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is greater than 10,000
  3% 14 votes
is four digits long
  30% 121 votes
is three digits long
  14% 56 votes
is two digits long
  1% 7 votes
is between 1 and 10
  3% 14 votes
is 1 (Anonymous Coward)
  9% 38 votes
is one of many I own
  32% 131 votes
is a secret
  4% 19 votes
400 total votes.
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 11 2022, @11:34AM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 11 2022, @11:34AM (#1282000)

    No, wait, that's the year my Norman ancestors kicked Anglo-Saxon butt.

    Nearly a millennium has passed and the English are still salty about losing to the French.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by pTamok on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:10PM (3 children)

      by pTamok (3042) on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:10PM (#1282049)

      Cough. The Normans weren't French. They were migratory Vikings (North-men) [wikipedia.org]. The Frankish king did a deal with them [wikipedia.org], allowing Rollo to be the first Duke of Normandy (the area that is now known as...Normandy, is what is currently France). It is true that they adopted the Frankish language and a lot of its culture, but Normandy was separate to the Frankish kingdom (it was eventually conquered by the French in 1204 [wikipedia.org]), and the Normans went on to conquer coastal areas around all the Mediterranean.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @07:58AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @07:58AM (#1283819)

        MY name is JOHN! John Mastedon. Or Mastadon. I am here, to chew bubblegum, and kick twitter ass, and, I am all out of bubblegum. Now is the time to ask yourself, who do you love? Them? Or Us? Step away from the khallow lottery queue. There will be no clean end to this. Crassus died in such a fashion, as did Manius Aquilius [wikipedia.org], a partisan of Marius, as I am sure our own Sulla can attest to. Having the molten gold poured down your throat no doubt makes one wonder if it was really the metal that one desired in the first place, or merely it's exchange value, or the power of its luster upon the souls of lesser men, like khallow. Just the reflection of the Golden Letters, spelling out T-R-U-M=P-F, that is enough to get khallow, and I believe, janrinok? all stiff in the morning. But recall, it is better to die a free man, albeit poor, than to have all the gold in the world poured down your gullet without respite. Historically proven. Greeks proved this. Never forget.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @05:51AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @05:51AM (#1283995)

          Was not John Mastadon killed by the Elon Musk? Did he not harvest his soul, and render his bunions? I am so confused. What happened to FatPhil, and Chromas?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:05AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:05AM (#1285629)

            What Soylent UID does John Mastadon have? I am curious. They can ban him on Twitter, but that would never happen on such a bastion of frozen peaches as SoylentNews. Amirite?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @10:43PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @10:43PM (#1283233)

      https://news.yahoo.com/texas-creates-chilling-registry-16-181000674.html [yahoo.com]

      Looks like Republicans are going mask off Nazis with a registry of all transgender people.

      Totally not worrisome from a fascist like Abbot and the GOP /sarcasm

      Remember everyone, CPAC the yearly Republican gathering told Republicans "we are all domestic terrorists." We know you think it was glib, maybe time to stop assuming innocence. Wonder if anyone here actually bought an nft trading card ;^D

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @06:50AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @06:50AM (#1284003)

        This, of course, is what we should expect. Curious about the badging, however. Nazis, the original German Nazis, used a yellow star of David for some folks, and a Pink Triangle for others. Not sure what the badge was for socialists, or communists, or democrats. Probably had one for the Roma, or as they are called in Texas, "locals". In any case, this will not end well, as the Gringos are the most easily identified ethnic group, and especially the lily-white Texas Republicans. They will be the first up against the wall, Alamo or not, and regardless of who paid for it.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:48AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:48AM (#1284162)

          Bring it on, fool. Remember the Alamo.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @08:40AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @08:40AM (#1284203)

            Remember the Alamo? The car rental company, of that battle where the gringos all ran away, or died? Texans are kind of like Serbs, and the Alamo is kind of like The Battle of Kosovo [wikipedia.org]. Loosers who memorialize the fights they lost. I can just see Gov. Abbott, in a bunker surrounded by the Allies of the transgendered, preparing to pull a Hitler. That is how it ends when you start your final solution.

            And, I smell Arkansasian bullshit. Anyone else smell that?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @07:46AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @07:46AM (#1284004)

        They should create that registry, but if you are looking for a transgenocide, Texas is all hat, no cattle.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:49AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:49AM (#1284163)

          Texas has lots of cattle. It's always been known for it's steers and queers.

  • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:17PM (23 children)

    by krishnoid (1156) on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:17PM (#1282050)

    Has the mod point system changed so you only get points every so often, rather than daily? Because I haven't gotten any mod points for the last few days. No big deal, just checking.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by hubie on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:28PM (8 children)

      by hubie (1068) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:28PM (#1282052) Journal

      Not intentionally changed. It is a bug (or feature!) that has been recognized (along with the front page listing of the recent journals). When some people were saying they lost mod points last week, I was still getting them, but now I've been without them for several days as well.

      • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:40PM (6 children)

        by krishnoid (1156) on Sunday December 11 2022, @09:40PM (#1282053)

        +1, Informative :-|

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @01:11AM (5 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @01:11AM (#1282076)

          I haven't seen any mod points since mid-last year. I thought it was a feature, not a bug. I hear that c0lo has the same issue. Might be a result of pushing back on the horse paste disinformation.

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @05:57AM (2 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @05:57AM (#1282622)

            Obvious butthole, as khallow would opine. Most recent front page:

            What Is Threat Intelligence, and Why is it Important?

            aristarchus is still out there. And, he is still dangerous! He will say things that make conservatives look stupid, and make janrinok look like a petty British tyrant, a Littlefinger, of sorts. I do believe the only way SN can be safe, is if it is shut down. Ides of December are upon us, you are months behind schedule, Lord janrinock.

            • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:21AM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:21AM (#1283301)

              Aristarchus is still out there! I here he is the fentynel of the mind. All it takes is one small injection of sanity, and all your "common sense" conservatism (a la janrinok) and traditional racist shit balling (a la Runaway) will amount to naught. We need protection from facts and logic, and the mean liberals who pourvey reason and grounding in reality. Save us, janrinok! Keep the bad aristarchus away from solylentnudes, so we can talk about the Kanye West persecuting people!

              • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @08:00AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @08:00AM (#1283820)

                I am curious. Did this aristarchus character ever actually exist? Is it true he could shoot fireballs out his arse? Can anyone point me to any evidence of his existence? Or evidence of his crimes? Who did he dox? How did he dox them?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:50AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:50AM (#1284164)

            Idiot. Those of us who ate the horse parasite medicine are still getting mod points.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 29 2022, @08:53AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 29 2022, @08:53AM (#1284298)

              If you check the medical literature carefully, you will see that one of the common side-effects of a slight over-dose of Ivermectin is the inability to distinguish mod points from horseshit. Just saying.

      • (Score: 2) by datapharmer on Tuesday December 20 2022, @01:07PM

        by datapharmer (2702) on Tuesday December 20 2022, @01:07PM (#1283310)

        Oh, is that why the number of mod points I have is higher than my user id? I better spend some of these or the soylent economy is going to crash.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @02:13AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @02:13AM (#1282080)

      My best guess is that slashd is having problems. Not being on the inside, I can't say for sure. But it would explain a lot of things, including the missing journals from the front page.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday December 12 2022, @02:36PM (12 children)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 12 2022, @02:36PM (#1282130) Journal

      I'm sure it is simply a supply chain issue that is causing a shortage of mod points. Just like shortages of everything else.

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      • (Score: 3, Funny) by maxwell demon on Thursday December 15 2022, @08:50PM (10 children)

        by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday December 15 2022, @08:50PM (#1282581) Journal

        They shouldn't have used those cheap Chinese mod points. They don't withstand any use. You really can use them only once.

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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by DannyB on Friday December 16 2022, @03:22PM (9 children)

          by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 16 2022, @03:22PM (#1282677) Journal

          When the server is down for maintenance, replacement of vacuum tubes, belts, worn parts and lubrication of gears and bearings, it is possible to use those old mod points as ball bearings in the server's machinery.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:59AM (5 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:59AM (#1282844)

            Wait a minute, I thought you flipped them inside out and built web pages out of them.

            • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday December 20 2022, @02:55PM (4 children)

              by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 20 2022, @02:55PM (#1283329) Journal

              That would be a better option than letting unused mod points drain into our oceans.

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              • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:18AM (3 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:18AM (#1283432)

                Within the North Pacific Gyre, there is a smaller, lesser known, SoylentNews mod point gyre. And speaking of gyres:

                Turning and turning in the widening gyre
                The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
                Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
                The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                Are full of passionate intensity.

                By some Irish poet.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @04:51AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @04:51AM (#1283564)

                  You spin me right round, baby. Right round.
                  Like a record, baby. Right round, round, round.
                  You spin me right round, baby. Right round.
                  Like a record, baby. Right round, round, round.

                  I want to mooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-OOO-D!
                  I want to mooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-OOO-D!

                • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30 2022, @09:47AM (1 child)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30 2022, @09:47AM (#1284402)

                  Only on SoylentNews would someone troll mod Keats. We all know who it was, the same idiot asking for advice on "Euro" cinema, not knowing the difference between "movies" and cinema, in the first place. "The worst, are full of passionate intensity."

                  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @06:15AM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @06:15AM (#1284496)

                    Bloody Poms! Fucking Brits! Arsehole Anglos! When everyone hates you, you must be doing something wrong.

          • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:52AM (2 children)

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:52AM (#1284165) Journal

            Oh, FFS, Danny, stop spreading disinformation. The servers have no balls, bearing or otherwise! They are all eunuchs!

            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:42AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:42AM (#1284733)

              Runaway knows about stuff like this! The Nigerian witches still have his penis. Don't know where his balls have gone, have to ask the cat.

            • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday January 03 2023, @03:24PM

              by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 03 2023, @03:24PM (#1284956) Journal

              Linux is very similar to eunuchs, but does not have any actual eunuchs code. It isn't "genetically" eunuchs. See SCO vs IBM which began March 6, 2003 and is about to reach its 20th anniversary. The litigation has picked up steam again and moved back to New York court.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @04:59AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @04:59AM (#1283686)

        If mod points are still stuck in a box somewhere in China waiting to be delivered when will they arrive? Before Xmas? There's even a picture of the box on the news!

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Mykl on Sunday December 11 2022, @10:57PM (77 children)

    by Mykl (1112) on Sunday December 11 2022, @10:57PM (#1282060)

    I was annoyed to find I had only narrowly missed out on a 3 digit ID when I joined (1112). I thought I would be pretty low, joining almost straight after the announcement of the creation of SN in a conversation thread on /. during Buck Feta.

    I have briefly ducked in to have a look at /. once or twice in the years between. Truly a sickening sight to see what it's been reduced to.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @12:44AM (16 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @12:44AM (#1282073)

      Mine was 4 digits, but the email provider I registered with evaporated at some stage, so reduced to AC since then.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @01:14AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @01:14AM (#1282077)

        You mean elevated to AC. :D

      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday December 12 2022, @11:33AM (14 children)

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 12 2022, @11:33AM (#1282114) Journal

        If you tell us which account it is and can provide some evidence that it was yours - and old email perhaps? - then we can reinstate you.

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @05:51AM (5 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @05:51AM (#1282251)

          I used to be known as, . . . but you already know, don't you, janrinok, the one who sees all, in the Dark Tower, in the land of Mordor, where the Runaways lie.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @11:57AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @11:57AM (#1282265)

            Didn't you get tossed into Mount Doom? You are like a bad penny in that regard.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @06:03AM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @06:03AM (#1282624)

            Spam mod? Do we have publicly available, irrefutable evidence that this is an Ari post? Or should we all just randomly spam mod posts that mention Mordor, Palantir, or Runaway?

            • (Score: 0, Troll) by billbellum on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:04AM

              by billbellum (18539) on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:04AM (#1282835)

              Looks like one. What more evidence do we need? The perp was black.

            • (Score: 1, Troll) by PiMuNu on Tuesday December 20 2022, @02:44PM (1 child)

              by PiMuNu (3823) on Tuesday December 20 2022, @02:44PM (#1283325)

              > Palantir

              Mod the British government as spam?

              • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:29PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:29PM (#1283396)

                Probably more this:
                Palantir Technologies [wikipedia.org]

                Of course, a Palantir was what corrupted the mind of Saruman, with him staring at the Eye of Sauron, much like it did to Peter Thiel and janrinok.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 14 2022, @03:14AM (7 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 14 2022, @03:14AM (#1282338)

          I had a four digit ID at one time.

          I apologize to you, janrinok. I am sorry for all the spam, harassment, intimidation, sock puppets, doxxing, and a multitude of other abuses. I was in the wrong for all of it, and I am truly and deeply sorry.

          I hope you can forgive me after all of the harm I have caused. I don't need to sign my post this time. I am confident you can figure out who I am.

          I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 14 2022, @08:59AM (5 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 14 2022, @08:59AM (#1282354)

            We all know who you are, what you have done, and where you live. Don't try to wriggle out of it by tagging some fake user name. Chickens have come home to roost, the swan is doing its song, and the mighty buzzard flies.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @05:02PM (4 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @05:02PM (#1282887)

              Had a feeling buzztardo started lurking, wonder what new nick they are using?

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @12:52PM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @12:52PM (#1283307)

                Ah, so the missing journals are intentional, and libertarians are incapable of keeping the peaches frozen.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:38PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:38PM (#1283399)

                  and libertarians are incapable of keeping the peaches frozen.

                  Maybe, if they used gaspacho tactics and had a peach tree dish, under marshmallow law, . . . everything could be Greene.

              • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @07:54AM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @07:54AM (#1284506)

                If Buzztardo was back, we could tell by the update on the Church renovation. Like the idiot Runaway1956, or any other retard Conservative, they cannot help but over-shearing the details of their personnel life, and basically doxxing themselves. Buzzie was particularly prone to that, and since we see nothing of this, not him.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @03:39PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @03:39PM (#1284961)

                  Oh look more spam mod abuse! So glad the SN staff are properly managing the site and community #EyesKeepOnRolling

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:55AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:55AM (#1284166)

            Ahhhh, the Ghost of Soylent Past.

    • (Score: 2) by hubie on Monday December 12 2022, @01:23AM

      by hubie (1068) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 12 2022, @01:23AM (#1282078) Journal

      That's the same with me. I signed up not long after the announcement as well and was surprised how high the number I got. Pleasantly surprised that so many accounts were made. I was about as close to getting a 3-digit UID as I was at /. to getting a 5-digit UID. :)

    • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Monday December 12 2022, @05:36AM (11 children)

      by coolgopher (1157) on Monday December 12 2022, @05:36AM (#1282093)

      Yeah I was surprised too when I signed up. I thought I was one of the early ones!

      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday December 12 2022, @11:53AM (10 children)

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 12 2022, @11:53AM (#1282116) Journal

        The first couple of thousand accounts were created very quickly. The first real account (not testing) was a certain NCommander on 12 February 2014. We reached 1000 by 17 Feb, up to 2000 by 19 Feb, up to 3000 by 24 February and up to 4000 by the end of March. So we had over 3000 accounts in less than 2 weeks, and 4000 accounts in less than 2 months. We reached 5000 by January 2015 - which is when, as a rule of thumb, we consider members to be early accounts, but that is entirely arbitrary and is a meaningless term if the truth be known.

        Accounts at that time were all active accounts with very few exceptions. Today we have somebody's fake account bot creating accounts at up to 150 a day (guesses on a postcard to the usual address)! It doesn't affect us though - the accounts are never activated and take very little space on the disk. If it ever did become a problem we could simply delete all accounts that have never be activated.

        • (Score: 2) by looorg on Monday December 12 2022, @12:36PM (6 children)

          by looorg (578) on Monday December 12 2022, @12:36PM (#1282119)

          Just out of curiosity but how many of those low digit (1,2,3 digits and up to a few thousands) accounts are still active and used?

          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday December 12 2022, @01:09PM (3 children)

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 12 2022, @01:09PM (#1282121) Journal

            That takes a bit of processing to calculate. The last time I did it was probably about this time last year and it was over 50%. I would expect it to be much lower now - I daren't even guess. However, it isn't a priority for me at the moment so I will have to ask you to wait until things are under control on the site.

            • (Score: 2) by dx3bydt3 on Monday December 12 2022, @01:55PM (2 children)

              by dx3bydt3 (82) on Monday December 12 2022, @01:55PM (#1282125)

              I would imagine there are still quite a few checking in. I know I don't comment often, but I am logged in and lurking.
              Every time I've come across a story to submit recently I've seen it in the Queue already, so I'm afraid I've not been interacting with the site all that much.

              • (Score: 1) by DECbot on Wednesday December 14 2022, @11:12PM (1 child)

                by DECbot (832) on Wednesday December 14 2022, @11:12PM (#1282433) Journal

                Much the same here. I don't contribute much anymore, but I typically come daily to read the headlines and if something catches my fancy I'll RTFA or the comments.

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                • (Score: 2) by Zinho on Thursday December 15 2022, @01:23PM

                  by Zinho (759) on Thursday December 15 2022, @01:23PM (#1282517)

                  . . . if something catches my fancy I'll RTFA . . .

                  You must be new here

                  ;^)

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          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday December 12 2022, @03:33PM (1 child)

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 12 2022, @03:33PM (#1282140) Journal

            It will actually be harder to calculate now because more logged in users are posting as AC than were doing so a year ago, and we do not get any identity of those who just read the site without logging in. Even such information that I do have to hand is hard to interpret. Page hits on popular stories can be in the low thousands whereas comments can be anything between single digits up to 100+.

            As a wild, wet finger in the air, guess I would say that we have up to 2 hundred active accounts in a month period but many more casual readers who simply don't log in.

            The other complicating factor is separating front page and journal posts. Minor problems such as we are experiencing today with the lack of mod points and the journal index side panel not displaying do affect daily figures rather more than one might expect.

            • (Score: 2) by weeds on Thursday December 29 2022, @11:18PM

              by weeds (611) on Thursday December 29 2022, @11:18PM (#1284364) Journal

              I am also one of those active, not active users. When beta came along a noped out of that and jumped on the Soylent bandwagon. I log in occasionally, but read every day.

        • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Sunday December 18 2022, @12:03PM (2 children)

          by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 18 2022, @12:03PM (#1282990)

          An interesting (and surprising) breakdown of account number milestones. It also helps me gauge where I was in the great scheme of things.

          I'm surprised at the long tail for 4000-5000, though. I was a long-time (though periodic) anonymous reader at /., and remember the beta days and the boycott. I clearly hadn't been reading much there in the post-boycott days, I'd probably drifted away temporarily due to the lack of content. Sometime later, it was a member here that was still posting over there, signposting people over to the promised land, that brought me here.

          I knew that I'd missed the initial startup of things, but I had no recollection that there was over a year between that boycott and me finding the arrow pointing over here.* I'm wondering how many earlier opportunities to learn of this site I'd ended up missing. On reflection, 2014-2015 was pretty busy for me between work and personal life, so there was ample opportunity for distraction.

          *I wonder if said person was posting signposts on the anniversary of the boycott? Janrinok, was there a jump in account creation around February 2015, perchance?

          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday December 18 2022, @12:43PM (1 child)

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 18 2022, @12:43PM (#1282992) Journal

            Give me a while to sort through the data please. I am working on some different analysis at the moment.

            • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Monday December 19 2022, @08:53PM

              by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 19 2022, @08:53PM (#1283220)

              By all means. Thanks for the analysis that's already come, too.

    • (Score: 2) by dx3bydt3 on Monday December 12 2022, @02:16PM (39 children)

      by dx3bydt3 (82) on Monday December 12 2022, @02:16PM (#1282128)

      In the early days before the site was live there were a few IRC channels on freenode, in one of them the linode URL was posted, or made the topic and I made an account right then. I think they took it down for a day or so, as development was still underway, but I remember watching the UUID numbers climb really quickly. Those were good times, this site was so refreshing, the members were, and as far as I know still are a superior group to the denizens of the green site. I'm hopeful that this site will retain our best members, and continue to grow, remember, it's only a few negative voices that soured things over the last couple of years.

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @10:15PM (38 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @10:15PM (#1282314)

        I'm hopeful that this site will retain our best members,

        Bit late for that, the best members have been banned. Those that haven't have been shadow-banned. And the rest Twitter-banned, as part of the great Ncommander/Musk conspiracy to take out all competition to Twitter. SN delenda est.

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday December 15 2022, @09:39AM (37 children)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 15 2022, @09:39AM (#1282487) Journal

          One one person has been permanently banned.

          Others may have had temporary bans but have been able to return once the ban is completed.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @10:18AM (36 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @10:18AM (#1282494)

            Others may have had temporary bans but have been able to return once the ban is completed.

            Point being, why would they, after being treated so rudely, by an imperious dick?

            (And why does using Tor constantly throw form errors? Bug, or really do not want any anonymous contributions?)

            • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday December 15 2022, @12:13PM (1 child)

              by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 15 2022, @12:13PM (#1282506) Journal

              why would they, after being treated so rudely

              Most have returned and continue to post up to this very day.

              • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:06AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:06AM (#1284507)

                After being treated so rudely, by an imperious dick? What lickspittle hushpuppies! No wonder there is no decent discussion here anymore! You killed SoylentNews, janrinok! Killed it dead.

            • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday December 15 2022, @02:48PM (33 children)

              by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 15 2022, @02:48PM (#1282533) Journal

              And why does using Tor constantly throw form errors?

              I don't know - but possibly it is because it is being abused by thousands of people each day to carry out attacks on websites, or to distribute Spam, or to facilitate port scans on numerous computers each day. The exit nodes are being included on more and more ban lists. If they are on a list that we use then you will not be connected.

              But form errors are usually caused at the user end. Nothing to do with us at all. If you have a username and an account you will not have any of these problems, but that is your choice.

              Bug, or really do not want any anonymous contributions?

              I tried to help ACs a week or two back but Anonymous Coward told me that you do not want my help. So, for the moment you are back at the bottom of my todo list or, more accurately, not even on it. You were my priority, but not now. Sort yourselves out and let me know when you have done so.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @07:44PM (4 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @07:44PM (#1282575)

                I tried to help ACs a week or two back but Anonymous Coward told me that you do not want my help.

                You call banning all pure AC posting "helping"? I think you are doing it wrong. And, you are one of the easiest Boomers to trigger, janrinok. Here, have some more of Simon & Garfunkle's "Sounds of Silence".

                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30 2022, @09:52AM (3 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30 2022, @09:52AM (#1284403)

                  I love being helped by janrinok. When we ACs were all drowning, he threw us an anchor! When we were on fire, he poured petrol on us. When we were hungry, he gave us British cuisine. Thanks, janrinok!

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:17AM (2 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:17AM (#1285631)

                    Poor ACs! Janrinok helped us. When we had herpes, he fucked us in the ass and gave us AIDS. I am sure it was not intentional.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:26AM (1 child)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:26AM (#1285634)

                      I guess this is what passes for Greek philosophy these days. Isn't that right, aristarchus?

                      I pity you, because your life must be so meaningless that you get your pleasure from posting vile spam like this, and from obsessing over Runaway1956 and janrinok.

                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:40AM

                        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:40AM (#1285638)

                        Are you saying that janrinok gave Runaway the STD, or vice versa? [BTW, vice versa is Latin for "the other way around".]

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @10:23PM (27 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @10:23PM (#1282592)

                I tried to help ACs a week or two back but Anonymous Coward told me that you do not want my help. So, for the moment you are back at the bottom of my todo list or, more accurately, not even on it. You were my priority, but not now. Sort yourselves out and let me know when you have done so.

                A lot of logged-in users were appreciative and thanked you for your idea to enable AC access to the entire site. As you have said, you don't really have a way to track AC votes when soliciting opinions about changes to the site. The IPID may change, but all AC posts are made under UID 1. As such, ACs who are supportive of the plan might have thought their votes wouldn't count. Although some people have valid questions and concerns, I think that there are ACs who would use the opportunity to once again post about technology and science in front page stories. However, my comment may be indistinguishable from other ACs.

                • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday December 16 2022, @08:47AM (12 children)

                  by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 16 2022, @08:47AM (#1282634) Journal

                  As such, ACs who are supportive of the plan might have thought their votes wouldn't count.

                  I clearly wrote something along the lines of "This is your opportunity to have your say. Do not waste it". If they didn't speak out then they wasted a chance to do so.

                  Maybe we will return to it in a few months time when there are not a million other things to do.

                  However, my comment may be indistinguishable from other ACs.

                  Not so :)

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @06:18PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @06:18PM (#1282722)

                    As an accountless AC, i had my say, though maybe i didn't raise my support clearly enough, i wonder. Technically i don't have much to say, since web tech is not my bowl of cereal. And i don't want to make you or anyone helping with this feel like i've pissed in their cereal, which kind of seems you feel someone did to you.

                    I hope you raise the issue back to the appropiate urgency level, where you see fit.

                    Any AC saying not needing help with this can be ignored or taken behind a sauna.

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @12:57PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @12:57PM (#1283308)

                    Such a big man!

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:57AM (9 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:57AM (#1283437)

                    At the risk of getting in trouble for being off-topic or saying things that offend people, I am going to suggest a few things.

                    First, while bugs are being fixed and the cadence of stories is slowed, why not post blank stories [soylentnews.org] where users can discuss anything they want to talk about? I propose posting one of these every 2-3 days and allowing pure AC posting in blank stories. If blank stories fill up with spam or political bickering, then perhaps don't post them as frequently when that happens. But you might find that you also get a lot of random but interesting discussions.

                    Second, regarding AC posting, there is another way forward. Instead of tracking ACs, you could reopen pure AC posting, then give editors unlimited mod points to spam mod people who crapflood or habitually disrupt discussions. Meanwhile, encourage users to focus on modding up good comments.

                    Third, I suggest adding a link to tip the editor for every story, where users can donate a bit of money to any staff member for their work. I think there are enough generous people in the community who might be willing to directly contribute a few dollars to staff for their work. This would be different from the subscriptions in that it wouldn't fund the site's expenses but instead pay the staff for their time. That might encourage more people to become staff members, which could increase the number of stories posted and grow the site.

                    Fourth, I suggest increasing the karma bonus given to users whose stories require minimal edits. One option would be to run contextual ads on the site, which could generate revenue. However, users who submit stories that require minimal editing would have the option of disabling ads for awhile in exchange for their positive contributions. The revenue from ads could be used for existing costs or perhaps as stipends for users who work behind the scenes and wouldn't be as likely to get tips.

                    I understand that the second option requires a bit of work, and the third or fourth are more complex than that. However, I hope you'll consider these ideas, which I am suggesting to you with the very best of intentions.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @08:02AM

                      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @08:02AM (#1283455)

                      Check out the journal of nostyle, https://soylentnews.org/~nostyle/journal/ [soylentnews.org]

                      He has been posting mostly blank journals and accepting unregistered AC comments. It remains an obscure corner of the site, but it is almost what you are (first) requesting.

                    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday December 22 2022, @09:19AM (7 children)

                      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 22 2022, @09:19AM (#1283573) Journal

                      then give editors unlimited mod points to spam mod people who crapflood or habitually disrupt discussions

                      Which is simply moving the burden to the few remaining active editors. How do we cover 24hrs a day to prevent child pornography or widespread spamming? Are you offering to help with this task?

                      "habitually disrupt discussions" was exactly what a small number of ACs did. We spent months trying to control it with moderation but the only way to prevent it was to remove AC access to the main stories.

                      ACs can come back on the front page when they are accountable while remaining anonymous.

                      Third, I suggest adding a link to tip the editor for every story, where users can donate a bit of money to any staff member for their work. I think there are enough generous people in the community who might be willing to directly contribute a few dollars to staff for their work.

                      That's a kind thought - but personally I would rather it simply went to a subscription. How will you know how much work people are doing behind the scenes? Is it only the names that reach the front page that will benefit?

                      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @05:53PM (1 child)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @05:53PM (#1283612)

                        ACs can come back on the front page when they are accountable while remaining anonymous.

                        Thus it ever has been in Her His Majesty's Royal Navy! Keep calm, and beatings will continue until morale improves!

                        Oh, the humanities! Oh, tempura! Oh, the massive Bowling Green Disruptions!

                        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @09:21AM

                          by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @09:21AM (#1283699)

                          Mr. Christian! Fletcher! Snap to it! Right proud and Bristol fashion!

                      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 01 2023, @09:37AM (4 children)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 01 2023, @09:37AM (#1284603)

                        Which is simply moving the burden to the few remaining active editors. How do we cover 24hrs a day to prevent child pornography or widespread spamming? Are you offering to help with this task?

                        Um, no? Spamming? Do you not mean banning posters critical of the right-wing nut-job racists? And disabling any new accounts? And insulting everyone who wants to make soylentnews a better place, and defend freeze peach?

                        Do it yourself, janis, you have made your bed, chosen your path, and crapped in the punchbowl. Your mess, clean it up or pull the plug.

                        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday January 02 2023, @03:15PM

                          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 02 2023, @03:15PM (#1284781) Journal

                          And disabling any new accounts?

                          https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/01/02/1243230 [soylentnews.org]

                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @04:13PM (2 children)

                          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @04:13PM (#1284966)

                          Nonsense, and you know it. I don't blindly agree with janrinok, and I emailed him some concerns this morning. But janrinok is not the problem here. You are.

                          AC posting is disabled on the front page because you were spamming. You were free to criticize the alt-right as you saw fit. Those journals and comments are still available for anyone to read. They haven't been censored. When you actually criticized the alt-right, many people agreed with you and supported you. But you haven't criticized the alt-right in a long time. Instead, you've developed an obsession with Runaway and janrinok, and you spend your time attacking them. Your personal attacks against Runaway do not constitute a criticism of the alt-right.

                          If you had actually stuck to criticizing the alt-right instead of obsessing over Runaway, you wouldn't have been banned. You used to post about things like critical race theory, and many people agreed with your posts. Even people who disagreed with you supported your freedom to post about those topics. Even after you doxxed Runaway, he supported your freedom to discuss politics and didn't call for you to be permanently banned.

                          Your inability to create sock puppet accounts does not mean that new accounts are unwelcome. It means that you are permanently banned for doxxing and spamming.

                          I've been very critical of Runaway for posting racist comments. Nobody ever censored me or banned me for criticizing Runaway's opinions or the alt-right. Most of the time, I got modded up for doing so. While I have raised criticisms of this site at times, I have never had a valid reason to claim that my criticism of the alt-right or Runaway's opinions was being censored. I have been free to express my criticisms, and so are you.

                          Repeating the same lies over and over again is spam. Repetitive posting is considered spam, and that's exactly what you're doing. You've earned your spam mods.

                          You are no martyr. Stop pretending to be one. Janrinok isn't the problem here. You are.

                          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @08:32PM

                            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @08:32PM (#1285035)

                            Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
                            Man in Black: No one of consequence.
                            Inigo Montoya : I must know...
                            Man in Black : Get used to disappointment.

                          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:19AM

                            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:19AM (#1285632)

                            I don't blindly agree with janrinok, and I emailed him some concerns this morning.

                            So, you are "special"? On the "inside"? In the SoylentNews admin daisychain?

                • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @10:19PM (13 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @10:19PM (#1283400)

                  Interesting how many logged in users don't realize that Post as AC is still tagged to their account. Janrinok has been open about that recently, but obviously it should be clarified with some text under the button. For a supposed community site there is very little respect for the plebe users from staff.

                  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @10:23PM (12 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @10:23PM (#1283402)

                    Or the fact that the IP is actually tracked and quite easily de-hashed since the hash hasn't changed since the site launched. For protecting free speech this site has done a miserable job aside from allowing disgusting content, likely with the usual techy attitude that users are idiots that dessrve what they get if they do not understand the privacy measures needed even for a supposed non-tracking free speech website.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:25AM (3 children)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:25AM (#1283433)

                      This is why I always post as pure, unadulterated, AC. No log-in that links to an IP hash! Only downside is that I am constantly accused of being aristarchus. I don't think I even have his IP hash. Strange.

                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday January 02 2023, @03:18PM (2 children)

                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 02 2023, @03:18PM (#1284785) Journal

                        Every login, every connection, every page view, has an IP address and therefore has an IP hash - that is how the internet works.....

                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @10:45AM (1 child)

                          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @10:45AM (#1284916)

                          He didn't say no IP hash, he said no log in that linked to an IP hash. Are you slow of reading comprehension, janrinok? I would get that looked at.

                          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday January 03 2023, @01:24PM

                            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 03 2023, @01:24PM (#1284933) Journal

                            Every time you contact the site you have an IP. Logged in users change their IPs just like ACs do. You give us just as much, or just as little, information with each of your contacts as anyone else does. You are all still paranoid about rainbow hash tables etc - which the site does not have or use. They have been useless after the widespread introduction of TOR, VPNs and IPv6 i.e since around 2017. Your fears are unfounded (unless you are in the USA where they seem to be very slow in introducing IPv6).

                            We don't care WHO you are or WHERE you are. But if you really want to be anonymous - get off the internet. Every connection tells the site you are connecting to something.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @03:06PM (1 child)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @03:06PM (#1283472)

                      How do you supposedly run the hash backwards to recover the IP?

                      You really should go back and understand how this works. CdrTaco explained this way back in 1998 or so as to why it was done and needed, and if you are that paranoid about posted AC comments being tied to your account, then change your IP address. Use a VPN for one but not the other, or if you are on dynamic DNS, refresh your IP. I'm surprised you think the site has the resources and the desire to want to back out the IPs (which even if one could, I don't believe the whole IP address is hashed anyway).

                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @03:16PM

                        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @03:16PM (#1283476)

                        The old admin The Mighty Buzzard admitted it could be done. It is trivial if you know the hash and algorithm to then build a table of all hashed IPs. The hash seed has never been changed per Janrinok. For a pro-privacy site it is pretty horrifying how these simple details are not explained, and the "your IP is never recorded" is at best a grey lie. Supposedly true AC comments have the hashed IP dropped after a couple weeks, but logged in user comments have the IP hash stored forever even if you click "post as AC" which is another grey lie.

                    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday December 22 2022, @09:20AM (5 children)

                      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 22 2022, @09:20AM (#1283574) Journal

                      Why are you replying to your own post as though you are a different AC?

                      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @05:56PM (4 children)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @05:56PM (#1283614)

                        There can only be one. We are anonymous. We are legion. We are Anonymous Cowards. Expect us.

                        (Seriously, I am really starting to think that janrinok has gone "round the bend". Replying to my own post? See above. )

                        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @01:51AM (3 children)

                          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @01:51AM (#1283790)

                          No jani was right, though I was not trying to post as a different AC like the paranoid boomer likes to imagine. TOR is not under my control, and jani the genius should know since he has pointed out many times that the invalid form keys are likely due to the TOR ip changing before hitting submit.

                          Personally I can't believe posting the broad technical details about how SN fails privacy was modded troll. Then I remember that SN is not pro-privacy, and is just a shit site prividing playsible deniability so white supremacists like Runaway1956 can post their suggestions for political terrorism. It is quite clear.

                          Now what other info might be leaking that makes jani so sure of his claims? Was it just the short time period between posts, paired with the lowest ever visitor counts? SNR much better when only a few dozen people bother to visit these days?

                          Ah well, I thought about registering an account now that they finally banmed ACs most everywhere, but the lack of backbone to actually enforce the rules combined with the attacks I receive for be too similar to he-who-shall-not-be-aristarchused leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. Can't have it both ways, pure free speech with the shit posts that go with it, or limited speech where dumb ass filth gets users a ban.

                          Maybe they can take a hint from Musk, his free speech absolutism seems to come with a rather large ban hammer.

                          Sheeeeeit son, maybe they should just look to Fox News for what happens when you let white supremacist propagandists run amuck!
                          https://reddit.com/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/ztr5a9/so_glad_that_fox_news_was_the_most_watched_cable/ [reddit.com]

                          ^there is that form key error, at least it gives the paranoid boi another data point B^)

                          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @02:52AM (2 children)

                            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @02:52AM (#1283800)

                            Thanks for the cringe, go get euthanized in Canada.

                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @06:44AM

                              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @06:44AM (#1283815)

                              Problem is, cringe is standard operating procedure here on SoylentNews. It is called "disruption". If you dare to point out that horse paste is not a cure, or that overthrowing the Constitution of the United States to bring back Trumpoleon is not constitutional, well that is cringe. Janrinok is supporting Petain in the French elections, this year, only a 75 years too late. I really do believe that they do believe what they say, and that they deserve to die for the same.

                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @04:48PM

                              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @04:48PM (#1283856)

                              Project much? Telling someone to kill themselves is the ultimate cringe and shows that you are one of the filth posters. A quick check of the Venn diagram shows that you are 88% likely to be a Republican racist that simps for billionaires. Say goodnight sweety.

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by isostatic on Tuesday December 13 2022, @01:17PM (6 children)

      by isostatic (365) on Tuesday December 13 2022, @01:17PM (#1282270) Journal

      I'd be more annoyed at missing 1111 by 1

      • (Score: 2) by istartedi on Friday December 16 2022, @03:45AM

        by istartedi (123) on Friday December 16 2022, @03:45AM (#1282614) Journal
        --
        Appended to the end of comments you post. Max: 120 chars.
      • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday December 16 2022, @05:10PM

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday December 16 2022, @05:10PM (#1282705)

        +0.5 Funny +0.5 Informative.

        I haven't complained about "being out of mod points" for a long, long time... probably back in the /. days.

        --
        🌻🌻 [google.com]
      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday December 16 2022, @05:47PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Friday December 16 2022, @05:47PM (#1282715)

        Tell me about it.

        --
        "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @09:03PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @09:03PM (#1283222)

        As long as it was one under you would still be binary, worse if it rolls over. I guess there are a lot of various "fun" numbers in that regard that have been taken so far. There is a fair amount of binary numbers so they might not be as special. Like who got 80085 (boobs), I don't think we reached 80087355 (boobless) yet, but someone should have 1337 (leet/elite) etc.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @05:08AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @05:08AM (#1283688)

          It is 2022. You can be binary if you want.

          • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Friday December 30 2022, @02:41PM

            by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 30 2022, @02:41PM (#1284422)

            With those digits, it's probably easier to be trinary.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @09:19PM (61 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @09:19PM (#1282198)

    It is embarrassing how big mine is.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @10:07PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12 2022, @10:07PM (#1282205)

      ... that is what she said.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @06:18AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 13 2022, @06:18AM (#1282252)

      #MeToo Not just how big, but how well I know how to wield it!

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by isostatic on Tuesday December 13 2022, @01:14PM (58 children)

      by isostatic (365) on Tuesday December 13 2022, @01:14PM (#1282269) Journal

      You must be new here

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @08:56AM (57 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @08:56AM (#1282481)

        Nobody is new here, any more. All news sign-ups are banned by janrinok in under a minute, on the grounds of being someone else. All of them. Kind of pathetic, and paranoid, when you think about it.

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday December 16 2022, @08:55AM (56 children)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 16 2022, @08:55AM (#1282636) Journal

          Nobody is prevented from creating an account. Over 100 new accounts were created yesterday.

          We do, however, stop sock puppet accounts. In your case you have an account, you do not need any more.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @09:57AM (55 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @09:57AM (#1282637)

            By Gandalf's Beard! You do know who I am! After cleaverly denying it so many times. Does it strike you funny that all the discussion on SN is now taking place in a Poll Closet? Where are the journals? Why do we see none of these new accounts posting, anywhere? Are you lying again, Mr. Janrinok?

            • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday December 16 2022, @11:47AM (54 children)

              by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 16 2022, @11:47AM (#1282643) Journal

              Latest account number is 21827. Those accounts have all been created - as you well know.

              • (Score: 2, Funny) by billbellum on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:06AM (53 children)

                by billbellum (18539) on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:06AM (#1282836)

                Do you have any evidence of this? Or do we accept your bare assertion?

                • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:57AM (52 children)

                  by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:57AM (#1282839) Journal

                  You can query the API yourself and it will tell you the latest usernames, user ids, and plenty of other information. It can return their comments or journals etc. It was designed to be publicly accessible.

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:49AM (51 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:49AM (#1282843)

                    Can you provoke, say, any given user of over 18,000 to post, in verification of your rather far-fetched claim? We all await your verification, Mighty Janrinok.

                    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday December 17 2022, @11:35AM (2 children)

                      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday December 17 2022, @11:35AM (#1282861) Journal
                      Look up the page a few comments - billbellum / 18539. Or isn't that what you meant.....?
                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @05:13AM (1 child)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @05:13AM (#1283689)

                        Time to stop replying. This person is too stupid to live. As you pointed out, billbellum (18539) just replied. Whatever their problem is, people like this usually take a step too far and the problem solves itself. Hopefully via jail.

                        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @10:36AM

                          by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @10:36AM (#1284009)

                          Too stupid to live, not smart enough to die! Sounds like SN has found its new motto!

                    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday December 18 2022, @01:47PM (47 children)

                      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 18 2022, @01:47PM (#1282996) Journal

                      There have been 77 active accounts created above 17000. You can do your own searches from now on. Write the software yourself - just like I had to do. It doesn't take long. The data you need is publicly accessible.

                      Excluding the sock puppets the following have been active and making comments:

                      • 17904
                      • 17914
                      • 17961
                      • 17977
                      • 17998
                      • 18058
                      • 18070
                      • 18189
                      • 18199
                      • 18257
                      • 18509
                      • 18543
                      • 18669
                      • 19798
                      • 20629
                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @09:26PM (46 children)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @09:26PM (#1283043)

                        Merda!

                        New Accounts

                        It has been claimed that we are not accepting new accounts. This is simply untrue and it is a statement being repeatedly made by an Anonymous Coward. As at the time of writing we have a total of 21836 accounts, but over the last few weeks a 'fake account' bot has been running and has created well over a thousand account entries which simply do not exist. However, there have been 77 new accounts created recently which have been active on the site. These figures do not include the many sock-puppet accounts that have been created; over 600 have been identified and disabled. As far as I can tell, and contrary again to many AC claims,

                        77 new accounts, out of hmm, 21836 - 17000 = 4836, or 1.5922%. Not including the (alleged) sockpuppets, so actually 77/5436, or 1.41648% . I am quite sure that many of these are fake accounts, spreading the disinformation that horse de-worming paste is not a miracle cure for Covid-19, grooming good Americans to be blood-sucking pedos like Josh Dugger, and denying that DJT is the one true and eternal Precedent of all time. Bigly.

                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @09:25AM (45 children)

                          by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 23 2022, @09:25AM (#1283700)

                          So like a 15/10,000 chance of getting a new UID, on SoylentNews, in these times of austerity and British economic development?

                          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday December 30 2022, @12:02PM (44 children)

                            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 30 2022, @12:02PM (#1284409) Journal

                            Not at all - your figures are wrong. You have discounted the several thousand successful accounts that have been create in the last few weeks alone. None of them are banned. They all have valid uids and usernames - they are simply fake accounts that do not activate themselves because they are being created by a bot. If someone wants to create an account they can do so. Only sock puppet accounts are disabled - and none of them are banned. If they want to explain why they need a sock puppet account with a reasonable justification then we can re-enable them.

                            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @06:22AM (5 children)

                              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @06:22AM (#1284498)

                              several thousand successful accounts that have been create in the last few weeks alone. None of them are banned. They all have valid uids and usernames - they are simply fake accounts that do not activate themselves

                              Activate themselves? What ever do you mean, janny? Provide a valid phone number or credit card account number? What is the difference between being banned, and being inactivated? An account you have, but cannot use, in either case? And all because they might be someone who might say "disruptive" things to our ruling neo-nazi white supremacist British nationalist alt-right incel closeted gay majority on SoylentNews? Nice to know. Goodbye, Herr Hitler Jugend!

                              • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:12AM

                                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:12AM (#1284508)

                                Sounds like janrinok is banning all new accounts. The AC rumours are true. No reason to even try to participate here, we are not wanted.

                              • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:32AM (3 children)

                                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:32AM (#1284510) Journal

                                Activate themselves? What ever do you mean, janny?

                                They never log in. They cannot log in because the emails that they are using are not under their control - or in most cases do not even exist. Therefore they never recieve a password so they simply CANNOT log in. But the accounts have been created and they exist. There are thousands of them, literally.

                                Now if you are referring to sock puppets - they are banned and are immediately disabled.

                                You simply cannot know how many accounts are successfully created and activated UNLESS you have access to their email addresses. You do not know which accounts are accepted and which are not. You are simply spouting your own propaganda and trying to suggest that your failures are being experienced by everybody.

                                Nice to know. Goodbye, Herr Hitler Jugend!

                                Leaving again? So soon after you left the last time?

                                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @11:33AM

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @11:33AM (#1284518)

                                  janrinok spouteth:

                                  You simply cannot know

                                  Secrets, so many secrets. What national power is actually behind SN? If it is an operation to support Runaway and horse paste dis-information, I would guess Russian. But could be MI-6, a MauMau type of thing.

                                • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @02:40AM (1 child)

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @02:40AM (#1284713)

                                  I have obtained the list of aristarchus' New Year's resolutions:

                                  1) I will not create sock puppets.
                                  2) I will not dox people.
                                  3) I will not post spam.
                                  4) I will not harass janrinok.
                                  5) I will not harass Runaway.
                                  6) I will get a job.
                                  7) I will admit that I am not a Greek astronomer who died 2,300 years ago.
                                  8) I will not insist that 'Samos' is the name of my mom's basement.
                                  9) I will move out of my mom's basement.
                                  10) I will shower every day.
                                  11) I will stop being an incel.

                                  Let's see how long these last.

                                  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:46AM

                                    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:46AM (#1284734)

                                    Fake Resolutions. Get a life, conservatoid.

                                    aristarchus

                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @07:50PM (37 children)

                              by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @07:50PM (#1284831)

                              New Meta post on the front page? Lies, damned lies, and janrinok's statistics. [soylentnews.org] Claims over 2000 new Soylentil accounts for December, but the vast majority of those are auto-created by a bot, so are not and never were meant to be actual accounts.
                              The vast minority, on the other hand, were 28 new accounts that janrinok with his "ari" radar knew for certain and without a doubt, were sock-puppets. (I do suspect that jan's methods are somewhat suspect. A "sockpuppet" is an account that is "owned" by someone who is already a sockpuppet? Or already an account holder. But the only way we can tell if two Soylentils are the same Soylentil, is if both of them downmod Runaway, or say things critical of janrinok. Simple, really. )

                              In those accounts we have successfully identified 28 attempts at creating sock-puppets which have been disabled automatically. This gives 1.27% of all attempts to create an new account are blocked, which is significantly less that the the claim that 'all new accounts' are being blocked.

                              So what janrinok is trying to say, is that all new accounts are being blocked. Not the ones that never login, because those are not actual accounts, but out of the total, how many might be actual users?

                              It is possible, indeed likely, that there will be a small number of genuine accounts buried in there somewhere but it is difficult to identify them until they become active.

                              Reports from various ACs who have been banned from commenting, and have attempted to register a user name on SoylentNews, is that as soon as an account is activated (they log in), the email is changed by admin, the password changed, and the account is for all practical purposes banned. So what we know so far: The vast majority of new accounts equals

                              A total of 2198 accounts have been successfully created during December. Unfortunately the vast majority of these were created by a bot and they will never become active

                              2198 - 28 = 2170, which leaves the rest

                              In those accounts we have successfully identified 28 attempts at creating sock-puppets which have been disabled automatically. This gives 1.27% of all attempts to create an new account are blocked, which is significantly less that the the claim that 'all new accounts' are being blocked.

                              Right. Numbers don't lie, but people using numbers do. We are missing a couple things here. First, what constitutes a "successful" sockpuppet identification? Is there any objective verification of such?

                                Second, were there any actual new accounts, outside of the specified bots and sockpuppets? Janrinok gives a percentage, but not any numbers that this is derived from. As usual, SoylentNews editors operate behind a veil of obfuscation.

                                The only conclusion is that all new Soylentil accounts are blocked, except for the undetected sockpuppets.

                              • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @01:06AM (21 children)

                                by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @01:06AM (#1284859)

                                And now, aristarchus, you should kindly turn off your bot. Permanently.

                                Yes, it's your bot creating those accounts. It is the only logical conclusion. In fact you threatened to spam this site with bot accounts if you weren't unbanned. The evidence is here [soylentnews.org], here [soylentnews.org], and here [soylentnews.org].

                                You threatened that if you weren't unbanned, this site would be spammed with bot-created accounts. You weren't unbanned. Lo, and behold, we have a bot creating dozens of accounts each day. It is your bot. That is the only logical conclusion.

                                I expect you initially created the spam accounts assuming that each account had to be manually reviewed by the staff, and you hoped a few sock puppets would slip through the cracks amid the torrent of fake accounts. Since this is now an impossibility, it stands to reason that you continue operating your bot for the purpose of being a nuisance. Your now hope that the volume of accounts will eventually cause issues with the database. You desire to bring this site to its knees, that you can negotiate being unbanned in exchange for disabling your bot.

                                Of course, that is also a pipe dream. Your bot can't create nearly enough accounts to pose any threat to this site, so it is just a minor irritant. You will fail in your efforts. It is time for you to disable your bot, once and for all.

                                Before I conclude, I should also point out that your bot has a name: Cyberian Tiger. In fact, you acknowledge that here [soylentnews.org] and here [soylentnews.org]. The latter has a user ID that coincides with your threats to spam this site with fake accounts. You have a history of spamming this site with your Cyberian Tiger bot, previously threatening to post APK spam all over the front page [soylentnews.org] with the bot.

                                I am quite certain that janrinok can confirm that those accounts are all sock puppets you created. Although the IRC logs are presently inaccessible, janrinok confronted you about your bot-related threats on IRC several weeks ago. The evidence is clear and compelling that you have been operating a spam bot, first to flood the front page with APK spam, and now to create fake accounts.

                                Turn off your bot. It is time for the Cyberian Tiger to become extinct. Everyone will now know that you are behind the fake accounts and that you also posted the APK spam. You have lost.

                                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @09:39PM (20 children)

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @09:39PM (#1285049)

                                  And now, aristarchus, you should kindly turn off your bot.

                                  aristarchus runs no bots.

                                  Yes, it's your bot creating those accounts. It is the only logical conclusion.

                                  No, it is not.

                                  In fact you threatened to spam this site with bot accounts if you weren't unbanned. The evidence is here [soylentnews.org], here [soylentnews.org], and here [soylentnews.org].

                                  None of those are aristarchus.

                                  I expect you initially created the spam accounts assuming that each account had to be manually reviewed by the staff, and you hoped a few sock puppets would slip through the cracks amid the torrent of fake accounts.

                                  No, did not. And what is a "spam account", anyway?

                                  Before I conclude, I should also point out that your bot has a name: Cyberian Tiger. In fact, you acknowledge that here [soylentnews.org] and here [soylentnews.org].

                                  Quite the online sleuth you are! Of course, wrong, completely false.

                                  The latter has a user ID that coincides with your threats to spam this site with fake accounts.

                                  No, it does not.

                                  You have a history of spamming this site with your Cyberian Tiger bot, previously threatening to post APK spam all over the front page [soylentnews.org] with the bot.

                                  No, that was not aristarchus. Perhaps you are scared and confused?

                                  I am quite certain that janrinok can confirm that those accounts are all sock puppets you created.

                                  Your certainty is worth, nothing. Particularly since you are in error.

                                  Although the IRC logs are presently inaccessible, janrinok confronted you about your bot-related threats on IRC several weeks ago.

                                  Convenient that the IRC logs are now hidden, since they contain most of the evidence of janrinokian mendacity.

                                  The evidence is clear and compelling that you have been operating a spam bot, first to flood the front page with APK spam, and now to create fake accounts.

                                  No, it is not, not evidence, not compelling.

                                  Everyone will now know that you are behind the fake accounts and that you also posted the APK spam.

                                  Wrong! Now everyone will know that all new user accounts on SoylentNews are blocked, banned, rejected, discombuberated, and non-existant. There is no one behind the fake accounts, except janrinok's paranoid obsession that someone is out to get SoylentNews, because it supports fascism. Time for free speech to die, and be replaced by total fiction, asserted by clowns like yourself. We all know that you are APK running a false flag janrinok defense! Everybody knows it!

                                  [P.S., Kevin Mitnick and me have hacked your phone, and rigged it to launch a pre-emptive nuclear spam attack next time you post as AC on SoylentNews. Careful what you do, because, personal responsibility.]

                                  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday January 04 2023, @10:25AM (19 children)

                                    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 04 2023, @10:25AM (#1285103) Journal

                                    You are lying.

                                    The Cyber Tiger accounts were both created along with other sock puppets accounts using THE EXACT SAME EMAIL ADDRESSES in 2 batches. (18738-18748) and (19809-19820). As you used your 'aristarchus' name in each of those groups ('aristarchus 4', 'Unban Aristarchus Now', and 'Aristarchus Will Win, Niggers') it isn't difficult to identify you.

                                    You also signed your threat to use Cyber Tiger using the 'apk' nickname. How would 'apk' know you had a bot with that name, and how could he threaten to use it? 'APK' (capitalised) is a different account, 'apk' (lower case) was simply you trying (unsuccessfully) to disguise who you were. Nobody was fooled. Others, including the AC you are replying to, have discovered the same.

                                    In those same groups you also compromised your control of the 'Fuck You Niggers' series, Azuma Hazuki x.0 series, and other accounts.

                                    So carry on trying to convince people otherwise with your bluster and denials. You are not very good at what you are trying to do, in fact you are particularly bad at it and you should be embarrassed. Script kiddies would disown you. You are the one responsible for most of the site disruption, which began around 2017. You are the one responsible for forcing us to remove AC access to the main stories. You are stuck as AC for your efforts and I do not see a way to reintroduce ACs to the front page while you are still intent on continuing.

                                    Act like an adult. If you shut up perhaps people will stop pointing out your many inadequacies and failures.

                                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 04 2023, @03:51PM (18 children)

                                      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 04 2023, @03:51PM (#1285124)

                                      Decided to check back in on the drama. I am the one that keeps pointing out how SN can easily reveal IPs, though your comment about TOR and VPNs correctly highlights how easy it is to avoid most of the tracking. Your insistence that you don't care about WHO or WHERE people are is bullshit since you repeatedly unmasked ACs and continue to make false accusations about identities.

                                      I bring that up in this thread because I see once again you are posting an opinion that I know is at least partially false, yet you state it with absolute conviction.

                                      I did not create the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account, I simply saw a comment from the actual creator in response to the original Azuma Hazuki telling them to fuck off and stop using her name. The POS gave away the password, racial slurs unsurprisingly, so I decided to see if they were lying and try logging in. The account's karma was fucked, the email address was [something]@mcc-sharktesting.com (maybe no dash), and I left the email address because it was evidence of where the account came from. I rehabilitated the account's karma with non AC posts since that is the only way to get karma that I was aware of, and then used the account for AC posts except when I forgot to check the box. I didn't think Azuma would mind and asked a few times in replies to her comments if the account should just be terminated, never saw a response. After some ensuing drama from a journal post calling out rightwing dipshittery (is anyone on the fence after the US' insurrection and continued fascism?) the original owner reset the password and supposedly disabled the account. Track that password reset and you'll have the creator of the account, I simply turned the account around to add some honest moderation with all the sock puppetry going around, and I did my best to only downmod appropriately and not based on personal bias against usernames.

                                      Anyway, the point is that I've seen lots of lies around the account and it goes absolutely against Aristarchus' entire personality to use racial slurs and attack Azuma Hazuki that way. Maybe he is an epic troll, but it is much more likely that apk/APK/Runaway1956/Ethanol-Fueled were the trolls attacking other users and using sock puppets so they could spam their worst hate filled racist rants. Now there is a BOT creating thousands of sock puppets and naming Aristarchus? Why would Aristarchus do such a thing and then deny it? I've seen accounts that actually seem like the original Aristarchus, and many that use Aristarchus in the name to spew racism.

                                      After being constantly attacked myself, mistaken for Aristarchus because I stand up against the admin abuse that was regularly going on and the lies about privacy and security, well it has become clear that you Janrinok are either a fool or part of a rightwing campaign. Your insistence that your privileged information, which you then try and spin as not so useful, allows you to KNOW I am Aristarchus when I am not has shown me how much correlation and presumption goes on with your statements.

                                      I can't speak to the details of who created what accounts, corrected the record and shared the email domain of the prick that created the spoof account, and pointed out for anyone that cares how easily Soylent News can obtain real IPs while pretending they are securely hashed. You keep trying to downplay that fact and everyone here should be concerned about why that is. Do you expect every nerd to understand internet security? Why not be open, why require users to drag out the details and unmask the lies and half truths?

                                      Why tolerate downmods of such factual information? Why not update SN guidelines and offer advice for people to protect their identities? Why allow spam mods on non-spam posts just because you suspect the author is someone else? Why allow spam mods of actual Aristarchus posts if they are not spam? You tolerated racism for a long time until recently when the spam mod was approved for such posts, but Aristarchus criticizing the site is too far?

                                      Food for thought, may it be buried yet again under more downmods so few users see this post and wonder how much validity there is to the criticisms. I have stated facts and opinions and been clear about which is which, and hopefully no one still visiting this site is still unaware of the problems around here.

                                      "So carry on trying to convince people otherwise with your bluster and denials. You are not very good at what you are trying to do, in fact you are particularly bad at it and you should be embarrassed."
                                      - not aristarchus, also not the AC you replied to who may or not be aristarchus

                                      "Act like an adult. If you shut up perhaps people will stop pointing out your many inadequacies and failures."
                                      - right back at you with your multiple false accusations that I am aristarchus or that aristarchus is the one spamming new user accounts with their own name and racist slurs. While I can not say whether aristarchus went nuts and decided to spam slurs and spoof other users it sure seems more likely that it is a rightwing asshole impersonating all the vocal leftwing users. I am just an AC tired of the lies, intentional or not, but sadly there is no way to prove to others that your accusations that I am aristarchus are false. So these posts are the best I can do. Be a better admin Janrinok.

                                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 04 2023, @06:58PM

                                        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 04 2023, @06:58PM (#1285145)

                                        This AC is correct. aristarchus doesn't do racial slurs, and someone using the name means nothing.

                                        Signed,
                                        TheRealAristarchus
                                        [And if you believe this, I have a janrinok to sell you!]

                                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday January 04 2023, @07:51PM (13 children)

                                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 04 2023, @07:51PM (#1285154) Journal

                                        Now there is a BOT creating thousands of sock puppets and naming Aristarchus? Why would Aristarchus do such a thing and then deny it? I've seen accounts that actually seem like the original Aristarchus, and many that use Aristarchus in the name to spew racism.

                                        I think that you are confused? The thousands of fake accounts are just that - fake accounts which are being created by a bot. The sock puppet accounts number between 600-700. You don't even know what you are talking about - yet you will glibly admit to abusing somebody else's user name. How much trust should we put in what you say? I can answer that - none.

                                        You say it isn't aristarchus. He has compromised his original email address - the one which was used to create the 'aristarchus' account - and which can be traced to the creation of hundreds of sock puppets. When it suits him, he claims he is not aristarchus because he has an alternative username - or more correctly over 600 usernames. It doesn't matter which name he wishes to use, he is not welcome on this site. Nor is anyone else who behaves or acts like him.

                                        Now either Azuma Hazuki stated to somebody who was abusing her name "to fuck off and stop using her name" or she didn't. Yet you felt that you had every right and her implied permission by her not responding to your 'requests': I didn't think Azuma would mind and asked a few times in replies to her comments if the account should just be terminated. How unclear was her original response that made you think that what you were doing was OK? And you have just admitted to sock-puppetry yourself. If you act like aristarchus you will be treated like aristarchus.

                                        pointed out for anyone that cares how easily Soylent News can obtain real IPs while pretending they are securely hashed

                                        We don't have to bother - every IP address arrives at our server unhashed, either IPv4 or IPv6 format. We already HAVE the IP address - why would we bother to hash it if we wanted to use it? The hashing is NOT a security feature as I have explained several times previously. CmdrTaco found it easier to work with hashes in the code than with IP addresses and, like us, he didn't see any reason for having them lying around in the database. If you object to IP addresses then get off the internet because that is how it works. And let me see someone present a rainbow look-up table that works for both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. We haven't got one - the NSA might have one but if that is what worries you then again you shouldn't really be posting on here should you?

                                        However, can you substantiate a single element of what you have written? You haven't done so up to now. Yet you have admitted that, if not him, then you are no different from him. And you will be treated like him.

                                        it has become clear that you Janrinok are either a fool or part of a rightwing campaign.

                                        Ah, so that is it - we are back to the right-wing accusations. You are convinced of my political beliefs yet I argued publicly against ANY political topics being discussed on this site back in the very early days. Both sides have been treated in exactly the same way. They have received the same punishments for the same abuses. All of aristarchus' posts and submissions are still there to be seen. He has not been treated unfairly.

                                        So are you aristarchus, or are you Azuma Hazuki 2.0 today, or are you somebody else entirely? You know, I simply don't care who you are.

                                        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 05 2023, @02:18AM (1 child)

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 05 2023, @02:18AM (#1285221)

                                          Let's go, janrinok!

                                          [I think he is already mostly gone. aristarchus has destroyed him! ]

                                          Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
                                          You mad, jan?

                                        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @02:42AM (8 children)

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @02:42AM (#1285408)

                                          You say it isn't aristarchus. He has compromised his original email address - the one which was used to create the 'aristarchus' account - and which can be traced to the creation of hundreds of sock puppets.

                                          This is a blatant lie, or an attempt by janrinok to dox the original aristarchus. Lying Liars and the lies they tell.

                                          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday January 06 2023, @04:12AM (7 children)

                                            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 06 2023, @04:12AM (#1285417) Journal
                                            Account 17903.
                                            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @05:55AM (6 children)

                                              by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @05:55AM (#1285427)

                                              Search says no such user found. Fault of search, or fault of janrinok? Secret, so we will never know. Are there any other editors we could talk to? I hate to go all Karen on janrinok, but it is quite evident that he is no longer mentally competent for the task at hand. And, he luvs him some Runaway!

                                              • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday January 06 2023, @08:12AM (5 children)

                                                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 06 2023, @08:12AM (#1285440) Journal

                                                Accounts: 2645 (aristarchus) and 17903 (SillyJanrinok) were both created using the same email address. I will not compromise the email address here. They both exist in the database and both accounts have been banned.

                                                Account 17903 was created on 2 Aug 2022.

                                                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @08:54AM (1 child)

                                                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @08:54AM (#1285444)

                                                  So there are at least two banned users on SoylentNews? Nice that you do not directly dox anyone, Mr. Admin Janrinok.

                                                  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday January 06 2023, @09:05AM

                                                    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 06 2023, @09:05AM (#1285446) Journal

                                                    Only 1 person is banned permanently - all of his accounts are eventually banned but initially they are only disabled by software. It still requires an admin action to ban the account.

                                                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @09:05AM (2 children)

                                                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @09:05AM (#1285447)

                                                  The user account aristarchus on SoylentNews had this email associated
                                                  with it. A web user from 2a01:cb08:89ef:1b00:7512:8cd8:3f7a:7c8 has just changed it to
                                                  janrinok+aristarchus@protonmail.com.

                                                  janrinok gets all my email, now. So why did he create a sockpuppet account for a banned user, you may ask?

                                                  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday January 06 2023, @09:18AM (1 child)

                                                    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 06 2023, @09:18AM (#1285448) Journal

                                                    I don't get any of your email. We change the email address that we hold for your account so that any emails that WE ARE SENDING are rerouted so that you do not receive them. Your sock puppet accounts can request a new password, but you will never receive it.

                                                    Accessing your email accounts would be an offence under US law and elsewhere.

                                                    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:25AM

                                                      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:25AM (#1285633)

                                                      Finally, janrinok admits to felonies under US Law. Runaway to follow. Both of you are guilty of conspiracy to commit illegal banning of a member of a news aggregations site. Stand by to receive summons, under pain of penalty.

                                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @08:27PM (1 child)

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @08:27PM (#1285725)

                                          The answers to your question are in the comment, but I'll spell it out for you since you so really very truly don't care :|

                                          I am not aristarchus and I did not create the AH2.0 account. I simply took over the account to add some sane moderations, and a few journals critical of right wing nonsense. Some comments made as AC, and a few where I forgot to click post as AC.

                                          I had one account I created sometime after the site launched that I stopped using after seeing the abuse of admins and staff with unmasking users and handing down punishments for aristarchus that most here thought were aristarchus whining, such as the moderation ban, figuring his karma was what did it. Turns out that modban was real as another staffer figured out.

                                          So I am no other user that anyone gives a shit about and the creator of the AH2.0 account reset the password and controls it now. I take you to task for the lies, half truths, and blatant abuses of power, and for that I'm accused of so much. Your information is incomplete, you make many false accusations, and barring my good sense I've explained my part in this dumb drama.

                                          So fix yourself, build a real community of trust, accountability, and high standards (duh racisssmmmm) if that is truly something you value. Even now there are enough good users left, and at least you implemented the user accounts only rule which will help with the worst content abuses. However that goes against the pure free speech ethos, and the ban of aristarchus also goes against those values. So update the site policies to match your actual governance, and if you ban one user for publishing public information then you should ban others engaging in stochastic terrorism or spreading bigotry. Or unban aristarchus, though I personally would prefer that ban stay if the doxxing really came from that account along with banning the bigots and terrorists. The hypocrisy is a huge issue, along with power abuse and mysterious database wipes.

                                          Really wonder what this site is actually about, none of these problems make sense and the blatant lie that you care about privacy while storing IPs forever and unmasking some AC posts is hard to get past.

                                          • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @04:14AM

                                            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @04:14AM (#1285779)

                                            Your comment is ignorant. It's laughable to say that I don't care about privacy concerns. In fact, I emailed janrinok within the past week to raise privacy concerns, including about the duration that IP hashes are retained. The fact is, janrinok and I had a polite and civil discussion about my concerns. I appreciate him writing me several emails, which I'm sure was a significant time commitment. I chose not to post my concerns in the comments because I didn't think it was the appropriate forum. I don't think adversarial behavior toward the staff is the correct way to raise concerns. I've sent multiple emails to the staff about concerns I have, and I'm quite certain they haven't always been very happy with me for things I've said.

                                            I'm not ignoring privacy concerns. But those concerns don't justify creating sock puppets, abusing the spam mod, doxxing, and other abuses. Yes, there is racist spam on this site. But that doesn't mean you should be using the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account. You could have created a separate account for that purpose, and you've never actually explained why you needed to use the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account. By the way, there are many sock puppets [soylentnews.org] using the Azuma Hazuki username.

                                            If you want changes to how this site retains data, email the staff to let them know you're not satisfied with the policy and want changes. But don't use it as an excuse to break the rules or harass users.

                                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 05 2023, @09:43AM (2 children)

                                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 05 2023, @09:43AM (#1285254)

                                        Your explanation is not plausible. Here's the discussion you reference, where you claim to have acquired the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account: https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?sid=39634&cid=1053663 [soylentnews.org]

                                        In that discussion, the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account is complaining about alleged admin abuses, just as you are doing now. I find that interesting.

                                        Moving on, however, Azuma Hazuki clearly said:

                                        Do me a giant fucking favor and don't try to use me to push whatever agenda you have, okay? If this were really about moderator/admin abuse, you'd have registered a name that looks like Uzzard's at first glance, *not* mine. This is kind of funny in a juvenile way, but it's also gross and creepy.

                                        In response, Azuma Hazuki 2.0 responded claiming to give away the password to the account. If you actually found that password and took over the account, it is virtually certain that you also saw Azuma Hazuki's condemnation of using her user name or similar names. Those comments were posted on September 20, 2020.

                                        Roughly an hour after that comment was posted, the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account posted this: https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?cid=1058477&sid=36480 [soylentnews.org]

                                        The asshole who created this account wasn't lying when he gave the password, so I've appropriated it :) Reverse troll fuckers! If you don't want me using this account to moderate posts instead of posting AC just reply here.

                                        Nearly 24 hours after that, the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account posted the following journal: https://soylentnews.org/~Azuma+Hazuki+2.0/journal/6080 [soylentnews.org]

                                        I just wanted to apologize for creating this troll account.

                                        It isn't a good idea or else this site will devolve into parody and stupidity the likes of which 4chan can only dream of.

                                        Be best everyone!

                                        Let's be clear about what's going on here. Azuma Hazuki 2.0 posted it's supposed password in response to Azuma Hazuki's criticism. An hour later, Azuma Hazuki 2.0 posted a comment saying the account has been "appropriated" for use in moderating comments. The next day, the account posts a comment admitting to being the creator of the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account and apologized for creating the account. To summarize:

                                        1) You got called out by Azuma Hazuki and pretended to give the account away.
                                        2) You then claim the account has been "appropriated" to moderate comments.
                                        3) The next day, you apologize that you created the account.

                                        There is no way that you didn't see Azuma Hazuki's condemnation of the account, but you chose to use it anyway. If you were otherwise an AC and just wanted to moderate, you could have created your own account. You had no need at all to use the Azuma Hazuki 2.0 account, especially after Azuma Hazuki explicitly condemned the account.

                                        The account was never given away. You created the account, then pretended to walk everything back once you got called out by Azuma Hazuki and others. But you admitted that you were the creator of the account. From the beginning, Azuma Hazuki 2.0 complained about alleged admin abuses, exactly like you're doing now.

                                        It was your account. You created it. Azuma Hazuki 2.0 was always your account. If it wasn't, you wouldn't have admitted it was in a journal.

                                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @12:12AM

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @12:12AM (#1285380)

                                          Anger about the truth, not shocking. No false statements made, and hypotheses clearly separated from fact. SN users be warned, staff are incompetent or malicious, and for a supposed pro-privacy free speech platform they should at least be clear about the tracking being done. Only by repeated questions were the answers teased out, and every post pointing out the facts argued and downmodded.

                                          SN users beware.

                                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:27AM

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:27AM (#1285635)

                                          Your explanation is not plausible.

                                          Looks very plausible. Certainly more plausible than your paranoid delusion of a conspiracy to, well, do something other than make SN look really fucking stupid, which you have already done. Mission accomplished, game over.

                              • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday January 03 2023, @10:04AM (14 children)

                                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 03 2023, @10:04AM (#1284913) Journal

                                Reports from various ACs who have been banned from commenting, and have attempted to register a user name on SoylentNews, is that as soon as an account is activated (they log in), the email is changed by admin, the password changed, and the account is for all practical purposes banned. So what we know so far: The vast majority of new accounts equals ....

                                Only 1 person is banned - so who are these 'various ACs ' that you claim to have also been banned from commenting?. You can comment freely - you are doing so now. The next step would be simply to disable AC posting completely for those who are not logged in - but we would rather not do that. Why punish others for the sins of one idiot?

                                Where are you seeing these 'reports' - you know, the ones that you do not write yourself? Must be on another site, because they are not on ours. May I suggest that you move permanently to that site and then you can at least be be among friends?

                                But the only way we can tell if two Soylentils are the same Soylentil, is if both of them downmod Runaway, or say things critical of janrinok.

                                If your allegation is correct (which of course it isn't), they never get to log in, so the detection of sock puppet accounts cannot be based on how they respond to other users. I've downmodded Runaway as have many other accounts - that doesn't make somebody a sock puppet. The accounts are disabled as soon as they are identified - it has nothing at all to do with whether they log in or not.

                                The log-in is only significant with fake accounts created by a bot (which are NOT blocked at all). Very little data is added to the database by creating an account. Almost all the records are created when an account logs in for the first time. As fake accounts do not do this they cause us no problems whatsoever.

                                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @10:51AM (1 child)

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @10:51AM (#1284917)

                                  janrinok seems to be bothered by reports of the facts that there are no new accounts on SN. He also said Ncommander has halved the expenses, by halving the servers, but neglected to mention that this also reduced posting by over 80%, banned AC posting, and hid journals, and IRC log files. Soon, SoylentNews will be on a paying basis! For a free public-propaganda site.

                                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @05:29AM

                                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @05:29AM (#1285616)

                                    So, you are saying, no new accounts are allowed on SoylentNews? How ever will we grow to out populate the Green Shite?

                                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:32AM (11 children)

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:32AM (#1285636)

                                  I have personally heard from over a hundred ACs who have been rejected and bannished when trying to establish new user accounts on SN. Not sure how that ranks as a sample of the total number, which will have to remain unknown. The depths of janrinok's censorship are deep, but how deep no one knows. 6-700 new accounts rejected? On what basis? Were they all aristarchus, or "aristarchus friendly"? Very telling, as far as tells go.

                                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:36AM (3 children)

                                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:36AM (#1285637)

                                    Correction: You've posted over 100 AC comments pretending to be a victim because your sock puppets keep getting banned.

                                    Earth to aristarchus: GROW THE FUCK UP

                                    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:46AM (2 children)

                                      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @07:46AM (#1285641)

                                      aristarchus is gone, he no longer posts here. Trust me, I know, for I am he.

                                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday January 08 2023, @08:58AM (1 child)

                                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday January 08 2023, @08:58AM (#1285801) Journal

                                        for I am he.

                                        Therefore he has not gone and he just has posted.

                                        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 09 2023, @07:26AM

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 09 2023, @07:26AM (#1285926)

                                          Janrinok knows his logic! Can't get anything passed him with mere double negatives or Cretan paradoxes! If only we had such a wise and temperate editor, more fair than a Sumner's day.

                                          Invalid form key: ZrEUba4KKK

                                          Strange, there it is again!

                                  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday January 07 2023, @08:51AM (6 children)

                                    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday January 07 2023, @08:51AM (#1285648) Journal
                                    I asked:

                                    Where are you seeing these 'reports' - you know, the ones that you do not write yourself? Must be on another site, because they are not on ours.

                                    You replied:

                                    I have personally heard from over a hundred ACs who have been rejected and banished when trying to establish new user accounts on SN

                                    Evidence? None at all - you are just repeating your own claims. Or do these people contact you while you sleep, or via a ouija board perhaps?

                                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @10:36AM (5 children)

                                      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @10:36AM (#1285654)

                                      Evidence? None at all - you are just repeating your own claims.

                                      Learned from the best! SN admins! Sure aristarchus sockpuppeted! Of course he doxxed some unknown goat farmer! And, most damning, aristarchus disrupted discussions! This I all know, because janrinok tells me so!

                                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday January 07 2023, @11:14AM

                                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday January 07 2023, @11:14AM (#1285659) Journal

                                        Both aristarchus and Runaway1956 created sock puppets - they were seen and identified by numerous community members. The SN comments by community members identifying them are still there for you to see.

                                        The doxing was in aristarchus' own submissions, under his own username. That is hardly circumstantial and was clearly attributable to the person responsible for it. The doxing is the ONLY reason that aristarchus was banned.

                                        I don't care what usernames are disrupting the discussions - they are unwelcome and will all be treated the same. There was more than one real account responsible - although usually posting as AC - so all ACs were prevented from commenting on the front pages. There was no alternative - there is only 1 AC account.

                                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @11:44AM (3 children)

                                        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @11:44AM (#1285662)

                                        Aristarchus posted a comment in reply to Runaway, which contained what appears to be Runaway's real name. Runaway has indicated which county he lives in, and this repeated at least on one occasion by the aristarchus account. Given Runaway's name and county of residence, a search of properties from the assessor's office identifies a single individual. This amounts to doxxing, and it was done in a comment posted by the aristarchus account.

                                        It doesn't really matter whether the individual really is Runaway. The comment has targeted a single individual for harassment. Runaway did not provide his name in any of his comments, but it was disclosed by the aristarchus account. Again, whether it's actually Runaway is irrelevant. The fact that a single individual has been targeted by aristarchus is a form of intimidation, threatening, and harassment. There is no doubt about who is responsible, because this was all done from the aristarchus account.

                                        I am not a staff member, but I have done some searching on my own, and I have seen the evidence with my own eyes. I will not link to the evidence because I do not wish to encourage further harassment, but it is still present in the site's comments. Let's just say it's not too hard to find with a bit of searching.

                                        The individual behind the aristarchus account had better hope that he has been careful enough to cover your own tracks. If anyone can identify who was behind the aristarchus account, if they go to law enforcement, there might well be some serious prison time involved.

                                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @09:17AM (2 children)

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @09:17AM (#1285802)

                                          Let me get this straight:

                                          Aristarchus posted a comment in reply to Runaway, which contained what appears to be Runaway's real name. Runaway has indicated which county he lives in,

                                          So, you took one piece of info from a reply to Runaway1956, and another from Runaway his own self, and you doxxed the poor bastard dead to rights? You think if it was that easy, anyone could do it, like even a House Republican. And this is a crime, how? Since you have evidently committed it. And you didn't even share!

                                          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @09:53AM (1 child)

                                            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @09:53AM (#1285806)

                                            Holy shit, I didn't realize you were this stupid.

                                            The issue isn't that I looked up the identity of the person aristarchus purports is Runaway. There's nothing illegal about a public records search. I haven't posted any laws because I haven't posted anyone's personal information, let alone inciting harassment against them.

                                            However, Runaway's name is not readily determined from his comments. Aristarchus went to some lengths to obtain that information. Moreover, instead of merely searching for the information, aristarchus chose to post it publicly. Aristarchus' intent is to incite harassment of the individual whom he believes is Runaway. The name of this individual would not have been known to me except that aristarchus chose to post it publicly in a comment under the aristarchus username, posted it a few times as an anonymous coward, and even created a sock puppet with the name. Again, this information would not have been available to be if aristarchus had not posted it publicly to see.

                                            If anyone finds out who is behind the aristarchus account and turns the information over to law enforcement, aristarchus may well be looking at some serious prison time for harassment, threats, and attempts to incite violence. I don't believe your excuses, and you can bet the police won't, either.

                                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @10:50AM

                                              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2023, @10:50AM (#1285808)

                                              Local police, FBI, and other law enforcement would not care about generic online harassment and indistinct threats, even if they had all the evidence in the world and the perpetrators' identities handed to them. The bar for prosecuting these things is high because of the First Amendment, and they have bigger fish to fry. Throw in true threats or swattings and they might start to care.

                                              This is for the communities themselves to take care of, and SN has. Sort of. aristarchus is still using the site every day like the boring troll he is.

  • (Score: 2) by WizardFusion on Monday December 12 2022, @10:39PM

    by WizardFusion (498) on Monday December 12 2022, @10:39PM (#1282213) Journal

    Woohoo

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @07:39PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @07:39PM (#1282574)

    Do not see anywhere to report such things, and am disallowed from commenting on the front page, but we gots more Reich-wing anti-semitism, as can be found here [soylentnews.org].

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @11:57PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @11:57PM (#1282792)

      SN continues to be a haven for racist shits like VLM and Runaway1956, no surprise there. Odd how so many conservative platforms are trying to lock down, track, and censor things they do not like. The real cancel culture idjits.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:46AM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:46AM (#1282841)

        An objection to anti-semitic posts on SN gets troll modded? Telling, in a really telling fashion. We know who rules here, now, and they are not the forces of good.

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:19PM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @06:19PM (#1282891)

          Yep yep yep! Like Musk janrinok pretends at being a freedom of speech absolutist but it really is just cover to spread their nazi ideology. The doxxing controversy cemented it. Doxxing is SHITTY behavior, but so is encouraging political and racial violence. Doxxing is not illegal, otherwise Libs of TikTok would be banned from twitter.

          Janrinok's continued insistence that doxxing is the only punishable violation is solely to not put restrictions on rightwing terrorism. Rightwing nutters are like misbehaving little boys that push limits while saying "I didn't cross the line nyah nyah."

          Know what really seals the absurdity of this 4chan type drama? Banning aristarchus. Janrinok says it was over the doxxing, but if you'll recall aristarchus could have apologized and not been banned. What kind of petty tyrant would hinge community safety on an apology? If the doxxing was so terrible then the ban should have been immediate and non-negotiable via a simple apology. Weird way to try and enforce compliance, and no one should forget that the old admin was malicious and made backend alterations at least a few times.

          No transparency is a bad sign from conservative types that have proven they cannot be trusted. Also fuck aristarchus for being a douche, but that pales in comparison to allowing white supremacist ideology. News for nerds stuff that matters? Shouldn't be tolerating ignorant hate focused ideology, yet here we are with lies about legality (doxxing) to excuse biased treatment of users.

          /rantoff

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @03:35AM (2 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @03:35AM (#1283103)

            Troll mod for the report, spam mod for the reaction. Truely, only right-wing posters wanted here! Janrinok keeps saying that SoylentNews' reputation as a den of right-wing scum and villainy is undeserved, but his blindness is the root of the problem.

            Invalid form key: AoABXzkkk

            Just me, or does the ending of this form key raise suspiçions?

            • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @05:37PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 19 2022, @05:37PM (#1283179)

              Explains the bans and the effort to track ACs uniquely. Apparently pure free speech allows critics to be too vocal and now the users have mostly left. Fascists always tighten their grip instead of trying out new ideas, so many star systems slipping threw there fingers.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @08:58AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @08:58AM (#1285445)

                so many star systems slipping threw there fingers.

                I was going to say that I saw what you did their, but then I started throughing up, and a hashed IP come up. Prey we don't have the deal altared furrier!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @12:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @12:07AM (#1283245)

      I used to post here, but there were so many Trumpers and alt-right dudes that it became offensive and I left for several years. Seems to have calmed down a bit now.
      At least the idiot who had boobies in his signature is gone. That was bizarre.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @07:50PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15 2022, @07:50PM (#1282576)

    I'm not sure, i put 1, although i don't have commenting access anymore for the most part.

    Any comments from staff on have you been able to advance on restoring that possibility?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @01:30AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 16 2022, @01:30AM (#1282606)

      Here is the update you seek: https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=52641&page=1&cid=1282533#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

      I tried to help ACs a week or two back but Anonymous Coward told me that you do not want my help. So, for the moment you are back at the bottom of my todo list or, more accurately, not even on it. You were my priority, but not now. Sort yourselves out and let me know when you have done so.

      It is an unfortunate comment.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:23AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2022, @09:23AM (#1283302)

        It is an unfortunate comment.

        It is an unfortunate Editor. But what is to be done? This may well be my last post as an AC. And the end of SN is soon to follow.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 25 2022, @05:40AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 25 2022, @05:40AM (#1283901)

          what is to be done?

          https://fediverse.party/ [fediverse.party]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 25 2022, @05:37AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 25 2022, @05:37AM (#1283900)

        janrinok is at least consistent in his douchebaggery

        front page says only $438.92 so far donated, but predictably there will be an influx of $3k of donations at the last minute

        what i really want to know is, why did janrinok feel the need to sabotage such a reliable scam? sometimes free beer money isn't as good as just being a dick and destroying something?

  • (Score: 2) by istartedi on Friday December 16 2022, @03:36AM (5 children)

    by istartedi (123) on Friday December 16 2022, @03:36AM (#1282613) Journal

    Way back in the day, some people urged me to register on "that other site" and I resisted for almost a year because to my mind at the time, web sites that wanted you to register were lame and a bad idea. LOL, how quaint. Now not only do they want your email, they also want your phone number, missile address, mother's maiden name, and detailed information about the timing and location of where you lost your virginity and/or why you haven't lost it.

    So anyway, I didn't figure we'd ever have such numbers but it was just a bit of an opportunity to muse over what might have been on the other site and I lucked in to a pretty good number here--it was... as easy as my number.

    --
    Appended to the end of comments you post. Max: 120 chars.
    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday December 16 2022, @05:17PM (4 children)

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday December 16 2022, @05:17PM (#1282708)

      I had a really low /. user number (how low? I forget, to be honest), then _stuff_ happened like children being born, cross country relocation, etc. and I just didn't use the account for so very long that I either forgot the password, or they expired it, or both - unimportant to me at the time.

      I signed up again a couple of years before Beta, and really didn't understand the "Geek Value" of the low numbers, I mean, I'm one of "those guys" who will stop the gas pump when the bill is something like $43.21 just because I can, but making a big deal out of sequenced user ID numbers as some sort of social pecking order thing? Sorry, I see no value in the fact that "you were there in the early days," relative to what have you written lately?

      --
      🌻🌻 [google.com]
      • (Score: 1) by Cyrix6x86 on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:07PM (2 children)

        by Cyrix6x86 (13569) on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:07PM (#1282879)

        My UID at the old site was five digits. I was 12 or 13 when I signed up.

        Unfortunately, I did something to piss off CmdrTaco or one of the other mods, because for the next decade, everything I posted would automatically start as -1, Troll, even though I would usually end up +5, Interesting.

        I've posted there once in the past decade. It's really weird to go back and read the old comments, and realize how open we used to be with our thoughts and ramblings. The Internet has really changed.

        • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:16PM

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:16PM (#1282880)

          >how open we used to be with our thoughts and ramblings. The Internet has really changed.

          Yeah, now it's not just teenaged geeks being open with their thoughts and ramblings, you've got most of the population out there with the mouth running but the brain out of gear.

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          🌻🌻 [google.com]
        • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday December 28 2022, @02:18AM

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 28 2022, @02:18AM (#1284168) Journal

          What, you couldn't manage to get a +5 Troll mod? That takes some remarkable troll skillz!

      • (Score: 2) by SomeGuy on Monday December 19 2022, @02:05AM

        by SomeGuy (5632) on Monday December 19 2022, @02:05AM (#1283084)

        I remember trying to sign up to slashdot a day or so after they started to create accounts, but I didn't have an e-mail address I could use at the time. Their sign up system tried to validate the address, so no-go with a dummy address. Didn't try again until a year or so later with a new e-mail. What things could have been....

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @07:03PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @07:03PM (#1282896)

    "The people have spoken.
    Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now."
    - Twitter CEO

    The grift continues, EU punishment was why Leon Husk reversed course. So now twitter is better than SN thanks to Europeans. Irony, lovin it.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @05:02AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @05:02AM (#1282971)

    this site is a frikkin dumpster fire

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @06:09PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @06:09PM (#1283022)

    Does SN ever get tired of featuring muskynewz or posting the rightwing ragebait for VLM, crafoo,Runaway1956 and other racist shit stains to push their GlObaLiSts anti-semitism?

    The answer is no.

    Disgusting place now, at least with the hard line FREEZE PEACHES stance there was plausible deniability about simply protecting the racism. Now there are arbitrary, if sane, limits but surprise surprise blatant racism is still acceptable. What poor stewards of public discourse, blocking ACs is just giving you less plausible deniability which is fine.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @06:47AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 24 2022, @06:47AM (#1283817)

      If anyone wants to know the down-low on Runaway, like his shoe size, or who he voted for in the last Precedential Erection, just PM the aristarchus. Banned, or not banned, you can't stop the signal, Mal. You can't stop the signal.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @06:32PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18 2022, @06:32PM (#1283023)

    Unique and special [soylentnews.org]

    So janrinok wants no responsibility for things they have not done, such as owning slaves, but a minor update to language is persecution and we must all stop changing things janrinok is comfortable with. Comment of his slightly upthread points out that banning words is problematic while refusing to acknowledge that his argument is a straw man. Like a Murrican angy aboot switching to metric.

    Ask yourself, why are you so attached to the word Master when technically it is nit even accurate? When did nerds start prefering politics over technicality? Hand in your card sir!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @05:59AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @05:59AM (#1283996)

    So, drug smuggling, but,

    Meth Smuggled in 3D Printers

    3-D Printers? Ooouh! High (you know) tech! Really, what is wrong with out editors? Are they getting some payola from the drug smugglers, or from the three-dee printers? Makes one wonder.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 27 2022, @05:31AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 27 2022, @05:31AM (#1284095)

      These are pretty click-baity:

      - The Internet is at Risk of Driving Women Away
      - A Guide to Eliminating Harmful Digital Technologies in Universities

      Though interestingly only the former got a lot of comments.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @06:30AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 26 2022, @06:30AM (#1283999)

    Just in case any such really bad stuff should ever be posted on the site of Colonial justificaton:

    Trigger Warning-Violence

    इस राक्षस को धारा 151 की खानापूर्ति करके छोड़ दिया एमपी के रीवा की पुलिस ने

    Yes, it can happen here! https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/on-camera-woman-asks-boyfriend-to-marry-gets-beaten-up-accused-released-as-101671896894939.html [hindustantimes.com]

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 27 2022, @11:56PM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 27 2022, @11:56PM (#1284154)

    Not to get everyone excited, but there is in the queue an Ask Soylent from Runaway asking how he could become a real boy get some "culture" from Euros, or even Brits. Should be interesting, from the car-wreck-watching perspective.

    Of course, it will less amusing than it could be, since pure ACs are still banished from the front page, and they are where all the culture resides on SoylentNews.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @02:20AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @02:20AM (#1284169)

      Go to the clinic, and get the shot, fool. That will cure your culture.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @07:54AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @07:54AM (#1284201)

      It sounds like you're planning to create some more sock puppets tonight. How many should we expect? 10? 20? 50?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @06:55PM (7 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @06:55PM (#1284242)

      At least the nouse to signal ratio has gotten bad enough that any regular visitor should become aware that the site is now haven to tech dudes who refuse to turn off their misogyny and racism. Not all users of course, and the nazi fanbois are a minority. Butt as they say, if you sit down to dinner and find out one persin is a nazi, then you're at a nazi dinner party.

      How peoole accept the hatred and division is beyond me, when did banning nazis become a bad thing? For anyone that needs a reminder, Runaway1956 said 50 million dead liberals to save his children from a future of brown people is ok with him.

      • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @10:12PM (6 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @10:12PM (#1284255)

        Take a hint, aristarchus. The site is home to tech dudes who would prefer that politics not be shoved down their throats at every turn by losers like you.

        You and APK are why we don't have nice things like AC posting throughout the site. If we did, you'd be spamming the front page with bullshit like this. I would like to have AC posting back, but you'll abuse it again.

        Yes, Runaway is a piece of shit. What does that say about a loser like you who has an obsession with Runaway? What's the matter, aristarchus? Did Runaway turn you down for a date or something? You're acting like a jilted lover.

        Get this through your head, fucker. People are sick of politics on this site, particularly your nonstop spamming about the fucked up politics of other users. You've created over 600 sock puppets. Holy shit, you're a loser. Get out of your mother's basement, take a shower, shave your neck beard, stop pretending that you're a long-dead Greek astronomer, and get a fucking job.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @11:04PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28 2022, @11:04PM (#1284263)

          That was no aristarchus. Why are you so obsessed with your obsession over the imaginary aristarchus' obsession with the troglodyke Runaway?

          Come a little closer, I have some thing to "shove down your throat"! Or would you prefer molten gold?

          And, I hardly think a few "Euro" films are going to edumacate the Runaway. But I see, on the Front Page, someone has already recommended "Triumph of the Will" to go along with his Fox News Special Edition of "The Birth of a Nation".

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:15AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @08:15AM (#1284509)

          Problem with the alt-right, dead-wrong, types. They have to have culture forced down their throats, or up their asses. Not capable of voluntary assimilation. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't lead a horticulture!

          • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @11:40AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @11:40AM (#1284521)

            Spam mods be flying like a Nor'easter blizzard! Hoowee! Somebody must be getting all up the janrinok's keister, again! Hope he manages to spam mod his way out of this perdickiment this time. Didn't go so well in the past. Might have to just shut down posting altogether.

            I wonder if Runaway has seen "The Princess Bride". Not "euro" nor "Brit", but a nice story, with a moral. "We are men of action; lies do not become us." Oh, and "Rodents of unusual size? I don't believe they exist."
               

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @07:51PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @07:51PM (#1284565)

          Always interesting how politics is your red line while the nazi shit that floats around here is just "boys being boys" having some "locker room talk."

          Guess you are one of the good ones that did nothing. Pushing back ideologically against genocidal bullshit is literally the least you can do. Don't want people posting about lolitics? Then ban the fucking nazis promoting terrorism. Refuse to deal with the nazis? Then prepare for more posts about the naxi infestation here and their efforts around the planet.

          So intriguing how freedom of speech is SO IMPORTANT except when people criticize nazis, then the poster must be censored through a spam mod.

          You have to be real fucking dense, or a nazi sympathizer. The more you make a fuss about calling out the nazis the clearer it gets that free speech is not anyone's goal here, and it is simply about providing a platform with plausible deniability for fascist ideology.

          Whoops, sorry for invadung your safe space, maybe update the site rules so it is more clear?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @08:46PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03 2023, @08:46PM (#1285037)

            Guess you are one of the good ones that did nothing. [reuters.com] Pushing back ideologically against genocidal bullshit is literally the least you can do.

            janrinok is a Good German? Or a Chamberlanian Brit? I am starting to think the antifa never should have joined in the fight to save England from the original Nazis!

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 01 2023, @05:12AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 01 2023, @05:12AM (#1284598)

          You and APK are why we don't have nice things like AC posting throughout the site

          No, that would appear to be the fault of janrinok.

  • (Score: 2) by deimios on Sunday January 01 2023, @05:53AM

    by deimios (201) Subscriber Badge on Sunday January 01 2023, @05:53AM (#1284600) Journal

    Fuck beta.
    That is all.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:32AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:32AM (#1284732)

    What I am getting, since I am not allowed to comment on the "front page", is that it is not a good idea to put tape over your DNA, since it may affect your mRNA, or allow copyright violations, of the SoylentNews DNA or IP address, with greater penalties for Arkansas farmers cultivating proprietary weed on land that originally belonged to the Osage. What a strange little world we live in, eh?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @02:08AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @02:08AM (#1285401)

    How many votes will it take to agree on a new speaker of the house?

    What is the definition of insanity again?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @02:59AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @02:59AM (#1285411)

      Can we have a Cowboy Jan option?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @04:21PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @04:21PM (#1285489)

      You may ask yourself, “What is that beautiful house?”
      You may ask yourself, “Where does that highway go to?”
      And you may ask yourself, “Am I right? Am I wrong?”
      And you may say to yourself, “My God! What have I done?”

      -Talking Heads

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @06:00AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06 2023, @06:00AM (#1285428)
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @06:21AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 07 2023, @06:21AM (#1285624)

    I am curious, how many Soylentils still post to the front page? I am noticing a preponderance of right-wing nut-job moderation, and horse paste advocacy, but not sure if it is statistically significant, in the janrinok arena of statistics. So can anyone ascertain that any of the Front Page articles are actually true? And, indeed, it is time for a new poll, so that all us banned ACs can discuss things that janrinok does not want us to discuss. Est Verboten, under the Neue Richtsordengung. Runaway Uber, because he needs extra income, Alles!

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