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madoba



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: A decentralized Facebook Reply with quote

I have an idea! Billions of anonymous social network users across the globe connected in a community where the sharing of all words, blogs, pictures, videos, and comments are owned by the individuals that make up the system. Sort of like a Naptser for social communities. Instead of what you share ending up on some corporate server for them to mine and sell, why not leave that data on your computer and somehow have some FOSS organization build some mechanism to allow sharing of computers in one big social network.

Fuc! the cloud. Why should we give up our computers to google or facebook! Why do we want them to have our information? Why are we moving towards moving all of our ideas, thoughts, pictures, videos, etc... on some corporate server. There has got to be a better way to form a social community. I say it's computer to computer, especially when it comes to a social network site.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was on the point of deleting this post because you have posted the same topic on the Off Topic forum; that is very annoying and against netiquette Evil or Very Mad
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madoba



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
I was on the point of deleting this post because you have posted the same topic on the Off Topic forum; that is very annoying and against netiquette Evil or Very Mad


As I can not, I would expect you to remedy by deleting the one least appropriate for the forum. You are more annoying, no comment was even necessary. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I'd consider drawing users attention to forum "faux pas" as part of a moderators job, and yours as the unnecessary response.

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madoba



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCNetSpec wrote:
Personally I'd consider drawing users attention to forum "faux pas" as part of a moderators job, and yours as the unnecessary response.

Smile .. and maybe mine Smile


Sometimes a violation is the only remedy. A pattern it is not.
If only the moderator would have done what he was initially inclined to do (delete one of the postings) there would not now be 4 unnecessary posts. Moderator Please pretend I was never here. Please Delete this topic from both forums. What's the point anymore? The trolls are coming out.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since madoba shows a lack of consideration for the rules and the moderator, I suggest both posts be deleted. I am sure there are many here, including myself, who do not want to see this devolve into a place of aggression. If the attitude continues, then to block the user for a length of time as per moderators discretion.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you break the rules, expect to have it pointed out to you. Don't shoot the messenger, apologise and learn from the experience. That way, there is a chance that at least one reply in this thread may start discussing the content of your original post instead of its repetition.

I have deleted the surplus post, it is up to you whether you bring this thread back on topic.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
If you break the rules, expect to have it pointed out to you. Don't shoot the messenger, apologise and learn from the experience. That way, there is a chance that at least one reply in this thread may start discussing the content of your original post instead of its repetition.

I have deleted the surplus post, it is up to you whether you bring this thread back on topic.

Sorry.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madoba wrote:
towy71 wrote:
I was on the point of deleting this post because you have posted the same topic on the Off Topic forum; that is very annoying and against netiquette Evil or Very Mad


As I can not, I would expect you to remedy by deleting the one least appropriate for the forum. You are more annoying, no comment was even necessary. Rolling Eyes


Top right of your own post, Quote Edit X the X deletes.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't this what Diaspora was supposed to do, at least to a certain extent. I'm not sure what use an "anonymous" person on a social network might be, sort of negates the social bit really.
Of course, once the information is out there and available, any one can access it and make some use of it and with smart systems being able to match people's identities by patterns of internet use and language style, the hopes of staying forever anonymous to big corporations might prove to be in vain.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, sort of an anonymising file sharing tool like Freenet but without the anonymising bit.

I recall a time when every Mac came with a functioning web server and drag-and-drop http space, with the above idea pretty much in mind. Firewall? Nah, they weren't cool at the time. The assumption presumably was that no red-blooded Amurrican would ever turn his Mac off or have the brains to pwn somebody else's. It didn't last.

Nowadays we all want our loo paper stored in the Cloud* - why would anyone want to keep their publicly-shared stuff somewhere less accessible that gets turned off at night?

*Jokes welcome along the lines of:
"Isn't there an App for that? (Download and print your own bogroll)"
"Crapware, isn't it."
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