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Former members of other sites, why'd you leave
submitted 7 months ago by gloriousArstotzkan from self.AskSaidIt
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[–]happysmash27 13 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (5 children)
I've never completely left anywhere, but I am avoiding Reddit more since I and others have been getting more and more arbitrary bans. The discussion there is also much less mature, with more ad-hominem attacks and similar.
I'm actually going on Twitter more than before, but still avoid it for the same reason I always have: The tiny character limit.
I never went on Facebook and avoid Quora because of the real name policies, since I really hate using my legal name, which I have never been called even by my parents!
[–]JasonCarswell 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (4 children)
Quora banned me for life without reason or the ability to save my weeks worth of work. I was their #1 NWO guy (not that it means anything) and was strong on 9/11. And I was active in faaar more topics than just conspiracy shit.
Mastodon is new decentralized sort of Twitter-like social media worth checking out. Anyone can host their own feed and co-host others in the Fediverse (I'm new and don't know the correct terms). They've just released a new version : https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/01/mastodon-2.7/
[–]happysmash27 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (1 child)
Mastodon looks interesting! I think I might set up a node for it based roughly on the SaidIt rules.
[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
If you do let me/us know.
I may too.
I'm going to take my old box, gut it, and put Linux Mint on it. Over the next half year I'll fill it with drives and start transferring over from my 2 Win7 boxes. Then I'll do the same to them.
During this process I'll likely try to add "things" to that old/new Mint box, like make a Mastodon node, IPFS, Holochain, and maybe PeerTube or whatever.
What I really need is a serious rack and some extra drives to start building some FreeNAS raids to be more secure against drive failure. Then I can offload my copious collection of full drives of everything interesting under the sun on to them, then reuse those drives in more FreeNAS raids.
And hopefully I'll be able to somehow join the QRL VPN and add IPFS and/or Holochain. My IP says I'll have fibre within the year so that's promising.
[–]Ben14delas 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (1 child)
I don't like it when Quora keeps asking me 1000 times to edit my questions. Before that Yahoo answers was my Go to for answers on everything.
[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
They never gave me an option. Deleted without warning.