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SpaceCadet2000

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Rddt refugee

Fuck /u/Spez

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SpaceCadet2000 ,
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I settled on two.

  1. Arch for my desktop, because there I like having an always up-to-date system with the latest drivers and libraries so that I can always try the latest versions of whatever it is I want to play with next. Pacman is also a pretty good package manager, and almost any piece of software that is not in the default repos can be found in the AUR. For the rest, I also like that Arch just gets out of your way and lets you configure your system how you want.
  2. Debian for anything that runs unattended, like all my homelab services. It's well tested, offers feature stability, has long-enough support, and doesn't do weird things every other release like forcing snaps or netplan or cloud-init on you. Those "boring" qualities make it the perfect base to run something for a long time that doesn't scream for attention all the time.
SpaceCadet2000 ,
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Never knew I needed Kaylee in a Star Trek mini dress, but here we are.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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afaik it was confirmed to be black and blue

I do believe it actually was black and blue, but I find it very hard to believe that anyone would perceive the way it is presented in this picture, with that lighting and level of overexposure, as black and blue.

Even looking at the RGB values of individual pixels, they are distinctly brown/gold-ish and a pastellish faded out purple.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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I think you're missing the point here. The solution to the "documentation on a chatroom" problem is not putting documentation on another chatroom.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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The original meaning of the word as I first heard it back in the late 1990s was to refer to the vast majority of "normal" people who don't have an interest in or deep understanding of technology and internet culture.

I don't think it was originally meant as an insult, but more as an acknowledgement and reminder to ourselves that the things we were into and cared about were a niche thing and not exactly the norm.

Nowadays, I've heard it applied to just about any niche interest or hobby, for example: people who are not into mechanical keyboards would also be "normies", and worse it's being thrown around as a direct insult to people, in the same vein as calling someone "basic".

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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Actually even further than that, even back in the 80s it was apparently used in certain subcultures to distinguish (drug) "addicts" from "normal people".

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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It can be done with shreddit: https://github.com/andrewbanchich/shreddit

It has a built-in option to point it to your extracted GDPR data, and will edit and/or delete all the comments that are listed in there.

Just configure it according to the instructions, and then let it run unattended for a while. It took about 15 hours to delete the 13000 comments on my 12 year old account.

I just found out that not all of my Reddit comments had been deleted despite my profile page showing otherwise. ( kbin.social )

TL;DR: even if your delete script confirms a full wipe and your Reddit profile page shows zero comment, there may still be comments left over (that you can find through a search engine and delete manually on Reddit)....

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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This is correct, most of those scripts can only delete 1000 comments from new/top/controversial.

The method to delete all your comments is as follows:

  1. Do a GDPR request for a copy of your data using: https://www.reddit.com/settings/data-request. Wait until you get the zip file, then extract it somewhere.
  2. Download the free utility shreddit from https://github.com/andrewbanchich/shreddit and point it to the directory where you extracted your GDPR data using the --gdpr-export-dir flag.

How do I delete all comments from Reddit data export csv for free?? ( kbin.social )

I have got my privacy report in CSV form and have about 40k comments each with the id parent Id and permalink. Is there a way to parse this to delete script. I know shreddit does it for $15 premium but looking for free options

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This is not what OP is asking for. PowerDeleteSuite is limited by what the Reddit API allows access to, so about 1000 comments from your profile. It doesn't let you feed a list of comment URLs to it for deletion.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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Thanks for that. It seems to be working for me. I just set it to work on my 12 year old, 13000 comment history.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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You can't really blame this on the people. The centralized platforms offered something that for most people worked a lot better than what was already existing. In the beginning, those corporate platforms were actually quite good so it's only natural that people flocked to it.

It's only after those companies achieved a monopoly in their market, that they started pulling a bait-and-switch and began to enshittify their sites. Network effect makes it so that mass migration to something that's technically better is unlikely. This bait-and-switch is where they stole it from the people.

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How will that help if they block you server side?

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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It also doesn't have ads, though YouTube could probably theoretically embed the ads in the video itself.

They could also just not let you have the video until you've watched the ad.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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Sure it does. Technically, it's perfectly feasible to put up an ad-wall.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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I get the feeling we are now talking about two different things. If by "cracked" you mean that someone can rip and redistribute the content once they get access to it, sure, it's very hard to protect against that.

What I mean is: it's possible to restrict access to the service so that you cannot watch a video unless you've played the ad first or you are a paying customer. As an example: Netflix or any of the movie streaming platforms. There's no add-on or special browser that allows you to use Netflix without being a paying customer, and if YouTube implements their plan, they can make it so you won't be able to circumvent it just by using Firefox, like you claimed.

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More like network effect is a motherfucker.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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The toxicity from FatPeopleHate, TheDonald and femaleDatingStategy ended up spilling over into all of the other communities over time, as they allowed those communities to flourish

Ironically, 3rd party apps like Sync allowed you to block entire subreddits from appearing on your r/all feed. I used that feature a lot to block out junk subreddits that I have zero interest in.

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Absolutely. This place may be less active, but discussions have definitely been much more civil and constructive. So far, I haven't had any toxic reactions to any of my comments, whereas on reddit no matter what you write or however careful you write it, there would always be someone taking offense at it or being awful in the comments.

I don't mind discussion or disagreement, but on reddit this often means "bringing the other guy down" instead of making your own point.

As this started happening more and more throughout the years, I've often wondered if it was me, if I was so out of touch, but it turned out it was really the children (redditors) who were wrong.

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They can stick their api up their ass, i want them to burn.

That's my position too now. Until a week ago or so, I was holding out hope that reddit would change course and work something out with the app developers, now I hope reddit burns and turns into a complete shit heap.

Thanks to /u/Spez for opening his mouth, and to the admins for how they "handled" the protests.

"Kbin: covering all the current news and rumours out of Russia about Wagner, a possible coup, etc. Reddit: *crickets* Make of it what you will. 🤷‍♀️" ( indieweb.social )

Kbin: covering all the current news and rumours out of Russia about Wagner, a possible coup, etc. Reddit: crickets Make of it what you will. 🤷‍♀️

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Yeah, news about the war is one of the only reasons I still hold on to my reddit account. It may not appear in /r/all, but those subs contain a shitton of relevant content and active discussion about it.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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In those messages you can see all the stages of grief, minus acceptance, play out over the course of 1h20m.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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I don't know who that is, but Supernault is a wicked family name!

SpaceCadet2000 , (edited )
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I... made something for you 👉👈

Do You Think There Would Have Been a Large Protest if Steve Huffman Just Said We're Charging to Use the API to Increase Revenue?

I've been a long time Redditor and an Apollo user for about a year. I even paid for it. The main draw for me was the lack of advertising. In the back of my head I kept thinking that it couldn't last. Reddit is losing revenue from the lack of advertising views. It didn't...

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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It would have been perfectly possible to charge a different rate for AI harvesting than for Reddit Apps.

SpaceCadet2000 , (edited )
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I do expect mods to moderate for free, because being unpaid also means that they're independent. That's an infinitely better situation than having anonymous paid mods who are accountable to a single corporation.

The problem is that reddit wants to have it both ways: they want to control the mods and treat them as subservient employees, yet at the same time still reap the benefits of their free work as they fuck them over by taking away the tools that make their job easier.

SpaceCadet2000 OP ,
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I obviously did no such thing. I'm pretty sure I didn't upload or comment anything sexual at all, let alone something involving minors. Wouldn't that warrant a permanent ban anyway, instead of 3 days?

Of course I appealed, because I would like to know exactly which comment violated their rules, but I'm not really expecting a reply.

I do find it highly suspicious that the ban came 1 hour after I made a critical comment on ModCoord... (screenshot attached)

SpaceCadet2000 OP ,
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why deliberately pick such an untrue and inflamatory reason?

Yeah, that part really pisses me off. If they would have banned me for insulting /u/Spez or for a critical comment, I'd be mad but I'd wear it like a badge of honour. This is just the lowest of the low...

SpaceCadet2000 OP ,
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Nope. I made two comments about /u/spez before, but nothing like that and they're still visible in my history.

SpaceCadet2000 OP ,
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I don't even know. They don't tell you that, all I have is that inbox message and I don't appear to be missing any comments. This is really some Kafkaesque bullshit...

SpaceCadet2000 , (edited )
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Reddit to the mods: Users rely upon you and you have a duty towards the community, blablabla

Community: Hey Reddit, we want to continue to use our 3rd party apps

Reddit to community: Haha, fuck you peasants!

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I general why does there have to be static sidebars that are rarely used. It causes the content body to be squeezed into tiny space.

I think the rationale is that most people use widescreen monitors nowadays, so if you allow the content part to run across the entire width of the screen, it becomes ugly and hard to read. Therefore the middle section gets a limited or fixed width, which in turn then creates two empty columns to the sides that designers are then tempted to fill up with "useful" stuff.

You can try this yourself: paste a long line of text into a notepad window and maximize the window. It is much harder on your eyes to read and focus on the text than if you resized the window to a more reasonable width where the text gets broken up into several lines.

I'm not against this design paradigm per se, but the content width reduction is often overdone, leading to a squeezed feeling like you say. It can also create problems if you have a habit of not using maximized browser windows, but for example a window tiled to one half of the screen. Some of the better sites work around this by having a reactive design that reduces, collapses or removes the sidebars when the window is narrower than a certain width, but many sites don't.

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Unfortunately that has no chance of succeeding. When you sign up to reddit, you give them a license to use the content you submit. It's in the user agreement, section 5 "Your Content": https://www.redditinc.com/policies/user-agreement

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No, under the GDPR you don't have the right to have your content removed. You have the right to have personally identifiable data removed, things like names, IP addresses, phone numbers, ...

I'll link to the EU website that explains what they mean with personal data below, but I don't think a logo qualifies under their definition.

https://commission.europa.eu/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/what-personal-data_en

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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You don't waive your copyright. You grant a license to reddit to use your content.

Read the link, it's all there:

You retain any ownership rights you have in Your Content, but you grant Reddit the following license to use that Content:
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SpaceCadet2000 , (edited )
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You are confused. What you are describing applies to transferring copyright, not for granting a license while retaining the copyright.

If things worked the way you described, free software, for example licensed through the GPL, couldn't exist because then the authors could always take away the users' rights by retroactively revoking their license. Fortunately, it doesn't work that way.

SpaceCadet2000 , (edited )
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Moderators can't exactly do "massive migrations". Sure they can set up shop a Kbin or Lemmy, and declare that the "official" new home, but that doesn't mean that their communities will follow them. People read subreddits because of the submissions and the discussion, not for the mods.

It may work for some specific niche subreddits, where the mods are some kind of official representatives of the community, like how we saw the "Jellyfin" project migrate from reddit to their own forum, but I don't see that working for large generic subreddits like /r/pics or something.

In a way this whole thing is a reality check for some mods too ... just because you moderate a big community doesn't mean that you are a big deal.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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Even boosting your own comments seems to increase your reputation

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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There sure has been a lot of crack on r/interestingasfuck the past few days.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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it feels like I've spent hours looking into the dark mayhem, searching for a needle in the haystack.

It feels like digging through someone else's IRC chatlogs in search of an answer.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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For me all the dank* and *circlejerk subreddits.

SpaceCadet2000 ,
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I thought it was just me ... what's even the point of having seemingly random (but mostly empty) magazines just sit there?

In the meantime, I can't find a way to get an overview of the magazines I am subscribed to...

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He's just a bit chubbier. He got packaged as a flatpak.

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