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How would you all like to respond to the inter debate proposal from the fascists.
Individually I am interested in participating, but I'm not sure there should be a single response qua sub or sub involvement. I'm cool with just letting the person who sent the message know that someone else started a thread on it in the sub, and then let individuals participate as they like from there.
But if yall would prefer a more deliberative sub participation in the invite, I'm cool with that too.
I'm writing to see whether you have any objections to me posting an advert on your subreddit on behalf of the Model World Socialist International.
What is the Model World?
The Model World is a collection of subreddits which simulate various countries' parliaments and government. Redditors play the governments and Reddit is the electorate. Along with that there's press organisations, conspiracies, international organisation, and more!
Who am I and What's the Model Socialist International?
I'm a member of the Model Socialist International, a collection of socialist parties across the Model World who have come together to cooperative with the aim of a socialist model world. Particularly to coordinate each separate party's advertising into one post as to now annoy the subreddits we look to post on. (This means if you let us advertise 10,000 more people won't come in asking to advertise also.)
Why we'd like to advertise on your subreddit.
As I mentioned the Socialist/Communist vote bloc is strong on Reddit, however so are the Social Democrat and Liberal branches. While socialist parties generally do quite well the Model World community is taking an increasingly reactionary turn so we figured it's time to start recruiting new members before it's too late. We're going to all leftist subreddits under 10,000 subscribers (we're not allowed to advertise on anything) to try get as many new members as possible.
What the advertisement to look like/when will it happen?
Probably something like this:
Hello people of [Subreddit Name]!
I'm here to tell you about a rather fun side of reddit you might not know about. There's a collection of subreddits that simulate the government of various countries, coming together to form the Model World. Not only this, but almost all of them have an active socialist party, and all of them are looking for new members.
It may sound a bit silly but I assure you if you’re looking for somewhere to learn about your countries government, debate with other people on ideology, or develop your arguments for socialism; it really is a great opportunity. Getting to play at government is surprisingly fun and the communities that pop up around it are usually a good time. If you’re bored of randomly browsing reddit it’s at least worth a shot!
Here’s a list of the model countries, their subreddits, and their respective socialist parties. If you’re interested in any of them just follow the link and join the party.
I'd really encourage you at least give a look in. You've got nothing to lose!
Additionally polls are now open for an election going on over at /r/MHoC. The Radical Socialist Party have just spent a term in Government with the Green Party but a new fascist party the "National Unionist Party" has formed to contest them. We'd really appreciate it if you vote for us. Here's a link to the voting form and here's a link to our manifesto. Vote now!
We'll likely include something specific to your subreddit if possible. The post will probably go up some time between the 26th and 31st, if that's ok.
We'd really appreciate it if you'd allow us to post just a short advert, and even more appreciative if you were to sticky it during the time the polls are open. We'll go ahead and post something as long as you don't have any objections, so please, tell us now and we'll take you off our advertising list.
TL;DR: Left wing politics nerds want to post a advertisement on your subreddit so we can secure the domination of socialist ideas in a pretend world. Please?
Hello fellow mods, I need to ask you all about something that has been bothering me. It seems like a lot of the posts lately in /r/DebateAnarchism are not debate topics but basic questions about anarchism. Should we be removing those posts and referring OPs to /r/Anarchy101? Seems silly to have non-debate topics in a debate sub. Perhaps we should require posts to be submitted as a debate topic that has more than one side and is more than just informative. Thoughts?
Maybe just try to make it a point of suggesting people repost on 101? I feel like a lot of the time that people do this, it's less that they are looking for info about it and more that they think they know the answer and want to argue about it.
I prefer keeping it casual, and I like JCC's suggestion to just respond to posts you think aren't really debate by recommending to them to try 101 -- seems like this is normally what is done by folks in such instances anyway.
What do anarchists think of revisiting this topic?
I mean, seriously, right? I have no problem with people asking a question that may lead to debate if they take the time to actually frame it, but these, "what do you think about____" with no content in the prompt -- I think it may be time to remove those kinds of questions with a request to the OP to actually write a little bit of a prompt framing the topic for discussion and debate.
Would someone wanna come up with a few sentence long boiler plate thing that we can copy paste on posts like this? Like how askhistorians has a standard "this post has been deleted because...." thing that gets used over and over?
Good idea. As a starting point, on the three threads I removed today (I didn't remove ones that had comments), I said the following:
Hi, the mod team has decided to remove your post. The topic of discussion is totally fine, but, without writing more of a prompt, you haven't really framed the topic in such a way that it facilitates much debate or discussion.
[I then put a different suggestion on what sort of prompt may help facilitate conversation specific to each post I removed, for example: "Perhaps you could repost with a short description of the relevant parts of Veblen and Marx that you are interested in the opinion of anarchists on. Something like: M thinks x, v thinks y -- I prefer either x or v because of z, which of these is closer to anarchist perspectives."]
Otherwise, your post would probably be better suited for /r/anarchy101
So im kind of torn on this right now. The post about the difference between private and personal property seems like it should be deleted and sent to 101, the OP clearly has some misunderstandings about anarchism and stuff...but at the same time, so many times I've seen posts like that in 101, and it usually ends up that the OP clearly doesn't just want their question answered, but wants to argue about it, and so i suggest them go to the debate sub. Is this just an endless feedback loop we can't control?
I think we should err on the side of not removing such posts. Sometimes people put in a lot less effort and it is clear they are just asking a question , whereas this person wrote quite a prompt that already contains some push back and debate within it.
If it is one of the clear low effort question posts I think removing those to de-clutter things is helpful.
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Hey ya'll, I've noticed that some of my comments under the Wildism AMA are being automatically tagged as spam. One hasn't yet been untagged.
I just want to give you a heads up so that tomorrow when the AMA is stickied and official, you can fix that problem, if that's possible. If it isn't, let me know so I can edit the post with a notification that answers may be delayed.
This place is more geared toward debate than critique. If there's anything specific in there that you'd want to debate you could post them here. But if you're just looking for a general critique on your writing this isn't really the right place.
Okay. I will say that I only just learned about the 30% rule and am currently trying to fix that (I've hovered around 30% but have gone over it a few times), I just can't post random stuff that doesn't really matter, so it's taking a bit.
As for the subreddit and username, I'm not sure why those things by themselves are problems, unless it's just in conjunction with the 30% problem.
Wildism, are you familiar or friendly with jeriah bowser? He has an ama tentatively scheduled, and I feel there may be some overlap in what you both may want to talk about. Do you think you two could tag team an ama on wildism and wilderness therapy?
Ok. I don't personally see any reason not to let you do an ama. Even if us mods aren't super interested, it's not for us anyway so....you wanna do it after the anti civ one? Unless another mod has serious reservations beyond personal disinterest?