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  1. Comment on Suggestion: Notify topic submitters on Topic Log–related changes in ~tildes

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    Interesting idea! I personally would prefer that only major changes, i.e. title changes and locking, trigger a notification: Tag changes don't actually need to be extra-visible to the author,...

    Interesting idea! I personally would prefer that only major changes, i.e. title changes and locking, trigger a notification: Tag changes don't actually need to be extra-visible to the author, because that would provide no benefit while having a considerable potential to cause unnecessary meta bickering in the thread itself, especially given how often tag updates happen.

    11 votes
  2. Comment on Hungary Is Lost in ~misc

  3. Comment on Switching from Win10 to something else: what are my options? in ~tech

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    I used Windows 8.1 for quite some time and it can be made very tolerable using utilities like Classic Shell if you dislike the Metro start screen. Though it's pretty inconsistent about where you...

    I used Windows 8.1 for quite some time and it can be made very tolerable using utilities like Classic Shell if you dislike the Metro start screen. Though it's pretty inconsistent about where you can find some items — some are in the Metro styled settings app, some in the traditional Control.exe. Just minor issues though.
    The only real problem for me was that AMD doesn't offer graphics drivers for Win8. The Win7 ones worked out of the box, but they'll probably lose updates once Win7 does. I switched through various Linux distros later, but my games VM still runs on Win8.1 and I'm happy with it.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Should submitters be able to edit their own topic titles afterwards? in ~tildes

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    That's only for comments, AFAIK. I believe all topic metadata changes are logged regardless of when they happen.

    That's only for comments, AFAIK. I believe all topic metadata changes are logged regardless of when they happen.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Should submitters be able to edit their own topic titles afterwards? in ~tildes

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    Using a solved tag is a nice idea (and has some useful implications i.e. when that's implemented filtering for topics with the tags some_topic and ask.help and solved), but I'm not sure if it's...

    Using a solved tag is a nice idea (and has some useful implications i.e. when that's implemented filtering for topics with the tags some_topic and ask.help and solved), but I'm not sure if it's commonly done considering a grand total of two topics with that tag exist
    Obviously that doesn't mean we can't start with it today.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Vim Vixen extension for Firefox breaks on Tildes in ~tildes

  7. https://tild.es/55n has some discussion about this already, and now that this feature is actually implemented, I'd be interested what your opinions on allowing users to edit their own topic titles...

    https://tild.es/55n has some discussion about this already, and now that this feature is actually implemented, I'd be interested what your opinions on allowing users to edit their own topic titles after posting are.

    My main argument is that it would allow fixing typos and providing significant updates — think adding a [Solved] marker in the title for topics related to some problem or reflecting a title update of a linked article — without having to contact other users that have permissions to do that. The topic log allows that to happen transparently already.

    15 votes
  8. Comment on Emoji keep getting more inclusive. So why is there no trans pride flag? in ~lgbt

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    Related and maybe worthy of its own topic: Mutant Standard Emoji, an ongoing attempt to build a more inclusive and competing-to-unicode emoji set.

    Related and maybe worthy of its own topic: Mutant Standard Emoji, an ongoing attempt to build a more inclusive and competing-to-unicode emoji set.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    If you like condensed fonts and have a ligature-aware terminal emulator, try Monoid; if one of these doesn't apply, give IBM Plex Mono a try. It's inspired by typewriter fonts and beyond gorgeous.

    If anyone has TrueType font recommendations for terminal emulators, I'd love to hear them.

    If you like condensed fonts and have a ligature-aware terminal emulator, try Monoid; if one of these doesn't apply, give IBM Plex Mono a try. It's inspired by typewriter fonts and beyond gorgeous.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Weird bug. CSS messes up, even after page reload. in ~tildes

  11. Comment on I have to reload my inbox in order to vote on messages in it in ~tildes

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    Works from the inbox too.

    Works from the inbox too.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on I have to reload my inbox in order to vote on messages in it in ~tildes

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    Can't reproduce with a new comment on a topic, the vote is registered directly. You can comment here and I'll try with a comment reply.

    Can't reproduce with a new comment on a topic, the vote is registered directly. You can comment here and I'll try with a comment reply.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Let's talk about titles in ~tildes

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    I think you might be slipping down a slope there, but you're entitled to your opinion, obviously. I don't think changing the displayed title here (only here, in fact, you can still read it on the...

    I think you might be slipping down a slope there, but you're entitled to your opinion, obviously. I don't think changing the displayed title here (only here, in fact, you can still read it on the linked page) is really "misrepresenting" anything in any meaningful manner, though.

    16 votes
  14. Comment on Does Embedly work with Mastodon? A treatise in ~test

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    Doesn't turn the the toot into a quote embed like twitter-linking topics do, sadly.

    Doesn't turn the the toot into a quote embed like twitter-linking topics do, sadly.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Summit leak reveals EU rift on climate change in ~enviro

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    That is concerning, to say the least. I would've expected better from the former "Climate world champion". While I'm not sure as how binding/important the agreement in question is it does show our...

    That is concerning, to say the least. I would've expected better from the former "Climate world champion".

    While I'm not sure as how binding/important the agreement in question is it does show our current government's stance, that being not being interested in actually solving or even engaging the crisis. Hopefully they either change their minds (doubt it) or get overruled by the group around France/Benelux et al.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2019 on the internet in ~misc

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    The official "Never gonna give you up" Video hasn't been available in Germany for many years (in fact, as long as I can remember) due to disputes between YouTube and the licensing agency here,...

    The official "Never gonna give you up" Video hasn't been available in Germany for many years (in fact, as long as I can remember) due to disputes between YouTube and the licensing agency here, called GEMA.

    Don't know if they'll ever settle their differences, until then there's a sizable amount of non-blocked versions on YouTube as well.

    1 vote