Saidit now has over 4000 user accounts!
3 months ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Welcome to Saidit.net!
9 months ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
For all the newcomers to saidit today, welcome! Here's what makes saidit unique
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from saidit.net
Tips & tricks to get the most out of saidit
3 months ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement.
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnVoat from voat.co
Don't join the army
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/memes from i.redd.it
Saidit just hit 5000 user accounts!
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Most wanted "criminal" vs man of the year
With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda
[–]magnora7[A] 55 insightful - 5 fun55 insightful - 4 fun56 insightful - 4 fun56 insightful - 5 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
Yup, I was there when voat was called whoaverse, I watched it all happen and you're absolutely right!
This is why user participation is important. This is why the pyramid of debate is important. This is why everyone who truly cares about saidit needs to voice their opinions and vote when they see something insightful or fun.
We have lots of defenses against what happened to voat, but primary among them is community.
The second thing we have going for us is no downvote. So the dedicated minority group cannot re-shape the site at large to their own desires nearly as easily. It got much worse as well after voat added restrictions where if you've been downvoted you cannot downvote others. It sped up the echo-chamber feedback-loop effect and let these extremists take over the mainstream culture of voat much more quickly. Now a dissenting voice of reason stands out like a sore thumb, and is downvoted to hell.
Saidit doesn't have these locking-out features because we don't have downvotes, and we're careful to avoid "improvements" to the algorithm that actually just speed up the feedback loop that creates an echo-chamber culture. Furthermore one group cannot brigade another, because there is no downvote, and also they must abide by the pyramid of debate or be banned from saidit. So the only remaining way to "brigade" is to argue one's point rationally.
Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, the admins actually care. This site used to be called antiextremes.com, specifically referencing avoiding the extremes of reddit (censorship) and voat (far-right). It's literally our declared mission to avoid becoming voat, even right in our original name.
The reason reddit went bad is because the admins turned a blind eye (or perhaps were paid to) while brigading and astroturfing groups took it over, subreddit by subreddit.
Voat however failed because the admins just let whoever take it over, as you pointed out. They had no ideological backbone, no pyramid of debate, no nothing. Just an empty space for anyone who has enough free time to go absolutely nuts and create their own echo chamber. And that's exactly what happened.
But at saidit, we will actually will learn from their failures and try our best to avoid them.
Fourthly, saidit has open modlogs available in any sub under the list of mods, it says "moderation log". Anyone can click it and see everything every mod has ever done. Voat and reddit hide this information for mods only. This transparency adds a LOT of accountability. No more secret user deletions and secret mod coups.
Fifthly, we're run by donations. Not advertiser revenue or big secret investors. This means we have zero incentive to get rid of certain messages to please our advertisers and investors, because we have none other than community donations. We do not plan to ever change this funding model because saidit is run for the community, not for profit.
So you can see our approach is multifaceted, and we think we have a very good chance at avoiding the fate that befell voat. It won't be easy, but I believe we can do it.
Resignation letter of Nowata County, Oklahoma sheriff Terry Barnett, after a judge ordered her to reopen an unsafe jail with near-lethal carbon monoxide and exposed wiring.
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/news from i.imgur.com
Saidit.net — April 10, 2019 — Saidit hits 6,000 subscribed users, chatbox css theme now matches day/night mode of site, closed out other github issues
Should Saidit be hosted in Norway or Switzerland?
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/AskSaidIt from self.AskSaidIt
We're back again.
16 days ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Saidit.net Canary #6
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/SaiditCanary from self.SaiditCanary
Saidit.net — Mar 27, 2019 — Updated 'report' box to include pyramid of debate, made sub wiki editing easier, fixed a bug that would occasionally crash the chat, email password retrieval system now functional, other bug fixes
2 months ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
What should the limits be on sub moderators?
1 month ago * by magnora7 to /s/AskSaidIt from self.AskSaidIt
Saidit is growing - A look at the numbers
7 months ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket
4 days ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Saidit.net — May 8, 2019 — Banned subs now have messages displaying exactly why, Pyramid of Debate updated to explicitly include "no advocating violence", "share" button removed from under every link
1 month ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Saidit.net — Feb 4, 2019 — New Rule: No upvoting yourself using alternate accounts
4 months ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Saidit.net — April 25, 2019 — New Saidit logo, infinitely resizable expandos, new self-post images, now more than 7500 saidit users
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat
[–]magnora7[S] 39 insightful - 5 fun39 insightful - 4 fun40 insightful - 4 fun40 insightful - 5 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
Then sane comments that call out the nonsense are downvoted:
Voat is overrun with shills, and white supremacists who can't tell they're surrounded by shills. Voat has a lot of free speech, but very little moral backbone despite all the grandstanding they do. I guess that's what happens when you let white supremecist neo-nazis literally take over your site and run it for their own benefit. They'll cheer on murder as long as the people killed have the skin color and religion they don't like.
This is why voat can't be the next reddit. This is why we had to build saidit, to give people a 3rd option, because one didn't really exist. Free information for those who aren't completely lost to extremist ideology. Which is why this site used to be called antiextremes.com back in the day
Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt
[–]magnora7 35 insightful - 12 fun35 insightful - 11 fun36 insightful - 11 fun36 insightful - 12 fun - 1 month ago* (0 children)
The irony of someone who supports physical_removal, crying about having their sub removed. It's your own ideology come to life! You should therefore support my actions. But that irony aside...
There has been plenty of discussion about why, ad nauseum.
"didn't feel like talking to a guy like you."
"didn't feel like talking to a guy like you."
Pretty certain I never said anything like that.
Physical removal is removed for advocating violence ("Let's throw gays and communists out of helicopters, so to speak." being a central meme), and coontown is also removed for advocating violence. ("Black people are just the worst and shouldn't exist, and we should probably hang them" being a central meme)
You seem more upset you can't set up little mod fiefdoms than you actually are upset about your information being limited.
The issue has been explained to you. The community doesn't really support you. What are you even trying to accomplish here? If you want to hate black people and gays so bad that you need to make a whole sub about it, just go to voat. Seriously.
We have banned 5 subs in 16 months, so this idea it's "worse than reddit" in terms of censorship is just laughable.
"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it." - George Orwell
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Antiwar from i.imgur.com
The Saidit.net Terms and Content Policy
1 year ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
The media is deliberately attempting to destroy our ability to properly prioritize important events
7 days ago * by magnora7 to /s/MediaAnalysis from self.MediaAnalysis
Saidit is now the second-largest reddit alternative in the world after voat
4 days ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Saidit now has over 3000 registered users!
5 months ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
"What does the money machine eat? It eats youth, spontaneity, life, beauty, and, above all, it eats creativity. It eats quality and shits quantity." - William S. Burroughs
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/quotes from i.redd.it
I'm telling you, the man and the dog are working together...
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/Memetics from twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com
Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldPolitics from youtube.com
Magnora 7 | Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, & The Suicide String Conspiracy - The Higherside Chats
10 months ago by magnora7 to /s/magnora7 from thehighersidechats.com
Saidit.net Canary #5
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/SaiditCanary from self.SaiditCanary
r/news censored story of renowned Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit who was killed in a Chinese detention camp. OP confronted the mods, mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners, and OP posts a picture of this exchange that is now on the front page
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnReddit from reddit.com
Saidit.net — April 17, 2019 — HTML5 expandos now support mp3, wav, ogg, and mp4 naively! Wiki link added. Home page listings further streamlined.
2 months ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
"Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense..." - Eugene Gladstone O'Neill [970x1000]
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/quotes from i.imgur.com
Reddit Falls Out of Top 20 Sites Worldwide by useless_aether in news
[–]magnora7 32 insightful - 2 fun32 insightful - 1 fun33 insightful - 1 fun33 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
It's been falling since after the 2016 election. Which to me just shows how many political agendas were being pushed through it.
Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland
21 days ago by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Map of US Military Bases Surrounding Iran. Who is threatening who?
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/maps from infiniteunknown.net
4chan, 8chan and Voat banned in Australia by Greedeater in censorship
[–]magnora7 30 insightful - 4 fun30 insightful - 3 fun31 insightful - 3 fun31 insightful - 4 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
Wait, for real? Holy crap. AUS and NZ are really going for it, aren't they?
I much preferred Norway's reaction to their mass shooting: They changed nothing, and said if they did change how they operate, that means the shooter wins.
Saidit.net Canary #1
7 months ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaiditCanary from self.SaiditCanary
Welcome to AntiExtremes.com
1 year ago * by magnora7[M] to /s/AntiExtremes from self.AntiExtremes
"Culture is not your friend..." - Terence McKenna
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/quotes from i.pinimg.com
What are we even doing?
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/CriticalThoughts from self.CriticalThoughts
Saidit.net — Dec 19, 2018 — New Saidit Android App Released
6 months ago by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives"
15 days ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from 256kilobytes.com
Saidit.net — Apr 4, 2019 — New Feature: Front page can be set as 'subscribed' instead of 'home'
2 months ago by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
The Pyramid of Debate
5 months ago by magnora7[A] to /s/pics from saidit.net
Saidit.net — May 1, 2019 — Rounded corner design, fixed black box around chat, lots of changes to saidit wiki functions, automoderator documentation restored, cleaned up code
Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt
[–]magnora7 28 insightful - 1 fun28 insightful - 0 fun29 insightful - 0 fun29 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Dallas TX, under a medium-sized independent server company that has no affiliation with any big server companies. If we ever have any trouble from them, we're technologically prepared to move to a new server at the drop of a hat.
The Tin Foil Hat Podcast With Sam Tripoli -- #119 The Return of Magnora7 - Black Cube Co., Anthony Bourdain, Sabotaging the Iranian Nuclear Deal and more
9 months ago by magnora7 to /s/magnora7 from youtube.com
Map of Regional Giraffe Fur Patterns
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/maps from i.redd.it
Saidit.net — Feb 13, 2019 — New Rule: Sub moderator logs are now publicly available
4 months ago * by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Just got banned by a mod on reddit's /r/AmITheAsshole for telling a mod they shouldn't have a flair that says "shitler" while they're simultaneously telling others to be respectful.
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnReddit from self.MeanwhileOnReddit
Saidit.net Canary #2
6 months ago by magnora7[A] to /s/SaiditCanary from self.SaiditCanary
THE PEOPLE WIN, PROTEST WORKS: Hong Kong's Lam caves to public pressure on China extradition bill after historically massive protests in Hong Kong, postpones bill indefinitely
3 days ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldNews from reuters.com
Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney & Rothschilds Company "GENIE ENERGY", Right After Trump Recognized Isreal Ownership Claim on the Golan Heights
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldNews from businessinsider.com
Props to Josh at kiwifarms for giving 0 fucks. by useless_aether in censorship
[–]magnora7 22 insightful - 9 fun22 insightful - 8 fun23 insightful - 8 fun23 insightful - 9 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
If everyone acted this way, the intelligence agencies would collapse overnight.
More details come out about botched police raid in Houston, Texas... 5 officers non-lethally shot after raiding wrong house, killing dog and two elderly people who tried to defend themselves from the no-knock plainclothes police raid from a warrant, which was on wrong address.
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/PoliceMisconduct from reason.com
TIL that Mythbusters got bullied out of airing an episode on how hackable and trackable RFID chips on credit cards are, when credit card companies threatened to boycott their TV network
5 months ago by magnora7 to /s/technology from gizmodo.com
TIL about how BBC once convinced people Spaghetti grew on trees. In 1957,BBC broadcast a 3min program about Switzerland farms growing Spaghetti trees. The farmers harvested them and put in the sun to dry them.The presenter explained Spaghetti always grows to the same length. People believed it.
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/whatever from en.wikipedia.org
"Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be idiots will eventually be flooded by actual idiots who mistakenly believe that they're in good company." - Rene Descartes
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/quotes from 4.bp.blogspot.com
19 days ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidIt from saidit.net
"This is your life, this is your country - if you want to keep it safe you need to get involved." - Aaron Swartz
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/quotes from successness.com
Saidit.net Canary #4
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/SaiditCanary from self.SaiditCanary
Saidit.net — January 9, 2018 — F-droid app release now available
1 year ago by magnora7 to /s/pics from qc.createdebate.com
VOAT goats urged not to use Saidit: The leftist censorship shithole by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnVoat
[–]magnora7 22 insightful - 5 fun22 insightful - 4 fun23 insightful - 4 fun23 insightful - 5 fun - 1 month ago* (0 children)
Extremism hates non-extremism, no surprise there.
Just for the record, saidit has banned literally 5 people total in 16 months out of 8,000 users, other than obvious ad spammers who never respond. So this idea it's "even worse than reddit" in terms of censorship is just silly.
Meanwhile they have "ProtectVoat" brigades that will censor you to -20 if you say anything out of line with their site culture, ensuring you never get to use your downvotes yourself, because it requires a user score of 100 to be able to use.
The post on voat is basically propaganda, to beg people to keep them from leaving the extremist echo-chamber they've created, imo. Not surprising at all. Let's just ignore them, and keep making this place better and better. The best way to progress forward is to build something so good that it makes the old ways obsolete.
PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt
[–]magnora7 23 insightful - 3 fun23 insightful - 2 fun24 insightful - 2 fun24 insightful - 3 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
I appreciate you all who are being real and honest and well-spoken, and responding to the real core of what your debate "opponent" is saying when you get in a disagreement.
I've already seen some great debates happening on saidit where all the different sides of an argument were being stated very clearly and articulately, and it's amazing how much I can quickly learn! This is what saidit is for.
Sometimes we'll get steamed when we disagree with someone, but only engaging with the highest-quality arguments makes the culture of mud-slinging just naturally die out from people simply ignoring it because we know it's not worth our time.
It's a subtle thing to truly grasp, but I see lots and lots of people on saidit who "get it" and I'm proud of the community we've all built so far.
Flowering Kalanchoe in Hawaii. Photo: Kevin R. Seiter
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/pics from i.redd.it
An update on the corporate takeover of the US government...
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/corruption from i.imgur.com
Should we make the /subscribed page the main home page?
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/SaidItSurveys from self.SaidItSurveys
If I don't pay my taxes properly, I can go to jail. The pentagon however...
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Antiwar from i.redd.it
Just got banned from /r/australia for saying maybe unlimited immigration isn't the best idea, then banned from /r/darkenlightenment because I argued an elephant is less intelligent than a man
3 months ago * by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnReddit from self.MeanwhileOnReddit
Saidit.net Canary #3
5 months ago by magnora7 to /s/SaiditCanary from self.SaiditCanary
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/science from i.redd.it
Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldPolitics from youtube.com
Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50% two years after fecal transplant
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Medicine from eurekalert.org
"Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body." - George Carlin
6 months ago by magnora7 to /s/quotes from inspirationfeeed.files.wordpress.com
Brazilian cartoon about the 2008 US election
11 days ago by magnora7 to /s/politics from preview.redd.it
Iran rejects anti-Semitism allegation by Pence - Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against it by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a “killing machine against the Palestinians”.
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldNews from reuters.com
In 1967 the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" to Attack Anyone Who Challenges the Official Narrative After JFK Assassination
7 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Collusion from zerohedge.com
Explosions Reported in Syria as of 9 hours ago, Possible Airstrikes, Syria Blaming Israel - Live Breaking News Coverage
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldNews from youtube.com
Japanese police shoot paintballs to catch runaway speeders
1 month ago by magnora7 to /s/whatever from imgur.com
A list of all the subreddits that were deleted in the last wave of deletions
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnReddit from old.reddit.com
Saidit.net — May 3, 2019 — Updated site theme based on feedback, fixed NSFW interstitials, 8k usernames
Elon Musk calls out reddit's /r/science for being full of censorship
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnReddit from i.imgur.com
Forbes.com - Reddit is Being Manipulated By Big Financial Services Companies - There's no more denying it, the secret is as open as it can get
7 months ago by magnora7 to /s/MeanwhileOnReddit from forbes.com
what happened? by Broken-needles350 in SaidIt
[–]magnora7 19 insightful - 4 fun19 insightful - 3 fun20 insightful - 3 fun20 insightful - 4 fun - 17 days ago* (0 children)
We had a DDOS attack that overloaded the server. We now have everything set up properly so that it can no longer take down the server. That's basically what happened.
We had our DDOS protection mostly set up, but didn't know how to use it exactly because we had never suffered a DDOS attack before. Now we know how to use it.
Footage today from the inside of Notre Dame after the fire
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Europe from i.imgur.com
Part of Notre-Dame Cathedral Spire Collapses in Fire Still Raging
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Europe from nytimes.com
The largest strike in history is happening in India right now - 150 million people on strike today against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-Labour and anti-trade union policies in India
5 months ago by magnora7 to /s/WorldNews from morningstaronline.co.uk
Here is a full list of all 40 currently-serving US congresspeople who have dual citizenship with Israel
5 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Collusion from govbanknotes.files.wordpress.com
Can you code? Do you want to help saidit?
5 months ago * by magnora7[A] to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Rules for Being Human
21 days ago by magnora7 to /s/whatever from i.imgur.com
Nemo 33 is the world’s deepest pool with a depth of 113ft (34.5m). It possesses several manmade caves to simulate cave diving and has been used in several film productions
2 months ago by magnora7 to /s/gifs from gfycat.com
Snopes said it was false. My research is complete. by JasonCarswell in memes
[–]magnora7 18 insightful - 4 fun18 insightful - 3 fun19 insightful - 3 fun19 insightful - 4 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
The thing with snopes is they're accurate, but they never address the real question at hand.
Like I was reading one about 5G being banned, and the question was "Why did Israel develop 5G and then ban it in their own country?"
and the answer spent 7 paragraphs explaining how Israel did not actually develop 5G, and completely ignored the "banned in Israel" part, and then declared it debunked.
So they pair wrong questions with important questions, then debunk the wrong question and call the whole issue resolved.
Almost every serious question on snopes is like this, especially if it makes certain groups look bad.
Are the rules of police interactions fair and reasonable?
4 months ago by magnora7 to /s/PoliceMisconduct from i.redd.it
Saidit is growing - A look at the numbers by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]magnora7[S] 19 insightful - 2 fun19 insightful - 1 fun20 insightful - 1 fun20 insightful - 2 fun - 7 months ago* (0 children)
Another interesting stat is that if we ran ads, we'd make about $3/day (about $90/mo). But we're not going to ever run ads, everything will be run by donations and other means. This will ensure that ad revenue won't eventually become the main motivation for site designs and improvements, which is the exact path of action that destroyed both digg.com and is now destroying reddit. We do not want saidit to go down a similar path. So we run on donations.
If you want to help saidit financially, look to the 'donate' tab at the very bottom of this page, we offer both patreon and cryptocurrency donation options. /u/d3rr and I are both personally currently paying about $20 out of pocket per month while also doing all the programming. And our server/domain/DNS guy is working for free too.
So any extra help in this area would be genuinely appreciated. We don't have to make money on it or even really get paid for our labor, but it'd be cool if it wasn't a net financial loss for the people running it. Especially as saidit scales to become larger and requires better servers.
Thank you to the 5 people who have already donated and subscribed to payments already to financially help out saidit. It is a huge help! This is what needs to happen for saidit to scale properly and it's good to see people caring enough to actually lay down money for it. Saidit appreciates you!
Why do people join the military?
8 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Antiwar from i.redd.it