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  1. Comment on Don't sacrifice the right ideas to win the right words in ~comp

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    I think the spirit of the piece isn't about wrongness or rightness, but effectiveness. You have a limited amount of persuasion points to spend. Do you: A. Try to correct someone's use of terms B....

    I think the spirit of the piece isn't about wrongness or rightness, but effectiveness.

    You have a limited amount of persuasion points to spend. Do you:

    A. Try to correct someone's use of terms

    B. Try to convince them about ideas

    IMO, accuracy of terms only matters to the extent that it makes talking about ideas more efficient.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on My problem with the site at the moment in ~tildes

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    The systems that are supposed to enforce those decisions aren't yet ready.

    Isn't the idea that the community decides on what content is valuable/low value?

    The systems that are supposed to enforce those decisions aren't yet ready.

    10 votes
  3. Comment on My problem with the site at the moment in ~tildes

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    Sounds like that might be categorized as "fluff".

    Sounds like that might be categorized as "fluff".

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Change my mind: The world will be better without religion in ~talk

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    While I agree that those elements are all problems (given the focus of ~), I think communities in general tend to engage in double standards when calling out those problems. When the opinion is...

    I'd say bad faith is being argued not because of Toad's opinions, but by their lack of engagement, the blatant misinformation or misrepresentation of facts, and the choice to make only low-effort posts on controversial topics.

    While I agree that those elements are all problems (given the focus of ~), I think communities in general tend to engage in double standards when calling out those problems. When the opinion is one the majority agrees with the problems go largely unnoticed and unremarked. I don't know how to defend against that bias really, but it'd sure be nice if this community was at least self-aware of the tendency.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Why is ~comp not ~tech.comp? in ~tildes

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    This bothered me a bit as well. I assume the practical reason is that the system for posts filtering upward in the hierarchy is not ready.

    This bothered me a bit as well.

    I assume the practical reason is that the system for posts filtering upward in the hierarchy is not ready.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on will we see a ~politics? in ~tildes

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    The lack of downvotes probably gets us 74.9% of the way there.

    The lack of downvotes probably gets us 74.9% of the way there.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on will we see a ~politics? in ~tildes

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    It's very much like pornography, in that you know it when you see it.

    It's very much like pornography, in that you know it when you see it.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on I don't like fate because I am not in control of my life in ~talk

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    How are we defining "fate"? How much control (and what kinds) count as "being in control"? For example, the living standard of the vast majority of people is determined by factors entirely outside...
    1. How are we defining "fate"?
    2. How much control (and what kinds) count as "being in control"? For example, the living standard of the vast majority of people is determined by factors entirely outside of their control, but that are reasonably stable so we take it for granted.
    3. "slaves of their own mind" is some deep identity shit.
  9. Comment on How do we ensure the site stays un-fluffy? in ~tildes

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    I generally feel like Rule 1 of reddit is to unsubscirbe from and avoid default subs.

    I generally feel like Rule 1 of reddit is to unsubscirbe from and avoid default subs.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Name change? in ~misc

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    I assume that people who, at age 12, pick a nick like 'LongDong73' have a reasonable chance of being embarrassed by that choice at double the age. If you're not in that category then I'm not...

    I assume that people who, at age 12, pick a nick like 'LongDong73' have a reasonable chance of being embarrassed by that choice at double the age.

    If you're not in that category then I'm not talking about you.

  11. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - what missing/broken things are the most "shocking"? in ~tildes.official

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    I think if someone is determined to comment then their likely action is to try to scroll faster, not slow down and read. Annoyance-based incentives also feel like the site working against users,...

    I think if someone is determined to comment then their likely action is to try to scroll faster, not slow down and read.

    Annoyance-based incentives also feel like the site working against users, not for them.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on To those of you making decisions about Tildes. in ~tildes

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    Right. I think it's important to clearly grasp that ~ is about civility, and that's very different from being about "no annoyances" or "no actions from others that piss me off".

    Right. I think it's important to clearly grasp that ~ is about civility, and that's very different from being about "no annoyances" or "no actions from others that piss me off".

  13. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - what missing/broken things are the most "shocking"? in ~tildes.official

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    If that's so, it seems that the majority of sites experience significant difficulty in reaching proper implementations.

    If internal search is implemented properly, the answer’s “generally not”.

    If that's so, it seems that the majority of sites experience significant difficulty in reaching proper implementations.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on To those of you making decisions about Tildes. in ~tildes

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    My intuition is that many people will feel incentivized to post immediately to the widest-possible audience they can, even if that means more competition. What mechanics have been proposed to...

    My intuition is that many people will feel incentivized to post immediately to the widest-possible audience they can, even if that means more competition. What mechanics have been proposed to strongly encourage people towards the leaf nodes?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on To those of you making decisions about Tildes. in ~tildes

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    And "excessive concern" is just a form of enthusiasm that strikes the majority as unusual. If anything, enthusiasm should be encouraged.

    And "excessive concern" is just a form of enthusiasm that strikes the majority as unusual. If anything, enthusiasm should be encouraged.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on To those of you making decisions about Tildes. in ~tildes

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    Minor side note: there's nothing inherently uncivil about pedantry.

    a direction that discourages trolling, pedantry, and general instability.

    Minor side note: there's nothing inherently uncivil about pedantry.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Suggestion: distinguishing users in ~tildes

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    I expect that forums very quickly run into Dunbar's number-type limits, regardless of individual branding options. Yeah, in this model, the responsibility for maintaining the system rests entirely...

    but I suspect you don't need a super large population before all the usernames begin to look the same if there is nothing else to tell them apart.

    I expect that forums very quickly run into Dunbar's number-type limits, regardless of individual branding options.

    but unless you want to pre-emptively tag everyone you come across

    Yeah, in this model, the responsibility for maintaining the system rests entirely on those who want the system, though with duplicated work. Not sure if that's better than implicitly asking everyone to participate, as avatar systems do.

    A feature that allowed the sharing of private tagsets on request would go some way to help with duplication of effort, but also sounds potentially quite clique-y.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Suggestion: distinguishing users in ~tildes

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    My suspicion is that the primary cause of that feeling with Reddit is the overwhelming population size. Some people like that you're only as good as your current comment, others crave something...

    My suspicion is that the primary cause of that feeling with Reddit is the overwhelming population size.

    Some people like that you're only as good as your current comment, others crave something more personal. Are there ways to satisfy both? One way could be user tags that are only visible to the tagger. That would also stay within the text aesthetic.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Name change? in ~misc

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    Your momentary amusement should probably not be given more weight than their long-term embarrassment.

    Your momentary amusement should probably not be given more weight than their long-term embarrassment.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on format in ~test

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    ~testing tilde escaping. Result: booooo.

    ~testing tilde escaping.

    Result: booooo.

    1 vote