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Quite possibly a luddite.

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I've been curious about trying out mbin, and this seems like a good instance to do it on. So I absolutely like option 2 the best.

That said, I tried to sign up earlier today, and never received the registration email. Tried to sign up with an old Gmail account. Might be worth looking into. :)

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Nope, and it doesn't seem to be on the agenda either. Kbin/Mbin is still the only platform(s) to try to bridge the two.

/kbin another quick update (kbin.social)

Good morning, last week we managed to address pressing issues related to infrastructure. Thank you once again for your assistance, Piotr. I will continue work in this area, but it will be less invasive and cumbersome. I have restored the test environments and am slowly getting back into coding....

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More global moderators is great news! Good luck to anyone on the team! :)

Ernest needs to quickly delegate or this instance will quickly die (kbin.social)

I appreciate that earnest made a post yesterday, or maybe it was the day before, saying that he is not dead and hasn't given up on kbin. It's not on this magazine, so I'm not sure where it was since this seems to be the most appropriate one, but in any case....

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https://kbin.earth/ seems to be a nice kbin instances ran by the guy behind the Interstellar app, in case you want another kbin instance!

I do agree with you though - kbin.social is a lovely place but it's large enough that it needs a proper moderation team.

RE: Is Ernest still here? (kbin.social)

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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Sometimes showing that things are being done is more work and way more stressful than the act of doing them, so I can relate to that.

But it would probably be a good idea to get more admins on board - sometimes one needs to take a break, and a one-person moderation team for a page with this many users cannot be sustainable in the long run. But I guess getting to a point where that is feasible, not to mention finding qualified people, might in itself be a fair share of work. :)

And of course - get well soon, Ernest! It's great to hear from you.

RTR#51 End of a short break (kbin.social)

Last week, I dealt with formalities related to the project and a few personal matters associated with the new year. Unfortunately, there was quite a lot to handle. Today is the last day I'm dealing with this, and I'm returning to the code for the regular devlogs. I'll also take care of current matters on the instance. On Tuesday...

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Welcome back! I hope you had a nice holiday between the formalities and the personal matters.

Besides the federation issues a couple of weeks ago, I think the user experience here has been great lately. Looking forward to see what the new year has in store!

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The link in the notifications would always lead to the first page of a comment thread. If the linked comment was not on the first page of the thread, you'd have to look for it manually.

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Not sure if this is a known bug, but any time I'm signed in and try to enter the "all content" view (on any page) i get the "We are working on resolving the issues" error.

If I sign out of kbin it works fine, so it seems related to the fact that I'm signed in as me.

Sorry for reporting bugs here - I realize it's a bit lazy and not ideal!


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    I think some of the issue also has to do with art style more than graphics. Realism is by far the hardest style to achieve, and it seems to be the preferred one for a lot of gamers probably because it makes them feel more adult or something. But I think a lot of games could gain a lot from striving to look good rather than realistic, settling for an art style and committing to it.

    From what I've seen around it seems like Baldurs Gate is doing just that, and it seems to have shook up the entire industry.

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    It honestly makes a lot of sense to keep illegal content that's the source of frequent legal actions away from the largest general purpose communities. As you correctly point out it is extremely easy to join another instance where these discussions are allowed, and the larger instances have every reason to have a "better safe than sorry" approach to content moderation.

    It seems to me the Threadiverse is too negative of the concept of defederation. It's a key concept of how the Fediverse works, and is supposed to work. The people on Lemmygrad is looking for a completely different experience from the folks over at Beehaw, so let them have it. Lemmy.world has become the largest instance, so naturally they need to have an approach to content moderation that is unlikely to land them in legal trouble. And even if they didn't, they'd be welcome to block discussions of piracy out of moral conviction or any other reason, just as their users are welcome to sign up somewhere else if they are looking for a different experience.

    There was drama about defederation on Mastodon in the beginning as well, but I guess people coming from Twitter had an easier time intuitively understanding the appeal of it.

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    I can't believe I hadn't heard of this.

    Sony BMG initially denied that the rootkits were harmful. It then released an uninstaller for one of the programs that merely made the program's files invisible while also installing additional software that could not be easily removed.

    And then they just paid some settlements, recalled some CDs, and continued to operate as if nothing has happened. Bloody hell.

    sab, to kbinMeta
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    I'm curious - what's the difference between magazines and users when linked to the greater fediverse?

    It seems like the link to both would be @name@kbin.social. If somebody creates a user named news, it would therefore be found at @news@kbin.social - which is where the news magazine is found.

    Don't these collide? How do we distinguish between the two?

    I'm sorry if the answer is obvious somehow. :)

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