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  1. Was going to post this as a comment on this topic (and there's others too) but this might serve better as its own topic. Now that Youtube videos posted will display the channel name where the...

    Was going to post this as a comment on this topic (and there's others too) but this might serve better as its own topic.

    Now that Youtube videos posted will display the channel name where the domain would normally go, should we keep including channel names in the topic title?

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 US Presidential Election in ~humanities

  3. Comment on Does Tildes control a user’s feed in any way? in ~tildes

    Bauke (edited ) Link Parent
    It wasn't meant to negate your point, just saying that there's no barrier to entry for looking/downloading.

    It wasn't meant to negate your point, just saying that there's no barrier to entry for looking/downloading.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Lil Dicky - Earth in ~music

    Bauke Link Parent
    From the description:

    From the description:

    Additional Vocals by: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Does Tildes control a user’s feed in any way? in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    There’s no access required to GitLab to look at or download the code.

    There’s no access required to GitLab to look at or download the code.

    12 votes
  6. Comment on Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (145MB PDF) in ~news

    Bauke Link Parent
    The Exemplary labels were recently hidden:

    The Exemplary labels were recently hidden:

    Lately there have been multiple "exemplary fights", where people are
    using the Exemplary label to highlight and boost comments that they
    especially agree with, even if the comments themselves aren't especially
    good.
    I think the prominence of the Exemplary badge and the count of how many
    Exemplary labels a comment has received are contributing to this. This
    was only made visible somewhat recently (9b64d22d), so I'm going to try
    removing it again now. There should probably be a page added to Docs
    explaining the different "stripe" colors, since the Exemplary stripe is
    now unexplained and not obvious.

    20 votes
  7. Comment on Feature request: Use "/t/" in alternative to "~" in the url of a tilde. in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    /pull-requests is an organization that's called "Pull Requests from ..."

    /pull-requests is an organization that's called "Pull Requests from ..."

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Does Tildes control a user’s feed in any way? in ~tildes

    Bauke (edited ) Link
    No. If you're using activity sort every time a topic receives a new comment it will be bumped to the top. Also depending on the period you selected, only topics from that period will show up. If...

    No. If you're using activity sort every time a topic receives a new comment it will be bumped to the top. Also depending on the period you selected, only topics from that period will show up.

    If you'd like to control it somewhat, you can filter out specific tags.

    There's no third-party stuff or tracking. You can also see what Tildes does collect in the privacy policy.

    Edit: btw, any topic or article posted on Tildes is submitted by another human. So "a healthy variety of sources" is fully dependent on the demographic.

    18 votes
  9. Comment on Feature request: Use "/t/" in alternative to "~" in the url of a tilde. in ~tildes

    Bauke Link
    What about /g/? They are groups after all. We already have @Bauke and /u/Bauke ways of mentioning people. ~tildes and /g/tildes would make sense.

    What about /g/? They are groups after all. We already have @Bauke and /u/Bauke ways of mentioning people. ~tildes and /g/tildes would make sense.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Keybase ♥'s Mastodon, and how to get your site on Keybase in ~comp

    Bauke Link Parent
    They made it so anyone can, and even say so: They also made an integration guide to explain how you could implement it into any other site so we could even get it on Tildes. Deimos made an issue...

    They made it so anyone can, and even say so:

    Mastodon has done all this right, starting in Mastodon version 2.8. And now anyone else can, too.

    They also made an integration guide to explain how you could implement it into any other site so we could even get it on Tildes. Deimos made an issue about integrating it which I hope gets added.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on short title in ~test

    Bauke Link Parent
    Yeah it makes sense that the tags overflow, the topic metadata also has a max height of 4rem so eventually the tags will just get cut off.

    Yeah it makes sense that the tags overflow, the topic metadata also has a max height of 4rem so eventually the tags will just get cut off.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on short title in ~test

    Bauke Link Parent
    Did you directly go to https? It gave me the cert warning too but there was a advanced -> continue button still.

    Did you directly go to https? It gave me the cert warning too but there was a advanced -> continue button still.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on short title in ~test

    Bauke Link Parent
    Yeah, I've looked around for Webkit and iOS changes in 12.2 but haven't found anything that could be related to this. And I unfortunately can't test it thoroughly because I can't access Tildes...

    Yeah, I've looked around for Webkit and iOS changes in 12.2 but haven't found anything that could be related to this.

    And I unfortunately can't test it thoroughly because I can't access Tildes locally on my phone: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/419

  14. Comment on What are the arguments against letting user data be collected? in ~tech

    Bauke Link
    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "privacy" as: and the "right to privacy" as: As it stands right now, the vast majority of data collection is done without explicit authorization. And...

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "privacy" as:

    a. the quality or state of being apart from company or observation
    b. freedom from unauthorized intrusion

    and the "right to privacy" as:

    the right of a person to be free from intrusion into or publicity concerning matters of a personal nature

    As it stands right now, the vast majority of data collection is done without explicit authorization. And sometimes even when explicitly disabling the supposed collection. This is literally antithetical to the definition of privacy and the right to privacy.

    Then, Edward Snowden said it best:

    The way rights work is, the government has to justify its intrusion into your rights.

    And I think it's safe to say that that doesn't just apply to governments anymore.


    Using the internet in the current day and age with all the tracking and collecting is no different than just telling someone what you did and looked at every second of the day. Other people in the topic have already said it better but there's no such thing as anonymous or non-personally identifiable information once you get a big enough scope. I shouldn't have to go through the effort of getting rid of the tracking, the company wanting to track me should go through the effort of letting me decide.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on Suggestion for users: avoiding excessive use of acronyms in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    The problem with using hover as a mechanic to display information is that it isn't obvious nor accessible. When using a link for it, expectations are that when you click on it you go somewhere....

    The problem with using hover as a mechanic to display information is that it isn't obvious nor accessible.

    When using a link for it, expectations are that when you click on it you go somewhere. Which when using [text](# more text) the link will become https://tildes.net/<topic info>#, taking you to the top of the page.

    On mobile you can't hover so it'll be inaccessible to a lot of people.

    18 votes
  16. Comment on What TOTP authenticator app do you recommend? in ~tech

    Bauke Link Parent
    No problem, maybe it'll be useful for someone else. :D

    No problem, maybe it'll be useful for someone else. :D

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What TOTP authenticator app do you recommend? in ~tech

    Bauke Link Parent
    Thanks for the thorough answer, I'll check FreeOTP out! I've settled on my password manager for now. :P

    Thanks for the thorough answer, I'll check FreeOTP out! I've settled on my password manager for now. :P

    5 votes
  18. Comment on What TOTP authenticator app do you recommend? in ~tech

    Bauke Link Parent
    I moved away from using LastPass as my password manager for a few reasons. The biggest ones being required to install a binary to get password copying to work and just not being comfortable with...

    I moved away from using LastPass as my password manager for a few reasons. The biggest ones being required to install a binary to get password copying to work and just not being comfortable with using it anymore since there's better alternatives out there now. I've had trouble sometimes with logging in while using a VPN. They require you to enable a country to login from via email and that also became a hassle, while I do like that feature it's a pain sometimes.

    As for LastPass Authenticator, no particular reason. I guess because they're from the same company the doubts I'm having from the password manager carry over, so I'd like to see what the alternatives are and decide then.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on What TOTP authenticator app do you recommend? in ~tech

    Bauke Link Parent
    Ooh that looks excellent, thanks. I'll definitely check that out!

    Ooh that looks excellent, thanks. I'll definitely check that out!

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What TOTP authenticator app do you recommend? in ~tech

    Bauke Link Parent
    Thanks, I'll check out Authy. I've been adding the secrets to my Bitwarden logins when making new accounts (while also adding it to my current authenticator), however I don't want to rely on...

    Thanks, I'll check out Authy.

    I've been adding the secrets to my Bitwarden logins when making new accounts (while also adding it to my current authenticator), however I don't want to rely on Bitwarden for 2FA because if I get logged out everywhere from Bitwarden (phone, browser, ...) then I won't have access to anything. And that's not good. :P

    3 votes