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Linc · Community Instigator · Moderator

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  • @federica You do realize you'll need to "Preview" or "Post Comment" before the GIF appears right? Your laptop model should play no role in this whatsoever. It all happens in the browser so your computer isn't really a variable to worry about.
  • @person said: Fake meats are getting better and lots of effort is being put into it. I'm excited about the prospect of the impact a price and taste competitive alternative will have on society. I strongly agree. If you haven't checked the…
  • @lobster said: Any news? Is the Vanilla software being updated? Rewritten? Are we being karmically punished for our scenes? We're actually a couple versions behind on Vanilla currently, due to some backlogged server maintenance issues pre…
  • Thanks for the detailed reports of the problem! It's what finally led me to the solution. I've been hunting for that one off and on for a while now but my admin permissions prevent me from seeing it.
  • I wrote a patch and deployed it to our server just now. That should be the end of the tyranny of the community garden manager.
  • I found it.
  • As a brief update, I connected with Socair over email via Federica. We identified the specific discussions that were causing concern and removed them. He has been unbanned.
  • I'm happy to engage further with privacy concerns in a new discussion, provided we're able to have a thoughtful dialog. I am closing this current thread to remove the temptation of further intemperate replies, with apologies to the new members that …
  • @DhammaDragon said: This is not a neurotic guest having a screaming fit in a living-room. As someone who's witnessed previously very nice people do this both virtually and in reality many times, I disagree. Anyone can be sufficiently irri…
  • @Nerida said: Most moderators I’ve seen on other forums I’ve been part of don’t usually react so freely to situations like this. Ohhh, understood. Yes, we have a small group of moderators and they have broad authority and the experience t…
  • @Nerida said: Wow, remind me never to upset the moderators I don't understand what you're driving at here. The moderators weren't "upset" with the user; the user purposefully undertook the abuse of our platform and were banned. I'm quite…
  • My post was more philosophical than technical. I don't think it's reasonable to read it and then say "I don't understand why accounts can't be wholly deleted" without addressing any of the specifics I raised. @DhammaDragon said: We can stil…
  • @Tsultrim said: Thank you Linc. Is that true of names well? I'm unsure what you mean. Names are optional in quoted text and can be edited, removed, or added at will. To "mention" someone, just typing an @ in front of their username doe…
  • @Tsultrim said: I can't figure out how to remove a part of a text from another post and incorporate that part in my text. I think maybe you just want to click "Quote" and then delete the quoted text down to the snippet you wish to discus…
  • It's unfortunate the member above decided to go off the proverbial deepend about having their account deleted. For the record, I have a fairly nuanced position about it: I do believe users should be able to expunge personally identifiable informa…
  • @nakazcid I assure you it is my intention to fully put this site (and others I own) under SSL as soon as that is feasible. Unfortunately it's much more complicated than you probably believe. One of the drawbacks to operating websites for 15+ years i…
  • I remember being on the coiled wrist tether when I was that age when we went out to the mall. I was quite the wanderer.
  • @Lee82 said: Did you try with the "new" not in bold? Looks a little top heavy. It's an interesting observation. It's actually not bold, it's sized larger. We started with it equal-sized and it felt unbalanced in the opposite way, especial…
  • @nubuddh4 said: Some people should not have children and I think you are one of them. I'm always intrigued by folks who cannot (or refuse to) detect verbal irony and make sure that everyone else knows it. I suggest easing up on the 'Post'…
  • @federica said: I noticed the new icon. I realised you had (obviously) changed something, but had no idea how protracted the process had been. Nice. I was playing with the favicon yesterday (the "bookmark" icon) but didn't get it to a poi…
  • Thread rationing is back in effect!
  • @karasti said: I find Twitter worse. I find the bullying and abuse and misuse of anon. accounts worse. I absolutely understand how that can be. I have a lot of things working in my favor on Twitter: * I'm a white male with an avat…
    in Data Update Comment by Linc March 1
  • A ) When moderating any group, there are occasionally hard decisions to make. Abdicating responsibility in that moment guarantees failure. -and- B ) Companies are generally very bad at empowering employees to make hard decisions or providing a…
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 28
  • I see stuff like this every day. Twitter is no better, it just allows greater anonymity. You can report the most clear-cut abuse possible and you'll get replies like this:
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 27
  • @DhammaDragon I don't think anyone interpreted your request as an endorsement of their platforms. Folks just like to vent a bit, and that's fine.
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 27
  • I choose not to allow Facebook (which owns Instagram) data on this or any site I run. I regard it as both a competitor and unhealthy nuisance.
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 25
  • @genkaku said: Oh well, those days are in the rear-view mirror. Just humming an old-fart's tune. I mean, my company operates that way... we make the software this forum runs.
  • I've had a bit of a dustup with our hosting support, so we'll be having more downtime in a month or two to move between providers. I'll provide further update as we get close to that. My opinion was that if I'm paying $180/mo for a $40/mo-grade s…
  • @Jason said: As do I. @federica said: ...Motion carried.... Y'all got Jason and Federica to agree on a new moderator in the same week, someone get me a fainting couch! Boring behind-the-scenes glimpse: I started a thread abo…