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I would say so too, if it was more than just a hobby. Nevertheless, anybody can add the Creative Commons license to their work as long as it is their own work.
Hobby bloggers like to make this their own. But I understand the point you’re making.


And I’m running several lawsuits against individuals because of copyright infringements. So it definitely matters enough.


Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you. Copyright infringement also matters when private individuals are affected. E.g. when a private person uses CreativeCommons, MIT, or GPL license. CreativeCommons is mostly used for text.
In addition, you need to read the TOS of the platform to see if they do not take the rights, as Facebook does, for example.



Simply ban the IPs & the accounts of the abusers while enforcing the rules, and it shall be clean after a while.

That would work. But banning the IP would mean banning whole instances, because spam does not only come from the local instance. Banning the user by username does work for 5 minutes, before they register a new account.
Since nobody who’s hosting a Lemmy instance is paying a professional moderation team, which is 24/7 available to ban spam, it’s almost impossible to react in time.

I don’t know how it works in lemmy, but each instance could go and have a word filter (if the post contains a blacklisted word, it would be held for review).

This word filter is called slur-Filter and is available. Nevertheless, this has been criticized by outsiders very often and Lemmy as a whole was made bad.

I am Not Talking about the software feature, I am talking about why the 5,000 or so users who have an account at lemmy are unable to speak & interact with each other.

I don’t think it’s particularly beneficial to criticize Lemmy because some instance blocks others, but applaud Mastodon for “moderation”, on which a hashtag is highly valued that “recommends” blocking entire instances because one person has a problem with another on another instance.


As for moderation, mastodon is going to pass 8,000,000 users soon, and they have gab and truth social there, yet they are still able to moderate it.

With what I’ve experienced on Mastodon so far, the “moderation” consists almost entirely of overblocking by distributing blacklists, which are primarily controlled by bigger instances.


I was always happy with the combination of transmissiond running on a file server and transmission-remote as client, available for Linux, Windows and Android.


Wouldn’t it make more sense to get a small SSD instead of a USB stick and connect it via USB using an external enclosure? There shouldn’t be much difference regarding performance, but there should be in lifespan. You could also split partitions up and use the free space for other things.





Why is it so hard to send a correct UserAgent?
Especially with the rush from Twitter, there are more and more bots and crawlers coming up from the Fediverse that just can't manage to send a correct UserAgent. Many apps, which want to make usage of several platforms, just submit the framework they use for their connection. Like `python/1.2.3`, `Dart/1.23` or `http.rb/1.2.3`. The biggest problem with this behavior is, that I as the operator and administrator want to secure the system, but I would lock out legitimate software by targeting only the UserAgent. Especially the `python/1.2.3` in particular, but has also attracted malicious attention many times in my log files. I'm really grateful, that Lemmy developer decided to use a customized UserAgent, so that I as admin can directly see what request it is and where it comes from. That makes it so much easier to make the decision of harm or no harm. On my servers, I started to block all requests with a “default” or empty UserAgent, but I wonder, how it's possible to fix this issue in general? Any ideas?
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I prefer distro packages, because they don’t need to install dependencies, which are already installed. But for testing out a program or in need of several versions of one and the same one, it’s a great deal.
But even for testing or running multiple versions, AppImage is the better solution, in my opinion.


LibreOffice is great. I used their offline tools since release, and I really should take my time to take a look at their online version. Currently, I’m using ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud at home.
Thanks for the hint.



They’re only talking about the clouds. So, it’s not allowed to use e.g. Microsoft Skydrive or Google Drive. But as long as it’s possible to use Microsoft Office also offline, they’re doing it here.
Banning the clouds is a good start, but politics stopped there, without thinking about the offline software.


Did they? If so, then way too many schools don’t think to switch. I have way too many friends who are unhappy that their children still bring docx documents home, if at all. Because digitization here is seriously stuck in the Stone Age, many schools aren’t particularly equipped.



Let’s hope, other countries do the same with MS Office and Google Docs.


More interesting question would be, how to deal with incoming messages from other systems, which doesn’t support a karma system? 🤔


uff … Already this old? It feels like last year that I’ve seen it the first time.


cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/64476 > Found this little helper today, tried it, and I'm really happy. Finally, I can write with Markdown and still have an overview of plot, characters, notes, …
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Fapsi - An instance for all the creative. No matter if you're a writer, author or illustrator.
My intention behind the instance is to provide a place for creatives to discuss or present their work. Mastodon may be all good, but a topic tends to get lost quickly, and for authors and writers the character limit is usually an obstacle. In contrast to the usual instances in the Fediverse, on Fapsi no one should be condemned if you link to your book on e.g. Amazon. Also, nerdy discussions about Dungeons & Dragons and other TTRPG are very welcome.
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