buzz wrote

  • I mean shitty posts as in fashy posts.
  • I am only suggesting this in the context of postmill, and not that of raddle per-say, as a means for communities from facebook, discord, and other not nice places to have better options, that use a vetting system.
  • I agree with you that Raddle does have a high barrier of entry naturally and that is good
  • as we are speaking hypothetically, your speculation of its nature is valid, [some text here that speaks to my idea of questions as not really one-sided, or the issue of one-sidedness not being an issue when it comes to fundamentals that might concern a group]

I am an anti-capitalist (except I am kinda fine with market-socialism to an extent xaxa). I really haven't solidified on a certain school of thought, and I think there are different approaches that need to be taken within different contexts to achieve liberation.


buzz wrote (edited )

yes ~~~ but a vetting system would serve as an additional tool for moderators:

a) creating a barrier to entry for a group, that would support intended discussion (e.g. if you have a forum on post-coloniality or racial issues, having a questionnaire that requires respondents to speak about performative behavior and reverse racism)

b) reduce the moderator load in removing shitty posts by limiting the amount of people who make shitty posts (requiring labor to join a group and post shit), and hence prevent the need for a community to engage in that.

is this authoritarian? yes probably, but the existence of mods are anyway (and can be made transparent with the moderator log). It would also create a time delay and also increase moderator loads in the short term.


buzz wrote (edited )

I watched some pretty popular and acclaimed japanese animated movies this week:

  • Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue (1997)

This was nice, i saw great similarities with the last season of Bojack which i imagine was heavily inspired by this work (but Kon can perform it a lot better). It took me a while to understand the plot, and for a while after the film I was left in a state of delirium or just like thinking about things all weird. Highly recommend this watch, but CW on rape and violence.

  • Mamoru Oshii Ghost in the Shell (1995)

A good piece, however again I was a bit behind on the plot because of all the section X and Y things that I couldn't work out through subtitling (kind of like when I watched Akira) . The built environment was very nice though.

  • Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Very good watch, even though it predecessors Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke it felt very much like a nice mix of the two. Surrounds real and interesting issues of environmental collapse and the nature of states orchestrating it well, creates really beautiful environments, and ends happy.

A discussion I want to make is surrounding the nature of dubbing and subbing foreign media: do you prefer it, are you against it, is it legitimate? I prefer subs over dubs mainly because I find it goes against artistic intention, and, since most dubs are done by americans, it turns the characters white which I don't want. However, subbing does take away from the ability to consume the media, and limits comprehension of the work. I imagine as well for people with certain disabilities or differing comprehensions of certain languages subbing is good and necessary.


buzz wrote

I agree with ziq, their is a barrier to enter conversation on Raddle, which prevents strong growth. Raddle needs more opportunities for entry to grow faster that builds a dependence on this website. This has historically worked because past spaces have been literally "removed", speaking to /lwse and /shoplifting. The opposite has been seen with /megalinks, as they all transferred to some other forum with a search function (among other issues)

I don't think that fast growth is good for Raddle, you would rather want to create strong community attachments for its current members. This would be achieved through creating conversation and more relationships beyond that - the reading group, the coding club, and art thing was good examples of this. But these unfortunately have largely failed because there isn't enough peoples to propel discussion and activity, and people who actively want to sacrifice their time in organising things like that (including me).

My post is kind of a mess but in summation; positive growth created through good discussion and community relationships needs to be improved.