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Varyag

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Certified foxgirl enjoyer. Weeb, but hasn't properly watched anime in ages. Gamer of incresingly niche subgenres. Aficionado of racecars, mechas, fighter jets, and any other vehicles you can think of. Lives in the wrong side of the planet compared to all my friends.
Made accounts in 278 different instances in the Fediverse after escaping Reddit, is still kind of lost. Doesn't know how hashtags work.

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It's been happening so much I think this is the first comment I try writing here in about a week. You say 20% but for me it's more like 80% chance of it happening, sometimes when the tab has been open for just a minute. I've been just using my Lemmy account much more, even if it lacks several features I like about kbin.

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Who'da thunk a browser made around crypto shit would do such a thing. I only use this browser on my phone because of the ad blocking to open links people send me, I should just get something else. Does mobile Firefox get proper ad blocking?

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Emulators or just straight up portable platforms like a Nintendo Switch, are the one grace for gaming on the go. I've given up on phone games too.

Really missing a true "save" ability for posts and comments on kbin (kbin.social)

I am aware that upvoted posts make it to https://kbin.social/fav however that just doesn't work well as I already have 1,000+ pages in there. Moreover, that only registers upvoted posts and not comments. A workaround would be to just use boost, and only upvote when you want to "save" but that is just not conventional imho. The...

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Yeah honestly I'd like for upvotes, boosts and saves to actually work in more conventional ways we're used to in other social media, instead of this weird "boost is actually an upvote but it's also a retweet" and "upvote does nothing but actually saves it to your profile"

While larger, more general communities are thriving on the Fediverse - I'm missing out on the niche communities (kbin.social)

Gaming, news, tech, general literature. All of these are somewhat thriving, with a steady influx of posts and comments. At the same time, the userbase is sorely lacking for more niche communities. In my case it'd be stuff like poetry, yoga, religion, linguistics, meditation. Or many other communities I'd doubt they'd form a...

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Yeah it's going to be a process. For an example, the Gundam and Gunpla communities are relatively niche compared to other anime or model kit building (which are already niche things in of themselves) and while their subreddits are quite active, we still don't have that critical mass (or much mass at all) of posts and content to engage with here. I have been meaning to, and plan on, making more posts to those so they get more activity.

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Honestly, while I'm happily settled here in the "threadiverse" and all that, I've seen that the main subs I used to visit and have now reopened, are all working about the same as before the protests. They were all basically niches, so they weren't as badly affected by bot comments and the such. We will see, however, if their moderation can still keep up after the 1st tho.

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It took me a couple days of reading and browsing around and creating accounts to figure out the fediverse and Lemmy and kbin. Until it actually clicked in my head that I was in one instance, seeing content posted in a community of another instance, commented on by users of even other instances, and how it worked between all that. I wanted to actually understand the mechanism, to better navigate it. Now, it all seems simple to me, but it was all very new for about a week. Also, the connection and federation errors that were happening a lot added to the confusion to a lot of people, I feel.

I am now very excited about the potential of all this. Decentralized networks rock.

Now, I think a random user could just show up and make an account and start enjoying it quickly, just would take some time to find the communities they want content from.

Did thumbnal images disappear for anyone else? (kbin.social)

I noticed yesterday there seemed to be fewer and fewer thumbnail images appearing on the front page, and today there seems to be almost none at all. The ones I have seen so far seem to be from posts on this instance only, but I can't confirm that with certainty yet....

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Yup, can confirm the same on PC Firefox. Ernest is probably working on it. He also probably needs help.

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Ah yes, cause the problem by promoting SEO websites with machine generated content, then sell the solution! Splendid!

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I already have a few accounts on different Lemmy instances but you might have a point there. I'll see about other kbin instances, although this one is already cozy for me. Hopefully won't run into federation issues when going to another one like this very one had in the week of the Rexxit.

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if that doesn't work out, make your own kbin instance called kbird, and use it as your logo!

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So, if I'm following correctly, Lemmy currently is experiencing a massive wave of bot registrations, and now about 800 thousand new registered accounts across several different instances are bots. What is kbin doing to prevent that, other than just being somewhat smaller and not picking up as much attention?

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Honestly, even if they walk everything back, I still know they want to kill it eventually. Might as well already make my way over to other places like here, and stay with them.
I don't know, but I already think I like it here.

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