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[liberationtech] RiseUp

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at
Fri Oct 18 15:49:41 PDT 2013

On 10/18/2013 04:57 PM, groente wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 11:20:58PM +0300, Maxim Kammerer wrote:
> <snip>
>> Second, the unusual stress of ideology in such a service is very
>> relevant to product's security in this case. When I read RiseUp's
>> social contract page [1] some time ago, I found the mild creepiness
>> and passive-aggressiveness quite amusing, but immediately thought the
> So what exactly is creepy and passive-aggressive about stating a target audience?

This is sensible:

Whoever came up with that is a different person or group than the person 
or group that reduced it to four bullet points that casually throw in 
the phrase "population control".  It's confusing and counterproductive.

If you're aim is to only support a specific constituency, I suggest 
putting your Political Principles inline and putting a checkbox to show 
that people registering have read it (and if you really want to limit 
the audience, make them agree to it as well).

The kind of userbase you undoubtedly want to attract is the kind that 
actually takes the time to comprehend what they're reading and reflect 
on its meaning.


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