I felt a great disturbance in the Fediverse, as if thousands of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced as they were rugged by NVK. 🙃
@lucas @lopp What happened is that the host of bitcoinhackers.org threw a fit and took his Mastodon instance offline entirely, suddenly and much earlier than he promised his users before, in order to get people to switch to #nostr immediately.
He intentionally crippled people's ability to use the built-in account migration, only to make a point about rug pulls being a potential problem with federated servers. However, he created that problem unnecessarily for his users by being a shitty host.
nostr is pretty interesting but I’ve grown increasingly convinced the spam situation will get really bad the moment it’s worth it to spammers, and they’ll resort to pay-to-post. Pay-to-post is actually pretty neat incentives wise, but will be completely socially unacceptable to everybody except bitcoiners.
@ademan yea I tend to agree. There’s no easy solution to the spam/harassment problems, nostr pretends it doesn’t have one by handwaving about tried-and-failed solutions. :(
@lain Proof-of-Botnet :p. This is why PoW for email never took off, the economics actually don't work, botnets have more horsepower than normal folks, by far.
@ademan The problem stands either way - most people don't want to pay to post, the value for them to post something to their 20 followers is substantially less than even a trivial cost. The value for a spammer to post is usually higher :(.
@ademan in order to burn the identity you have to have (pay) someone to moderate and flag it as spam. That’s very expensive.
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org I think this is what steemit has been doing for a while?
This server is a private instance for Jameson Lopp by Jameson Lopp
@lopp yeah :< he could have left it on at least until March like he said he would…