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Note: I’m moderating a handful of communities in more of a caretaker role. If you want to take one on, send me a message and I’ll share more info :)

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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: June 5th, 2023


  • It’s just very hard to moderate something like that because every topic is political in some form. Even trying to differentiate between “election related” is hard. Maybe if the moderation team was bigger and there were very specific guidelines on what’s ok, it might be possible.

    Another aspect of Lemmy people seem to find refreshing is not having to remember too many specific rules for each community. I’m not sure yet on what’s the best way to handle that, but I’m leaning towards letting people do some of that filtering themselves.

    As an alternative for example, you could encourage people to include some specific keyword in the posts you want to block. This would allow other people to block that one keyword and be done with it. It would work across many communities at once, and it would allow everyone to see the content they want

  • Otter@lemmy.caOPtoProgramming@programming.devThe Illustrated AlphaFold
    10 days ago

    Who should read this

    Do you want to understand exactly how AlphaFold3 works? The architecture is quite complicated and the description in the paper can be overwhelming, so we made a much more friendly (but just as detailed!) visual walkthrough.

    This is mostly written for an ML audience and multiple points assume familiarity with the steps of attention. If you’re rusty, see Jay Alammar’s The Illustrated Transformer for a thorough visual explanation. That post is one of the best explanations of a model architecture at the level of individual matrix operations and also the inspiration for the diagrams and naming.

    There are already many great explanations of the motivation for protein structure prediction, the CASP competition, model failure modes, debates about evaluations, implications for biotech, etc. so we don’t focus on any of that. Instead we explore the how.

    How are these molecules represented in the model and what are all of the operations that convert them into a predicted structure?

  • At some point I think I’m going to write a post about nice behaviour here. I have to think about it some more… And this is a diverse place anyways, other people might like different things.

    I’d read something like that :)

    Sometimes we also don’t think about how we could be doing something better. Another thing that comes to mind, which I sometimes forget, is upvoting the post that you are commenting on. Usually if I’m commenting, I want more people to see and join the discussion, but I forget to upvote before leaving the tab

  • The article is nice, but I’m not sure if I’d send it to friends that aren’t familiar with the fediverse. It seems to gloss over some problems and focus less relevant ones

    It doesn’t touch on the issues with Blueskys protocol and makes it sound like an equivalent choice (or worse, a better choice). In the downsides section it touches on racism in badly moderated instances, and the difficulty of setting up an instance. Those issues aren’t relevant to the vast majority of users who will join a large instance that has defederated from the bad stuff.

    It’s a nice article for those who are already somewhat familiar, but a bad first impression