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the chan situation [message #256] Sat, 16 February 2019 16:16 Go to next message
Purged
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So both /leftypol/ and /leftpol/ are decaying.
On /leftypol/Che will ban anyone for wrong thinking against his radlib tendencies and people has been banned for any small criticism of iran, venezuela or any other country sanctioned by the USA be socialist or not.
/leftpol/ is ridden with shitposters and low effort content, and the fact that it was handled to Space_ like nothing only show how little commitment was there on the first place.
Chans are not our future but red planet has a lot to do before it can finally replace them.
Re: the chan situation [message #259 is a reply to message #256] Mon, 18 February 2019 16:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
grabbag
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Anyone who wants to build a big community shouldn't use an imageboard, because they function well when relatively small, but don't work well when they are too fast (or too slow for that matter).
Re: the chan situation [message #272 is a reply to message #259] Wed, 20 February 2019 01:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
anarchocyber
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Isn't that why this forum was started?
Re: the chan situation [message #408 is a reply to message #272] Sun, 24 March 2019 23:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ted_burbclave
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Basically yeah, we're trying to get away from the chans and do our own thing here. But I'm skeptical about this place surviving unless we can make a good effort to popularize it and make it more accessible.
Re: the chan situation [message #416 is a reply to message #408] Mon, 25 March 2019 09:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kapo
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How to make it more accessible though? Maybe because I grew up with forums from 2000 and onwards it feels 'normal' to me. It seems to me people want to read articles/discussion/comments, rarely do people want to create 'effortposts' (to use chan terminology). Imageboards allow people to participate with minimum effort. A lot of people use imageboards/reddit to pass the time, rather than get a sense of 'community' online. Which is fine, of course. The problem then becomes how to encourage people to put in the effort. I was toying with the idea of a zine, where people get paid some small amount of money, like €5 per 500 words or per article.

Just today a friend on Facebook shared an article from 'promarket.org', some liberal calling for global taxation of the rich. There is a market out there for political writings, it's just that people seem hell-bent on reading about the same solutions over and over again.

How about we try to write articles together? Someone makes a topic about an article they wish to start. They write an introduction, maybe an outline, or maybe even a conclusion. Other users fill in with paragraphs, facts, links, maybe they have a different angle. Then at some point someone compiles it all into an article. Topics can range from economics, politics, or how capitalism is fucking up some species of insect in South America, doesn't matter. It would just require that topics be started with either a goal in mind, with something to be said, or a question to be answered. It can go as slow or as fast as we want, the forum format means that no threads will get 'bumped' off. People may not have enough time to write a whole article, but everyone can find time to write a paragraph, fix grammar/spelling, find relevant sources/data, etc.

What do you think?
Re: the chan situation [message #419 is a reply to message #416] Mon, 25 March 2019 15:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ted_burbclave
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I would be pretty enthusiastic about contributing, my political knowledge is, however, kind of limited to specific niche subjects. Namely, geopolitics relating to U.S. foreign policy. I do know some theory, Dauve, Bordiga etc. but I probably have not read as much Marx as I should. I'm kind of just a bummy Monsieur Dupont fanboy. We should definitely try and turn out some articles and information because that's the only way this site will grow. I wonder if there's a way to promote this forum as more of a pseudo-academic type of thing? Maybe we should try and attract more "student/radical academic" types to the forum instead of the unreliable variable of chan people?
Re: the chan situation [message #424 is a reply to message #419] Mon, 25 March 2019 20:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karl
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Writing articles sounds like a good idea.

You can write short articles and book reviews, too. Plus news updates.
Re: the chan situation [message #440 is a reply to message #424] Tue, 26 March 2019 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ted_burbclave
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Karl wrote on Mon, 25 March 2019 20:08
Writing articles sounds like a good idea.

You can write short articles and book reviews, too. Plus news updates.
Would this function work through this forum, anybody could publish in a manner similar to say libcom.org for example?

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Re: the chan situation [message #443 is a reply to message #256] Tue, 26 March 2019 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wes
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I moved here from 8chan's /leftpol/ I think it's a very intresting forum and reminds me of the days back when small forums were the big thing back in the early 2000's.
Re: the chan situation [message #450 is a reply to message #440] Wed, 27 March 2019 07:40 Go to previous message
kapo
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ted_burbclave wrote on Tue, 26 March 2019 16:43
Karl wrote on Mon, 25 March 2019 20:08
Writing articles sounds like a good idea.

You can write short articles and book reviews, too. Plus news updates.
Would this function work through this forum, anybody could publish in a manner similar to say libcom.org for example?
I think the developer of FUD forum has said that a portal will be implemented in the next version. Until then, a simple HTML/CSS website with article text and a link to the forum topic for discussion could work.
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