Reworked repost from here.
In /s/NewSaidits I previously posted:
" Please Consider These Potential New Subs, Volume 1 | Part 1: NewSaidits' Proposed Guidelines + Part 2: Potentially Fun Interactive Subs "
I kept it focused on lighter ideas avoiding heavier topics and politics despite being tempted. I was very close to making an exception for one particular idea...
Purpose: A sub for organizing some kind of SaidIt counter-troll awareness and resistance campaign. In this sub our community could discuss what forms and functions this "Infiltrator Watch" takes (for lack of a better name). Here's a list of ideas to consider employing, with additions and/or subtractions as we see fit:
- A weekly newsletter cautioning SaidIt on STABs (shills, trolls, and bots).
- Exposing STAB techniques.
- Current event updates on STAB activities.
- Developing creative, fun, and/or interactive awareness projects (to keep this from getting boring and people becoming complacent).
- Provide tools to recognize and endure STAB psychological attacks.
- Promote cooperative self-policing of our own community (rather than rely solely on admins and mods that may or may not be active everywhere at all times).
- SaidIt savvy tools (like the OP pointing out how to easily recognize new users).
- How to remain skeptical of new users without alienating authentic fresh voices.
- STAB tactics, short games, long games, etc.
- Pattern recognition in names.
- Precautions not to openly expose patterns to motivate the STABs to be more effective disruptors.
- Precautions against trusting unsolicited private messages from new users.
- Developing Private Message networks of trusted friends for emergencies and/or SaidIt news.
- Develop ways to fairly best determine who's trustworthy without tribalism, drama, and/or pettiness.
- A post or wiki can maintain a tree of names openly (or WOSC?).
- The tree has no social status ranking, it's just a route of delivery, listing who's responsible for sending and who receives.
- A seeder sends a message to 10 people who send the message to 10 people who send the message to 10 people who send the message to 10 people and you've covered most people.
- Confirm that all branches of the tree were successfully delivered to.
What do you think of /s/InfiltratorWatch?