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  1. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    What made that part really special for me was the music. It sounds like a remix of the music that ran during the ginso tree escape in the first game, but way better

    What made that part really special for me was the music. It sounds like a remix of the music that ran during the ginso tree escape in the first game, but way better

    2 votes
  2. Comment on The donation goal for November has been (more than) reached! Let's talk a bit about how to handle "extra" donations in ~tildes.official

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    It would be nice if it was shown inside the bar, in my opinion

    It would be nice if it was shown inside the bar, in my opinion

    11 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The lyrics kinda remind me of house of leaves. I wonder if they were inspired by it?

    The lyrics kinda remind me of house of leaves. I wonder if they were inspired by it?

  5. Comment on Adding native scheduled/recurring topics, let's figure out which ones we want to have in ~tildes.official

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    Is it generally better to post small stuff (like a song or a new book) that you find into those reoccuring posts, or into new threads themselves? Especially in ~music I have the feeling that not...

    Is it generally better to post small stuff (like a song or a new book) that you find into those reoccuring posts, or into new threads themselves? Especially in ~music I have the feeling that not many songs get posted outside of the reoccuring post.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    I don't think that it's really important to have big discussions and publicity for tildes right now. People trickle in constantly and so far posts haven't slowed done so much that there is nothing...

    I don't think that it's really important to have big discussions and publicity for tildes right now. People trickle in constantly and so far posts haven't slowed done so much that there is nothing to do around here. Tildes will be great if it pans out roughly like Deimos imagined it in the docs, but untill then we mainly need more development time, and not more users that he has to worry about.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Kind Words: A game of lo-fi beats, writing nice letters to strangers, and feeling less alone in ~games.game_design

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    Ah, thank you, I've heard seen that one but I forgot the name. Looks beatiful, once it's out somewhere else I'm probably buying it.

    Ah, thank you, I've heard seen that one but I forgot the name. Looks beatiful, once it's out somewhere else I'm probably buying it.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    Definitly some gestures, like changing songs in my poket by long pressing the volume buttons. Plus, I don't use google whatsoever so the search bar is really unnecessary and I can't delete it....

    Definitly some gestures, like changing songs in my poket by long pressing the volume buttons. Plus, I don't use google whatsoever so the search bar is really unnecessary and I can't delete it. There is no gesture for turning on my flashlight, which is annoying if you suddenly stand in the dark and I really wish I could have the back button on the right side, like I'm used to. It's a lot of small things for me.

  9. Comment on Kind Words: A game of lo-fi beats, writing nice letters to strangers, and feeling less alone in ~games.game_design

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    Never heard of Sky, could you link it please? I love games like that

    Never heard of Sky, could you link it please? I love games like that

  10. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    Just got a Pixel 3a because the camera on my oneplus 3 broke. It's amazing, I didn't even know I'd love phones made out of plastic, and the camera is probably the best at that price point. It's...

    Just got a Pixel 3a because the camera on my oneplus 3 broke. It's amazing, I didn't even know I'd love phones made out of plastic, and the camera is probably the best at that price point. It's probably the best phone for me, so I'm really happy for far. I have to say though, the pixel launcher is really stock android, no useful additions whatsoever. I had linage OS installed before and I find myself often lacking the features that I got used to. Heard the pixel launcher will be updated somewhat on android Q, so we'll see.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

  12. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Had a complete obsession with Blue Exorcist recently. Watched both seasons and bought the manga afterwards and it just left me craving for more.

    Had a complete obsession with Blue Exorcist recently. Watched both seasons and bought the manga afterwards and it just left me craving for more.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Now that E3 is over, which games are you most excited about? in ~games

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    [Spiritfarer] is probably the best game I've seen in quite a while. I'm a huge indie fan because I like games that explore topics and mechanics that are underrepresented in AAA games. Spiritfarer...

    [Spiritfarer] is probably the best game I've seen in quite a while. I'm a huge indie fan because I like games that explore topics and mechanics that are underrepresented in AAA games. Spiritfarer has an (in my opinion) amazing artstyle , delves into a topic that's really not visited often and has this somber, but also relaxed atmosphere. Honestly, I can't wait for it to be realeased!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Recommend me a song that _________. in ~music

  15. Comment on Survey: 83% of US teens have an iPhone, Android 9% in ~tech

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    Copied from reddit where this was posted as well: So that study probably shouldn't be trusted.

    Copied from reddit where this was posted as well:

    We divide our survey into two distinct income groups: upper-income with household incomesapproximating $100,000 and average-income with household incomes approximating $55,000

    Piper Jaffray does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decisions.

    So that study probably shouldn't be trusted.

    34 votes
  16. Comment on How is Tildes doing? in ~tildes

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    I think the fear of echo chambers is brought by the part of tildes who were invited from reddit (which are probably most people). Reddit in itself fosters seggregation into smaller, very...

    I think the fear of echo chambers is brought by the part of tildes who were invited from reddit (which are probably most people). Reddit in itself fosters seggregation into smaller, very specialized communities which most often have a leitmotif as their base of their community, that makes them special and destinct from others. Through insider jokes and memes they develop a distinct way of talking and a distinct view on politics.
    I don't think the same can happen on tildes, simply because it's designed differently. You don't have the endless splitting into smaller and smaller subgroups, that more often than not are about the same thing but for different communities, but rather larger communities that branch off into smaller ones. Plus, the chance that you get power tripping moderators are way smaller as well.

    8 votes