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#26 2018-06-17 20:38:51

cynwulf
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Re: Much ado about nothing

golinux wrote:

It would give the admins a sense of how users are reacting to questionable posts though as has been mentioned the numbers can be manipulated.

It will give you a sense that X doesn't get on with Y.  Not much else.

golinux wrote:

In the past, users have on occasion emailed me when they feel someone else on the board has crossed a line.

As a forum admin, you will get this.  In general if a member emails you about some other member "crossing the line", it's coming from someone with an agenda.

golinux wrote:

Perhaps public requests in Forum Feedback would be a better option to suggest a need for administrative action.  All I know is that there are times when action might be necessary.  We just need to figure out the best way to gauge when and what is appropriate.

Precisely, that's for you to gauge - not some forum extension...

golinux wrote:

Thankfully, this board has fewer issues than most because of the maturity of its members.

Which is exactly why you don't need this autonomous forum extension...

golinux wrote:

And finally . . . the only cliques I have seen here are trolls banding together.

I haven't seen any bands of trolls here?

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#27 2018-06-17 20:59:35

devuser
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Re: Much ado about nothing

Kinda funny how such a mostly cosmetic change draws so much attention big_smile

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#28 2018-06-17 21:14:47

golinux
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Re: Much ado about nothing

cynwulf wrote:
golinux wrote:

In the past, users have on occasion emailed me when they feel someone else on the board has crossed a line.

As a forum admin, you will get this.  In general if a member emails you about some other member "crossing the line", it's coming from someone with an agenda.

I disagree.  The emails I have gotten were from well-established, respected contributors to this forum whose only 'agenda' was for the forum to be free of disruption.

The discussion here seems to be pretty much against implementing the troll extension to be publicly viewable.   I'm not opposed to a trial run with hidden stats.  In any case it would be useful for some to be able to ignore an annoying user.

cynwulf wrote:
golinux wrote:

And finally . . . the only cliques I have seen here are trolls banding together.

I haven't seen any bands of trolls here?

Then you haven't been paying attention.  Or maybe it's just semantics . . .

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#29 2018-06-17 21:24:20

fsmithred
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Re: Much ado about nothing

golinux wrote:

  Perhaps public requests in Forum Feedback would be a better option to suggest a need for administrative action.

There's already a Report button at the bottom of each post, but it looks like it hardly ever gets used. 90% of the reports are for spam, and we don't even get those anymore. (Thanks, Ralph!) Maybe we just need to point out that button's existence in the top post. Or maybe we don't - this is a pretty calm board, even when it heats up.

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#30 2018-06-17 21:26:16

golinux
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Re: Much ado about nothing

The report button is only visible to admins.  A post in forum feedback would be public.  That's a big difference in transparency.

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#31 2018-06-17 22:49:53

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: Much ado about nothing

If I understand it right, the basic tenet against a published Troll Count is on the line that it's more likely to be (mis-) used by a bunch of dickheads banding together to wield dickheadary against some normal adult member, than that it's used by the normal adult members as (weak) indicator towards the censoring of a dickhead.

Well, perhaps. I'll leave my head where it is for the moment.

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#32 2018-06-17 22:57:54

golinux
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Re: Much ado about nothing

@ralph.ronnquist . . . Your head is a very nice head.  Anarchists always manage to turn things upside down and make it someone else's fault.  wink

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#33 2018-06-18 22:56:46

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: Much ado about nothing

Thanks smile A full day without takers!
In my mind, "blame" is not central to Anarchism; there are other belief systems for that.
But I agree it's a good point: what would Kropotkin say?

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#34 2018-06-19 00:10:44

MiyoLinux
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Re: Much ado about nothing

Not being one to align myself with dickheadism, and being of sound mind and body...sans any reference to dickheadedness in regard to the body tongue, and having the wherewithal of being both a member and an administrator of other forums, I do hereby declare that in reference to trollstances, administrators can certainly benefit from the input of forum members in regard to trollism; whereby, administrators can be alerted to certain things that may not immediately catch their attention otherwise. Said administrators still have the option of acting upon said supratrollitarianism regardless of a member's (or members') input.

...n'stuff.


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#35 2018-06-19 01:14:07

golinux
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Re: Much ado about nothing

@Miyo . . . you are my hero!!  LOLOLOL!!!

But seriously . . . reports of observed dickheadism by any available method - report, Forum Feedback, email, smoke signal etc. - would certainly be helpful to the d1g administrators.

@ralph.ronnquist . . . regardless of the attribution, the pattern is hijack - antagonize - publicize - victimize

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#36 2018-06-19 08:09:53

cynwulf
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Re: Much ado about nothing

While the troll behavioural analysis might be fun, it's merely an open invitation for "more of the same please".  The more of a big deal you make of this, the more of a big deal it will become.  I'm still not entirely sure how a low traffic forum with ~ 600 member, most of which are likely not active can have such a major troll problem, major enough to warrant the installation of countermeasures?  I can only assume I missed it, that's possible as I haven't been here in a while.

So far most members who have responded to this have requested that the countermeasures be either watered down or for the "threshold" to be raised.  This may indicate that the members who are not causing trouble may not be completely in favour of this, or may have some reservations.

Panopticon made a good point earlier:

Panopticon wrote:

The internet is a tool, not a social experiment in my opinion and those that want to use it for social purposes will reap the rewards good and bad. Im still analog when it comes to being social.

I would say that could be extended to "social experiments" where forum staff try to discipline trolls and "modify behaviour".

Sadly the WWW is what it is, some people won't fall into line and you really only have two options.

If someone enters your establishment and trashes the place, you don't allow them to remain on condition they wear a sign over their head.  You boot them out and be done with it.  That's really the only two options you have - allow them to remain or boot them out.

Perhaps if people post about "technical stuff" and just populate the forum with useful threads, this problem might solve itself.

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#37 2018-06-19 12:58:07

ivanovnegro
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Re: Much ado about nothing

cynwulf wrote:

If someone enters your establishment and trashes the place, you don't allow them to remain on condition they wear a sign over their head.  You boot them out and be done with it.  That's really the only two options you have - allow them to remain or boot them out.

A very good point. I see no reason to have "troll" members in the forum or when somebody comes here to register and see the forums has a bunch of "default" trolls participating in the community. That is no good promotion.

Also the administrators are here to control and decide, that is why they have mod powers. It is not the task of forum members to "police" the forums. Sure they can report such behavior and help out but if everybody has the power to make someone a troll then it can rapidly get out of control and the outcome will be the opposite. 

It would be better that mods and administrators decide together who is the troll and how to deal with him/her and then just ban them or delete their accounts. There is no point of marking members as unwanted but still have them here wearing a sign.

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#38 2019-10-22 23:23:32

notaninja
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Re: Much ado about nothing

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

You got it right. There is no way you can find out who are ignoring you (short of bribing me to tell you, of course).

Oh good, bribery - finally something non-technical I can understand (see username).

Do you accept bitcoin?

Or cash in a paper bag, under the ol' ham sandwich?

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#39 2019-10-23 01:43:03

freemedia2018
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Re: Much ado about nothing

devuser wrote:

Kinda funny how such a mostly cosmetic change draws so much attention

most cosmetic changes dont have much potential for political abuse. devuan on the other hand, largely exists because anybody against a systemd monopoly was treated as a troll and censored.

i dont necessarily think this will be abused, but its potential for abuse makes it worth questioning. mostly though, on a forum that has a secret troll rating its a shame that i cant upvote cynwulfs posts in public. i do on lq and i think a positive reputation system is likely more useful than this one. thats long term-- short term, i doubt it matters. short term, all the stuff debian had in place for managing the community did no real harm at all.


monopolies are able to change free software so it better serves their freedom than ours.

why is that so difficult to prove to many free software advocates, and what is it that stops them from caring?

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#40 2019-10-23 02:13:48

golinux
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Re: Much ado about nothing

"Reputation systems" are just mob click-bait.  Really beneath the quality of users that populate this forum.

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#41 2019-11-11 06:26:37

pdwalker
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Re: Much ado about nothing

If anyone has been watching what has happened to the Linux Kernel development, then it should serve as a warning when you let the SJWs get control things.

Ruthlessly judge people on the quality of their contributions, rather than their "wokeness" credentials.

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#42 2019-11-11 07:37:21

ToxicExMachina
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Re: Much ado about nothing

pdwalker wrote:

If anyone has been watching what has happened to the Linux Kernel development, then it should serve as a warning when you let the SJWs get control things.

Ruthlessly judge people on the quality of their contributions, rather than their "wokeness" credentials.

A lot of people think SJWs are "leftists" but it's not true. They are just a corporate tool made with the only aim to attack and destroy community (corporate/industrial terrorism as is). Linux is extremely big heap of code. It's too hard to maintain this heap only with community efforts. Corporations are happy to keep it so ugly because this is their power. By the way, BSD and derivatives can't be solution because all of them are under corporations much longer than Linux.

So the only way I see is to fork Linux or make brand new compatible kernel suitable for community driven development (GPLv3 is vital condition). Such technical solution will be very helpful for eliminating non-technical problems like parasite infestation.

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#43 2019-11-11 09:25:55

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Re: Much ado about nothing

ToxicExMachina wrote:

fork Linux or make brand new compatible kernel suitable for community driven development (GPLv3 is vital condition). Such technical solution will be very helpful for eliminating non-technical problems like parasite infestation.

long term i think such a fork is inevitable, but social problems often require cultural solutions. technical solutions can help, though a lot of people put much more stock in them than is reasonable-- for example, the way that facebook and twitter connect the world "like never before" helps things like the arab spring, but are showing their limitations (censorship) and costs (surveillance) as well. there has to be some cultural shift, people who show apathy wont be rescued by all the technological marvels in the world.

i agree with you on the nature of sjws.


monopolies are able to change free software so it better serves their freedom than ours.

why is that so difficult to prove to many free software advocates, and what is it that stops them from caring?

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#44 2019-11-11 13:59:34

HevyDevy
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Re: Much ado about nothing

capitalist society is fucked that is the whole root of the problem. Shitbag science ....

https://medium.com/@girlziplocked/why-c … ec7c13b002

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#45 2019-11-12 09:43:07

ToxicExMachina
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Re: Much ado about nothing

freemedia2018 wrote:

long term i think such a fork is inevitable, but social problems often require cultural solutions. technical solutions can help, though a lot of people put much more stock in them than is reasonable-- for example, the way that facebook and twitter connect the world "like never before" helps things like the arab spring, but are showing their limitations (censorship) and costs (surveillance) as well. there has to be some cultural shift, people who show apathy wont be rescued by all the technological marvels in the world.

Technology is a part of human culture. There are both right and wrong ways of technology usage. Suitability for here and now doesn't mean right way. Actual social media format (facebook/twitter/etc.) is the example of the wrong way. People just don't know that the world communication is not a merit of such social media.

General mechanism (primitive description):
1. Make an illusion.
2. When some critical mass of people believe the illusion is real allow them to force others to live according the laws of the illusion.
3. Transform the illusion laws into real ones.

In case of facebook:
1. Advertise social media service and let people use it as the only and one way of communication.
2. A lot of people use this service. Others have to use it too to communicate with them.
3. "What? No facebook? Are you sociopath? You MUST create your own facebook account!", "We won't hire you because you have no facebook account. It's our company policy.", "I don't care about other sites - I've got everything in facebook!", etc.

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#46 2019-11-12 13:30:27

freemedia2018
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Re: Much ado about nothing

ToxicExMachina wrote:

Technology is a part of human culture.

There are both right and wrong ways of technology usage.

Suitability for here and now doesn't mean right way.

agreed.

separated into three points to clarify agreement with each.


monopolies are able to change free software so it better serves their freedom than ours.

why is that so difficult to prove to many free software advocates, and what is it that stops them from caring?

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#47 2020-03-02 05:56:28

nonbrob user
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Re: Much ado about nothing

we don't care if you're liberal or conservative, black or white, we won't bring it up or ask ?? (nor should you).??

~liveexperience ~ obviously a darker and a brighder scinned invdividual are inderchanging opinions suspicious observed by others , so they ask each other which one  of us is de coulered ?? ( a word used in former dimes for non brighter, witer ,  scinned people ?? )

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