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  1. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - banning for bad-faith/trolling behavior in ~tildes.official

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    The server we played on did have those steps as well as the ability to submit an appeal for a ban as well. The only people that went through that process continued to do so repeatedly.

    The server we played on did have those steps as well as the ability to submit an appeal for a ban as well.

    The only people that went through that process continued to do so repeatedly.

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  2. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - banning for bad-faith/trolling behavior in ~tildes.official

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    Some friends and I were playing on some minecraft servers a long time ago where some people would purposefully ruin the fun for everyone on the server by 'gaming' the rules that were set in place....

    Some friends and I were playing on some minecraft servers a long time ago where some people would purposefully ruin the fun for everyone on the server by 'gaming' the rules that were set in place. Most people were open to allow a temporary ban and see if those people would learn their lesson and play along once their ban resolved.

    Once they were able to get back on, they would play according to the rules for a little while until they eventually fell into the same behaviour that got them banned. This happened in a cyclic manner that resulted in multiple temporary bans and took up a lot of the admin's time.

    My friends and I had many discussions about this, and we came to the conclusion that it would be best to simply hard-ban any bad actors. It also sets a precedent for anyone else that might do the same things. If you don't want to play by the rules, then don't be surprised when no one wants to play with you.

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  3. Comment on I for one... in ~talk

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    It's sad that we have to brace ourselves for abrasiveness when we post our thoughts. I hope that tildes continues to provide an environment where that type of preempting isn't necessary!

    It's sad that we have to brace ourselves for abrasiveness when we post our thoughts. I hope that tildes continues to provide an environment where that type of preempting isn't necessary!

    8 votes
  4. Comment on I for one... in ~talk

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    It seems like both versions are acceptable. I checked a few different sites and there doesn't seem to be an established 'correct' way to place the commas. The funny thing is that I can imagine...

    It seems like both versions are acceptable. I checked a few different sites and there doesn't seem to be an established 'correct' way to place the commas.
    The funny thing is that I can imagine hearing someone say them both ways and it still gets the point across.

  5. I for one...

    A long time ago I had noticed a trend developing on reddit where people were starting to preface their comments with: "I for one". It's pretty insignificant, which is why I never made a post about...

    A long time ago I had noticed a trend developing on reddit where people were starting to preface their comments with: "I for one". It's pretty insignificant, which is why I never made a post about it at the time. Since then, its use seems to have spread significantly on the site and I've seen it a bit here as well.

    It makes sense to use the phrase when talking about or quoting another person to help separate their opinions from your own. The weird thing is many people now seem to use it when its not ambiguous that the comment is their own opinion. I was under the assumption that the default position should be that the comment is the opinion of the person that posted it.

    For example:

    "I for one, prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate."

    Is the same as:

    "I prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate."

    There's nothing wrong with using the phrase, it just reads like someone trying to pad out an essay for school.

    Have you noticed people using the phrase on other sites? Is it a phenomenon more specific to reddit?
    Do you use the phrase yourself? If you do, what is your thought process when typing it out?

    14 votes
  6. Comment on Sense of Humor in ~tildes

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    That's because you can go to pretty much any other site online to get that type of content, but there's very few places to go for decent discussion. The lack of memes, jokes, images, fluff, etc is...

    That's because you can go to pretty much any other site online to get that type of content, but there's very few places to go for decent discussion. The lack of memes, jokes, images, fluff, etc is one of the things I enjoy most about Tildes so far.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Are noise tags turning into a de facto downvote? in ~tildes

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    I think that the 'troll' tag would be appropriate if you earnestly believe that the person is not posting in good faith. At that point they are just trying to get a rise out people, which was the...

    I think that the 'troll' tag would be appropriate if you earnestly believe that the person is not posting in good faith. At that point they are just trying to get a rise out people, which was the original definition for 'troll' (on the internet).

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Are noise tags turning into a de facto downvote? in ~tildes

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    I was under the impression that tildes is trying to have the community refute those lies rather than just 'downvoting' and have people expect that downvoted comments are wrong. That's one of the...

    I'm not sure what the most appropriate tag would be for blatantly lying about the one side not being based on peer reviewed research, but 'noise' makes some sense there.

    I was under the impression that tildes is trying to have the community refute those lies rather than just 'downvoting' and have people expect that downvoted comments are wrong. That's one of the appealing aspects of the site for me. Pointing at a comment and saying "That's not true!" doesn't have nearly the impact that a reasoned and well-researched rebuttal does. It also has the propensity to sway the views of others that read the exchange.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Feature request: Title editing in ~tildes

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    Apart from implementing a time-based window for title edits, a Levenshtein distance algorithm could be used to make sure that the edits made aren't too major. The weight would have to be played...

    Apart from implementing a time-based window for title edits, a Levenshtein distance algorithm could be used to make sure that the edits made aren't too major. The weight would have to be played with to be sure that simple edits could be made while preventing the bait-and-switch title edits.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on We're starting to see a lot of repeat questions, so let me make an introduction to Tildes post for everyone just arriving in ~tildes

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    This raises an interesting question for the site as well: How should repeat topics be handled? I like that topics are sorted by activity on the main page. Ideally, it means if many people want to...

    This raises an interesting question for the site as well: How should repeat topics be handled?

    I like that topics are sorted by activity on the main page. Ideally, it means if many people want to talk about something around the same time, then the conversation would naturally funnel into same topic.
    But for topics that don't get much traffic or traction, what could feasibly be done to prevent lots of the same types of topics from being created without any further development or discussion?

    4 votes