• @ster@lemmy.ml
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    82 years ago

    They can have their beliefs, but once it’s available I’ll be switching straight over to the sponsorblock-enabled version thank you very much

  • @Binzy_Boi@lemmy.ml
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    72 years ago

    Unfortunate. I really wish that content creators would create pages on Patreon or Liberapay and just see how many people would financially support their content. If the Patreon model works in keeping political commentary and tech-focussed channels up, I don’t see how it would be any different for channels making other kinds of content.

    My opinion on Sponsorblock is mixed. I like the idea that content creators have the freedom to choose who they can partner with, but at the same time I really hate having to see companies like Hello Fresh all the time knowing how they treat their workers, or other sponsors like GFuel where it takes a stupid amount of effort to get them to stop sponsoring terrible people.

  • @adrianmalacoda@lemmy.ml
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    72 years ago

    I don’t agree with this position but I also don’t agree with the attacks against them for having this position. It’s not “pathetic” that they don’t implement features you want. The point of free (libre) software is that you don’t have to share the position of the upstream developers, as you can make a fork that has the features you want. That is what has happened with NewPipe.

  • @ster@lemmy.ml
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    52 years ago

    Worst of all, driving people away from official releases puts them more at risk of downloading malware, and wastes the time of developers. By all means turn it off by default, but refusing to include a feature IS an anti-feature.

    • @ster@lemmy.ml
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      22 years ago

      Why not include a perfectly useful feature into an open source app? This just creates unnecessary division. By all means turn it off by default and hide the enable in settings, but don’t just try to throw away someone’s hard work.

      • AmiceseOP
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        42 years ago

        Why not include [Sponsor Block] into an open source app?

        • The implementation of SponsorBlock is not in the dev team’s goals; and not everyone wants SponsorBlock. (This may be hard to believe for some, but some people don’t want sponsorships to be blocked.)
        • There could be too much cost added for little benefit. (An enable-disable option can be added; but there is still cost to maintain the feature.)

        People can fork NewPipe anyway; it is free and open-source.

        If you want SponsorBlock in Newpipe, then fork NewPipe, or use a fork if you can find one.. If you don’t want SponsorBlock in your NewPipe instance; then use the base application.

        • @ster@lemmy.ml
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          02 years ago

          If people don’t want it, it should be possible to disable. It should probably be disabled by default.

  • @Whom@lemmy.ml
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    42 years ago

    Oh jeez that’s a shame. It at least makes me feel better about not being on Android anymore…I missed NewPipe, but if it holds a weak stance like that as a project then I’d rather use something better anyway.

    There is no ethical advertising.

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      As the reply here said: The absolute statement is completely wrong, since hearing of a product from someone else, even a friend, is advertising. Talking positevely about a movie, tv show can be seen as advertising that show. Seeing an ad that is not targeted is also ok. And finally people need to eat and earn money on the internet, either you sell a product (which needs advertising) or you are the person who does that promo or advert. Not everyone can live off Of Patreon or Donations.

      • @Whom@lemmy.ml
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        And finally people need to eat and earn money on the internet, either you sell a product (which needs advertising) or you are the person who does that promo or advert.

        Ignoring the nitpicking of what “advertising” means, no they don’t. The internet doesn’t have to be an avenue for people to make money. You may prefer that to be the case, but it is not an absolute requirement. Personally, I would prefer this ad-driven web collapse entirely so that the only web pages are small sustainable passion projects.

    • @jokeyrhyme@lemmy.ml
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      62 years ago

      I disagree with the absolute statement there

      Advertising that sticks to accurate facts (free of exaggeration and lies), and is displayed only based on what you’re currently looking at (not a profile created from your past behaviour) seems pretty ethical to me

      • @ster@lemmy.ml
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        32 years ago

        When we read the news, we care not just about accuracy but relevance. It’s no good presenting a bunch of true facts and reporting nothing about the most important issues of our time. In fact, doing so is misinforming people.

        Advertising is the same. Just because a company has the most money doesn’t mean their products are deserving of our brain space.

        • @jokeyrhyme@lemmy.ml
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          22 years ago

          What you’re referring to is a “lie by omission”, which is a form of lying, which I believe I already covered

    • @kixik@lemmy.ml
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      12 years ago

      I read freetube could be installed through flatpak, or similar, on pine64, though I don’t know if freetube adapts well to a phone form factor. A QML/Qt newpipe like front end sounds missing on mobile gnu+linux, :(

  • @Tiuku@sopuli.xyz
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    12 years ago

    I would be down for donating to content creators on Liberapay. The only thing I’m worried about is the legal status of “free videos”. To my knowledge most creators aren’t licensing their videos with CC etc. What rights do you actually hold over a youtube video for example?