counterpoint to radical transparency

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by seebs, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    after some consideration, i made a forum called "Radical Opacity", which only mods and admins can see. The forum is itself a subforum of a forum only admins can see. Also, no one has permission to view threads in that forum. Not even me. So I can post threads there, but I can't view the contents of those threads once they're posted.

    Snitch made a "radical opacity" thread, which is now also moved there.

    I really feel like we've been falling short when it comes back to SUPER SECRET mod stuff, and I've seen places with as many as four or five distinct levels of hierarchy with secret forums, but we're the first place I've been that has a forum where even admins can't read even their own posts.
     
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  2. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    You just gave Rigs a stroke.
     
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  3. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    this is the kind of nonsense i like to fail to see in my forum experience
     
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  4. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    the ultimate shitpost
     
  5. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    it just occurred to me that the nature of the radical opacity forum makes it so no one can actually prove there are any threads in it at all

    whoa
     
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  6. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    We can! I can see that my threads are there. I just can't see their contents.
     
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  7. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    Okay, but can you set it so you can see the threads by everyone but yourself, and still none of the contents?
     
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  8. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Okay so if I did it right, it's now set so that moderators can see threads by other people, but not the contents of threads, but admins still can't see threads by other people.
     
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  9. context-free anon

    context-free anon Well-Known Member

    i gotta say i'm pretty concerned about the radical transparency thread

    for a thread that claims to be "radical" it sure is lacking in wicked stunts
     
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  10. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    yeah, well, we were thinking of calling it the "cool" transparency thread, or the "awesome" transparency thread, because those are pretty much the same thing.

    honestly, what it actually means is either that it's the length of the side of a square transparency thread, or that it's a transparency thread with a free valence electron.
     
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  11. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    That appears to now be the case. I am horrified by everything.
     
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  12. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    :seebsno:

    anyway long story short i really hate the whole "secret forums" thing and would rather make fun of it than do it
     
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  13. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    radial transparency thread when
     
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  14. boop

    boop beepbeep

    not the shitposting kintsugi needs but the shitposting it deserves
     
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  15. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    also are you able to put a subforum in the radical opacity forum where even admins can't see the contents?
     
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  16. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    In theory I could make this one work that way, I just thought it was funnier if I could see threads but not their contents.
     
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  17. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    That thread of Snitch's is driving me nuts because I can't make it not do the bold "there are things here you haven't read" thingy. XD
     
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  18. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    i am glad to know that! mostly i'm offering ways to take the joke to further and stupider levels of reference
     
  19. Deresto

    Deresto Bustin' Bustin' Bustin' Bustin' Bustin' Bustin' Bu

    So youre being completely transparent about there being a completely opaque subforum?
     
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  20. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    There's a "Mark All Read" thing in the top bar, does it work?
     
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