The problem with this - which is partly why I personally also wanted to distance myself from any involvement in anarchist organizing through imageboard projects (despite the litany of other reasons I've mentioned) is this need to label everything with an anarchy sticker.
I think it's extremely unlikely that the future of the Wired is going to be ideologically "anarchist", but I think it's almost certain that it will be anarchic. More so than it is now. But insisting that everything needs to be organized along some kind of anarchist platform with everyone LARPing as an anarchist revolutionary is one reason why, in my opinion, projects like this are doomed to fail.
Insisting that everyone needs to read anarchist theory and self-identify as an anarchist not only is a hopeless endeavor, but ultimately a harmful one in my opinion. All it does it create a de facto hegemony of woke in-groups and non-woke out-groups instead of letting difference and chaos flourish. Too obsessed with control and trying to platform soykaf.
It's possible that there will be more leftists/anarchists moving towards alternatives to Facebook/Twitter/Reddit/etc. (despite my cynicism about these groups), but they're going to remain an in-group influencing the out-groups. Just like what /pol/ has been as far as the alt-right goes.>>1436
Because the 0ch diaspora can find its own home without me endorsing any particular board. >>1438
You said it yourself, they're there because of the network effect. You're not going to overturn that by creating alternatives and trying to make people use them. User flight on a large scale from different platforms is a process that has to happen organically, and the reality is that most people who are a part of the broad leftist/anarchist milieu are basically just useful idiots whose only role in the milieu is to be bodies representing different camps. They're going to do what everyone else is doing, and they're going to be the majority, so it creates a how-to-get-started problem that will only be solved when the platforms themselves become too intolerable for the users - which doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon given how often Facebook/Twitter/Reddit will give passes to fash or even defend them, if not also attack leftists/anarchists and marginalized groups more often.
I mean, ffs, the whole reason why I decided to start 0ch in the first place was because of some drama with /r/anarchism and the reddit mods banning radicals, deleting radical subs, and leaving fash untouched. But nothing came out of that. People stayed where they were comfortable with because everyone else was staying where they were comfortable because everyone else was….. etc.
>what I was talking about before
Meaning that something both broader than 0chan but narrower than /leftypol/ would be what I think the Wired is heading towards - decentralized, atomized communities that can federate with others if they wish and self-organize rather than relying on a given site being run in a way that reflects what the community wants. This rarely has been the case, and when it has been, it's been because the site was small and the administration had an investment in the site's culture and actively worked to keep itself in tune with it (again, like Lainchan used to be).