*sigh* From an article about sexual harassment on reddit:
"Reddit is a notoriously male-dominated forum. According to Google's
DoubleClick Ad Planner, Reddit users in the U.S.
are 72 percent male. Reddit subgroups include r/mensrights and the
misogynistic r/chokeabitch, perhaps in part prompting another popular
thread that asked recently, "Why is Reddit so anti-women?"
In April, a confused 14-year-old user took to the site in a desperate
attempt to seek advice after she had been sexually assaulted
Jezebel chronicled the backlash, as commenters attacked the young victim
Given its reputation, the site may seem less than appropriate as a forum
for effective dialogue."
Which doesn't mean that we should boycott reddit, but it is good to know
the make-up and culture of tools that you use. And I think I have yet to
find a thread on ANY TOPIC on slashdot that doesn't have the word "tits"
in it somewhere. I just read the post about the possible move to a $1
coin in the US, and the first post is about strippers. FIRST POST.
*sigh* Although perhaps the question now is: which will happen first -
acceptance of a $1 coin in the US or a Slashdot thread that isn't sexist?
On 11/30/12 9:51 AM, Shaun Ellis wrote:
> Mark and Karen, yes, the DIY and take-initiative ethos of Code4Lib
> leads to a lot of channels. I think this is a good thing as each has
> its strengths. But it creates chaos without more clarity on what
> platforms are best for certain types of communication?
> We have similar issues when it comes to our own internal documentation
> attempts at Princeton. Wiki? Git? Git Wiki? IRC? Blogosphere? Reddit?
> Listserv? Twitter? Why should I use any of them?!?
> I will say that I like Reddit for potentially controversial or
> philosophical discussions. It's built to keep the conversation on
> track and reward the most insightful/best comments with more visibility.
> So, anyway, I've posted this discussion on the subreddit:
> I also added a post on mentorship to the subreddit, since I'm
> particularly interested in that. Karen, while I think your comments
> on "promotion" and "giving credit" are important, I'm not sure how
> they are related to mentorship. Would love to hear more about that in
> the subreddit.
> On 11/30/12 12:30 PM, Mark A. Matienzo wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Wow. We could not have gotten a better follow-up to our long thread
>>> coders and non-coders.
>>> I don't git. I've used it to read code, but never contributed. I even
>>> downloaded a gui with a cute icon that is supposed to make it easy,
>>> and it
>>> still is going to take some learning.
>>> So I'm afraid that it either needs to be on a different platform for
>>> editing, OR someone (you know, the famed "someone") is going to have
>>> to do
>>> updates for us non-gitters.
>> Karen, I've added instructions about how to add contributions without
>> knowing Git to the README file:
>> If you'd like, I'm happy to have feedback as to changes here. A small
>> handful of people have also asked if we could move this to another
>> platform such as the Code4lib wiki. I'd be happy to get feedback if
>> that would be a preferable option.
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