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Dee_Imaginarium

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My name is Dee, I hope you like me, if you don’t the block button is free.

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As somebody who produces content (with a full time job so not as often as I like) it’s so much harder to get engagement on mastodon without the algorithm tbh. I’m trying to get my name out there but engagement is slim to none compared to say, Instagram. I’m not on Twitter but both BlueSky and Mastodon have been a struggle. I don’t see myself devoting too much energy into them as far as posting content goes tbh.

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I’m fully aware of that thanks, I was responding to:

The moment you get actual content creators to move off twitter and provide their content on mastodon, I’m deleting it too.

And saying from the perspective of a content creator, that’s an issue that’s hard to overlook. So mastodon won’t get to that point of having all the content creators if there isn’t something to help them share their content. I don’t know what the solution would be, maybe a separate feed with an algorithm that people can switch to if they want.

Edit: and the antisocial comments below is why mastodon will never take off with the larger population and therefore never really compete with Twitter, Threads, or BlueSky for content.

YouTube is axing its ad-free Premium Lite subscription plan - The Verge (www.theverge.com)

I was happily using this for a year or so now. Feels fairer than using an ad blocker. But now they apparently want more money out of people. Feels like some sort of internet video apocalypse is happening, where the services become extremely fragmented and expensive, like YouTube, netflix, hbo, Hulu, Disney+ and whatnot. Each...

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There is a fediverse version of YouTube already called PeerTube. But people are finding it’s incredibly expensive to host video streaming servers and is a large part why it hasn’t really taken off.

Beehaw on Lemmy: The long-term conundrum of staying here

Yesterday, you probably saw this informal post by one of our head admins (Chris Remington). This post lamented some of the difficulties we’re running into with the site at this point, and what the future might hold for us. This is a more formal post about those difficulties and the way we currently see things....

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At first I thought this might be an overreaction to be perfectly honest. But I just read through some of the Dev responses in the AMA… what the fuck is the issue with removing exploding heads from join-lemmy??

The other questions on the development itself weren’t awesome but wow that comment chain about join-lemmy is something else.

I could overlook the CCP support if they keep it on their instances but funneling people into an instance like that… I’m not sure how to feel about Lemmy either TBH.

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This is great to see, the Biden admin has been doing a way better job than I thought they would going into the presidency. Still a long ways off from what I’d ideally want to see but moves like this are always welcome.

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Completely agree, I don’t know why their messaging is so shit compared to the GOP. They need more Dark Brandon memes but ones that outline their policies like this lol

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Yeah, I’m normally bad at remembering names but his stuck out because it was one I don’t hear often. I also love Never Ending Story, so that was another bonus for me lol

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I didn’t think I’d watch the whole video but wow, the level of incompetence was just unrivaled. Komchatka was captained by Mr. Bean confirmed.

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because I’m a minor or something.

That’s a pretty big something tbh, it makes sense that a mod/admin might not want a minor making sexual jokes on their instance. I’m sorry that happened and as much as it sucks for self expression it’s something to keep in mind until you’re eighteen because it might happen again.

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Came to the comments specifically to say this, this is not world news. I hope we can keep this from being so American centric like Reddit was, but the track record hasn’t been super great so far.

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are these editors orangutans?

The Librarian would be much more meticulous tyvm.

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This is a fantastic resource for trans masc people! Does anybody know if there’s a video or audio format of this information or similar information? My trans masc partner is neurodivergent and doesn’t process walls of text too well so was hoping to find a another similar resource I could share with them besides this. That being said this is really a great resource for those who don’t mind reading!

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My mom who I haven’t seen in like six years is coming to stay with me for a little under a week. She hasn’t seen me in person since I transitioned but is supportive despite her conservative leanings. She’s also visiting me in here in Portland from where she lives in Texas so there’s a double layer of “everything is okay, the city is not on fire” plus all the new trans stuff she’s going to be asking about. So it’ll be a week of doing my best to be an LGBTQ encyclopedia and Portland advocate while catching up with my mom. It should be okay, but it’s going to be stressful 🥲

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I don’t mind! In fact, here’s way more info than you asked for!

Portland has it’s problems, no doubt. But in comparison to the south? It’s not even close, you couldn’t pay me to move back (and my job tried lol). The weather is more mild, the people more friendly and the culture more inclusive. The food scene is crazy, so much variety and fusions you’ve never heard of. Afters years I’m still discovering new eateries to try and pretty much every place has veggie/vegan options if you’re into that. Super walkable with awesome public transit (for an American city) that makes it great to get around for real cheap. Hiking trails on hiking trails with lots of bike infrastructure. So many fun shows come to town all the time and the local artists are their own brand of amazing weirdness. Also weird subcultures. I’m going to the Mondo Croquet World Championships this Sunday where you play croquet with bowling balls and sledgehammers. Takes place in Portland every year for 26 years and I just learned about it two days ago lol

Now the bad. There’s some sketchiness with some of the houseless encampments around town, but the majority are just people trying to get by. Don’t berate or antagonize them and you’ll be fine. I was just walking in Old Town the other week with a friend, this is often described as the most dangerous part of the city, and it was fine. A houseless person who was talking to himself saw my Mars Attacks shirt there, smiled real big, and then yelled “ack ack ack ack ack!” So I smiled back and gave him a nod, he was satisfied with the exchange and went on his way. Which is honestly how it goes most of the time. Most houseless people I talk to are just thankful I talk to them at all and don’t ignore them. One dude showed me his sweet rock collection on the train, he was stoked to share with someone and they were some pretty sweet rocks tbh. I know anecdotes don’t directly translate to data but for what it’s worth that’s been everybody’s experience I’ve spoken to that I can confirm actually lives here. If you go to the Portland subreddit for instance you’ll see a lot of claims being made but then dig into the profiles to find they don’t actually live here.

Our police department is the worst. I know everyone says that, but like, Portland Police might actually be the worst. They’re on an unofficial soft strike right now and have been since the George Floyd Protests and only respond to the most urgent of urgent calls. Then wonder why everyone hates them and wants to slash their budget. I could go on for a while there but I won’t. Portland cops suck, real hard.

Housing and rent sucks, but so does everywhere else. So, meh. Although with Oregon rent control I’ve been able to renew my lease and have pretty close to what I was paying in rent five years ago because we haven’t moved.

I didn’t meant to type a wall of text, but that’s a very summarized run down of what to expect. I tried to be completely honest because it’s not a perfect city, but I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else at this point.

with it being such a target for conservative media.

It’s kind of a blessing in disguise because it largely keeps conservative people from moving here so it’s mostly really cool/chill people that move here instead lol

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It’s great to visit!

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Hey buddy, T-Mobile has modern network compatible flip phones. You think I won’t go back?! I’ll go back!!

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You see that Radicalized@lemmy.one?? I’ve got options!

I’d love to keep the clean OS experience of the Pixel but I may have to go with Sony on my next phone. This one should last for another two or three years though.

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Thanks for the additional info! I’ll definitely be keeping this in mind when I’m finally forced to switch off the 4a.

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The ones I looked at in the store near me did! That was a few months ago when I was shopping for a new carrier.

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I agree with everything you said. I do hope if they see all the lukewarm/negative feedback and decide to rebrand again that they stick with the fish theme and icon. It’s cute and I like that all the microblog platforms have animals associated with them. Bird, Elephant, and now Fish. Elephant and Fish can be friends, Bird can fuck off.

No apologies as Reddit halfheartedly tries to repair ties with moderators (arstechnica.com)

Reddit is reaching out to moderators after tensions rose over recent policy changes and API pricing. A Reddit admin acknowledged the strained relationship and outlined new weekly feedback sessions and other outreach efforts to repair ties. However, moderators remain skeptical of Reddit’s efforts given mixed results from past...

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It was just another link aggregation site like Reddit, you didn’t miss too much tbh

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I agree. I wasn’t implying he deserved to have his plan dropped. Only commenting on the use of the drone tech for inspecting people’s properties. I should’ve clarified I was not defending the insurance company’s decision to cancel his plan.

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Interesting, thanks for the additional info!

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I was curious if this would get updated with the new charges added. Props for sticking with it, this is currently my favorite saved post lol

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