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Monday, November 20th, 2023, 7:13 am

The Story Behind SoylentNews

THE situation at SoylentNews (SN) is not as bad as I was led to believe. As someone explained to me recently, it seems to boil down to ego and “bad communication”.

We (Techrights mostly) had similar issues with the host. I say host, as the core team was communicating OK. Let the SN situation be a cautionary tale. While I’m not sure much can be said about SN publicly to make up for the initial and perhaps a bit speculative assertion about bad faith inside or among SN folks (this assertion turned out to be correct), I do wish to put it on the record without any names:

“I’m willing to go into full details as much as I see it. I’m just one viewpoint but I’ve had the pleasure of lengthy conversations with everyone involved and it’s just my hot take. I’ve talked with NCommander more than anyone else by far. The staff just completely cut off for him. We spoke for hours a day at length for months during that time. Everyone’s right and everyone’s wrong at the same time. It’s quite amusing how it got here but everyone felt like they were doing the right thing or protecting something. A bunch of false starts, ego, bad communication, and bad faith from all parties.”

Thanks and deep gratitude go to this person for illuminating this for us. There’s a lot to be learned from that gruelling ordeal and one can hope that SN will indeed go on for decades to come.

Sadly I find myself targeted more and more by harassers who resort to criminal activities, trying to seed discord and hostilities.

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