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  1. Comment on GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts in ~comp

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    I mean, that'd be an easy soul to sell for me, an individual. I get that for even a small sized tech business that a million dries up super fast, however.

    for just one million in annual revenue.

    I mean, that'd be an easy soul to sell for me, an individual.

    I get that for even a small sized tech business that a million dries up super fast, however.

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  2. Comment on Reddit launches NFTs in ~tech

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    I'll be honest: I'm not against NFTs as a concept because it's not even the most asinine thing I've seen people collect. And to be frank, while I understand the environmental angle, I'm not gonna...

    I'll be honest: I'm not against NFTs as a concept because it's not even the most asinine thing I've seen people collect. And to be frank, while I understand the environmental angle, I'm not gonna pretend a much larger volume of servers being run are doing some noble cause and aren't instead just powering a bunch of mobile games, which are just as controversial as of late. So overall, it's a whatever concept that at worst is a solution to a problem no one had (outside of the obvious shareholder question of "how do I make even more money?")

    I've just never really jived much with how reddit has been trying to monetize a forum. The concept of being paid some subscription coverage for QoL features that should honestly be in base Reddit for a forum because someone paid real money and really liked your comment seems antithesis to a proper discussion platform, which Reddit has admittedly been diverging away from for the better part of 5 years.

    I didn't really care much about the profile customization personally, but I get that it can be appealing to people who value their accounts. But now even THAT is being monetized and gamed. I just wanted a place to talk about some niche media

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  3. Comment on Reddit launches NFTs in ~tech

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    #1 was definitely a factor. Reddit is a huge site and you can't just whip up something like this in a month. as for #2, who knows? Stocks are weird enough and crypto is even weirder. Maybe they do...

    #1 was definitely a factor. Reddit is a huge site and you can't just whip up something like this in a month.

    as for #2, who knows? Stocks are weird enough and crypto is even weirder. Maybe they do think they are close to the optimal "buy low sell high" point

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  4. Comment on Why coding interviews aren't all that bad in ~comp

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    The big issue is that skillsets and specialties vary immensely, and unlike the bar exam there aren't really a core set of skills past basic 101 computing that can evaluate a candidate for a...

    I'm also unconvinced that this is something each company should do on its own. Maybe it should be centralized like the SAT's. GRE's, or the bar exam?

    The big issue is that skillsets and specialties vary immensely, and unlike the bar exam there aren't really a core set of skills past basic 101 computing that can evaluate a candidate for a position. Some jobs may require heavy algorithmic complexity knowledge while others will never have you do much more than using a table or list. Some consider OS/compiler knowledge as core knowledge for a computer scientists wheras I have never had to worry about anything below userland.

    I imagine this gets even more complex for specialized senior positions working in networking, machine learning, AI, databases, etc.

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  5. Comment on Google search is dying: Reddit is currently the most popular search engine. The only people who don’t know that are the team at Reddit, who can’t be bothered to build a decent search interface. in ~tech

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    Yup, this nails the main itch I had reading through the article. I saw that tweet mentioning different social media peaks, mentiong how Reddit has yet to peak. My first thought was "how many of...

    So we’ve seen a steady shift from discussion happening in open platforms that are easily indexed by search engines as they crawl text, to discussion happening either in closed platforms that can't be indexed or in a medium that isn't easily crawled.

    Yup, this nails the main itch I had reading through the article. I saw that tweet mentioning different social media peaks, mentiong how Reddit has yet to peak. My first thought was "how many of these sites even show up on google unprompted?"

    MySpace and Facebook are usually considered closed off personal communities outside of the "groups" . Which are more like news pieces than actual comments. Instagram and Twitter a continually hounding the user to make an account. Snapchat's whole appeal was that conversations were ephemeral. And while it's not mentioned there, Discord is completely unindexed; you have to join a server and search from there to find content/conversations.

    Don't know if its coincidental or completely intended, but social media doesn't want itself to be easily searched and marked by people randomly googling. These major sites thrive fine from people in the community searching around.

    If we had established standards for data exchange and interoperability we might be able to have an open, indexable, and people powered internet again.

    I argue the tools are and were always there. But reddit is the wordpress of discussion forums. using those open tools design a forum, manage permissions, setup moderation and configure SEO (yes, ironic) is out of the league of most users and is prone to less success. Meanwhile, Wordpress/reddit does all this for you, and gives you a userbase. Most people hosting these kinds of things naturally want traffic, so I feel the result was inevitable, at least not without an eccentric billionaire who respects decentralization above all else.

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  6. Comment on /r/antiwork: A tragedy of sanewashing and social gentrification in ~tech

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    This is pretty much the phenomenon of Eternal September in a nutshell. it doesn't even have to be as slippery a slope as diving into neo-nazism just so you can make some low hanging fruit jokes....

    In the name of making nerds "cool", the mainstream has made the space hostile towards the people who truly needed it.

    This is pretty much the phenomenon of Eternal September in a nutshell. it doesn't even have to be as slippery a slope as diving into neo-nazism just so you can make some low hanging fruit jokes. There's just a lot of in-jokes and jargon that gets lost or co-opted into something else that disappears once the "nerds" start to drift towards a community that implicity shuns them.

    There's no real solution without near tyrranical levels of moderation. the community will conform to the popular, the nerds who once contributed much move on to the next nerdy thing, likely smaller than last time. until they fizzle out themselves. Perhaps out of the hobby entirely, perhaps into it just being a local/solitary hobby instead of one shared on the internet. Just enjoy the ride until then.

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  7. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    Nope, that's the biggest issue with online communities, and why they very rarely seem to step past being a niche group on the internet into a true force for change. I've looked at various...

    But, there’s nothing about the structure of an online community like a subreddit that will prevent individuals from going rogue like this

    Nope, that's the biggest issue with online communities, and why they very rarely seem to step past being a niche group on the internet into a true force for change. I've looked at various communities over almost a decade and I still don't have a good answer to this.

    The problem is very hard by itself, but the structure of reddit makes it especially hard to get any hierarchy. Mods aren't elected nor otherwise receive power based on priority, it's a "first come, first in power" system, and then other moderators are chosen based on those others' whims.

    But I'm not saying a democracy is an answer either; Reddit is anonymous by nature, so how are you going to verify candidates? How do you hold them accountable if they betray their promises? What if no one is bothering to be elected (we're talking about unpaid labor to forward an anonymous blob of usernames into action after all)? These answers need to at least be considered before proposing a reasonable solution.

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  8. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    I did in fact forget that part of the comment, thanks for the correction. Accprding to the head mod., Fox asked for them specifically, but there was deliberation on if that was a good idea on the...

    I did in fact forget that part of the comment, thanks for the correction. Accprding to the head mod., Fox asked for them specifically, but there was deliberation on if that was a good idea on the mod team,

    https://i.imgur.com/6FjEfY2.png

    It's really hard to tell if that was intentional or coincidental, however. They were the head mod, so even a well meaning interviewer would simply scan the mod list and say "can we talk to X". It's one of the easiest ways for them to pretend they care about the interviewee

    But there certainly can be malice. Just lucky malice where they dug dirt in the same way and found their equivalent of a gold mine on the first strike

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  9. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    From what I heard, there was some communication on the ideas of interviews to the community, and the community was extremely, overwhelmingly against the very idea. It being done anyway to what was...

    From what I heard, there was some communication on the ideas of interviews to the community, and the community was extremely, overwhelmingly against the very idea. It being done anyway to what was probably the worst possible news site to talk to seems to just be adding insult to injury.

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  10. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    Anti-work, or refusal to work is a real philosophy/economic model whos origins goes back centuries. It is however, completely different from work reform. I imagine people unaware of this in light...

    Or do they really mean these things?

    Anti-work, or refusal to work is a real philosophy/economic model whos origins goes back centuries. It is however, completely different from work reform.

    I imagine people unaware of this in light of the Great resignation simlpy saw a bold, striking title and attached to it, as was the case of reddit for the last few years focusing on content that mocks other individuals or companies. And it becomes what all large subs tend to become: less of a movement, and more of a hotbed of entertainment.

    I wish I could be surprised by the phenomenon. But well, I wouldn't be here if this was a one-off situation

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  11. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    I don't want to comment much on that since it's VERY speculative at the moment, but apparently some less flattering information came up from people who scanned their facebook page sometimes during...

    Don't see why she was booted

    I don't want to comment much on that since it's VERY speculative at the moment, but apparently some less flattering information came up from people who scanned their facebook page sometimes during the r/antiwork downtime (I don't know how or when that could occur, but it's out there if you really want to dig into the sub comments).

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  12. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    I have so many questions that you likely can't (and probably shouldn't if you do know) answer. but wow. Fortunately my company has relatively flexible hours. It would suck missing the daily sync,...

    he decided to build a Python script that would keep his Teams status to show as available even though he was sleeping until 11 AM everyday.

    I have so many questions that you likely can't (and probably shouldn't if you do know) answer. but wow.

    Fortunately my company has relatively flexible hours. It would suck missing the daily sync, but having a late start a few times here and there woudl be fine as long as I get work done.\

    With that said, the reaction is way overblown in my opinion. The only thing that seems to have changed from yesterday to today, is the internet mob feeling self-righteous to tear down an already flawed person for making a mistake.

    I think the point of frustration here isn't that the interview convinced people one way or another, it's that the mod team as a whole betrayed the trust of the sub, a sub that has very much been vocal about not wanting the mods to represent them as some leader of the movement. Despite that they scheduled interviews anyway and the worst possible result occurred. I don't doubt there's been a ton of undeserved harassment, but having posts like the one linked removed and users banned is very much the behavior they seek to correct in managers who do the same.

    Moreover, the sub is back up now and the mod statement seems to amount to the fact that they are STILL going to consider interview ideas, and that 4 were already performed. https://old.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/sdwd28/statement_rantiwork/

    I can understand the frustration if you were a community member who genuinely believed in the mission of the sub.

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  13. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    I'm not sure if the "radicals" in this case had any particular plan, however. The sub for the last few months was more of an offshoot of r/hailcoporate where you vent about your cruddy job than a...

    I'm not sure if the "radicals" in this case had any particular plan, however. The sub for the last few months was more of an offshoot of r/hailcoporate where you vent about your cruddy job than a worker's movement.

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  14. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    There isn't exactly some "neutral" sub on reddit nowadays. It's been posted in funny, bikinobottomtwitter, dank memes, SubredditDrama (probably regular Drama as well). I doubt it's relevant enough...

    There isn't exactly some "neutral" sub on reddit nowadays. It's been posted in funny, bikinobottomtwitter, dank memes, SubredditDrama (probably regular Drama as well). I doubt it's relevant enough for news or politics tho. Best you got is Videos linking directly to the interview.

    The sub was private until very recently, so there was no direct source to point to. Cringetopia just happened to be the first post to blow up since that's where one frustrated poster unfaily banned went.

    The only place I'd truly trust is r/MuseumOfReddit, but by design you can't submit a story there until it's been 6 months.

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  15. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    While I'm sure they reviewed their career, I doubt they found dirt on their camera quality/mannerisms and hygiene and cleanliness of their room. You may have a point in that they were looking for...

    While I'm sure they reviewed their career, I doubt they found dirt on their camera quality/mannerisms and hygiene and cleanliness of their room. You may have a point in that they were looking for low hanging fruit, but in this case the fruit not only fell from the tree, but rolled into the kitchen and and jumped right into the fruitbowl.

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  16. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    At the end of the day, they can't make someone go on camera. Unless the moderator in question got a huge payout from Fox to do this despite their best interests and were specifically told to come...

    At the end of the day, they can't make someone go on camera.

    Unless the moderator in question got a huge payout from Fox to do this despite their best interests and were specifically told to come in completely unprepared, I don't see the "manipulation" that can occur. The community very much did not want to have the mods represent them but the mods did so anyway.

    I find it particularly atrocious that the anchor who reached out asked for that specific mod amongst the mod team.

    They were the head mod at the time. and Fox (based on the head mod's words) apparently reached out to the modteam as a whole. It was the team's choice (again, not the community at large) to send in the head mod to do this interview that the community did not want.

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  17. Comment on Blocking users in ~tildes

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    I wasn't really interested in prying into anyone's private life. I was honestly wondering if there was some public announcement from the site in the past few months I missed.

    I wasn't really interested in prying into anyone's private life. I was honestly wondering if there was some public announcement from the site in the past few months I missed.

  18. Comment on Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion USD in ~games

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    I can believe it. 2021 probably saved Microsoft a good 20b on the transaction. I'm sure shareholders are pissed. But deals are extremely slow and this deal won't close for over a year, and there...

    I can believe it. 2021 probably saved Microsoft a good 20b on the transaction. I'm sure shareholders are pissed.

    But deals are extremely slow and this deal won't close for over a year, and there will probably be obligations to keep old Activision staff around for a few months after that during the transition. So it will be a while.

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  19. Comment on Blocking users in ~tildes

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    A back seat to what? I haven't been around for a few months, so if there are any urgent issues being implemented (or simply personal matters being addressed IRL) I likely missed them.

    understanding the threat model may explain why the issues/merge requests have taken a back seat for now.

    A back seat to what? I haven't been around for a few months, so if there are any urgent issues being implemented (or simply personal matters being addressed IRL) I likely missed them.

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  20. Comment on Blocking users in ~tildes

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    For now, yes. But I see it as a long term solution for if/when the site scales beyond one person. Even then, this doesn't seem warning worthy. There are just some people that are, for whatever...

    We're small enough that we shouldn't have either someone demanding to never see content from a user or a user that no one wants to ever see content from.

    For now, yes. But I see it as a long term solution for if/when the site scales beyond one person.

    Even then, this doesn't seem warning worthy. There are just some people that are, for whatever reason, unlpeaseant to argue with and you don't want to be tempted to keep replying to them. it doesn't necessarily mean they are worth reporting,

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