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by Sadness
Sun Apr 30, 2023 12:08 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 84998

Re: The forum is shutting down

Here is a link to the summary, which has been posted on the homepage of Yesterweb.org: https://yesterweb.org/#summary.

The forum will be set to read-only shortly.
by Sadness
Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 84998

Re: The forum is shutting down

It has taken me a while to get my thoughts together but I finally have found some words. I know that I have been quiet. I've actually been pretty quiet ever since the YW server was about 6 months old. I have never done well in crowded social places, not even online. I tend to withdraw into myself, a...
by Sadness
Sat Apr 15, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Online Hoarding
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Online Hoarding

Does anyone feel like we are just hoarding information online sometimes.. Like there is so much information that we bookmark it and never come back? This topic has been on my mind for a while, and I'm happy to see someone bring it up! I've been struggling to put my thoughts into words, so I hope th...
by Sadness
Tue Apr 11, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 84998

Re: The forum is shutting down

First, we're chastised for discussing topics that aren't easily accessible, so you have us discuss food preferences and other topics to make it simpler for new people to join in. Then they protest that the quality of the debate has deteriorated. It took me a bit to figure out what you're talking ab...
by Sadness
Wed Apr 05, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 84998

Re: The forum is shutting down

I do have a question out of curiosity for the mods that hang around the forum and feel like talking about it - what are you going to do, individually? Is the Yesterweb still a project you're into? What sort of online spaces are you guys enjoying and creating and how? First, thank you for your kind ...
by Sadness
Wed Apr 05, 2023 7:23 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 84998

The forum is shutting down

Hi everyone! The moderation team has made the collective decision to close down the forum. We gave it our best shot and we don't believe it's worth the continued effort of keeping it running. New registrations are currently disabled. The forum will go read-only on May 1st , and will be permanently d...
by Sadness
Sat Apr 01, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: What kind of stuff have you been using ChatGPT and other AI bots for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: What kind of stuff have you been using ChatGPT and other AI bots for?

I'm a teacher, It's refreshing how much you've embraced this tool! My line of work has always been somewhat ed-tech-adjacent and most people in those roles seem to be either dismissive of or afraid of the implications of AI. I agree with your perspective that it can be an awesome formative learning...
by Sadness
Sat Apr 01, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: What kind of stuff have you been using ChatGPT and other AI bots for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

What kind of stuff have you been using ChatGPT and other AI bots for?

I've been using ChatGPT since it was released for free to the public. I don't use it very often, although I would like to because I like playing with the technology and find it fun and sometimes helpful! Here are some cool ways I've found to utilize the tool: ~ I asked it to write me a Google Sheets...
by Sadness
Sat Apr 01, 2023 3:29 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: More categories/forums?
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: More categories/forums?

I agree that the forum is pretty low-traffic compared to others, so creating more spaces may make things seem very empty. However, we noticed there was a little bit of an imbalance, with the majority of the posts being in Net Cafe, so we shored that up by shuffling some of the hardware/software-them...
by Sadness
Sat Apr 01, 2023 3:26 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Yesterweb Laptop Stickers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Yesterweb Laptop Stickers?

I'm a big fan of putting stickers on my laptop so i was wondering if Yesterweb had any formal logos that i could print as a sticker. Hi! Here is a link to our logo file: https://yesterweb.org/img/logo.svg . It was designed specifically for dark backgrounds. I'm not sure how good of a sticker it wou...
by Sadness
Sat Apr 01, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Forum changelog
Replies: 0
Views: 1891

Forum changelog

I've decided to start a thread to track the changes; I usually list them as announcements and then delete old announcements as new ones come up, but I wanted someplace to store a history. April '23 [/u] Changed The Garden description to include general discussion rather than 'offline' discussion. Mo...
by Sadness
Sat Mar 25, 2023 11:26 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The webring is shutting down
Replies: 33
Views: 15250

Re: The webring is shutting down

Will you keep the list of who is there? It’s still a great spot to look around for new personal websites. I touched upon the "why" behind this a little in my original post :sweat_smile: but I will not. The page is already archived though, I think the surf tool is even archived to a pretty...
by Sadness
Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:51 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The webring is shutting down
Replies: 33
Views: 15250

The webring is shutting down

The YW webring has grown into a horrid monstrosity of users, lol. We are at over 800+ users and another almost 200 in a queue from a month's hiatus. Each time a website is submitted, it is up to the moderation team to review the site to ensure it meets our basic guidelines. We also get emails about ...
by Sadness
Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: found the funniest thing on the spacehey group
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: found the funniest thing on the spacehey group

Lmao I saw this!! It always surprises me when I see stuff like this (although it shouldn't by now). It had been a few days since I saw the original post and some of the responses in that thread make me feel a little better 😅 I'm not sure where the connection between communist and harvesting data com...
by Sadness
Fri Mar 10, 2023 12:09 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: What happened to the webring?
Replies: 13
Views: 3063

Re: What happened to the webring?

some of the providers i've used in the past https://www.vpsag.com/ https://www.vultr.com/ https://www.ovhcloud.com/ there are a few more that i forgot the name of. currently i'm at oracle's free tier. their free ARM machines are godly, if you're ethically okay with shit they did in the IT industry ...
by Sadness
Sat Mar 04, 2023 2:12 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: What happened to the webring?
Replies: 13
Views: 3063

Re: What happened to the webring?

The webring is back up! My VPS changed its IP and I missed the email telling me this. It took down a few other websites too... Oops! :oops: All is good now, though. :D changing IPs willy-nilly is a bad practice, i guess u should maybe switch providers. even with an email, it could be massive inconv...
by Sadness
Tue Feb 28, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: What happened to the webring?
Replies: 13
Views: 3063

Re: What happened to the webring?

The webring is back up! My VPS changed its IP and I missed the email telling me this. It took down a few other websites too... Oops! :oops: All is good now, though. :D
by Sadness
Mon Feb 27, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: What happened to the webring?
Replies: 13
Views: 3063

Re: What happened to the webring?

lacrymosa wrote: Mon Feb 27, 2023 6:03 pm The members list is empty and the surf page/widgets don't work... is this temporary or is the webring down for good?
It's definitely temporary. Give me some time to look into what might be causing the issue, and hopefully it will be back up soon! :)
by Sadness
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:51 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Suggestion: User mentions
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Suggestion: User mentions

It's come up a few times where I wish I could @ a user on here. I did a quick google search and there are many phpbb extensions for this. There may be better extensions for it out there but here is one for example. Hey, I wanted to follow up and say that I tried out the extension you linked, and I ...
by Sadness
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:45 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Icon url invalid
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re:

Vincent (or other admins) – Similar situation: since the forum supports adding an avatar using an external URL, I thought I'd use my avatar from Gravatar, where direct-linking URLs are similarly formatted as a domain followed by a hash rather than an image filename. I got a similar error about an i...
by Sadness
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:40 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Adding Spoiler tags for the forums
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Adding Spoiler tags for the forums

I'm surprised that this is not included in BBcode by default really. Spoiler tags could really be useful to condense long posts or hide large amount of embeds or you know... hide spoilers by putting them inside a box that can be opened to view the contents inside. I only just noticed that after mes...
by Sadness
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Target on URL:s
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: Target on URL:s

I think this is a good idea! I just installed an extension that opens all external links in a new tab. It only applies to links going outside of this forum, so topics/posts will still open in the same tab.
by Sadness
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: addition to the posting guidelines
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Re: addition to the posting guidelines

I think this would be a reasonable thing to add to the posting guidelines! I agree, less descriptive titles make it a lot harder to find topics via search as well. I will work on drafting something up for that section! :D
by Sadness
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:55 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What is/are your favorite documentary/ies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2032

What is/are your favorite documentary/ies?

I really enjoy documentaries, and have been looking around for some new ones to watch. One of my top favorite historical documentaries is How Yukong Moved the Mountains , about an experimental socialist society that at one time existed in China. I also enjoyed Cuba and the Cameraman , a look at the ...
by Sadness
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: A smolnet/other-net forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: A smolnet/other-net forum?

I know that "technically" those spaces are considered outside of the web, but I think topics about these protocols would fit well in either "Net Cafe" or "Webweaving" and not at all be considered off-topic. So don't hesitate to post about them there! I don't think they ...
by Sadness
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Art on the internet, a la "Pictures for Sad Children"
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Art on the internet, a la "Pictures for Sad Children"

I read a very intriguing article/interview recently. It's sort of long, but extremely worth reading. It focuses on an individual's comics and everything that happened surrounding it, but I also think it touches quite eloquently on a lot of the complex issues we still see today such as: - The complex...
by Sadness
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Quick questions that don't need a dedicated thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2576

Re: Quick questions that don't need a dedicated thread

With how 'advanced' technology has gotten, it greatly disappoints me that there is still not one "good" solution for having an "independent" collection of eBooks (e.g., eBooks not purchased in some proprietary shop) which syncs annotations (highlighting, comments, etc.) across m...
by Sadness
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: windows is terrible, why does it even fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 2025

Re: windows is terrible, why does it even fly?

I think Linux still has a long way to go before it's a Good Solution for Most People. I have Ubuntu on one of my HDs and it's great except for the fact that the last time I upgraded to the newest version, my network card broke (driver issue). I can't access the internet without an external USB ether...
by Sadness
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Internet Privacy Resources & Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Internet Privacy Resources & Discussion

I always recommend for people to visit https://myactivity.google.com/ and glance at what sort of information Google is tracking about you. When I first visited this page, I found a history of every term I'd searched on Google and the exact time at which I opened specific apps. And of course every Yo...
by Sadness
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: feature suggestion: the ability to hide specific signatures, avatars, or topics
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Re: feature suggestion: the ability to hide specific signatures, avatars, or topics

hey! been really liking reading the forum so far. however, i've noticed that some signatures some active users have are really distracting and make it harder for me to read the topics themselves. i'm not sure if there is a plugin for this but i would like a feature where you could block a specific ...
by Sadness
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Quick questions that don't need a dedicated thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2576

Re: Quick questions that don't need a dedicated thread

Here's a quick question I don't expect anyone to have the answer to but it's been bugging me for a while. With how 'advanced' technology has gotten, it greatly disappoints me that there is still not one "good" solution for having an "independent" collection of eBooks (e.g., eBook...
by Sadness
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Wikipedia UI update
Replies: 18
Views: 1981

Re: Wikipedia UI update

I like the new update, but I didn't notice it until others brought it up because I use the Wikiwand extension which redirects all Wikipedia pages to its own formatting and imo, this makes the pages much more readable with bigger text and better formatting. I don't prefer the new "wikipedia"...
by Sadness
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: [SOLVED] Forum randomly logs me out
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Forum randomly logs me out

It's still logging me out on iOS :| Hey! At the very bottom of the forum, in the footer, there's a link called "Delete cookies". When you click on that it'll probably log you out, (so you'll need to log in once again) but it also might help sync things up the changes I made this morning, ...
by Sadness
Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: [SOLVED] Forum randomly logs me out
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Forum randomly logs me out

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! I dove into the settings and found that the "Remember me" option was actually disabled by default. I'm not sure how I missed this, but I changed it to remember your login for 30 days when the "remember me" box is checked upon login. O...
by Sadness
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Bread Books and Political Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: Bread Books and Political Theory

I'm currently reading A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn . It's an in-depth overview of the history of the US with a special focus on the people who were oppressed throughout that history. There is a lot about the history of women, of slavery, of Native Americans and labor uprisi...
by Sadness
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:53 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Internet Addiction
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Internet Addiction

I used to lurk on a subreddit called "nosurf" which is dedicated to breaking unhealthy internet habits, but I always felt there was this overemphasis on "being productive" in place of wasting time online. While I loosely agree with this, I think it's also important to not focus o...
by Sadness
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Zine Issue 05: Alt
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Re: Zine Issue 05: Alt

Yes, I love this idea! Putting our thoughts in the chat was nice but I love having a longer-form, more permanent way to share my feedback :) Sorry I'm a little late, but I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts in this issue :love: This Wasn't Inevitable This is a great article packed with lots ...
by Sadness
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:29 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Discord is overwhelming.
Replies: 46
Views: 5497

Re: Discord is overwhelming.

I only started using Discord in 2016 or so, and at first I found the different channels really nice. I had memories of being in big chatrooms when I was younger, and I always felt like things scrolled by too quickly, and it was hard to reply to other users' messages for this reason. Sometimes by the...
by Sadness
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:00 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Add a shoutbox to yesterweb.org
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Add a shoutbox to yesterweb.org

I hear where you are coming from on this and it's something that I considered for a bit, because I've seen forums that have chatboxes. Here's my reasoning for saying no, or at least, "not right now": Part of the decision to retire the Discord server and move over to this forum is because i...
by Sadness
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Pronouns in threads/posts
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: Pronouns in threads/posts

Done! Great suggestion! I thought I had done that already but the setting to add it to the actual topics was hidden a little deeper than I expected :) :)
by Sadness
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:34 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Alignment tags in signatures
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Re: Alignment tags in signatures

I'm super late, I'm sorry :( but I added a custom BBcode just now (for some reason the [center][/center] and similar alignment tags don't come as part of phpBB). [align="left"]left[/align] [align="center"]center[/align] [align="right"]right[/align] It should work in you...
by Sadness
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:52 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Latest "New Thing" You've Added to Your Site?
Replies: 42
Views: 4800

Re: Latest "New Thing" You've Added to Your Site?

I used to have a chatbox on my front page, but I noticed it attracted a lot of spammers and bad actors. I didn't want to remove it entirely, because I love having a little interaction like that on my site, and plus, not all of it was negative. A solution I came up with was to move the chatbox to its...
by Sadness
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Looking for inspiration... What is your favorite non digital hobby?
Replies: 43
Views: 4385

Re: Looking for inspiration... What is your favorite non digital hobby?

Thinking about how all of my hobbies are digital in some way, hahaha. Closest thing to a non-digital one would be, going on walks when it's warm outside and spotting wild animals - squirrels, foxes, feral cats. I used to love going outside and exploring when I was younger, although living in the sub...
by Sadness
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Forum Usage Tips
Replies: 0
Views: 3015

Forum Usage Tips

I wanted to throw together some quick tips for using this forum! There are a lot of features which aren't obvious that will help you tailor your experience on here, so I've outlined some of them below. Your Notifications At the top right, you can find a bell icon and a link to your Notifications . T...
by Sadness
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: message reactions
Replies: 24
Views: 3693

Re: message reactions

You can now react to any post by selecting the smiley dropdown at the top right. Good move in keeping the reactions simple and positive-oriented! If anyone disagrees with a post, and the post is worth of a reply, then people should reply. Thank you! Yes, that is what I had in mind by only having po...
by Sadness
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:58 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Light mode for the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Light mode for the forum

Hey! I just added a light mode theme called "Breeze". I'm planning on going in and adding more themes/cleaning up their names to specify which are light and dark mode (once I add more). But this should be a good start!
by Sadness
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The Future of the Yesterweb
Replies: 28
Views: 8001

The Future of the Yesterweb

What is going on? The Yesterweb Discord server, at just over 2,500 members, will be closing down and becoming read-only on its two-year anniversary, February 20th, 2023 . Why is this happening? The main reason is that the server’s growth has far surpassed our leadership’s ability to properly admini...
by Sadness
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:16 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Introducing Smartfeed!
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Introducing Smartfeed!

I have added a new extension to this forum, called SmartFeed . This lets you add certain elements of this forum to a custom-generated RSS feed. You should be able to find a link to it beside the "Quick Links" link under the banner. Smartfeed allows you to generate an RSS feed of only the b...
by Sadness
Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: message reactions
Replies: 24
Views: 3693

Re: message reactions

this was mentioned in the other topic but i really think being able to react to a post without making a new one is a good idea. I know this is from a while ago but I managed to find a reactions extension that works with phpBB! You can now react to any post by selecting the smiley dropdown at the to...
by Sadness
Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: community structure and subdivision
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: community structure and subdivision

I think this is a really great topic with lots of great ideas! Personally I have never for a second envisioned the Yesterweb to be a one-stop-shop for all things that it represents. In fact, my greatest hope was that people would come by, hang for a while and then feel empowered to create something ...