[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 6 points 2 weeks ago

I cannot maths sometime 😩

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 12 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I must confess that you're the first person to tell that to me — English class was always a disaster! The only thing I can point to is practice: I have a blog here that I write at regularly. The other component might be luck? They say that a broken clock is right twice a day and I'm inclined to agree.

In any case, thank you!

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 5 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

fuck this country man

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 22 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

This thread has been reported to us. I've temporarily made the decision to keep it (other mods; feel free to override). While the question could have been phrased a hell of a lot better ("what are your favourite bands that people don't get the real meaning of?"), its a valid question and doesn't quite fall into the "offensive" rule.

Community: please stay civil. The fact that a song can be political does not mean it is worth debating if it's politics are correct. If discussion significantly devolves into personal attacks, bans will be issued regardless of partisanship.

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 22 points 3 weeks ago

Right? like the probably 50-100k they stole in total is whatever, but the fact they stole it from underpaid OSS developers and generous community members is disgusting.

I might apply for funding to research the real number that was stolen...

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 26 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Sure! I've been meaning to depoy hedgedoc for a while now and this seems like a good use. Here you go: https://doc.boehs.org/s/socials

fixed; ignoreEdit: Why does nothing ever work. Immediately hit some obscure error because of a cloudflare minifier edgecase: https://community.cloudflare.com/t/cache-minify-breaking-script/386650/11, well if you do a view source you'll see it

Edit 2: You can also verify by asking at any of the methods in https://boehs.org/contact

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 91 points 3 weeks ago

Hi! I wrote this <3

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/reddit@lemmy.world

Historically, I've perceived Reddit as slightly left leaning, with strong pockets of conservatives. Recently though, a vast majority of comment sections seem to excuse violence, such as in this thread (TW: police brutality), where people say things like

TW: Supporting violence

The students didn’t hurt the bullets, right?

They paid to learn so....... You go learn today


Follow the rules of the people who own the property. If they ask you to leave then leave. Don’t interfere with people’s incomes or you’ll end up finding the fuck out

Got it. The next time I stand on a private piece of grass that I paid 200 grand for the privilege of using, I should expect to be shot at like I deserve. I'll keep that in mind.

When the owner of the property wants you to move on? Yeah. Move on. Or don’t and find out.

And I'm seriously wondering when Reddit got so bad that the hivemind supports calls for violence. Are these humans? Are they bots? Why does reddit allow this conduct?

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 6 points 3 weeks ago

Username is completely clean. It was something along the lines of “BeautifulPuppies”.

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/reddit@lemmy.world

I made an account 3 years ago to make a single post, which I wanted to be anonymous for. I logged in again today as I wanted an account for... um... science, and discovered I was banned a year ago. I find this ban incredibly odd as

  1. I did not log into this account for two years between the post and the suspension
  2. They do not state what rule I broke, which is not standard in my experience
  3. They do not offer the opportunity to appeal, which I also believe is not standard
  4. They tell me to make a new account. If I broke their rules, why would they want me to make a new account? Temp ban makes sense. Permaban makes sense. This makes no sense.

The only explanation I can think of is that they want to bump the user count.

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 12 points 3 weeks ago

Is that you Jia Tan?

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 25 points 10 months ago

Why would people be against them

submitted 11 months ago by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/green@lemmy.ml
submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Hello! We've reached 15k members (afaik we're still the largest community on lemmy). It's a lot for only a couple people, though there is admin support.

I'm looking for a couple people to join and help moderate. Ideally you:

  1. Have a history of contributions to this community
  2. Have been on lemmy for a reasonable* amount of time and do not plan to leave any time soon

*Genuinely not sure what constitutes reasonable, I suppose it will be case-by-case. It's a little frightening to appoint someone who just came via the reddit migration, but I understand that 4/5 of this community are newish so it's fine. The main hope is that you'll stick around.

Ideally I'll pick a few people out in the coming days. I'm also going to correspond with the admins before changes.


submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

There's been an influx of content surrounding lemmy here. Some of it is open ended:

  • "What kinds of things from reddit would you like to see Lemmy avoid as the user base grows?"
  • "Lemmy, what do you call users of Lemmy?"

And these are a-ok! There's also been a lot of questions like

  • "How do I block a user?"
  • "How do I join a community on a different instance"

These aren't open ended (at least, relatively). They are objective based, and just need a resolution, rather than discussion. These sort of questions are more relevant to !lemmy_support@lemmy.ml.

I know there's also questions like "What are you guys doing when there’s multiple communities for the same thing across instances?". I'm inclined to let those stay, there is lots of opportunity for discussion. It's a game of discretion from a moderation perspective, but I assume most can easily guess what is cold hard support.

At least from me, moderation of support posts has been sporadic at best, despite the long standing rule. I will begin redirecting these questions to !lemmy_support@lemmy.ml, however I'm of course willing to listen to the community here if that's not what is wanted, as well as other feedback.

edit: support posts will now be removed, not locked

submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/opensource@lemmy.ml

Hi everyone, welcome, ect... It might go without saying but lemmy is open source! The platform is written in rust and typescript (which is a big pro for me). I'm sure we all have our little gripes with the platform, and those are fixed with collective teamwork :)

These are "good first issues", here is a contributing guide), and here is a chat where developers coordinate.

Let's make the best link aggregator!

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 3 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Welcome everyone! Just as a PSA, here's a cross instance community explorer: https://browse.feddit.de/

submitted 2 years ago* (last edited 2 years ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Hey all, I think it's unfair for me to be the only moderator (plus the admins!).

I was trying to find some good candidates and I certainly found many, but I think it's much more fair to open the floor for nominations.

Some groundrules so this goes smoothly:

  • You are allowed to nominate unlimited people, including yourself
  • You must make each nomination in a separate comment
  • Please ensure the user in question has not yet been nominated, if they have please upvote the existing nomination and maybe leave a comment in support instead!

This is somewhat of a popularity contest, although note I do not promise the most popular candidates will be the ones selected.

This post will be updated when mods are appointed with the logic behind appointment.

@mekhos@lemmy.ml has been appointed. This is because

  • Overwhelming support
  • 7 hour timezone difference (if I did the math correctly)


  • I needed one more, I see tmpod around often
submitted 2 years ago* (last edited 2 years ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Hey all, if you notice any comments that clearly don't belong here please hit the report button! In the next few days I will be checking in every few hours to ensure this community is in tip top shape.

I have also recruited two new mods.

submitted 2 years ago* (last edited 2 years ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/fediverse@lemmy.ml

Email is already nicely federated, but I think it's time for a change. Services like protonmail claim to offer encryption between users, but you can't host your own instance. It would be awesome if there was a spec somewhere for a federated email service that defines

  • email encryption between users
  • markdown
  • ~~connection with activity pub? (What would this look like)~~ I mean some way to "email the web", ie: add comments via email
  • compatibility with standard email users (if you send/receive to/from a user who does not have email v2 implemented it just uses normal features)
  • somehow better support for email discussion groups (hop in and out, public interface defined)
  • this spec should be focused heavily on usage for humans instead of automated mailing, I expect html would not be defined.

I'm just spit balling here. Does anyone have any ideas? Does something like this exist?

Thanks, Evan

[-] Cloak@lemmy.ml 9 points 2 years ago

Why must addons be created for free software instead of merging it in? for firefox seems good but for lm I don't see the need, why was LES not just added to master?

submitted 2 years ago* (last edited 2 years ago) by Cloak@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Hey! Back after a large break from lemmy and after returning to the community it seems it is more advice focused: what is the best way to learn programming vs story focused what is a bad mistake when you started programming.

My job as a moderator is to serve the community best I can, so instead of changing the rules to recklessly to bar topics further without consent, I want to extend an invitation for you, the members of the community, to share what you want to see content wise from this community.


I like it as is!


New rules ideas

  • Only questions about cats are allowed
  • Posts about dogs will result in being banned

Thank you!


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