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I’m going to paste my comment from a similar topic:

I find that conversation flourishes when you limit it to a certain degree. In spaces which are completely open and have a massive range of opinion, what you’ll find is mostly yelling at each other over broad talking points that everyone is already familiar with. After a while, nothing of interest comes out of the far left clashing with the far right all the time. But when you limit it, time can be spent doing other things than yelling at the dickhead on the other side who you have little to no overlap with and see as a dire enemy. You can talk about nuances in principles, differences in organizing, etc. It makes for richer, more interesting conversation.

There’s also quite a huge range within the umbrella of leftism, and honestly we already have a huge enough gap there that there’s a lot of worthless clashing. Broadening that would only make the site worse.


It’s contextual. “Females” is often a slightly nicer way of saying “removed,” but it’s also often just a neutral term. I’d say the top comment from /u/frankaiden02 in that thread gets it right.



I’m not saying it’s useless, but I can’t imagine what I’d want this for. Can someone give a practical use for these different movement options?


I’m not saying it’s difficult, but it’s a relatively shaky experience not meant for regular usage. They’re called “Testing” and “Unstable” for a reason. Sid requires you to watch your updates and be sure nothing fucky is happening…that’s a notable extra step to just using your system that not everyone wants to deal with.

I love Debian and all but use Fedora on most of my machines simply because for my use case of high spec gaming, up to date packages are all but required and using a system designed to be used that way is a much smoother experience than using the development version of a system not trying at all to cater to my needs.


Because Fedora tries harder than Debian to be an approachable and polished system out of the box. That, and if you need newer packages than what’s in Debian Stable then the experience is better on a distro like Fedora than making Testing or Sid work. Not to say that those options are bad, but depending on what you value Fedora might be closer to what you previously got out of Ubuntu than Debian.


What makes the “rules of the community” relevant here? Would you have no problem if the rules specifically disallowed your opinions?

Rules are guidelines and should always be loose, left up to human judgement and enforcement. If everything must be outlined with a specific rule, then you’re just inviting constant rules lawyering for the rest of time instead of effectively taking care of people who make your community worse.

I suggest reading On a technicality.


I find that conversation flourishes when you limit it to a certain degree. In spaces which are completely open and have a massive range of opinion, what you’ll find is mostly yelling at each other over broad talking points that everyone is already familiar with. After a while, nothing of interest comes out of the far left clashing with the far right all the time. But when you limit it, time can be spent doing other things than yelling at the dickhead on the other side who you have little to no overlap with and see as a dire enemy. You can talk about nuances in principles, differences in organizing, etc. It makes for richer, more interesting conversation.


I use Beehaw some, but honestly I don’t think federation is all that useful for this kind of site vs self hostable regular link aggregator software. Do I really want lemmy.ml’s music community and 3 other instances’ music communities, all of which being held up by one or two posters each? Not really. And at the moment, lemmy.ml has the only community sizable enough for regular usage.


I’d like to throw my hand in with this sentiment. I always liked Adwaita because it was modern but independent, not chasing trends for the sake of it. Now all of a sudden they’re not only chasing the flat trend, but chasing the much more extreme older version of it that reminds me more of the initial Material apps than anything going on in 2022. It’s hard to read, much uglier, and gives up much of the identity GNOME has held onto compared to other modern desktops.

A lot has been said about libadwaita and the wrench it throws into the world of themes, but the pill would be a lot easier to swallow if it didn’t come at the same time as the worst theme the project has ever deployed. It honestly really surprises me, as Adwaita and Clearlooks before it were both top-notch visual styles and I never thought such a regression would come from the GNOME team.







Mutter, lol.

I’d like to try Sway with nwg-shell, but the latter is only available in its entirety on Arch for some reason.


I agree that Fedora or a proper rolling release would be a better choice, but re: using Ubuntu at all as a desktop user, there’s a few reasons. First of all, its install and setup process is absolutely painless. Fedora for example requires quite a bit of extra things out of the box. dnf isn’t configured very well, additional repositories aren’t enabled, it’s missing a ton of codecs, it won’t handle nvidia drivers automatically (though they’ve made that easier lately), etc. mostly as a result of its free software policy. Ubuntu has no qualms with delivering proprietary software and otherwise putting principles to the side if it makes the process smoother.

In addition to that huge one, the vast majority of answers you’re going to find when looking things up will be catered toward Ubuntu, it’s still common for projects to only provide .debs (though this has been made MUCH better since flatpak and appimage came around), or they might be familiar with it from work.

Depending on your preferred desktop environment they may have the best implementation of it. Ubuntu MATE is to MATE what Fedora is to GNOME, you’re not going to find a MATE experience half as good anywhere else. I wouldn’t be surprised if the same was true for lxqt or something.

I don’t think Ubuntu is one of the better distros and am more likely to nudge people toward Fedora, Debian, or Arch, but there’s definitely valid reasons to use Ubuntu.


This is aging like fine wine. Please remember this for the future.


A few years ago there was a wave of FOSS projects (most notably the Linux kernel itself) adding CoCs to try and address misogyny and general toxicity in free software. The line in here is a bit of snark separating themselves from that, as part of the big reactionary push against the CoCs that popped up and were revised all over the place.


“Features: … No code of conduct.”

Oh fuck off. Looks useful though, thanks for posting.


I tried to swap to piped, but the fact that it doesn’t save video progress was a deal breaker for me. I’m sticking with Freetube until / unless they implement that.


As a desktop OS? I have to ask, why not Fedora?

Nice, btw.


4chan is still plenty popular and even somewhat tolerable depending on the board. It’s much much worse than it was before the 2016 American election cycle, but if you’re like me and attached to imageboards, you can do worse. Can also do better though, Lainchan has its problems but is much better in general.


Seems unlikely. This poster is certainly not gonna last since they’re clearly just trolling, but anti-vax posting isn’t going to be moderated and nutomic in particular has some personal stake in that. Not to equate that position with full on anti-vax shit, but they clearly want room for skepticism over vaccines even when it’s essentially baseless.


This guy is literally named truthsocial after Trump’s platform and just trying to rile people up. Not worth your attention, don’t feed the troll, move on.







Is anyone else bothered by banners?

Banners are fuckhuge. Even fitting wide ones like /c/gaming take up most of the page, and then there’s vertical ones like /c/anime which are kind of absurd. …

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