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zu testzwecken > this is my favorite alt acc on the fedi

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@Gordon_Freeman
It really depends on the very magazine. Basically, it's magazines with Ernest as sole moderator where these problems occur. I'd give it a wait.
@Haus

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@jayrhacker
Would you elaborate on this?

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@Kierunkowy74
Yes, moderators can access the reports tab within the magazine panel. Every report must include some reason, hence moderators see them. Regarding bans: without giving a proper reason, no ban can come into effect.

You can also check the modlogs on kbin and lemmy instances for bans (does not apply to mbin).
@bayaz @jayrhacker

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@bayaz It's you who gave me food for thought, alongside many other moderators! I only found out yesterday how to properly ban spam accs on kbin.social.

I really appreciate all efforts to grow and take care of communities, be it on kbin, on lemmy, or on mbin! Every day, I try to keep learning from other moderators.

Given the sheer lack of moderation tools, many mods do great work. I hope the situation will improve so that moderatoring will become easier.

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@bayaz Thank you! This is even worse than I thought! I will try some things out in the near future in order to find a stable way for banning accs.

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@JohnDClay
massive database issues - stux gives some explanation in the linked thread

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@ernest thank you for all the work you have dedicated to kbin!

i wish you are getting all support needed right now!

genesis, to kbinMeta
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Why are the microblogs not working properly?

#kbinMeta

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@genesis i get your question! what does annoy you the most?

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@Chozo
this is the english machine translation of naskya's post:

Even if you ask me when the next version will be out, I don't know.

one week ago, naskya stated in another post:

Firefish v1.0.5 を出すために必要にゃ雑用は 2 日くらい前に睡眠時間を捧げてほとんど片付けたのであとは Kainoa さん次第です

english machine translation:

I devoted my sleep time to do most of the chores needed to release Firefish v1.0.5 about 2 days ago, so the rest is up to Kainoa.

source: https://post.naskya.net/notes/9n8d2h0qq12bdzm1

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@palordrolap
oh, the rhymes are quirky, and filled with joy :)

Like many folks on aggregator sites, I'd create magazines / communities / sub-sites if I didn't mean I then had to manage and moderate them afterwards. (There are many things in life that fit this pattern.)

yes, creating a magazine is the easy part, whereas maintaining a magazine is a matter of discipline

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@ThatOneKirbyMain2568
thank you for your concise and systematic approach - i am very fond of your suggestions!

atm, kbin ui feels a bit cluttered, indeed > page navigation should be easier > is there any navigation tutorial btw?

A case for preemptively defederating with Threads (kbin.social)

With Meta beginning to test federation, there's a lot of discussion as to whether we should preemptively defederate with Threads. I made a post about the question, and it seems that opinions differ a lot among people on Kbin. There were a lot of arguments for and against regarding ads, privacy, and content quality, but I don't...

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@ThatOneKirbyMain2568
given the sheer size of threads, most fedi platforms still lack well-developed moderation tools > this is a tough nut to crack, thus preemptive defederation is a must when it comes to threads

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@BiggestBulb
using kbin mostly on mobile devices, i am time and again surprised that kbin works kinda fine > e.g. kbin deals better with bad internet connections than any other fedi software i have come to know so far > given that kbin is still early beta, this is impressive

i think that we should be patient, and keep reporting bugs :)

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@testing Can you repeat your tests regarding tags between kbin and other instances? It should be significantly better ;)

#kbinMeta

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@ernest
thank you! tags from kbin do federate on microblogging fedi - kbin users should use the the tags section rather than the text body though

  1. i also had a look at friendica; sadly, friendica seems not to be capable to pick up tagged posts from kbin > see e.g. https://friendica.opensocial.space/search?tag=kbin > tried my luck at several friendica instances, and every time: no content from kbin
  2. tags in kbin threads do not display on kbin pwa, e.g. https://kbin.social/m/kbinDevlog/t/692551 > on microblogging fedi platforms, i can see three tags: kbin, fediverse, and kbinDevlog for the magazine > with kbin pwa, neither kbin nor fediverse show up
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Wow #Fediverse, thanks for the help! I am genuinely surprised at how close the results were. It looks like the recommendation is to try out the #Threadiverse (#Kbin and / or #Lemmy) first - but only by 1.8% over #Peertube! Y'all must know that I've been getting frustrated with #Reddit lately. I also appreciate the recommendations for other things to explore.

Now the question is Kbin or Lemmy? Or both? (any thoughts?)

https://mas.to/@seanbala/111541402571836032

#AskFedi #RedditMigration #Polls #Technology

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@seanbala
kbin is your way to go > be prepared for bugs though: still in early beta mode, yet it works surprisingly well

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@seanbala one more thing i really like about kbin: even with bad internet connection, kbin is still usable > when other fedi platforms such as mastodon etc would not work anymore, kbin still does what it is supposed to do :)

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@minnieo
ernest's approach is unique in many ways, and
the kbin community is highly responsive to new ideas
@ernest @DarkGamer

masimatutu, to random en-gb

Mastodon has the responsibility to promote diversity in the Fediverse

I love the Threadiverse. Compared to the microblogging Fediverse’s sea of random thoughts, Lemmy and kbin are so much easier to navigate with the options to sort posts by subscribed, from local instances or everything federated. You can also sort by individual community, and then there are the countless ways to order the posts and comments (which are stored neatly under the main post, by the way). That people can more easily find the right discussions and see where they can contribute also means that the discussions tend to be more focused and productive than elsewhere. Decentralisation also makes a lot of sense, since it is built around different communities. All that’s needed is users.

Things were going quite well for a while when Reddit killed third-party apps, prompting many to leave and find the Threadiverse. However, it is quite difficult to entertain a crowd that has grown accustomed to a constant bombardment of dopamine-inducing or interesting content by tens of millions of users, if you only have a couple hundred thousand people. This is causing some to leave, which of course increases this effect. The active users have more than halved since July, according to FediDB. The mood is also becoming more tense. Maybe the lack of engagement drives some to cause it through hostility, I’m not quite sure. Either way, the Threadiverse becoming a less enjoyable place to be, which is quite sad considering how promising it is.

But what is really frustrating is that we could easily have that userbase. The entire Fediverse has over ten million users, and many Mastodonians clearly want to engage in group-based discussion, looking at Guppe groups. The focused discussions should also be quite attractive. Technically we are federated, so why do Mastodonians interact so little with the Threadiverse? The main reason is that Mastodon simply doesn’t federate post content. I really can’t see why the platform that federates entire Wordpress blogs refuses to federate thread content just because it has a title, and instead just replaces the body with a link to the post. Very unhelpful.

The same goes with PeerTube. There are plenty of videos on there that I am quite sure a lot of Mastodonians would appreciate, yet both views and likes there stay consistently in the tens. Yes, Mastodon’s web interface has a local video player, but in most clients it is the same link shenanigans, may may partly explain the small amount of engagement. This is also quite sad, because Google’s YouTube is one of the worst social network monopolies out there, if not the worst.

And I know some might say that Mastodon is a microblogging platform and that it makes sense only to have microblogging content, but the problem is that Mastodon is the dominant platform on the Fediverse, its users making up close to 80% of all Fedizens. It has gone so far that several Friendica and Hubzilla users have been complaining about complaints from Mastodonians that their posts do not live up to Mastodon customs, and of course, that people frequently use “Mastodon” to refer to the entire Fediverse. This, of course, goes entirely against the idea of the Fediverse, that many diverse platforms live in harmony with and awareness of each other.

The very least that Mastodon could do is to support the content of other platforms. Then I’d wish that they’d improve discoverability, by for instance adding a videos tab in the explore section, improving federation of favourites since it is the dominant sorting mechanism on many other platforms, and making a clear distinction between people (@person) and groups (!group), but I know that that is quite much to ask.

P.S. @feditips , @FediFollows , I know that you are reluctant to promote Lemmy and its communities because of the ideology of its founders, but the fact is firstly that it’s open source and there aren't any individual people who control the entire project, and that the software itself is very apolitical. In fact, most Lemmy users both oppose and are on instances that have rules against such beliefs, so I highly encourage you to at least help raise awareness on the communities. Then, of course, there’s kbin, which isn’t associated with any extremism at all. As a bonus, it has much better integration with the microblogging Fediverse, but it is a lot smaller and younger, and still very much under development.

Anyways, that was a ramble. Thanks for hearing me out.

@fediverse

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@skullgiver
when it comes to creativity, mastodon ui is a pre-emptive strike against creativity > vanilla mastodon does not support emoji reactions, and damn!!!!!!! mastodon ui hides that there are other platforms on the fedi than mastodon > mastodon is perfectly fine for all those who want to see mastodon content, and nothing else > creativity? no! creativity starts with openness, and mastodon surely has a rather isolating approach

@feditips @fediverse @FediFollows @mention @masimatutu @HamSwagwich

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sharkey test instance at blahajzone also down

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if your internet connection is slow to non-existent, kbin is your way to go > it just works (tm) even under bad conditions #kbin #fediverse

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Every time I try to post or do anything on my @noellem account it gives me an error message. It seems to have issues with loading the home feed, account profiles, and my notifications. I'm considering deleting the account if it lets me do that. 😆 I don't use the account anyway and I now have my @noelleification.wordpress.com@noelleification.wordpress.com profile I can use. 😁

I'm just wondering if I'll be able to delete it with all of the error messages 😅

#fediverse #firefish #error

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@noellemitchell
f.s has been in trouble since may 2023 when it still was called calckey.social > problems were so heavy by then that calckey lead dev t1c came up with the idea to rebrand the whole project because the flagship instance's non-performance had started to tarnish the project's reputation > after the transpicuous rebranding, no substantial changes > even atomicpoet moved away from f.s, but without revealing his true motives > f.s is not a flagship, but a shipwreck

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What's the status of federation between Lemmy/KBin and Misskey/Sharkey/Firefish/Iceshrimp? I just tried loading several Lemmy and Kbin posts in Sharkey and it doesn't work. I remember having the same issue with Firefish, and I vaguely recall hearing awhile back it was something related to authorized fetch. Have their been any recent developments on that front?

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@183231bcb
lemmy posts are not visible on the *keys > regarding kbin: it depends - adding a link on kbin will result in invisibility on the *keys > every other kbin post type (thread, post, photo) should appear on *keys timelines

a new fediverse project by ted unangst: idkfa (kbin.social)

idkfa works by creating a two sided proxy. The frontside is public internet facing, and presents a single AP actor. The backside is intranet facing, communicating with a cornucopia of mastohonkoma servers. As activities pass through idkfa it rewrites them to ensure the actor and id fields are consistent. It also handles Follow...

a new fediverse project by ted unangst: idkfa (kbin.social)

idkfa works by creating a two sided proxy. The frontside is public internet facing, and presents a single AP actor. The backside is intranet facing, communicating with a cornucopia of mastohonkoma servers. As activities pass through idkfa it rewrites them to ensure the actor and id fields are consistent. It also handles Follow...

a new fediverse project by ted unangst: idkfa (kbin.social)

idkfa works by creating a two sided proxy. The frontside is public internet facing, and presents a single AP actor. The backside is intranet facing, communicating with a cornucopia of mastohonkoma servers. As activities pass through idkfa it rewrites them to ensure the actor and id fields are consistent. It also handles Follow...

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