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  1. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    What's the plan regarding docs.tildes.net now that the ~tildes.official wiki exists?

    What's the plan regarding docs.tildes.net now that the ~tildes.official wiki exists?

    1 vote
  2. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    Well that went much faster than I expected, great work! I'd like to start copying over the UTW pages then (they're licensed under CC-BY-SA too, conveniently). Any opinion on moving the unofficial...

    Well that went much faster than I expected, great work!
    I'd like to start copying over the UTW pages then (they're licensed under CC-BY-SA too, conveniently).

    Any opinion on moving the unofficial chats site, since it's, uh, unofficial?

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Banned accounts should have their past comments visible in ~tildes

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    No — they wouldn't; But guessing based on how it's being handled currently, removals or even bans would remain restricted to Deimos anyway.

    No — they wouldn't; But guessing based on how it's being handled currently, removals or even bans would remain restricted to Deimos anyway.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Banned accounts should have their past comments visible in ~tildes

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    You should consider that in the end none of us can really "prove" anything, as Deimos is in control of the servers running Tildes and is hypothetically able to just alter data such as comment...

    You should consider that in the end none of us can really "prove" anything, as Deimos is in control of the servers running Tildes and is hypothetically able to just alter data such as comment authorship or content. We have to trust him anyway, so adding this would only serve to create a false sense of security evidence.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Matrix.org - Post-mortem and remediations for Apr 11 security incident in ~comp

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    I set up a time based one time password for my VPS' SSH using this guide from arch wiki. The post-mortem talks about "tokens" though so they probably won't use that specific method.

    I set up a time based one time password for my VPS' SSH using this guide from arch wiki. The post-mortem talks about "tokens" though so they probably won't use that specific method.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Add spoiler tag to all comments containing X in ~tildes

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    cw rambling/stream-of-thought :) Interesting thought, probably useful for more than spoilers, i.e. auto-hiding anxiety-triggering words or whatever. Should be user-defined, like the tag filters...

    cw rambling/stream-of-thought :)
    Interesting thought, probably useful for more than spoilers, i.e. auto-hiding anxiety-triggering words or whatever. Should be user-defined, like the tag filters (which could use some improvements too, but OT). Just filter for individual words, regexes (if that's implemented, must be completely optional for accessibility), entire phrases? A possible implementation would auto-collapse the comment and replace the default excerpt with something like [filtered, contains "word"].
    Possible concerns: a) usefulness. Is it worth the time to implement? How much would it be used? b) context can be difficult, especially when just doing a simple text match, i.e. "dumbledore kills yoda" wouldn't be caught by a filter for "harry potter".

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Firefox bug: All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert in ~tech

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    Yeah, I sent that file (to be exact: the one I received from Studies, which is identical to this one going by sha512) to someone with Studies disabled in her desktop FF build, and loading it...

    Yeah, I sent that file (to be exact: the one I received from Studies, which is identical to this one going by sha512) to someone with Studies disabled in her desktop FF build, and loading it re-enabled extensions immediately.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Firefox bug: All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert in ~tech

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    They did it using the studies system/"Normandy", which essentially allows Firefox to download add-ons directly from Mozilla. It's intended for A/B-Testing, but works equally well for hotfixes,...

    They did it using the studies system/"Normandy", which essentially allows Firefox to download add-ons directly from Mozilla. It's intended for A/B-Testing, but works equally well for hotfixes, apparently. You can see which studies your system is running on about:studies.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Firefox bug: All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert in ~tech

  10. Comment on Emoji keep getting more inclusive. So why is there no trans pride flag? in ~lgbt

  11. Heya, fellow Tildees! Given how my city (Celle in northern-ish Germany) just did the monthly test of them, I wonder how widespread they are in the rest of the world and what they're used for. Here...

    Heya, fellow Tildees!
    Given how my city (Celle in northern-ish Germany) just did the monthly test of them, I wonder how widespread they are in the rest of the world and what they're used for. Here the system's used for alerting firefighters, though they all have pagers or similar by now.
    Also I'd assume there are more modern solutions to quickly warn the population. Tell us all about it!

    16 votes
  12. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

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    If you want a rather light-hearted overview on that … mess, I can wholeheartedly recommend Some More News' video about it.

    If you want a rather light-hearted overview on that … mess, I can wholeheartedly recommend Some More News' video about it.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

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    Good riddance. Usually I have some difficulties separating problematic creators and their work, but for some reason here it's not affected my enjoyment of the game at all — though it might be that...

    Good riddance.

    Usually I have some difficulties separating problematic creators and their work, but for some reason here it's not affected my enjoyment of the game at all — though it might be that I more or less only remember playing when he was already not involved anymore.

    18 votes
  14. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Just a note, the "Tildes Chat" discord (which kind of imploded sadly) is distinct from the one currently linked on UTW, which is newer and has some of the regulars from the previous server. We'd...

    Just a note, the "Tildes Chat" discord (which kind of imploded sadly) is distinct from the one currently linked on UTW, which is newer and has some of the regulars from the previous server. We'd be happy to see some more users there!

    CC @user2

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Is Tildes 18+? in ~tildes

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    So, uh, I'm still a minor and I don't quite get your point. Curses and the like are a part of language, hiding them away seems prudish to frankly ridiculous degrees to me (also censoring "fuck" to...

    So, uh, I'm still a minor and I don't quite get your point. Curses and the like are a part of language, hiding them away seems prudish to frankly ridiculous degrees to me (also censoring "fuck" to "f**k" doesn't leave much for the imagination). The age restriction in the privacy policy is thirteen though, so make of that what you will.

    26 votes