We already have allowlist and blocklisting, and lemmy.glasgow.social is explicitly on our allowlist. Don’t expect /c/all to be clean or curated in any way, as the lemmyverse grows it will become even more noisy. Just use subscribed or local for now if you want a clean front page.
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User / community blocking is one of our bigger future issues, but for now just use subscribed. I don’t know if we wanna make the call to ban article spam that isn’t specifically advertising. Seems like a lot could get caught up in that.
So, you’re suggesting that because the admin of the Glasgow site is trying to build his instance in a particular way that doesn’t meet your measure of interest, it should be ‘dealt with’? What makes you believe that it’s self-promotion?
I asked a couple of pointed questions, I’m not sure how it’s trying to shut down discussion. However, what I see is “I don’t like what’s going on here, it’s annoying me, somebody please do something!”, and then when you’ve been given the information on how little it actually affects everyone and how to avoid it, you want to throw your toys in the sandbox and run away.
It seems pretty clear: a) the features you want are on the list of things to do, b) /c/all isn’t going to be the curated list of whatever you want it to be, and c) if want to curate your own Lemmy right now, you can always run your own instance. You stated your opinion. Great, move on, there’s not really any debate to be had that I can see. (Yes, that could well be viewed as trying to shut down “discussion”, as I don’t think there’s much really to be had now)
yeah I agree. I don’t entirely agree with glasgows methods but tbh I do tend to come to sites like these for updates and discussion, and having regular posts about on-topic things to my area would be really nice. this doesn’t create discussion unfortunately and thats why I personally don’t think this is 100% the way to go I do think its a valid option and there’s no reason to penalize it considering having different policies on this kind of the whole point of self hosting and federation anyways.
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It’ll be better when more people are up voting and down voting comments. Currently the hot sorting just mostly shows new posts with few or no comments or votes.
Hey guys, I’m the admin at lemmy.glasgow.social, just been made aware of this post. I wanted to respond:
I want people to use, for example, https://lemmy.glasgow.social/c/strathbungo as a place to discuss the Strathbungo area in Glasgow - and I’m actively trying to introduce people to the platform.
Until people are made aware of that particular community and it fills with relevant user supplied content, there is a bot that sumarises the RSS feed of a local website (The Bungo Blog) - I was planning to add any other sources that were relevant.
Maybe this isn’t how I should be using Lemmy, it just made sense to me as a way to attract people as a good resource.
I’m more than happy to tag these accounts as bots, or make the posts local only - or whatever I’m able to do (now, or when it’s made available) - just let me know, thanks!
That’s a fair point.
I’ve disabled about 90% of the automated posts (the majority were coming from Glasgow news/football sites) as of now - the ones that are kept are from a couple blogs etc - I don’t expect more than 1 post from them every week or two. But I’ll keep an eye on them and disable any that post more/too often.
As soon as we have the functionality to tag accounts as ‘bot’ etc too - I’ll make sure that happens as well.
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