Former members of other sites, why'd you leave by gloriousArstotzkan in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 2 funny6 insightful - 1 funny7 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

reddit: because it got taken over by corporations and shills, and the mods and admins basically promoted it

voat: because their answer to everything is "jews did it" or "blacks did it". It's always about race with them, despite ideologies being the primary driver of action, not race.

twitter: because browsing it is a disjointed cluttered mess, and you don't get much about of the tiny character limit

That said, I still go to reddit and voat occasionally. But I can only take so much of each

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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You should start your own sub that is dedicated to crossposting this kind of crap. This would be useful to the community, by creating a community reported log of these shenanigans.

That would be a good idea, I think. If a user can be proven to be maliciously posting disinformation with the intent to destroy or degrade saidit, and also refuses to respond to debates or discussions about the content they are posting, then I am interested in getting rid of them. Saidit is a place for discussion and thoughtfulness, not propaganda and tabloid nonsense. I want to protect this. But the community is going to have to make that happen through their posts and votes, I can't fix it all through admin actions, there's simply far too much information every day to go through by myself. The community has to drive what this site is about at the end of the day, through votes and comments and posts. But if a particularly bad user or group of users can be highlighted and proven to me to be working to attack saidit, I will take action.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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As saidit admin I just want to say that I agree with you here. But what do you think the reaction should be?

I, as an admin, can delete it. But a key part of saidit that's different from reddit is that we don't have admins and mods going around deleting things arbitrarily. I could make an argument about deleting it due to the low quality of the information, but I've never deleted anything for that reason before nor do I really want to start. Then I have to make decisions myself constantly about what is "good information" and what is "low quality".

The main solution is for other people to post and upvote better quality information. The fact it only got 2 insightful votes is a good thing, it was basically ignored.

Should the "funny" vote be called the "fun" vote? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

"entertaining", that's good! That's pretty much what I think that vote should represent. Maybe "entertaining" is even better than "fun". We'll see what other people think as this thread develops

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Additionally, Saidit admin should expect significant outside pressure for obvious reasons.

Oh obviously. We've been dealing with people trying to destroy saidit since day 1. I appreciate the concern, because it is a real issue. I'm glad to see the post and comments here, people wanting to help make saidit better.

Here's a couple ideas for sub names:

SaiditDisinfoWatch

SpotBadActors

Former members of other sites, why'd you leave by gloriousArstotzkan in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Reddit because I posted about how Q was a LARP and was banned.

Haha that is hilarious. You think that'd be the one place where you could say that. Every subreddit is such an echo-chamber, it's a problem. We hope to develop a cross-posting system for saidit someday, where one post and one comment section can be shared by multiple subs at once, and hopefully that'd mitigate the echo-chamber nature of things a bit.

Smithsonian Map Shows US Military Operating In Over 40% Of World's Countries by fred_red_beans in WorldNews

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I've always heard the US has military bases in 186 countries, which is more like 90%

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Another suggestion is to browse the "new" tab to get the freshest content, and upvote good stuff early. This helps interesting content make it to the top of the front page.

Should the "funny" vote be called the "fun" vote? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 3 funny2 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 3 funny -  (0 children)

Lol I'm enjoying this german spongebob music more than I probably should.

Mark one more down for 'fun'!

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

You are correct, and in my experience the best "immune system" is a strong community.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

https://saidit.net/subs

We've thought about making this the home page like reddit does, but we don't want people to miss out on content

(LUNAR ECLIPSE HAPPING RIGHT NOW) January 2019 lunar eclipse: How to watch the super blood wolf moon eclipse by Tom_Bombadil in science

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I watched it! It was pretty cool. It got really dark and the cold night gave a clear view of the sky. Most of the time only one tip was white, with a gradient going to red, then black. Neat to see it change in real time, and think about the sun being exactly on the opposite side of the earth as the moon.

Should the "funny" vote be called the "fun" vote? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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Yeah let's let some more replies come in to this thread, but we'll probably do it soon. Seems people generally are in to it

Former members of other sites, why'd you leave by gloriousArstotzkan in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Oh wow. That's one busy dude.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Yup exactly. Here are some other techniques used to destroy forums: https://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm

The more we're aware of these possibilities, the tougher it is for us to be tricked.

Former members of other sites, why'd you leave by gloriousArstotzkan in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Does that basically show everything deleted and removed by mods on reddit? That's cool! I remember there used to be ceddit, which did something similar, but I think it shut down.

Should the "funny" vote be called the "fun" vote? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Alright, that makes sense. I would be down with that!

Alabama Shakes - Hold On by EndlessSunflowers in music

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Thanks for the good vibes as always!

Oberlin College Ohio Dismisses Professor Joy Karega For AntiSemitic Statements - Re her assertion on social media platforms that "ISIS is really an arm of Israeli and US intelligence agencies, Israel was behind the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris and that Zionist Jews were behind the 911 attacks by RexYehudi in MartinTimothy

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This is the same as saying criticism of Theresa May = anti-anglo-saxon.

Exactly. Saying "jews did 9/11" is about as accurate as saying "men did 9/11". That is, not at all accurate. Throwing millions under the bus because of the actions of a few.

That's how the holocaust happened, while the Rothschilds escaped Germany and ran away. Scapegoating millions of people, and getting away scot-free because of all the dust they kicked up. A whole country swindled by racism, while the actual perpetrators go relatively unknown because everyone is too distracted by the racism.

I guess here he specified "Zionist Jews" but that isn't even correct because there are many Zionist non-jews that are helping these crimes along.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

I agree.

However if one person makes 50 accounts and just posts garbage to the front page 500 times a day, drowning out all the other posts... is that free speech? No, that is someone trying to destroy the forum. They are trying to drown out legitimate conversation, and are thus encroaching on the free speech of others and trying to silence them!

What do you think should be done in this situation? Just let someone spam so much nonsense until this forum is worthless?