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.

  • Xariphon
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    573 months ago

    I disagree with the anti-AI bandwagon.

    I am indifferent to moldy memes.

  • SuperDuper
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    563 months ago

    Totally in favor in banning AI content.

    Sometimes moldy content is funny, often times it just doesn’t land. Part of my concern with a moldy ban is that it seems a bit vaguely defined as is.

    • @Orbituary@lemmy.world
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      343 months ago

      Agreed. One man’s mold is another man’s psychedelic substance. It’s a subjective line that varies for everyone.

      AI is easy because the line is clear.

  • Gormadt
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    3 months ago

    I’m in favor of the anti AI rule but against the anti moldy posts rule.

    Also, could you remove that image from the post, I almost reported the post for “unflagged NSFW” because of it.

    Edit: Reported it after an hour for the “unflagged NSFW” maybe that will get their attention on removing the image from the post because there’s literally no reason for it to be there.

    • Moss's altOPM
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      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”

    • no, banana 🚫🍌
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      163 months ago

      Also agree entirely. The moldy posting is funny because it’s not and it deserves to be here.

      • HonkyTonkWoman
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        183 months ago

        I only visited this post because of the image & now I’m performing cunnilingus on a bowl of Mac & Cheese.

        Please remove the image.

  • @FakeGreekGirl
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    423 months ago

    I don’t like the idea of increasing enforcement against moldy posts, just because I’m not super plugged in to things and I don’t always know if something is moldy when I post it. Over enforcement of those kind of subjective rules tends to make it difficult for newbies to post.

    Completely on board with a no AI art rule though. Fuck AI.

  • @rockSlayer@lemmy.world
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    373 months ago

    What if there were like a “moldy Monday” thing instead of an outright ban? I agree with others that they’re fun ironically.

    Absolutely in favor of banning AI generated content though.

  • @BloodSlut@lemmy.world
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    i’m not here to contribute to the discussion

    i just wanted to say that chuck tingle is treasure to humanity

  • nifty
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    I am painfully unaware if a post might be moldy because I don’t social media much and I like stupid things, so let me know if something I post is moldy and I’ll machete it.

    Edit oh and these rules are reasonable I’d say

  • @ShadowFox
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    163 months ago

    Not sure about the first change, but I absolutely support the second one. Fuck AI “art”!

  • @Octopus1348@lemy.lol
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    153 months ago

    I’m in favor of “Moldy Mondays” as some people have mentioned.

    And I support banning AI images, but not when it’s like a Twitter screenshot that says something about the image.

    • Franzia
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      43 months ago

      I really disliked this feature of many reddit subs where they’d have day of the week themes and posts. This idea in itself is moldy, its just reminds me of a smelly office atmosphere.

  • @Stovetop@lemmy.world
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    143 months ago

    I’m indifferent to outdated and AI content.

    Personally I don’t think it’s worth adding more to the rules than needed, especially when there are already people confused about what counts and what doesn’t.

  • Mario_Dies.wav
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    143 months ago

    I’ve Chuck Tingle posted in the past, so I was concerned that this was going to be an anti-Tingle policy, but fortunately it seems like it’s about other things

  • @Maxxus@sh.itjust.works
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    123 months ago

    I feel like both rules suffer from the same problem of spectrum. We can all point to a bad moldy/ai post and point to a good moldy/ai post. The issue is going to be those ones in the grey space between. It’s like the threshold test for obscenity.

    “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.” -Justice Potter Stewart

    I agree ai generation can be exploitative, but I don’t believe it’s only exploitative. I’m sure there are fine artists out there who can use it responsibly to make genuine art. I think it’s like the Unity game engine. There are plenty of games pumped out that are just trash trying to make quick money, but there’s also gems being made by people with passion.

  • @yessikg
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    I’m against banning moldy posting, I agree with banning AI