[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 4 points 6 months ago

I am actually the one that gave you PS5 haha, but thanks for the input

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submitted 6 months ago by Hurts@lemmy.world to c/worldnews@lemmy.world

Over the past week or two, I've been discussing merging this community with c/world. The intents and purposes of both of these communities are essentially the same, and we don't really see a reason to divide that community rather than just put it all under one roof.

We're open to any and all opinions on this, and nothing is set in stone so please feel free to reply candidly.

Please speak up especially if you feel like:

  1. You wouldn't like this for really any reason

  2. You feel this community already serves a different purpose

  3. You feel this community could serve a different purpose, and include what changes you'd like to see to meet that goal.

I work with the head mod of c/world, @YoBuckStopsHere@lemmy.world, on c/NFL and talk to him regularly, we're both pretty much on the same page about everything and moderate communities in a similar manner, so if your only reservation would be possible stricter or different moderation, I hope that alleviates some of the concern. All of the mods from here would also be welcome to join over there if we do merge.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 4 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

If enforcing instance-wide rules is an issue for you, I have bad news about any forums you choose to join in the future.

Not only is it against instance rules, but the comment was reported multiple times for being hateful and offensive, if it doesn't personally offend you that is wonderful, it doesn't change the bigoted nature of the word, and that it does offend some people. I gave OP 3 hours to edit the comment before I removed it, if anything that's quite the opposite of Reddit moderation, where you'd simply have a comment removed and receive a ban instantly.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 7 points 8 months ago

DK Country on SNES is one of my all-time favorite games that I continually go back and play. I remember the bliss I felt when I finally beat it, which seemed impossible to 4yo me.

I'm pretty sure I can farm lives on the first level with my eyes closed with how many times I've ran it

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 4 points 8 months ago

Received reports for the source-- as usual, these are evaluated on a case-by-case basis as FoxNews is not currently "blacklisted", it's just "not-preferred". After comparing this article to the one in the comments, they contain basically the same information and the conclusion is this particular post will be allowed to stay up. Many of the other links from Fox News have been taken down, not entirely because of the outlet, but because the content of the article went off the rails and did not match what other outlets had reported. If you have any discrepancies feel free to comment or tag me.

We respect that users may not want to click on links leading to Fox News, so as always we do encourage people to continue to post links to other outlets in the comments if you disagree with the source of any post (as ZephyrXero did here).

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 3 points 9 months ago

Yeah, so you're not banned here, I think you're banned on the instance as a whole. Even when I log out of my account your profile says "banned" at the top, which wouldn't show up regardless if you were simply banned from a community I moderate.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 7 points 9 months ago

You're all good, no worries.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 7 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Antik is one of the admins of lemmy.world. He holds administrative authority over the entire forum rather than being specifically involved as a moderator here. He could have removed the comment himself, but he chose to request you change it instead (which I would have also done, had he not already handled it).

As a moderator of this community, I'd like to express our shared sentiment. The use of the term "retard" as an insult is something we discourage. Its appropriateness in language has evolved over time, and it's increasingly considered inappropriate due to its derogatory associations, regardless of its original meaning. Language is subject to change, and words that were once commonplace are regularly perceived as offensive now. Regardless of personal views on the word, if the admins have deemed it unsuitable for use on this platform, it's something that we will also enforce.

There is an abundance of other words that effectively convey your message.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 10 points 9 months ago

We encourage people to do this for Fox News links.

While Fox News isn't actively blacklisted at this time, our stance is that we do prefer other sources/outlets if the same story is available. As I mentioned in another comment, we read both of these articles and they contain basically the same content, so we left this post up, and that is basically how these posts are being evaluated at this time (checking to make sure they aren't misleading/reporting incorrect information).

Also as mentioned in my other comment, we do also understand that a lot of users do not want to click Fox News links and support them, so I do also encourage people to post links to other outlets in the comments so users can still read the article if they choose to do so.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 3 points 9 months ago

Our stance is that we prefer if people use other outlets if the same story is available elsewhere, although it isn't outright blacklisted (at this time).

We skimmed this article and the article posted above from BBC, and they contain basically the same information so we are leaving it up as it seems this article wasn't written in bad faith.

That said, we do understand that users do not want to click Fox News links and support them.

This is a constant talking point between the mods that is actively monitored and discussed on whether we should continue to allow it, but for the time being, we are just doing our best to encourage users to use other outlets and reading the articles and comparing them to what other outlets have reported to ensure they aren't misleading or reporting incorrect information before we decide to leave it up.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 3 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Fox News is indeed on our list of "not-preferred" sources, although not blacklisted currently. The cocept basically started with this chart, and us determining that we'd prefer if this community didn't constantly have posts from some of the most biased outlets out there, and really began as "we prefer if you use sources that aren't in the furthest left and furthest right columns", and we encourage users to only use sources from those columns if they're unable to find the same story from a different outlet. We needed to set something up in stone though, so as I said, there is a blacklist, but it's not extensive at this point in time but will regularly be updated as needed.

All of that said, I googled the article title and quickly found multiple other stories on this, but most of the top ones either linked to the Fox News article or to a Fox News local subsidiary with essentially the same article. Upon reading a few other ones, it appears this link and those contain basically the same content, so I'll leave this one up.

Most of these will have to be evaluated like above on a case-by-case basis, but again for anyone reading this, we prefer if you find another news outlet (and that isn't just Fox News).

Edit - The blacklist is open for users to view here, and the bot will automatically remove posts from any sources that are currently or in the future added to this list.

Edit 2 - Nevermind, the post/article title is incredibly misleading, the woman lived. Removed.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 5 points 9 months ago

I think your number is a bit off.

Edit to reflect the true severity or the comment is getting removed for misinformation.

[-] Hurts@lemmy.world 6 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-chart

This is the chart I sent to the mods over a discord message.

Basically, anything in the middle three columns would be "preferred" and the furthest left and right columns would be "not-preferred". Again, stuff from the furthest left and right columns are not subject to instant removal and some could still fly if you can't find another site posting the content, but generally, it isn't that difficult to find another source that wrote an article about the same topic.

It would be ridiculous to think there are totally "non-biased" sites, the goal here is really just to not have constant posts from Fox News or the Huffington Post, let alone sites that veer even further in either direction, with the endgame being that this doesn't wind up being a massive echo chamber of a community for any particular political leaning.

Edit - Open to suggestions about said chart, and other sites users think fall into any of the categories

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Moderators wanted (lemmy.world)
submitted 10 months ago by Hurts@lemmy.world to c/worldnews@lemmy.world

If you're interested in moderating and growing this community please comment below!

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submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by Hurts@lemmy.world to c/pcmasterrace@lemmy.world

~~If you're willing and able to help moderate please comment below!~~

~~I'm EST, other timezones are preferred but not necessary.~~

Closed, I think we're all set for now. Thanks for the interest and replies!

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submitted 11 months ago by Hurts@lemmy.world to c/marvelstudios@lemmy.world

If you are willing and able to help moderate please comment below!

I am EST, other timezones are preferred but not necessary.

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If you are willing and able to help moderate this community please feel free to reach out in the comments below.

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submitted 11 months ago by Hurts@lemmy.world to c/pics@lemmy.world

If you are willing and able to help moderate this community feel free to reach out in the comments below!

I am EST, moderators in other timezones are preferred but not necessary.

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submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by Hurts@lemmy.world to c/news@lemmy.world

If you are willing and able to help moderate this community please reach out in the comments below!

I am EST, other timezones are preferred but not necessary.

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What we're looking for--

Being a news community, moderating here is essential. Moderation of news preferably requires leaving personal biases aside and allowing otherwise relevant content to stay up even if you disagree with it. Also, posting from less biased sources is always preferred.

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