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Arnox

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Specifically, the main content we'll be producing. Resources tab is almost done as well, but I'm running into some unforseen problems right now (because of fucking course), and until I can fix them, I'll be limited to uploading files only 100 mb or so in size.

Anyway though. So what content should we focus on producing at a regular schedule? News? Comedy? Opinion pieces?
 

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Conversations. Isn't that what forums are for? Isn't that the "main draw"?

Beyond that, who's this "we" that will be producing this content? Are "we" capable of producing anything on a regular schedule?

But to give a suggestion, how about we become known for discussing what other places won't touch? For example, if people outside of our community are feeling censored by other platforms that have banned discussion of this or that article, or this or that topic, we would be the ones having an active discussion about it. We would be known for openly discussing those taboo topics.

For example: a lot of places banned discussion of GG, and a lot of people were looking for places where they could discuss it. 8chan opened their doors and gained most of their users this way. The goal would be to try and do something similar, to try and catch the controversies that other sites avoid.

We could hook into some news (rss?) feed and automatically create topics based off of headlines or something, so when people google the headline looking to continue to conversation, we'd pop up in the search results. @andersonnnunes could possibly help. I'm thinking automation, because that wouldn't require a lot of long-term effort to watch the news and make threads, but it can be a manual process too.
 

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Are "we" capable of producing anything on a regular schedule?
I produce a whole lot of nada

so when people google the headline looking to continue to conversation, we'd pop up in the search results
About that...
I can't find my thread on google even when searching verbatim phrases so that kills all chance of someone stumbling across it seeking male breast filled games. 'Tis a cruel fate

automatically create topics based off of headlines or something
A bot that auto-archives articles and creates theads here properly quoting them would be rad. Would need a dedicated subforum for it to not clog the others. The sites/articles to pull from would probably need tuning with but you probably can't go wrong with some top headline stuff
 

andersonnnunes

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We could hook into some news (rss?) feed and automatically create topics based off of headlines or something, so when people google the headline looking to continue to conversation, we'd pop up in the search results. @andersonnnunes could possibly help. I'm thinking automation, because that wouldn't require a lot of long-term effort to watch the news and make threads, but it can be a manual process too.
Wordpress has the Press It bookmarklet to make it easier to manually create threads when one finds something interesting and wants to share. XenForo does not (as far as a search on their communities forum showed), but it has plugins or native functionality to auto-import a feed, so this is probably the best route.

If there is a page for which a feed is not generated, or a feed which needs filtering, I can possibly help - (e.g. Youtube search becomes this feed).

One good thing about automation is that it can check sites faster than moderators, so you usually get all posts that later would be censored.
 

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Vidya and general Nerd interest. Something like Housemann suggests is doomed to obscurity.
 

andersonnnunes

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I have seen the "resources tab". Would you host the metadata (name, date of creation, hash) of files in the prohibited categories? You would not be providing the content, but anyone that came across it in other preservation caches would be able to verify that the content likely were not tampered with.
 

Arnox

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I have seen the "resources tab". Would you host the metadata (name, date of creation, hash) of files in the prohibited categories? You would not be providing the content, but anyone that came across it in other preservation caches would be able to verify that the content likely were not tampered with.
What kind of content are we talking about?
 

Arnox

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personally identifying information or financial details of anyone

Sometimes people dox other people for whatever reason.
Either you're proposing storing or linking the PI of regular civilians (in which case, that sounds super shady although not TECHNICALLY against the rules since we only protect the PI of any and all registered members of Sanctuary) or the PI of people in high places, in which case, we'd immediately start playing the "big boy" games. And I'm not exactly a well-connected individual, unfortunately. Something tells me though that, given your history, you're above petty grievances and are instead very much interested in the latter.

OK, so I'd by lying if I said I wasn't intrigued. But I'm not a retard though and I know exactly what hosting such information entails. Even simply mirroring it. I'd be way over my head. Unless you're talking about something entirely different from what I'm thinking of?
 

andersonnnunes

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Oh, my, oh, my. Could not hold some laughs.

You took this really serious, which is nice overall, but not warranted in this case.

Nah, this persona I am using here would never do any of these.

Alright, forget it.
 

Arnox

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Oh, my, oh, my. Could not hold some laughs.

You took this really serious, which is nice overall, but not warranted in this case.

Nah, this persona I am using here would never do any of these.

Alright, forget it.
Hey, you're the one who keeps talking about fucking Brazil. Literally.

You give up too soon though. I was hoping to have an entertaining conversation. :p Mostly in the last thread you made.
 

andersonnnunes

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Hey, you're the one who keeps talking about fucking Brazil. Literally.
I am just Stendhal's mirror:

“Ah, Sir, a novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies, at another the mire of the puddles at your feet. And the man who carries this mirror in his pack will be accused by you of being immoral! His mirror shews the mire, and you blame the mirror! Rather blame that high road upon which the puddle lies, still more the inspector of roads who allows the water to gather and the puddle to form.”

You give up too soon though. I was hoping to have an entertaining conversation. :p Mostly in the last thread you made.
Really? Oh, well, so is life.
 

Signa

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I wouldn't mind a news feed. it may need some curation, but something to comment on would be great. otherwise the most interesting thing in my life is personal drama and I can only make so many threads about that before it reflects very poorly on me.
 

Arnox

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Noted. It may be kinda hard though for me to curate news on a daily schedule. At least without anyone else helping anyway.
 
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