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  1. Comment on Life of Reddit Enhancement Suite in ~tech

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    That's not how software maintaince works though ¯\(°_o)/¯

    That's not how software maintaince works though ¯\(°_o)/¯

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Life of Reddit Enhancement Suite in ~tech

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    Unfortunately, you might have missed the underlying message. People aren't stepping up to help maintain RES even though it is needed. Projects like this and other open source projects don't need...

    Fortunately I'm pretty sure most of the people who use RES share this opinion, and since it's open-source, if Reddit does make any breaking changes people will step up.

    Unfortunately, you might have missed the underlying message. People aren't stepping up to help maintain RES even though it is needed. Projects like this and other open source projects don't need people to step in to save the day. They need people willing to contribute over longer periods of time to help contribute and keep things stable and currently those people are barely there.

    11 votes
  3. Comment on Open source alternatives to Slack, Google Drive and Google Docs in ~tech

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    Bit late to the discussion and did some digging, mobile apps are "coming soon" according to one page. I get the impression it is still very much early days for this software suite.

    Bit late to the discussion and did some digging, mobile apps are "coming soon" according to one page. I get the impression it is still very much early days for this software suite.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Libera Chat vs. Freenode: Who won? in ~comp

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    Eh Discord has pivoted to a general audience for a while now. If it is a suitable place for open source project communication is a different discussion but saying it is only for gaming is a bit...

    No software project should be in Discord, that's for gaming.

    Eh Discord has pivoted to a general audience for a while now. If it is a suitable place for open source project communication is a different discussion but saying it is only for gaming is a bit outdated considering the wide array of communities that can be found on discord these days.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Reddit is about to delete a lot of subreddits based on post activity metrics in ~tech

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    Considering previous announcements where they mentioned the mod council they either are really rubber stamping it or the group itself is lacking people that are able to be critical and have the...

    Considering previous announcements where they mentioned the mod council they either are really rubber stamping it or the group itself is lacking people that are able to be critical and have the broad experience with a variety of reddit related things to point out some of the obvious issues....

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Reddit is about to delete a lot of subreddits based on post activity metrics in ~tech

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    In addition to that from what I understand it isn't the same group but picked people depending on what they need feedback on. Which will only introduce a bit of a bias I can imagine.

    In addition to that from what I understand it isn't the same group but picked people depending on what they need feedback on. Which will only introduce a bit of a bias I can imagine.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Reddit is about to delete a lot of subreddits based on post activity metrics in ~tech

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    Not all the edge cases will be that obvious but some of the ones they didn't address like the wiki being in use for something else seem rather obvious to me. Not sure why it wasn't brought up in...

    Not all the edge cases will be that obvious but some of the ones they didn't address like the wiki being in use for something else seem rather obvious to me. Not sure why it wasn't brought up in the "mod council" but then again they never have been clear who is in the council and how many people...

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit is about to delete a lot of subreddits based on post activity metrics in ~tech

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    That is only true for phase 2 not for phase 1 so anyone who made a subreddit specifically for other use cases (like testing things, just using the wiki system, etc) is out of luck unless the...

    That is only true for phase 2 not for phase 1 so anyone who made a subreddit specifically for other use cases (like testing things, just using the wiki system, etc) is out of luck unless the subreddit name matches their username.

    In addition to that, they specifically state the creator of the subreddit and when asked for clarification if they meant top mod they said that they really mean the person that originally created the subreddit. So any reddit requested subreddit or subreddit inherited from someone else is at risk here.

    They did cover the most obvious cases that is true. But for over a decade people have been free to use subreddits in whatever way they saw fit so there likely are a lot more novel use cases falling on the wayside here.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit is about to delete a lot of subreddits based on post activity metrics in ~tech

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    I am not sure how interesting this is for anyone on tildes but I figured I'd post it here anyway. If only because some people might still have a personal/private subreddit in use for whatever...

    I am not sure how interesting this is for anyone on tildes but I figured I'd post it here anyway. If only because some people might still have a personal/private subreddit in use for whatever reason that is now going to be removed. For example any mod using toolbox and has backed up their settings or used the personal notes feature could lose that data.

    The title of the post on /r/modnews is of course a very positive one.

    Creating new opportunities for future community builders

    And "jokingly" starts with

    Today we’re claiming eminent domain

    Which I think is a bit ironic considering how little thought they seem to have put in edge cases where people actively use subreddits just not as a community itself. I can't help but feel like they have a growth metric to work towards for the creation of new subreddits and that they didn't want to consider too many edge cases because that would complicate things to much.

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    To be clear, the majority of the subreddits they want to delete probably are dead and never have seen much use so making those available isn't a bad thing. I just think they didn't really invest time to properly consider edge cases. For example, not taking wiki usage in account at all is a rather obvious one to me and might even be the biggest edge case out there.

    13 votes
  10. Comment on Zack Snyder's Justice League - Discussion thread in ~movies

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    I enjoyed it to some degree but got distracted by things like: Motherboxes plot devices. People doing things because of the plot not because it makes sense. Plans not being plans. For a movie...

    I enjoyed it to some degree but got distracted by things like:

    • Motherboxes plot devices.
    • People doing things because of the plot not because it makes sense.
    • Plans not being plans.
    • For a movie about working together and assembling a team they are really bad at asking for help. Nowhere in the entire movie do get any authorities involved which is even more ironic considering how effective batmans traditional weapons appear to be. Leaving me sitting with the impression that if the army was involved they easily could have dealt with it.
    1 vote
  11. Comment on Why I rewrote my Rust keyboard firmware in Zig: consistency, mastery, and fun in ~comp

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    Neat. I had no intention to pick up either Rust or Zig in the short term but the author does have a pleasant writing style explaining the issues and challenges they personally encountered. I am...

    Neat.

    I had no intention to pick up either Rust or Zig in the short term but the author does have a pleasant writing style explaining the issues and challenges they personally encountered. I am going to look into Zig a bit more after the article simply because I haven't encountered it yet and it is always often fun to read up a bit about new programming language and their background.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Announcing LAMBDA: Turn Excel formulas into custom functions in ~comp

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    Frankly in a corporate environment (assuming office 365) Microsoft Power Apps are much more suitable for the sort of tools your are describing.

    Frankly in a corporate environment (assuming office 365) Microsoft Power Apps are much more suitable for the sort of tools your are describing.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Why popular YouTubers are building their own sites in ~tech

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    Uh yeah, I don't know how I messed that up. That is part of what makes it difficult because while far from ideal youtube does now provide a lot for free and not only for end users like I briefly...

    Isn't?

    Uh yeah, I don't know how I messed that up.

    Maybe we need to change what we expect to have for "free" instead of an 1:1 alternative to youtube.

    That is part of what makes it difficult because while far from ideal youtube does now provide a lot for free and not only for end users like I briefly mentioned in my last sentence. Youtube offers a lot to its users but also to content creators starting out. On a more closed platform it is much more difficult to reach a new audience so if that is where we end up we again end up with a situation that is more similar to the television world where it is much harder to establish yourself from the outside.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Wireless is a trap in ~tech

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    As someone who considers themselves fairly knowledgeable my problem with wireless is that in order to make it work optimally it is simply a lot more expensive than the wired variants. The way our...

    As someone who considers themselves fairly knowledgeable my problem with wireless is that in order to make it work optimally it is simply a lot more expensive than the wired variants. The way our house is setup we simply can't get the wifi coverage we want with a single router simply due to a poorly placed bathroom playing the part of signal blocking cube in the middle of our apartment.

    So I was presented with the choice of investing a bunch extra in a second access point or some fancy mesh networking solutions or deciding what part of the apartment we wanted good wifi in and using ethernet for devices elsewhere. Obviously I went for the latter as it was cheaper in both time and money.

    The same is actually true for bluetooth headsets as well when it comes down to it, you pay a lot more in order to approach the same quality when using cheaper wired solutions. There are of courses some caveats there, but generally speaking I am willing to claim this to be the truth.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Why popular YouTubers are building their own sites in ~tech

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    I am not sure how realistic that is going to be in the near future. The problem with youtube partially to me seems to be the fact that it is a (semi)open platform in the sense that if you want to...

    I dream about the day where people link to videos not coming from youtube.

    I am not sure how realistic that is going to be in the near future. The problem with youtube partially to me seems to be the fact that it is a (semi)open platform in the sense that if you want to view something you don't need to pay money. Now in recent years there have been some exceptions there in regards to youtube premium exclusives but those are also in itself an example of my point. Most other platforms out there that try to do things differently than youtube run into the fact that they don't have the infrastructure and capital needed to run something that is free for everyone.
    In the article Nebula and Floatplane are mentioned both are closed and only accessible to members, so even if there are awesome videos on there you will rarely encounter people linking to them in the wild.

    It also means that those platforms are only really suitable to content creators that already have a following as the barreer of entry is much higher. In other words there currently is an alternative out there that actually doesn't rely on Youtube in some way.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Asus has launched an AMD B550 motherboard with Thunderbolt 4 in ~tech

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    I am a bit late to the party but afaik that is used for the thunderbolt port to be able to offer video out from the dedicated videocard. I see it fairly often whenever displayport motherboards are...

    I am a bit late to the party but afaik that is used for the thunderbolt port to be able to offer video out from the dedicated videocard. I see it fairly often whenever displayport motherboards are used in tech videos and such.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    Well you won't find term paper questions in /r/history as homework help questions in the broadest sense aren't allowed. Frankly I am not sure if it is a community worth actively seeking out if you...

    Well you won't find term paper questions in /r/history as homework help questions in the broadest sense aren't allowed. Frankly I am not sure if it is a community worth actively seeking out if you are looking for it at this point. However it is still the biggest community people will encounter and it is from that perspective I wrote my comment.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    I'd argue it isn't even VC related, working in IT consultancy having seen a variety of companies from the inside many times management falls for the easy statistics that aren't portraying the full...

    I'd argue it isn't even VC related, working in IT consultancy having seen a variety of companies from the inside many times management falls for the easy statistics that aren't portraying the full picture. It then really depends on the company culture and structure if that actually becomes a problem or not.

    I get the feeling that with reddit you have a lot of different scrum teams with independent product owners effectively trying to up the metrics for their little island they are responsible for. Without anyone coordinating this sort of stuff properly you effectively get a reality where each team is just interested in their thing and not what the greater impact is on the entire platform.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    From my interactions with other mods I can say that this does happen a bunch. Though I do think you paint a little bit too much of a dire picture in how wildly different the experiences are for...

    Moderators should be installing the official app, staying logged-out or creating a new account, and looking at their subreddits through the same lens that the large majority of new users are. I don't think they'd be very happy with what they see.

    From my interactions with other mods I can say that this does happen a bunch. Though I do think you paint a little bit too much of a dire picture in how wildly different the experiences are for many people. What is wild to me though is how much is missing in the official reddit mobile apps.

    Most mods are very much aware of the different reddit versions out there and frankly I would even use redesigned reddit if I could expect for the fact that they never really finished building the modtools.

    3 votes