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ghostatnoon

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Here to read and talk about things I enjoy.

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Do note that you can't currently message users on other instances from kbin. The button will still be there, but it will bring you back to the homepage. I believe Ernest said something about it being "unimplemented," so I'm assuming cross-instance messaging will happen someday, but is probably not a high priority at the moment.

ghostatnoon ,
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Thanks for the style! It makes the menus a lot easier to navigate. I for one would definitely appreciate "more" menu icons as well (whether as part of the same style or as a separate style) if you do decide to add them.

A case for preemptively defederating with Threads ( kbin.social )

With Meta beginning to test federation, there's a lot of discussion as to whether we should preemptively defederate with Threads. I made a post about the question, and it seems that opinions differ a lot among people on Kbin. There were a lot of arguments for and against regarding ads, privacy, and content quality, but I don't...

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When people go to Mastodon, Kbin, Lemmy, Firefish, Misskey, etc., they do so knowing they're going to the fediverse. When people go to Threads, most do so because they have an Instagram account.

This is my main concern.

Personally, I don't care if the fediverse grows. I just care what it grows into. The fediverse has a nice community at the moment because everybody on it made a conscious decision to be here and not somewhere else. Threads users will not have made that decision. Furthermore, they'll outnumber the rest of us enough as to have no incentive to try and fit into the preexisting community here (which isn't helped by the fact that they've already been their own isolated community for awhile).

ghostatnoon ,
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Is the microblog tab actually that important to most people, that the instance could become dependent on Threads for dominating it?

I don't think it could put the entire instance in jeopardy, but personally I think the microblog tab has a lot of potential (there have already been strides to incorporate it more), and I'd feel a lot less positive about its possibilities if it were full of content from Threads.

ghostatnoon ,
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And in fact people who who want to interact with the 140million ish Threads users currently have one option - join Threads. With federation I can communicate with Threads users without joining Threads.

What if the defederation happens in the other direction? Defederating an instance is a lot like banning a user, and I'm not sure if there are any mainstream social media sites that I haven't heard abuse their ban system. If other instances start becoming more popular because people want to use them to talk to Threads, that gives Threads a lot of power over which of those instances are allowed to thrive. In the worst case scenario, it could easily kill an instance if too many of their users were there for Threads and Threads decides to cut them off.

A fediverse that is popular because it can talk to a centralized app doesn't sound like a particularly healthy fediverse to me.

ghostatnoon ,
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I second all the suggestions except the currently reading/online one: in my experience, seeing "currently reading" statistics just makes dead places feel more dead. It's also not a useful statistic: it doesn't tell you how good a post is, or provide any information about the poster, or even show how popular it is (because you can't really extrapolate about the average engagement from only one datapoint). You can't do anything with the number.

What does the "Favorites" feed do? ( kbin.social )

I've been using Kbin for a few months now and I didn’t really feel the need to set my #feed to anything besides "Subscribed". I can guess from their names what the "All" and "Moderated" feed are but I have no idea what the #favorites feed does. I've seen that the recently added #collections also use the word "favorite" when...

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RTR#32 Further refactoring, debugging voting errors ( kbin.social )

Today, I continue with code refactoring, getting closer to finishing the most tedious part. I've also improved tools to prevent spam on the instance, which will take effect in a few days, addressing the issue of overloading other instances that have been reported. After today's wave of spam, I've also started working on...

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ghostatnoon ,
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Currently getting an error trying to block @news_us_politics via the magazines page.

ghostatnoon ,
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Now @politics.

ghostatnoon ,
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@uspolitics. I'm half suspecting the error might be related to how many requests I've already made to block things recently, since I was having no issues going through the first couple of pages and blocking about half the magazines on them and now suddenly am encountering a bunch of errors? But I have no actual evidence for that.

ghostatnoon ,
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Successfully blocked the second two magazines about two minutes after this post but @news_us_politics is still giving me errors. It doesn't seem to be particularly consistent.

Is kbin social and kbin cafe run by the same person? ( kbin.cafe )

I am new and signed up using kbin cafe but seem to be able to post in kbin social. I am guessing each website is like its own email service from what I can see. Though I am not sure if the owner of kbin social is the same as the owner of kbin cafe. I take it anyone can set up their own kbin site and connect it to the other kbin...

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ghostatnoon ,
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You can also connect to non-kbin sites, including Lemmy and Mastodon! They all use the same protocol to be able to talk to each other.

Damaskox , to updates
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What rules does kbin have? Like, for posting content.
I tried to google info but didn't find anything.

I have a magazine that concerns morbid curiosity so I'm wondering, where's the line 🤔 (The magazine is K18 already)

ghostatnoon ,
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@Damaskox All I could find for instance rules for kbin.social is "Harassment, hate speech, or any other form of harmful behavior will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any content or user that violates these guidelines." (from the tos)

ghostatnoon ,
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It's usually easier to search via external sites (https://lemmyverse.net/ and https://browse.feddit.de/ are the ones I've been using). You'll still have to manually copy over the magazine name in order to subscribe for it, but you'll get a wider variety of results without having to go to each instance individually.

ghostatnoon ,
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There's a userscript I'm using that provides a bookmark feature (among other things, most or all of which I think are toggleable): https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/469597-kbin-usability-pack

No built-in feature as far as I know, though.

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