I am an academic and outdoors enthusiast who supports the free and open exchange of information. We need to stop the trend of social media companies closing data access to researchers, open source developers, and the general community.

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Cake day: Jun 11, 2023


No worries, thanks for the response!

Interesting answer, scanning through the Wikipedia article on kiki/bouba it makes sense that we don’t really have solid evidence that it isn’t a learned trait. It may be hard to get a population of people who developed language independently of all other humans ever and see if they maintain the strong correlation with naming kiki and bouba.

So I guess that brings up another question I have kinda wondered about. What is the most “isolated” spoken language on the planet? By that, I mean the language that evolved most independently of other spoken languages. Is there anything interesting that can be learned by comparing such a language to the European languages that are dominant among the global population?

Ah that explains it. Someone posted a cool photo to my community from lemmy.ca but didn’t interact further. Looks like my comment didn’t even show up on their end.

Anyway, thanks to everyone working on the issue. I know these things aren’t easy.

Computer science. However, statistics is more of a hobby than anything. I am just intrigued by the idea of federated social media in general so I have thought a bit on how I would personally make it work. Perhaps I will make some more in depth blog posts about my ideas at some point.

Spam detectors are pretty opaque by their nature. In contrast, karma is pretty easy to understand: “x number of people upvoted comments or posts from this user”. This lets people understand a score even if they don’t agree. If a karma replacement behaved like a spam detector, it would probably just annoy people.

Sporting brackets may be a better analogy. They are developed with statistics in mind but are understandable to the average sports fan. I think a karma replacement should have similar properties.

Here is a good general explanation of Bayesian inference.

I think @jayrhacker@kbin.social is suggesting using such techniques to predict “troll” or “not troll” given the posting history/removed comments/etc. My personal thought is that whatever system replaces karma, it should be understandable to the typical user. I think its possible Bayesian inference could be used in developing the system, but the end system should be explainable without it.

Very good response. To see less complaining about Reddit, make more posts about other things. Lemmy will be what we make it. I have spent two weeks posting into the void with the community I started and I’m finally starting to see engagement. These things take time.

It would be nice if you could whitelist sites for cookies. That way you can stay logged into things like email.

How common are things like the bouba/kiki effect in linguistics? It seems there are some sounds that are based on something other than learned behavior, how much does this cause commonality in real language?

That’s amusing, I would have thought they could write a few lines of code to target subs that went private or NSFW within the last month. Keep us posted if they appoint a new moderator, I am curious now.

FYI, the web page itself is a progressive web app. This means you can go to the web page in a mobile browser and click “add to home screen” and a shortcut shows up that behaves like an application. I think Jeroba will eventually be better than the PWA, but it’s not there yet in my opinion.

Sorry to hear about the concussion! Hopefully you still enjoy the community.

Yeah, I am a long time lurker from Reddit as well. Now I started a community for back country skiing !backcountry@lemmy.world . Feel free to come watch me awkwardly post trip pictures trying to get the community going :-)

Construing their decision as a desire to fracture the community is missing the actual reason they’ve tried to articulate. It’s a temporary stopgap for the 4 admins who just weren’t expecting the sort of volume and associated misbehaving problems they are suddenly getting.

Thanks for this explanation, this makes a lot of sense and makes me less concerned about the whole thing.

Serious question though, if a server defederates, do the communities hosted on other servers just become completely un-moderated? This seems like a serious liability for the overall community.

This is part of my complaint against Reddit doing this. Google and Microsoft already have the data, they are just ensuring smaller companies and open source LLMs fail. I am also a little annoyed by the app thing, but I think it’s important that we don’t let tech giants monopolize this new technology.

I deleted my reddit post history, it’s not their data to sell.

Thanks, if the images are blurred I am fine with it. I assumed that it just showed stuff if you checked the NSFW box.

Edit: After trying it, yeah it blurs stuff, but I kinda wish there was a more redacted setting as it doesn’t blur that much. But I can live with this for now.

Can I be a moderator and have “show NSFW content” set to off?
I would kinda prefer leaving NSFW content hidden for my account if possible but I am worried I may miss someone posting something gross to my community. Is there a way to disallow all NSFW content for a community?

I have noticed this for sure, I have not seen any porn or offensive content yet fortunately. But I appreciate the warning, I will be careful using Lemmy in public until this is resolved.

Also things are a bit harder if you have a niche hobby. I started a community for back country skiing and I am still hoping that we get more content posters.

If you use Shreddit (or similar) check after a week that things are really gone!
Shreddit is a popular tool for deleting comments on Reddit as a means of protest. However, I noticed that after a week or so there were a dozen or more comments from 9 months to a couple years that showed up again. No idea if this is intentional on the part of Reddit or not, but if you want your comment history gone, double check.

Ah that would make sense that they need to be mined. Still, that is a cool hobby I have never heard of before! You should make a post explaining the full process. Perhaps I will make a post explaining back country skiing as well for those who have never heard of it.

(edit: subscribed! You got me interested)

Nice! I am glad I’m not the only person trying this strategy. I do need to admit I am completely unfamiliar with the wold of gemstones. Do you just go out and look for the initial stones?

(Btw I think you have a typo in your link? https://lemmy.world/c/faceting )

I created a community based on one of my hobbies to end my lurking habit: https://lemmy.world/c/backcountry

For now, I am just posting about one photo a day from my collection with some text that tries to drive interaction. There are 15 people in the community so I am hoping things start expanding at some point. All it costs me is a few minutes a day to choose and post a photo.

All are welcome whether seasoned back country skiiers/snowboarders or just curious about self powered snow sports. Spring ski season is still going!

I was wondering if someone would bring up search engine indexing. Google certainly has the upper hand for LLM training data with Reddit’s new API change since they have the comments anyway. This is a big reason I fear these API changes, it is very much concentrating power in the hands of already powerful companies.

I totally agree that Reddit’s motivation is probably not related to LLMs and the link I posted is more of an excuse than anything. However, I am curious what people think about data scraping and LLMs in general.

I hope cross posts are OK. But I am curious about Experienced Dev’s perspective on this as well since the question is rather technical.

Copying my opinion from the other thread in case you don’t want to look at my other thread:

My personal opinion is that high API usage fees hurt open source LLMs (e.g. GPT4All). I would rather not see this new technology monopolized by those who can pay API fees.

What is your opinion of the Large Language Model (LLM) argument made by Reddit?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/76533 > One of the arguments made for Reddit's API changes is that they are now the go to place for LLM training data (e.g. for ChatGPT). > > https://www.reddit.com/r/reddit/comments/145bram/addressing_the_community_about_changes_to_our_api/jnk9izp/?context=3 > > I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion around this and would like to hear people's opinions. Are you concerned about your posts being used for LLM training? Do you not care? Do you prefer that your comments are available to train open source LLMs? > > (I will post my personal opinion in a comment so it can be up/down voted separately)