Just a reminder if you run your own custom-coded varient of #mastodon I wrote this nice all-in-one docker container that will compile and serve up your code for testing. A great tool for locally testing the server before sending it off to the server.
Who's the marketing head of #Mastodon, I want his or her job
⚠️ The Fediverse has been scraped, again ⚠️
Almost six million posts from 363 instances have been scraped.
"All the posts with public visibility published by users hosted on Mastodon servers [...] which support the English language" have been scraped along with their metadata, and the "policy, the code of conduct and the prohibited contents of each instance".
The dataset is an attempt at creating an open dataset for "research" into algorithms like the ones Facebook uses to identify problematic content, based around users' use of Content Warnings.
The dataset can be found here:
It was created by the University of Milan, Italy, apparently for the 13th AAAI:
The associated publishing:
https://aaai.org/ojs/index.php/ICWSM/article/download/3262/3130/ or https://likeable.space/media/30ae595a191923a1ce84a1e0feac6a3cef5b8669f44e15535ea18c7a5594b93a.pdf?name=Mastodon%20Content%20Warnings%3A%20Inappropriate%20Contents%20in%20a%20Microblogging%20Platform.pdf or DM me for a copy.
Para todos los nuevos. Entiendo que los administradores les dan la bienvenida en un toot con varios enlaces, entre ellos, un manual de la instancia.
Muchos empiezan a tootear sin haber antes leído todas las instrucciones y eso hace que empiecen a darse de tumbos 😜. Para que les sea leve la transición, pasar suavemente de las redes privativas a las libres, de verdad, lean todo.
Aquí les dejo los mismos enlaces:
Términos del servicio:
Código de conducta:
Mastodon Feature Suggestion
I had an idea for a way to improve and balance between the concerns of both moderation and free-speech. Its a bit radical but I think in theory it could work
Imagine mastodon, or something similar, but where a user can no add hashtags to either their posts or their profile, only the ordinary text of their choosing.
Then hashtags can be added or removed by other users via a consensus mechanism where people can vote for or promote hashtags or suggest their own (not unlike how stackoverflow does it).
Then provide all the tools for users to be able to filter out certain hashtags or promote them in their own feed.
This would allow the community to vote on what is hate speech or what is not, or what is conservative vs liberal, or any other relevant quality to a post or person. Then a user can say things like "Any post that is voted by 70% or more people to be hate speech i want filtered from my feed"..
If done well this could create a system where users are able to completely moderate a system for themselves with minimal effort.
everyone i know has their own relatively private groupchats, probably bump around the main listed chats/communities there and make friends (or invite your own friends). seems to be some momentum there, just got one or two people signed up recently as well
Additionally, every #Pleroma instance lets you see their public timeline from their home page.
That I know of, no #Gab instance has any feature like this.
Precisely. What I am protesting is the controls to fight fake news.
Fake news is a problem, I just don't trust #Facebook to tell me what news I should and shouldn't be using.
My preferred solution, unmoderated news, uncertainly leads to * more * fake news, admittedly. But it also leads to more user freedom, and cedes less control to Big Tech.