DarkThoughts

@DarkThoughts@kbin.social
DarkThoughts,

Nice.
At first I dreaded this would turn it into the redesign but moving the text field to the top is a welcome change.

DarkThoughts,

Although this unfortunately does not work with text, like in RES.

DarkThoughts,

Collapsible comments is going to come at some point.
https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/issues/9

DarkThoughts,

Just don't do news about Twitter reactions. It's nothing but outrage bait.

DarkThoughts,

I think Facebook & Zuckerberg can go fuck themselves.

DarkThoughts,

Honestly can't say I care at this point. I rather want Reddit to burn to the ground so that we get some real improvements on other platforms. From the admins to the mods to the users, the platform is just so rotten at this point that it takes most of the fun out of it.

DarkThoughts,

Yes, function over form. If we even want to call the mess of a redesign "form". I never stopped using old.reddit because of how bad the redesign was.

DarkThoughts,

Bullshit moderation.
Reddit was so full of hateful shit. Reddit's AEO (Anti Evil Operations, basically the admins personal "mod team", probably outsourced to some country with lacking English skills) would continue to tell me that the most blatant hateful comments do not violate Reddit's ToS. Meanwhile, you get (perma) banned for the most ridiculous & mundane things at times, like saying that a fascist Italy should get kicked out of the EU & NATO. Apparently this is considered "spreading hate" and they even denied my appeal, explaining that both institutions require the members to be democratic. Meanwhile all the racism on subs like /r/europe would go unpunished. I also tried to report similar comments to mine as hate, but containing less popular countries like Turkey, and unsurprisingly they also didn't see it as hate.

Getting harassed by other users that reply on all your comments & follow you around? Nope, no violation.
Questioning the title & picture relation of a governmental account? Apparently harassment / bullying worth a 7 day ban.
Calling out dehumanization? Perma ban in a sub.
Perma ban in a sub? Perma ban in another sub for complaining about it, for "ban evasion".
Speaking out against predatory monetization methods & FOMO tactics in modern video games? Getting attacked & insulted by users and consequently perma banned for being "an asshole troll" - none of the attacks & insults were removed, let alone punished.

What isn't a violation? Racism, transphobia, homophobia, calls for violence, etc.
In regards to big hate subs it is also mostly the case that Reddit only goes and does something against them when there's some sort of media attention around it. When it directly affects their potential income. Maybe if advertisers start to complain about it.

The enforcement of the rules is so random at this point that I don't even know what one is allowed to say, or why I even should care about accounts and the platform as a whole. I understand that moderation of big platforms is not an easy task, but one surely can do better than whatever the hell Reddit is doing nowadays.

In regards to specifically Lemmy I would say they aren't up to a good start with the controversial admin team and their extremist views.

DarkThoughts,

If people at least would check if someone made that joke already. But nope. Top comment is exactly that, from 5 hours ago. Better make that exact same one to be sure that everyone will see it.

DarkThoughts,

What I noticed on the desktop, and this might not be Linux specific, is that sometimes the framerate just goes to crap until you reset specific graphic settings. I typically uncheck & check smooth shadows as that's a quick one. At least they seem to fixed the general FPS degradation over long play times that was present in the beta events.

DarkThoughts, (edited )

Been several days now and I have yet to hear back in regards to the beehaw registration approval. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

DarkThoughts,

I'm not a huge fan of the builds either, which comes down to there not being a whole lot of actual core abilities (not the skill category) as a basis. A lot of the legendary aspects are also pretty lame, so you kinda end up playing the same thing the whole time with not much development or tangible difference in effect. D3 at least had some crazy variations, despite being also a really weird skill system that I did not like, but so far not even the paragon board is really giving me anything but flat number increases.

My biggest complaint are the archery skills though. I typically main archers in every game that has them and I just don't like a single one. There's also basically just penetrating shot currently viable in regards to potency but it's also a weird skill & playstyle. Rapid Fire and Barrage seem and feel like garbage, and the two basic ones are probably the most useless basic skills I've seen from the all the classes that I've played.

Even sadder that I generally like the rogue aesthetic, since i generally prefer the sneaky rogue type archer over the more druidic ranger / pet class type stuff.

DarkThoughts,

Not much. There's so much mod & admin abuse nowadays that I developed kind of a resentment. On top of that there's a lot of rude or downright hateful user behavior that seems to not just not get punished, but in some cases even encouraged. The only thing that lets me endure it for now is simply the community relevant content. As for kbin it needs exactly that. More users and content. Functionality of the site is good enough to be usable for me and will surely also improve but we really need the people and content to bring everything together.

/kbin quick update

As you noticed, I had to temporarily enable DDoS protection. Someone is trying quite effectively to distract me from my activities ;p Unfortunately, this may cause some issues with the federation. I will try to cut off the traffic as soon as possible and return to normal operation. Thank you for all your support and patience! :)

DarkThoughts,

Only issue I found is that it has issues with larger font scaling, but I haven't used it much mobile yet.
https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/issues/60

DarkThoughts,

Things would definitely be better overall if more people had a spine to stand by their principles, or have some in the first place.

Is there a way to create Super Communities?

I've noticed in the explosion that we are getting duplicate communities in multiple instances. This is ultimately gonna hinder community growth as eventually communities like 'cats' will exist in hundreds of places all with their own micro groups, and some users will end up subscribing to duplicates in their list....

DarkThoughts,

I had the same thought here: https://kbin.social/m/linux@lemmy.ml/t/9828/uhhh-what-do-I-call-the-subreddits#entry-comment-42869

B sounds like a sensible solution to the issue, but maybe not so much in a thing that communities "join", but rather "connect" to. The former sounds like a centralized thing that has to be hosted somewhere, the latter being something that exists purely through the communities that are part of it. However, I suspect this needs to be a feature within the actual fediverse type protocol that all those instances (including Mastodon) use, to make this an actual possibility.

DarkThoughts,

Meanwhile the UI in this post has a relevant mind on its own due to the load issues.
It just collapsed the main content area and expanded the sidebar after a long load time, which couldn't fetch any of the images.

Edit: Also, what is the best place to make suggestions instead of reporting actual issues?

/kbin - Just Reddit Things update

Hey, once again, I welcome the newcomers. It's great to see new faces here :) It seems that we've managed to resolve the server issue. Unfortunately, I had to temporarily disable certain features, such as content auto-refresh. It will be restored at the beginning of next week after the infrastructure change, so you'll get to...

DarkThoughts,

Registration was no issue for me and the confirmation mail went through immediately. Meanwhile the beehaw registration has not seen an approval or disapproval for a couple days now. I definitely like the UI leaning more towards that of Reddit, although some features are missing, like the ability to collapse comment chains, individually or all of them (as in the Relay mobile client), or even starting them out collapsed by default (useful for very active submissions, which I think the Infinity mobile client had an option for).

For visibility sake I also want to push for calling "Magazines" "Bins" instead.

DarkThoughts,

I wholeheartedly agree with this one. It's also still semi funny referring to them as basically trashcans. But I think as a new user it is just way more streamlined and sensible than calling them "magazines". When I read that first I just could think of like paper magazines and thought they'd be some sort of editorial content, which is highly misleading. Calling them "bins" just makes way more sense and sort of adds to the brand of the platform.

DarkThoughts,

The problem is that every "magazine" or "community" or whatever you want to call them (each one using a different name is also a bit of an issue) is part of their own decentralized network. Yes, you might be able to read them from other services, but it still causes a lot of fragmentation. For example when I look into something akin to a news sub for international news, I find worldnews@lemmy.ml as well as news@beehaw.org. Both basically do the same thing topically, but both have different submitted content, different users, and oddly in this case even the same owner.

This now begs the question for me as a user: Which one do I subscribe to if I want to stay informed? An article on one side could be submitted or gain traction when it does not on the other. But subbing to both could lead to a lot of duplicate articles being fed to me.

I think this is a huge issue in the whole design philosophy of the fediverse that will hamper the growth of those services. Deciding where to make an account might be something a new user gets around to, but being then confronted by this is very quickly going to turn away the absolute majority of potential users. There needs to be at least a little bit centralization to form major default communities that at least start as a gathering hub for new people. If there's issues with them then people can still create alternatives if the user numbers are high enough, but in its current form I'd have to decide between several places that are essentially the same thing.

DarkThoughts,

People film everything those days, freaking rainbows caused by their sprinklers in their backyards, but absolutely not some 3 meter sized aliens that somehow vanish without being seen by anyone else or even the original reporter.

DarkThoughts,

In regards to kbin they seem to show up in the "boosts" category of your profile. I guess it's a little more relevant on Mastodon with its Twitter like concept. Unless that also somehow pushes visibility in regards to the algorithm? Might be too easy to abuse though, thinking about T_D days on Reddit dominating /r/all due to vote manipulation, so maybe it's just not as relevant here.

DarkThoughts,

I think it is the "if you're not with us, you're against us" mentality driven ad absurdum.
Especially the US seems to strongly polarized that anything said by someone who could be considered left leaning, will mean that the entire topic is now a leftist topic and that you have to take the opposite stance to it, no matter how stupid it is. That's how topics like climate change ended up becoming so politicized (and not in the way it should have).

Umfrage: AfD ist in Ostdeutschland deutlich die stärkste Kraft (www.handelsblatt.com) German

Berlin In Ost- und Westdeutschland gibt es laut einer neuen Forsa-Umfrage deutliche Unterschiede in der Beliebtheit von Parteien. In den ostdeutschen Bundesländern ist die AfD mit 32 Prozent mittlerweile deutlich stärkste Kraft vor der CDU mit 23 Prozent, heißt es in einer am Mittwoch veröffentlichten Forsa-Erhebung. In...

DarkThoughts, (edited )

Ich finde den Generationenkonflikt hier interessant.

Die alten Leute sehen ihren derzeitigen Lebensstandard gefährdet, weil wir politisch eben wirklich dringend mal anfangen müssen damit das mit dem senken der Emissionen noch was wird.

Die jungen Leute hingegen sehen ihre Zukunft und die ihrer Nachkommen gefährdet, weil wir politisch eben seit Jahrzehnten nicht den Arsch hoch kriegen, insbesondere weil man den alten Leuten ihren Lebensstandard nicht gefährden will.

Hier wird halt in der Regel einfach Politik für Alte auf Kosten der Jungen gemacht. Und jedwede Politik die sich dann für die Jungen einsetzt, dabei aber zwangsläufig auf Kosten der Alten geht, erzielt dann eine derartige Kneejerk-Reaktion.

Mal abgesehen davon, dass es ziemlich unmenschlich ist, sich nicht eingestehen zu wollen, dass man mit seinem Lebensstil der letzten Jahrzehnte eben für dieses Problem verantwortlich ist, halte ich es dennoch für extrem fragwürdig das ganze als "Protestwahl" zu bezeichnen. Die AfD ist eine Partei voll von Rassisten und Faschisten und diverse Umfragen zeigen auch, dass Themen wie die Migration nach wie vor der Hauptgrund ist, wieso die Menschen die AfD wählen. Das kommt trotz all dem zurückrudern in der Politik zu dem Thema, was deutlich macht, dass es hier sicherlich nicht nur um illegale Migration geht sondern ganz einfach um generelle Fremdenfeindlichkeit. Wer wirklich aus Protest eine andere Partei wählen will, kann auch einfach eine der vielen harmlosen Parteien nehmen. Wenn es tatsächlich / angeblich so derart viele Protestwähler sein sollen, dann sollte es ja kein Problem sein eine harmlose Partei über die 5% Hürde zu bekommen. Da reicht ja im Grunde genommen nur ein Bruchteil der potentiellen AfD Wähler aus, um das zu bewerkstelligen.
Wer nämlich wirklich nicht noch mehr Flüchtlinge will, sollte doch erst recht dafür sorgen, dass der kommende Klimakollaps nicht ganz so extrem wird. Und da scheint die AfD ja genau das gegenteilige Ziel im Sinn zu haben indem man Kohlekraftwerke & Autos puscht.

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