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  1. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    That's mostly just a general approach to data retention for Tildes. As much as possible, I'm trying to only keep "incidental" data for 30 days, and only keep data permanently when it's something...

    That's mostly just a general approach to data retention for Tildes. As much as possible, I'm trying to only keep "incidental" data for 30 days, and only keep data permanently when it's something the user does more consciously and deliberately. For example, if you use the Bookmark function on a topic or comment, that's kept forever.

    As I mentioned in another comment, it's planned for you to be able to specify a time frame for marking/collapsing comments in a particular thread, so that should cover the cases where an old visit has been deleted but you still want similar behavior.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Disco Elysium - Hardcore mode and ultrawide support now available in ~games

  3. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    Not currently - adding a statistics page of some sort is planned: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/229 In general, the site's usually had about 1100 active logged-in users for the last few...

    Not currently - adding a statistics page of some sort is planned: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/229

    In general, the site's usually had about 1100 active logged-in users for the last few months, with about 500 different users posting.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Housemarque's 25th anniversary is this year, and they've put all other projects on hold to focus on finishing an unannounced game they've been working on for 3 years in ~games

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    Nex Machina was one of my favorite games from the last few years, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what Housemarque is going to come out with next. I wasn't particularly interested in...

    Nex Machina was one of my favorite games from the last few years, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what Housemarque is going to come out with next. I wasn't particularly interested in Stormdivers, so it being put on hold isn't much of a disappointment for me.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility - A student guide for navigating ethical issues in the tech industry in ~tech

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    The guide is only officially available in PDF form, but Ethan Marcotte has put an HTML version up on his site.

    The guide is only officially available in PDF form, but Ethan Marcotte has put an HTML version up on his site.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    It's not needed, but I think it's nice to have some kind of information about how active groups are, and this isn't a secret. You can just go into the group and take a quick glance to have a...

    It's not needed, but I think it's nice to have some kind of information about how active groups are, and this isn't a secret. You can just go into the group and take a quick glance to have a pretty good idea of how many topics/comments are being posted. If people post in the wrong groups their post can be moved, which already happens occasionally now.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    Yes, that's how it works right now. If you don't visit a topic for 30 days, there's no longer any record of when you visited, so it will be treated the same as a first visit. It's based on the...

    Yes, that's how it works right now. If you don't visit a topic for 30 days, there's no longer any record of when you visited, so it will be treated the same as a first visit. It's based on the visit time though, not the age of the post, so it's only when you haven't gone back to the topic for at least 30 days.

    There's a feature in progress that will allow you to change the highlighting threshold to whatever you want while you're viewing the page, so you can just choose something like "mark comments newer than 3 days" without needing to have visited at that time.

    And yes, it's based on the time the comments are posted, not edited.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Hades - The Long Winter Update trailer in ~games

  9. Comment on Tencent announces offer to acquire full ownership of Funcom in ~games

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    They do already own some of Discord, though I don't think the exact amount has ever been stated publicly. Tencent was one of the investors in the $150 million funding round in December 2018. This...

    They do already own some of Discord, though I don't think the exact amount has ever been stated publicly. Tencent was one of the investors in the $150 million funding round in December 2018.

    This purchase offer for Funcom values the company at about $150 million, so that's a pretty big purchase but still only a small fraction of the valuations for some of the larger ones like Discord ($2.05 billion as of that last round).

    6 votes
  10. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    Yes, I want to make that change soon. My plan is to get rid of the subscriber count (I think it's almost meaningless) and replace it with counts for how many topics and comments are generally...

    Yes, I want to make that change soon. My plan is to get rid of the subscriber count (I think it's almost meaningless) and replace it with counts for how many topics and comments are generally posted in that group per day.

    I'll probably do this by averaging out the previous week, instead of just the last 24 hours. That will probably be a better representation and won't fluctuate as much because of things like the slower activity over weekends.

    13 votes
  11. Comment on Hades - The Long Winter Update trailer in ~games

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    Yeah, I just started playing Hades last week, and I'm really impressed by it already. I think it's not getting a ton of attention yet between the original Epic Store exclusivity period and still...

    Yeah, I just started playing Hades last week, and I'm really impressed by it already. I think it's not getting a ton of attention yet between the original Epic Store exclusivity period and still being in Early Access, but it's already a really good game. The level of polish and the production values of every aspect are really high (as you'd expect with a Supergiant game), and I think it might be the roguelite game with the highest overall quality so far.

    Hopefully it'll get a lot of exposure when it releases out of Early Access, it definitely deserves it.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    Another minor feature you may not have noticed that helps with that is that on every comments page, there's a link in the sidebar below "Last comment posted" that you can click to jump straight to...

    Another minor feature you may not have noticed that helps with that is that on every comments page, there's a link in the sidebar below "Last comment posted" that you can click to jump straight to the newest comment.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    I haven't decided about that idea still, but I think I'm unlikely to add it. I'm generally trying to stay away from features that make people feel like they need to check in constantly because of...

    I haven't decided about that idea still, but I think I'm unlikely to add it. I'm generally trying to stay away from features that make people feel like they need to check in constantly because of time pressure, and I think an active user count goes in the opposite direction.

    11 votes