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user-inactivated  ·  791 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Any forum with free speech and little to no moderation becomes right wing"

Hubski isn't lightly moderated, though. It's just not centrally moderated. All those individual people using filters/mutes/blocks add up, although not as quickly as we might wish sometimes.

thenewgreen  ·  791 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well said. Decentralized moderation is at the core of Hubski.

oyster  ·  790 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's basically how I can moderate my own Facebook, I gave up trying to explain things to people I grew up around. I've had people freak out on me which was followed by their friends telling them how disapointed they are in them instead of admit they were wrong. The things my friend sees shared on his are actually hilarious, like apparently it's wrong to sing the national anthem in our public schools now in Canada but muslim prayer is okay ? The people who posts those things aren't intelligent enough to understand how wrong they are, you could stick them in a classroom full of students standing for the anthem and they would ask why you were there even though you explained it like 5 times.

And that is why no moderation leads to the weird kind of right wing, because they are more stubborn and loyal to their crap than leaf fans.

kleinbl00  ·  790 days ago  ·  link  ·  

More importantly, liberal thought is about inclusion and expansion of values, while conservative thought is about protectionism and exclusion of threats.

Any conversation between the two schools of thought invariably devolves to what is or is not a threat and what is or is not a value which becomes "that thing you believe in? We need to keep it out" which pushes the conservatives into isolationism.

One friend of mine observes any time he can that the biggest booster of liberal thought is travel... while another friend of mine is a flight attendant who voted for Trump.