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[Sticky] Restarting the Decentralizers Forum!

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Larry Sanger
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All,

We'd like to welcome you all back. You should be able to post without difficulty now. I apologize if you had difficulties before.

We've been busy moving this forum to its very own domain, with its own distinct install—so it's no longer part of LarrySanger.org.

The Decentralizers forum is now officially a project of (and owned/managed by) the Knowledge Standards Foundation. We are excited about organizing the general and increasingly lively community of technologists, entrepreneurs, and theoreticians interested in the various technologies (old and new) of decentralization.

While we're pretty relaxed about what people discuss here, we are focused on the technology of decentralization. That includes decentralized social media, video, encyclopedia, and other content, as well as hosting and, sure why not, money. This is not, however, first and foremost a crypto forum. It is about "decentralization" in a much broader and older sense, the sense in which the Internet as a whole is decentralized.

To join, simply make an account and then make a post. Your first post will be moderated. After that, assuming the post passes muster, you will be able to post without moderation.

Our rules are few and simple:

  • Be polite. Do not abuse or harass others here, or we'll remove your account as well as any offending posts.
  • Stay on topic and in keeping with our general purpose. Shilling s***coins, dogcoins, and NFT systems is out. Find a crypto forum for that. Figuring out how best to make social media or video systems interoperable—that's in. Using the forum as a place for ads is out. Calling for participation for a new project, or announcing an event relevant to our topic—that's in.

The current moderators, [email protected] and [email protected] might or might not immediately respond, so email us if you spot a problem.

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Tim
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I've been Twittering a lot about decentralized social media [s10a] with the hashtag #tbch0409a (odd string of characters with a long history). My vision is a Good, True, and Beautiful Community, distributed to (ideally) one domain per person. With the relaunch of this forum I'll commit post more here, Twittering links to my posts.

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Larry Sanger
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Love it. My vision (which sounds like it is much the same as yours) is a community in which a person can use any of a variety of clients to interact with and exclusively control his own content on a decentralized social media network. I do think RSS and BitTorrent will be essential technologies, but not the only technologies, involved in the creation/delivery of this system. Probably DID:Web too.

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Experientialist
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Exciting times for decentralisation. With the current context of increasing censorship and control by central authorities, more and more people are realising just how important decentralisation is for a healthy society if one values freedom. 

 

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