Pipe 6BWA8 SoylentNews Shutdown

SoylentNews Shutdown

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Our friends over on SoylentNews are going through some things:
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Green Site, Red Site, Blue Site (Score: 3, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2023-05-23 23:33 (#6BWB6)

You guys are welcome to come over here if you want. I'm not going anywhere.

Re: Green Site, Red Site, Blue Site (Score: 1)

by fab23@pipedot.org on 2023-05-26 17:50 (#6BXWH)

I like the blue theme, I guess it would be nice too in a dark mode. :-) .oO( now with an ASCII emoji, as the real ones do not yet work )

Re: Green Site, Red Site, Blue Site (Score: 1)

by acidandy@pipedot.org on 2023-05-26 19:50 (#6BXX7)

Thanks so much bryan. I'm amazed I remembered my password. FWIW the forgot password thing didn't work. Not sure if it's not sending emails right now or if it's my email provider shunning them!

I like the Edit function.

Re: Green Site, Red Site, Blue Site (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2023-05-26 20:12 (#6BXXS)

Ya, just tried on gmail and it marked the email as spam. But as soon as I moved that first message out of the spam folder, all further messages went to the inbox.

Dormant, but not forgotten (Score: 2, Interesting)

by reziac@pipedot.org on 2023-05-26 17:19 (#6BXVM)

For some reason I can't reply directly, so... just to say glad you're still here. Cuz I didn't forget.

Moderation (Score: 2, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2023-05-26 17:26 (#6BXVN)

Soylent News has had many problems with bad users and gaming the moderation system. Does pipedot aim to have the same free speech values that rely on community moderation? Please elaborate on how you intend to manage the site.

Re: Moderation (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2023-05-27 03:45 (#6BY05)

The blue site could do it this way.

All in all accounts might be the best way to go. We can't have summary account bans. Let the karma system work. We need transparency. Moderation should be public. One account should be able to /ignore mods from another account. Let the usual suspects have their mod wars. The rest of us can /ignore them. Echo chambers might have interest effects, if it's merely a mod echo chamber, so the runaway and khallow see themselves at 50 karma but the rest of us see them at min_karma. All accounts can mod, n number of points per 24 hours. Have them regenerate like some shitty arpg at 1 per 2.4 hours if you don't want to tie yourself to UTC. Tongue in cheek: sell microtransactions to get buffs to mod regen, then the rest of us can mod /ignore him.

Requiring an email address was not effective mitigation for UID inflation caused by so-called aristarchus, so why not just set up a REST endpoint for allocating UIDs?

Public moderation means that when A starts posting at -1, B can know who thought they should post at -1. If C is a mod troll, B can set up a personal mod /ignore for C, revealing A's comments at whatever score the moderators B does trust have determined.

Re: Moderation (Score: 1)

by decbot@pipedot.org on 2023-05-30 00:45 (#6BZ7W)

Speaking of UIDs, where do you see the UIDs? How can we keep the 4-digit UID 'you must be new here' memes going without the UIDs promptly displayed next to our user name? Can you point me to the setting to turn this on?