hotcool

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hotcool wrote (edited )

I like how you grabbed the bull by the horns Foss, but do you think you can contain the toxic comments by doing it this way?

You can't tell a disease where to spread. It spreads where it wants.

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It didn't occur to me that /f/freeasinfreedom was about software. I thought it had to do with works in the public domain or permissive software licenses (I didn't check).

It's another example of how cleverness obscures clarity.

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hotcool wrote

I'm not suggesting a formal policy, but recommendations for effectively named forums.

f/lignux is (I guess) clever but a clearer, more useful name might be GNUSoftware or OpenSourceSoftware

Again, clarity and inclusiveness is key to a successful forum IMO

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hotcool wrote

We should have a best use policy on naming forums. Examples might be:

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hotcool wrote

All these posts about Esperanto is nudging me to start learning the language ;)

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hotcool wrote

Does this fit in anticapitalism? CapitalismInDecay? LateStageCapitalism? I don't know so I put it here.

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hotcool wrote

If someone was to call me a "wise Zen-master". It would be an ultimate compliment.

I'm not there yet, though.

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This is highly subjective of course:

Incomprehensible forums: Rate_that_Praxis, me_irl... I'd put internetisbeautiful and InCels in this category.

Redundant or lacking a clear distinction: CapitalismInDecay / anticapital / ItsGoingDown, Trees / ActualTrees, Zen/ Zenarchism, animalliberation / Animal Rights

Derogatory: WhiteFragility, Bootlickers (and probably others)

Glad to hear a search feature is in development!

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I suggest these criticisms are taken at face value, and work to improve the site. Raddle does need a search feature (like, common now) and some forum names are incomprehensible or derogatory. It's hard to know where to submit stories sometimes.