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RE: Is Ernest still here?

I check in here quite often, but for now, I'm just focusing on clearing spam and keeping the instance alive. In January, I was working on the AP module, and there has been significant progress in the work, which hasn't been publicly published yet. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the year, I developed a skin condition that...

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Hope you feel better soon!

I have to say that I agree with others there are significant structural issues with the benevolent dictatorship type governance model. A team of people with diverse skills, strengths, weaknesses, commitments and all that is needed to bring a project like this to its potential.

Establishing a committee of some sort to share the work is really going to allow your efforts to shine to a greater degree and highlight your contributions, not diminish them. Perhaps getting in touch with some organization like Software Freedom Conservancy for advice? They exist to help with this sort of thing:

Conservancy assists FLOSS project leaders by handling all matters other than software development and documentation, so the developers can focus on what they do best: improving the software for the public good.

“Wherever you get your podcasts” is a radical statement (www.anildash.com)

[…] being able to say, “wherever you get your podcasts” is a radical statement. Because what it represents is the triumph of exactly the kind of technology that’s supposed to be impossible: open, empowering tech that’s not owned by any one company, that can’t be controlled by any one company, and that allows people...

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for myself I find the existing android clients far from adequate. if you have filters, folders, identities etc it is a fuck tonne of set up. last time i tried i just gave up.

Mozilla names new CEO as it pivots to data privacy (fortune.com)

Mozilla Corp., which manages the open-source Firefox browser, announced today that Mitchell Baker is stepping down as CEO to focus on AI and internet safety as chair of the nonprofit foundation. Laura Chambers, a Mozilla board member and entrepreneur with experience at Airbnb, PayPal, and eBay, will step in as interim CEO to run...

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working hard and nepotism aren't mutually exclusive

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https://github.com/hackjutsu/Lepton ? I do not follow how this is relevant?

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Idk anything about this person in specific but my guess is that @ferralcat is referring to "legacy students". If you search for that term alone or in combination with "Standford" you can read all about what those words mean. The words have very well-understood meanings. For example:

Nearly 18% of Class of 2023 are legacy students or relatives of donors, report reveals

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it's like going to a party and then just hanging out in the kitchen. or spending the whole night out on the porch smokin cigs.

madness

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sorry but that's like the dumbest thing anyone ever said. have you heard of intagram facebook tiktok linkedin grindr tindr and every other APP

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actually what you said was

any opinion

it's not a crime. but you know lemmy isn't a court of law right? you sound like an asshole.

whether it deserves a ban I guess that depends on the context.

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well on its way to become the defacto centralized Git hoster.

If this isn't Github already, what is?

Spreading of the 100 biggest fediverse account (wehavecookies.social) German

I just saw, that fedidb now has data for the biggest fediverse accounts, so I did a little plotting with it. Here is a graphic of the scattering of the 100 biggest accounts by the instance they are on. 38 of them are on mastodon.social https://fedidb.org/popular-fediverse-accounts (the data is in the alt text) #mastodon #chart...

A pie chart listing mastodon instances by the amount of accounts out of the 100 biggest are on them. The biggest share by far has mastodon.social with 36 occurances.

Here is a list of the data:
mastodon.social 38
infosec.exchange 6
mstdn.social 5
tapbots.social 3
mastodon.world 3
hachyderm.io 3
chaos.social 3
universeodon.com 2
edi.social 2
digitalcourage.social 2
mas.to 2
mastodon.online 2
journa.host 2
mamot.fr 2
mastodon.green 2
masto.ai 1
newsie.social 1
mastodonapp.uk 1
mastodon.nu 1
social.network.europa.eu 1
social.heise.de 1
ard.social 1
mastodon.archive.org 1
raspberrypi.social 1
mastodon.ar.al 1
social.jvns.ca 1
rottmann.social 1
me.dm 1
cyberplace.social 1
fediscience.org 1
cultur.social 1
qoto.org 1
mastodon.uno 1
digipres.club 1
framapiaf.org 1
social.tchncs.de 1
mastodon.macstories.net 1
w3c.social 1
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they're famous to @outer_spec

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Maybe this is why the data set was chosen. But does anyone else notice the huge jump between the last and second-last items?

136.@pixelfed Pixelfed 19.5K 2 22 pixelfed.social Jun 2018
137. @Mediapart Mediapart 2.8K 302 15.7K mastodon.social Apr 2017

Once you get past the george takei / neil gaimen top 5-10 zone it is a pretty smooth descent til this very sharp drop.

PS @BentiGorlich this post is tagged as being german language on kbin.

Meet the newest fediverse frontend- Egalu

Egalu is me and a couple other peoples idea conceived in a discord movie night. Egalu is going to be built on the activitypub protocol. It is meant to be an FOSS version of facebook, without data selling, transphobes, dickheads, and bot moderation. We expect the first version of this within 3 months (likely not this long, just...

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It's a bit weird to only be on discord don't you think?

do they just post their code in a chat or something?

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As a workaround, if you go to your notifications inbox page, near the top right of the content area there is a little "feed" icon. It is a link to a private RSS feed to your notifications. You can use an RSS reader like a standalone application or a browser plugin to monitor. You can get a notification that way.

Above instructions are for the default lemmy interface as it appears on desktop. You can't find the link in some other interfaces. And kbin doesn't have notification inbox at all that I can find.

What is going on with kbin - a week has passed with no sign of any life (kbin.melroy.org)

I know some of you consider this as documented whining. I hear you but won't stop sharing my opinion and reminding. I recommend continuing commenting on the original post to keep it a bit organized (this post is a link to it)...

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@TheVillageGuy take a look at this post that showed up on my feed along with the present one: Why I started Sublinks: A timeline of events.

It seems like this person had a somewhat similar experience to yourselves in that they were frustrated with the development of lemmy. Some effort was made to contribute but it didn't work out. The frustrations mounted and eventually a new project was the only way forward.

Same the mbin folks, a chat server was a useful off-threadiverse venue where ideas coalesced and relationships were built. As a participant in mbin do you catch my drift that they are roughly parallel trajectories? I'm not in either community don't know the details.

But notice how the problems with other people or orgs is only mentioned in that they are relevant to this story. And while it does allude to some problems which were emotionally taxing, the focus on what was done to fix it and the outcomes.

So far the mbin project still exists and I do see people using it. If it's going to be a long term thing youse should consider how you are representing yourselves. Being a weird Earnest accountability stalker is off putting. If you were doing it on your own behalf it would be a little disturbing. But you so clearly are doing it as some sort of ambassador in order to suggest people use mbin; and other mbin people have said similar things so I am not intending to single you out. This behaviour makes you and by extension mbin seem like a bunch of unhinged petty drama queens. It give a shine to the project as a whole. It is unnecessary. It will continue to have no helpful impact on the outcomes of kbin.

I think it is possible at this point to set a new tone if you want. Try the link, maybe even get to know these folks if you don't already because I bet it would be productive. Youse are probably facing similar issues with federation. Just need to decide what chat software to use.

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Well I'm not involved so don't let me put you off it. :)

In broad principal I think a lively kbin fork is desirable.

It is very strange that the people associated with it spend their time doing posts like this one. No matter what you think of someone development style, tracking their behavior like this is fucking weird. Bordering on harassment. And in service of promoting their platform.

Why not announce features and bug fixes like a normal project?

But honestly I am hoping that if some more calm people get mixed up this will cool down.

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@melroy Dude, you need to reign in your street team. This post and all the others like it are harassment done on behalf of you and your project. And you are here posting in support, condoning it.

Tracking a person's online activity is fucked up stalker behavior. It doesn't matter what role they play in what project. It is harassment and obviously intended to menace. No matter what OP says, everyone can see this is the case. Look at the comments on the page. Do you see comments like this about any other open source project?

It's really likely this will escalate. Nothing good is going to come of this. Kbin won't be developed any faster. Mbin's reputation will deteriorate, attract fewer users/contributors than it otherwise might have and specifically repel friendly helpful people who don't appreciate this kind of thing. Your instances may be de-federated for failing to stop harassment. OP will sink further and further into whatever miserable spiral they are in. You personally will be associated with all of it because as a community leader you come here to encourage OP in this unhinged behavior. Find a way to redirect this energy into something that is useful for your project, or disassociate from it.

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There are some tools that can help with this but I don't think completely automatically. I don't use any of them.

See: https://github.com/dbeley/awesome-lemmy#tools - scroll up and down the page too might be something that suits you

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Imagining for a second that I had the technical ability to do so. The thought of running a lemmy server and letting random people make accounts sounds scary to me. Especially a "general purpose" one. I would feel responsible for the crappy stuff posted by users. How do people cope with that.

Also would not be able to conduct the "investigations" required to determine if an instance was csam etc. Because that means you have to go and check it out! we can't have a system where every admin is basically required to view CSAM. that's crazy.

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global blocklists

good thing nobody suggested that..... And if they did it would be completely unenforceable.

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who is the judge of the server side code? what about the terrible green on white default lemmy color scheme? who is the judge of https? who is the judge of the physical infrastructure of the internet? who is the judge of wifi6?

omg it goes so deep judges everywhere judging me!!!!!!!

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I believe they are moving. Paid for in some part by .tv

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So far, not a problem that I have noticed or even seen discussed.

Moderation is very light compared to reddit. I hope it will become more mature as moderators can really make special contributions.

Quickly scanned your post history and it's a bunch of nasty nonconstructive comments with a similar tone to the above. If you experience problems with mods everywhere you go, it's probably due to your own behavior.

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