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  1. Comment on What common wisdom/advice do you disagree with? in ~talk

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    "Don't talk to strangers" is simplified, and likely harmful, given talking to strangers is kinda what being social is and is usually a requirement to making friends. "Don't talk to strangers if...

    "Don't talk to strangers" is simplified, and likely harmful, given talking to strangers is kinda what being social is and is usually a requirement to making friends. "Don't talk to strangers if they're offering you something suspicious or are busy with their own lives" seems better. Maybe just simplify to "people older than you" or "adults" given this is largely aimed at children.

    Edit: I basically realized this thanks to one of these showerthoughts.

    Edit 2: On a related (and personal) note, my mom said that when I was younger (preschool?), (IIRC) she said I ignored a lot of people that came up to me apparently.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on Not every Trump voter is racist or misled. There’s a rational Trump voter too in ~misc

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    I agree, but I'm gonna be honest, isn't leftism (at least the socially progressive and democratic, which are often rehabilitative and nurture oriented variants of leftism) almost entirely based on...

    Democrats need to realize that for many people their empathy is outweighed by their survival instincts. So much of the “left” leaning discourse is about doing what’s right for the planet, for immigrants, and for people of color.

    I agree, but I'm gonna be honest, isn't leftism (at least the socially progressive and democratic, which are often rehabilitative and nurture oriented variants of leftism) almost entirely based on helping worse off people and making life easier, fairer and cushier? The most realistic thing I can imagine Democrats doing to emphasize "survival" is embracing class antagonism/division which would/does probably fly with progressives, but probably doesn't go much further.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Are black people more homophobic than white people? Crunching the numbers on Black people's views of gay people in ~lgbt

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    Admittedly this is probably a given in any left-of-center space but I feel that if "black homophobia" isn't something used rhetorically by right-wingers like "black crime" (and thus be heard and...

    Admittedly this is probably a given in any left-of-center space but I feel that if "black homophobia" isn't something used rhetorically by right-wingers like "black crime" (and thus be heard and critiqued regularly by the left-of-center) and statistics can be misinterpreted that way (see the bottom chart here) I feel it's worth taking a look at.

    Related (and more detailed) article by think progress

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What is/are your favorite quote/s? in ~talk

    Kuromantis
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    I remembered a few more which might be worth a mention as their own comment:

    I remembered a few more which might be worth a mention as their own comment:

    "Social media has made everyone want to be a quote-maker."

    -@goodbetterbestbested

    "Bigotry is intersectional."

    -Innuendo Studios (though unsure if paraphrasing)

    "Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on."

    -Sinclair Lewis

    “The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.”

    -Adolf Hitler

    4 votes
  5. How do you think software services should be monetized?

    A year ago, I asked if people would pay for social media platforms and search engines if they could guarantee no data collection and no ads (although in hindsight, I wanted to ask people for...

    A year ago, I asked if people would pay for social media platforms and search engines if they could guarantee no data collection and no ads (although in hindsight, I wanted to ask people for basically all software services) and people overwhelmingly said no. Given how Facebook is dealing with the election and YouTube has taken control of monetization for the sake of more advertisements, I wonder what do people think is the right way for software makers to make money.

    18 votes
  6. Comment on IMO the text used for formatting/markdown shouldn't count towards the character limit in user bios in ~tildes

    Kuromantis
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    (I'm not gonna answer the rest of your comment because I feel I might repeat myself.) Personally I feel @Emerald_Knight's idea of a separate limit for formatting characters alongside the normal...

    (I'm not gonna answer the rest of your comment because I feel I might repeat myself.)

    We could always consider doing something separate too.

    Personally I feel @Emerald_Knight's idea of a separate limit for formatting characters alongside the normal limit is a good idea, mainly because it satisfies my wish of formatting characters being treated separately. (And that just letting formatting characters go up to infinity is pretty abusable.)

    What do you think of that? If you like that or find it OK, what do you think the limits should be? I say 1500 characters for visible text and markdown text seems like a good bet.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on IMO the text used for formatting/markdown shouldn't count towards the character limit in user bios in ~tildes

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    After reading @rish's comment, adding some things I like (the 2 that come to mind are quotes and music) is definitely something I would do. That being said, I wasn't really thinking about adding...

    After reading @rish's comment, adding some things I like (the 2 that come to mind are quotes and music) is definitely something I would do.

    That being said, I wasn't really thinking about adding anything when I made the post, just not needing to "crunch" my markdown so my bio can fit under the 2000 character limit, even though the actual text you will be reading is almost unchanged.

    Using my table as an example

    Preformatted text, shortened

    |Q|A|
    |:-|-:|
    |Age?|15.|
    |Sex/Gender?|<small>~~I wish, Am I Rig-~~</small> Male.|
    |Gender & Sexual identity/orientation?|Cis-het. Use male pronouns.|
    |Vaguely lives in?|[São Paulo City](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Paulo), [São Paulo State](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Paulo_(state)), Brazil.|
    |Metaphorical profile pic?|[This, for now.](https://i.redd.it/c56kk2509tm41.jpg)|
    |Anything else that's particularly important?|I'm bilingual ([explanation](https://tildes.net/~talk/irj/tilditors_fluent_in_1_language_how_did_you_get_there#comment-43oo)) and also lightly autistic/have aspergers. I also don't have & never had much socially.|
    
    

    Preformatted text, not shortened

    | Q | A |
    |:----|----:|
    | Age? | 15. |
    | Sex/Gender? | <small><small><small> ~~I wish, amirit-~~ </small></small></small> Male. |
    | Gender and Sexual identity/orientation? | Cis-het. Use male pronouns. |
    | Vaguely lives in? | [São Paulo City](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Paulo), [São Paulo State](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Paulo_(state)), Brazil. |
    | Metaphorical profile pic? | [This, for now.](https://i.redd.it/c56kk2509tm41.jpg) |
    | Anything else that's particularly important? | I'm bilingual ([explanation](https://tildes.net/~talk/irj/tilditors_fluent_in_1_language_how_did_you_get_there#comment-43oo)) and also lightly autistic/have aspergers. I also don't have & never had much socially. |
    
    
    

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    Q A
    Age? 15.
    Sex/Gender? I wish, Am I Rig- Male.
    Gender & Sexual identity/orientation? Cis-het. Use male pronouns.
    Vaguely lives in? São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil.
    Metaphorical profile pic? This, for now.
    Anything else that's particularly important? I'm bilingual (explanation) and also lightly autistic/have aspergers. I also don't have & never had much socially.

    Formatted text, not shortened

    Q A
    Age? 15.
    Sex/Gender? I wish, amirit- Male.
    Gender and Sexual identity/orientation? Cis-het. Use male pronouns.
    Vaguely lives in? São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil.
    Metaphorical profile pic? This, for now.
    Anything else that's particularly important? I'm bilingual (explanation) and also lightly autistic/have aspergers. I also don't have & never had much socially.
    2 votes
  8. IMO the text used for formatting/markdown shouldn't count towards the character limit in user bios

    I made a new bio recently and here been tweaking it for a while and hit the 2000 character cap and messed with some of the formatting and wording for it to fit in. Thing is, you don't read...

    I made a new bio recently and here been tweaking it for a while and hit the 2000 character cap and messed with some of the formatting and wording for it to fit in.

    Thing is, you don't read markdown formatting. My bio has quite a bit of formatting and the text with the formatting is ~1960 characters, but the text you read is only ~885 characters (according to word counter), or less than half that. I feel like that's not how it should work.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Does shaving make your hair thicker? in ~science

    Kuromantis
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    Answer No. The reason people think so is likely because: They begin shaving because their hair gets thicker, and think it's the other way around. The hair is cut at it's thickest point, so you...
    Answer No. The reason people think so is likely because:

    They begin shaving because their hair gets thicker, and think it's the other way around.

    The hair is cut at it's thickest point, so you feel the part of the base that wasn't cut off instead of the top of the hair, which smoothly gets thinner.

    Bald people don't shave all the time.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on From your head to your... ass-crack. The truth about hair (Compilation) in ~science