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

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

"Crossing over" is only achievable by creating another account; there's a way to link them on your profile. I don't see why you'd want to, though, other than to view the Local Timeline.

However, you can interact with people and posts all across the Fediverse simply by looking at their posts and trying to interact with them. Don't click log in; you're not trying to log in! The software prompts you to log in, and you can then log into the place where you've got an account. Example: Look at this post, and try to interact with it; it'll prompt you to log in, and you can log in with fosstodon.org.

The update you were talking about made this a little easier.

A SaitIt User's Personal Experience Of Censorship Of The Death Of William Cooper - 1 Death, 2 Stories, 2 Emails, & Reference #19. by JasonCarswell in AlternativeHistory

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Oh, it's not the sort of article I'd edit for accuracy; I don't know enough about it.

"Truther Top 20 Jewish Self-Victimization Examples" on InfoGalactic - join to contribute by JasonCarswell in MartinTimothy

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Not so sure about #11:

60,000 Jews were absent from the WTC Towers on 911 after warnings were distributed via text messages, by the Odigo Hebrew language messaging service and from the pulpit of New York synagogues the Friday before, who watched the immolation of their co workers on live television .. that is a good enough reason to hate Jews.

The "source" for this is an old, 0-score Reddit post that cites a Google search as its source. Could we have a real source for this claim, or mark it as [citation needed] like the rest? Otherwise you're putting the credibility of the claim on the line.

Also, cut the last bit ("that is a good enough reason to hate Jews"). At least try to stay neutral, not literally inciting hate. If there's a conspiracy (I'm not saying there is without something remotely resembling decent evidence), I doubt all Jews or even more than 5% would be in on it.

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

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Might make the site seem elitist.

A SaitIt User's Personal Experience Of Censorship Of The Death Of William Cooper - 1 Death, 2 Stories, 2 Emails, & Reference #19. by JasonCarswell in AlternativeHistory

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Wow. Appeal, maybe? Easiest way for a policy change.

Try making a more substantial (REALLY neutral) contribution, instead of such a little one.

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

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Anyone can host their own complete, stand-alone copy of Mastodon which can connect to others almost seamlessly; the only difference between them is the "local timeline", which is a list of all of the public posts posted on that server.

In the latest update they've made it easier to access the "Federated timeline" which is kind of a limited version of /s/all (it can't contain every post because there's no way of having a list of all servers; it just contains posts that have been referenced on that server).

Edit: I just noticed that the Federated timeline is actually working as you'd expect it to. Hooray for libre FOSS!

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The trouble with that, however, is that new readers will still be biased in that way and we'll gain more undesirable new users than the other end of undesirable and the entire site will slowly shift its culture in one direction anyway.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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The consensus seems to be to do so, so this action won't be "dictatorial admins manipulating Saidit" if it happens.

A SaitIt User's Personal Experience Of Censorship Of The Death Of William Cooper - 1 Death, 2 Stories, 2 Emails, & Reference #19. by JasonCarswell in AlternativeHistory

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To be fair to them, they're trying to create an encyclopedia. It's only going to be accurate on stuff from hundreds of years ago, or completely apolitical topics, because of all the propaganda.

However, I think you should try to add in a "controversy" section. Try to write it as neutrally as possible, and keep it under 2 paragraphs with a short quotation, and source everything. So long as you keep your sources away from "Conspiracist sites such as Infowars.com."[1], you should be fine. That includes thetruthseeker.co.uk and stuff like that, which I've personally noticed to be frequently unreliable! But I'm certain you'll be able to find decent sources on this topic, if you look past the clickbaity pseudo-Truther sites on the first few pages of search results…

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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And criticising Isræli participation in whatever doesn't make you not antisemitic. The two are completely unrelated. While it's easier to resort to antisemitism, criticising a nation state (rightly or wrongly) doesn't necessarily involve saying "Jews are evil, kill 'em!"

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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It's not fake news. The whole point is to prevent that sort of thing, without having to resort to authoriarianism and the pushing of narratives. If Saidit dies, we've lost something special.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Fingers crossed!

Actually, no fingers crossed. We need to work for that.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Could you add a kind of "trash" (functionally downvote) button, hidden away in the "report" section? One that had transparency of use. That way, the community can delete it, and if people are misusing this then the policy can be reviewed.

I don't know, though; this is a really, really tricky problem.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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This should probably be pinned.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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That's probably not quite the best way; the best way would be to call them out on it. But whatever keeps you from accidentally upvoting it.

Time traveller SHOCK claim: Allies won World War 2 with TIME MACHINE in London by Mnemonic in AlternativeHistory

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

There is no absolute reference frame. If you had a magical machine that created closed time-like curves long enough to encompass decades, you would:

  1. Not want to do that anywhere near Earth, if you wanted us to survive the process.
  2. Probably be able to choose where the other end is.
  3. Probably not be able to change the past anyway; it depends on how physics turns out to work.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Where did you get your username idea from? And same to /u/Vigte7.

Would YOU trust Facebook to monitor everything you see? by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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I don't think I'm qualified, but I'll give it a shot. Saving this to hopefully remind me to do so when I have free time.

"The Profit Motive" Albert Einstein by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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According to Monthly Review, Albert Einstein published an article in its first issue (May 1949). You can read the article here, or purchase a PDF of the original print here.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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I don't mind this kind of thing so much, despite disagreeing strongly with it, because at least it makes claims that those who disagree can refute.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Also on /s/MartinTimothy, and currently on the top of the front page with 12 insightfuls:

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

… linking to an article in which the professor claims that those assertions were taken out of context, so shouldn't really be attributed to her. Below which the OP links three relevant other articles, along with a "quotation" from the OP written as such to give it false authority.

This behaviour is stunning.

It exploits the fact that most people don't click to read the comments before voting, whereas those who do assume that the OP's (top) comment is supported by all of those votes. Pretty shady behaviour.

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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I mean, just look at this:

Adverse Reaction to Islamic Call to Prayer in Brooklyn - This lady has every right to condemn the racket, the Koran which is the basis of Islam says prayers should be "within yourself without being apparent in speech at both ends of the day," as well it says "hurl truth at falsehood" .. Jews did 911

"Jews did 911" wasn't even in the article! And the OP's comment is randomly interspersed with arbitrary claims that are barely related to the rest of the subject matter. It looks like SEO spam.

Two people marked the post as "insightful".

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

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

That's what They want you to think (assuming a conspiracy).

Of course, it'd be easy to find out who's in charge that way, but in fact there are many, many different groups who you're not allowed to blanket-blame. In fact, I think the union of those sets encompasses every human on the planet! This means that instead of being a useful tool to find out the truth, that quote embodies a method of placing blame upon arbitrary groups of people who do not necessarily deserve it, to draw attention away from those who are causing the real problems.

TL;DR: Antisemites don't become right just because people don't want to put up with their shit.