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Stack Overflow bans users en masse for rebelling against OpenAI partnership — users banned for deleting answers to prevent them being used to train ChatGPT
  • When you paste that code you do it in your private IDE, in a dev environment and you test it thoroughly before handing it off to the next person to test before it goes to production.

    Hitting up ChatPPT for the answer to a question that you then vomit out in a meeting as if it’s knowledge is totally different.

  • AI Is Poisoning Reddit to Promote Products and Game Google With 'Parasite SEO'
  • I always do a double take when people are surprised about this kind of thing. Does no one here remember how much the Reddit owners and admins absolutely hate the users and mods? They are gleefully selling those people out. Go back and read some of the admin announcement threads when there was drama, they fervently hated us all.

  • Are Thule backpacks still good?
  • Have you contacted Thule? M not even joking. I have an 11 year old Thule laptop backpack, the little rubber covers on the zipper handles perished. I called them to ask if there were replacements available and they said to bring it in and then replaced them for free.

    Can’t hurt to ask.

  • Power drunk mods

    So after a run in with a moderator yesterday I’ve had some thoughts I felt I wanted to share.

    I won’t name them here, you are welcome to look at my comment history and make up your own mind.

    In this instance a user posted some misinformation. I don’t think they intended to, they merely perpetuated a myth, they clearly simply knew no better.

    I tried to respond diplomatically, they doubled down, other users piled on, the downvotes are plenty and then I responded with an article citing evidence supporting my assertions.

    I also stated that the burden of proof lies with the claimant and asked for some context on why they seemed dead set on the lie they were aping back, asking if they subscribe to other myth based beliefs, religions, etc. That post was unceremoniously deleted with no notice to me and no reasons given… until the user pointed out in another post that they are the sole mod of the community and warned me that they were “not afraid to ban” me should I “cross the line” in a very *‘I’m the sheriff of this here town’ *tone. Which gave me a chuckle.

    That’s my side of the story, it’s all there if you want to draw your own conclusions. It really doesn’t matter who is right or wrong in a ‘someone is wrong on the internet’ spat but I did spot a chink in the fediverse through this incident.

    The real point here is that this kind of behaviour is one of things that made Reddit fucking awful and I’d hate to see it flourish here in the fediverse.

    I don’t have the solutions just some suggestions that I’d be keen to hear others opinions on:

    1. No moderation without representation. IOW: mods should be democratically elected.
    2. Mod elections should be annual and no mod should enjoy that status for life.
    3. There should be a mechanism for inducing a ‘no confidence’ mode election at any time otherwise the communities are likely to splinter into “real_” communities just as they did on Reddit which no community in the fediverse can currently afford.

    What say you my brothers and sisters and everything in between? Is there a way to safeguard against cronyism, corruption and other frailties of the human ego?