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[liberationtech] RiseUp

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 19 16:54:22 PDT 2013


On 10/18/2013 07:23 PM, Alfredo Lopez wrote:
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> Besides being wrong, this is truly offensive. Rise-Up is a remarkable
> collective with outstanding service and enormous commitment to
> principle.

Then I'd strongly suggest rethinking the four bullet points at:
https://user.riseup.net/forms/new_user/policy

They are ambiguous, and they clash with the clarity of the "Political 
Principles" at:
https://help.riseup.net/en/politics#principles

It's not very helpful to introduce ambiguity into the process of 
registration, _especially_ at the point where you're asking the user to 
agree to something.  Either put all 11 Political Principles on that 
page, or-- if you really do want to limit your userbase-- focus on the 
few points from those 11 points that don't share common ground with most 
widely-held ideologies.

But there's just no sense in introducing four poorly-written, unrelated 
counterpoints that use insider language and a pseudo-intellectual tone 
to dissuade potential participants.  If Riseup really thinks that a 
"broad spectrum of the political left" will have any idea what the 
phrase "vanguard strategy for revolution" even means, then they are 
vastly underestimating the diversity of the left.

Best,
Jonathan



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