Users of chaos.social, please chime in:
We try our best not to log IP addresses to give you all the privacy we can. Mastodon, as a software, logs IP addresses in two ways: It saves the last IP address you used, and the IP address associated with each active session (you can review those here: https://chaos.social/auth/edit)
We can delete those IP addresses manually in both of these places, but this would reduce your ability to see where your active sessions come from. Opinions, preferences, thougths?
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🛠 DIY/repairs: power tools, soldering, basic electronics
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@rixx Sorry but isn't there a German law that even requires you to store IPs for a time? In any case, with shared and dynamic IPs, they are hardly PII. Yes, you could wipe those columns but if you ever get a vandal making alt accounts it'll be harder to deal with that.
Ok, as far as I can see, removing last_sign_in_ip and current_sign_in_ip from users doesn't hurt mastodon at all. Can you confirm, @Gargron? Because then I'm just going to start a cronjob that wipes these columns every five minutes or so, and then we'll be as close to not storing IP addresses on chaos.social as we can be.
@mbbrown An issue I was thinking about is how certain fields would just be really underfunded because they are unpopular/unknown, etc
@l I've been thinking about it more and more, especially since some very good scientists I know will soon be unemployed due to lack of funding.
I actually think the idea is one worth exploring. The biggest issue I see is that patreon patrons generally expect something in return (i.e. a product). Not sure what form that would take when crowdfunding science.
@willtochaos Are you a fan of Max Stirner?
Stuff I #canhelpwith:
- Everything (mechanical) keyboards
- notebook repair and guiding diy repairs (working in a notebook repair shop for almost two years now)
- low level AVR / Arduino things (AVR Assembler and AVR C)
- basic home electrics (not certified though)
- experience in mental health facilities in Germany
- hobbyist train knowledge (operation and security technology in Germany (Indusi/PZB/LZB))
- German language stuff
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@DenubisX@mastodon.social @l There are three youtubers that come to mind who do research like things. Applied Science, Nurdrage and Thought Emporium. They derive some funds from Patreon.
@l I know some graduate-schooled people in early Christian studies (Matthew Ferguson, Richard Carrier) and amateur researchers in arms and armour such as Roland Warzeca. The dig at Sandby Borg and the Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies were crowdfunded.
@pettter Thanks for the info!
@oletedstilts Wow, great, thanks for the links!
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