Trump years likely more of the same by dcjogger in politics

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Access denied due to IP. Boooo!

SaidIt.net on AlternativeTo.net by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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They need an account so I'm sending thoughts and prayers instead. 🙏

Introductions by cmdrrockawesome in California

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Sounds cool. I'm just a listener.

Introductions by cmdrrockawesome in California

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What type of podcast you making?

Morrowind (The Elder Scrolls III) is free today only at Bethesda.net by VantaFount in PCGaming

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dice rolls to determine if I even hit or not.

It only works if the player doesn't have to do manual aiming. The Borderlands series is guilty of this as well.

Any other old Diggers from The Great Exodus of 2010 forced to migrate once again? by thegreatmighty in Introductions

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Digg->Reddit->Voat->Saidit

Been there, brother.

This means War by useless_aether in funny

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Hello, happy to be here. by Starlight_Fire in Introductions

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I remember when nine upvotes on saidit was kind of a big deal... Now I feel older than my account age. :(

Welcome!

Deep state mapping project by useless_aether in conspiracy

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Y̶̡̳̠̞͋̓̄̅̐̿ō̵̢̬͓͔͉͎̅̓̀̽̌̉͘͘ͅụ̵̳̯̻̙̫͍̼̿̅̏͆͠ ̵͓̝̩͖̭̍͜ͅs̴̲̋̑͊̓̄̽̾̔̎h̴̻̞̝̩̳͆̈́͛͆̓̋ơ̵̢̞̥͙̲̭̰̗̟̂̆̋̄͋̅̽̽ͅǘ̶̡̱̰̫̮͍̀͂̆̉̅̓͌̇͒ͅļ̸̼͓͇̮̹̣͒̈́̎̍͂̅̾d̷͚̯̣̫́͌ ̴͓̺̥̑̈́̈́̈́̆̒̈́̐́̆ģ̵̮̫̥̹͓̄̓̓̿̐͘̕͘e̴̺̕͘t̴̨̳̘̳͕͙̤͒̆̍̒͂͠ ̴̧͚͔͓̠̬̭͕̉́͆̓̔̑͋̚i̶͈̲̜͙̝̼̩͈͇͊̌̾̋ǹ̸̨̮̣͔͕̟͉̬̝͎̓͒̒̔̏̕t̸̡̧͕̣̖͍͈̹͆̾̿͊͜͜͠ǒ̸̡̥͖̟̩̱̞̜̘̦̀͛ ̷̩̤̙̓̿͗̍̀̍̿͒̚͝ç̴̬͍̞̩͈͙̞̱̌r̵̝͆͜͝ȳ̸̼͙̗̥̤͖̳̯̈̕͝p̸̡̞̥̟̳̦̥͔̬̝̊͌͒̃̕͝͠t̸̮̍̅o̴͖͚̩͔̜̙̥͋ ̷̡̧̙̝͎̦͚̮̮͉̽̚͝s̷̢͉̝̣͔̺̙͔͎̘̓͋̅̾̅̾͊̀͒̚t̷̨͙͕̭͔̮̺̮͗̾͘͠ͅṷ̵͈̈́͗̆́̈́̆̏͆͘͜ͅf̸̢̟̯̉̈́f̶̱̌̇̎̊̀̇̇̽̋̃

Deep state mapping project by useless_aether in conspiracy

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When you use Google services they leave traces on your computer to identify you, even if you're not logged in. If you log in, those traces are connected to your identity in a database. This is basically what allows you to log in to accounts.

When you log out your identity is still connected to the traces on your computer, and when you access stuff like this document from users like that Q researcher through Google services, Google makes a note that you, the person, visited the document. This is called metadata and is what the alphabet agencies are collecting.

One way to work around this is to use separate browsers for personal and anonymous stuff or containers/profiles depending on what browser you're on.

Scientists Discover That Humans Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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MkUltra comes to mind; it was too valuable of a program to simply shut down

My bet is:

They moved it from government programs to private programs like so many other projects to keep it outside freedom of information legislation.

Some elements of the technology has been implemented but through "civilian" means.

Deep state mapping project by useless_aether in conspiracy

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Heads up, if you click this link in a browser where you've been logged in with your personal account you will be digitally connected by Google to Dylan Monroe, Q researcher.

G'day g'day! by Greedeater in Introductions

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and eat Carolina Reapers like most blokes would eat popcorn.

That wasn't hot enough for me so now I eat burning charcoal. Welcome to saidit!

An option to open a new tab for every link. by BUYT in SaidIt

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Power tip, check out "Middle mouse click to go back or close tab"-style addons for both Firefox and Chrome-based browsers.

Create a habit of opening links in tabs by middle-mouse, scroll by using middle mouse and go back/close tab with middle mouse. You can check out a link and go back with less than a flick of a finger.

It's a must have on laptops trackpads and as a workflow is better than regular mice with dedicated back buttons IMO.

Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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That's pretty neat, what system/scripts are you using?

Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat

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My argument is that if one guy on reddit says saidit is shit, then saidit doesn't want those who believe him without question.

Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat

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This pyramid is only about debating. How that relates to extremist views still illudes me.

The site is for discussion, and those not discussing in good faith will be removed. It's not complex, don't try and make it so.

I've had many interesting and civil discussions with people who have extreme views. Extremist views could very well be "I like to eat babies and would like to create a very polite community of children torturers where we can discuss our hobby in accordance with the pyramid".

and those not discussing in good faith will be removed. It's not complex, don't try and make it so.

Whose measurement of good faith do we use as a basis for judgment, since it's an ultra-subjective definition?

we've just created a very well-defined set of boundaries for trolls to exactly avoid. More rules doesn't mean a better system. Reddit was clear evidence of this. Hell, even US law is evidence of this.

All countries have laws, including those with the highest happiness rating. The US law example is interesting, seeing how I'm from Scandinavia - an area often held as an opposite to the US when it comes to at least correctional systems.

We have laws, but compared to the US they're based on the interest of the people, not the elite. We have correctional systems, but compared to the US they have different goals. It's not about proper laws or not, it's about good or bad laws and who they're good or bad for.

Right now I'm still seeing how the saidit laws are intentionally obscured so the rulers can ultimately give people the "death penalty" based on their subjective and somewhat moralistic views.

At the end of the day, if you like saidit use it. If you don't, don't use it.

That's a fair ultimatum.

If you have a better plan or ruleset, I'm all ears.

Make well-defined and thought out rules, publicly display them and enforce them evenly. Don't unban those who've you kicked out for a month of spamming and don't give a shit if the price is that one or two bitter assholes goes around and badmouths saidit.

There's about to be a shitload of new people whose experience of saidit is that there's no clear rules and the admins enforce them by asking people to be polite. What do you think @alduin is going to say to his friends when he asked about posting memes and your answer is that if you think it's shitposting, he's going to get banned?

Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat

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I understand the choices you've made for Saidit, and agree with most of them.

The issue with a growing userbase is twofold, yes Saidit needs active users but not redditors that accept the current reddit paradigm - How can you know they won't try to make Saidit more like reddit and start campaigning for banning unsavoury opinions?

Also, If a person is so prone to groupthink that they won't even explore the alternative because the group narrative is that it's objectively evil... Do you really want them as users?

You have some very good points on why "you've been dragging your feet", and I think this is the core disagreement between us; I'd rather have a small group of regulars that posts interesting stuff rather than a large group of people with a higher total of regular users with interesting stuff.

It doesn't really matter, it seems Saidit is about to change it's policy regarding spammers and asses and that's what I want so I'm happy.

Yes, but ignoring things is just as useful, perhaps even more so. The upvote/downvote battles are not healthy for the community and I think increases the toxicity and the us vs them mentality.

But I'm here to get away from "them", the people that spew nonsensical hate in the comments and the people that seek out moderating positions to abuse the power. By creating Saidit you guys have quite directly stated that you/we aren't one of "them" and that "their" platforms doesn't suit you...

Assholes aren't usually dissuaded by downvotes though, that's what makes them assholes. Being ignored is almost worse than downvotes for many attention-seekers.

True, but it strips them of visibility. Again you're counting on everyone to do the proper thing to combat bullshit comments and posts but I don't believe that's going to happen. I think people will use the only tool they have to show their disgust and thus reply with comments and presto, you've got a flamewar going.

So there's my explanation for why things are the way they are on saidit. I hope you find it at least somewhat reasonable

Most of your arguments are very reasonable.

I also want to point out we've banned about 3 people for trying to basically take over saidit in various ways.

It's a start, but this is still a site where the admins gets into a "no u"-level debate with copypasta spammers to protect the site reputation. I don't want saidit to get the reputation that Voat has, a site with very hands off admins who rather have rampant unfunded radical extremists on the site than a reputation of less than absolute freedom of speech.

Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat

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While I'm eternally grateful for Saidit and all the work you and @derr have done, this is why I currently don't believe Saidit will make it any further than Voat.

You're basically relying on words and good arguments to keep the assholes out, and as someone who sometimes is a bit of an asshole I KNOW that's not enough

What happens when there's 10 Timothy's and 50 outta 50 to posts are straight up shilled spam posts? What will you do when people spams extreme right wing stuff instead of Timothy's relatively tame stuff? What happens if Saidit becomes a thing instead of an alternative and corporate and government shills starts moving in?

By removing the down vote you've taken away the community's possibility of saying "We don't accept this shit" and by using even less than strong language you're not exactly a deterrent to assholes. The only thing currently protecting Saidit from becoming Voat is simply the low user number.

Please device a strategy so I belive in the future of Saidit and can start to invite my friends. 🤗