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lvxferre

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This account is being kept for the posterity, but it won’t see further activity past February.

If you want to contact me, I’m at /u/lvxferre@mander.xyz

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.

Reddit is so untrustworthy. r/modcoord thread purges all pro-fediverse comments, then r/redditalternatives removes the thread exposing it.

r/redditalternatives thread: This is why I don’t trust anything on reddit. A r/modcoord thread full of anti-fediverse comments, and all of my pro-fediverse comments are removed and the mods won’t answer why. web.archive.org/…/this_is_why_i_dont_trust_anythi…...

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Friendly reminder for everyone here - not just the poster above - that the topic of this community is Reddit. There’s lots of leeway for off-topic, but this sort of discussion about instances and geopolitics is bound to create unnecessary conflict here.

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In a just world, this kind of comment would be grounds for a warrant to search your hard drive for illegal content. They’d probably bust a lot of creeps that way.

Omega_Haxors, you’re free to defend hexbear or any other instance as much as you want. However witch hunting is not to be tolerated, as per rules #1 and #4, and implying that someone must be a criminal (or a “creep”) for having a stupid take on hexbear and two governments is witch hunting. Don’t do this.

Further violations of the rules will not be tolerated, specially not if witch hunting is involved.

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Mods had power because they were united and reddit couldn’t replace all of them at once. Instead, they picked them off one by one.

My guess is that they decided that the little fictitious power that they had over their communities was worth dealing with an obnoxious administration, that outright belittles them as “landed gentry”. As such, they never actually planned any sort of migration out of Reddit, and instead rationalised their decision to stay there as “we’re thinking on the users”.

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Perhaps “we” (users in general) could be a bit more strategic with this. Reddit admins have a noticeable disdain for the smaller subs there, and yet they are [were?] what shaped Reddit the most, and made it fun. They are bound to have some grievances with Reddit; and even if the Fediverse is rather small, here they’d have some room for growth that they wouldn’t with the competition of larger subs.

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Without going too much into details: I strongly disagree with a few recent decisions of the instance admins, regarding another instance and a community within lemmy.ml, to the point that I feel uncomfortable moderating a community here. As such I’m asking the community here for a few options, on what you guys think that I should do with our comm - get new mods, migrate the comm, close it down, something else?

I wish that I could be more explicit on this, but talking about the issue in the open might lead to administrative actions, dunno.

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If I close down this comm, I’ll do it as you said - disable posting, but keep the content here. One of the roles of this comm was to document the downfall of Reddit, so it doesn’t make sense to delete it.

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Do you have other accounts with more activity, specially in this community?

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Thank you. I’ll consider it.

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kbin.social could be an option, and thankfully I have an account there. I’m not doing it by votes but by the overall “feel” of the community.

Note that I’m happy moderating a community about Reddit (even if myself don’t give a damn about it any more), as long as people retrieve some value from it, and I can do so from a good instance.

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I added a link to the language learning comm in the sidebar of the new address. Thank you for the info!

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Sorry for such a late reply.

I’m not sure if I’m part of this big exodus or not. I’ve been toying with the idea of migrating this comm for months, as lemmy.ml is focused on open source and privacy while mander.xyz is focused on sciences. It’ll be more discoverable there, it’ll be easier to access it across the Fediverse, and it’ll be easier to be on the same page as the admins when it comes to the rules.

The straw that broke the camel’s back, for me, was not even politics. Or even which sort of content they allow/deny in their instance. It was how they handled another lemmy.ml community; it shows that they’re completely unprepared as a team to handle users in an acceptable way.

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They could get a .ck domain instead and move to queer.as.fu.ck, no?

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Worst hypothesis they just need to mess around a bit. For example I don’t think that queerasfu.ck would be registered.

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Damn, that’s sad. Thank you for the info.

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When I saw this in some mander comm I immediately thought “yeah… it goes into Linguistics humour, folks there will enjoy it”.

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The settlement is right at the border of what would be controlled by the Inca government, two millenniums later. It shows that there’s some decent access to the region from the west than you’d be led to believe, with the Andes in the way.

As such, if they find other cities further east, I’m predicting that, culturally speaking, they’ll resemble nothing this one; even if they happen to be roughly the same size.

People ate maize and sweet potato, and probably drank “chicha”, a type of sweet beer.

“If you don’t have chicha, any small thing will do.” (reference to a certain song)

Serious now. Potentially yucca too - it grows right next door, and if they got maize from North America then they likely traded for crops.

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Why?

Theoretically for the meat, sold mostly in Brazil, Uruguay, and Latin Europe*, at a comparatively low price for seafood. In practice for the fins, sold mostly in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China.

What makes it worse is that Brazilian norms are notoriously sloppy on what you can sell as “cação” (shark or ray meat), including 40 species, quite a few of them vulnerable, and a lot of times the person buying it has no way to know. And if you tell people “only buy cação if the species is listed, otherwise you might be eating a threatened species”, they’ll usually whine and tell you the equivalent of “I dun unrurrstand, y buy dat one? Dis one is cheaper lol lmao”.

*the link is in Portuguese but I can translate it if anyone so desires.

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I have no idea on why your comment only appeared for me today (13/jan), but thank you for pointing this out! I’ve fixed it.

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Definitive proof of a Catalan vs. Daco-Romance link! /s

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Relevant detail: Ottoman Turkish ⟨فستق‎⟩ fıstık borrowed it from Arabic ⟨فُسْتُق‎⟩ fustuq, that borrowed it from Middle Persian - the same variety as Greek and then Latin did. So odds are that the f-variation was caused by Arabic rendering a foreign [p] as [f], and probably predates Persian itself internally undergoing a p→f shift. Source.

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