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Todo: shitty illustrations demonstrating how tough it is to set a bar of kindness, and how we're going to figure out how to do it.

Karma is a collaborative self-education platform.  Its mission is to accelerate the emergence of socially valuable ideas.

I would like for Karma to remain increasingly:

  • Problem-centered
  • Solution-centered
  • Socially impactful (at the micro and macro levels)
  • Optimistic
  • Effortful
  • Collaborative
  • Thoughtful
  • Friendly
  • Sensitive to the difference between fact and opinion
  • Democratic
  • Exploratory
  • Humble
  • Sensitive to the feelings of others
  • Receptive to new ideas and constructive criticism
  • Fun

To facilitate this trend, contributions made by new members may not appear on the homepage.  New member posts are queued and curated against this list of traits.  If we* feel that the contribution doesn't quite align with these traits, we'll leave a temporary comment with some constructive criticism to help you calibrate accordingly before publishing to the homepage again.

This is not an attempt to suppress free speech; it's an attempt to cultivate a collective growth mindset.  Please forgive the inevitable fumbles.

[*] - "we" is currently @eve, but if/when Karma grows, a moderation team will likely be formed.