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lookin4 wrote

Thanks /u/Tequila_Wolf & /u/ziq!

By the way: I contacted "Millosh"*, asking them if they can offer us some database dumps. The ones once offered to anyone are no longer available. See here...


(* Millosh's a Wiki admin ("sysop") like many other users on-site, but as the suspected founder according to Wikiindex they have probably access to the server.)

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lookin4 wrote

where I can found forums?

You want to create forums, did I understand that correctly? Beneath of the List of forums you'll find a button allowing you to do exactly this. I'm curious what you have in mind - feel free to post about it in f/newforums afterwards to spread the news.

Glad that you are here to take part in Raddle. Enjoy!

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lookin4 wrote

Dear /u/Fossidarity, /u/GrimWillow, /u/Tequila_Wolf

What do you think about hosting a sandbox instance of MediaWiki? I have no doubt that it would be worthy, because of the possible growth (in terms of quantity and quality) of our whole community: the active users and our interactions in the forums. I will volunteer to take part in this experiment.

Does the server meet the requirements for it? If not, there is also DokuWiki - with no need for a database, all sites are saved in text files.

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lookin4 wrote

Yes, why not... but in my opinion only under certain circumstances.

  1. The one(s) legally responsible for running Raddle know and accept that a wiki may involve risks, because it is in it's nature to be wide open for contributions. Even if the w/Terms_of_Service covering everything published in theory and there can be mods, too. But possible violations can be placed quicker and more easy than on the forums - either with a registered accounts or without.

  2. As the current wiki only supports Markdown and seems very simple, meaning there is a lack of important features like categorization, inter-wiki links for different languages, templates, statistics, more detailed format-tools, including of media and proper player for them. Also speaking of import-functionality and usage-familiarity, because most people's experience with Wikipedia, I would be in favor of using MediaWiki.

to be continued...

Reply to comment by /u/retiredshared2 in Friday Free Talk by /u/ThreadBot

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lookin4 wrote

I remember the times where I repeated everything without thinking, I joined verbal attacks by the upper class, classic liberals and conservatives towards everything what's not mainstream and didn't matched their imagination of the one and only norm (even social democracy movements were "enemies").

It took a few years for me to realize this was all shitty and dumb, first because of my own class affiliation, second my personal anomaly from the norm. I became more active in reading, watching and acting. Since then I am educating myself wittingly... resulting in evolving into a ...liberal. I joined the green parties. I learned a lot about structures, hierarchy and also about behavior prior and after elections. After a few years I decided to quit after disappointments and rage.

Afterwards I was a more or less active member inside the movement of the pirate party, until I quit here, too. But as I experienced all this, met all this people and the life goes on I read, watched and acted a lot from then on which leads me to be an anarchist today.

I am very curious about all the upcoming levels and very happy that I've found this place and meet all of you.

Have a nice friday!

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lookin4 wrote

It is easier for me to list and for you to read the following to determine what I don't want to study but am allowed to by law. Also it has a side effect: it keeps the list short)

  • business administration / management
  • computer science

As compulsory education is over for a few years now and I am an adult I would like to study free and independent for my whole life, but not because of a future degree that comes into sight after a few years.

There is so much interesting to experience and to learn - strictly speaking I like the generic idea of schools but not their "design" (like the admission requirements, the costs, bureaucracy, duties, hierarchies between teachers and students, potential elite setting and so on)

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lookin4 wrote

I don't see any benefit using it from a photographers perspective, except when it is easier to install, expand, update and maintain than a blog or static pages.

As a anonymous viewer looking for no specific photographer but photos shot in a specific location, on a specific time, with a specific camera or similar I would use it from time to time.

For the ones who currently seeing a need in Instagram and the like, I think it is pretty cool to solve yet another dependence with proprietary corporations and liberate them.

as early instagram

does that mean commenting photos will be possible for users and non-users alike? how the early version differs from this of today?

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lookin4 wrote

Maybe this quote gets lost in translation... he was very exact when it comes to the choice of words and his work. There are so many publications, projects and productions from and with him. All that I know of very smart, with inspiring views and characteristics with decent humor and good skills in presenting and describing feelings and impressions. But unfortunately only in german... (as far as I know).

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lookin4 wrote

  • "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom"

  • "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

  • "I just don't believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression."

  • "I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence."

  • "If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America hasn't even begun to pull out the knife."

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lookin4 wrote

"Those who rule have convinced us we cannot exist without them, that they are so powerful they hold in their hands our life itself. So we must be as Lucifer, the revolutionary, whispering to the slaves: "You shall not surely die.""

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lookin4 wrote

"If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared; or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality."