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  1. Comment on It needs to become clearer what Tildes is about and how it differs from Reddit. Im part of the problem. in ~tildes

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    I'm not sure you understood the point - you're just suggesting I slap on a Band-Aid to deal with the underlying issue. It's not just the presence of the meta threads. It's the, what I consider to...

    I'm not sure you understood the point - you're just suggesting I slap on a Band-Aid to deal with the underlying issue. It's not just the presence of the meta threads. It's the, what I consider to be, pretentious and boring behaviour in them. I've been in the online community building industry for years. I have some actual expert knowledge of what I'm talking about so the criticism I levied was not just on a whim. If the idea to is to help shape the culture of the site, my contribution is as at least valid as the next person's.

    In short, no, the answer is not to unsubscribe.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What is the collective term for Tildes users? in ~tildes

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    Obviously, tildoes! :D But I've also never been known for my maturity, sooo....

    Obviously, tildoes! :D

    But I've also never been known for my maturity, sooo....

    21 votes
  3. Comment on It needs to become clearer what Tildes is about and how it differs from Reddit. Im part of the problem. in ~tildes

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    This place won't survive if there's no outlet for fun and low effort content. It would be a lot better to let it happen but contain it, I think. As soon as we get too pretentious about high effort...

    This place won't survive if there's no outlet for fun and low effort content. It would be a lot better to let it happen but contain it, I think. As soon as we get too pretentious about high effort content, we alienate all the content that keeps a site going. People join sites they see are active. Without a bit of room to play around, discussions will move slower or get dropped all together.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on It needs to become clearer what Tildes is about and how it differs from Reddit. Im part of the problem. in ~tildes

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    If you keep the community small enough you certainly can. But it comes at a cost. You piss off and alienate the people who don't perfectly conform. That's not necessarily bad for maintaining...

    If you keep the community small enough you certainly can. But it comes at a cost. You piss off and alienate the people who don't perfectly conform. That's not necessarily bad for maintaining culture, but it can damage the word-of-mouth reputation.

    I'm already considering moving on from tildes, for example. I haven't even done anything "wrong" but this discussion about it, and some of the other meta tildes threads, are annoyingly pretentious for my tastes.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on It needs to become clearer what Tildes is about and how it differs from Reddit. Im part of the problem. in ~tildes

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    I wouldn't mind the occasional, "what's your best dumb joke" type thread. I'm far too easily entertained for that to not be enjoyable. But each joke doesn't need its own thread either, as you...

    I wouldn't mind the occasional, "what's your best dumb joke" type thread. I'm far too easily entertained for that to not be enjoyable.

    But each joke doesn't need its own thread either, as you said, because then it can become spammy. I want a variety of content, but as users we should be cognizant of how we present it. A jokes thread is okay. It's akin to creating something like a sticky thread (minus the sticky) to group a high volume of similar low-effort content that people can easily browse. In that sense, we need to self-moderate before we even post to figure out how to best present the content so that it isn't spammy.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on What drama is currently going down in the world of your hobby that the rest of us probably haven't heard about? in ~hobbies

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    There's been a few recent threads on reddit makeup subs talking about dupes for her products, or other great alternatives! MakeupAddiction and MakeupAddictionCanada both have threads! And perhaps...

    There's been a few recent threads on reddit makeup subs talking about dupes for her products, or other great alternatives! MakeupAddiction and MakeupAddictionCanada both have threads! And perhaps muacjdiscussion.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What’s the oldest book you own and how did you get it? in ~books

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    Well, my dad was a big national geographic collector. We have the full collection up until about 2000. I think that's pretty cool :). I think the most interesting part is to look back at old...

    Well, my dad was a big national geographic collector. We have the full collection up until about 2000. I think that's pretty cool :).

    I think the most interesting part is to look back at old advertisements. Some are hella sexist and I find it a bit funny to see how we had such stark lines drawn in the sand about the roles women and men held.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What drama is currently going down in the world of your hobby that the rest of us probably haven't heard about? in ~hobbies

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    Kat Von D announced on instagram recently that she's not vaccinating her baby. The makeup community is fighting back pretty hard... returning recent launches, and boycotting her newest launch....

    Kat Von D announced on instagram recently that she's not vaccinating her baby. The makeup community is fighting back pretty hard... returning recent launches, and boycotting her newest launch. Youtube influencers are also publicly calling her out. You'd think her association with a white supremacist would have been what got this chick canceled, but nope, it was being an anti-vaxxer. I guess the stupid was too much for people to handle.

    "So your negative comments are not going influence my choices - actual research and educating myself will - which i am diligently doing. This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey. "

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjvkm1gHPPb/?hl=en&taken-by=thekatvond

    Riiiiiiiight. Research. Okay, girl. Go ahead and be a public health hazard.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Calling all people who have lived and/or worked in Yellowstone or other national parks in ~talk

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    I don't recreate in national parks, but I do work for them. BE A GOOD STEWARD OF THE ENVIRONMENT. Most tourists do not observe proper park etiquette when going to one and it wrecks the beauty that...

    I don't recreate in national parks, but I do work for them.

    BE A GOOD STEWARD OF THE ENVIRONMENT. Most tourists do not observe proper park etiquette when going to one and it wrecks the beauty that people travel there to see. There are going to be specific things to consider based on the park you're visiting (google it, I live in Canada so can't help with Yellowstone NP). But more generally:

    • do not disrupt the wildlife
    • clean up after yourself
    • heed signage that's posted. You're there to respect the natural environment, not flaunt it for some stupid instagram photo to impress your bros back home. That's how people, the environment, and animals get hurt.
    • Bring basic first aid
    • Bring a backup method of communication or navigation if you can, if you're wandering off the beaten path.
    • Not sure what kind of wildlife is in YNP, but make sure your food can be secured from prying noses.
    • Are ticks a problem there? You can buy special tweezers for ticks. Make sure you check yourself before those fuckers wreck yourself.
    • Sunscreen, hats, etc.
    • Don't get drunk and noisy

    ETA: found this with a simple google https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/24/yellowstone-national-park-visitors-wildlife-safety

    7 votes
  10. Comment on With meta-discussions high-quality content meaning civil disagreement, let's put it to the test: What constitutes as a sandwich? in ~food

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    It's ingredients between two pieces of bread. And only bread. A bun is not considered bread. Chicken between bun halves is not a chicken sandwich, it's a chicken hamburger ffs. That being said, I...

    It's ingredients between two pieces of bread. And only bread. A bun is not considered bread. Chicken between bun halves is not a chicken sandwich, it's a chicken hamburger ffs.

    That being said, I personally prefer buns.

    1 vote