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I saw a free preview screening of Mission to Mars right before it came out. That horrible movie ended and the theater was dead silent, then someone yelled out, "I didn't have to pay to see that pile of crap". Everyone applauded.

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The "my IDE didn't recognize the file type and opened it in here by default" editor.

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Hey, could you change the post text so it doesn't sound like an ad for imgur? Thank you.

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Thankfully both of the linked mods have been taken down. Have to be vigilant when downloading mods.

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I mean, you named your account "you are hurting the fediverse" to come and ask them to close registrations then you ignore their questions. Seems kinda rude to me.

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So instead of tweeting something do they now "X it out"?

What is your favourite Minecraft Update?

The great thing about minecraft is being able to choose which version to play on. maybe you like 1.20 where they added Camels and bamboo wood, or maybe you prefer 1.19 where servers had more independence. Or maybe you are old school and prefer your poppies being called roses and your spiders not being able to jump two blocks...

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I wasn't brought in by any of the changes in 1.19, but I love the changes to ore drops in 1.17 and the new terrain generation of 1.18. So I've been sticking with 1.18 until the mods I use work in 1.20.

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I was aware of the one on Lemmy when I created this one. I still created it for the reasons HawkXero said. The longer I'm on kbin and lemmy the more I think it would be nice if communities could themselves federate.

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Huh, a rarity. I don't get this one.

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Thank you. For some reason I thought he was in a group chat with both of the people or something, not that they actually were the same person. It makes a bit more sense now.

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I love the aqueduct, and is that the pantheon? I hope someone built the colosseum.

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They got rid of their free offerings, maybe that's what you are thinking of.

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It would be neat if communities from different instances could federate with each other like the instances themselves do.

In my mind it would work like this:
If two communities have the same topic, and have compatible rules, then they could federate with each other. This would show the posts from both in a combined view in whichever instance you were logged in on.

For moderators there would be two types of posts.
Posts originating on their instance they would have full mod control over, and any actions taken on the posts would change the post for all other communities they are federated with.
Posts originating from federated communities I think mods should be able to hide in the local communities as well as a subset of other mod abilities, like sticky. However these would only affect the local copy, not the original or the other federated communities.

As far as I know neither Kbin nor Lemmy has anything like that, but I think it would be a great feature if either could make something like that work.

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I think there are a couple of reasons to not allow mods on one instance to moderate posts on another instance.

One example I can think of, if I wanted to grief a community I might go to another instance that doesn't have that community, create it, making myself a mod in the process. Then I would request federation with the community I want to grief. Then I'd mod away all their posts, or do anything else I wanted. With some luck and okay timing I bet a person could do a lot of damage before federation was turned off. People in IRC chat rooms used to use a similar technique to steal OP from others in rooms. Making modding of federated content only effect the local instance would contain any of that damage. As a feature creep sort of feature, perhaps modding done on an instance could send a suggested mod response to the originating instance, and they could do what they wanted with the information.

Also, having it set up like I originally suggested could allow for other non standard federation arrangements. Like one instance that allows nsfw content in a community to be federated with one that auto blocks anything marked nsfw. Maybe even one way federation, where an instance shows posts from another in a community, but it isn't reciprocated. I don't think that would be usually the best idea, but it might work.

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So far this is far from popping off. That being said I agree with some of your comments.

  1. So far I added one person who asked to be a moderator who was active in r/Minecraft. I vetted the person and they seemed to be okay, however he also hasn't been on much since then, so I don't even know if he ended up on kbin, or somewhere else. Personally I was not even subbed to r/minecraft, mostly due to the same issues you alluded to. My only qualifications for being admin of this magazine is that I made it before anyone else.
  2. It's not a given that anyone from Reddit will be able to come in here and just be made a mod. They are separate things. If this magazine is popular enough that more mods are needed I'll hopefully be able to recruit from people posting to it.
  3. Thank you for the offer. I'll keep it in mine if moderating gets out of hand. Generally I'll be looking to people who actually post or comment, on m/minecraft or on kbin in general for moderators. People are still moving around a lot after the troubles with Reddit and we need to see where people land.
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Really cool! Are the floating orbs functional or just fit looks?

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He could come here. We have a nice Minecraft magazine with, well quite frankly very little content so far. But he is welcome to post updates here.

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The RIF subreddit has been marking each post with its stage of grief since this began. Most were at acceptance last I checked.

YSK: If you make popcorn in a pot on the stove, the oil to use is ghee.

Ghee, or Indian-style clarified butter, is butter that's been simmered and the milk solids (proteins and sugars) skimmed off. This leaves a clear yellow oil that doesn't smoke when it's heated and doesn't go rancid quickly, but has a distinct toasty butter flavor....

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I tried ghee, it tasted awful. Butter flavored coconut oil is where it's at.

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Not sure that's an unpopular opinion, that was a good show and deserved a real ending.

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That one was so annoying because you had to be using the log server to have any issues. If your network was locked down, the log server was disabled, or if you happened to be using a version that was from before the log server was added, then there were no issues. But clients just heard "log4j" and thought it was unsafe.

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That is really awesome. I love all the hidden buttons/doors.

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This looks like a very useful app. Should I add a list to the side bar for useful links like this one?

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