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throwaway wrote

Sure it will, but compromises has to be made when making decisions in a community. If no form of democracy is good enough (that includes flat consensus decision-making), then the only alternatives left would be not joining a community/society to begin with, or fascism. Those two aren't viable.

Unless there is a better way that I haven't thought about - if so, I'm all ears.

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throwaway wrote

Take a look at Cybrary, they have some super useful info. Getting to know the basics of the various protocols is a great start, although it's fucking boring. Good luck, if you have any specific questions or something just hit me a PM and I'll do my best to guide you!

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throwaway wrote

Fuck open source, it's a capitalist spin on Free Software. If you want to make software for people and not for profit, go with a Free Software license, such as the GNU License. Run Free operating systems, such as Elementary OS for your laptop and Lineage OS for your smartphone. Support FOSS developers, not open source developers.

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throwaway wrote

I've sort of learned how to direct the energy that would, in the past, have gone towards being fucking depressed, towards educating and liberating myself, and trying to do the same for others.

Realizing that a better alternative existed really helped me get my shit together and work with all i have towards that better alternative (while still putting food on the table of course).

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throwaway wrote

No, I mean the process by which administrative power is delegated and recalled. It's too easy to manipulate, and not 'official' enough, in my opinion at least. For now it works, but if Raddle starts growing It'll be a struggle to maintain properly.

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throwaway wrote (edited )

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the admins are doing anything wrong, or that we can't have a "janitor" system! I just don't like how unstable and open to manipulation the administration system is.

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throwaway wrote (edited )

Not a lot of people know PHP well enough to do meaningful work, and the ones that do would rather avoid it. In my humble opinion, we should rebuild from the ground up in some language that people actually like (python is the most popular lately, and will most likely continue to be so in the foreseeable future).

That'd also make room for correcting some of the basic flaws of Raddle, such as the administration. An anarchist space should not have this sort of hierarchies.

e: With all my respect for emma, of course. I'm not trying to snatch at their work, it's beyond impressive.