well, the general goal is to have a community without spam, very off-topic content and toxic environment, it’s the moderator’s role to steer a community to that state
mods usually look through recent posts and comments, and remove those that classify as spam or vioilate rules of the website (mostly the former), but as of recently when reporting functionality was introduced to lemmy, a lot of it is just reviewing reported posts/comments and deciding whether to remove them or not, in the beginning one also get to shape the community by creating rules, general theme etc
the effort required varies depending on commitment and size/activity level of a community and website: in the beginning this instance was like 90 % spam, and users were overwhelmed with it, but now there are a couple of spam posts a day, rarely more
this is actually pretty serious, I’m not sure how investigation government agencies work, so I’m not quite sure why the recent disclosure order would indicate such a high risk of data being taken offline, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry
if you have a server at home, or even your desktop or laptop, go download a few of the files, as many as you’re comfortable with, I think there are plans to later unzip all of the files and after properly structuring upload them to IPFS, which makes more sense in terms of data preservation and ease of availability and displaying/access
you probably already know this, but sci-hub is of paramount importance to researchers, scientists, students, doctors etc worldwide, it’s very important that this data is not lost to the greedy shitty scientific journals that frankly stole this work from the people would actually performed the research, peer reviews etc etc
this effort will also probably lead to additional clones and sci-hub-esque projects, which would help decentralize this data even further, and hopefully make the job of the journals and agencies harder by distributing their focus over multiple entities
i would sticky this post tbh, it’s pretty important…
As /u/wraptile mentioned, DDG is hardly libre software, thus it doesn’t deserve it. They basically offer privacy by policy, not privacy by design. Additionally, the very foundation, the concept of ad-based revenue model is flawed, and DDG is just a less-flawed (as compared to most other implementations) version of it.
Ideally we need to have a decentralized data base with indexed websites, that would be hosted partially on computers of every participant of this theoretical network, and those said computers would be performing the crawling.
And with DDG we have a ultra-centralized database and crawlers, hosted on the worst privacy offender in the world’s servers, and in addition to that most of the code is closed-sourced.
No thank you.
(I do use DDG as my primary search engine, and a lot of the features are really cool, but I would be happy to get as far away as possible from it as soon as a comparable libre solution emerges)
i vaguely recall this really cool documentary with pretty interesting visuals about stuff raf did on youtube, but i can’t find it now for some reason 😭😔
prolly got deleted or smth, anyone lemme know if you know that one or you find it…