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  1. Comment on Pinging nic many times to see if it registers in his inbox in ~test

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    Mentions in topics don't create notifications yet, they only work in comments.

    Mentions in topics don't create notifications yet, they only work in comments.

    3 votes
  2. What are your favorite concept albums?

    From Wikipedia: A concept album is an album whose tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. This is typically achieved through a single central narrative or...

    From Wikipedia:

    A concept album is an album whose tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. This is typically achieved through a single central narrative or theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, or lyrical. [...]

    If possible, a brief summary of the "concept" of the album would be much appreciated.

    20 votes
  3. A dozen digital art images I've made over the last few days

    The lovely people of a Discord server I'm in recently made me remember that, a couple years back in late 2014, I did some digital art in Photoshop (I might also add some of these to this topic if...

    The lovely people of a Discord server I'm in recently made me remember that, a couple years back in late 2014, I did some digital art in Photoshop (I might also add some of these to this topic if wanted). However, I run Linux exclusively now and I'm too lazy to figure out how to get Photoshop to work on it, so I figured I'd just try the next best thing and see if that can't do what I want. And sure enough it can.

    The images below were all created with GIMP, using only its built-in default stuff. No scripts, plugins, images from the internet or other custom anything, just the tools it installs with. Some images have multiple variations, this is because I would be working on something and I'd find an interesting enough image to save in the process.

    All images are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

    Open this to see the list of images.

    You may notice 6 is missing, that's because 5-1 used to be 5 and 5-2 was 6, but I changed them after I decided on the multiple variations thing noted above as they came to be from the same process.

    13 votes
  4. Comment on A software engineer's advice for saving social media: keep it small in ~tech

    Bauke
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    Although the link is broken to the FAQ page for some reason, I did quote the bit about federation in an issue that says since Tildes is open-source anyone is free to create a federated version of...

    Although the link is broken to the FAQ page for some reason, I did quote the bit about federation in an issue that says since Tildes is open-source anyone is free to create a federated version of it but Deimos isn't interested in it:

    Decentralized communities are interesting and have a lot of potential, but that model also introduces its own problems and difficulties. Tildes is already attempting to do quite a few things differently to improve the quality of online communities, and I'm more interested in focusing on those goals without introducing the additional complexity of decentralization.

    However, since Tildes is open-source, someone else could certainly use it as a base for their own decentralized version.

    So I don't think code contributions for that kind of thing would be accepted.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on Mozilla lays off 70 as it waits for new products to generate revenue in ~tech

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    Hopefully our resident Mozillian isn't part of the 70, @dblohm7.

    Hopefully our resident Mozillian isn't part of the 70, @dblohm7.

    15 votes
  6. Comment on You can now ignore individual topics, which will stop showing them in listings for you in ~tildes.official

    Bauke
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    Maybe it could be handled similarly to voting data, where you delete any ignores after a certain amount of inactivity? Say you ignore a topic and it hasn't had any activity on it after 30 days,...

    Maybe it could be handled similarly to voting data, where you delete any ignores after a certain amount of inactivity? Say you ignore a topic and it hasn't had any activity on it after 30 days, then it's pretty safe to just delete that you ignored that topic right? After that long I think most people would have forgotten they ignored that topic, so if it does ever come back into view it's highly likely they won't notice. And if they do notice, they can always just ignore it again, but I think that situation would be rare enough to justify handling the data like this.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on You can now ignore individual topics, which will stop showing them in listings for you in ~tildes.official

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    Should the unfiltered view include topics that have been ignored?

    Should the unfiltered view include topics that have been ignored?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Ignore this topic test in ~test

    Bauke
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    Don't ignore this topic

    Don't ignore this topic

    4 votes
  9. Comment on You can now ignore individual topics, which will stop showing them in listings for you in ~tildes.official

    Bauke
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    Along with what other people have said in this regard, you're still responsible for your own topic regardless of whether you choose to ignore it or not. People will still see who posted the topic...

    Should users be able to ignore their own topics?

    No. You posted it, you're responsible for it.

    Along with what other people have said in this regard, you're still responsible for your own topic regardless of whether you choose to ignore it or not. People will still see who posted the topic and it's still attached to your account.

    I made a script a while ago so I could hide topics, and being able to hide my own was very nice and useful. I wasn't constantly checking whether the votes had changed every time I refreshed Tildes or how far down the sorting it had been pushed. Anyways, from my experience with this so far it has been a good thing.

    Deliberately making it so you can't ignore your own would be a weird limitation with no good benefit.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me" reharmonized by Adam Neely (ft. Kate Steinberg) in ~music

    Bauke
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    Adam Neely just now posted a companion video to this where he explains some of the choices made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifHlQ3lsULY

    Adam Neely just now posted a companion video to this where he explains some of the choices made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifHlQ3lsULY

  11. Comment on Is there any progress on tag synonyms? in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    You can see changes made to a topic in the sidebar's "Topic Log". For example this test topic where I just added the "bug" tag. In the topic log it says: "Bauke added tag 'bug' (23s ago)" A bunch...

    You can see changes made to a topic in the sidebar's "Topic Log". For example this test topic where I just added the "bug" tag. In the topic log it says: "Bauke added tag 'bug' (23s ago)"

    A bunch of things will be logged there like tag edits, title edits, when the topic was locked or removed, etc. This data gets deleted after 30 days though, so older topics won't show it.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Username search? in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    I don't know how RES does it or anything so the most it would be capable of doing is autocompleting usernames of people that are already on the page. But sure, feel free to request it if you have...

    I don't know how RES does it or anything so the most it would be capable of doing is autocompleting usernames of people that are already on the page. But sure, feel free to request it if you have any more info (as I think this is off-topic :^)).

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Username search? in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    Oohh okay. Yeah, that makes sense then.

    Oohh okay. Yeah, that makes sense then.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Username search? in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    Why do you need to find a post they commented in? You can just @ anyone and it'll mention them. (Not that a username search wouldn't be useful, I just don't think it's necessary for your scenario. :P)

    Why do you need to find a post they commented in?

    You can just @ anyone and it'll mention them.

    (Not that a username search wouldn't be useful, I just don't think it's necessary for your scenario. :P)

    2 votes
  15. Comment on An active user count in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    So after Tildes reaches an arbitrary amount of active people, this feature now becomes completely useless, after already only being useful in a very rare situation for a very limited amount of...

    So after Tildes reaches an arbitrary amount of active people, this feature now becomes completely useless, after already only being useful in a very rare situation for a very limited amount of people...

    Can you see how I'm struggling to see the benefit of this feature? And this is not even considering the technical and philosophical aspects of it.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on An active user count in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    Sure, but if it has to happen straight away, would you wait before posting until there's more people online then? If so, it doesn't really have to happen immediately does it.

    Sure, but if it has to happen straight away, would you wait before posting until there's more people online then? If so, it doesn't really have to happen immediately does it.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on An active user count in ~tildes

    Bauke
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    "Because it's very interesting" isn't enough of a compelling reason to be honest. If you wanted to post a topic, you should just do it. If there's 100 people online now and 200 later, when do you...

    "Because it's very interesting" isn't enough of a compelling reason to be honest. If you wanted to post a topic, you should just do it. If there's 100 people online now and 200 later, when do you post? After a certain amount of people are online, it doesn't matter when you post. People will see it, activity will keep it visible and that's it.

    After posting my comment I added that incentivizing is problematic:

    Quick-edit: This would also unintentionally incentivize posting when there's the highest amount of people online and that's something that doesn't mesh well with Tildes' quality goals.

    12 votes