submitted 10 months ago by rikudou@lemmings.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Most of the time when people say they have an unpopular opinion, it turns out it's actually pretty popular.

Do you have some that's really unpopular and most likely will get you downvoted?

submitted 10 months ago by Kidplayer_666@lemm.ee to c/memes@lemmy.ml
Whats your such opinion (discuss.tchncs.de)
submitted 9 months ago by NightOwl@lemm.ee to c/worldnews@lemmy.ml
submitted 9 months ago by sv1sjp@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world
submitted 10 months ago by mastermind@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
submitted 10 months ago by RandAlThor@lemmy.ca to c/worldnews@lemmy.ml
submitted 10 months ago by Someonelol@lemmy.ml to c/memes@lemmy.ml
submitted 10 months ago by Fissionami@lemmy.ml to c/worldnews@lemmy.ml

Please note this is just a beta and there are going to be bugs, but it works and it works nicely. Have fun.

submitted 10 months ago by onichama@feddit.de to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
submitted 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago) by BuckRowdy@lemmy.world to c/reddit@lemmy.world

I was just browsing a thread on c/nfl looking for new mods. There were multiple 12+ year Redditors there offering to help.

Got me wondering. There are 14,000 of us in this community. How many of us are ten year plus users who have just had enough?

Edit: I didn't expect this post to be as poignant as it became. There are so many of you... I can't reply to everyone. I'm an 11 year user and have modded something like 150 subs over the years. I'm really sad too, but I'm finding that lemmy has most of the content I'm looking for, just needs more comments.

The API was a big blow, but removing awards on past posts and deleting coin balances is really dumb.

submitted 9 months ago by Vuraniute@thelemmy.club to c/memes@lemmy.ml
submitted 10 months ago by Rozz@lemmy.sdf.org to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Mine would be creating pen and paper ciphers for my made up secret communication needs.

submitted 10 months ago by Samsy@lemmy.ml to c/memes@lemmy.ml
submitted 9 months ago by 257m@lemmy.ml to c/programming@programming.dev
submitted 10 months ago by rcmaehl@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
submitted 8 months ago by mvilain@infosec.pub to c/technology@lemmy.world

Youtube let the other shoe drop in their end-stage enshittification this week. Last month, they required you to turn on Youtube History to view the feed of youtube videos recommendations. That seems reasonable, so I did it. But I delete my history every 1 week instead of every 3 months. So they don't get much from my choices. It still did a pretty good job of showing me stuff I was interested in watching.

Then on Oct 1, they threw up a "You're using an Ad Blocker" overlay on videos. I'd use my trusty Overlay Remover plugin to remove the annoying javascript graphic and watch what I wanted. I didn't have to click the X to dismiss the obnoxious page.

Last week, they started placing a timer with the X so you had to wait 5 seconds for the X to appear so you could dismiss blocking graphic.

Today, there was a new graphic. It allowed you to view three videos before you had to turn off your Ad Blocker. I viewed a video 3 times just to see what happens.

Now all I see is this.

Google has out and out made it a violation of their ToS to have an ad blocker to view Youtube. Or you can pay them $$$.

I ban such sites from my systems by replacing their DNS name in my hosts file routed to which means I can't view the site. I have quite a few banned sites now.


Meta just announced that they are trying to integrate Threads with ActivityPub (Mastodon, Lemmy, etc.). We need to defederate them if we want to avoid them pushing their crap into fediverse.

If you're a server admin, please defederate Meta's domain "threads.net"

If you don't run your own server, please ask your server admin to defederate "threads.net".

submitted 9 months ago by danileonis@lemmy.ml to c/reddit@lemmy.ml

It is possible to estimate?

submitted 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago) by plactagonic@sopuli.xyz to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Edit: so it turns out that every hobby can be expensive if you do it long enough.

Also I love how you talk about your hobby as some addicts.

submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by SpaceCadet@feddit.nl to c/fediverse@lemmy.world

I feel like we need to talk about Lemmy's massive tankie censorship problem. A lot of popular lemmy communities are hosted on lemmy.ml. It's been well known for a while that the admins/mods of that instance have, let's say, rather extremist and onesided political views. In short, they're what's colloquially referred to as tankies. This wouldn't be much of an issue if they didn't regularly abuse their admin/mod status to censor and silence people who dissent with their political beliefs and for example, post things critical of China, Russia, the USSR, socialism, ...

As an example, there was a thread today about the anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. When I was reading it, there were mostly posts critical of China in the thread and some whataboutist/denialist replies critical of the USA and the west. In terms of votes, the posts critical of China were definitely getting the most support.

I posted a comment in this thread linking to "https://archive.ph/2020.07.12-074312/https://imgur.com/a/AIIbbPs" (WARNING: graphical content), which describes aspects of the atrocities that aren't widely known even in the West, and supporting evidence. My comment was promptly removed for violating the "Be nice and civil" rule. When I looked back at the thread, I noticed that all posts critical of China had been removed while the whataboutist and denialist comments were left in place.

This is what the modlog of the instance looks like:

Definitely a trend there wouldn't you say?

When I called them out on their one sided censorship, with a screenshot of the modlog above, I promptly received a community ban on all communities on lemmy.ml that I had ever participated in.


So many of you will now probably think something like: "So what, it's the fediverse, you can use another instance."

The problem with this reasoning is that many of the popular communities are actually on lemmy.ml, and they're not so easy to replace. I mean, in terms of content and engagement lemmy is already a pretty small place as it is. So it's rather pointless sitting for example in /c/linux@some.random.other.instance.world where there's nobody to discuss anything with.

I'm not sure if there's a solution here, but I'd like to urge people to avoid lemmy.ml hosted communities in favor of communities on more reasonable instances.

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