Following on from this post which questions one of the ways forum stickers are used, it reminded me of some sage advice from Alan Kay: “Compute in the future”. This means imagining what computing will be like in the future and do your best to try to live that reality now despite the limitations.
I highly recommend reading his discussion of this concept 7 Steps For Inventing The Future.
In this frame of mind, I block all stickers on the forum using my adblocker because the stickers make reading very difficult for me by affecting the vertical positioning of text - this is very similar to how content moderation will have to work on SAFE. I have made the list available if you run AdBlock etc you can import this list to remove stickers from the forum. The url for the list is
I will try to keep it updated as I notice new stickers. Feel free to submit pull requests or issues with updates.
This feels to me a lot like how moderation is going to have to work in SAFE network, building an experience that works best for you by composing bits and pieces together from others on the network who want to experience it in ways you happen to agree with. I was going to keep the list private, I understand it steps on some toes just by making this list public, but in the end I agree with Alan Kay and feel starting an experiment along this path is worth trying.
On the more general point about Compute In The Future, do you have any ideas or suggestions about how we can put SAFE style practices to use right now on the old internet?
One of the main limitations of this solution to the stickers is it only works for those who are subscribed to the list, so the default unsubscribed experience of the forum may not be what the majority might expect. When to use opt-in-removal of content rather than opt-in-addition of content is a tough marketing/moderation/ux question.