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SBC meta 

I'm gonna try to get involved!

Downloaded the Riot.im client from F-Droid and set up a Matrix account (username/password->email confirmation) so I can follow the new thread @liaizon started for figuring out how to hand instance administration over to the collective.

There's a Discourse thread as well: sunbeamcity.autonomic.zone/t/t

And of course people can talk to each other about any ideas they have. I'm not particularly interested in wielding authority as a rule, and I don't have any special power, so I can't promise any action, but I'll offer this thread as one place for people to mention the ideas/thoughts they have for the sake of modeling what I hope to encourage.

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The only thing that has kept me afloat this weekend through several difficult events was community. Both here on SBC and the little acts of kindness I've seen in real life. We have to treat each other as human beings. We cannot forget that others are suffering, perhaps even more than ourselves. We cannot forget that... We have to put our frustrations to the side if only for a moment... We can't see another's experience but we have the power to make it a little brighter... Be kind to each other. 💜

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@kyzh would you be able to add these emojis to rage.love please? Some may already exist on the instance, I'm not sure.

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shoutout to Prometheus for stealing fire, thus committing the first hot take

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I called Ralph Nader an incel cuck and my friend said "hey he's why we have seatbelts!" so I called those cuck straps and now shes just glaring at me.

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so which one of you is the woman and which one of you is the bony cartilaginous fish

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abolition, teaching, sexual violence discussion 

Currently recalling the time I was teaching an Angela Davis essay on abolition to some freshmen and sophomores in college. One student, because it's impossible to cover the topic without encountering the question, asked, "Well what about rapists and murderers? They just get to be free? I don't wanna walk around campus and wonder if everyone around me is a rapist."

Before I could say anything, one of my other students spoke up and responded, "What do we do with rapists now? If 1/4 women in college has been sexually assaulted, chances are you're taking classes with a few rapists already." She went on to cite a couple of the contemporary examples of this, and the rest of the class had the "Oh shit, never thought about it like that" look on their faces.

It was a good day to be a teacher, getting to watch students interrogate not only the structures around them but their tangible impacts too.

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:sunbeam: :fediverse: Sunbeam Beams On :fediverse: :sunbeam:

Today @puffinus_puffinus has transferred the burden of Sunbeam.city admin to me (temporarily) while the process of distributing the responsibility continues. Sunbeam will not be shut down...

:sunbeam: admin 

@liaizon is going to have admin access with you on SBC, @RadioAngel . The aim is to be a temporary measure until something more robust is organised. I'm sorry it's ended up like this, because I know you wanted to only be a part time moderator. Liaizon hasn't made an account yet but when they have I am going to demote myself to "user", from "admin".

:sunbeam: admin 

enabled invite links from an sbc admin, to allow @liaizon to join

:sunbeam: admin 

alyaza demoted from admin to user

A community's ability to come together in times of trauma is a direct reflection of the strength of that community.

I'm starting to feel like things came to head like they did because we were trying to do things internally instead of hiring someone external to help.

If others keep SBC running, I highly recommend you request the aid of Marcia, who has offered a few times, as soon as possible.

I also want a donation to go to emsenn for starting what could have been a very positive process and working with us through it.

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Hey guys, gals and nonbinary pals. I'm gonna get my ass back over to @interneteh

Follow me there if you don't already please.

Also, boost to help people find me plz

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meta, drama, subtoot, discourse 

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@squeakypancakes we need conduct guidelines. And when there is a conflict our first impulse should be mediation. Mods should try to help mediate for little things and someone off-instance should mediate for conflicts between mods.

This is a good summary on the mediation process itself: web.stanford.edu/group/resed/r

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Most people here are vulnerable in ways that they are often too scared or ashamed to share with even their closest friends. And the values we share are not widespread in the societies we come from. Often, they are actively supressed. In such a situation, I don't understand why we wouldn't look to help each other above anything else.

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I'm not trying to do an epic liberal "non-violence" thing or whatever. I'm acutely aware that we're up against a machinery of death that disguises its violence as "decorum" and "self-care" and all of these other things. But I've seen people who all understand this and share in the desire and the will to end that violence take their rage out on each other. And I don't think it's good, I don't think it's worthwhile.

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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.