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    @ddevault: I like these sort of “improve-the-world” projects. What was the uptake like on “you should start a blog”, and do you have any plans to take donations once the $5k is allocated?

    Also, are you familiar with the Loadsherers initiative? Do you have thoughts about overlooked “load-bearing internet people”?

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      While I like this project whenever PeerTube is coming up I wonder how they want to keep bad actors (conspiracy theorist, nazis, shills etc) off their platform? I never managed to find out. I was hoping that maybe somebody here could help me out?

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        They can’t. Anyone can start an instance and post whatever they want. Instances on the fediverse handle this problem by curating who they federate with. The worst instances end up isolated, so it’s barely a problem in practice.

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          Thank you, I see that I misunderstood the structure of PeerTube. I thought that it is a service like youtube built on a distributed filesystem like ipfs and not decentralized like for example mastodon.

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          If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody there to hear it, did it make a sound?

          The same way you filter out unwanted voices in real life: by ignoring them. I can easily ignore those who proclaim the virtues of some *-ism, those who try to inject a $pet_issue perspective into anything they touch, those who insist on calling anyone who does not agree with them some form of *-ist or *-phobe and so can others.

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          “You must not already be regularly publishing content on another platform. We’re looking to fund new content creators, not existing ones.”

          A major problem for platforms is getting both creators and consumers on them. They need large numbers of both to succeed in most cases. Bringing in popular creators with their audiences is an easy route to bootstrapping. This rule blocks that. What’s left looks like investing nearly randomly in a small number of people who want attention online. That has a super-high, failure rate.

          It’s easier to invest in people who already know how to build audiences. That way, you’re putting effort into one problem instead of two, unrelated ones. The other being so difficult that society treats individuals great at it as “celebrities.”

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            To help make this happen, SourceHut is committing $5,000 to bootstrap content on the PeerTube network.

            I don’t think they’ll be able to offer enough to convince those people to come over.

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              They have many motivations. There’s a subset that’s not maximizing revenue and likes setting trends doing things differently. Whether they could convince them to join a specific platform is an open question.