@nielsk This is being discussed at length here: https://www.amazon.de/Neptunes-Brood-Charles-Stross-ebook/dp/B00AR2RZ4K
@Frankenbeans This is every discussion about trolls in USENET ever, 30 years ago. Welcome to a decentralized, autonomous server operator world. It's like this, by design - unbannable people, people getting more accounts, people that annoy you. The only thing that works is filtering at the reader end, killfiling, collaborative killfiling. Everything else - nope. Getting people off the network - nope, especially when they operate their own servers or networks.
Why is this a tweet? It should have been a Toot! https://twitter.com/MetalHammer/status/857958226104651776
@stefanieschulte @dredmorbius "its absurd proposition and painful logic is no different to any other conspiracy theories you might care to mention" Yes, that's how Achim designed it, and how we sold it. Computer Science students experimenting with memetics, for the lulz, accidentally being quite clever at it.
We should have designed a religion instead, and sold that, the way Scientology works. Then maybe I wouldn't have had to work for a living.
@dredmorbius @stefanieschulte A dtb "out of area" mission was where people from dtb collaborated to invade another newsgroup, deliberately provoking, parodying or otherwise disturbing normal procedure there. For example, dtb trolled de.news.admin in more than one way extremely successfully.
We learned the hard way that it is impossible to parody, troll or otherwise top de.alt.ufo hardcore people.
@stefanieschulte @dredmorbius That never was a conspiracy theory, but a parody on those. Achim Held and others studying computer science at Kiel University were having fun reading "Magazin 2000" and following de.alt.ufo on USENET. The Bielefeld Conspiracy theory took elements from all of this, content and style, and remixed that, as a joke.
We all have been active in de.talk.bizarre at that time, and did several "out of area" missions.
@Isotopp If you haven't discovered it yet, it seems useful and could use exposure. Sadly you and everyone else need to sign in for the matching to work. Managed to find two people immediately though, so net win. Wonder how hard it would be to add G+ support to it.
@PhantaNews Dachte ich mir schon, wollte nur sicher gehen.
After pressing the CW (Content Warning) Button, the screen looks like this: https://octodon.social/media/b7QArZA4wbV1N0CqW-M Text above the fold is visible directly, below after a click.
For now, this is a placeholder account.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more