@welt No, you are suggesting that Alan Turing ask a mediocre highschool student to explain how math works. Someone who only speaks one language doesnt understand how different languages work.

@selea @stux

@welt and you want to tell us how to support different languages? πŸ€”

@selea @stux

@welt Please open an issue with the Swedish words that get blocked.

@selea @stux

@stux Exactly, and I'm happy to discuss this with you if it helps us to better understand each others views and opinions. Nice talking to you πŸ˜€

@selea

@stux Its all good. I am here taking feedback right now, but not everything that gets requested we will do. And I just explained why we wont get rid of the slur filter.

@selea

@welt Its totally fine if some people dont want to use Lemmy. Not everyone will like it, for different reasons. The important thing is that there are some other people who like to use Lemmy.

@selea @stux

@stux Its your choice, though personally I'll be on the lookout for your third Lemmy instance 😜

@selea

@stux Its really easy, the Lemmy community decides (on Github, Lemmy.ml and Matrix). From the comments I have seen on Lemmy, everyone is happy with the slur filters after trying it for some time. The only complaints are on Reddit and Mastodon, apparently by people who dont even use Lemmy (or havent used it much). Of course we are going to listen to our own community, not to other communities. If someone prefers Reddit or Mastodon over Lemmy, I'm happy for them.

@selea

@stux Another problem is that we have almost no moderation tools, especially not for federation. So the slur filter also helps as a crutch until we improve the mod tools (that will be our priority over the next year).

@selea

@stux And our preference is to keep fascists out, for us thats more important than what some admins and users want. Sure Lemmy can be forked, but so far the mere existence of the slur filter makes that a lot of right-wingers dont try Lemmy. Meaning less moderation work for us. Sure they can fork it, but thats extra work for them.

And like I said, good alternatives are definitely welcome.

@selea

@stux Could you open an issue explaining how you would like the slur filter to work? The main goal for us is to prevent fascists from using Lemmy and spreading their hate. The slur filter has proven effective for that so far. So if we allow admins to completely disable the slur filter, we need another way to keep fascists out. But we are certainly open for new ideas.

@selea

@selea Can you please give examples of Swedish words that get blocked? We will fix those, and we plan to implement language tagging, then there will be separate slur filters for each language.

@stux

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@idontlikecaesar@mastodon.online i have never even noticed that reload, but you can open an issue about it

@Strubbl Its not possible yet (only implemented in the backend, but not in the frontend).

@Revertron It is totally possible to write different frontends for Lemmy, and replace our frontend completely (it is in a separate project). Such a different frontend could have the design of a traditional forum, it would only need minor backend changes. And you would get federation and many other features for free.

In fact I would love to write something like this myself, but I dont have the time because theres so much backend work.

@drq @dside

@drq @dside That sounds nice, but we cant really think about that while we are missing essential features like reports or the ability for one user to block another. These and other moderation issues will take considerable time, and we are only two developers working on this.

As you care so much about this issue, I'm sure that you could contribute to the development yourself in some way (eg finding out the exact incompatibilities between Mastodon and Lemmy federation).

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