Fandom platform of the future – specs and features
So I made a tweet about how Maciej Ceglowski (aka Pinboard guy) should consult with fandom on how to build a new fandom platform inclusive of not just text, but images and multimedia.
And then Maciej DMed me and said if fandom (I realize this does not include all parts of fandom) can get a consensus spec of what this platform should consist of, he’ll see what we can do. I have split the document into requirements and nice to haves. I know I’m not going to get everything, but hopefully this is a good enough start to get the ball rolling.
I kind of laughed like “Haha, what hubris, my tech friends say it’ll take a couple million dollars to create a platform like this, one does not simply walk into Mordor” but then all my tech friends were like, “Uh, hon? It’s Maciej Ceglowski. He either HAS a couple million to spend, or can talk his friends into fronting the money.”
So, uh… go make a wishlist!
Nomination: Tumblr’s set up but with functional black and white lists. X-kits features. AO3s tagging and tag wranglers.
fewer nazis would be nice as well
Possibly with premium account options (that give purely aesthetic
bonuses, none of this paid-to-promote-your-posts stuff) to help sustain
Seconding x-kit features.
Thirding x-kit, and I’d also be thrilled to bits with an anti-harassment policy that actually does something.