Ok I know we have addressed before what if there is child porn or hate speech on the SAFE network. I think we agreed yes there probably will be some, just like the current internet, but most people are good people so its just a few bad apples and overall a positive experience. If that’s how it pans out, well I wish it was ALL good people, but I would call that acceptable.
The issue I want to address is what if that becomes our “brand.” It seems like with these anti-censorship platforms that are currently out you hit a kind of critical mass of assholes. When that happens its now the offical nazi club house and you get bigger and bigger groups of these “people” congregating. On the other side nice people are like I want nothing to do with this shithole so they are driven away and you get a higher asshole concentration.
I think that would be a total disaster if after all the hard work and good intentions we get that kind of group dynamic happening. Right now it’s early. I think we can right our course and not hit this iceberg. That’s about where I am like out of ideas. I think we can agree on that goal, but HOW do we accomplish it?
Edit: this topic was kinda inspired by the current convo in the marketing thread and @Sotros25 has some good ideas:
edit 2: so I think there’s at least two categories of how to approach this problem. First is momentum… If we can start in the right direction with partnerships and friendly dApps then maybe over time that positive momentum grows and drowns out the negative momentum I as alluding to with “critical mass assholery.” This tactic makes the most sense if we do it early and set the stage so to speak. The second category is more for the later game. I’ll call it policing (even though there won’t be a group that is the “police”) What fits in this category is a rating system and blacklists.
I think both types of solution can be beneficial and not mutually exclusive to each other. That said, we can get the policing going whenever, but we only get one chance to set the stage at the start. Lets not let the solitary opportunity to use this approach pass and regret it later when nothing can be done.