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I wrote a thing as, having being confused about 'granular boundaries' I'm now rather excited!


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A quick update: we're just about ready to release the first iteration of circles and boundaries, which you can read about here:

We deployed the update to the playground earlier but ran into a mysterious issue that didn't appear until now, so have rolled back to the previous version until we figure that one out. Wish us luck! ๐Ÿคž

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eager to release the improvements to the main layout, all the fixes we did in the last 2 weeks, most of them based on your feedbacks and user testing, plus our first implementation of bonfire boundaries system ๐Ÿคฉ
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Of course, degrading communication in such a manner degrades social mobility; blaming or rewarding a child for their "grades" in an exercise (in which they're supposed to do mistakes, that's how we learn things!) brings down poor children and narrows down their possibilities to the most essential, less paid jobs (like construction, the food supply chain, and so on).

Spreading NVC is an action against oppression.

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How many online "communities" would be better described as online "associations"?
Community should be distinguished from association. The distinction is fundamentally one of commitment and identity. Associations, even while they provide their own form of social glue, make little claim on our loyalties and at best make minor contributions to our identities.

from The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like An Economist Undermines Community

by Stephen A. Marglin


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In response to several feedbacks related to the general layout and the composer experience,ย we prepared a few mockups to highlight some UX improvements we'd like to discuss with you.

Main feedbacks gravitated around the possibility to have as much space as possible for the main content view, a clearer navigation menu and clear distinction between navigation and widgets sections.ย 

Looking at the near future, we tried also to imagine how to organize the space in the navigation sidebar to have enough space for groups and lists.

In particular, we spent some time thinking at an altenative UX to compose a post. This is for different reasons:

- We're working on flexible boundaries / lists - and a dropdown is not enough to let the user work with such granular permissions levels

- We want to have a composer box that incentivate also toughtful posts, not just toots/tweets

- We want to have a unique composer box that works in any situation (actual fullscreen mode is buggy)

- We still want to be able to compose a post while scrolling the feed or reading through the comments in a thread

- The composer box should not be always visible on the page, but it should be 1-click away to start composing a post (with keyboard shortcut also)

- The user should be able to work on different drafts

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๐Ÿ‘‹ As part of upcoming milestones, we're implementing a way for users to create circles (like in the old G+), but going beyond using it to define audiences (i.e. visibility of content), with very granular ways to define permissions on what you post (i.e. so you can give one of your circles permission to edit your post, or use it simply to lock-down who can reply, etc).

Along with that will come customisable roles for instance administration and moderation (to go beyond just having "admins"), and so we're thinking about what's needed for that, feedback and suggestions are welcome ๐Ÿ˜ƒ, see details at


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We suggest posting one piece of feedback per post rather than bullet lists if possible, so each issue or suggestion can be digested and discussed on its own, and not get lost in the shuffle.