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And another group bites the dust

Actually many

This morning I unsubscribed from a dozen “groups” on the few platforms that I and my alter egos have been known to frequent.

In each case, in the first glance-worth of writings, the number of self-promotions unrelated to that group’s purpose exceeded the number of on-topic postings. In some cases, it was identically 100% self-promotion. In most cases, these self-promotions weren’t even for services nominally related to the group’s purpose.

Each of these groups had value (at least to me) at some point in the past.

Value that a seemingly modest effort at moderation could have preserved.

What is needed so that moderation would actually happen?


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