We need your help!

Hey chooms,

we want to start a small board and need your help.

What categories do we need? What should it be about? Currently the main topic is Cyberpunk (not only the game).

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Just a few ideas off the top of my head:

  • Music suggestions / creations
  • Visual art suggestions / creations
  • Written word / short story / tabletop scenario hooks
  • DIY Electronics / Programming
  • Maybe some tech news

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Maybe something about gaming in general?


sounds like a good idea!

I’d say some good topics would be

  • memes/pics
  • movies
  • music
  • culture
  • tech news (“watch the cyberpunk timeline unfold in realtime”)
  • I think maybe specifically a topic for cyberware and transhumanism body modification?
  • stories/fiction
  • programming/dev
  • HOWTOs for doing your own DIY stuff

I think most of those could also have subcategories too in order to drill down further.


how about online privacy? i think thats the most cyberpunky thing you can actually do yourself, short of black-hatting of course (in that vein maybe a board about white-hat hacking? tho that would be a very technical and complex topic)


oh, and also cyberpunk fashion, i would love to see everyone’s interpretation of a cyberpunk look

  • Fashion (like @creamfresh said), maybe eventually breaking into subcategories (are those a thing?) if necessary
  • Gadgets - this would include finished cyberdecks, everyday carry (EDC), etc.
  • Hardware Hacking - discussions for those building or modifying electronics hardware like cyberdecks, synthesizers, amateur radio, etc.
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Probably also want an introductions or “whois” type channel for new arrivals and such.

@creamfresh dig the icon, BTW. :wink:

You have really good ideas, thanks guys!

We will try to implement them bit by bit over the next few days :slight_smile:

We look forward to receiving further suggestions!


I agree with a lot of the categories already stated. Here’s some other ones:

  • Tabletop RPGs
  • Emulation (no links)
  • Comics and Manga
  • Video Game General Threads
  • Books, maybe tied to Bookwyrm project?
  • Food
  • Anime if there’s enough interest for it
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Also thinking that maybe it would be good to have some categories where people can post longer form content related to the various corteximplant fedi apps - masto, Pixelfed, Calckey, matrix, etc.

For example, I’ve been wanting to do a longer-form review of the various Android mastodon clients since there are so few of them. And hopefully soon there will be more than just Milktea for Calckey.

I think Totentanz would be a good place for instance specific resources and “tips & tricks” that our Implanted chooms might find useful.

So, combining all of these suggestions, here’s a category hierarchy draft that I’d start with:

  • Cyber Culture
    • Music
    • Pics & Vids (would also include memes, maybe?)
    • Stories
    • Fashion
  • Cyberware
    • Chrome (body modification, implants, enhancement, etc.)
    • Hardware
      • AR/VR interfaces
      • Cyberdecks
    • Software
      • Programming
      • Infosec
    • Ethics
  • Braindance
    • TTRPGs
    • Video Games
    • Board games (other than TTRPGs)
    • Comics
    • Books
  • Screamsheets
    • Tech news
    • [other subs as needed]
  • Ripperdoc
    • Gadgets
    • Hardware Hacking
    • Life hacks
    • HOWTO
  • Drop Point (formerly “General”)
    • WHOIS/finger (introductions)
    • Announcements
  • Netwatch
    • [subs for each of the #CICU instances we have]

What do you think?


this sounds perfect :smiley:
I’d take it if you’re all cool with it.

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It’s all yours! Feel free to change it if necessary. This was just a suggested starting point.

How are Gadgets and Hardware Hacking under Ripperdoc different from stuff categorized under Cyberware/Hardware ?

I was thinking that the stuff under Cyberware is mass -produced or commercially available while the stuff under Ripperdoc is DIY stuff. I guess that cyberdecks are more DIY than commercially available at the moment, since every one is a one-off. :grin:

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