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Dear Stem ladies, What are the best ways to organise a private group of GC women and mitigate the risk of the conversations being leaked, peered etc? Twitter- there is an option for private chat, but it comes with many limitations, ie bans for naughty women etc Discord - never used it, how suitable would it be for a purpose of a closed group?

What are any other ideas? Do you know any githubs of projects that would be suitable? Any open source? I will be grateful for any recommendation 🙂

Dear Stem ladies, What are the best ways to organise a private group of GC women and mitigate the risk of the conversations being leaked, peered etc? Twitter- there is an option for private chat, but it comes with many limitations, ie bans for naughty women etc Discord - never used it, how suitable would it be for a purpose of a closed group? What are any other ideas? Do you know any githubs of projects that would be suitable? Any open source? I will be grateful for any recommendation 🙂

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As this is the STEM group, I'd say our best bet is always to self-host, on our own data-center hosted equipment. But it takes plenty of moving parts to make even the simplest of sites useful.

Thanks for your reply, I agree that having an own box is better than using somebodies services in terms of bans etc.

Our next best bet, for anyone not ready to manage all those moving parts is to do so with someone sympathetically aligned with our politics.

Full disclosure, I do business as YMD Partners LLC, provide hosting on a commercial basis to a handful of drupal based websites, have experience with CiviCRM (the open source CRM designed for political organizing), host my own equipment in a rented quarter rack at a local data center which helped me resist an MRA-motivated DCMA challenge to one of the sites I host and am open to a conversation from anyone looking at their options.