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  1. Comment on Feature request: Use "/t/" in alternative to "~" in the url of a tilde. in ~tildes

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    For completeness, /t/base36 topic ID can be for topics and /c/base36 comment ID for comments.

    For completeness, /t/base36 topic ID can be for topics and /c/base36 comment ID for comments.

    3 votes
  2. I suggest that if a user other than the topic submitter makes a change to the topic that is reflected in the Topic Log (e.g., tag/title/group change), then the topic submitter receives a...

    I suggest that if a user other than the topic submitter makes a change to the topic that is reflected in the Topic Log (e.g., tag/title/group change), then the topic submitter receives a notification.

    This may or may not apply to topic deletion and/or topic locking—to be discussed.

    19 votes
  3. Comment on Discovering Tildes through Reddit could use some help in ~tildes

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    Maybe just adding a button widget (or whatever it is called in that redesigh) with More Info leading to https://old.reddit.com/r/tildes/new/ would be more than sufficient. What a familiar feeling!

    Maybe just adding a button widget (or whatever it is called in that redesigh) with More Info leading to https://old.reddit.com/r/tildes/new/ would be more than sufficient.


    I am completely disenchanted with reddit as a whole

    What a familiar feeling!

    3 votes
  4. Comment on How is Tildes doing? in ~tildes

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    Blinders let one see just one narrow way with small slack at best. I think the words you cite did not apply to anyone not willing to discuss everything, but to those bigoted on a single view. Note...

    Blinders let one see just one narrow way with small slack at best. I think the words you cite did not apply to anyone not willing to discuss everything, but to those bigoted on a single view. Note that it is about a narrow discussion, and not about a narrowed one.

    Also, rejecting fascism is not like wearing blinders but like not willing to jump off a cliff. Fortunately, expressing pro-fascist views would be hate speech and thus forbidden on Tildes.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Do not bump topics from offtopic comments? in ~tildes

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    It seems not that uncommon that there is a substantial comment thread which is off-topic for the topic in which it occurs. I suggest there should be an option to move such a thread to a topic of...

    It seems not that uncommon that there is a substantial comment thread which is off-topic for the topic in which it occurs.

    I suggest there should be an option to move such a thread to a topic of its own (even in another group). (Such an option exists in some old-style forums.)

    After such a move, a note that the thread has been moved along with the link to the moved thread could appear in the original thread location.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on How is Tildes doing? in ~tildes

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    As Stanisław Jerzy Lec said, “Those who put blinders on their eyes should remember that the set also includes a bridle and a whip.”

    As Stanisław Jerzy Lec said,

    “Those who put blinders on their eyes should remember that the set also includes a bridle and a whip.”

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

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    By trust people, but punish abusers, I support this. I also support that if the submitter changes the topic title in the first five minutes, then it is not shown in the topic log.

    By trust people, but punish abusers, I support this.

    I also support that if the submitter changes the topic title in the first five minutes, then it is not shown in the topic log.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Twitter test post in ~test

  9. Comment on Welcome To The Prude Internet: No More Sex Talk Allowed in ~misc

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    I cannot say it better than Mike Masnick:

    I cannot say it better than Mike Masnick:

    And while some may argue "good riddance," that is both silly and closed-minded… The internet loses much of its usefulness when it's judged on the standards of the most prude and most uptight. And, tragically, that's where we're increasingly heading.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2019 on the internet in ~misc

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    No, it is not; indeed, a few CSS tags (inter alia @font-face IIRC) are not allowed in Reddit custom CSS. However, if compared with Abridged Style SheetsSettings (ASS) offered by the Reddit...

    No, it is not; indeed, a few CSS tags (inter alia @font-face IIRC) are not allowed in Reddit custom CSS.

    However, if compared with Abridged Style SheetsSettings (ASS) offered by the Reddit redesigh, it looks unrestricted.

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

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    This is one of the best arguments I have ever seen for unrestricted CSS in social media.

    This is one of the best arguments I have ever seen for unrestricted CSS in social media.

    13 votes
  12. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2019 on the internet in ~misc

  13. Comment on Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas. in ~tech

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    As has been already noted here, what Mark Zuckerberg offers would not harm Facebook. He often mentions “regulation” or “legislation.” In his discussion of data protection, he acknowledges the need...

    As has been already noted here, what Mark Zuckerberg offers would not harm Facebook.

    He often mentions “regulation” or “legislation.” In his discussion of data protection, he acknowledges the need for a global standard (since the Internet is global). Should I understand that he supports a global approach in other three areas?

    Now to the four points he makes.

    4. Portability.

    If you share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another.

    ... and completely remove it from the former, I would add. Otherwise, I more or less concur here.

    3. Privacy. I agree it would make sense for websited to have to inform the users everywhere as to what is collected and how it is used. However, what I see more often than not (I am in the EU) is something like “GDPR: our site collects this and this; you have two options: Agree and Leave.”

    2. Election integrity. Again, I more or less concur, though I must admit I might overlook pitfalls here.

    1. Harmful content.

    Internet companies should be accountable for enforcing standards on harmful content.

    we need a more standardized approach

    One idea is for third-party bodies to set standards governing the distribution of harmful content and to measure companies against those standards. Regulation could set baselines for what’s prohibited and require companies to build systems for keeping harmful content to a bare minimum.

    What I see here is very similar to the infamous Article 13. Content filters, which only big players will be able to afford.

    No. FUCK NO.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on 10,000 Tilders! in ~tildes

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    So here is a statistical question given that (in theory) not everyone subscribes to ~tildes.official: when did Tildes reach 10K users (excluding banned/deactivated/etc.)? ~tildes.official reached...

    So here is a statistical question given that (in theory) not everyone subscribes to ~tildes.official: when did Tildes reach 10K users (excluding banned/deactivated/etc.)? ~tildes.official reached 10K at least an hour ago (the proof can be found in ~test) but maybe you can get the exact timestamp from the database.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on User bios added: you can write a short bio that will be visible on your user page in ~tildes.official

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    A.S. Thanks a lot! Maybe the sidebar is “cramped” if a user views his/her own user page, or when an admin views a user page. But when I (an ordinary user) view the user page of another user, I...

    A.S. Thanks a lot!

    Maybe the sidebar is “cramped” if a user views his/her own user page, or when an admin views a user page. But when I (an ordinary user) view the user page of another user, I only see two things on the sidebar: that user's registration date and a “Send a private message” button. Thus, the user's bio would naturally fit there unless more other stuff to be visible in the general context is planned.

    As for the mobile version, Bio can be added as another element to All activity – Topics – Comments (but this may clash if other stuff is planned there).

    8 votes
  16. Comment on Group suggestion: ~socialmedia in ~tildes

    MetArtScroll Link Parent
    Definitely, some numbers is better than no numbers at all. Whether, which, and to whom (built-in) statistical tools should be available is another interesting question.

    Definitely, some numbers is better than no numbers at all. Whether, which, and to whom (built-in) statistical tools should be available is another interesting question.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Group suggestion: ~socialmedia in ~tildes