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  1. Jul 2020
    1. Overall, the process of moderating individual comments is really really really fucking hard.

      dire need for some IBIS or other, where people can make structured arguments & thread out, rather than this endless growing log of comments that pick up wherever they feel like & push whichever-which-way.

      we need higher fidelity information to begin to moderate effectively.

      this is a really nicely written thread from one of the most ultra-productive extremely-high-quality coders on the planet, detailing what challenges moderators face. and how they are equipped with only: a) moderation of individual comments b) locking threads c) bannings, all fiat acts.

    1. The idea: Let a field of smaller social networks bloom

      ideally i want social networks to go away. i want people, online. they should have some really good toolkits that make their information, their posting, accessible & usable in convenient fancy ways to multiple consumers & across multiple pieces of software.

    1. Users cannot reply, like, or retweet without comment

      i like a lot of this post (and have spent time trying to find where on twitter i mentioned withdrawing/correcting one's own posts, because i feel strong affinity for a lot of the ideas here),

      but this particular suggestion is fascist & stupid & strongly deserves glaring disapproval.

      this isn't just a take-backs tool. we can't just say bad thing after bad thing, say we were wrong, & get to deny people their stage to respond. tweets are a collective online phenomenon. critique & review must be ongoing, beyond the point where fault is accepted. we don't stop socialization at the point that someone says, yeah, i guess not.

    1. A very astute observation by @devonzuegel with some good advice to overcome this fact: "digital spaces generally have no equivalent of a disapproving glare."

      i'm both glad we're going to spend the next 3 years talking about moderation & online space & reinforcement & socialization but also i'm already so so tired of it.

      in huge part cause i don't think we are loose enough to engage productively. we're still staring at our belly buttons, spaced out, fascinated. and not doing a damned thing.


    1. going to (try to) permanently delete this account in a few days dm me if you want to stay in touch via other channels, if i dont reply dont take it personally. goodbye, and thanks for all the dope

      i fucking loath people throwing themselves in to the black hole i fucking hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it.

      they get to delete all the fav's, all the conversations i've been in. they can take it all back, take it all away, & leave everyone they've dealt with absolutely nothing to hold on to.

      this are such sad events.

      @similaralterity was such a fun maker of prompts, someone who found so many ways to post their insides, hold up the human organs for all to see. shitty shitty shitty piece of my day.