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  1. Comment on Source code in ~tildes

    Michael
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    If you need or would like more help with the invite threads I'd be happy to help so that you can focus more on the site!

    If you need or would like more help with the invite threads I'd be happy to help so that you can focus more on the site!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Mod cultures - What do we want? in ~tildes

    Michael
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    There's always going to be a tension between moderators and users in a community. The important thing that reddit lacks is a good way to remove moderators who genuinely don't have the best...

    There's always going to be a tension between moderators and users in a community. The important thing that reddit lacks is a good way to remove moderators who genuinely don't have the best interest of the community in mind. That's largely because it's hard to decide (oftentimes) when that's the case. If it were a democratic process where community members could vote mods out, then the mod team would be different each week.

    In moderating my fair share of communities on reddit, it's amazing how short-lived moderator controversies often are. Users will be up in arms at the mod team for a couple days, and then a week later it's as if it never happened at all. What's also unfortunate, is that the more active a mod team is, the more likely someone's going to slip up and cause a controversy. The less active mod teams I'm on have had very few if any controversies with the moderation but are generally lower quality.

    As others have stated, each community is different and it's hard to enforce a standard for that reason. Let's not forget that moderation is strictly volunteer and at the end of the day the site can't stray to close to treating mods as employees.

    There will need to be some improvements, but I think reddit is a good place to start in terms of looking at moderation practices. It definitely needs to be improved, but generally speaking large communities are moderated to a sufficient standard.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What’s your dessert island beer? in ~talk

    Michael
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    This is pretty basic, but I'd go with Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. Lemonad-ey and refreshing

    This is pretty basic, but I'd go with Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy.

    Lemonad-ey and refreshing

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - what missing/broken things are the most "shocking"? in ~tildes.official

    Michael
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    I like the idea of separating the action into "mark read" and "clear" The current mark read button would be changed to 'clear" and replying or voting marks the comment as read, and could reduce...

    I like the idea of separating the action into "mark read" and "clear"

    The current mark read button would be changed to 'clear" and replying or voting marks the comment as read, and could reduce the opacity as a visual indicator

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - should we allow groups to have customized appearances? in ~tildes.official

    Michael
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    The solution to this isn't to throw out css altogether. Those "hacks" are a result of Reddit not building in native functionality for common features communities want. If those are added natively...

    The solution to this isn't to throw out css altogether. Those "hacks" are a result of Reddit not building in native functionality for common features communities want. If those are added natively then CSS can be purely aesthetic (as it should be) and easily diabled

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What's the best-written software (open-source or otherwise) you've used or otherwise interacted with? in ~comp

    Michael
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    I love illustrator. I used to be a Fireworks guy, but I've come to love illustrator even more. It's more soarse as far as raster image editing, but there's Photoshop for the

    I love illustrator. I used to be a Fireworks guy, but I've come to love illustrator even more. It's more soarse as far as raster image editing, but there's Photoshop for the

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Crazy Idea: Tildes will likely change as more users join, but what if there was some magical way to use the site as it was back in some point in time? in ~tildes

    Michael
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    Also, how many 10-year-old Reddit accounts are still active? Probably not many

    Also, how many 10-year-old Reddit accounts are still active? Probably not many

  8. Comment on Covers that you love much more than the originals in ~music

    Michael
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    You know that's a really good point! I had forgotten that Hendrix's version wasnt the original

    You know that's a really good point! I had forgotten that Hendrix's version wasnt the original

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Covers that you love much more than the originals in ~music

    Michael
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    Hurt by Johnny Cash is probably the GOAT cover in my opinion. Widely regarded to be the better version (Originally by Nine Inch Nails)

    Hurt by Johnny Cash is probably the GOAT cover in my opinion. Widely regarded to be the better version (Originally by Nine Inch Nails)

    18 votes
  10. Comment on What are your thoughts on underage drinking? in ~talk

    Michael
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    I guess it depends entirely on what you get out of drinking. If you're just going to parties and getting plastered to the point where you have a nasty hangover the next day, it's probably not...

    I guess it depends entirely on what you get out of drinking. If you're just going to parties and getting plastered to the point where you have a nasty hangover the next day, it's probably not worth it. I personally only really drink drink when I go to the bar with my buddies and to me it's worth it as a social thing.

    I knew a guy who stopped drinking for the most part and made a post where he calculated out all of the money he was spending on drinking. I was happy he was able to do that and respected him a lot because it's not easy saying no when your friends want to go out.

    But at the same time he was apparently pregaming with $20 six packs of beer and taking uber rides to the other side of the city so most of his money was going there.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What are your thoughts on underage drinking? in ~talk

    Michael
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    Pretty much I think that if you've graduated high school, then drinking is fine. You're not missing out on much by not drinking, but college is the time to learn your limits and learn how to...

    Pretty much I think that if you've graduated high school, then drinking is fine. You're not missing out on much by not drinking, but college is the time to learn your limits and learn how to moderate your drinking. Personally, I started drinking in college before 21 and only really drank at parties I went to. I wasn't keeping a bottle around to drink by myself or anything. By the time I turned 21, I had thrown up once and had some close calls other times to the point where I wasn't interested in drinking til I couldn't stand. When I was partying more, if I had easier access to alcohol I probably would have drank too much a lot more. My senior year I stopped partying as much and just drank at bars with my friends without overdoing it. The hangovers weren't worth it.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are your thoughts on underage drinking? in ~talk

    Michael
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    Agreed. 18 is one thing, but 13 is way too young to be drinking that much. By that point you haven't even begun to fully learn how to do anything in moderation or have any sort of responsibility...

    Agreed. 18 is one thing, but 13 is way too young to be drinking that much. By that point you haven't even begun to fully learn how to do anything in moderation or have any sort of responsibility that holds you accountable for your actions. There are studies that show that drinking at too young of an age greatly increases the risk of alcoholism later in life.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    Michael
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    I agree, but the possibility is still there. People just want to see as much information as possible. Remember the revolt when they took away the downvote count?

    I agree, but the possibility is still there. People just want to see as much information as possible. Remember the revolt when they took away the downvote count?

  14. Comment on Let's talk Podcasts. What are some that you like and why? in ~talk

    Michael
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    You have good taste! I've listened to a lot of the ones you have listed like S-Town and Serial, but I'll have to try out the rest. I'm always looking for new podcasts and can't seem to get enough!

    You have good taste! I've listened to a lot of the ones you have listed like S-Town and Serial, but I'll have to try out the rest. I'm always looking for new podcasts and can't seem to get enough!

  15. Comment on Let's talk Podcasts. What are some that you like and why? in ~talk

    Michael
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    Adam Savage has a podcast called "Still Untitled" where they frequently talk about "maker" topics, although not very much in depth.

    Adam Savage has a podcast called "Still Untitled" where they frequently talk about "maker" topics, although not very much in depth.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Let's talk Podcasts. What are some that you like and why? in ~talk

    Michael
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    My favorite podcasts: Planet Money (Economics) - I'm nowhere near an economics nerd but this podcast is so well made that they could do a story about paint drying and it would be entertaining as...

    My favorite podcasts:

    • Planet Money (Economics) - I'm nowhere near an economics nerd but this podcast is so well made that they could do a story about paint drying and it would be entertaining as hell. So much effort an thought goes into the production of this podcast that there aren't really any "misses"
    • Imporant if True - It's hard to describe what this podcast is. Three guys talk about weird technology and news stories and come up with absurd scenarios. It's one of those podcasts that you have to become invested in the hosts to really enjoy, but once you do (give it a couple episodes!) it's just like the times you're sitting around with your best buddies shooting the shit. Always entertaining, often hilarious.
    • Rocket (Tech) - It's a "This week in tech" type podcast, but so much more interesting to me because instead of it being another podcast where a bunch of dudes sit around and talk about technology, the hosts are all women that work in Tech, which gives a much more interesting perspective of the tech world.

    Well produced, high quality podcasts:

    • Radiolab (Science mostly)
    • Criminal (Crimonology)
    • Reply All (Reporters tell stories that involve tech and the internet)
    • Revisionist History (History-- Malcom Gladwell comes off as somewhat arrogant at first, but I've grown to like him)
    • Planet Money (Economics/Anything to do with money)
    • 99 Percent Invisible (Design and architecture stories)
    • Twenty Thousand Hertz (Stories about Audio and sound)
    • This American Life (Interesting stories that follow a loose theme every week)
    • The Habitat (A reporter follows an experiment that puts 6 people in a dome in Hawaii for a year to simulate a Mars mission)
    • 30 for 30 (Sports podcast with really interesting stories. This season was entirely dedicated to reporting the story about Bikram yoga and its controversial/criminal founder)
    • Heavyweight (The host who is somewhat strange and entertaining in a unique way tries to mend relationships between people. Surprisingly hilarious)
    • More Perfect (Stories behind influential supreme court cases)
    • Making Obama (The story of how Obama became president starting from the beginning of his political career)
    • Death in Ice Valley (In the 1970s in Norway the body of a mysterious woman shows up in Ice Valley. Nobody knows who she is and there are a lot of questions about the circumstances of her death)

    Casual podcasts with interesting hosts:

    • Stuff You Should Know (General interest podcast. Podcast version of reading Wikipedia but more entertaining)
    • Decoding Westworld (Breaking down each episode of Westworld)
    • Idle Thumbs (One of those "three dudes sit around and talk about games" podcasts. What I like about this one is that the hosts are actually interesting and don't revolve around cheap humor and profanity to get laughs)

    Canceled, but worth binging:

    • Undone (Interesting stories from history)
    • Mystery Show (The host solves random, unimportant mysteries like: How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal?)
    6 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    Michael
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    Honestly, It just takes a plugin like RES (for tildes) to restore a comment history page. It's not like everyone needs to write a script, it just takes one person.

    Honestly, It just takes a plugin like RES (for tildes) to restore a comment history page. It's not like everyone needs to write a script, it just takes one person.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Remember collapsed comments? in ~tildes

    Michael
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    I would say uncollapse direct parent comments all the way from the root to the new comment. That or indicate that there are new comments with the option to expand the comment tree as such and jump...

    I would say uncollapse direct parent comments all the way from the root to the new comment. That or indicate that there are new comments with the option to expand the comment tree as such and jump to the first new comments automatically

    2 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    Michael
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    That's not really an apt metaphor. It would be more accurate to say "why put locks on your door if everybody has the key?"

    That's not really an apt metaphor. It would be more accurate to say "why put locks on your door if everybody has the key?"

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Things I want in ~misc

    Michael
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    That feature is coming, but the full vision of how groups and subgroups will be handled isn't fully formed, and the infrastructure isn't there yet. btw post like this should be under ~tildes

    That feature is coming, but the full vision of how groups and subgroups will be handled isn't fully formed, and the infrastructure isn't there yet.

    btw post like this should be under ~tildes

    6 votes