25 like limit per 12hrs LAAAAMMME

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support' started by Star Lord, May 12, 2017.

  1. Star Lord

    Star Lord Fapstronaut

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    Why is this now a thing?
    Only allowed to give 25 likes every 12 hrs. In each individual thread.

    Now I'm reading posts and want to like them, then I can't. And then I'll forget to like them after 12 hrs.

    What a stupid new limit.

    Take its off ffs.

    This site is being turned into some kind of suppressed expression site.
    Soon everyone will have solid white avatars and every thread and post will be minimalistic and empty of any kind of normality to human interaction.

    Can't use images in gifs anymore, can't like more than 25 things.

    Since when did BuzzKillAlot become the idea man?
     
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  2. Star Lord

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  3. Deadlihood

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    We can't do gifs anymore?
     
  4. IggyIshness

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  5. Tbh, I welcome no video in signature. I found it tiresome and distracting from the content. We now have a "cleaner" look.

    Regarding "likes", I have never used this Facebook-like feature. There are certain people on this site that seem to think accumulating likes is paramount and revel in "beating" other users that have a smaller number. It is another distraction. IMHO, if something is really worth liking, then I would rather say so and why. But many people are just liking multiple entries in a thread, for e.g., more quickly than it would take to even read them. It seems meaningless to me. Just my POV.
     
  6. Reuby

    Reuby Distinguished Fapstronaut

    It's not that bad - now the likes that you give out will be more meaningful because you will choose to like posts that are the most worthy of being liked.
     
  7. Star Lord

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    No gifs, still images or video in signatures anymore.

    Sites being changed yet again. Lame.
     
  8. Star Lord

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    And if there are more than 25 posts I want to like in 12hrs I'm stuffed.


    Lame.
     
  9. letter

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    I'm on lunch, taking a few moments to keep up with stuff here on NoFap.

    From what I understand, you are complaining that the recent changes have reduced the amount of individual expression you can make. Granted, being restricted to text in signatures is indeed a limitation of individual expression in that area. I can understand how that can be upsetting.

    In my own way of thinking about this issue I have to ask a question, "what does NoFap exist for, what is its purpose?" The answer of that in brief terms is to overcome PMO addiction. So, then, I ask another question, "what does individual expression have to do with overcoming PMO addiction?" At this point I would be hard pressed to find a clear link between the two.

    Furthermore, it is not as though individual expression has been banned from NoFap. There are still plenty of ways to do that, in recent memory the "GIF thread" is an excellent means to that end. As I can see now, @Star Lord, you are still using your signature very effectively for the purpose of individual expression.

    What is gained is a cleaner experience of browsing the forum, as @IGY pointed out, at the cost of a reduction in one specific area where the kind of expression you desire to make can occur. As a cleaner experience benefits a large number of people, while individual expression can still happen elsewhere, I have little logical reason to disagree with the changes.

    Whether I personally like them or not is beside my point, I try to look from the perspective of what is good for NoFap. I know at times this hampers what we may personally desire, the 25 likes / 12 hours being another thing, and understand that it is not desirable for everyone. But, at the end of it, I have to ask if the juice was worth the squeeze for the sake of NoFap's general purpose of existing.

    In this case, it seems to be so.

    I'm going to get back to renovations. I hope you can put this behind you, @Star Lord. You've got a lot of good things to contribute, it would be a shame to waste that energy on fighting against signature restrictions when the larger battle of overcoming PMO needs our full attention.
     
  10. ^ Hmm, the biohazard meets the chaotic system! :eek:
     
  11. Alexander

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    Externally-hosted images in signatures can be used to embed pornography into the forum, break secure HTTPS connection, and potentially be used to harvest IP addresses of NoFap visitors.
     
  12. WOW! Do you mean to say, we have all been put at risk of identity exposure, just to have silly pictures in our signatures?
     
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  13. Alexander

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    Technically, but a court order is needed to get the owner of a particular IP address. And even then it could be somebody using a public wifi node, borrowing internet, etc. But I'd say allowing externally embedded things COULD be a vulnerability that leads to less anonymity. I haven't spotted anybody using this feature maliciously yet to identify IP addresses, but it is a loophole that is now closed. This could be fixed by having a site white-list that only allows image embedding from popular image and video hosts.

    The HTTPS being disabled (by embedding non-HTTPS secured images) can expose people to getting their browsing data intercepted by another person monitoring their network.
     
  14. NF SINCE BIRTH

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    I like the likes. It is an easy way of showing that you have read trough someones content and/or agree with what is being said. I don't see why there should be a limit although I haven't personally reached it yet.
     
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  15. It seems there are hidden traps and dangers everywhere when it comes to computer use. I find it bewildering to be honest.
     
  16. Nofapsincebirth, that's fair enough. But I find it irritating that when I am viewing latest content i.e. Recent Activity, it is bloated with all these "likes". @Alexander, could the software be adjusted so it shows only what people are doing i.e. posting? I don't want to know that someone "liked" what someone else said.
     
  17. NF SINCE BIRTH

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    Hahah IGY you got a luxury problem :p Being the most famous character on Nofap and all:D
     
  18. I am not the most famous character on NoFap, :eek: surely!?
     
  19. NF SINCE BIRTH

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    I think you are. I bet everyone who has been on Nofap for some time recognizes you :) Maybe Alex beats you but in that case it is a close race :p
     
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  20. @Alexander beats everyone and rightly so! "We're not Worthy!" :D

    I appreciate the sentiment, though, that's very kind of you. :)
     
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