# Sunbeam City meeting 2020.06.28
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RadioAngel, She/Her, They-Them
Squeaky Pancakes, they/them
Wakest - They/them
## Check in
RA - Reading into history of moderation.
Gap behind content polict and values and volunteer mods that were not trained. Caused a ton of issues.
Lots of interesting suggestions in the article.
KP - One problem was that volunteers were pushed into moderation roles without any policies or procedures. Volunteerism is not always good.
KP - Critiques are important but...
SP - Our community needs to be the ones making the decisions.
KP - Sunbeam was in danger of being a monolithic instance as it became so big.
SP - Was in favour of closing regs on SBC from start.
RA - If we want to grow, we need more mods.
KP - People moving to other instances is not bad.
SP - Free accosiation is important.
KP - We still have closed regs but a new community still pop.
KP - Is there enough desire for democtratic/consenses decision making?
RA - Do we want to create some polls?
Decision making process:
SP - Its not super hard to move to it.
SP - Infra was getting a bit out of control. Mostly SP maintaining it.
SP - Move to Hometown and wiki and Riot room. Shutdown Loomio and anything else left of the server.
KP - and Discourse?
KP and RA agree.
SP - Thinks we do need a platform for long form. Masto is really bad for that.
SP - People can reply to announcements.
KP - Discourse spits out RSS feeds which we could pull into Masto.
KP - Principles of transparency and reversability are super important when engagement with deicison making process is low.
SP and RA seem to like it.
KP - will make rough proposal about decision making process on forum in new decisions catergory.
KP - Who is in the co-op? What is the constitunecy of who can make decisions.
RA - we might have to come back to this. It was chaos!
KP - Old model was basically pay to be a member. Not great. I always thought the boundary should be who has account on SBC. Now Regs are closed, it could be even better.
SP - Announcements are useful. Can help with problems relating to folks not knowing deicisons need to be made.
KP - We shouldn't make decisions for the sake of it.
RA - We could have a monthly community call. It could be fun, a game day.
KP - Get the admin talk out the way and play games. It would need to be regular e.g. last Sunday of the month.
KP - Single sign in to Discourse and Masto is really hard to do in retrospect.
RA - Could we embed stuff into Masto announcements?
SP - Don't think so. Could use emoji system.
KP - would that meet transparency and reversibility principles.
RA - Could still put link to poll in Announcements.
SP - There needs to be a way to know what needs to be voted upon and what doesn't. (minor vs major things).
### Autonomic decision making idea (just for inspo)
KP - key point is where the votes take place.
SP - This depends heavily on who gets to vote
All - This is for next meeting.
RA - We need new policy. Getting rid of the old stuff that doesn't work.
SP - there is coop people for help.
KP - e.g. social.coop
SP - Maybe next meeting in 2 weeks then we get something togther move to monthly.
## Next Meeting
Sunday 12th July - 17:00 UTC
Read only link to minutes - https://codimd.autonomic.zone/wUHQL_mLTZ2iOXEpOaT0Uw/publish
## What are our boundries
We need more server admin participiation just as we need mod capacity.
SP - We need at least one more person with server access to have my back.
W: People from Vaaria (post.lurk) folks would be up for helping with that.
KP: Should we audit who has access atm?
Only SP has SSH access. We need to reduce bus factor.
KP is happy to have server access.
W - There are lots of people who could help.
SP - Let's leave it how it is for the moment till we make a decision.
More research needed into implications of moving to Hometown.
W to do reach out to dev and ask if any downsides.
### Bitsy Game Engine
All fictions are the seed of reality
All of this tempoary
## KP - Maybe a format for next meeting.
Half decision making and and mundane admin and half expansive Solarpunk study group.