind of thing daunting, so I think getting a few people together would make it less intimidating and more fun. We'd be able to help each other out and learn some cool stuff along the way, I think.

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UnbanTwin wrote

I'll take a look at your art critique thing, that sounds fantastic! I'm super glad the weekly thread is a thing now, hopefully as the weeks go on even more people will chat on it.

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GrimWillow wrote

I plan on posting more artwork, I just don't get a lot of time. I'm making some Raddle related work too. A wallpaper and a sticker set that includes a mention! :)

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Cosmicsloth42 wrote

I've been on Raddle for a few months as well, and I love it. I do have to agree though, I feel like a lot of link dumping on this site and not a ton of engagement between users. Sure we see a few back and fourths on AskRaddle or Anarchism, but it does have the feeling that a lot of the Forums are fairly dead. And most of the back and fourths we do see are short comments, maybe one reply chains at most. I think some community interaction would help, as you suggested. But I am worried that without some more go between on the forums Raddle is going to continue to feel like a lose collective of radicals. Maybe we should look for some more direct ways to encourage more discussion? Unfortunately I do not really know.

Either way though I am excited to see how /f/readingclub turns our as /u/pops said. And hopefully in the near future we can see some even bigger community engagement things start popping up.