Seeing as how people would follow a wolfballs community from another instance and then just downvote all the post I don’t see the value in counting foreigner votes. This isn’t California or New York we don’t accept illegals voting. They have to apply to become legal citizens (aka make a local account).

As you can see from the table below, all the downvotes seem to be coming from elsewhere,

lemmy=# select person.name, post_like.score, person.local from post_like left join person on person.id = post_like.person_id where post_like.post_id = 5314

        name        | score | local 
--------------------+-------+-------
 masterofballs      |     1 | t
 Scruffy_Nerfherder |     1 | t
 dessalines         |    -1 | f
 lunatichacker      |    -1 | f
 masterofballs      |     1 | f
 squashkin          |     1 | t
 wigglehard         |     1 | t
 Monarque           |     1 | t
 seahorse           |    -1 | f

Votes on other instances will still be counted while viewing it from their instance. I’ve tested this this morning.

If two instances were tightly coupled perhaps it would make sense to keep them but Votes don’t really add much to the conversation except as a form of protest to the information. I think I only care about local user’s negative opinions. People who are invested emotionally in wolfballs.

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Good move. I like it.

Wiggle Hard
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So you’re saying lemmy guys dont like me…. SHOCKER

Masterofballs
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Just a few vocal NPCs. They can’t break their programming.

fawk em

@squashkin
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sounds fine it will definitely reduce illegals ruining the “state”

but then I suppose all they have to do is create an account and then the problem can continue, but it will at least prevent people who won’t bother to go through with that step

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New user down voting is also restricted via database scripts. I want real votes for participants but people kept making user names to just downvote and I think that really ruins the experience for new posters. Makes them feel bad.

@squashkin
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Again I support getting rid of downvotes altogether, or maybe voting. No votes on snapchat I don’t think. Most of the other popular social media are “like” or “upvote” only.

Another alternative might be to implement some kind of “soft downvote” scheme, where the downvote score can display but it doesn’t affect score or rank, but still allows for the collection of downvotes to be expressed.

but besides this we need more users on the site, I tried to post on a win but the post got taken down, I might repost it to a bunch of other wins. Was just talking about alternatives to reddit now that people think it’s going to change due to going public, and mentioned how people are looking to lemmy, and called for checking out here and maybe for more people to create instances.

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Another alternative might be to implement some kind of “soft downvote” scheme, where the downvote score can display but it doesn’t affect score or rank, but still allows for the collection of downvotes to be expressed.

Eventually these federated services should all work together. Pixelfed might be better for that type of content. I need to try that thing out.

I tried to post on a win but the post got taken down

Yeah it’s hard to talk about alt platforms because everyone is so protective of the platform they are on. Ancaps from reddit is developing their own lemmy . It’s literally the same thing. Written in rust and everything. Such a waste of time.

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Ancaps from reddit

I assume it’s the goldandblack guys, who would do weird things like this

anarcho_capitalism has a .win at ancaps.win

edit: but actually either sub might be interested in this lemmy instance

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edit: but actually either sub might be interested in this lemmy instance

I would love to get those guys to post here. Would never have to worry about it being censored .

@mayonesa
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All the .win sites are heavy with censorship

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I like the idea of writing an alternative, but I think it should be in languages that will last longer. Rust is temporary.

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Rust has been adopted by Microsoft, google, IBM , Facebook and amazon. It passed temporary a long time ago. I prefer C++ personally but c++ devs are shifting to rust

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Let me get on record here then by saying it’s a trend. These same clowns were jizzing about Java a few years back.

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And now we have the shit show that is android.

@mayonesa
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Big Corp wants programming languages that are easy for idiots to use, that way they can replace talented labor with H1-Bs and NEETs.

@iamtanmay
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Bahahahhahahahaha, what did you expect ? The other Lemmies are literally Commiefornia and New Dork

Of course those antifa scum are gonna come here to take a shit. Their own houses are too full

Jesus, before I came here, I had gone to the other lemmies… even Stalin would be ashamed of those little shits

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I actually like and enjoy some of the people and strange leftest viewpoints. I think we both want to destroy big tech and many of the oligarchs. I’m just coming from a liberty minded capitalistic anarchist perspective. Not a socialist one.

Of course they will hate me because I won’t delete the word Gay or tranny or something .

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And I think… the more the merrier.

Let’s discourse!

It is just a shame that some of them (and I imagine the minority of them) want to get off on downvoting stuff at a tiny (but up & coming) instance.

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Yeah, they have bent over backwards so hard, that they’ve done a full 360 and actually say some sensible shit sometimes.

But talk to them long enough, and its like staring into the abyss

Masterofballs
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Yeah, they have bent over backwards so hard, that they’ve done a full 360 and actually say some sensible shit sometimes.

Lol that’s a good explanation.

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