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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone to c/196@lemmy.blahaj.zone

With the constant growth of our mod team and the demanding nature of actually having lives outside of niche internet communities, Ada and I have come to the decision that the mod team once again needs to expand.
Applications work the same way they did the last two mod calls:
Post a brief write-up on yourself and why you think we should give you moderator status, as well as a link to at least one other social media account. (reddit, twitter, instagram, facebook, mastodon, tumblr, bluesky are all accepted.) If you don't want your alts to be public, you can send them as a private DM to me. Applications don't have a fixed close date, but we're looking for at least four new mods in multiple time zones.

I will be personally selecting all new additions to the mod team. Please be civil, and good luck!

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[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 39 points 1 month ago

With some of the rhetoric I was seeing I felt like it was my responsibility to say something.

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 40 points 1 month ago

On the other hand, not voting or voting uncommitted in the presidential primary is completely fine. Literally no issue with that

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone to c/196@lemmy.blahaj.zone

I've been seeing a lot of anti-voting sentiment going around. Can't believe I have to say this, but you need to vote. Not only is there more to the election than just the president. (State policy, Senate, house), but not voting is not an act of protest. C'mon guys

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 28 points 1 month ago

It's mostly because it doesn't have any sort of location protection, so all of us can log on at the same time.

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We now have a shared mod email for you to send complaints, issues, praise, ideas, mod applications, really anything to. All of the 196 mods have access to this.

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it's moldy Monday yaaaaay (lemmy.blahaj.zone)

be sure to add it to your moldposts titles

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it's moldy Monday yay (files.catbox.moe)
submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone to c/196@lemmy.blahaj.zone

be sure to caption moldposts with "moldy Monday"

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IT IS MOLDY MONDAY (lemmy.blahaj.zone)
submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone to c/196@lemmy.blahaj.zone

be sure to caption your moldy posts moldy Monday :)) sorry for not posting this the last few Monday's I forgot

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Poll verdict:
all AI generated content is now banned.
moldy memes will now be kept to moldy Monday. on moldy Monday moldy memes are encouraged. on every other day they will be removed. bonus points if minions are somehow involved. you also receive bonus points if your image has two or more filters/watermarks, and is under one megabyte large

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 27 points 2 months ago

gormadt I would like to remind you of our NSFW rules. skimpy clothing is not considered NSFW, and neither are breasts. maybe if it was just the woman on the left, it would count as softcore porn, but in the context of my macaroni is a lesbian by Chuck tingle it is obviously more funny than "sexy"

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Sorry for two new pinned posts within the span of 24 hours. after coming back I figured some of the rules needed some updating, and it is policy to put any rule change up to vote for the members.

The two changes I currently would like to make, is increased enforcement of the moldy posting rule, and a new rule banning AI generated content.

moldy posting is when you post a meme that you would find on your aunt's Facebook page or Elon musk's Twitter account. I'm talking properly old, moldy, watermarked, painfully irrelevant posts. I think we should remove them simply because they kind of suck, and removing them would raise the level of quality of 196.

I believe we should ban AI generated content because it is exploitative by nature, and I don't think we should be feeding it.

please discuss in the comments, and vote on whether or not you think these changes should be made. vote on each change separately. if there are any other rule changes that you would like to suggest, now is the time.

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 57 points 2 months ago

but no, we do not support hamas

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 72 points 2 months ago

Hamas is no longer any sort of threat, and requiring written condemnation of their terror attack with every post about the current razing of Gaza indirectly reinforces the purported thesis behind Israel's continued wonton destruction which is that Hamas is a threat, and Hamas will attack the moment the bombs stop.

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 71 points 2 months ago

sorry for not making this post sooner, I've kind of been completely absent for the past 3+ months

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 33 points 2 months ago

I'm sorry but Hamas is almost completely annihilated at this point. in addition, they do not represent the Palestinian people. I do not condone terrorist attacks, but once a nation has killed 20-fold greater numbers of people, and is currently razing the entire nation (who at this point has little to no military) innocent lives and all into dust it becomes a lot easier to pick a side.

[-] moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone 55 points 2 months ago

what the fuck does that even mean

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196 stands with Palestine. (lemmy.blahaj.zone)

there's no meme, no spiel, that's it.

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GUYS IM BACK (files.catbox.moe)
submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by moss@lemmy.blahaj.zone to c/196@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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