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Ghostalmedia

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I’m from space!

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Joe can’t see your welcome message. Threads can’t see content posted outside of Threads. It can only spam masto Instances, and if you want to comment, you need to download Threads.

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Mastodon instances need to defederate.

If you want to comment on any POTUS posts with the broader user base, you have to download Threads. Fuck that noise.

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That’s just the link the local cops pasted into the alert form. They can put in a link to hampsterdance.com if they wanted to.

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Exactly, and that’s most of the users.

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Your state or county is probably using what was identified as an easy and accessible solution several years ago. It was probably selected because it was something any yahoo could easily access and post to.

Now that there are a lot of cheap and easy FOSS alternatives, it probably wouldn’t be too hard to petition for a ballot initiative that required these alerts to be published on a state masto instance or something.

With discord planning to show ads, how can the fediverse/lemmy benefit from another proprietary program making itself worse? (Like it was with reddit)

Do you think that the fediverse has something to gain with the enshitfication of discord? Are there voice chat programs in the fediverse that can benefit from it?

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IMHO, the best thing people can do to help mass migrations is to build out Lemmy’s moderation and administration tools as fast as possible.

They’re not great right now, and it’s really hard for Lemmy to keep up with the noise, spam, and trolls that come with a bigger community.

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Classic husky move.

Non husky: I don’t like this and I’m sad

Husky: I FUCKING HATE THIS SO MUCH WHY DO YOU HATE ME

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I thought that was sighthounds. Super aloof, only asks for pets when they want them, wants to spend all day stalking a mouse and slowly torturing it, etc.

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Huskies overreact to everything. Sadness, happiness… everything is dialed up to 11.

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Oof. I’ve had to deal with skunk 3 times. And one time I got hit too.

No fun. That stuff if so much worse when it’s fresh.

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I the mean time, mods should just make a rule that says archive links need to be added to the post body if there is a paywall.

And that said, I don’t get the Wired paywall at all and I’m not subscribed. I wonder if it’s an AB test.

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This is what I see.
No banners, just a header and an article.

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/4b79acf5-cb83-4a32-8936-0bec180a03b2.png

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Weird. I don’t even get a free article countdown.

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To be fair, Rudd is just a hobbyist who runs .world in his spare time. If he’s getting legal pressure, he’s probably going to cover his ass. He’s not a company with a legal dept. He’s a guy with a family and a day job.

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The communities that were blocked were not on the Lemmy.world instance.

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These communities not on .world.

They are:
!piracy
!piracy
!steamdeckpirates

Pirates will not move the communities. The communities are fine where they are. People will need to create accounts on the host instances or instances that haven’t blocked those communities.

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Little known by the general public. Most people don’t know squat about battery technology or manufacturing.

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Not everyone here is a developer.

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This is a cool idea, but I highly encourage you to target mobile first. Reference works will get a LOT of mobile traffic. More than 80% of Wikipedia’s traffic is mobile.

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Fair, but I would argue that the basics of CSS positioning aren’t too complex.

And at this point we’re just talking about moving that NAV element to the top of the page, not the left side.

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I kind of feel like I’m walking into a construction site where someone didn’t some amazingly complex joinery, and I trip over the cuttings on the shop floor.

Then I say “you might want to clear a path here,” and I’m told by the woodworker that they never learned to use a dustpan, but it’s over there. “Go sweep for me.”

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Are there any yet?

That said, there is a white paper that was released with details about how apps will be notarized. I have yet to have the energy to read it.

https://developer.apple.com/security/complying-with-the-dma.pdf

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The fediverse is as if you took X, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook and made them all interoperable so you could post anything from anywhere, and all your followers would be guaranteed to see it.

I think the one thing that still confuses people is the concept of instances with platforms like Lemmy and Masto. It’s like there are multiple Reddits and Multiple Twitters, and what differentiates them confuses newbies.

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Memmy is worth a look. Memmy has that option and it’s got a UI that was also heavily influenced by Apollo.

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From what I understand, there are different content types in activity pub. Lemmy forces on viewing community groups, Masto focuses on individuals. Lemmy would need to build support for following an individual.

They underlying technology supports it, people just have to build a user experience for it, and that hasn’t been done yet.

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Pardon me, but I believe you mean that bot AND AD invested shitposting dump.

Sublinks Aims to Be a Drop-In Replacement for Lemmy ( wedistribute.org )

Seems like an interesting effort. A developer is building an alternative Java-based backend to Lemmy's Rust-based one, with the goal of building in a handful of different features. The dev is looking at using this compatibility to migrate their instance over to the new platform, while allowing the community to use their apps of...

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Java instead of Rust is going to be a big thing for a lot of people who would like to contribute in their spare time. Yeah, Rust is cool, but every CS grad and their mother knows Java.

Back during the migration surge a few months ago, you commonly saw a LOT of comments from folks saying they would love to help eat away at the project’s backlog, but they just didn’t have the time or energy to learn Rust at the moment.

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Perhaps, but a lot of devs wanted to contribute to a Java client, and that’s what they were saying.

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If I were to guess, it’s not recent grads making those posts. I got the sense those comments were coming from people who had been around for a while. Folks who are now senior enough to be trapped in draining meetings all day, and have to manage a family a night.

The work day and home life can get longer and more exhausting the further the older you get.

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TIL that all those random brands are related.

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ChromeOS hit version 119 in December. That one is obviously the best.

This community has such a bias against web apps.

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Has enough time passed for a Friendster reference to be ok?

Fedster.uk

Lemmy.world Should Defederate with Threads

I think it’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us are here to avoid another corporate takeover of our preferred platforms. It would seem to me to be a tad irresponsible to allow Facebook into our space with open arms, allowing them to hoover up our data. I would love to keep using Lemmy.world, but will happily change...

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Well, right now Meta is pushing, not pulling. Meaning, Threads content can be displayed on Masto, but not the other way around.

IMHO, the bigger threat is having Threads content completely dominate other activity pub clients. Other clients / communities could get dependent on it. Then Meta is basically a drug dealer with leverage.

Data collection doesn’t bother me too much. I’m not going to install their client and all of the behavior trackers that come with it, and my activity pub content is already freely available to query on the internet. If they want it, they already have access to it. Everyone does.

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Correct. This is an issue for Masto, not Lemmy. It may never be an issue for Lemmy for all we know. Lemmy is focused on following activity pub communities not individual people.

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There is no real need right now. Lemmy is focused on following communities, not individuals. This is more of an issue for Mastodon than Lemmy.

It might never be an issue for Lemmy. Threads would need to start organizing people around communities, or Lemmy would need to encourage people to follow individuals (something Reddit promoted and no one cared about)

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Adobe has to pay Figma $1 billion for terminating the deal.

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  1. Meta is only pushing, not pulling. So if you’re an influential person there is less incentive to create a masto account. Threads content will appear in both places, but Mastodon content will only get exposure with mastodon’s smaller user base.
  2. The fear is that the broader Fediverse will get hooked on a flood of Threads content. They have much more daily active users, and as we already know, large instances can easily dominate a feed. And Threads will be gigantic.
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IMHO, the other part of the problem is that spicy hot-takes quickly get engagement from other users and bubble up to the top. And a lot of those spicy comments are trash, but not in violation of rules, so mods leave them up.

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Florida man doesn’t wear a shirt

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She’s a saluki, so they don’t really have a gut. Probably got to go with a wispy Florida tweaker thing.

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Poo?

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