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2347. Dependency 

title text: Someday ImageMagick will finally break for good and we'll have a long period of scrambling as we try to reassemble civilization from the rubble.


The sign up section has been moved to a separate page, the confusingly interchanging usage of tech jargon like "instance" and "server" has been removed in favour of "community". The questions "can I move my account later" and "can I talk to people from other communities" is answered upfront. Categories are now at the front and the communities are grouped by language with a prominent language filter option. Communities that don't offer instant sign-up are now clearly marked as such upfront.

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All the more amusing is that my answering machine's greeting addresses telemarketers first and then invites everyone else to leave a message. In a broad sense, it's working... πŸ€”

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The latest message on my answering machine starts with a "beep" common in call centres, "Hello" from the operator, a few secs of confused silence and hangup.

My answering machine must have had a productive conversation with the marketing robot, but their operator was left out of it. Ha.

I suppose that's where we are headed, robots talking to each other in human ways, for ultimate interoperability. It's already happening: web scraping, phone trees with speech recognition, Google Duplex…


This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!