really i just want livejournal with a p2p data layer and an ecosystem of weird UIs

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ok so i have been thinking lately that you can do better than just getting other clients to respect an author-initiated delete. you can disavow data and put anyone still peering that data on notice, helping to identify bugs in clients ("hey friend i noticed your peer hasn't dropped from that thing i deleted") and bad actors. in http-land that's hard to do, but it's simple when all your data lives in torrents linking to torrents.

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more than create a p2p social media network, i think you need to take moderation primitives all the way to the data layer. i've been premeditating an architecture to support allow/ban-listing peers and dis/avowing records for the hypercore protocol, probably as a pouchdb database. see, i'm technically not writing a database!!

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pouchdb plugin***

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i can't tell you how much i wish there was a rust impl of hypercore. free me from javascript, someone, i beg of you

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anyway, i will publish a readme before i publish code. i want to know what the fuck i'm doing before i do it.

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@garbados "technically" is such a useful word

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@garbados that's actually a really cool idea which I haven't heard proposed! I'm going to be thinking about this one a lot

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@darius yeah i started thinking about it when i read the source on how cabal peers do backchannel comms to do handshakes, using a hypercore archive like a meeting point. in the same way an author-peer, having disavowed an archive, can instruct other peers to stop peering / drop cluster or be considered noncompliant. i need to write up the architecture, it's a doozy to try and fit in my head.

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@garbados Potemkin users as ecosystem canaries.

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@garbados oh that's a really interesting idea about deletes in distsys! New one, too, I think (though I'm not up to date on the literature).

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