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  1. Comment on Is there any way to filter out users? in ~tildes

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    No problem at all, I'm talking about filtering topic submissions by said user like tag filters work. I do not think comments should included to minimize the concerns you brought up in your...

    No problem at all, I'm talking about filtering topic submissions by said user like tag filters work.

    I do not think comments should included to minimize the concerns you brought up in your overarching issue.

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  2. Comment on Is there any way to filter out users? in ~tildes

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    What you're seeing in the resulting discussions can be encouraged by different shades of outrage triggered by a headline. The Tildes community discusses news more in a way that I generally prefer...

    As is, I don't really engage in the sort of current issues political threads not out of lack of interest, but out of lack of desire to get into the long, unproductive back and forths I see there constantly.

    What you're seeing in the resulting discussions can be encouraged by different shades of outrage triggered by a headline. The Tildes community discusses news more in a way that I generally prefer but we're not immune to the trap of being pulled in by the catharsis of engaging in political and ethical outrage.

    I don't think I would use it very often either but it seems that the potential for one person to be a visible source of terrible articles and news sources.

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  3. Comment on Is there any way to filter out users? in ~tildes

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    If you would that would be great. I was thinking something along the lines of... But feel free to modify, of course. I wasn't sure if I should specify the problem/need.

    If you would that would be great. I was thinking something along the lines of...

    Add "filter posts by user" feature

    This would allow users the ability to avoid seeing posts on Tildes from a specified users. Similar to the way that ignored topics may be specified. Approaching blocking this way limits the "filter bubble problem" by continuing to allow engagement through commenting.

    But feel free to modify, of course. I wasn't sure if I should specify the problem/need.

  4. Comment on Is there any way to filter out users? in ~tildes

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    If @cfabbro does appear I'd like to narrow it down to "filtering post visibility by user" I think that's a better frame of reference for the suggestion.

    If @cfabbro does appear I'd like to narrow it down to "filtering post visibility by user" I think that's a better frame of reference for the suggestion.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Is there any way to filter out users? in ~tildes

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    That's good to hear. Feel free to respond further or not as you're just letting me know but I'd like to share my thoughts on the feature abstract. I would opt for the simplest version of this,...

    That's good to hear.

    Feel free to respond further or not as you're just letting me know but I'd like to share my thoughts on the feature abstract.

    This would more effectively allow people to avoid arguments but has some potential downsides worth considering as well, e.g. users getting trapped in a filter bubble. However, other than for moderators, that is probably not a major drawback compared to the benefits, IMO.

    I would opt for the simplest version of this, just filtering posts by user. This would allow participation and an opportunity for being a better user while stopping a user from detracting from other users experience on the site.

    I do recognize the filter bubble problem as important but an argument of a slippery slope shouldn't restrain a feature that I think most people here would benefit from and use with restraint.

    How deep the block goes is also something that probably needs to be investigated and discussed. E.g. Does blocking a user just prevent PMs? Does it prevent their replies from notifying the user? Does it hide their comments/topics, and if so does it hide all the replies to those hidden comments as well? Etc.

    Could always start at the surface level. IMO it's a measured response.

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  6. Is there any way to filter out users?

    I was reading this thread and thinking about my experience with political stuff on Tildes. It seems that issues proposed by the thread often have more to do with individuals than a topic or group....

    I was reading this thread and thinking about my experience with political stuff on Tildes. It seems that issues proposed by the thread often have more to do with individuals than a topic or group.

    It's a little less obvious now for two reasons 1) usernames are only visible within "link threads" 2) you can only see a limited sections of posts on other peoples profiles.

    I'm not knocking those choices I just want to point out that it makes it less easy to general sense of who is posting in a way that you find to be lacking substance or inflammatory.

    I would be happy if I could rely on filtering groups from the home page but unfortunately it doesn't take much guile for an individual to politicize virtually any topic that arises in a way that triggers distracting or unpleasant emotions around a discussion.

    My questions are:

    • Do we have that option to filter out users right now?
    • Would that option make your experience on Tildes better?
    • Would it be useful to filter a users posts while choosing to allow their comments on other threads?
    11 votes
  7. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

  8. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

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    I'm surprised Invisious is able to do that. That's cool but you need to enable js to watch videos right?

    I'm surprised Invisious is able to do that. That's cool but you need to enable js to watch videos right?

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

  10. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

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    I appreciate the links, Snopyta especially. I had been wondering why Nitter goes down semi-often.

    I appreciate the links, Snopyta especially. I had been wondering why Nitter goes down semi-often.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    I was trying to see some benefit in the discussion but your description really highlights the realities. I guess the allure was simply the seemingly scandalous nature.

    I was trying to see some benefit in the discussion but your description really highlights the realities. I guess the allure was simply the seemingly scandalous nature.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    You're right of course. I personally feel very strongly about maintaining security; Leaking on the internet tends towards degrading this security without providing benefit to anyone. I also agree...

    There are proper, ethical ways to responsibly disclose security issues...

    You're right of course. I personally feel very strongly about maintaining security; Leaking on the internet tends towards degrading this security without providing benefit to anyone. I also agree that proper and ethical methods around disclosures are paramount to achieving productive change.

    I'm not sure why this case struck me a little differently. I guess I have a different set of expectations for people outside of the forensics/cyber-sec world but I suppose that doesn't make a lot of sense. Everyone should care about contributing to our collective safety.

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  13. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

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    Have you guys heard of Nitter? It's a front-end interface to view Twitter. Here are some features: Nitter About Page. No JavaScript or ads All requests go through the backend, client never talks...

    Have you guys heard of Nitter? It's a front-end interface to view Twitter. Here are some features:

    Nitter About Page.

    • No JavaScript or ads
    • All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Twitter
    • Prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
    • Unofficial API (no rate limits or developer account required)
    • Lightweight (for @nim_lang, 36KB vs 580KB from twitter.com)
    • RSS feeds
    • Themes
    • Mobile support (responsive design)
    • AGPLv3 licensed, no proprietary instances permitted

    An example:
    Elon Musk.

    In my experience, it's way better way to simply browse twitter without an account.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    I want to say, this thread and everyone's comments is a great example of how discussing and examining "conspiracies" can be a productive and engaging way to collectively understand current events....

    I want to say, this thread and everyone's comments is a great example of how discussing and examining "conspiracies" can be a productive and engaging way to collectively understand current events.

    I dislike a great number of things related to group conspiracy discussion. I won't go into detail, because the issues are obvious, but it is a platform can allow the right amount of speculation for some really provoking and unconventional perspectives.

    Some of the most cogent perspectives on world events that I've seen have been buried in a whole heap of crazy.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    The claim that the cameras are integrated with other infrastructure makes that very plausible. Unless this whole thing is misleading, you're right, investigations may be compromised. However, the...

    The claim that the cameras are integrated with other infrastructure makes that very plausible. Unless this whole thing is misleading, you're right, investigations may be compromised.

    However, the government agencies doing investigations like this should not be using such powerful tools with incompetent implementations. It puts everyone at risk and degrades an important relationship of trust. A private citizen detailing these findings provides an opportunity for informing public discourse as well as providing motivation for the agencies in question to be more responsible in the long-term.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    Oh, thank you! I'm not sure I agree with revealing the locations but the group effort on their part is kind of cool.

    Oh, thank you! I'm not sure I agree with revealing the locations but the group effort on their part is kind of cool.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Looking for resources to create a Wilderness Survival/Camping 101 syllabus in ~hobbies

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    Look at Coal Cracker Bushcraft on Youtube. The guy is both entertaining and seems very capable in his survival and outdoors skills. If you happen to be going when the weather is warm I'd strongly...

    Look at Coal Cracker Bushcraft on Youtube. The guy is both entertaining and seems very capable in his survival and outdoors skills.

    If you happen to be going when the weather is warm I'd strongly suggest hammock camping versus a tent. Your trip will be miles better if you can avoid lugging a tent around.

    A few others things that may be useful:

    • Solar Still
    • Dakota Fire Pit

    Edit: Definitely practice some basic knot skills, it's important. The bow-line most of all.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    Some person found nine high voltage boxes, one of the them labeled DEA, with high quality cameras pointed at various houses/places. The cameras were found via a web crawler looking for unsecured...

    Some person found nine high voltage boxes, one of the them labeled DEA, with high quality cameras pointed at various houses/places. The cameras were found via a web crawler looking for unsecured cameras.

    Now that I'm writing this I am curious how the person knew what the physical boxes look like if they're just picking up random unsecured feeds.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on NOAA space weather enthusiasts dashboard in ~space

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    The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration provides an interesting resource called the space weather enthusiasts dashboard. If you look at the bottom of the page you'll be able to find...

    The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration provides an interesting resource called the space weather enthusiasts dashboard.

    If you look at the bottom of the page you'll be able to find more resources on space weather, how it effects the world, and how the data you're provided is organized.

    1 vote