First off, I am super excited about this community and connecting with others who care about the topic.
For me, it’s pretty hard to make sense of the discussions so far, there seems to be a challenge with this style of forum, in that it is not really “conversational” (compared to something like Slack) but also isn’t really “informational” like a Wiki. I don’t advocate creating a distraction-prone community, per se, but it would be great if there were more intentionality in terms of what community members can expect and contribute. For myself, I would like to a) discuss the situation we’re thinking about and get a broader picture by hearing other people’s thoughts and experiences, and b) help to take actions that support the ideas of humane tech.
Could it be that this community would work better in another medium? I don’t want to dictate what that is (and I’m guessing each person has a different belief about what mediums reflect the goals of “human tech”). For me, the best communities involve being able to have great discussions, connect personally, have respect for each other, and ideally have some idea of who people are, so context is a part of the picture. Maybe part of the process of building this community is to understand how the forum’s structure could better reflect our goals? Thanks for your work on this, everyone who is participating!