Weekly InformationWar Discord Meeting Summary 5/12

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Participants

@blackliberal
@richq11
@stevescoins
@WakeUpND
@TruthForce
@dwinblood
@richq11
@metalmag25
@thoughts-in-time
@commonlaw
@joelfriedman68

The Agenda - Link

Agenda Item One

We looked at the finalized curation guidelines, which are pretty simple:

  • See About Information War
  • Curators have full discretion to curate a specific post or not; it's one reason we have several curators...to have a different range of what is curated or not.
  • Anyone may use the IW tag for any post
  • We are committed to providing an avenue for alternate news to be heard...whether that post is within our guidelines depends on the judgement of the curators
  • There is not a set of rules in which a post is guaranteed to be curated
  • There is NO guarantee a post will be curated; not for stakeholders, not for the best post written. All we can do is the best we can do.

Hate speech and use of the tag

We aren't going to censor posts from the @informationwar account. Period.

Hate speech is subjective... it really is used to mean things people don't want to hear because they are uncomfortable

If the Steemit community finds a post too egregious, individuals, including curators on their own personal accounts, may flag, but the @informationwar account itself does not censor!

Investment in the community

If people use the tag without supporting the community, then sooner or later delegators are going to bail on us.

On the other hand, new Steemers don't have the Steem Power to pitch in.

Since the point of this is mutual support, we strongly encourage you to support @informationwar. A strong IW account is better able to serve our message and our community. Curation does depend on your support.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Join the curation trail
  • Upvote the curation comment.
  • Kick back a percentage of the payout you receive from curation
  • Help us spread the word by sharing our links
  • Delegation of Steem Power
  • There are other things such as designing logos, or doing research, or maybe writing requested posts

We'd like to reassure you that all this is on a VOLUNTARY basis, and is not required...however, making us stronger does make our curation stronger

And we will provide more detail on these methods.

There were other ideas discussed in context with these points, but we're going to put those aside for the time being.

These were the bigger items we needed to discuss before moving on. We'll be looking at a possible road map to grow the community over the next two weeks.

We are looking at a recruitment week in the last week of May, like we did back in March

There will be no meeting on May 19

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Hate speech and use of the tag

We aren't going to censor posts from the @informationwar account. Period.

Hate speech is subjective... it really is used to mean things people don't want to hear because they are uncomfortable

I really like this part of the decision from the meeting. If we allow hate speech to be a method of censorship there would be no point.

What does it mean to join the curation trail? How does one do that? What kind of research are you looking for? Which topics are you going to requests posts be written about, are there length guidelines etc? Cheers!

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I can't get discord to function over tor, or I would have checked into the chat room by now. I am genuinely interested in supporting the informationwar endeavor, which is why I have been tagging my posts as such. I also have recommended the group a number of times to people whose content looked relevant. Looking over the post you recommended, and considering my current steem power, I will continue manually upvoting IW for now. If the IW group does calls for contributions on certain topics, I would certainly be interested. Thanks for the response!

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there has to be a work around for that, or I need to find a anon friendly alternative

I'll be at a SHTF intel seminar this weekend, I'll see if they suggest anything

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That would be great. I tried creating a tor bridge, thinking it was a regional issue, but even then, after trying almost two hours to establish a connection, I had to throw in the towel. I can survive without discord, but if IW wants to expand into regions where the crackdown on free speech is a real issue (Europe, Mideast, China), an anonymous solution will be needed regardless. Big Brother is watching. :P

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Discord may not be our best bet anyway; I'll be looking at other solutions to this issue.

It may be we do some comm via Discord, and other circles within the community use a Tor based chat

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Will keep my eyes open, thanks for the update!

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Thanks for the information.............

Good luck for the meeting gengs...

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