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Blocking Threads won't be enough to protect privacy once they join the Fediverse (thenexus.today)
53 points by legrande on July 12, 2023 | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments



Comments moved to https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36673040, which was posted earlier.


Thanks ... but what does that do to the ranking? Tnere were quite a few upvotes on the newer submission that don't seem to have transferred over.


I made sure the thread was placed at approximately the same rank as the thread was before merging, using the re-upping system described at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26998308.

That doesn't transfer the votes, but the re-upped submission is guaranteed to get extra upvotes because it's now on the front page, so I imagine it evens out in the long run.

(Eventually we'll implement some sort of karma-sharing system for submissions of the same story, but there are a lot of other things to get done first...)


Thanks for the explanation, that all makes sense. I don't care about the votes (or karma), it was really about whether it would impact it's ranking and visibility, clearly it's been thought through!


W3C/ActivityPub has been ignoring privacy since 2017 https://github.com/w3c/activitypub/issues/225




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