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[–]AmericanMuskrat 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (28 children)

Looks interesting, it'd take some getting used to. It has a more reddit feel of comments unfortunately, more glib and vapid.

I don't think you'd ever get more than a handful of people to move. Mass migrations just don't usually work well.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (27 children)

Looks interesting, it'd take some getting used to. It has a more reddit feel of comments unfortunately, more glib and vapid.

I didn't even look at the content. It's in our best interests to migrate to a better platform, and apparently Lemmy is legit decentralized. /u/d3rr advocates for it. There are Far-Left and even Alt-Right instances. There's certainly room for a SaidIt instance or few too.

I don't think you'd ever get more than a handful of people to move. Mass migrations just don't usually work well.

Truth. Key word: "usually". Though if M7 were to lead the effort I'm certain many would follow. Another option would be to find a solution for the STABs problem we have via Lemmy and lure people to a more sane forum. I'm still working on a solutions post.

Shit's come up here, plus I've not slept well, so I'm still far behind on that and everything.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (20 children)

I still don't like communities. When you're small it's just too hard to get everyone together when you're trying to fit 150 users into 3000 subs. The normal has to be you look at EVERYTHING unless something super offends you, turn it off.

Option B: someone mail me a laptop with saidit on there in a test server and a big bag of amphetamines and check back in 3 months.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (19 children)

I still don't like communities.

I take it you mean subs. I completely agree but I also do like the idea of metatags and custom filtering. I don't even know if Lemmy can do that yet. I also wonder if Lemmy is too simplistic like SaidIt. Maybe there's a better forum that needs a decentralization addition - or maybe the Lemmy developers are able to improve things over time. Critically we need better qualitative information about each post (ie. MetaVote™) and more.

When you're small it's just too hard to get everyone together when you're trying to fit 150 users into 3000 subs. The normal has to be you look at EVERYTHING unless something super offends you, turn it off.

Mos def.

Option B: someone mail me a laptop with saidit on there in a test server and a big bag of amphetamines and check back in 3 months.

Why? What's the end result? Might as well send me some gear and drugs too, while they're at it.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (18 children)

Why? What's the end result?

I think that's what it'd take to motivate me to rewrite the codebase from scratch. I have no energy these days.

Might as well send me some gear and drugs too, while they're at it

You sure you'd survive that? You're old af dude 😗

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (17 children)

I think that's what it'd take to motivate me to rewrite the codebase from scratch. I have no energy these days.

MetaVote™ would be a better project for us to dev, then build or adapt a new Phoenix Forum around it.

Ever take 5HTP, ginseng, or kratom?

You sure you'd survive that? You're old af dude 😗

I'm old at 50. Twice that and I'm old as fuck.

I'll survive it until I don't. That won't be as hard as kicking bad habits, or worse: quitting Big Pharma poisons cold turkey, as I've done.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (16 children)

MetaVote

No idea what that is.

Ever take 5HTP, ginseng, or kratom?

Of course. The reason I resort to more extreme methods is because nothing else worked. It's been a problem for decades now. I still maintain good sleep hygiene even though that didn't fix it, the measures make sense.

I take kratom for pain. It keeps me awake. Kind of a devil's bargain. Can't sleep if my knee is buggin me, might not sleep because kratom might wake me up.

I just got in two new amazon purchases though. Two steel tools for deep massaging. I'm hoping that helps. So far so good. I like a non surgical, non chemical approach.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

In summary, from the new and improved /s/PhoenixForum/ sidebox:

MetaVote™ is a revolutionary simple new GUI interface and qualitative way of organizing data with greater purpose and superior utility. Among many other uses, it would replace forum voting and subs/categories/metatags. This interface will be vastly superior to the low-information up/down vote and takes meta-tags into entirely new dimensions. The BIG surprise is how effectively simple while informative it could be. This simple GUI interface could be applied to MANY more things beyond just forums.

I can't code, but I can mock it up and animate it to illustrate how it should work, along with many variants for people's feedback to fine tune it into the best it can be - before it's even made. Kickstarter and the like might help fund real coders, etc.

I desperately need a patent lawyer for 7 great ideas, including this one (plus maybe some others). Failing that I can just open source them and hope people kick back.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (14 children)

My brother's a chiropractor. He uses electro-thingies and magnets and all sorts of stuff a lot. Don't know if that kind of stuff might help at all.

Buddha says life is suffering. Largely I'd agree, but not entirely.

[–]Area_88 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (2 children)

Buddha says life is suffering. Largely I'd agree

Completely disagree with him on that.

Life is pure bliss.

The suffering is our inability to cope with the fact that that bliss comes in a limited edition and needs to be washed and sometimes cooked first to be enjoyed.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

No matter how much bliss you have, no one is exempt from suffering, so your bliss can never be pure.

If you knew anything about legit suffering you'd have more respect for it.

Life is not good. Life is not a bitch. Life is bittersweet.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

electro-thingies

TENs units. Another thing it boggles my mind how anyone could properly fit electrodes without knowing that biofeedback.

Never got to say biofeedback so many times. TENs units are awesome.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Yes those are them. I've never seen them written. My bro's expert at kinesiology and anatomy. I know first hand he takes it slow with the TENs and other things. He's there to help, not hurt.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

My brother's a chiropractor

I would NEVER trust another person to do these things to me. I have immediate biofeedback for everything I do, how could anyone possibly do it better?

On a related note, if you ever need an earwax cleaning I recommend you buy an ear loop and do it yourself very carefully. Biofeedback can help keep your eardrum from being punctured.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I mention it because the professional gadgets he has have are now largely abundantly available for lesser versions and home use. My Mom even has some now. I don't know if magnets or electric shocks are what your knee needs, but maybe. I'd say "couldn't hurt" but that would be wrong, maybe doubly so.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Buddha says life is suffering.

Buddha says, suffering exists, it has a cause and an end, there is a way to make it stop existing. The four noble truths.

Buddha was a perfectionist. He had rejected already existing techniques because they require reinforcement.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Some suffering won't stop until you stop existing.

I don't recall the techniques. I studied Zen Buddhism 29 years ago at university, and then thereafter, but forgot much of it. Still like it the best of all religions, as my statue collection attests.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Truth. Key word: "usually". Though if M7 were to lead the effort I'm certain many would follow.

You're probably right but we'd still lose people. Especially that people here tend to be older. I mean, I ain't that old but Saidit was something I already knew how to use, with a userbase I like was a reason I came here. New shit gets harder to like.

Some people still read newspapers.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

You're probably right but we'd still lose people.

Yes, and we'd likely grow people too, from other Lemmy instances, etc. And perhaps with less STABs for a while.

Especially that people here tend to be older. I mean, I ain't that old but Saidit was something I already knew how to use, with a userbase I like was a reason I came here. New shit gets harder to like.

I completely understand. 15-20 years ago I signed up and tried everything. Now it's a big deal I'm even looking beyond SaidIt, though I'm intentionally avoiding new social media because I need to finish getting my ideas out and refining them.

If only we had a forum where we could post stuff like "Migrating To Lemmy For Dummies".

Some people still read newspapers.

My parents did. Not sure if my Mom bothers now that my Dad died of the "COVID". I'm guessing CBC TV propaganda is good enough for her now.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

my Dad died of the "COVID"

You keep mentioning that. Are you having a difficult time with that? I'm here if you want to talk about it. My wife lost her father young and that really fucks up a person losing a parent. My own parents are elderly.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

LOL, certainly no major difficulty. We weren't close and I'm generally fine with the inevitable finality of death and loss. (My worst loss was for an ex who left, essentially "killing" herself from my life. She alive but not here.) I don't think I mention it too much, but when I do it's usually to crap on the COVID myth or lies of the establishment. In this case, my very minor "difficulty" is adjusting to the new situation. When I refer to "my parents" it seems inaccurate as one is no longer alive, and it seems strange to call my Mom "my parent" - or to call my parents' home my parent's home and stuff like that. New pronouns are messing with me. I'm half-orphan now.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Shit's come up here, plus I've not slept well, so I'm still far behind on that and everything.

One of my most advanced sleep techniques is using a stimulant crash to promote sleep. You ever try getting really wired in the morning?

I say advanced cause it's easy to fuck up and shouldn't be tried if like... Chamomile tea or sleep hygiene works.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I have my own milder methods but I've lost discipline in the chaos. That leads to other problems, and my thoughts aren't as clear. And I've been trying to exercise my back by doing more things, with variable success. Comments aren't so critical, but for the important posts I like to be clear headed.