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Name:Anti-Oppression Linkspam Community
Posting Access:Select Members, Moderated
Linkspam's goal is to serve as a resource for anti-oppression efforts. We do not subscribe to the belief that there is an objective perspective on any oppression. We believe attempting to be "objective" often results in contributing to the oppression. We will not try to present "two" sides equally. We hope to present resources for people to follow multiple perspectives expressed in anti-oppression discussions relating to fandom online, but we do not pretend to present resources in a neutral context. The organizing principles for Linkspam posts will be roughly chronological.

We are positioned primarily in LiveJournal and Dreamwidth. Our main concern is anti-oppression issues as they impact SFF and transformative works fan communities. We define fan communities broadly in regard to media and fannish activities and believe that anti-oppression work will, at times, connect with online areas beyond fan spaces. We will not link to mainstream media outlets.

We understand that intersectional practices are vital in anti-oppression work. We will try to focus on imbroglios relating to power imbalances and conflicts between minority and majority group members in and around fandom. Such imbroglios include but are not limited to the interlocking systems of oppression relating to ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, class, gender identities and presentations, size or weight, age, sexual identities, and disability. This list is not meant to be exhaustive and we are open to connecting to imbroglios relating to other aspects of power and identity as they arise.

Linkspam is an anti-oppression archive. It us currently run by eight co-moderators. We are considering a proposal to set up an an Advisory Board that would oversee Linkspam and welcome feedback on that proposal.

Because we recognize that we may fall short when dealing with complex issues, we welcome privilege checks, suggestions and critiques from our readers. If you have an issue you would like to raise with the Linkspam moderation team, you can:

1. Comment on a recent post
2. PM one or more of the moderators
3. E-mail the Linkspam account
4. Comment on our Suggestions/Feedback/Critique Post.

Your comments will be screened and kept confidential to the Linkspam moderation team unless you request otherwise.

Our policy post is here. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

DELICIOUS: We will be using the Linkspam account on Delicious ( Different volunteers will be posting links at Delicious, tagging and sorting links, compiling and editing limkspams in GoogleDocs. As a result, the person posting a linkspam may not necessarily be the person who edited the linkspam or collected the links. We hope that multiple volunteers will achieve greater scope and diversity in posting, and avoid burnout of one or two people.

LINKSPAM_MOD: All Linkspam posts will be posted under the Linkspam mod account. We believe having a single account provides a mechanism for collective responsibility in that persistent failings by one member *are* the responsibility of the team as a whole if nothing is done to remedy the situation.

WARNINGS: Warnings will be made based on toxicity of post and/or comments. We will warn for content of post + comments at the time the link is added. If, at a later time, readers see that the warning or lack thereof is no longer accurate, we would appreciate a comment.

While we cannot guarantee that an unwarned link will be safe, we will attempt to warn to the best extent that we can. Since we are imperfect, we welcome information regarding incomplete or incorrect warnings.

Our priority for link-colllecting is oppressed groups and allies which will affect how our warnings are presented.

REMOVING LINKS: Linkspam exists in order to provide an archive and record of discussion. Therefore, we will not remove links to posts except in exceptional circumstances. While we discourage requests to take down a link, we will consider them on a case-by-case basis. We are unlikely to remove links to posts made from a position of privilege.

COMMENTING TO POSTS: Linkspam will try to collect links to as many perspectives on an anti-oppression topic as possible. We welcome links to posts in LJ, DW, or other LJ clones and to blog entries. Delicious users can also add the Linkspam account [] to their network and tag links with "for:linkspam".

However, the purpose of this community is not for discussing issues. Therefore, the community is set to screen comments. Comments with links will be unscreened unless the poster requests continued screening. Comments, anonymous or named, that try to engage in discussion will not be unscreened. Comments, anonymous or named, that are abusive or threatening will not be unscreened.

MODERATOR COMMENTING: The Linkspam moderators are neither journalists nor objective on the issue of anti-oppression. We have agreed to set up and use the Linkspam Moderator account as one means of separating our activities and statements as moderators and our personal activities and statements. We will continue to post in our personal journals and to comment individually on posts in other journals about the anti-oppression issues that concern us. Given the complexity of intersectional anti-oppression work, we expect to fail at times although we will be our best to self-monitor. Having as diverse a group as possible will also also us to call each other out. As individuals, we expect to be asked to check on our privilege not only by co-moderators, but by readers of the community and people involved in anti-oppression work.
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