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  1. Comment on Tumblr to begin selling user content to AI generative service companies, opt-out will be per blog in ~tech

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    I think there are two camps (aside from the third, indifferent camp) that feel angry/betrayed about this. One camp may have believed that the company was a steward of their content. They may have...

    I think there are two camps (aside from the third, indifferent camp) that feel angry/betrayed about this.

    One camp may have believed that the company was a steward of their content. They may have given a pass to the monetization methods that existed at the time the content was published (e.g. banner ads), while believing the company would act in the interests of the creators, such as pursuing copyright claims against other parties using the content in an unauthorized way.

    These creators may not have expected the company would claim ownership and resell the content to other parties, who can then use the content in pretty much an untraceable way, any way they want.

    Another camp may have published content in almost the opposite spirit as the first camp, and yet still feel betrayed by the company. They may have posted their content publicly, wanting it to be available to all for almost any purpose, including AI training. However, they may see this sale as a step toward the company gatekeeping who gets to see and use the content, without any input from the content creator. Beginning the process of converting a public park to a walled garden.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Reddit has a new AI training deal to sell user content in ~tech

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    Sadly yes. Every publicly facing website has its data up for grabs, and the scraping companies believe they can get away with it for the most part regardless of legality. I wonder if this trend...

    Sadly yes. Every publicly facing website has its data up for grabs, and the scraping companies believe they can get away with it for the most part regardless of legality.

    I wonder if this trend will trigger a resurgence of private communities. It's not a 100% deterrent but would raise the barrier significantly.

    Otherwise I imagine some opinionated people may decide to opt out of the Internet as a communications platform entirely. This is very sad to me.

    15 votes
  3. Comment on Does anyone else have posting anxiety? in ~tech

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    Maybe we can start by identifying some common reasons for the anxiety. Then we can think of how to work past those. A few reasons I can think of: Fear of getting corrected and looking stupid. Fear...

    Maybe we can start by identifying some common reasons for the anxiety. Then we can think of how to work past those.

    A few reasons I can think of: Fear of getting corrected and looking stupid. Fear of being ignored. Not wanting to repeat a conversation that's already happened. Not wanting to be pulled into a back-and-forth, because writing the first comment was already so much effort.

    We could dive into each of those in depth. But my general advice would be: just do it! It's the same with real life social anxiety. It takes some failures, and it can be the worst feeling when you have a self-inflicted bad interaction and it ruins your day. With the right attitude of wanting to improve, and pushing forward through the failures, we can learn from each one and gradually improve. In that sense, the faster you post, the faster you will improve, and the good interactions hopefully wash away the bad ones.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    IMO it would make sense to locate the courthouse in a semi-remote area. That way a defendant could be instantly dropped into a bottomless pit if found guilty. There might come a need for jail...

    IMO it would make sense to locate the courthouse in a semi-remote area. That way a defendant could be instantly dropped into a bottomless pit if found guilty. There might come a need for jail cells in the vicinity also.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Three Cheers for Tildes: App updates and feedback (February 2024) in ~tildes

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    Android and iOS v0.10.0 (Feb 15, 2024) View and send private messages Added button to send private message from a user's profile Added "Tap to refresh" when a feed is empty Show posted time in...

    Android and iOS v0.10.0 (Feb 15, 2024)

    • View and send private messages
    • Added button to send private message from a user's profile
    • Added "Tap to refresh" when a feed is empty
    • Show posted time in topic OP
    • Renamed bottom tab to Inbox (instead of Notifications)
    • (Android) Removed animation when using bottom tabs
    • (Android) Fixed crash when replying from a user's profile
    • (iOS) Fixed crash toggling Details in topic OP
    • (iOS) Fixed layout bugs with markdown tables
    • (iOS) Fixed UI bugs when replying in a user's profile
    • (iOS) Fixed minor UI bugs and crashes

    The Android update is available now on Google Play, and the iOS update is under review for a TestFlight release.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Three Cheers for Tildes: App updates and feedback (February 2024) in ~tildes

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    Thank you for the feedback! I'm happy to hear the app is running smoothly on the iPhone SE. I've done a lot of my testing on an old 2013 iPhone 5s running iOS 12, so performance has been a big...

    Thank you for the feedback! I'm happy to hear the app is running smoothly on the iPhone SE. I've done a lot of my testing on an old 2013 iPhone 5s running iOS 12, so performance has been a big focus for me. It's been really time consuming actually, so I'm glad that effort has paid off for somebody!

    That is a good point about the color contrast. It's difficult because I want to deemphasize certain buttons—I don't think a collapse button should stand out as much as a username, for example—but I do want to strike a better balance with visibility and accessibility. I'll have to investigate that more.

    3 votes
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  8. Comment on Three Cheers for Tildes: App updates and feedback (February 2024) in ~tildes

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    Sure, added to my todo list. For comments and possibly topic OP. But will still be under the Actions menu on the main topics feed, since that layout is condensed (too close to topic title) and the...

    tapping the profile name

    Sure, added to my todo list. For comments and possibly topic OP. But will still be under the Actions menu on the main topics feed, since that layout is condensed (too close to topic title) and the username doesn't always show on topics.

    6 votes
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  17. Comment on Happy Lunar New Year! in ~talk

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    I would call that a stretch. Any other year. But since this is your year, I fully support your statement! Well played.

    I would call that a stretch. Any other year. But since this is your year, I fully support your statement! Well played.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Happy Lunar New Year! in ~talk

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    Good ones! That's funny. Dragon year must be a hit over in the UK as well I'd imagine.

    Good ones!

    排長龍 - form a big (dragon shaped) long line

    That's funny. Dragon year must be a hit over in the UK as well I'd imagine.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Happy Lunar New Year! in ~talk

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    Hoping to get time to work on my gaming backlog again. Yakuza Kiwami 2 high on my list. That covers the Dragon part.

    Hoping to get time to work on my gaming backlog again. Yakuza Kiwami 2 high on my list. That covers the Dragon part.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Happy Lunar New Year! in ~talk

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    Happy Year of the Dragon! What dragon themed things will people be doing this year?

    Happy Year of the Dragon! What dragon themed things will people be doing this year?

    7 votes