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There used to be a very janky waterslides on a hilltop that closed down. The place was notorious for giving kids scrapes and bruises and other injuries for years, my parents were surprised it hadn't closed earlier.

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
I'm gonna be using this lil guy a lot

Why is every Searx instance down when I try to use it?

I want to use SearxNG as my daily driver, and I added three instances to my browser’s search engines list. However, I find that all three are down whenever I try to use it, and I inevitably have to look at the list of instances and click the top one just to perform one search. Is there a way to “auto-route” my search...

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This is why I don't use searxng as my daily driver! I'm too lazy to self host and they're always down.

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Had no idea! Thanks for informing me. I will keep this post up because I think it is an interesting discussion to have

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Hold on, I am not here to spread misinformation! Like I said before, I genuinely had no idea about the trend of Tiananmen square posts since I don't browse r/all. As for why I haven't retitled it yet...didn't know you could!

Also the 3 week old twitter post, I got from a discord friend.

Best places to get human reviews/recommendations outside of reddit?

Often times when duckduckgoing (is that the right term for that) advice for products, I use the !ddgr key to directly search reddit for advice. But in a post-blackout world, I need to do this a lot less. So I want to know what the best places are to get reviews and advice for products that are human and not top 10 listicals.

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Doing that! But still would like an alternative for reddit.

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I used Narwhal most of the years I used reddit, it also had ads like the official app, but the difference is it ran so much smoother for many years! Main reason why I switched off it was slow development was causing it to become a bit buggy, not the ads.

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Safari allows you to install adblockers, there's multiple options too. Most vpns these days also come with adblock even if your browser doesn't allow it.

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I'm not a furry, I'm chill with furries, but I do wish there was more variety in the art style. A lot of it is human anime-esque with furry features or too mascot-y. I think I would be a furry if more of them were drawn like disney, looney toon, and other western cartoons. But not much is.

So even though I like cartoon animals, I can only consider myself maybe 5% furry at best.

Fediverse idea: FediMiiverse

I see people talk about fediverse alternatives to the big names, but the social network I want to see have a fediverse equivalent the most would be nintendo wii u's Miiverse! Miiverse was a strange social network, where you could post images, chat, and even create doodles in. Instead of likes, or dislikes, there was "yeahs". Did...

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There was so many! Piggly winks, making fiends, shorts compilations, the secret show, kenny the shark.

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It was fine when there was three (some comments here say back when there was one...or two which I guess depends on joining point haha). But I personally found the balance between gold, silver, and platinum the sweet spot. Gold for really good posts, silver for posts that, while not as good as gold, were still pretty helpful/decent, platinum being the best of the three, where the post was so extraordinary it deserved more than gold.

When they added more rewards it removed the whole flow. All of them were the most worthless, cringworthy memes, and a lot of them were given out for literally free. To make things worse, they were often misused as well, there were a ton of posts marked with the cringe "wholesome" award that were very not wholesome because the users awarding didn't have any of the other free awards and couldn't pay.

Getting reddit gold beforehand was already having a perception of being "cringe" but I think the addition of the many "meme awards" only made things worse. I think it would have been better if a system was implemented where awards could have been voted upon to posts that truly deserved it or were considered "historic" in some way.

If Reddit phased out 3rd party apps gradually and tactfully, do you think this would have gone the way it has? The Reddit app is terrible, but is it any worse than navigating and learning the fediverse so far? Be honest.

I've been thinking a lot about why I decided to come here and I know it started off as a "they can't make me use their shitty app!" while simultaneously using test apps that crash and navigating less content than Reddit. What is the primary motivation for all of this anymore? Is anger enough of a motivation to keep people away...

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I was a bit sad about the API changes, but I kept official app around for uploading video/image posts since those hosted on reddit started to get more views than imgur/other host website ones. So I wouldn't have minded switching apps full time. What got me angry was Spez's mistreatment of the Apollo dev. I am absolutely not a fan of the Apollo app, but no one should be treated that way. Plus the realization that many websites that use reddit API that I use frequently will go away as well (such as saving videos, pushshift reddit search, and spotlistr). That's what got me initially away from reddit.

The best way to protest against reddit is simply to not interact with Reddit

I see a lot of posts about how they uploaded anti-spez stuff onto reddit, or participated in the nsfw spams/john oliver spams. While I get wanting to let it all out, this ultimately keeps up engagement on reddit rather than bringing it down....

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Yeah this is the message I intend. I still check reddit occassionally for the random question (and also to work on my userstyle since it's inspired by the colorscheme). However, I don't stay in too long, don't upvote, comment, or create posts, since that adds traffic to the site.

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New album is fantastic! Their best stuff in a long time.

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It sadly doesn't have a linux version cause it's not foss. But according to the about firealpaca window, it primarily is coded in QT.

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Thank you! I am planning a big update later today so hope you enjoy it :)

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All over the place personally. Usually I use spotify and reddit, but in a post-reddit world that isn't an option, so hoping this community can fill the void. I also get songs from online radio stations, which I have a full bookmarked folder full of. If you want some names: laut.fm, tunein, somafm, streema, radio.net, and onlineradiobox all have legit stuff. Also word of mouth is often pretty good too.

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