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  1. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

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    A lot of the fun died for me when actual GIF files were replaced by muted videos. These days, everyone posts webm/HTML5 videos without sound, and there's no challenge to it. Trying to make 256...

    A lot of the fun died for me when actual GIF files were replaced by muted videos.

    These days, everyone posts webm/HTML5 videos without sound, and there's no challenge to it. Trying to make 256 colors look good under 5 MB (or even 2 MB in the early days) was the best part. It was that challenge that kept things interesting.

    Giving yourself all the colors in the world and unlimited file size just kills creativity.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

  3. Comment on How can a broke dude who can barely code help Tildes? in ~tildes

  4. Comment on Reddit testing a new "tip" feature. Giving real money to other users. in ~tech

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    If they make this site-wide, I hope they offer a way to turn it off. I don't want people making posts on HighQualityGifs for money. It's never been about money for me, and I don't want that...

    If they make this site-wide, I hope they offer a way to turn it off. I don't want people making posts on HighQualityGifs for money. It's never been about money for me, and I don't want that getting involved.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Amazon unveiled Key for Garage—a system that allows Amazon drivers to unlock garage doors to make secure deliveries. in ~tech

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    Well they're the most valuable public company in the world, so they have that going for them.

    Who the hell do they think they are?

    Well they're the most valuable public company in the world, so they have that going for them.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on 2019 Golden Globe Nominations in ~movies

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    Westworld season 2 was so bad that it wasn't even nominated for best drama.

    Westworld season 2 was so bad that it wasn't even nominated for best drama.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What's your favorite song cover? in ~music

  8. Comment on The Curious Animosity of Fred and Ethel Mertz in ~tv

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    Copy editing is a lost art these days.

    Copy editing is a lost art these days.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What's an album/artist that you love that you'd never expect yourself to like? in ~music

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    I used to go to every mewithoutYou show I could. They were amazing live, and I've probably seen them a dozen times. I haven't really cared much for anything they've done since Brother, Sister, but...

    I used to go to every mewithoutYou show I could. They were amazing live, and I've probably seen them a dozen times.

    I haven't really cared much for anything they've done since Brother, Sister, but I wore out those first few albums for sure. Catch For Us The Foxes is great. I'm surprised you can't get into that album if you like Brother, Sister. They're very similar.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Lots of reduced activity it seems. Just the weekend? in ~talk

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    Enter ~HighQualityGifs :)

    But I think we need a place to shit-post and blow off steam

    just make stupid inane/inside jokes that only the other people here get

    Enter ~HighQualityGifs :)

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit releases more details about the upcoming changes to Reddit Gold in ~tech

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    Basically the new Reddit motto.

    it's kind of a shitty way to treat people

    Basically the new Reddit motto.

    19 votes
  12. Comment on Reddit's u/GallowBoob here in ~talk

  13. Comment on Reddit's u/GallowBoob here in ~talk

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    Yeah and I don't love that aspect of it either. HQG wasn't always that way. But it's also very easy to become part of "the group" if you want to. All you have to do is learn to make gifs and stick...

    Yeah and I don't love that aspect of it either. HQG wasn't always that way.

    But it's also very easy to become part of "the group" if you want to. All you have to do is learn to make gifs and stick around long enough—and those people really enjoy the subreddit. So I have the outside people and "the group" on both sides, and it's impossible to please everyone. If I were to ban meta gifs, most of the regular users would be disappointed.

    My position has always been to have as few rules as possible in HQG, and just let the subreddit evolve naturally based on what people create and vote for. It's not going to please everyone, but it is a 100% user-driven subreddit with all original content, and I'm proud of that.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Reddit's u/GallowBoob here in ~talk

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    HQG has always only allowed original content, so I think there could be a place for it here eventually. In my opinion, it's not any different than people posting their original photography,...

    HQG has always only allowed original content, so I think there could be a place for it here eventually. In my opinion, it's not any different than people posting their original photography, writing, music, or any other user-created art form.

    But I didn't come here to impose HQG on Tildes or anything like that. I'm perfectly happy just to see what this site develops into before we start worrying about adding gifs. I just want somewhere else to go besides Reddit, and I've always liked /u/Deimos.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Reddit's u/GallowBoob here in ~talk

  16. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    Yeah, I think the main distinction of HQG (other than the quality) is that all gifs have to be OC. And that rule keeps a bunch of "fluff" out, because people can't just post whatever gif they...

    Yeah, I think the main distinction of HQG (other than the quality) is that all gifs have to be OC. And that rule keeps a bunch of "fluff" out, because people can't just post whatever gif they found somewhere. Posting a gif requires some level of creativity and effort on the part of the OP—similar to drawing and painting, like you said.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    Yeah, and it might not work here at all, and that's okay. This is all so new that I don't think anyone knows how it will develop yet.

    Yeah, and it might not work here at all, and that's okay. This is all so new that I don't think anyone knows how it will develop yet.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    I'm tired of meta gifs too. I've been making gifs five or six years, and only a handful are meta gifs. I like making good reaction gifs that anyone can take and use. Sorry to link back to Reddit,...

    I'm tired of meta gifs too. I've been making gifs five or six years, and only a handful are meta gifs. I like making good reaction gifs that anyone can take and use. Sorry to link back to Reddit, but most of them are on my page here: https://www.reddit.com/r/EditingAndLayout/

    HQG as it is now has evolved that way over time. We don't have many rules at all, so the content you see is just what people make and vote on. I just wanted a place where people could make whatever content they want and share it, without worrying about all the rules in places like r/gifs and r/reactiongifs.

    The meta gifs tend to beat everything else out these days, but I don't really want to add a bunch of rules to restrict what people can make and vote on. Yeah I might not always enjoy it personally, but a ton of people do, so I want to respect that as well. And I think we have a great community.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

  20. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    I think we could made a GIF page in a way where it's educational while still being entertaining, and not "fluff." It would be different than HQG is now. But I'm fine if GIFs aren't a fit for this...

    I think we could made a GIF page in a way where it's educational while still being entertaining, and not "fluff." It would be different than HQG is now. But I'm fine if GIFs aren't a fit for this site either. I didn't come over here in hopes of turning Tildes into the next Reddit. I don't have any agenda. I'm just enjoying the experience and evolution here, and we'll see where it goes.

    7 votes