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Re: Communication channels


Tim Wilson,

1. Lets suppose for a moment that many of us agreed that we didn't like who
currently has moderator status in those particular subs.  How would you go
about acquiring them?

2. In the not-so-unlikely case that your position isn't widely supported by
the Grin development community, why not just start cultivating your own
grin-related subreddit or forum? As Jameson Lopp points out, that's the
beauty of the internet (and reddit). You can just create your own
community, and if people feel it is better managed, they can use it instead.

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 6:22 AM Tim Wilson <tim.wilson402@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >The concepts of "get these subs in the hands of people we trust" and
> "ensure free speech" are in direct conflict with each other.
> I don’t see how these are in direct conflict with each other.  If everyone
> had an equal vote, then getting the subs in the hand of people who we trust
> wouldn’t be important.  However, by design Reddit requires the trust of a
> central authority so it is important we have the subs in the hand of people
> we trust.  While I agree with everyone that Reddit is not the best platform
> or a place for free speech, it does have a huge impact on the crypto
> community.  /r/Bitcoin alone has 400,000 readers who are impacted by the
> content they see on the sub.
> >"Given how vitriolic the Bitcoin community is, I think we should also
> have a witchhunt against the moderators of r/bitcoin."
> I agree that is a stupid thing to do.  However, it is important to reduce
> the moral hazard and power of any one individual in the community.  As it
> stands in Bitcoin one person controls all major public communication
> channels and has used this power to steer the public conversation to their
> desired outcome.  I don’t see why you would want a repeat of this with
> Grin.  I think it is important to try to have as many individuals in
> control of these assets as possible.  As well as people who can be trusted
> to uphold free speech.  As it stand having the moderator of sub that has
> been heavily censored as the only moderator of both of the /r/mimblewimble
> and /r/grin subs doesn’t seem like the best idea.
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