I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.

What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.

@cwebber Very interesting. I do see one problem in that a design like this would be a great echo chamber which can easily become harmful in a similar way that harrasment is, a sort of self harassment with an invisible enemy. But I don't see that issue solving itself in the current more open and walless systems, and such a closed system is beneficial to certain parties anyway. Regardless it's an interesting concept which I hope sees a working model!

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@skunksarebetter Regarding "echo chambers", it's a concern, but I think if we allow people to have multiple identities (as opposed to fearing about people judging their one solo identity) they can also better explore ideas.

But I think echo chambers aren't as much of a risk as spam and harassment anyway.

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> if we allow people to have multiple identities [...] they can also better explore ideas

But some people might call it ban evasion and it's a more cumbersome to have multiple accounts, unless one is @sjw or something
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@succfemboi @skunksarebetter @sjw@patch.cx If you read gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl you'll see that I challenge whether our current assumption of how we implement bans and other abuse moderation are actually sufficient for the systems we want (and the level of protection for users we want), and indeed, the fact that we can't stop people from creating multiple accounts is part of it.

We should acknowledge this and look for a solution that doesn't require a lockdown on number-of-accounts to function safely.

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