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lavender

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[lvndr.dev]
Helping out with ARTEMIS!
Find more of my stuff [HERE].

I have created a few magazines to get settled here - if you want to contribute or take over as moderator, do let me know!

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melroy Admin , to kbinMeta
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@minnieo @lavender @fearout Would you like to take a look at this ticket, if you feel inspired to work on it? https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/issues/671 Any help or ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance!

lavender ,
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@melroy Done and done! Love being a part of this, so if there are posts of similar nature I might miss in the tracker, do ping me!

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Not to forget, mentioning @fearout for his great suggestions and critical eye!

I’m back with several more community icons: check out Artemis (future kbin app), Urban Details, 3D Modeling and some other stuff (kbin.social)

Honestly, I’ve been really enjoying making these, probably the most I’ve been excited to model something for months. So I exchanged some sleep for a faster turnaround :) Previous post here...

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Oh the ping didn't come through for this posts! Love seeing the new stuff now on my desktop, great work. I'm going to implement the @3dmodeling icon immediately.

lavender ,
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Us vs. them is as bad as ever. Just use emoji if you want, but don’t overuse them? Live and let live I say.

lavender ,
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This whole 'we need a name and a mascot' deal has big 'Stop trying to make Fetch happen' vibes.

I designed and rendered a couple of icons for the magazines I started, and I’d like to share some behind the scenes images with y'all. I’m also open to doing a few more of these in future. (kbin.social)

So I 3D modelled two icons (well, illustrations rather) for the communities that I created on kbin: Industrial Design and Jewelry Design. These icons are meant to reimagine kbin’s logo in a way that's relevant to each community....

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@fearout
These look great! Just the right amount of detail.
I have created @3dmodeling and @zbrush here, so if you’re interested in sharing these there too I’d personally love that!

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@fearout
was replying from mobile - so I'd like to add here... Great work on the texturing! The materials really look like their real life counterparts, perhaps even a bit more edible than supposed to. Which is a good thing.

lavender ,
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I knew I made a mistake somewhere 😂 I’ll get to it - I’ve been focused on the past weeks, so slowly catching up on my magazines!

lavender OP ,
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Well said. Aesthetics are another important factor for me, one of the reasons I would not consider a platform such as Squabbles for example. Meanwhile, others are gushing at the prospect of having a ‘new Reddit’ UI experience.

lavender OP ,
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Your last line is what I am trying to establish here, however I have noticed hostility from Lemmy supporters. This is what I mean with ‘as kbin users we should prevent this’. Such bad faith posting should be deflated or best nipped in the bud.

The points regarding kbin’s present state I do understand, but in that case I think it’s a matter of managing expectations for new users.

lavender OP ,
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I agree on this, too. Kbin is a weird name for masses to adapt, for example. We're back in the Wild West regarding this form of social media, and the result of that will hopefully be innovation and reiteration of established standards.

Hard agree on the American soft power, too. I was surprised there were so many German instances on the fediverse already. I don't really want to interact with Dutch posts though, so if those pop up that's a hard filter from me.

With eyes on the future of the fediverse, I would prefer not ending up with another Facebook-like situation where 'one place' is the 'default' place - where the 'default' place is run by people less trustworthy than Mark Zuckerberg.

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@luna @kjr @SpacemanSpiff

a weird name for masses to adapt

Reddit made sense. 'Read it'. Digg? I 'dig' that. 'Lemmy' look at the meme. Even TikTok is a decent name for a social media platform.
Most folks here are tech savvy and don't mind the kbin name, but I don't expect some of my friends to 'get' it. Which is not inherently a bad thing, because it also prevents engagement from certain types of user who are looking for the next place to spam.

*Formatting edit.

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I am Dutch, and I personally loathe Dutch content. Seeing the inane 'gekoloniseerd' spam any time anything Dutch was mentioned grew tiresome quickly. Add to that that a lot of posted content centers around Randstad issues, this vague sense of holier-than-thou dialogue, and I felt even less compelled to interact with Dutch online spaces. I may be a bit jaded - but Holland is not the Netherlands.

I can read Swedish, French, and German - and those occasionally visible spaces, apart from the meme-focused instances, seem far more mature and focused in their conversations.

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@SnowboardBum @kjr

I am presuming @PabloDiscobar means that in general, online spaces gravitate towards American-focused content posted by Americans, for Americans, moderated by Americans. The web is a different place when you're about 6 hours ahead of the main content generators. Other kinds of views and experiences get posed, but get washed away the moment the East Coast wakes up.

An example is Reddit's 'WorldNews' sub mainly focusing on American issues. As a Dutch person, I would not consider some Texan individual's issues with city council world news.

lavender OP ,
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QRD on Calckey and Misskey? I'm afraid I missed that whole conversation.

Tribalism is a big issue in the social media space, and I hoped the whole 'connected platforms' thing would kind of alleviate that. Still, everyone wants to be part of the 'winning' team, and folks are less likely to socially invest in a platform without good reason.

As stated, I am glad kbin denotes instance origins. Some folks are just too set in the 'my team has to win' mindset, and will dismiss or disrupt any other information received from elsewhere.

lavender OP ,
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If you build it, they will come. I fear the same regarding corporate, but money does make the world go round. We're in the wild west!

lavender OP ,
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I mean, they are using Linux for the Steam Deck, right? Shows they're open to supporting non-standard platforms, and seeing their potential.

lavender OP ,
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If I recall correctly, the name /kbin originates from linux development, where /sbin relates to essential system binaries. When developing this platform, the term /kbin came from a joke between @ernest and friends. I believe it also refers to a Karabin, a Polish rifle. Ernest is Polish.

lavender OP ,
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Glad to read I was somewhat correct in my assumption.
It's one of the main reasons I don't really watch the Dutch news broadcasts anymore, 50% of the content is American drama not relevant to me.

lavender OP ,
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Fair points! Glad to have a choice, at least. Even though some people like to think otherwise and astroturf a lot.

lavender OP ,
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They behaved as if discussions of other Fedivese microblogs themselves were some sort of existential threat to the Fediverse.

The web keeps evolving, and honestly in the end usability and accessibility will be key. We're waiting for a project that can lower the bar for the 'common' user who wants to click a button and yell into the void. Probably Meta's intended audience. I expect that this future project will in turn become more of a containment zone than an actual place for discussion, but hey at least the folks who want more than Twitter/Reddit 2.0 will have an entry point to the rest of the fediverse without having to deal with the semantics of it.

Incidentally, where in kbin does it show what type of service other users are using?

Ah, I meant the hostname, not the specific type/kind of instance. Still, to at least be able to differentiate on source rather than claiming everything as its own content, is something I do appreciate. It would either teach me to ignore or value certain contributions more or less, given their origins - i.e. an instance ran by propaganda machines or big business.

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General info can be found HERE, including info about beta!

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I adore this. I defaulted to old.reddit.com with an extension for good reason. I don't mind the way kbin looks but stuff like this might make the move over here easier for new users.

Did r/retrogaming mods get demodded for supporting the blackout? (kbin.social)

For those who don't know, retrogaming on Reddit was a labour of love, there is a multireddit, m/retrogamingnetwork that networks over 60 subreddits under one banner giving the audience, banner, and reach of a big subreddit to some very small and niche spaces....

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I am glad to find you here, this is wonderful information to know. Hope you can find a new place to call home and indulge in retro gaming.

Several iOS apps for kbin / lemmy are now in development! (kbin.social)

There are at least five apps that I know of currently in development for iOS. Unfortunately neither Memmy nor Mlem able to connect to kbin at the moment, something to do with the kbin-specific API from what @ernest, @BrooklynMan, and @gkd have said. Kmoon is specifically being developed for kbin and is multi-platform for iOS and...

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I long for a kbin iOS app like Apollo. One can dream.

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I can read german and swedish, but don’t need those magazines to flood my feed either. I would love a filter like that.

I will say it is interesting to see how little time it took for users from those countries to have gathered here.

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