Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Oh shit, my lizard brain thought it was banned. Okay, yes, of course that's reasonable. My bad, I'm sorry.

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I don't know what you expect me to do that is an improvement on what I'm doing right now?

Remove the offending content with a note why it was removed and leave the rest of the sub alone? You said you removed all the content and the sub is inaccessible now. A whole community gone - that's heavy-handed.

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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The lack of a response probably means:
1. 16
2. No
3. No

The primary concern of /u/magnora7 seems to be to keep saidit's server(s) running (see also the bogus arguments for the move to Switzerland) than to protect its users and the survival of its communities. This will not go well.

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I mean, taking down and locking an empty sub because of this is a working strategy. It won't be so easy thouugh when they have 500k subscribers.

If you don't mind the questions... how old are you? Do you have any experiences regarding the administration of a big user-driven platform? Do you have any kind of legal advisors at all?

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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We were offered these 2 options: Remove the offending comment and explain how,

we've been forced to remove all the content from /s/cricket,

So there was only one comment there, and it was responsible for 20 DMCA notices?

Edit: no seriously, don't you think shutting down an entire sub is a bit heavy-handed? It's no big deal now, but now is probably the best time to start practicing doing this without taking down a whole community.

Traffic on my server based on the hour (eastern). by x0x7 in images

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Label your damn axes.

I have three ideas for design changes by old in SaidIt

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I've still not used the hide. I don't know if I can unhide.

You can unhide here

Game of Thrones 8 bit theme by farmer_gandalf in music

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Psh, "8 bit theme". 8 bit computers didn't have delay, reverb and 8 tracks. Not even 16 bits computer had those.

Maybe call it a chiptune, and even then it would not be accurate due to all the fx. It's really a standard digital piece of music with very basic instruments.

I have three ideas for design changes by old in SaidIt

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Here's another take on my idea, maybe you like this one more. Expand, comment, votes, hide, save (icon is missing) and report (icon is missing) are all basically on the same level. Again, just a very crude mockup.

I don't really understand everybody's obsession with points, but maybe that's just me. shrug emoji

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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You're right, I forgot about anonymity. There is a push against it in the EU, don't know about Switzerland.

what happened? by Broken-needles350 in SaidIt

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The only meaningful and feasible way of "covering" your IP address in this scenario would be via IP spoofing. DDOS via IP spoofing needs a lot more attack nodes, because no actual connection can be made between clients and server.

If you mean "cover" in any other way, then there is not enough information to determine if the addresses were "covered" in any way or not.

what happened? by Broken-needles350 in SaidIt

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That's not how it works.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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It's the same law just in more general terms. The holocaust was genocide, after all. The point is, if you host the wrong kind of speech on a server in Switzerland, it's possible that there will be interference from Germany, Austria and probably Switzerland. Just a heads-up - the limits of free speech are a difficult topic over there, with somewhat fuzzy anti-hate speech laws.

Have you considered running the site in the Tor network? Pretty hard to take those down.

Edit: here's something about ProtonMail, a Swiss E-Mail provider, with interesting legal details that may or may not apply to saidit.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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That can (and probably will) be considered a trivialization of the holocaust, a felony in several countries. A criminal investigation is almost certain when it's reported it to the authorities.

Oh, and the same laws apply to Americans, too with servers located in Switzerland. They can't go after the user, but they will go after the platform.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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In Switzerland, they cannot do that without a long process that would give us plenty of time to set up a new server.

This can happen a lot faster than you think, depending on the severity of a crime. And you might be underestimating what "crime" means in Europe.

Consider this: A bunch of German-speaking dudes decide to create /s/leugner, where they discuss (in German) how and why they don't believe the holocaust has actually happend. Their discussion is of high quality, only those who pray to the holy pyramid every morning are allowed to post or comment. The consensus of the subscribers is that the holocaust did not happen, and they are vocal about it.

Someone WILL report these guys to the police, because what they're doing is actually a felony in several European countries, probably even in Switzerland.

saidit must cooperate with the officials in Switzerland and hand over all relevant data. To my knowledge, there is no privacy law that would prevent this. If saidit fails to comply, the servers will be seized.

They don't fuck around with certain kinds of speech.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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/u/magnora7 cites privacy laws as one reason for the move. In my opinion, privacy laws should be much less of a concern for saidit than free speech laws. Edit: because because private user-to-user communication (which is protected) is not saidit's primary function.

I can't think of any place that would be better suited than the US if you care about free speech. Moving to a place with more restrictions on speech does not look like a smart move for a website that relies entirely on user submitted content. Edit: because the (imho) most important feature is the ability to publicly speak your mind, not to speak privately - it therefore seems counterintuitive to move to a law system with better privacy, but less freedom of speech.

Saidit.net Canary #7 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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Sure. A server admin has raw access to the database and the server logs. They can not only read everything you write, they can also follow every click you make on this site.

Saidit.net Canary #7 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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If he wants to, yes.

You can make your votes public for anyone to see in your user preferences btw, so you don't give the admins an unfair advantage over ordinary users when it comes to judging you for your vote history.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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From the terms & conditions: "US law and Texas law apply to saidit servers."

Will this change to Swiss law then? Mind you, Switzerland has several laws against free speech that don't exist in the US.

Sunday, May 26, 07:30 UTC: posts from only 5 users make up 71% of /s/all by old in SaidIt

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Heh

Brazil's top court votes to make homophobia crime by old in news

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Not a single vote or comment on this after almost five hours. This site is fucking dead.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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In some European countries, it's forbidden by law to cover your face in public (not only in Europe, but I know for sure about Europe). Can't escape.

100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt

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You're a dick, and you clearly don't belong here, because you don't respect the spirit of the site. You're the first sign of cancer settling in. But let me explain to you what I said, because you may have misunderstood.

People want posts. Lots of it. The tiny user base of saidit does not provide that, making it futile to come here more frequently than maybe once a day. That's a major growth inhibitor.

Instead of having just a few people come here and post stuff they found on reddit anyway, we could have a bot that does it and posts to /s/redditfrontpage. That would provide a bunch of content to look at and discuss, without having to expose yourself to the cancerous reddit culture. It would help growth until the user base is large enough to provide a steady stream of content. It would also be a super interesting experiment.

Most of the posts on reddit are fine. You can already find every single thing that has been posted on saidit on reddit too. It's the culture that sucks, created by toxic people not unlike you. Give me the content, but fuck that culture of groupthink and censorship.

/u/magnora7, would you be opposed to a bot that looks at the top posts from /r/all (excluding nsfw posts) in a fixed interval and posts them to a dedicated sub?

100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Well my dude, that's pretty low on the pyramid. Go back to reddit.

100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt

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I still browse /r/all, with a RES filter list that is several thousand entries long. It doesn't really help though. Whenever I click on "comments", I'm reminded again why I hate that place.

Someone should make a bot that reposts all content from there to saidit. Same amount of content, less censorship and without the obnoxious user base. It could be nice for a few months or years.

Dr. Ray Blanchard suspended from Twitter for stating his research views by UmamiTofu in censorship

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Yeah, I don't see the difference.

There are a lot of people who think you're a freak, myself included, and you're not going to change our minds through your pathetic victim complex. You have a right to exist in whatever state you please, it's none of my business. Make your freakish sexuality your defining trait, chop your dick off, I don't care. Whatever makes you happy. Most of society is already on your side too.

But don't fucking try to force everyone to participate in your delusions, and threaten to kill yourself when there's some resistance. It's so pathetic, it makes it really hard to respect your cause.

Edit: I wrote this before your edit, so I look even more like a dick now. Nice

Dr. Ray Blanchard suspended from Twitter for stating his research views by UmamiTofu in censorship

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I'm a transgender MTF and I almost killed myself because of his stupid ideology calling being transgender "autogenephilia".

I just don't understand what is everybody's problem with Trans people.

What are you talking about, "everybody's problem"? How much more acceptance do you require? Does everybody have to love you because you've got your dick chopped off?

One problem I have with some of them is when they "almost kill" themselves just because a controversial theory about their condition exists. Forcing people to accept you exactly the way you demand, and threatening to kill yourself because some of us don't, does not help your cause. It's just undeniable proof that you're mentally ill, making it harder for people to accept you.

But calling crazies out for such outlandish behavior has become inacceptable and "transphobic"? Fuck that.

Does anyone use the "share" button under every link? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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I've never used 'share' and wouldn't miss it.

'hide' is not popular because it's basically invisible. I think it would work very well as a third vote option, without having all the negative aspects of downvoting. It's a personal downvote button.

Does anyone use the "share" button under every link? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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Since downvote is gone, making 'hide' more prominent would be a good substitute for it imho, maybe saidit should even present it as a form of downvotes. Please don't hide it behind additional clicks, it's a very important function.

Deleting new subs that are just trolling or spam by fred_red_beans in SaidIt

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I see, thanks.

Deleting new subs that are just trolling or spam by fred_red_beans in SaidIt

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How come the sub has only 2 readers? There's no way everyone decided to actively unsubscribe. Am I missing something?

Altcoin News: Binance Delists Bitcoin SV (BSV) - Changpeng Zhao Is Tired of Fake Satoshi by MarkoVidrih in WorldNews

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Come on dude, do you really need to spam everything you post to 3 or more subs in the same minute? This site is tiny and everyone is subscribed to everything by default, no need to make users see your links multiple times.

Especially because all you spam are your own damn articles!

You switch bodies with the last person you've looked at. You don't switch back until you see them again. What now? by slabgreen in AskSaidIt

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You don't switch back until you see them again.

Your logic is flawed. I am them now. We'd switch back almost immediately, because it's quite hard not to see your own body.

I hope the last person I saw (on some random thumbnail) is filthy rich and blind - in that case, I'd hire a hitman to have my old body killed.