I really feel like I’m on to something here with “Services are a mistake”.

Like there's a huge truth, a light that's shining on how we've been thinking about building network technologies.

Services are naturally hostile to communities, because services cannot protect communities.

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@aurynn Can you talk a little bit more about what you mean by "protect"?

In meatspace, both police and the mob offer "protection services".

@atomicpoet Support communities that are not the status quo

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@aurynn @atomicpoet services are going to go after broader market share so the amount of harassment they are willing to accept will always be more than what a community would accept. They won't care if users fall thru the cracks as long as they create enough new users to replace them.

@mcneely @atomicpoet that is part of the core point I'm driving at here, that services are actively harmful to the existence of communities

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