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@jdp23@kbin.social

Hi!!! I’m a strategist/entrepreneur/software engineer/activist, focusing on the intersection of justice, equity, and software engineering. I've been on the fediverse for a long time and am currently checking out /KBin. @jdp23 is my main account on Mastodon, and I also run @nexusofprivacy

The Reddit Protest Is Finally Over. Reddit Won. (gizmodo.com)

The last major holdouts in the protest against Reddit’s API pricing relented, abandoning the so-called “John Oliver rules” which only allowed posts featuring the TV host. The article describes it as "the official end of the battle," which seems an overstatement to me, but it's the certainly the end of the initial phase....

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Thanks the thing, when internet folks get riled up we can have a serious impact. Redditors have always been great at this -- Restore the Fourth, the SOPA/PIPA protests in 2011 -- and Lemmy and kbin can be a great vehicle.

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Thanks, totally agreed ... we learn by doing!

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They certainly fucked up, but it might well be OpenAI's post too.

banning and defederating communities

Hey all, I recently left reddit like many of you. I have a question regarding lemmy and the fediverse on the history of banning and defederation. I have noticed several posts calling for varying communities to be disconnected. were these removal requests as prevalent before the mass migration? Usually I am all for communities...

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Two reasons the ongoing Reddit protests are important:

  1. the protests keep the pressure on reddit and can lead to ongoing news coverage (which also keeps the pressure on reddit) . Otherwise, reddit will be able to spin the narrative "see? we told you it would just blow over and it did"

  2. kbin, Lemmy, and other alternatives aren't yet at the point where they're ready for millions of redditors. For example, the modCoord post makes the important point that a lot of reddit's moderation functionality isn't accessible ... but almost none of this functionality even exists yet on kbin and Lemmy. So most people aren't going to leave yet.

Don't get me wrong, leaving now is also a good option if you can find what you want elsewhere! But not everybody's there yet.

Which Lemmy instances are anti-corporation?

Concerning the current debate on Meta, I‘m a bit concerned over where I should make my home. I don‘t want corporations to intrude and ruin my just newly found space of freedom. They would just offer "help" and then centralise and privatise and infest it with ads, data collection and profit motive. I need to search for the...

thenexusofprivacy, to fediverse

Should the Fediverse welcome its new surveillance-capitalism overlords? Opinions differ!

https://privacy.thenexus.today/should-the-fediverse-welcome-surveillance-capitalism/

Contents:

  • Two views of the fediverse
  • The case for "Trust but verify"
  • Wait a second. Why should anybody trust Facebook, Instagram, or Meta?
  • Why the Anti-Meta FediPact is good strategy
  • We're here, we're queer, fuck Facebook
  • A few words about digital colonialism
  • Now's a good time for instance admins to discuss with their communities
  • In chaos there is opportunity!

@fediverse @fediverse #fediverse #Meta #FediPact

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@MyOpinion Totally agree, there's some discussion at the end of the article on the need to improve moderation tools. Specifically for kbin and lemmy, I also talked about this in the Invest in moderation tools section of Don't tell people "it's easy"

@fediverse @fediverse @thenexusofprivacy

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@nev Thanks!

/kbin server update - or how the server didn't blow up

Currently, on the main instance, people have created 40191 accounts (+214 marked as deleted). I don't know how many are active because I don't monitor it, but once again, I greet all of you here :) In recent days, the traffic on the website has been overwhelming. It's definitely too much for the basic docker-compose setup,...

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Thanks for the update, thanks everybody who's helping ... and great decision handing off admin support

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Agreed, great idea. Maybe a code bounty for this?

Ernest says he's definitely interested in accessbility -- he replied when I originally posted "Don't tell people "it's easy", and six more things Kbin, Lemmy, and the fediverse can learn from Mastodon", which has a section on accessibility. But there are a heck of a lot of other priorities so boosting this would be very helpful.

Here's a post from @weirdwriter noting that kbin's fairly good for accessibility. but I know there are some problems -- here's a bug I filed last week.

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A valid concern -- and a good point on the nested list item!

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Thanks! I'm not sure, it could be that he is and I just didn't find the quotes.

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Thank you very much, I didn't know about that and will add it!

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Thanks, good catch!

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Whoops! Good catch -- thanks!

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I know, it's amazing Ernest is getting any sleep at all!

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thanks!

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Yes they do! I clicked on the hashtag and it took me to https://kbin.social/tag/mosstadon just as one would hope!

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Exactly!!!!!

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I know it's on their list, not sure where it'll get prioritized. I shared a link to kbinMeta with beehaw.org's list of needed moderation functionality, which applies to kbin as well, but so far the only comment is "jesus christ, here we go again with all this blocking bullshit". 🤣

https://kbin.social/m/kbinMeta/t/37130/Beehaw-s-mod-tool-needs-Useful-for-KBin-as-well-Discuss

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