re 1: i remember reading somewhere semi-recently about named forums, and how about 20% of users were somewhat-regularly active, they would split after reaching about i think 800 people (maybe the author fudged the numbers some for effect, i can't say), which is around dunbar's number.
I have no clue how this would translate to non-named social media. Tbh if anything I think the situation would be worse - you might start out with large-group habits, which is similar to toxic cesspools like twitter and stuff. Who knows but i thought this was an interesting option 5
>you need accountability, organisation.
not 100% related but i noticed in the mod team, things would be a lot smoother if there were duties assigned, everything gets put off because "so is someone going to do this?" "hey can someone say if this is good?". It's not crippling but it's definitely extremely inefficient. Some mods like that ig, its not like we have much responsibilities beyond deleting and banning, outside of /roulette/, maybe banners and flags which mostly falls on dev shoulders.
>250 people aint that.
sage can i ask u this - do you think a mass movement will congregate online? I find myself feeling similar sentiments about how it'd be cool to have more ppl, and more grass-touching ppl on leftypol, but then i remember that literally people are here because theyre not touching grass, and it makes me ambivalent on the whole thing. Leftypol was born with some fatal flaws, in theory they could be patched out, but in actuality it would remove leftypol's raison detre (which is: edgy semi-idealist anti-social/incel/teenager arguing obscure leftist trivia on the internet).
another consideration is that for every content producer, there are multitudes of content consumers. Producers beget consumers. A more fun content-producing thing is the silly poope wawa stuff, and the oekaki/ms paint thread. It's chill and open-ended. (i think quarantining internet stuf in ITG/ISG was a good move, otherwise the whole site could be taken over by haz, finbol, prolecult, w/e "omg look new video!", which is even lower-quality than we have now. I agree with the sentiment, but mostly cause like - the peeps who made the Organizing thread balloon, where did they go? or where has that level of serious yet not solemn discourse gone? Back around that time i was trying to drum up that kind of shit and contributing lots, and overall it got pushed out or ignored (except organizing thread) for china arguments and stupid pol/anarchist arguments ad infinitum. Its tiresome. If there should be any change to leftypol, it should be one rule: ban all autism, only talk about things that you can link to your personal life [and personal political activity ofc])