It's ok my friend, I did the exact same thing! In fact, my instance didn't federate properly at first because I started calling it iotide and half way through switched to lotide and it messed everything up having both!
Honestly, I think the biggest thing the platform needs is people.
(That being said, my instance uses quite customized css)
The answer to online hate speech is to do nothing!
Hate exists. Closing your eyes to it doesn't make it go away. The more we give hate power, then the more power it has.
These people are giving hate more and more power. It's absurd and stupid.
The way to end hate isn't more hate like the left would like to pretend, it's with tolerance. Instead of giving them power by treating their words like they're true and need to be silenced, show them that there's a better way to live.
You can't keep ugly ideas hidden forever. Letting them stay in the light and having a better answer is the only solution.
Reddit's horrible admin decisions drove a lot of productive users to other platforms.
You can say it worked, it worked to make the site an intolerable echo chamber. You'd have to be insane to spend time on that site while holding any but the most pure attitudes of whatever the powers that be tell you to think this hour.
Ok, so it looks like I'm right and I'm wrong. I'm right that the GPL doesn't protect that, and I'm wrong because mastodon is agpl not gpl
Tbf, I don't think it's a GPL violation. GPL allows anyone to use and modify the software, and if you redistribute the software then you need to redistribute it with the source code. A website specifically like mastodon doesn't redistribute the source code, they run it on their servers.
The fediverse is the only home for the free. I truly believe that.
I've watched a bunch of her videos, she's really smart in a lot of ways.
Gotta admit, having individual communities individually hosted is kinda awesome.
Being able to reach out to other communities from your own instance is great, I love that it's all in one place and it doesn't really matter where the other people are posting from.
Getting reported makes me laugh hard. "Oh, I'll ban myself. Sure. Getting right on that."
Streaming on peertube seems like the future to me -- the more users are streaming the more bandwidth is available to stream. Kind of incredible!
I think it's a mirror by peertube.biz
MIT opencourseware is licensed under a creative Commons by attribution non commercial share alike license so you are allowed to make copies. I'm not sure if any of Jordan Peterson's lectures are similarly licensed. If any have an open license I'm happy to host them.
Fediverse uber alles!
The details tag in html allows you to hide text until it's clicked on, and it already works in lotide.
On other platforms, the text is blacked out until it is clicked on then it is displayed, same with images.
Not sure how you'd do it in pure html, perhaps get rid of the offending content with a link that says "click to show hidden content" that would bring you to a new page with the spoiler/content warned content visible?
I give Apple credit. I had windows CE and palm devices before the iphone came out, and they had many of the elements of modern smart devices, but lacked usability. When I bought an ipod touch 1st gen, it was a game changer. Apple brought everything together in a lot of smart ways that changed the game. Whatever you think of Apple or iPhones (I'm not a fan personally) you can't claim they didn't revolutionize the space.
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're refering to as Hoot, is in fact, Lotide/Hoot, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Lotide plus Hoot. Hoot is not a social platform unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning Federated system made useful by the Lotide corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full Platform as defined by Lotide.
Pleroma defaults to a few thousand characters, and I've extended FBXL Social to 60,000 characters per post for times when I'm posting an essay from my upcoming book.
The threaded view of lotide is ideal from my viewpoint.