Where to begin, …, I’ve been visiting this site for some years now as the idea of seasteading, or rather, should I say the idea of FREEDOM, has been a major interest of mine for years. Really blown away by how innovative and thought-provoking the ideas are expressed on this site. It has greatly helped me clarify my own ideas as to how I might best accomplish my aims. So much so that it has finally all come together and prompted me to express what I’ve come up with. And I can think of no better forum to do so than here. I know I will get honest and constructive criticism to help in further sharping my ideas. For this, I would be most grateful. I will be outlining my idea for seasteading under the topic “Operation Bootstrap.” Look forward to hearing from you all.
Operation Bootstrap… well you’ve already got me curious. All contributions are welcome but some are more useful than others. Ellmer (Wil) actually makes concrete subs, so I trust his take on concrete issues. XNS has made his modules and I’ll bet his take on connectivity of small units in the open water will be insightful.
Since you’ve taken some time to look at what has already been said and presented I’m hopeful that your contributions will also be useful in nature. If you receive criticism, take it with a grain of salt. Some of it will be garbage that should be ignored. Others will be deadly accurate and in shooting holes in your ideas they are helping you expose areas that could use some more refinement.
This forum is a place to learn and grow. Stick with it for a while and I’m sure you’ll find your plans to be more substantial and effective than if you just went to a beach and started strapping logs together.
I’ve been trying to post replies to the comments I received and the system refuses to let me. Thinks I’m spam. Is there anything you can do?
TSI uses a third-party spam blocking system. Each comment is passed to that system which classifies it as okay, spam, or unsure. If unsure, a captcha is presented.
I looked in the log at one of your attempts that was classified as spam. It’s raw data so it’s not easy to read, however I counted at least three links. Either the third-party system thought that one or more of those links was spam, or it didn’t like the number of links.
You seem to be covering multiple topics in the posting (again it was hard to tell because it’s raw data so there’s no white space). Try breaking it apart into small postings covering just one topic each and with just one or two links.
I’m not aware of any way to flag a user as being exempted from the spam checking, however I’m just a volunteer and don’t know all of the details of the system. Eric is part of the TSI staff and may be able to provide further information.