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Kara

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Just a tourist passing through

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Tbh, No Mans Sky and Starfield have little in common except being space games. Starfield isn't a space exploration / space sim game. It's an RPG set in space. Starfield has more of a storyline and characters then No Man's Sky, they're different games for different people

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It would be if there wasn't a very simple way to completely disable pocket

BBC Launches A Mastodon Instance (social.bbc)

Hi! 👋 Here's our #introduction. We're BBC Research & Development; we explore and test new technology to discover how the BBC can best make use of it in the future. For 100 years our engineers have been at the forefront of developments in broadcasting. We're now researching how everyone could get TV & radio via the internet...

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Honestly, this is really good to hear! More mainstream accounts will definitely get the fediverse a bit more credibility.

And here's a bit more from BBC:

The team at BBC Research & Development are researching social technologies and exploring possibilities for the BBC. One part of our work is to establish a BBC presence in the Fediverse.

This is an experiment - we will run it for 6 months, and then look at how much value it has provided, how much work it requires to maintain and then decide whether and how to continue. We're learning as we go, and we'll write about what we discover in the hope that it might be useful for others. The BBC will continue its normal social media activity in the usual places.

We're starting off small with just a handful of accounts from R&D and our colleagues at BBC Radio, but we hope to be adding more accounts from other areas of the BBC soon:

  •   @BBCRD@social.bbc
    
    
  •   @BBC5Live@social.bbc
    
    
  •   @BBCRadio4@social.bbc
    
    
  •   @BBC_News_Labs@social.bbc
    
    
  •   @BBCTaster@social.bbc
    
    
  •   @Connected_Studio@social.bbc
    
    

-https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2023-07-mastodon-distributed-decentralised-fediverse-activitypub

Kara ,
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Agreed, if somebody is spam downvoting comments (Which is honestly quite the pathetic act), then people should be able to see that, and block/report them

Greg Rutkowski Was Removed From Stable Diffusion, But AI Artists Brought Him Back - Decrypt (decrypt.co)

Greg Rutkowski, a digital artist known for his surreal style, opposes AI art but his name and style have been frequently used by AI art generators without his consent. In response, Stable Diffusion removed his work from their dataset in version 2.0. However, the community has now created a tool to emulate Rutkowski’s style...

Kara , (edited )
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I don't like when people say "AI just traces/photobashes art." Because that simply isn't what happens.

But I do very much wish there was some sort of opt-out process, but ultimately any attempt at that just wouldn't work

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"Our logo is our most recognizable asset. That’s why we’re so protective of it." -Twitter's (Currently Outdated) Brand Toolkit Page

Kara ,
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I also believe they were used on the Fortnite subreddit. Because of course we need to be giving crypto to 10 year olds

Kara OP ,
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Ah, that's fair. Do you think you've changed your mind on it, or do you believe that it's sort of a con of these platforms?

Kara ,
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You cannot block someone from using activitypub, that just simply is not how it works.

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Kara OP ,
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Pixelfed is a federated photo sharing platform similar to instagram, signing in with Mastodon lets you carry over who you're following on Mastodon.
So I wouldn't say it's too important, but I thought it belonged here.

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I still don't think it will be very prevalent though. I've been using Kbin for quite a while now, and I have not once really used the Microblogging feature, just because it's tucked away in a separate tab, and it's not really what I use Kbin for

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Maybe I'm crazy, but I kinda doubt that this is likely to be killed off. It's not it's own platform like Reddit, it just takes content that's more likely to be made by people from websites like Reddit, blogs, and other social media platforms and puts it all in one place.
But who knows with Google.

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"No no no, the different instances and stuff aren't competing. You see they all grow together"

Kara ,
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I feel like a good lawyer should do a tiny bit of research before letting AI write a court brief. At least enough to read the 2 warnings on the ChatGPT site about how it can generate inaccurate information.

Kara ,
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Yeah, it is very possible for us to not let Meta win. Acting like the Fediverse is doomed isn't productive at all.

Kara ,
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If I understand correctly, when a Kbin user boosts a Lemmy post, it will work like an upvote, bringing it up. But it wouldn't affect anything for Lemmy users. But when a Lemmy user upvotes a post from a Kbin user, it will just be shown as an upvote but not effect reputation or anything, but will upvote it for lemmy users.

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Glad to be here for the first true piece of Lemmy history o7

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  • Kara ,
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    That only really worked for very unique phrases. The Frontpage of the Internet already has quite a few results on google because of reddit.

    And Google is already not really indexing Lemmy and Kbin posts, so I doubt anything we post here would appear high on google search results

    Kbin and Lemmy should come to a consensus on how to name stuff

    Is there really a reason, for example, for there to be the distinction of "magazine" and "community"? When you're federating, the same features should be called the same, if close enough. That way everyone can talk with everyone about stuff and we all immediately understand each other....

    Kara ,
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    Tbh "Join the Technology Shares Collection on Kbin" doesn't roll off the tongue very well, community is just the most straightforward option

    Kara , (edited )
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    I believe this only works on Kbin though, not Lemmy

    Kara ,
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    Agreed, it really isn't even too confusing to explain either, Kbin uses magazines, Lemmy uses communities, but they are basically the same thing. Kbin and Lemmy are separate platforms, and shouldn't be forced to use the same terminology just because they're compatible with each other.

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    Why are people so upset about Beehaw being quite exclusionary?

    When I first learned about the Fediverse part of the appeal was that some instances would be open, some would be more exclusive, and that was part of the appeal. Don't like how open/exclusionary one is? Then leave and go to a different one.

    Defederation is a feature of the Fediverse, and using it isn't some big crime.

    Kara ,
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    I believe it does make a difference. It just seems like nobody cares to turn on the nsfw filter

    Kara ,
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    Sorry, I meant that people making nsfw posts are the ones who don't turn on the nsfw tag on their posts.

    But yeah, the nsfw filter is off by default on people's accounts

    /m/politics has no moderators other than ernest (kbin.social)

    /m/politics is basically unmoderated, and the trolls and other ne'er-do-wells are starting to find it. I'm not even particularly interested in following it, but that's one topic that you don't want to leave unmoderated. It's a troll magnet for obvious reasons, and that starts to affect the rest of the instance (and the...

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    Kara ,
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    You could ask the mods to let you be mod, but the two communities are as separate as two different subreddits, even if they share the same name

    Kara ,
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    If this was meant to be a good PR thing for Reddit, they wouldn't have done that terrible AMA. I really do thing Reddit is dead set on their plans right now.

    Pssst... any ideas for a domain name for the new instance? (kbin.social)

    Hi there! I've been trying to improve the situation for the past few hours. I managed to disable CF Protection, and as you can see, I'm gradually allowing traffic from the fediverse. There may still be delays in deliveries and posts for some time. If anything is particularly troublesome, please let me know through the contact...

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    Kara ,
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    You can see comments from across different instances, I've seen plenty from different lemmy instances, but syncing seems to be quite slow right now

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