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  1. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

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    I'd argue keeping a text file on your computer (hostile access to which would imply a breach of your computer, and therefore anything else, anyway) is incredibly more safe than using a password...

    I'd argue keeping a text file on your computer (hostile access to which would imply a breach of your computer, and therefore anything else, anyway) is incredibly more safe than using a password known to be broken.

    16 votes
  2. Comment on Suggestion: Color the names of new users differently. in ~tildes

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    That definitely would be a nice cosmetic addition! Though it'd be hard to find colours that have good contrast on all five official themes.

    That definitely would be a nice cosmetic addition! Though it'd be hard to find colours that have good contrast on all five official themes.

  3. Comment on blob in ~test

  4. Comment on Tildes should not use hard line breaks for line endings in ~tildes

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    Consider creating an issue, and manually removing single linebreaks from your text, for example with a search-and-replace like function. It is currently very annoying to read.

    Consider creating an issue, and manually removing single linebreaks from your text, for example with a search-and-replace like function. It is currently very annoying to read.

    13 votes
  5. Comment on What’s something that you wish more people would inform themselves about? in ~talk

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    Also, if you have a question/aren't sure about something but are too afraid to ask someone, this thread both has an in-depth link in the OP and already some Q&A on LGBTQ+ issues.

    Also, if you have a question/aren't sure about something but are too afraid to ask someone, this thread both has an in-depth link in the OP and already some Q&A on LGBTQ+ issues.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Melbourne Archbishop enlists LGBTI faithful as church tries to reset in ~humanities

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    That's definitely a development in the right direction, though I can see that it'll face opposition from more conservative Catholics, as the article states. Is there an overview article somewhere...

    That's definitely a development in the right direction, though I can see that it'll face opposition from more conservative Catholics, as the article states. Is there an overview article somewhere that summarizes the more progressive elements in churches?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

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    I actually ninja-edited that. Deimos replied here with Malice amounts.

    I actually ninja-edited that. Deimos replied here with Malice amounts.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on If You're Drugged And Raped, The Police May Never Know. Here's Why. in ~misc

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    It is not very aptly named considering BuzzFeed's normal content, I was kinda confused too for the first time. This comes up pretty much every time they're posted though, haha.

    It is not very aptly named considering BuzzFeed's normal content, I was kinda confused too for the first time. This comes up pretty much every time they're posted though, haha.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Governments Are Spending Billions on Software They Can Get with Freedom in ~tech

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    I am not sure whether your tone is appropriate. Regardless, a blatantly false statement does fit >Comments that don't add anything to the discussion. in my opinion. Edit: OK, it does not. Fair...

    I am not sure whether your tone is appropriate. Regardless, a blatantly false statement does fit

    >Comments that don't add anything to the discussion.

    in my opinion.
    Edit: OK, it does not. Fair point.

    I literally didn't say anything about my opinion on the comment's content, but rather on its presentation and assumed intent, and it is not exactly a charitable interpretation of my words to conclude that I labeled because of disagreement.

    I will not continue discussing this, as this thread already has too many off-topic comments.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

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    Just out of sheer interest, would you mind to share the approximate frequency of Malice labels labels in general?

    Just out of sheer interest, would you mind to share the approximate frequency of Malice labels labels in general?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Governments Are Spending Billions on Software They Can Get with Freedom in ~tech

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    Calling macOS "free" is obviously false, and therefore noise. Additionally, the comment is suspiciously worded with phrasings like "big and trustworthy company like M$", which both approves of MS...

    Calling macOS "free" is obviously false, and therefore noise. Additionally, the comment is suspiciously worded with phrasings like "big and trustworthy company like M$", which both approves of MS and name-calls them in the same sentence.
    So from my point of view the comment was deliberately written to be inflammatory, and I tagged it accordingly with Noise and Malice.


    Edit: emdash does have a point that this comment is not Noise, so I've removed my Noise label from it.


    Edit 2: Since there seem to have been some misunderstandings here:

    • I don't disagree with the point the comment makes as I understand it, that governments trust software they paid for, more than gratis software.
    • I labeled it because big parts of the comment are either factually wrong or making a point with a phrasing I found inappropriate and deliberately inflammatory.

    I did not label this because "of disagreement", but because of its assumed intent based on my view of the comment's presentation.
    Essentially I just reported that comment to Deimos (which is all what Malice does as far as I know) because I believed it to be a trolling attempt, and since he's not removed it, he probably disagrees that it's one.
    I am disappointed that people apparently jumped to conclusions about why I labeled this despite the fact that I never said anything about my opinion of the content in the first place.

    Ping @emdash

    6 votes
  12. Comment on If You're Drugged And Raped, The Police May Never Know. Here's Why. in ~misc

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    BuzzFeed News is distinct from BuzzFeed, and has often been linked here.

    BuzzFeed News is distinct from BuzzFeed, and has often been linked here.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on "Unofficial Tildes Wiki" Archive in ~tildes

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    Update: We've added easier contribution options! You can now easily create and edit pages without the need for downloading the entire repository, because we moved the contents to a GitLab Wiki...

    Update: We've added easier contribution options! You can now easily create and edit pages without the need for downloading the entire repository, because we moved the contents to a GitLab Wiki that you can edit as any normal online wiki once you've requested membership for it. More detailed instructions are here!

    All content is still collected, styled and transferred to UTW.gitlab.io after review, so you don't need (and aren't supposed to, actually :P) to browse it with GitLab's editing-focused UI. We also offer a dark theme.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on The Marketplace of Ideas — or How to Fortify Democracy in ~misc

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    This video discusses multiple current and historic threats against democracy and the "free marketplace of ideas", and answers to these from the perspective of the US and modern-day Germany. I'm...

    Or, as Rosa Luxemburg once said, "Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters". Before she was murdered for being a dissenter.

    This video discusses multiple current and historic threats against democracy and the "free marketplace of ideas", and answers to these from the perspective of the US and modern-day Germany. I'm pretty interested about what Americans think of the portrayal of efforts in their country in this video.

    Note that the CC can be slightly wonky at times.

  15. Comment on Performance on tildes.net in ~tildes

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    I don't think @Nitta implied having an API slows down websites, but rather that slow websites usually have a fast API that you could use instead.

    I don't think @Nitta implied having an API slows down websites, but rather that slow websites usually have a fast API that you could use instead.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on Tildes folks, are you learning another language or multilingual? in ~talk

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    Grew up with German, picked up English, Latin and ancient Greek later, in school. Currently in the first year of French. While Latin is dead, it's certainly been useful when trying to roughly...

    Grew up with German, picked up English, Latin and ancient Greek later, in school. Currently in the first year of French. While Latin is dead, it's certainly been useful when trying to roughly understand or learn new languages, as so many European languages are based on it.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Enderal - Forgotten Stories released on Steam (Standalone total conversion mod for Skyrim) in ~games

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    Do you mean the original Enderal or Forgotten Stories? Because I rather found the former's intro trying too hard to be disturbing. I pretty much enjoyed everything after that, though!

    Do you mean the original Enderal or Forgotten Stories? Because I rather found the former's intro trying too hard to be disturbing. I pretty much enjoyed everything after that, though!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Any D&D players on here? in ~games

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    Some things: Players obsess over the smallest details, such as a weird accent you gave a character to make it more unique, and will try to make some sense of it as if they were constructing a...

    Some things:

    • Players obsess over the smallest details, such as a weird accent you gave a character to make it more unique, and will try to make some sense of it as if they were constructing a conspiracy theory.
    • On the other hand, they'll fail to see obvious hints for puzzle solutions, so prepare more than a few blatant hints just in case.
    • At least for me, displaying a character's emotions is extremely awkward. Embrace the awkwardness and don't be afraid it might look cheesy. It probably does, but you have no spectators, so eh?
    • If you're gonna fight much, prepare some sort of map and initiative tracker. We use a paper 25mm grid with hand-made minis for the players and tokens for enemies and labeled clothespins on my DM screen for the initiative order.
    • Don't be afraid to cheat if you believe it'd enhance the game. There's a reason the players can't see your dice.
    • Prepare your areas and encounters with awareness of the player's abilities. A spooky, dark dungeon can be atmospherically and mechanically ruined by darksight.

    Also, consider using a pre-written adventure for your first campaign, we found LMoP to be pretty nice for starters.

    4 votes