Facebook, uspol, Kavanaugh Show more
"Facebook Suppressed a Story About Brett Kavanaugh’s Opposition to Roe v. Wade. We’re Republishing It."
pol — do a vote Show more
electoral politics is a miserable front with generally poor leverage, but if you can i highly recommend voting.
it’s said “if voting changed anything, it’d be illegal” and, well, it is increasingly illegal. voter disenfranchisement, intimidation, etc.
while i recognize that concessions and compromise in a den of bluebloods and fascists is not my idea of justice or progress, it remains a front. only through a diversity thereof are we strong.
this is not a shitpost.
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--"
A note from us on social.coop Show more
hey all, just wanted to chime in and say that while we are social.coop members we feel it's inappropriate for essentially a brand to vote on co-op matters.
We are here because we love y'all, we believe in co-ops, and we want to help support the cause so long as it aligns with our ends.
If that's restructuring to be more inclusive, then that's awesome 💖.
computer networking Show more
Today I discovered that my quality of service issues were not from the upstream mesh, but from the LAN wifi. Replaced the wifi router hardware, updated to OpenWrt 18.06.1 and (fingers crossed) everything is working much better. Now setting up ownCloud...
look at all the useful kinds of stubs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Stub_sorting/Stub_types#Stub_messages_and_templates
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
this is literally the last piece the village voice ever published https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/08/31/prisonstrike-a-rebellion-inside-americas-profitable-gulag-archipelago/
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.
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.
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]