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@Fatalchemist@kbin.social

I don't know. You can also find me at mastodon here: https://mastodon.social/@fatalchemist

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That's what I'm interested in. An app with multi account management for different types of content. (micro blogging, content aggregation, picture sharing, video sharing, etc)

I know just enough coding to know it's out of my capabilities or else I would make it a fun passion project. In the meanwhile, I'm just happy to see how things go!

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I know for mastodon, you can move your account over to other mastodon instances while keeping all your data and such.

Is there currently a way to do that with kbin? In case I wanted to branch out to a more niche instance but keep my profile and messages and subscribed magazines and such?

Curious, if you were/are a Reddit user, will you be leaving the platform for good or have you already? CEO has called unpaid moderators' concerns "noise", that will be "passing soon."

There's a lot of noise with this one. Among the noisiest we've seen. Please know that our teams are on it, and like all blowups on Reddit, this one will pass as well. The most important things we can do right now are stay focused, adapt to challenges, and keep moving forward. We absolutely must ship what we said we would....

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Yeah. I can only see myself using reddit if it's in a goole search or something. I will not be using it recreationally anymore. I find kbin to be a nice change of pace.

/m/politics has no moderators other than ernest

/m/politics is basically unmoderated, and the trolls and other ne'er-do-wells are starting to find it. I'm not even particularly interested in following it, but that's one topic that you don't want to leave unmoderated. It's a troll magnet for obvious reasons, and that starts to affect the rest of the instance (and the...

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I used to mod a smallish minecraft server. Everything you said still applies even to minecraft plus dealing with lots of kids.

I liked the server and I was active so I had no problem doing it. I tried to err on the side of giving people another chance but again people get upset if I don't perma ban the kid who accidentally destroyed one block and fixed it.

I don't particularly like being in a position of power but I did like being able to help moderate a server I enjoyed.

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Yep. This is the first legitimate "YouTube premium sucks" I've seen because it's not holding up their end of the transaction.

I haven't seen this happen to me yet and I use YouTube on my PC, my phone, and my TV via Alexa.

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I see for the home page, we can either have: Subscribed (magazines we sub to), All (everything in the fediverse?), Moderated (Magazines we moderate), and Favourites.

Two options I'm looking for are:

  1. seeing everything just in kbin.social

  2. Seeing everything from any instance in kbin. (So stuff like kbin.info would show up, but lemmy and beehaw wouldn't)

Is there currently some way to do either of these? I know Mastodon lets you organize that way, so if you're in something like mstdn.games, then you can view everything from that specific community only. I think it's called "Local" over there.

I haven't found it or can't find anyone talking about it, yet. So I'm wondering if I'm just missing some obvious way to sort my home page that way.

Also, let me know if this is better suited for a different magazine!

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@Otome@kbin.social ohhh, is that what the "federation status On | Off" does?

Okay, so that's good to know for when I want to change up what I see. Thanks! (assuming I understood correctly!)

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I remember having a bus come every hour. If you miss that bus, then oops you're an hour late for work.

If you run 5 minutes late in your car, then you are 5 minutes late for work.

Also if you have to take 3 or so busses to connect somewhere, depending on how the scheduling worked out, you could get unlucky and have an hour wait between bus 1 & 2 and an hour wait between bus 2 & 3.

Taxis cost a decent amount of money here.

Uber/Lyft/etc are hit and miss. App says if you need to be somewhere at 9am, to request the ride at like 8:30 or whatever. And when you do, you don't get anyone showing up or someone will grab your ride, not come to you for 10 minutes, and then put your request for a ride back out there for someone else to grab.

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"I'd like to order the newest chip you got. The Beyond Plus Ultra Core Ultra 5+ Supreme Deluxe. No, I will not accept the Beyond Plus Ultra Core Ultra 5 Supreme Deluxe. That is last gen garbage from last week."

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Exactly. Instead of being a reddit user and admins ban a bunch of subs that can no longer be accessed at all, you can still access those instances with another account.

Reddit can in the future ban NSFW content and there is nothing you can do to view those subreddits ever again.

Not the case here.

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My guess is they are the kind of person who thinks free speech is the one and ultimate truth in life. Also free speech means "I can use slurs and bully people to suicide but if you call me a bigot then you don't appreciate free speech" without realizing the irony of not accepting the free speech of others.

Seen it so many times.

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Google is already an awful search engine and was most useful only for reddit. Search Engine Optimization killed it.

For example, do you know why every recipe Google shows has a 35 page life story article before the recipe? Because it takes you longer to scroll through the page and find the recipe and see if that's what you want. So Google says oh, this website is good and entertaining and full of so many words! This goes higher up! They don't write the stories because the bloggers care. They write stories because it's the only way to get their website seen on Google.

Meanwhile the website you actually want... The one with a simple recipe and no fluff? Well that's not going to sell itself to the Search Engine Optimization. So it's much further down on the list, several pages down.

The same shitification is happening with every website. Every website is a little bit worse than it has to be simply to optimize it's position on the almighty Google.

When you look for the "top shoes for running" or "best phone of 2023", those are just rushed articles with no research done by people with the sole purpose of pumping out millions of articles just to get some spots on Google.

Google was only good for linking to reddit because reddit could never get their search engine working no matter how many times they tried it.

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Not understanding every meme? Believe it or, straight to jail.

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Same here. Without third party apps, the reddit browsing experience comes back to similar to this or a horrendous official app. So I may as well use an alternative, anyway.

Things were only getting worse. And this was a great excuse to do so.

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Vulcan has made a great choice and habit.

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If you don't mind, would you explain why you have bookwyrm and paper.wf since you have mastodon?

What makes those different in your experience? (just looking them up didn't give me much of a real feel.) I have mastodon and kbin right now since they're both different.

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I did see @alyaza say that kbin hasn't been anywhere near as problematic. And you may be right about who chose to go where. It is interesting one causes more issues than the other.

I will say I have not really seen much issue inside of kbin, personally. The community I've seen so far has been pretty chill.

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I'm curious, what are you using? I'm willing to just experiment and try stuff right now.

OC How the fuck do you eat a chili dog on the go?

The concept of a fast food chili dog has been baffling me for the last few days. Are there really people that roll up to Sonic, order a chili dog and just slurp that thing down while driving back to their desk job? Do these psychopaths just keep a change of clothes in their car at all times, or do they wake up and think, “Oh...

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A proper chili dog should be eaten with a fork and knife.

Once I got here, you lost all credibility. It doesn't matter if the toppings fall everywhere. Chili dogs are foods for savages that care not for the mess that is made and know not how to use fancy modern inventions such as "forks" and "knives". I don't remember sonic ever using silverware because he eats them the right way.

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I never liked this one because if polar bears break the ice, then they constantly fall through and never get a chance to stay dry.

Also hi, I'm Fatalchemist.

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My mom would tangle it so bad and it annoyed me. Like once a week, I would spend my time untangling the cord with a pen.

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This post seems like a good reminder for everyone that people can see who upvoted, downvoted, and boosted any post and comment by clicking "more" and "activity".

Do with this information as you will.

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I'm only guessing, but I assume email is likely to help cut down on spam bots. Maybe? (Someone do tell me if that's wrong. I wouldn't mind learning something!)

I know some users here say seeing who upvotes promotes transparency. Maybe you're less likely to upvote some hatespeech if you're attached to it and not doing so anonymously. Which then means it gets less traction and the user feels less welcome. Which curbs it.

But then privacy is important, too. There's nothing wrong with me going to the adult store and buying a gimp suit for myself with the Anal Blaster Master 3000: Destroyer of Rims vibrating dildo pack. But I also don't need my neighbors or family to know. Just like I don't need people to know I upvoted that really hot video of a man smearing chunky peanut butter on his incredibly hairy chest as a girl tries to lick it off.

I'm sticking around for now and seeing if things either change (like if the users for upvoted etc get hashed or something for example) and how things end up feeling in the long run with or without those changes.

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