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Friday, February 08, 2019

Introducing SocialGalactic


Twitter is SJW-controlled territory. Gab is a hellhole of defamation and Nazi trolls. So, after many of Infogalactic's supporters asked us to provide something on the social media front, the InfoGalactic team joined forces with OneWay and created a new social media alternative: SocialGalactic.

We're presently in Beta. Free accounts have 140-character posts and 1MB storage, which is just enough for an avatar and a header. We'll soon be making Pro accounts available at three levels, which will provide posts of 200, 480, and 999 characters, and image storage up to 500MB. Sign up and check it out!

For the Burn Unit members who are already on the site, please note that it has been updated to version 1.1.0. Log in and log out to make sure that you're running the latest version, which includes:

1)  Badges for member levels
2)  Character limits based on member levels
3)  Mobile improvements
4)  Moderator controls
5)  Notifications counters
6)  Position of post you are relying to in modal.
7)  X closes DM modal.
8)  Bio in dark mode
9)  Post counters on home page.
10)  Online user counter on home page.

Please keep in mind that SocialGalactic is NOT a free speech zone. Don't be vulgar, don't post nudes or obscene material, and behave in a civil manner. If you want spicy memes and bantz, you've already got Gab. Don't bother asking for more image storage for free accounts, as we've identified that as a primary attack vector by trolls and monkey-wrenchers and we're more likely to reduce the image storage than increase it.

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138 Comments:

Blogger Off The Wall February 08, 2019 3:07 PM  

Nice. Did the Burn Unit subscription page get back online? Not sure where to join up.

Blogger VD February 08, 2019 3:10 PM  

Did the Burn Unit subscription page get back online?

No, we have some things to resolve there first. We'll get it going within a month. Give the free version a shot until then.

Blogger The Deuce February 08, 2019 3:11 PM  

Since it's built on Fediway's distributed network engine, are there plans to internetwork with other Fediway nodes in the future?

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 08, 2019 3:12 PM  

Congratulations!

Blogger VD February 08, 2019 3:14 PM  

are there plans to internetwork with other Fediway nodes in the future?

The option is there. It depends upon the nodes, of course.

Blogger SirHamster February 08, 2019 3:16 PM  

> the InfoGalactic team joined forces with OneWay

Is there inter-operability between the two networks? 2 networks based on the same code, or two development branches, or ... ?

Am definitely having more fun with SG over OW. Higher concentration of Ilk and VFM.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 08, 2019 3:16 PM  

stress testing time.

Blogger TroubleSpeak February 08, 2019 3:18 PM  

I like it already. Will there be a iOS/Android app as well?

Blogger Sean February 08, 2019 3:18 PM  

Joined! And Milo is there!!!!

Blogger Chad Thundercockovich February 08, 2019 3:23 PM  

For all things Chad, consider following https://socialgalactic.com/chad on this hip new non SJW NPC social networking site.

Blogger Wraithburn February 08, 2019 3:27 PM  

The valid email hint underneath the result box was confusing at first.

Blogger Matt Robison February 08, 2019 3:33 PM  

Smooth sign-up process. Everything looks nice. The included "Deck" is a great feature. Will poke around some more.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore February 08, 2019 3:37 PM  

What does the 1 + 12 thing mean on the sign up? I cannot make it past this part of the registration. Some things go over my head too easily.

Blogger SemiSpook37 February 08, 2019 3:39 PM  

Signed up, myself. I like the option of limiting things if you're just along for the ride. I don't necessarily NEED to post photos or anything like that, but it makes sense to pay for the privilege vice just providing that additional vector. Smart planning.

Now, the big question: sure, we've got Milo, but what about THE BEAR?!?

Blogger Zaklog the Great February 08, 2019 3:39 PM  

Already on. We’ll see how this goes. Could be big. Could fizzle into nothing, but remember the most important words of the Guide: DON’T PANIC.

Blogger Halvar Andersen February 08, 2019 3:43 PM  

Joined. @halvar This looks great. Really looking forward to seeing it grow. Twitter has been so boring since so many people I followed were banned.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore February 08, 2019 3:45 PM  

Never mind. I figured it out. Toldja that some things go over my head.

Blogger Wraithburn February 08, 2019 3:45 PM  

@13

It's a CAPTCHA field. You put the results of the math equation into the box. That's what confused me, I kept putting in my email as the hint suggested.

Blogger The Deuce February 08, 2019 3:49 PM  

Ah what the hell. I'll shill myself. https://socialgalactic.com/deuce

Blogger Coyotewise February 08, 2019 3:49 PM  

Well done, Burn Unit. You inspire me.

Blogger SirHamster February 08, 2019 3:58 PM  

Wraithburn wrote:That's what confused me, I kept putting in my email as the hint suggested.

SocialGalactic's entry IQ test: Do you trust Friend Computer?

Weeds out all the #NPCs.

Blogger TommyConx February 08, 2019 4:16 PM  

I'm not above putting my handle on here. We might as well be connected on SocialGalactic since we at least have a common interest in listening to Vox. @conk

https://socialgalactic.com/conk

Blogger S. Misanthrope February 08, 2019 4:23 PM  

Woohoo! See you guys there.

Blogger Jon Mollison February 08, 2019 4:27 PM  

"Don't be vulgar, don't post nudes or obscene material, and behave in a civil manner."

A social media site for adults? That's a novel concept. I like it.

Blogger InformationMerchant February 08, 2019 4:31 PM  

Great job.

I'm guessing it'll be a while until you'll benefit from force multiplier follower interactions on there, at the moment it's the best social media corner of the internet. It's all downhill from here.

Blogger Wolfman at Large February 08, 2019 4:39 PM  

Next two or three weeks are going to be a whole lot of fun. Has a placeholder account already been reserved the God-Emperor?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 08, 2019 4:42 PM  

If I could only figure out how to delete some photos I mistakenly added to my profile, computer hard.

Blogger Door in the Hill February 08, 2019 4:57 PM  

I'm on there with my real name. Since I know it's been recommended to not use real names in comments here, is there any problem with creating a second account for the handle I use here?

Blogger VD February 08, 2019 4:58 PM  

is there any problem with creating a second account for the handle I use here?

None at all.

Blogger Garuna February 08, 2019 5:03 PM  

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Blogger Michael Maier February 08, 2019 5:17 PM  

You'd think the Neo-Wanna-Be Nazis would be over their boy crush on Vox by now...

Blogger Garuna February 08, 2019 5:19 PM  

Joined and it's pretty good so far. One minor issue is that you can't see the results of ended polls.

https://socialgalactic.com/voxday/vjlbv3_a7kfnl9lj
https://i.imgur.com/cjHfXc1.jpg

Blogger Jed Mask February 08, 2019 5:27 PM  

Nice work Mr. Vox. I really have to commend you on this one lol. :P

It's like a "Voxian Twitter" lol.

Still not quite complete yet, huh?

Anyways, hopefully it turns out pretty good.

Feel like passing it on.

Thanks for this great boostful contribution of social media space for politically-incorrect freedom of speech.

You're walking the walk. Kudos...

~ Bro. Jed

Blogger H8KU com February 08, 2019 5:27 PM  

Can't post textless posts with just images? Categories don't automatically close when you click off them you have to click categories again. https://socialgalactic.com/h8ku

Blogger SciVo February 08, 2019 5:32 PM  

What the heck, why not. @scivo

Blogger John February 08, 2019 5:39 PM  

Thank you Vox.

Blogger David The Good February 08, 2019 5:40 PM  

The math problem is to keep socialists out.

Blogger Watcher of the skies February 08, 2019 5:47 PM  

this is great news. I was looking forward to it since the original announcement. Just signed up. Interface looks great. Good choice of colors as well. Grats to Vox and all developers involved in this creation.

Blogger Watcher of the skies February 08, 2019 5:49 PM  

oh man, I can see how SocialGalactic is going to make SJWs cringe.
Bring it on! :)

Blogger CCubed February 08, 2019 5:51 PM  

It seems more responsive than gab. But like gab, it doesn't provide an overview. Yes, a good social app should be mostly self explanatory. But what is the deck? What's the basis for Local and Global? Is it parsing the location in the profile?

Blogger Steve Rodger February 08, 2019 5:56 PM  

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Blogger pyrrhus February 08, 2019 6:02 PM  

Something went wrong, what does the field at the end "valid email" mean...It wouldn't accept my email.

Blogger Long Live The West February 08, 2019 6:02 PM  

"I'm guessing it'll be a while until you'll benefit from force multiplier follower interactions on there, at the moment it's the best social media corner of the internet. It's all downhill from here."

That's how it starts. But keep in mind, you want the infrastructure in place BEFORE Twitter and rest come crashing down. And who knows, maybe it will catch on before that happens. In the meantime, it'll make a good right wing hangout.

Congrats to Vox for making this happen.

Blogger SciVo February 08, 2019 6:15 PM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:If I could only figure out how to delete some photos I mistakenly added to my profile, computer hard.

Yeah, it wasn't intuitive. Edit your profile, then in the top banner, click on the down-arrow to view your cloud. (Then right-click on an image and select delete from the context menu, but that part is easy to figure out, once you get there.)

Blogger SciVo February 08, 2019 6:20 PM  

pyrrhus wrote:Something went wrong, what does the field at the end "valid email" mean...It wouldn't accept my email.

Ignore the field label. (It's unrelated, probably a judgement of the email you entered.) Just solve the presented problem.

Blogger VD February 08, 2019 6:20 PM  

Supposing that racism gets to be understood as vulgar behaviour, I am currious about what might be considered the distinction between regular white pride and unacceptable racism in this platform.

If we warn you, you've gone too far. If we think you're trying to play footsy with the edge, we'll nuke you. We're not interested in playing stupid games with retards.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 08, 2019 6:22 PM  

Thanks scivo

Blogger Jo K February 08, 2019 6:24 PM  

Looks great! I started an account as @joke. It's a free account because I'm a broke homeless girl with an IQ of 85 so I can't afford nice stuff.

I am looking forward to participating though. I never managed to keep a twitter account for very long. Twitter banned me a few dozen times under a few dozen handles. Weird. I have the worst luck with SJWs.

Blogger Winston Smith February 08, 2019 6:34 PM  

Is OneWay open source or did they just give you a license/copy to set up here?

Blogger Dave February 08, 2019 6:40 PM  

It's a CAPTCHA field. You put the results of the math equation into the box. That's what confused me, I kept putting in my email as the hint suggested.

You bastards!

Blogger Zaklog the Great February 08, 2019 6:40 PM  

So a few people here evidently like some of my videos. If so, maybe you could take a few minutes and watch this one. Thanks. And thank you Vox for SocialGalactic. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Blogger Johnny February 08, 2019 6:44 PM  

I made an effort to register but it won't take me. What is Result? I put in an email?

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 08, 2019 6:47 PM  

Registered :-)

Blogger jaericho February 08, 2019 6:50 PM  

Is password reset working yet? Lastpass didn't keep it when I generated one.

Blogger Matt Sellitto February 08, 2019 6:52 PM  

Signed up. Looks great, works great. Already like it better and have used it more than Gab and it's only been up for a day.

Blogger Lamarck Leland February 08, 2019 7:04 PM  

Wow, it looks pretty good!
Much easier on the eyes than twitter

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 08, 2019 7:04 PM  

@37: Winner.

Blogger Up from the pond February 08, 2019 7:07 PM  

Thank you, Vox.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 08, 2019 7:08 PM  

Great. I registered and now I have nothing to say.

Blogger VD February 08, 2019 7:16 PM  

Note that if you're in the EU, you're not going to be able to use it until we can resolve the GDPR compliance issue. That's an obvious SJW attack vector.

Blogger Winston Smith February 08, 2019 7:18 PM  

Anyone who wants to help out or eventually start their own node of OneWay should read this article about Mastodon. It has some very good details about how and why that network turned on itself. Lots of lessons learned to get ahead of the SJWs.

Blogger Winston Smith February 08, 2019 7:22 PM  

@VD

You really need to register @GetOnSocialGalactic on Gab. If you still have your old Gab account, you can send yourself an invite to create a new account :-D

Blogger Rick February 08, 2019 7:30 PM  

Signup not working on this iPhone. Anybody else?

Blogger #7139 February 08, 2019 7:32 PM  

I managed to signup using my iPhone a few minutes ago.

Blogger Steve Rodger February 08, 2019 7:32 PM  

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Blogger Rick February 08, 2019 7:39 PM  

7139 I filled in the username, email, and password twice. But there’s no enter..or go button..?

Blogger #7139 February 08, 2019 7:49 PM  

The last field at the bottom is the CAPTCHA field. Add the two numbers on the left and enter the sum. Only about half the register button then is visible at the bottom of the iPhone but that should be enough to get in.

Blogger Nate February 08, 2019 8:32 PM  

Rick. Do you have your screen magnified or zoomed?

Blogger Nate February 08, 2019 8:33 PM  

The site does not play nice with zoom or magnification features in some browsers

Blogger Winston Smith February 08, 2019 8:34 PM  

@65

It's just that I'm a little retard with things like implicit rules

Use the golden rule. If it would make you mad to hear a black talking about whites the way you see or think about talking about them, it's probably racist.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums February 08, 2019 8:36 PM  

I'm from the EU and was able to sign up no problem. I also noticed a bug. The avatar and header images don't use up the 1mb storage. If you upload an avatar then go to your media tab and delete the image the avatar stays on your profile and the storage space is freed up.

Blogger Markku February 08, 2019 8:38 PM  

Wuzzums, your access will be removed in a few hours. The update hasn't fully propagated yet.

Blogger Xellos February 08, 2019 8:39 PM  

Winston Smith wrote:Anyone who wants to help out or eventually start their own node of OneWay should read this article about Mastodon. It has some very good details about how and why that network turned on itself. Lots of lessons learned to get ahead of the SJWs.

Ctrl+F "queer": 30 matches. That article could be a drinking game.

Blogger David The Good February 08, 2019 8:39 PM  

I'm on, as of this morning: https://socialgalactic.com/

Nice interface so far. And I have a check mark, because I'm Vox's favorite.

Blogger Rick February 08, 2019 8:43 PM  

7139, Nate, — thanks. There’s no captcha that I see. Maybe I need a phone newer than v6. I think it’s chopping it off. I don’t have any zoom set. I’ll try on a desktop tomorrow. Thanks guys

Blogger Jack Ward February 08, 2019 8:44 PM  

Well> can't get the system to accept my user name and/or password unless there is a time latency before they will. Probably just as well; not sure I'm cut out for social media.

Blogger Door in the Hill February 08, 2019 8:49 PM  

With my question here answered, you can find me over there as Door in the Hill @hill

Looking forward to seeing how this goes. Never used twitter or fb, and have no intention of touching either with a barge pole.

Blogger S. Thermite February 08, 2019 8:49 PM  

Couldn’t see or scroll to the CAPTCHA field and buttons at the sign-up screen on my iPhone either. Wasn’t a zoom or screen orientation issue and it behaved the same with both the default Safari browser and Chrome on iOS 12. Suspect it might be a physical screen size issue- I have the iPhone SE, which is physically the same size as my old 5s.

No issues at all signing up from my PC of course.

Blogger Dave February 08, 2019 8:57 PM  

The Legend has joined SocialGalactic.

Blogger Rickaby007 February 08, 2019 9:05 PM  

As someone trained in art with a >5 SD visuo-spatial IQ, I hope the appearance and graphics become significantly more polished and better, if only for your sake. It's quite ugly at the moment. And that's gonna repel people. However, I'm down. I like it already.

Blogger VD February 08, 2019 9:18 PM  

It's just that I'm a little retard with things like implicit rules.

Then you should probably listen when you get warned and not argue with the people warning you. SocialGalactic is not for retards of any sort, except those who are spatial relations-challenged.

Blogger Pam Danylyshen February 08, 2019 9:25 PM  

I am trying to follow @jesus and it won't let me, have I done something wrong?

Blogger Markku February 08, 2019 9:26 PM  

Sounds like you may have blasphemed the Holy Ghost.

Blogger David The Good February 08, 2019 9:57 PM  

Markku wrote:Sounds like you may have blasphemed the Holy Ghost.

#OriginalUnforgivableSinGalaxian

Blogger Azimus February 08, 2019 10:31 PM  

I have shunned social media until this point. I'm in!

Blogger OvergrownHobbit February 08, 2019 10:55 PM  

Well done. Thank you very much.

Blogger Theodore Brave February 08, 2019 10:56 PM  

Welp, currently obligated to do 210 pushups (and counting) because #Challenge hit trending. Feelsgoodman.

Blogger James Parliament February 08, 2019 11:20 PM  

@jamesparliament

David the Good, what’s your handle? Just searched you, no dice

Blogger tz February 08, 2019 11:21 PM  

I'm having lots of trouble (Samsung browser on Android) - posts I tap bring up layers that I need to F5refresh to get rid of. I'm 2 chars here. Do I have to explicitly select a category (it doesn't default to none or general) to post? I want the content 98% of the time, so the right and left 20% each giving me trending or whom to follow (why should I follow pqlamz? I don't know), I can't trace users there to here (some might be the same person but spelled differently).

Blogger FrankNorman February 08, 2019 11:23 PM  

The site does not render properly on all browsers. Firefox does it okay, but Pale Moon struggles. Which browser was it designed for?

Blogger Steve Rodger February 08, 2019 11:39 PM  

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Blogger Lyon February 09, 2019 12:54 AM  

This is exciting! Signed up as me @Lyon

Blogger Archella February 09, 2019 1:14 AM  

The interface is slick, love the might mode. I've been a silver supporter for IG, for 13 months now, and I can say, man am I impressed. I was happy to just see IG and IG news. Makes you feel part of something, something awesome.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira February 09, 2019 1:34 AM  

I can't log in yet. It feels gay.

Blogger ZaijiaN February 09, 2019 1:34 AM  

How much of SG is custom-developed? My tech stack didn't lend itself well to IG, but SG looks more my speed. At the very least i'll clone the fediverse repo and see if I can contribute that way.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 09, 2019 2:37 AM  

Wow this is pretty impressive already.

Congrats on launch!

Blogger artensoll February 09, 2019 3:42 AM  

I currently don't have a PC but signed up easily on Android phone with Chrome browser by selecting 'desktop site'. Although choppy I can navigate my way around by switching between 'mobile' and 'desktop'. It's intuitive and easy on the eye. Very impressed. I plan to back the Burn Unit as soon as the CC option is back at the Arkhaven store.

Very well done to everyone involved.

Blogger artensoll February 09, 2019 4:09 AM  

@91 "I'll continue supporting your good work from a distance without bothering you again."

Don't be like that, Steve Rodger. We all put our foot in it from time to time.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 09, 2019 4:26 AM  

> And some of us overuse the pejorative. <

Blogger TheWesman Colvin February 09, 2019 4:34 AM  

I made my account.

The first thing that struck me, was the memory of Darth Vader saying, "Impressive, most impressive."

Kudos to Vox and to the Team for building.

Thank you,
Wes

Blogger Gregory the Great February 09, 2019 5:49 AM  

Congratulations! Lots if success! One thing: Should the math question nit be a little more difficult to stop the lower classes from joining the country club?

Blogger Gurpgork February 09, 2019 6:24 AM  

Do you have an idea when us EU peasants will be able to join?

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 6:41 AM  

Not at this point. Could be never. We'll have to have a lawyer take a serious look at GDPR. Then we'll know what it takes, do we need data protection officers, and so forth. There is a chance that the simplest thing is to just block EU altogether (I will of course have backdoor access). We shall see.

Blogger sammibandit February 09, 2019 6:42 AM  

Just a heads up, I'm going by this handle now going forward on both platforms.

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 6:44 AM  

Even many very large American news agencies have just completely blocked all access from EU. About every third or fourth link to an article gives me the familiar notice about not serving EU customers. The fact that even they have had to take this approach is not very promising.

EU appears to have erected the Great Firewall of EU faster than China ever did.

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 6:47 AM  

Please note that this time I have had nothing to do with either the design or the code. So, don't give me any credit for this one.

Blogger sammibandit February 09, 2019 6:52 AM  

When you log into Blogger it gives an EU notice.

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 6:55 AM  

Yes, but that notice is only a small part of it. Blogger can afford to have the bureaucracy required to allow access, and just nag you with the notice. You still need to comply with the entirety of GDPR and it's so complicated that there are companies whose whole business is to explain it to you.

Blogger sammibandit February 09, 2019 6:58 AM  

Wow. What's that phrase again.... the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy, I think. Are you working on compliance if you're not doing the design?

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 7:00 AM  

No, I'm just a moderator. But since I've had to think about GDPR myself, I tipped Vox off that this is going to be an obvious attack vector for SJWs and it's best to plug it right from the start.

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 7:02 AM  

There's always going to be some Soros-paid troll who will spend all his waking hours trying to find some small mistake somewhere in GDPR compliance. Better to just shut it down. Like the--

Blogger sammibandit February 09, 2019 7:15 AM  

Well, I've been proposing another set of viking invasions into Europe. I know it's a silly idea, but once you pay the Danegeld you are never rid of the Dane. We'll just go raiding in the spring, scare a bunch of people and there will be no time for EU ish.

In short, there's always troll hunters.

Blogger Rick February 09, 2019 7:51 AM  

If the burn unit funds IG, the SG is free. Including free of advertisements. I like this. The ads on Twitter are pretty annoying - they’re always pushing a message (thought control) primarily, with pushing a product secondarily (if at all).

With SG being free (no ads, no paid subscription) this must present some interesting legal advantage over Twitter, I imagine. Like an immunity necklace.

I heard rumors once upon a time that there was a small time scheme going to “sell” copies of music tapes by not selling them. Instead the seller gave the tape away by placing it in a paper bag and selling the bag for five bucks. The tag on the bag said “free tape inside.”

I don’t know if it’s true but I thought it was a pretty good joke anyway.

Wink wink, nudge nudge.

Blogger VD February 09, 2019 7:55 AM  

There will be paid subscriptions, they're just not set up yet.

Blogger Korppi on oikeus February 09, 2019 8:22 AM  

How about accessing SG via VPN? From the EU.

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 8:26 AM  

For legal reasons I can't comment on what would happen if you did that. But if someone were to be deceitful about not being an EU citizen, and then try to file a complaint, we would have to pursue that aggressively.

Blogger Korppi on oikeus February 09, 2019 8:28 AM  

Right.

Blogger JD Curtis February 09, 2019 8:49 AM  

I couldn't figure it out.

Blogger Franz Lyonheart February 09, 2019 8:52 AM  

Already like it better and have used it more than Gab and it's only been up for a day.

^ this!

@franz

From London. Can you wait with the EU purge until 30 March please...?

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 8:56 AM  

I sympathize, but this really needs to be plugged right now.

Blogger Markku February 09, 2019 8:58 AM  

Remember, it MAY turn out that we only need to do very little. The lawyers' time is tied up right now. That may end up being the only problem.

Blogger Rick February 09, 2019 9:11 AM  

I’d love to see Trump dual-post at Twitter and SG. Then, of course, Trump ditch Twitter and everyone follows him to SG.
The End.

Blogger Unknown February 09, 2019 9:56 AM  

How do I join

Blogger Unknown February 09, 2019 10:19 AM  

I'm in, too.

https://socialgalactic.com/unknownsailor

--Unknownsailor--

Blogger Seth Schueler February 09, 2019 2:36 PM  

I can't load the site atm.

Blogger Wolfman at Large February 09, 2019 2:37 PM  

Logged in but getting a blank site.

Blogger Jabari February 09, 2019 2:41 PM  

Getting a "refused to connect" at the moment.

@59: "Great. I registered and now I have nothing to say."

Yup, same. *laugh* I'm just a random lurker for the most part, and had like 10 people follow me right after I registered. I'll just post music and games stuff probably.

Blogger Franz Lyonheart February 09, 2019 3:31 PM  

@120 ah damn, Socialgalactic has already nuked the EU now. Hope this gets sorted soon, I much enjoyed the social experiment. This had some weird "early internet" feel, party like it's 1993. I never got to Twitter or FB, but two hours Socialgalactic got me hooked. It's buggy af in Beta yet, but shows tremendous promise.

Blogger Rick February 09, 2019 5:08 PM  

Signed up in 2 seconds on desktop with Firefox.
@thomsam

Pretty slick.

Blogger Glaivester February 09, 2019 5:10 PM  

Would it be fair to think of SocialGalactic as a "True Speech" zone? I.e. there is censorship, but it is in the interests of avoiding vulgarity and destructive behavior rather than of banning good faith discussion of ideas.

Blogger mike February 09, 2019 7:03 PM  

I luv gab tho. Don't like idea of vox determining what i can say. He's a bit trigger happy

Blogger Pathfinderlight February 09, 2019 7:51 PM  

Vox, will you be providing a way for e-thots to monetize what they do? Attracting them could prove mutually beneficial since they tend to bring in hordes of...adoring fans.

Blogger Matt February 09, 2019 8:44 PM  

I don't recall Vox ever dropping the ban hammer on anyone who didn't deserve it.

Blogger L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright February 09, 2019 10:54 PM  

I am glad to hear that you aren't going the Gab route. I post stuff there, but I almost never stick around to read anything. It's too unpleasant.

Blogger VD February 10, 2019 7:46 AM  

I luv gab tho. Don't like idea of vox determining what i can say. He's a bit trigger happy

Then you should stay on Gab. Or try one of Fediway's other galaxies that are free speech-oriented.

Would it be fair to think of SocialGalactic as a "True Speech" zone?

We're using the term #cleanspeech. The truth can be hard to discern and is sometimes cruel, but etiquette is readily observable.

Blogger James Dixon February 10, 2019 12:52 PM  

So I created an account with a generated password. And before I remember to save the updated database, the power goes out and off goes the computer. :(

So I have an account, but no password. And apparently no way to reset it. And I don't really feel like creating a second account.

Ah well, those are the breaks. I'm sure you'll add a password reset eventually.

Blogger Arthur Tintagel February 10, 2019 12:56 PM  

so this is like Gab but without the Juggalo Nationalists?

Blogger Raben Wulf February 12, 2019 8:54 PM  

After listening to your Darkstream "Why we shut down SocialGalactic 1.0" and hearing the bit about conservatives wanting to complain more about Wikipedia than use the alternatives, I can't help but think this is due to the sheer presence of wikipedia. Wikipedia is shoved in your face whenever the you type something into Google, in contrast, you have to go out of your way to seek out or bookmark InfoGalactic.

Google sadly has the right idea in that what ties their leftist controlled wikipedia, social platforms and even their news together is the presence of a search engine. It is both the glue that binds them together, the roads that are presented to the user. If all roads lead to Rome, then all mainstream information hubs lead to Google so to speak.

What I believe InfoGalatic and SocialGalactic need is something similar. A search engine that also serves as a home page for web browsers. Searches should bring up IG in the same way Google tosses wikipedia in your face. Perhaps DuckDuckGo can be utilized, or a new right wing needs to form. Easier said than done, but I believe this is critical for both platforms to reach critical mass.

Cheers.

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