If so, why? Just to have your own private server for you and friends, or to spin up a public server for a specific topic?

Maya
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I haven’t decided. I like having control and being able to shove in dumb CSS. on the other hand, the thing that would be really valuable to me would be fostering an alt community (music/art/fashion), but I don’t know if I have the guts for that much moderation work.

I’d consider doing it but if I did it would mainly be for me because I wouldn’t be able to guarantee stability

@telefunk
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I would most likely make one. I like seeing how things run and have really liked the project. I really like the format. As much as I tried to get into mastodon and the others, they never really clicked for me.

@wraptile
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Probably, if there isn’t a good one yet. I’m planning on forking lemmy and an instance with some patches - like removing the childish “slur filter” and other awful design decisions that by the looks of it are not going to be addressed ever.

I’m not very fond of current administration which seems very socially inept which is kinda ironic for a social network project. I’d kinda prefer more community focused, apolitical and friendlier community which hopefully will happen with federation support if it’s ever implemented.

Edit: so many down-votes and admin replies just kinda proves my point here 🙄

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@wraptile
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Most of my posts are political because 90% of posts on lemmy are political. That’s like asking why most of your purchases are cheeses at the cheese shop 😂

In fact if you take a look at my profile I’d argue it’s far from being most of my posts (I’m not even subscribed to a single political community). I even moderate multiple communities not a single one of which is political.

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@wraptile
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You somehow imply that swearing is the opposite of friendlyness. Just think for a moment where do you swear the most? Amongst friends! 😁

@AgreeableLandscape
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@wraptile
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You should take a look at the slur list in lemmy’s codebase

Obviously I cannot quote here because apparently meta discussion is against the rules but as you can see there are a lot of words that are far from being slurs on that list.

Language is highly contextual and dynamic. I thought we already figured out in the 90s that “badword” filters don’t work and are absurd; yet here we are!

Finally it’s a hardcoded list of words which is just silly and amateur no matter how you look at it. For example you are not able to start a non-english instance of lemmy without hard fork of it because of hard-coded slur list that will capture non-english words.
The slur detection is very amateur as well that can be avoided by a single extra character (like empty unicode characters) so it requires manual moderation anyway — why is the filter even there if the only thing it’ll catch is false positives? It’s just such a perplexing UX design that is nothing but a virtue signaling.

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Maya
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for the record, I have made friends on forums like this!

didn’t really involve slurs much tho. or even really a lot of swearing. so. not a counterexample 🤔

@wraptile
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Dessalines
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Removed your use of a sexist slur. Consider this your first warning.

@wraptile
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context matters — it was a meta discussion about the word. I didn’t call anyone “slur word” or whatever. For someone being against fascists you sure act a lot like one, kinda proved my point perfectly.

For other people you can check context in the modlog:

Of course you can’t know what it was because apparently saying the word is against the rules lol; here’s a hint though:

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@wraptile
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Yup, language has context. @dessalines@lemmy.ml already has a beef with me since pretty much I joined lemmy and said the word commies.

Just look at github issue tracker - the guy has some serious mental issues and being in charge of project making it worse. Now he’s exercising his “power” to win an argument.

No sane individual would think that talking about a slur is equivalent to using one - wake up. That’s like saying historian who took out Mein Kamf from the library is a nazi lol

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@wraptile
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That said, you got a warning from a mod because you used a slur

I didn’t. I described it but that’s not usage. It’s like saying you used a gun to shoot someone when you show someone a picture of a gun and explain how the trigger works.

@AgreeableLandscape
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@racoon
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According to the practice of the concurrent websites, the secret recipe for success seems to be to make as mod a pedophile child trafficker for the elites.

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@SloppilyFloss
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I took a look at your instance and looks pretty cool! It would be great as another leftist space. You should definitely post it on !lemmy_instances@lemmy.ml again once federation rolls out so people can join in.

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@SloppilyFloss
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Are you new to the Linux world?

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