A man who grabbed our concept of a centralized internet by the balls and squeezed it so hard that the Lemmy’s user count 65xed in a 3 months period. Thank you for your service

  • boCash
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    10 months ago

    I like that concept but I’m worried that weighting anything by superusers opens the door to astroturf, spam, and trolls.

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      10 months ago

      That door is already wide open.

      There is always going to be a content discovery algorithm or what you will not be able to find anything.

      The question is, do you want to be able to control that algorithm or do you want to leave it up to instance owners ?

      We need people to sort the good stuff and the bad stuff. Computers are still bad at it when they don’t take human"a preferences into account.

      Objective sorting is useless. It’s essential, to be able to sort chronological and alphabetical, but it’s a special use case, unless you’re the story of person who read the dictionary for fun.

      I think individual users being able to subscribe to moderation and curation in the form of a selection and sorting filter running inside the client of the user, would be a great improvement to every other social media out there.

      Let the user subscribe to the comment deleters that they like, and the upvotes that agree with their taste. Let them play with the selection weights of each subscribtion filter, right in the user interface, not hidden in a backend database.