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  1. Comment on Group suggestion: ~socialmedia in ~tildes

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    In my opinion, it should definitely be a subgroup of ~tech, because the activity a group receives shouldn't be what determines if it is a top level group or not. I even think we have too many top...

    In my opinion, it should definitely be a subgroup of ~tech, because the activity a group receives shouldn't be what determines if it is a top level group or not. I even think we have too many top level groups as it is and that, when subgroups do start showing up, we should shuffle some of the current top level groups around, underneath others, but that's not relevant for this discussion.

    Aren't groups supposed to be a hierarchy of relations, not popularity? Also, social media is a technology and an overwhelming amount of discussion about social media on this site also ties into subjects like moderation, privacy, algorithms, and other ~tech related subjects. Most of the topics tagged with social media are posted to ~tech as well.

    When subgroups finally do start showing up, I definitely think a social media subgroup, along with a privacy subgroup, will be two of the first to appear.

    Also, this would be an excellent excuse to start working on crossposting topics, so that topics tagged with social media that get posted to ~news might also show up in ~tech.socialmedia.

    The big thing I want to get across in this comment though, is that I think top level groups should be special, wide categories, and there shouldn't be that many of them.

    (Also, just want to say, this is a case where knowing the amount of topics in a group that have been tagged with a specific tag would be very helpful, because it seems like ~tech receives an overwhelming amount of topics tagged with social media compared to other groups, but there's no easy way to measure the actual numbers.)

    4 votes
  2. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    Reddit does review each valid DMCA request it receives to determine whether or not the identified content falls under an exception in the DMCA, so Reddit does review the content in each request,...

    Reddit does review each valid DMCA request it receives to determine whether or not the identified content falls under an exception in the DMCA, so Reddit does review the content in each request, meaning they determined that in each reported instance of content being removed by a DMCA request, Reddit identified the removed content as not being protected by certain exceptions to the DMCA.

    So, despite Reddit having an obligation* to remove content identified by a valid DMCA request, they have and do exercise the ability to determine if the identified content falls under a specific exception, from which point they'll reach out to the sender of the DMCA request for assistance.

    * I'm still unsure if they're legally required to remove content identified by a valid DMCA, or if it's just that not doing so means they lose certain protections granted to them as a online service provider by the DMCA.

  3. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    I did some digging and found this bit from the 2018 transparency report (you'll have to search for that string, I can't link directly to it): The "Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)" part of...

    I did some digging and found this bit from the 2018 transparency report (you'll have to search for that string, I can't link directly to it):

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) sets out the statutory procedure by which rightsholders report alleged copyright infringement. When Reddit receives a complete DMCA notice, it complies with the notice and removes the infringing content identified in the request. When Reddit receives an incomplete or invalid DMCA notice, it rejects the notice and declines to remove the content identified in the request.

    The "Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)" part of that quote links to this page:

    Chapter 5: Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration

    My legalese is pretty poor so I probably shouldn't try to interpret all of that, but if you wanted to, that's probably the source you should use.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    I believe you're correct but wasn't able to find an answer with a quick search. I've went ahead and removed that bullet point. Thanks for the heads up.

    I believe you're correct but wasn't able to find an answer with a quick search. I've went ahead and removed that bullet point. Thanks for the heads up.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    EDIT: Because I didn't really get to the point of this comment earlier, I just want to say that, with the exception of providing links to streaming sites, I fail to see how any of these other...
    • Exemplary

    EDIT: Because I didn't really get to the point of this comment earlier, I just want to say that, with the exception of providing links to streaming sites, I fail to see how any of these other examples constitute copyright infringements in any way.

    This is an absurd position for Reddit to take. /EDIT

    /u/dysgraphical, a moderator for the /r/Piracy subreddit, posted this update about an hour ago.

    Some key points from that update:

    • Reddit complies with DMCA notices immediately without investigation

    • Posts or comments that contain release titles (Spider-Man.Into.the.Spider-Verse.2018.1080p.WEB-DL.DD5.1.H264-FGT, as an example) but no links are still considered to be copyright infringing material by Reddit

    • Comments and posts sharing a URL to a streaming site are considered to be copyright infringing material by Reddit

    • Comments and posts asking about the status of a streaming site (without including any URLs or links in the question) are considered to be copyright infringing material by Reddit

    • Comments and posts sharing guides and instructions, even without links, are considered to be copyright infringing material by Reddit

    • "20 of Warner Bros. takedowns on the streaming site URL were comments in a thread posted in Oct 11, 2016. That's right. Copyright holders can scour 2+ year-old threads and file infringement on every single comment. This is especially significant because it means that there is no way for us to combat these frivolous infringements. Any copyright holder that wishes to file a notice can dig deep enough and find anything that's slipped in between the cracks and Reddit will gladly comply."

    18 votes
  6. Comment on Comments, bumping, trees. Helping user discovering newer comments. in ~tildes

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    Didn't you also mention wanting to add a feature that would allow users to highlight comments made on a topic after a certain point in time? So instead of just highlighting comments since your...

    Didn't you also mention wanting to add a feature that would allow users to highlight comments made on a topic after a certain point in time? So instead of just highlighting comments since your last visit, you could choose to highlight comments made in the last twelve hours, or thirty minutes, or some other point.

    Was that you who talked about that? I feel like it was you who talked about that, but I can't find the comment.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    Users won't be allowed to create groups at will, but there will eventually be a system that does lead to their creation. So, every topic on Tildes is tagged with certain tags, like this topic,...

    Users won't be allowed to create groups at will, but there will eventually be a system that does lead to their creation.

    So, every topic on Tildes is tagged with certain tags, like this topic, which is tagged with social media, reddit, piracy, and copyright.

    Also, this topic has been posted to the ~tech group.

    The general idea of how groups and subgroups will work (and this is subject to change) is that if enough topics in ~tech are tagged with piracy we might eventually get a ~tech.piracy subgroup, where topics about piracy would then go. It also might work in a way that any topic posted to just ~tech but with the piracy tag would automatically be moved to that subgroup. Other topics posted to other groups, like ~news, that were also tagged with piracy, might also get cross-posted to the ~tech.piracy subgroup.

    None of this is finalized obviously and there is a lot to discuss and figure out, so if you have any ideas or suggestions you should post a topic with them over at the ~tildes group.

    The top level groups also might still be changed eventually, adding, removing, or changing some of them, but for the most part, any new groups are going to be subgroups like ~tildes.official.

    How many topics in what period of time will need to be posted to a group with a specific tag to warrant the creation of a subgroup hasn't been decided as far as I know. I also don't know if the creation of subgroups will be an automatic or manual thing, or a mix of both.

    Which is fine, this website is still in alpha, so it's okay to have ambiguity about how things will work.

    I also just want to point out that literally everything in this comment could be made true or false at any point, as the development of the site is still ongoing and frankly, new enough to allow Deimos (the creator) to try new things.

    Also, if you haven't done it yet, you should read the site's documentation and blog.

    13 votes
  8. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    Streaming sites are trickier and I honestly don't how that would work legally, but if I had to guess I would say that it falls under the same rules as linking to torrents. If you really want to...

    Streaming sites are trickier and I honestly don't how that would work legally, but if I had to guess I would say that it falls under the same rules as linking to torrents.

    If you really want to know for sure, you should message Deimos and ask him for clarification.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    I don't actually know the specifics of the legal situation surrounding users linking to copyright infringing material on a website, or how that relates to Tildes and Spectria being located in...

    I don't actually know the specifics of the legal situation surrounding users linking to copyright infringing material on a website, or how that relates to Tildes and Spectria being located in Alberta, Canada.

    Allowing users to directly link to copyright infringing material does mean taking certain risks however, as even if it isn't explicitly illegal for Tildes to have those links on the website, it could become illegal in the future or still invite unwanted, hostile attention.

    That's why I'm saying that I don't think linking directly to copyright infringing material would be allowed.

    So, for instance, don't link a movie torrent's page on the Pirate Bay here, don't link a .torrent file hosted on your Dropbox of a pirated movie either.

    You should be able to post guides on how to do piracy though, such as how to download a Windows 10 LTSC .iso file from Microsoft's servers and use a third party program to activate it. You should (probably) even be able to link to the program directly, as it is not copyright infringing material, but I don't know for sure.

    You should be able to tell users that they can find something on the Pirate Bay.

    Just don't directly connect Tildes to infringing material by way of links.

    Of course, the rules here could probably use some clarification, as not many people are going to understand them as they are explained currently and that may lead to copyright infringing material being linked directly on this website.

    As far as discussion of where and how to find material and acquire it, there has not been an official weigh in by Deimos as far as I know, but nothing in the site's rules forbids it as far as I can tell.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    This was my original opinion on the matter: I'd now say that you should not be posting links that directly navigate to copyright infringing material, but that the discussion of where and how to...

    Do not use Tildes to break the law, including violating intellectual property rights.

    This was my original opinion on the matter:

    I think openly discussing and even directing people to pirated content should be allowed, because it can serve as valuable discussion between parties, especially when a user may not have access to a resource except through pirated means due to, let's say, a national censor.

    That being said, I don't understand the intricacies of the legal headache that I believe could arise should Tildes allow users to directly link to pirated content. If there is not any chance for actual repercussion to the site as a whole for users directly linking to pirated content then I think direct links should also be allowed, but not so if it risks getting the site into a legal bind.

    I'd now say that you should not be posting links that directly navigate to copyright infringing material, but that the discussion of where and how to acquire that material, or how to conduct other activities commonly referred to erroneously as "piracy" should be okay.

    There has not been, to my knowledge, an official acknowledgement as to whether or not discussing piracy, what it is, how to do it, and where to get materials is forbidden or not, but posting links to infringing material would be, in my opinion, against the rules.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    I am annoyed. /r/Piracy is one of my more frequent visits on Reddit and their wiki contains a lot of useful information which needs to be archived. The community is kind of shit, in the way that...

    I am annoyed. /r/Piracy is one of my more frequent visits on Reddit and their wiki contains a lot of useful information which needs to be archived. The community is kind of shit, in the way that most large or semi-large communities on Reddit are shit, sure, but it does host interesting discussion, relevant news, and release announcements as well.

    It's easy to just say "fuck Reddit" and complain about how this is the usual, bullshit antics that have become the norm for shutting down communities that make their fragile company look bad, but it especially stings this time, since it's a community that really doesn't deserve to get the axe. The last time a subreddit ban had me this upset was when /r/GunDeals went down (on the most shit reason ever), but they eventually got restored, and this subreddit hasn't even been banned yet. That's how fucking salty I am.

    On a website where the community was actually cared about rather than minimally cultivated, the admins would work with volunteer moderators to create better tools and methods for fixing this problem, instead of throwing their hands in the air and destroying yet another decent community.

    I honestly hope that, in time, we have a subgroup dedicated to the discussion and methodology of piracy and circumventing copyright on Tildes.

    11 votes
  12. Comment on Towers - Official Prototype Trailer 1 in ~games

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    Huh, I get that it's early development, but I wish they would have given us more info, because now I'm forced to excitedly speculate. For some reason, I got serious Rust vibes (alongside the...

    Huh, I get that it's early development, but I wish they would have given us more info, because now I'm forced to excitedly speculate.

    For some reason, I got serious Rust vibes (alongside the obvious Breath of the Wild feelings like the comment mentioned) and that has me sort of excited?

    I don't know, I'm not really a fan of games like Rust or Ark, but if this turns out to be much more of a PvE game than PvP I could see myself enjoying it. Even better would be closed lobbies with just friends, perhaps gunning for a bit of that formula that still makes Minecraft fun?

    Also, the watery eyeballs are just weird. This game is neato.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Any details on the RTS game? I'm a sucker for strategy games in general so you've already got my interest.

    Any details on the RTS game? I'm a sucker for strategy games in general so you've already got my interest.

  14. Comment on Hosting my own Tildes in ~tildes

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    If you wouldn't mind sharing it, I'd love to see it. Some of the administration tasks you mentioned are things I've never done, but it sounds like an excellent opportunity to learn. Plus, I too...

    If you wouldn't mind sharing it, I'd love to see it. Some of the administration tasks you mentioned are things I've never done, but it sounds like an excellent opportunity to learn.

    Plus, I too have kind of, sorta, maybe thought about the idea of using a fork of Tildes for a discussion forum about a specific subject, like a video game that I've always wanted to make.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Hosting my own Tildes in ~tildes

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    Hm, it totally is. I actually looked it up when I wrote that comment just to make sure, but obviously didn't look close enough. I'll update my comment to reflect reality.

    Hm, it totally is. I actually looked it up when I wrote that comment just to make sure, but obviously didn't look close enough. I'll update my comment to reflect reality.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Thanks and yeah, I would've never thought that I'd be the kind of person to enjoy hunting, and I've only been doing it since I moved to Texas, but it is quite fun. Plus, these boars are dumb and...

    Man, you're living. That's the kind of a thing that make life life.

    Thanks and yeah, I would've never thought that I'd be the kind of person to enjoy hunting, and I've only been doing it since I moved to Texas, but it is quite fun. Plus, these boars are dumb and fat enough that I can (usually) reliably hit them with just iron sights.

    And let me tell you, smoked boar is delicious, and they're quite the pest, so I don't feel bad about killing them. My uncle has two deep freezers filled with meat, most of it from boars, so a majority of the kills on their land end up getting donated these days.

    This repo's actual tagline:

    Thanks, I'll check this out. This might be exactly what I need.

    I'd promised to update 2011 two months ago

    Got a link? I'd like to check it out if you're willing.

  17. Comment on Reddit Bans Gory Subreddits After New Zealand Shooting in ~tech

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    Probably because of how and why Reddit bans these communities. Any subreddit can get the axe, for any reason, at any time, on dubious grounds. It gets annoying after awhile, even if the...

    Probably because of how and why Reddit bans these communities. Any subreddit can get the axe, for any reason, at any time, on dubious grounds.

    It gets annoying after awhile, even if the communities that are getting banned aren't communities you interact with.

    EDIT:

    ;)

    14 votes
  18. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Archery is so wonderful and fun, I just need to get better at it so I stop losing so many arrows in the woods. Unfortunately, there's nowhere near me where I could set up a target and (safely)...

    Archery is so wonderful and fun, I just need to get better at it so I stop losing so many arrows in the woods.

    Unfortunately, there's nowhere near me where I could set up a target and (safely) practice, and I need to restring my bow and buy more arrows anyways, but it is a lovely activity that I think anyone could get in to.

    Also works out the arms.

  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Any details on the cars? I've always wanted to build a dedicated race car. My uncle use to race second generation Camaros and Firebirds at the local dirt track in the early 2000s and while I don't...

    Organize the garage so I can work on my cars

    Continue stripping down the race car

    Set up the pi-hole

    Any details on the cars? I've always wanted to build a dedicated race car. My uncle use to race second generation Camaros and Firebirds at the local dirt track in the early 2000s and while I don't know if I'd want to do something like that, I'd still love to have a dedicated track car.

  20. Comment on Hosting my own Tildes in ~tildes

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    I'd recommend Discourse over all of those proprietary systems. Not only does it not require any sort of app or extra software, but it's free and open source software as well. Plus, if OP doesn't...

    I'd recommend Discourse over all of those proprietary systems. Not only does it not require any sort of app or extra software, but it's free and open source software as well.

    Plus, if OP doesn't want to self host, they have options for that.

    EDIT: Signal is free and open source software, and I'm a goof who can't use search engines. It can also be self hosted.

    18 votes