Feds Seizing High-End Night-Vision Tubes. Feds also jamming GPS in test exercises ending Jan 24, will disable all GPS systems in a wide area of the US for several hours a day by magnora7 in videos

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Some are saying this might indicate something is about to happen as this sort of broad-scale GPS jamming test is rather unusual. In addition to the seizure of new consumer nightvision systems, it raises some questions.

Simpsons actor says he will no longer voice Apu by Nemacolin in news

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Sad they folded to that pressure. They have many stereotypes on that show, it's kind of the point of the show in a lot of ways. They acknowledged apu was a stereotype several times in the series, same with the italian pizza guy, tony the mobster, the fat german kid that eats candy... half the characters are stereotypes. And it's not like Apu was portrayed as some kind of mean or 1-dimensional character... he was an important part of the family in a lot of ways. Now they're just erasing that, because a couple of people were upset about a voice stereotype that isn't even inaccurate!

Just another sign of the decline of the Simpsons. They're too afraid of controversy to really hit on anything meaningful anymore. Can't really blame them though, they're in Season 31 or something ridiculous. It's clearly just a cash cow at this point, and that's reflected in the humor and writing of the show.

List of Active Saidit Alternatives 2.0 by magnora7 in SaiditAlternatives

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Because we care most about the post-reddit ecosystem and the availability of information

LIVE STREAMING VIDEO - 1,000,000 protesters in Paris right now, yellow vests protests re-igniting by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Not sure what the reason is for this new round of protests, but this video looked interesting.

7zip unlocker spam by useless_aether in saiditCleanup

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fixed thanks

Sweden hit by mounting welfare costs by useless_aether in Europe

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I guess this is the endgame of having too many people that they can't support in the long-term, despite best intentions. Now their gov't money is spread too thin, and it's probably eventually going to end up financially imploding like Greece did in 2009.

You can't give out more money than you have, unless you own your own central bank and money creation abilities. And sweden, much like greece, does not own that. The EU does.

They have an aging population combined with over-immigration, it seems. If they'd stem the immigration numbers a bit so they could stabilize, they might have a chance to not have a greece event.

Every year about 1.5% of the entire population of sweden's worth of immigrants arrive. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Statistics_Sweden_%28SCB%29_annual_Immigration_and_Emigration_2000-2017.png Total population of sweden is 10.1 million.

Sweden is almost 20% immigrants by population now, extrapolating from this 2012 data: https://www.ssb.no/en/befolkning/artikler-og-publikasjoner/_image/204256.png?_encoded=2f66666666666678302f35382f&_ts=1497a5de048

When they bring in so many people who typically need a lot of support, it's no wonder that their welfare financial situation is being significantly strained. Nothing wrong with immigrants, but don't take in more than you can actually support...

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Hmm.. I've assumed hostilities to be more knee-jerk than pre-meditated. But it could be an underestimation.

I had this same underestimation when I first came in to being a saidit admin.

However an additional consideration is that even if it is knee-jerk, sometimes making them aware of it still doesn't help, because they're angry in that very moment. This is an instance where I think like a 72 hour ban might be a good thing to have. We don't have the functionality of timer bans, but that is something we could potentially build someday.

Afghanistan watchdog delivers damning testimony on US failures: 'We have incentivized lying' by magnora7 in WarWatch

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In the 18 years since the U.S. began the war in Afghanistan, taxpayers have shelled out upwards of $133 billion, and more than 2,300 American servicemembers have died there

All for that poppy, which is 90% grown in Afghanistan. Used to make all the opioids used in the US by pharma companies. This graph says it all: https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/136E5/production/_106598597_afghan_opium_chart-nc.png

As soon as the Taliban banned poppy growing, the US invaded Afghanistan. This is the world we live in.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Reports only go to mods, not admins

This is the stuff I'm talking about, Jason. Reports go to both mods and admins. Why are you telling people otherwise when you don't know? You seem to lie with authority like that an awful lot. Please stop. If you don't know, then don't say anything.

LIVE STREAMING VIDEO - 1,000,000 protesters in Paris right now, yellow vests protests re-igniting by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Thanks for the information, very interesting.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Reports only go to mods, not admins, and if the mod is the offensive author then...

I didn't know that, that makes a big difference.

Because it's false. Jason is making up crap and then speaking with authority for basically no reason. Reports go to both mods and admins.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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On the /all/new queue, yes. But not the /all/hot queue. We're going to add something to make it also apply to /all/new queue in the future

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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How come you didn't respond to any of my reports?

Not every report deserves a response.

I'm NOT a FUCKING LIAR.

Well, you lied before just then, and are now pretending it didn't happen.

And you know that, and you say that far too often about many people.

I actually very very rarely call anyone a liar, I honestly can't think of the last time I did it. So there again you made up a lie to smear me!

Saying nothing is actually a much better and more helpful option than making up lies.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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and just ban the fuckers as soon as they start their shit on here.

I mean I kind of agree, but also now you're just advocating banning anyone who questions things in a slightly SJW way, and that's not good either.

But if they do the whole pattern of things to completion, I am starting to agree that I shouldn't have infinite patience for these people, especially when they seem unable to recognize even they fact they've done anything in the first place.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Yes there are a few subs that are that way by their own choice. We're thinking about making an unfiltered_all someday, or something similar, that has absolutely everything, including subs filtered in this way. Every sub still comes up in the subs list and /all/new currently, just not /all/hot

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound by Drewski in Psychology

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Well most "journalists" are paid by the word, basically. They are paid to produce content regularly, so they do, even if most of it is fluff.

Unlike me, for example, where I only write an article when I have something to say, and sometimes I might go months without writing anything because I have nothing to say. An employed journalist doesn't have that luxury, so they end up producing noise that drowns out the signal, because they're required to as terms of their employment.

U.S. will look at sudden acceleration complaints involving 500,000 Tesla vehicles by magnora7 in TechCompanies

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Good catch, thanks for doing a bit of digging. I always care more about the truth than whatever makes a catchy headline

Don't fuck with angry birb by zyxzevn in Aww

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He's even worse than a cat!

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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If you had clearly expressed what the problem is, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

This is the last time I will state it.

You need to stop attacking other users. You need to stop anything that even remotely resembles trolling. And you need to stop acting as if you're some sort of admin. Stop giving me and others advice about saidit when you clearly don't know what you're talking about. And if in doubt, don't say anything.

This is what I'm asking of you. Not going to state it again. Act right. You have 2 strikes. We are not revisiting this discussion again, I've said what needs to be said, and all that's left is to see you act appropriately and act with respect toward saidit and the users on saidit. I've given you so much leeway but I don't have infinite tolerance for this type of behavior. The way you act sometimes causes far more problems than it solves, and I think you know that.

Now that that's clear, goodbye. No more discussion is needed.

Israel begins extending ‘silent annexation’ over the West Bank, with the blessings of the Trump administration by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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This article was written in 1967 /s

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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We have a prioritized to-do list that's about 70 items long, but it's private for now. The top things are an iOS app, some backend upgrades, and a crossposting system. We basically complete projects as we're able, but we're always looking for more coding help if you happen to know anyone.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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I still have no idea what I did to rub you the wrong way

Your lack of self awareness won't save you forever. I already told you many times over what the problem is.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Thanks for the thoughtful ideas! I think unfortunately the problem is not lack of awareness. Many people who act like that will do it even if they're perfectly aware they're doing it. Some (maybe even most) people do it with the intent of irritating others and upsetting the system. Most of the people we have problems with are like this, so programs that encourage awareness probably won't actually diminish the problem, and in fact might encourage more fighting as users will attempt to police each other's behavior more. So it's not a bad idea, but I think in a practice a different approach is needed.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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I know, but he "genuinely misunderstands" so frequently and then speaks with authority that it's constantly creating administrative messes and misunderstandings that I have to clean up, and it's exhausting. Months and months of this.

Even if it is unintentional, it has caused me an awful lot of headaches over the last few months. It's the long-term pattern of doing this that makes me frustrated, not just this one instance.

France deploys radar system in Saudi Arabia to 'reassure' kingdom by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I agree the attacks benefit the oil prices. They also apparently benefit the military-industrial complex of france, who was able to sell saudi on this huge radar installation. I think they have to allow the french military because of OPEC or some other agreement too, not sure

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Yeah we're done arguing. You behave and follow the rules, or you're gone. Simple as that.

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Ha yeah you have to type it in manually. The other day I wanted to see a subreddit's modlog and I forgot I couldn't... lol. Saidit has spoiled me

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Yes but again the mod banned another user at the same time too, so it's not just about jason

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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same, it's a great way to see activity

When something is "free" they want to attack your brain by useless_aether in Psychology

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They want your ad revenue.

You could make the same argument about political "outrage" articles

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Sure thing, no worries. We've been here 2 years, and I was just excited at the prospect of someone having the required setup to port that beam app haha. Anyway, welcome to saidit, glad to have you here

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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But assuming the android app is mostly replacing reddit refs with saidits, would it be possible to use i.e. beam for ios?

Yes! Based on our research, Beam is our preferred iOS app to port. It's open-source. And like you say, it's basically replacing a bunch of 'reddit's with 'saidit's (not all of them though, most stayed 'reddit' in the API calls and stuff, which makes it even simpler). So beyond that it's really a matter of graphics and getting it on the app store so people can download it.

I think someone who knew exactly what they were doing could do it in a few hours. However neither d3rr nor myself have the apple dev environment required to develop it... that's one of the big hurdles too.

Anyway, I'd love to see Beam as our iOS app port. Do you have a apple computer and phone you can use to develop the iOS app?

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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But for ios, why not a WebApp that runs on ios, android, windows, mac and linux?

We tried that at first, building an app using xamarin for all platforms, but fell apart. However d3rr was able to port redreader successfully to saidit, which is an open source android reddit app.

We'd love to have a multi-platform app like that, but we're also not going to give up on our android app because it has over 5000 installs.

Here's the github for the android app: https://github.com/libertysoft3/RedReader

I'm open to any approach, as long as we end up with an iOS app!

France deploys radar system in Saudi Arabia to 'reassure' kingdom by magnora7 in WorldNews

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True, I guess I imagined the french themselves will also run it permanently, as a way for france to get another base in saudi arabia

Key & Peele - Pawn Shop by EndlessSunflowers in funny

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"It's april" lol

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Don't be like this.

Remember when we had that big argument that almost ended in you getting banned several months ago? I haven't forgotten... you're still on thin ice and I don't like to see you stirring drama like you are. You still have 2 strikes from before.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Alright, we can try it out and if it sucks we can change the part about /s/all, not a huge deal. I'm just trying to be consistent with what IP2 and incels have already done, more or less, just putting it in to writing.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Stop creating drama? Stop antagonizing other people? Stop posting gross non-sequiturs? Follow the pyramid of debate?

Those would be great starting points.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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will glom on to the most salacious and controversial tidbit and steer it into the side of a mountain of crap to mud-wrestle until distracted by the next feeding frenzy.

Yeah you're the one doing this the most out of anyone on this entire website, hence the strikes. This is the entire reason we have the pyramid of debate.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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I want it to be lessened as well, but how? I guess I can become more hard-nosed about applying the pyramid of debate, but that's just going to result in many bans and a lot of angry users saying they were banned unjustly... the shit-slinging is a form of attack against saidit, and I recognize it as such, but the attack works because it's hard to differentiate destructive shit-slinging from a normal user having a bad day.

If you were me, what would you do to resolve the negativity and shit-slinging? I'm open to hearing new tactics and ideas.

Part of me just thinks that maybe it's impossible not to have when we're trying to have the full spectrum of ideas here, there will be disagreements. And that's fine. But it's just a decorum issue, and I don't know how to force people to have good decorum.

I'm kind of thinking of maybe someday starting a second saidit-like website alongside saidit, but with very strict decorum rules. Like floor-of-the-senate levels of decorum. Similar to hackernews. Would there be interest in this? Then we can have the best of both worlds

U.S., Japan May Invest in Indonesia Islands Near South China Sea by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Part of the China Containment Strategy, no doubt. The same reason the US has invested so much in Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Prospering economies don't want to switch sides, is the idea

US Cities Ranked by Sexually-Transmitted Disease Rate by Nemacolin in Lists

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Yeah I did vote it up. Just keep posting good content and the sub will grow. I think most people browse /all, so if you want the sub to be "a thing" then just keep it in the eye of the public frequently with good posts. I love data-driven posts that are well-sourced

US Cities Ranked by Sexually-Transmitted Disease Rate by Nemacolin in Lists

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That's true. I tried to find some data on number of sexual partners by city, but I couldn't find anything.

Shrillfarter appreciation by SJC_Doxxed_Me in Ice_Poseidon2

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should be shot dead like the animal he is...dump'd in acid so the body is never found

Hi advocating violence is against saidit's rules: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/

You've been banned for this comment and others advocating violence.

Shrillfarter appreciation by SJC_Doxxed_Me in Ice_Poseidon2

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Thanks, that one is definitely a violation of our rules.

sad times :'( by wildchild in PoliticalHumor

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I think every big bill signing does this. I remember the PATRIOT Act being signed in by George Bush doing one signature with like 19 pens. So they write like 1 letter with each pen.

Watch Obama do it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUifl-w0CJE&t=1m50s

The pens become collector's items. I imagine some billionaire or thinktank person gets these, and shows it off in their home, like "This is the actual pen they signed the x act with". Just another way to grease more palms, typical politics lol

Went fishing for the first time today and learned that fish are like women by RatherSmallPotato in whatever

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No that's the obvious implication of the joke, to be violent against other people. We can't allow content advocating violence.

It's against the rules. You must follow the site rules while on this website or you're not welcome here, sorry. It's nothing personal, you just simply can't advocate violence here on this website, even if it's in the form of a joke. https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/

Went fishing for the first time today and learned that fish are like women by RatherSmallPotato in whatever

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In order to keep them you gotta bash them in the head with a metal pipe

You don't hit a fish in the head with a metal pipe to keep it alive, not sure if you've ever actually been fishing or not...

The problem that is /s/ice_poseidon2 by HorrorShow in SaidIt

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Correct. Also https://saidit.net/s/all/comments/ is an unfiltered list of comments for the whole site if you have no subs muted

Went fishing for the first time today and learned that fish are like women by RatherSmallPotato in whatever

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I police intent, because I'm the head admin. I have to make calls. I only gave you 1 strike, it's not a huge deal. Just maybe don't post jokes about murdering people with a pipe please

US Cities Ranked by Sexually-Transmitted Disease Rate by Nemacolin in Lists

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I wonder how this correlates to like... how many people the average partner has had, in each of those cities. I bet it's somewhat correlated

Key & Peele - Pawn Shop by EndlessSunflowers in funny

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Love Key and Peele. Such smart comedy. My favorite one is the hats one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pKt4gaErvU

Bjorn receives ultimatum from Shrill Farter threatening severe consequences if SJC is on the RV trip by BoogerFukker in Ice_Poseidon2

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Hurry up and die, the world will be a better place without you. Sad fuck snitching on ppl. I bet u look pathetic. Please die.

Strike 2 on your account, no advocating violence. Read the saidit rules: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/

This is your last warning. Do not advocate violence again or your account will be banned.

Is our justice system broken? by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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Thanks, much appreciated! Good to have actual sources.

Went fishing for the first time today and learned that fish are like women by RatherSmallPotato in whatever

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You realize some people say stuff like this and they're not joking even though it's a "joke", right?

ΝΙΚΟΣ ΑΠΕΡΓΗΣ - ΕΓΩ Ο ΔΥΝΑΤΟΣ (01/2020) by grmusicfm in music

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you :) Glad to hear you're a real person

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Alright we'll give it a try then. Maybe once we get the similar 'show on /new' sub checkbox, we can add it to that same rule

With no comment. by tyrdhead in USPolitics

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lol okay, enjoy being not understood by most people then

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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I didn't intend to stir drama

Then why did you make this big dramatic public post, instead of simply contacting the admins when you were banned?

If only your actions lined up with your intent.

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Yeah I know what you mean. Maybe we'll give the new website a try someday soon. I need a good name, and a domain that's available for less than $20/yr though... let me know if you have any ideas.

60 Minutes Australia Shows How 'Former' Mossad Agents Worked to Shut Down Harvey Weinstein Story by useless_aether in politics

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did a quick search, but couldn't find the podcast.

I've noticed it's oddly hidden in search results compared to my other 3 podcast interviews... Anyways here it is for anyone interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhrG2N2h1zs&feature=emb_title

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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

I'd probably ban users who purposefully create conflict after a warning

Not a bad idea, but how do you define that exactly? What if two users are simply disagreeing over a political point? That's obviously not ban-worthy, but could be viewed as "creating conflict". You know what I mean? Is there a less subjective way to define what creating conflict means exactly? This is basically the intent of the pyramid of debate, to give us an objective metric to judge situations by. Maybe it's possible to create a "levels of causing conflict" which would be similar. Some types of causing conflict are more deliberate and harmful than others, and if there were some way of objectively evaluating that with a metric, then maybe this is a solvable problem.

Building a second website alongside SaidIt could work, but would people want to switch over? Would it be worth all the effort?

Well the beautiful thing is that it wouldn't be much extra effort at all. We already have all the machinery and know-how to make a second saidit in like 2 hours... no joke. And being admin for 2 sites is not that much different from being admin of 1 big site... Maybe I should do it. Some people might use both sites, who knows. Saidit wasn't much at first either, but now 2 years later...

In vain of that last idea you had, would it be possible to create something like Reddit's "Lounge"? Possibly a set of SubSaidIt's, protected under a "secret section" of the website that is only visible to certain accounts who have applied for/been given invites to it, or obtained a certain amount of karma (possibly a karma threshold for access to keep trolls/spammers out)?

Yeah that's not a bad idea, but honestly it might be easiest to have that on another website entirely rather than just one sub on this site. I'd rather it not be a "fringe" thing if possible, hidden in a private sub somewhere, I'd like it to be valued community that is front and center in its own domain.

Unfortunately karma screening is not a great way to keep out trolls, many will slow-play accounts to get past karma thresholds, and then start trolling. Maybe the new partner website could be invite-only at first, for people who have proven they post quality things on saidit?

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if a sub really wants to keep out dissenting opinion, it needs to be clearly stated in the sub rules

I agree with this, but then I think maybe the 'show on /all' box should then be unchecked for the sub, also similar to incels. Maybe we could make this official policy if you agree.

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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Better than creating alt-right echo chambers that ban anyone who says anything against the mod's wishes.

It wasn't just about jason, that same mod also banned another user for basically disagreeing with the hivemind he apparently wants to build on the sub. It's not acceptable

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Here's the mod rule I just added. I changed 4 to 4a, and then added 4b:

4a) Mods cannot remove user comments that are both in good faith and on-topic.

4b) Mods CAN remove opposing opinions that are high on the pyramid of debate, and ban those users on that sub, if and only if the 2 following conditions are met: 1: The fact the sub removes opposing opinions is announced in the sub's sidebar. 2: The mods uncheck the sub setting "allow this sub to appear on /all"

What do you think?

With no comment. by tyrdhead in USPolitics

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Maybe it needs a little comment so that to context is clear, so it's more meaningful...

60 Minutes Australia Shows How 'Former' Mossad Agents Worked to Shut Down Harvey Weinstein Story by useless_aether in politics

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Black Cube, right? I did a postcast interview about them

Who's here brave enough to murder ice poseidon and do the time, it's probably the only way to end this community's obsession with paul denino. by Ricegumby in Ice_Poseidon2

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks, he's been permanently banned, advocating violence is not allowed

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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He also removed /u/newguy who was just arguing a point. The strike that mod got was not just all about Jason. Look at the modlog for that sub

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Moderators should have the right to choose who participates on their forum

You can, as long as you follow the saidit mod rules. We want to avoid echo-chambers here, because that's what destroyed reddit. If your ideology is so weak it cannot tolerate any questioning or differing opinions, then it's not a very good ideology.

But the only people who have been systematically denied that privilege has been conservatives.

False. And when you try and deny others their free speech based on your victimhood, you're no better than those you claim to despise.

We have higher standards here on saidit for free speech and open debate, and we will not allow you to censor others simply because you got yourself in to a mod position. These are the rules. https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/w6s/saidit_rules_for_moderators/

All you have to do, is tolerate dissenting opinions. Not asking a lot here.

Is our justice system broken? by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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He hasn't been seen since his first court date. Not even watched over by normal guards in prison.

Very interesting, I hadn't heard this but I wouldn't be too surprised. Happen to have a source by any chance?

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He got a strike for banning you and another user, and you've been unbanned.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

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Yes we have 4 mod rules that we enforce, in order to prevent the echo-chamber mod-fiefdom situation that occurred on reddit: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/w6s/saidit_rules_for_moderators/

The subs belong to the users, not to the mods. Letting mods go nuts with power is why reddit is now so broken.

/s/AltRight_Memes has banned me, without explanation. Read on.. by JasonCarswell in censorship

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

while an occasional discussion seems like a reasonable effort to throttle it

That's what the strikes are

Muslims building a “Muslim Village” in the heart of American State of Nevada by REDISCOM in news

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This, in New Mexico: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/639419898/toddlers-remains-that-were-discovered-in-n-m-compound-identified-as-missing-chil

The part where the FBI basically covered it up and refused to investigate is the worst part