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@Antanicus Where I was working until recently (more on that later) quite a few people would talk about their impending weekend time off in terms of how much they were planning on drinking.

I don't know what country you are in, but in the UK we have a huge alcohol problem. There are too many people who don't know when to stop. Hearing people go "I can't wait to get drunk tonight!" is scary!

@Antanicus @Stoori @Steve are want to start a working group to work on these proposals. :)

@LeoSammallahti Might be a good idea to suggest he reach out to

Peter is based in Berlin - and goes to many events there based on co-operatives, music and blockchain.

He might be interested in these.

@Steve @Stoori @Antanicus the issue is that the model we are building is based around the idiosyncracies of music distribution.

The distribution of say podcasts is similar, but there a number of unique elements that would need to be designed for. The original system only anticipates these up to a point.

The team would love to incorporate more things into our co-op platform - but important that that interested members have realistic costed proposals/strategies.

Anyone heard of - an ethical consumption platform?

I reached out to them on birbsite - nudged them in the direction of and they are now in a co-op co-working space, and offering user ownership :) [Though likely they were on that trajectory anyway].

Maybe a story in it? @ntnsndr

@Antanicus @Stoori A logic extension beyond music though is /s - if this was something people were interested in building alongside / incorporated into Resonate - I have no doubt we'd be interested in collaborating.

But it would require a fair bit of commitment - and a strategy [underserved userbase, revenue model, funding options...]

But definitely if people are interested in developing this within/alongside - we can start a convo :)

@Stoori @Antanicus our system is still very much in 'beta' at the moment - and we have a lot of work to do on getting the feature list on the player built out before new avenues :)

It takes quite a bit of funds (even with significant open source / volunteer development) to build these platforms.

When you think of potential /s (like a audiobook platform for instance) you first need to think - how are current users underserved by existing solutions - not governance but product.

@LeoSammallahti Let's keep in touch :) I'm following up with a few people about it now.

@flgnk @cathal Let's connect in the coming weeks then. And what's Riot?

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@samtoland I think it would be cool but we should wait until the logo is final and we have a Code of Conduct.

It would be synergistic to get the $200 USD/month perk.

What do peeps think about contributing a little to ?

Just wanted to get a discussion going before suggesting anything on Loomio.

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#socialcoop - navel gazing :P Show more

#socialcoop - navel gazing :P Show more

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Hey 'ers, as a newbie I'd like to know you better. What languages you speak/understand/are studying?

For me the list following:
/ native
/ fluent
/ studying
/ basics
/ basics

And scrap knowledge of a host of other languages.

How about a meetup in , ?

I haven't had the time to organise one - but (i) I know there are plenty of people interested, (ii) I know some that would participate, (iii) I have a venue and (iv) I might have a sponsor...

What I don't have is time haha.

Any or based peeps interested in organising this with me?

I also set up a meetup page months ago

@ntnsndr We've spoken about this - same for our constitution (byelaws in the states I believe).

They are quite dense documents for the layperson.

It is something I personally have an interest in too - but we are a little stretched for resources at the moment... Priority is homepage development and work on the app.

But if you have some good examples to share - or are interested in contributing... :)

@dajbelshaw you didn't see any of the crowds doing Nazi salutes?