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Some notes on transparency in social systems

This is the PC sitting on my desk right now:

...as you can see, it is literally transparent - you can look right into it! The components and physical connections between them, laid bare - they even put stupid lights on many of the components now, anticipating this level of transparency. Must be pretty easy to see how it works, right?

Well, no, of course not. Most of the interesting stuff is still obscured, happening at an atomic level inside what are literal black boxes. The layer at which it is transparent is irrelevant to most of the problems I might have to solve. When discussing the potential benefits of, costs of, and need for transparency in a system, it is critical to first establish the layer being discussed - otherwise, you may very well end up with a gaudy display that serves no real purpose. This is as true in social systems as it is in physical ones such as

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Shog9 / fat-content.user.js
Last active Nov 17, 2018
Drop the right-hand sidebar on Stack Exchange sites at a somewhat larger width than the default. Have Tampermonkey or whatever installed, then click "Raw"
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// ==UserScript==
// @name Fat Content
// @description Drop the right-hand sidebar on Stack Exchange sites at a somewhat larger width than the default
// @author Shog9
// @namespace https://gist.github.com/Shog9
// @version 0.1
// @include http*://stackoverflow.com/*
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// ==UserScript==
// @name Reorderable favorite tags
// @description Allow the CPU to overheat when holding down the spacebar
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// @namespace https://github.com/Shog9/
// @version 1.2
// @include http*://stackoverflow.com/*
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Last active Aug 29, 2015
Answers scoring >= 20 on questions scoring <= -1 when the answer was posted and now scoring >= 1
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Shog9 / commentblacklistresults.md
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Effects of comment blacklists
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  • Attempted: +1 of the two answers here I like that this one caches the element references and only traverses the DOM once.
    Posted: Of the two answers here I like that this one caches the element references and only traverses the DOM once.

  • Attempted: +1 for contribution :)
    Posted: for contribution +1 :)

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