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The bouncer squints skeptically at the ID. "This really you?" he asks, half-jokingly.

"Well, no, it's not," Magritte says, "it's a representation of--"

Design Justice, A.I., and Escape from the Matrix of Domination by Sasha Costanza-Chock

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Techbros deprofessionalized moderation and we're all paying for it. Moderation should be as good of a job as SWE - it's just as hard and important (I've been both)

Startup Lessons from @meltheadorable

1. start with a core group of collaborators, deliberately chosen, not all white men
2. have social infrastructure for handling conflict & abuse before launch, including published CoC
3. grow core user base deliberately, in small groups, & tap more diverse networks to combat network effects
4. have all skills & resources needed to maintain organization from the start, focus on sustainability
5. one of core collaborators is an experienced community manager

A convo about the future of social.coop going on in chat: matrix.to/#/#SocialCoop:matrix

Do join in/follow along.

I want everyone to internalize “step up, step back.” If you have been quiet, plz step up. If you have posted a lot already, step back and let others speak.

(n.b. I am posting these as Public, but really only meant for the social.coop Local timeline.)

Hello social.coop, I want to publicly apologize for not being more involved in group discussions when I should have.

When I saw a particular person with unchecked privilege taking up too much space in Loomio, it made it very hard to engage.

If others had a similar reaction, and are still quietly frustrated, please consider that this space will only work for us if we do the work to make it that way.

A person in my small college town allegedly ran a stop sign in late May. This is how she was released 3 months later. thealt.com/2018/08/30/12967/ social.coop/media/TYYn2O0irr6r

If you commute, take a different route if you can.


I think I'd like to challenge this idea of 'admins'.

From my understanding, the membership are the admins at the moment. Perhaps the most "admin-y" role is the current temporary standing jury, though until recently, they also couldn't really act without approval from membership.

When hateful/distasteful things happen, I think all of us want "someone" to fix it. I think the challenge lies in us understanding that it is us that needs to fix it... from consumers to creators.

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social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]