Sat 18 Mar 2017 12:07PM

Move discussion from loomio to diaspora*

DU spixi Public Seen by 63

As a newbie I wonder why I have to register at a service located in New Zealand, which does not guarantee my privacy and data security. Loomio uses software which is prone to several security risks like Cloudflare and services like Gravatar, Google Analytics, Google Font API and Facebook, which track my surfing behaviour and do not respect my privacy.

Why are feature proposals not directly discussed in diaspora*? I cannot find a plausible reason for this. diaspora* already supports discussions and surveys. It would be also a chance to reach the end user better and to be independent of third-party services.


spixi Sat 18 Mar 2017 5:01PM

This is no valid answer, because this is just a definition without any reason. In fact, there is absolutely no argument why to use loomio in favour of diaspora*.


RAM518 Sat 18 Mar 2017 7:13PM

One thing D* could use is "groups". Then there could be a podmin group where such things are discussed. Following hashtags is nice, it's almost the same mechanism really, but it doesn't allow you to see other members in the group, and all the posts just go in one sequential thread there. Maybe this is more of a "groups" feature request than anything.


Dennis Schubert Mon 20 Mar 2017 5:00PM

https://www.loomio.org/d/ejXWrAJZ and https://www.loomio.org/d/P0mpjkGl and probably some more I haven't found yet.


goob Tue 21 Mar 2017 6:25PM

More or less by coincidence, see this thread about moving discussion from Loomio to a self-hosted Discourse instance: https://www.loomio.org/d/Agop3EXq/outgrowing-loomio


spixi Tue 21 Mar 2017 6:48PM

I never doubted my clairvoyant gift.


RAM518 Tue 21 Mar 2017 7:27PM

The idea of moving to yet another third-party site is troubling to me, it's like a game of whack-a-mole here. The fact that the social media platform that we are 'building' can't support this discussion properly should be a giant wake-up call to the dev community. We need group pages!


goob Tue 21 Mar 2017 7:32PM

The idea of moving to yet another third-party site is troubling to me

Although this Discourse instance isn't run on Diaspora's core software, it's not third-party in that it is actually hosted on the Diaspora project's own servers and maintained by the core project members.

Diaspora's software has never intended to be a platform for group decision-making in order to run a complex world-wide project. And so it makes sense to use a tool designed for that purpose. I don't think groups in Diaspora would make it more suitable for such a purpose.