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Posted on 01-14-18 09:54:32 PM Link | Quote
On second thought, most of those threads are terrible/spam, so it might be wise to selectively delete the bad ones and make new 'lost threads' for the ones that went missing.

On a related note, I now remember why "Lost Threads" was a forum. By the time we all discovered it back in the early 00s it was pretty much already overrun with goofy threads
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Posted on 01-17-18 02:29:50 AM Link | Quote
Hey, speaking of old/deleted content, is there a way to strip out layouts that rely on now-defunct Photobucket stuff? Some things are difficult to read, and new users increase the likelihood of accidental thread necromancy…
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-17-18 05:08:21 AM Link | Quote
There's supposed to be a filter for Photobucket images, but it might not be working all the time (it tries to replace them with a simple gray image). I'm not really sure what else I can do other than try to fix it if it isn't working...
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Posted on 01-17-18 05:14:56 AM Link | Quote
Ah, I wasn't sure if you could disable the layouts on those posts, but it's probably not easy to do without causing unintended damage.
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-17-18 05:23:43 AM Link | Quote
I can fairly easily wipe out any instance of Photobucket (worst case, I just rewrite the text to point to some non-existent domain), but that obviously corrupts everything permanently.

Honestly, I just wish there was a way to archive the shit people posted locally, then I wouldn't have to feel bad about it. Why are image hosts always so awful?
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-17-18 05:29:09 AM Link | Quote
Quoting from IRC because it's almost 2:30 in the morning and I need to sleep:

022510 ~Xkeeper> i am glad that we are seeing more activity
022525 ~Xkeeper> i hope that we can create a slightly better community that is good, without relying on the mire of social media bullshit
022532 ~Xkeeper> and claw back some of our internet presences
022541 ~Xkeeper> it's... really nice to not feel rushed
022550 ~Xkeeper> i can reply to a post later without worrying i'll lose it under a billion tweets
022557 ~Xkeeper> i missed this
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Posted on 01-17-18 05:31:00 PM Link | Quote
Gave the forum a shout-out on tarale.net… not sure if it'll lead to any newbies but we'll see.
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-17-18 11:35:42 PM Link | Quote
The best way to attract people is generally to tell them about this place repeatedly and not shut up about how much less awful it is than the current place. But given that I mostly try advertising it on Twitter to decent folks, reach is limited.
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Posted on 01-19-18 07:52:16 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper

...
022541 ~Xkeeper> it's... really nice to not feel rushed
022550 ~Xkeeper> i can reply to a post later without worrying i'll lose it under a billion tweets
022557 ~Xkeeper> i missed this



Yeah, I've been gone a few days because I've been busy and I don't feel stressed about it? It's nice
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-19-18 07:52:48 PM Link | Quote
plus you can rest easy knowing you've missed nothing, or at the very least are acutely aware of what you've missed, as opposed to welp-it's-in-the-void social media crap.
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Posted on 01-21-18 08:21:15 PM Link | Quote
That is one big thing I like about forums. Being able to contribute to conversations at a slower pace. Not feeling like I have to be responding to people right away. Reddit is so fast and threads die so quickly that sometimes I only find out about a neat thread a day later and it's too late to really join in.
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Posted on 01-21-18 09:52:06 PM Link | Quote
I'm also enjoying the slower pace, and also just… well… it's not like things where you're broadcasting to the world, tempting sealions in to have a go at you. To be honest, I've become quite afraid of posting on the Internet and it's made me weird and isolated.

I mean, you know, uh, more so.
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:01:16 PM Link | Quote
as someone who hadn't used forums in a good number of years and got used to the constant influx of information of social media, it's taking me a while to adjust back
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:06:00 PM Link | Quote
I never really fit in other mediums that weren't IRC or direct chat however much I used them. Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor and squeeze your interests into the exact mould that would get you engagement if you wanted friends out of it. Forums just feel more natural, honestly.
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:07:32 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydra-calm
Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor

not censoring myself is what got me suspended from twitter twice and then i made my own mastodon instance where i can say what i want

(but more seriously, yeah i get it :C )
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:08:07 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I never really fit in other mediums that weren't IRC or direct chat however much I used them. Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor and squeeze your interests into the exact mould that would get you engagement if you wanted friends out of it. Forums just feel more natural, honestly.

Social media definitely feels that way now, but early Twitter was very different. Of course, early Twitter was full of nerds and early adopters, and everyone was just so excited and happy to talk to one another. It was generally very friendly.

It is no longer very friendly.
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:17:10 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by maple
Originally posted by hydra-calm
Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor

not censoring myself is what got me suspended from twitter twice and then i made my own mastodon instance where i can say what i want

(but more seriously, yeah i get it :C )


Is there a guide anywhere to setting up your own Mastodon instance? I'm tempted to roll a (non-connected) one for the characters of an RP community I'm in.

Originally posted by Tarale
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I never really fit in other mediums that weren't IRC or direct chat however much I used them. Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor and squeeze your interests into the exact mould that would get you engagement if you wanted friends out of it. Forums just feel more natural, honestly.

Social media definitely feels that way now, but early Twitter was very different. Of course, early Twitter was full of nerds and early adopters, and everyone was just so excited and happy to talk to one another. It was generally very friendly.

It is no longer very friendly.

hooray, eternal september 2.0
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:19:20 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Halian
Is there a guide anywhere to setting up your own Mastodon instance? I'm tempted to roll a (non-connected) one for the characters of an RP community I'm in.

the documentation is here but i'm not sure if they cover running with federation disabled

at any rate if you ask around in mastodon or the discord chat (i think there's one anyway, i'm not in it) you're bound to get someone to help you
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Posted on 01-21-18 10:19:46 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by maple
Originally posted by Halian
Is there a guide anywhere to setting up your own Mastodon instance? I'm tempted to roll a (non-connected) one for the characters of an RP community I'm in.

the documentation is here but i'm not sure if they cover running with federation disabled

at any rate if you ask around in mastodon or the discord chat (i think there's one anyway, i'm not in it) you're bound to get someone to help you

thank
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-22-18 04:05:49 AM Link | Quote
It's not just the firehose of information and the "need to reply now now now", it's that it's largely gamifed by notifications. It's literally turning human interaction into a Skinner box, albeit one operated by your peers. Posting content is the activity; the feedback of likes, favorites, retweets, or boosts are the rewards. You're conditioned to keep posting, keep trying to find that viral message that will give you the next high.

(The punishment is all the nagging emails and notifications you get if you don't play along; "We miss you! You haven't posted a status in so long, tell us what's going on!". It's gross.)
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