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  1. Comment on Your all awesome! ;) in ~talk

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    Tanks! You too ☺

    Tanks! You too ☺

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Discussing anonymity on ~ in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    You're right about my weak sources; however, I wasn't able to find much about it. I did find this article which also covers other apps that offered full anonimity, and why they all closed. An...

    You're right about my weak sources; however, I wasn't able to find much about it. I did find this article which also covers other apps that offered full anonimity, and why they all closed.

    An excerpt:

    "When you’re faced with a space where you can say anything, for what ever reason, people go to the most taboo subjects," says Byttow, who admits he has no overarching statement yet on human nature. "They go to the things they can’t say" otherwise, he adds.

    Edit: Here's another article about it

  3. S H O U T I N G

    Can I use as many headers as I want to completely fill the page with nonsense ? What about just one single header with a lot of text in it? Will it wrap with the same amount of spacing? EDIT:...

    Can I use as many headers

    as I want to completely

    fill the page with nonsense ?

    What about just one single header with a lot of text in it? Will it wrap with the same amount of spacing?

    EDIT: Nope, just a little bit less spacing

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Discussing anonymity on ~ in ~tildes

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    For what it's worth: The idea of having randomised named on a thread-basis is exactly what Candid used to be doing. In their case, it eventually filled with trolls. Their advertisers realised that...

    For what it's worth: The idea of having randomised named on a thread-basis is exactly what Candid used to be doing. In their case, it eventually filled with trolls. Their advertisers realised that people would hate a lot, and shied away. Luckily, we don't have to rely on advertisers, but we still have the problem of people acting like trolls if they're fully anonymous.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What if we got rid of votes entirely? in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    I indeed haven't mentioned that, but the concept of unvoting other posts so only the real quality posts receive their scores might actually be what we're after. If you've upvoted a picture of a...

    I indeed haven't mentioned that, but the concept of unvoting other posts so only the real quality posts receive their scores might actually be what we're after. If you've upvoted a picture of a cat just because it's a cat ¹⁾, and a few minutes later you see actual quality content but you're out of votes, I'd like to encourage you to unvote the cat, and upvote the good content instead.

    ¹⁾ Bad example, but you get the idea

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What if we got rid of votes entirely? in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    I like your idea of a reputation scale, with some ranges of reputation, instead of a number. For the colour-blind under us, you could add a letter instead (A through F, for example). The downside...

    I like your idea of a reputation scale, with some ranges of reputation, instead of a number. For the colour-blind under us, you could add a letter instead (A through F, for example). The downside is that if there is a neutral / newbie rank, people will probably look down on those people (a bit like Stack Overflow's Reputation system). If you introduce a negative rank (for trolls, flames, etc), people might be able to just create a new account once the invitation system is gone.

    However, I disagree on making everyone's history private. For example, if I like someone's content, and I am curious to see what else they've written about a specific topic, it'd be perfect to have a page where you can see what someone has written in which group. On the other hand, it also makes people with an opinion you don't like vulnerable to bullying, where one can tag all of their posts to damage the other person's reputation.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on What if we got rid of votes entirely? in ~tildes

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    Ah yeah, good old timezones. I completely forgot about those. Server time might work, but will probably cause some annoyance as well. An option for setting local time might solve that issue, but...

    Ah yeah, good old timezones. I completely forgot about those. Server time might work, but will probably cause some annoyance as well. An option for setting local time might solve that issue, but will only add to the complexity of the server side. (Especially with those 30-minute-off zones and summertime shivers)

    I get that we don't aim to keep our users online as long as possible for marketing reasons, but I regularly find myself forgetting about this website (especially because it's currently not all that active), so having some form of a daily pattern might contribute to more active users, with more content, and a more lively discussion. I could totally get it if that's not what we're after though.

  8. Maximum width of comments on wide screens.

    When posting a comment, the width of the text seems limited. When I removed the max-width from the p and li element, it filled the box as I expected it to. (Source) To me, the second one looks...

    When posting a comment, the width of the text seems limited. When I removed the max-width from the p and li element, it filled the box as I expected it to. (Source)

    To me, the second one looks better. Some padding left and right could be added, but I certainly wouldn't use a fixed maximum width there (A percentage would be fine, I guess).

    Edit The seems seems to apply for posts as well.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on What if we got rid of votes entirely? in ~tildes

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    I was thinking about something similar yet different, but instead of making a new post I'll add it to this discussion: What if we limited the amount of votes per user per day? People will be more...

    I was thinking about something similar yet different, but instead of making a new post I'll add it to this discussion:

    What if we limited the amount of votes per user per day?

    1. People will be more careful with the amount they vote, so a silly "lol" or "first" as you described wouldn't be worth a vote, whereas a well thought-out answer would.
    2. A vote would be worth more if there are less available, as shown by the scarcity value. That way, content with a high amount of votes is most likely good content.
    3. It could stimulate the recurring pattern of users. If they receive something daily, they are more likely to keep coming back.

    There are also a drawback I can thing of:

    1. Not everyone spends the same amount of time per day on Tildes. If someone were to browse only 15 minutes, they would be quicker to hand out votes than people who would be online for a few hours.
      a. To solve this, you could implement a system where a person would get an x amount of votes every x amount of minutes of activity. However, it's against our idea of privacy to track someone's activity, and it would need an unnecessary amount of JavaScript, which slows down the webpage and doesn't work on all browsers.
      b. You could also implement a "get more votes" menu, where you can click a button to get more votes (which would be valid only for a limited amount of time), which refreshes every x hours. However, this can be a tedious process, and it will surely bug enough people, since it's not automatic. It will also attract automated processes, where someone installs a plugin to automatically increase their amount of votes. A Recaptcha-like check would fix this, but that only adds more third party libraries.
    11 votes
  10. Comment on A little thing that might form some trouble (phising) in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    I agree with you that it shouldn't fully be the website's duty to take care of such things, but in the example you've given, it's clear that the text isn't equal to the actual URL, so I (and many...

    I agree with you that it shouldn't fully be the website's duty to take care of such things, but in the example you've given, it's clear that the text isn't equal to the actual URL, so I (and many others) would much more often check the URL. If a new-comer wouldn't know about hiding URLs behind text, I think they'd much quicker tap a malicious link, because they think the blue text is the actual website. Just my idea though

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Suggestion: Find a new name for "Vote" button in ~tildes

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    I would use "sway": Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner. (related to the tilde) Win approval or support for. (related to the quality of the post) To have weight or influence. (see 2)...

    I would use "sway":

    1. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner. (related to the tilde)
    2. Win approval or support for. (related to the quality of the post)
    3. To have weight or influence. (see 2)

    Other possibilities worth thinking about:

    To indicate that a post is good:
    cool / nice / good / super / great

    To indicate that a post deserves to move up on the activity feed:
    up / rise / plus / step

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Post your setup! in ~comp

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    OS: Antergos DM: Gnome Editor: Atom or Vim Doesn't need a difficult setup, and works fine for everything I need it to do

    OS: Antergos
    DM: Gnome
    Editor: Atom or Vim

    Doesn't need a difficult setup, and works fine for everything I need it to do

    3 votes
  13. Comment on A little thing that might form some trouble (phising) in ~tildes

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    I don't know how other sites handle this issue, but I'd check that, if the message contains a URL, that domain matches the one in the actual URL. If it doesn't, maybe add a warning after clicking...

    I don't know how other sites handle this issue, but I'd check that, if the message contains a URL, that domain matches the one in the actual URL. If it doesn't, maybe add a warning after clicking it, before going to the actual webpage.

    3 votes
  14. A little thing that might form some trouble (phising)

    As can be seen in this post in ~test it is possible to secretly refer to another webpage than the one actually typed. It's not the biggest priority as of now, but it would be nice to see this...

    As can be seen in this post in ~test it is possible to secretly refer to another webpage than the one actually typed. It's not the biggest priority as of now, but it would be nice to see this fixed before Tildes will go live.

    In case the ~test post gets deleted, here's an example:
    https://innocent.site/

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    Hmm, I myself don't know of another way to anonymously transfer money, but maybe someone else does

    Hmm, I myself don't know of another way to anonymously transfer money, but maybe someone else does

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    Regarding this, I like how Ubuntu does it. For every amount of money they have a little icon that says what that amount is worth. For example, if you're about to donate $15 (the default value) you...

    Regarding this, I like how Ubuntu does it. For every amount of money they have a little icon that says what that amount is worth.

    For example, if you're about to donate $15 (the default value) you get:

    The same price as
    King Kong versus Godzilla on DVD
    $15

    Which I think is neat. It makes one realise that $15 is actually not all that much.
    Putting a notice like "Donate us a cup of coffee" makes $2 look less expensive.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

    Charlie
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    For example: in Bitcoin or any other (popular) cryptocoin

    For example: in Bitcoin or any other (popular) cryptocoin

    1 vote