With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda

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The guy who realized washing hands before surgery was committed to a nuthouse because no one believed him. Decades later everyone knows he was unquestionably correct.

Yeah, but that can't happen _now_… (/me ignores)

With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda

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That's been going on for a while. There's a particular sock network that nobody's been banning because they don't want the "oh saidit is CENSORING MY FREE SPEECH!11" rhetoric everywhere.

But the admins are this close.

For all the newcomers to saidit today, welcome! Here's what makes saidit unique by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Log them, sure. Be aware of them. But watch them? That sub has plenty of people getting hit by cars and trains.

YouTube is now putting a banner underneath videos (above the title of the video) to make sure we all know that these things are "conspiracy theories" by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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I understand why they're doing this; generally it's the "CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!!1" with mental issues who buy completely fictional accounts presented as truth, and that little notice could save them a lot of bother.

They shouldn't be putting it on any of the remotely plausible ones, even if they're completely wrong. Then again, they're already massively abusing their monopoly with the tracking etc., so this isn't actually the worst thing they've done.

The way to solve this is to not put content onto YouTube, and (to a lesser, but not insignificant extent) not to watch content on YouTube.

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 know, thanks; the funny alphanumeric string I posted was a commit ID and I've contributed code to the site. Plus there's a link at the bottom of every page.

If I didn't know, I'd be extremely pleased to find out. So, thanks!

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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Sorry; I just assume that everybody has these things. I mean this prismo (demo site).

Well say goodbye to the piracy subreddit... by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Issue a Takedown order. Then the canary will have to remove that.

And potentially sue Saidit out of existence. That too.

Well say goodbye to the piracy subreddit... by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I don't know if the Reddit TOS allows that.

"Ben Swann ON: Video Proof That Venezuelan Government Did Not Burn Aid Trucks" by Ben Swann on RT (2019-03-11) by JasonCarswell in Venezuela

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I will re-read and try to understand it better.

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For 3, by "in listings" I assume you aren't counting /s/all. Although I'm struggling to see what the NSFW tag would be used for in the first place, if not porn. (On second thoughts, I don't think I want to know.)

Those feature requests seem adequately possible-but-non-trivial to outsource. I might have a stab at 2, if I find the time.

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Post the small bugs and the feature-requests; they'll be done in no time.

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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It was called /r/reddit.com, and it was deleted. You're right about the no vote; if you ignore the things you don't like, you don't feed the trolls. It's really quite clever.

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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You removed your insightful vote on your own comment! If only more people did this.

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've actually got an idea for an alternative to banning, but I'd need some help (read: insider knowledge of the database structure all of the things – actually, I couldn't do it myself e35c5f6a3045e170620240808123ca8b9ca5c38c) to implement it. It'd help avoid the PR issue (without us having to propaganda people / suppress writings, which aren't options).

I'm being deliberately vague here, but I won't be secretive about this in general. If it becomes a thing, the people of Saidit will know about it.

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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Also check out Prismo. It's an attempt to re-implement the thing from scratch, decentralised. Saidit's more functional, but it'll take more work to make it decentralised.

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Adding your wishlist to GitHub Issues, and maybe setting up a Project Board or two would help to permit contributions.

"Ben Swann ON: Video Proof That Venezuelan Government Did Not Burn Aid Trucks" by Ben Swann on RT (2019-03-11) by JasonCarswell in Venezuela

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TL;DR: Russia isn't the hero Crimea deserves, but it might be the one it needs right no. And also Russia would really benefit from owning Ukraine.

Am I right in saying that that's a summary of what you were saying? Or am I completely missing your point?


Personally, I disagree with most invasions, and support most independences, as a rule. (Except the Scottish referendum and Brexit, but that's because there isn't really much oppression going on there.) Although annexation of Crimea might have benefited Russia, I'm not sure to what extent it benefited the citizens.

For all the newcomers to saidit today, welcome! Here's what makes saidit unique by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Given that /s/all is the default, probably no; people would probably report it as "threatening, harassing or inciting violence". However, I'm not in charge here.

There are a few proposals for alternative systems to the /s/all or /s/subscribed false dichotomy, which would allow WPD to exist here without being shoved in everybody's faces.

If you do make a WPD, please ensure that the sub doesn't appear in /s/all in the settings.


Disclaimer: I disagree with WPD's "right to exist" quite strongly, finding the thing abhorrent.

"Ben Swann ON: Video Proof That Venezuelan Government Did Not Burn Aid Trucks" by Ben Swann on RT (2019-03-11) by JasonCarswell in Venezuela

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Really? Interesting…

Might I ask why?

"Ben Swann ON: Video Proof That Venezuelan Government Did Not Burn Aid Trucks" by Ben Swann on RT (2019-03-11) by JasonCarswell in Venezuela

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Fixed the link. Sorry I didn't spot that!

A Three-Day Expedition To Walk Across Paris Entirely Underground (didn't know where to post it) by Vigte in history

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Very interesting. In future, /s/whatever is the "didn't know where to post it" sub.

Reddit aggressively censoring video depicting murder of Scandinavian tourists from r/watchpeopledie by useless_aether in MeanwhileOnReddit

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It's a video of people being killed, posted without the consent of all parties involved. If I were running Reddit, that sub would not be on the site.

"Ben Swann ON: Video Proof That Venezuelan Government Did Not Burn Aid Trucks" by Ben Swann on RT (2019-03-11) by JasonCarswell in Venezuela

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How did you do that? You dismissed a source without sounding like a sceptic-for-scepticism's-sake. I should be taking notes.

Ok, then. Is the European Parliament a more reliable source for you? This directly pertains to:

Find me fabrications on RT that aren't abundant on other MSM