Hot take time, drugs
Telling neurodivergent people they shouldn't use psychedelics because "it might exacerbate problems" is ableism. All drugs should be used in a safe set and setting and to my knowledge psychedelics are not particularly more likely to increase accuity of negative symptoms particularly more than any other intense emotional experience, and please please correct me on that if I'm wrong. how fucking hard is it to let individuals decide what they want for themselves?!
The pre-loomio era of SBC which we can now tentatively date as May to July 2018, thanks to @squeakypancakes, was a period of fast growth. I joined in August and If I remember correctly we had already accrued over 200 members. By the time I joined the wiki, Loomio, Matrix, Roit and OpenCoop were all already up and used regularly enough to be mentioned. SBC at this point was a pay to vote system. Anyone could post but you needed to be contributing member of one Euro a month to do admin and vote on issues. Most admin and moderation was done by Cocoron. The first major problem started on Loomio where the members began hashing out what SBC was going to be. Most contributing members were anarchists, but again there was a vocal minority on the site of liberals and libertarians. This immediately created a tension where these folks did not feel heard. Post capitalism was added to the values section to try and stop more people like this from joining.
when wewereseeds showed back up I got to thinking that maybe we should compile a brief oral history of sbc so that we can maybe learn from this shit show? Unfortunately I didn't spend enough time here to get various important events, so here's what I got---
Cocoron made the instance in Belfast North Ireland on the godaddy service for people who have a solarpunk ethos. I can't find a date for this but I'm guessing early 2018. When I arrived in mid 2018 the local timeline was essentially all diy projects, FOSS stuff, and cool alt. living people. While SBC has always been by and for anarchists early on this was not the emphasis as there was a minority section of liberals and libertarians. The Loomio site was set up in july of 2018 and from there I have a clearer picture of what went down.
I'm gonna write part two of this later when I'm not on my lunch break.