Seirdy

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Seirdy wrote

As long as you don't dox yourself or get doxxed, you're fine.

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Seirdy wrote

I appreciate your appreciation! I'm in the process of writing a full article on the subject; this short microblog entry just me testing the waters.

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Seirdy wrote

nevermind I'll give it a try, nobody's forcing me to stay if i don't like it.

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Seirdy wrote (edited )

The ideas behind the platform seems solid, but I'm getting exhausted. Everyone has their own take on what social media should be. I'm already in the process of phasing out my Reddit and Hacker News usage.

On top of jstpst (love this place 😘), lobste.rs, tildes.net, the Fediverse, Lemmy (strictly part of the Fediverse but doesn't fully interoperate, hence the need for an account), various forums, and my IndieWeb site: I have another piece of social media.

I think that if someone wants me to consider their social media platform, it needs to do at least two of the following:

  1. Be small/inactive enough to not reward excessive attention, but not so small that I feel like I'm talking to myself. There's a grey area somewhere in between.
  2. Interoperate with other social networks so I don't have to actually join it (the Fediverse, the IndieWeb)
  3. Have an unusually nice community

So I hope Cohost does well, but I don't think I have it in me to give it a try unless I hear good news of at least two of the above. I'll ask around in a week.

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Seirdy wrote (edited )

Yeah this only applies to certain types of forums.

I've been thinking of creating A Thing made of participating sites. Starting with a webring, inclusion criteria, and a chatroom to share draft posts; then I'll add a forum. I want to keep everything low-volume, and this was my brainstorming.

not really a forum or social network as much as a community that happens to include a forum.

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Seirdy wrote

Yeah, orca isn't too bad tbh; it's just not really great.

It's better than, say, VoiceOver for iOS but that's not exactly a high bar.

On top of that, Chromium and derivatives (including Electron) have really flaky support for the necessary accessibility APIs. You're pretty much limited to GTK, Qt, and Firefox or WebKit2GTK for a good experience.

You know, I used to be on the "webshit bad" train and I still kind of am, but Qt is literally the only alternative to webapps when it comes to making cross-platform internationalized GUIs with good accessibility. Hopefully Odilia's addon and scripting support could improve that situation.

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Seirdy wrote

Funny since most of the freeze peach hordes are really US-centric and like to cite the US Constitution's First Amendment. Because that same amendment was used to protect freedom of association.

The freedom to do something does not imply compulsion to do it. I have the freedom to listen to or associate with someone spouting garbage. I have the freedom to stick my cut hand in a pool full of piranhas. That doesn't mean I'll do either thing.

So yes, someone's freedom to spout garbage implies that I have the freedom to block someone from my platform, under a US-centric framework at least.