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  1. Comment on Encouraging the young to die - The most toxic site I've ever seen in ~life

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    i'm sorry. it was the opposite experience for me, it helped me quite a bit. i hope you were able to find a place that fits you better <3

    i'm sorry. it was the opposite experience for me, it helped me quite a bit. i hope you were able to find a place that fits you better <3

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  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    i like creating little personal shell scripts for myself. there's a big back catalogue of the ones i don't use anymore and for the ones i do use, i'm slowly but surely rewriting them to be better....

    i like creating little personal shell scripts for myself. there's a big back catalogue of the ones i don't use anymore and for the ones i do use, i'm slowly but surely rewriting them to be better. read through a command line book and learned some better scripting practices. a friend is also learning bash for her own scripts as she uses some command line tools on macos for her personal projects. i shared one of my scripts with her that i use to compress tv shows and she added functionality to it! i'm very proud <3 the script still sucks as most of it was written by me but it works well enough i think and is much better than what it has been before

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  3. Comment on Encouraging the young to die - The most toxic site I've ever seen in ~life

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    do you really think there are "also a lot of places that, while not explicitly encouraging suicide, like the OP's site, they do passively encourage "wallowing" for lack of a better term"? i...

    do you really think there are "also a lot of places that, while not explicitly encouraging suicide, like the OP's site, they do passively encourage "wallowing" for lack of a better term"? i wouldn't make such an assumption unless you do know a lot of such sites/places

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  4. Comment on i'm back! in ~talk

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    well i never thought of it as my defining quality but sure :p

    well i never thought of it as my defining quality but sure :p

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  5. Comment on Encouraging the young to die - The most toxic site I've ever seen in ~life

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    any group benefits a lot from friendliness, support, solidarity, successes and mutual help. i can tell you from personal experience that no suicidal person actually wants to die, and even more so,...

    any group benefits a lot from friendliness, support, solidarity, successes and mutual help. i can tell you from personal experience that no suicidal person actually wants to die, and even more so, we hate seeing other people suffer. your assumption that being suicidal becomes normal is flat out wrong, i've never met a single suicidal person who doesn't want to get better and most jump at the opportunity to lift others up and make them feel better, if for a bit. idk maybe i was just lucky, but i'm willing to put my trust in people, especially since not every group can have their own personal mental health professional. though it's great to have those of course too

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  6. Comment on i'm back! in ~talk

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    yes i will definitely post some stuff if i stick around!

    yes i will definitely post some stuff if i stick around!

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  7. Comment on i'm back! in ~talk

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    i wonder though why use tildes when you can choose your subreddits. my home is populated by lots of trans and general queer-related subs of various sizes. i like discussing so a lot of time it's...

    i wonder though why use tildes when you can choose your subreddits. my home is populated by lots of trans and general queer-related subs of various sizes. i like discussing so a lot of time it's nice just to see an interesting post and read through it. and in between all of that i'm subscribed to lots of art subs as well so i see pretty artworks people make of things and i can share them with friends. sure, the big subreddits suck but i'm just not subscribed to them lol. and when i visit r/all i use filters so i never see the bad stuff

    sure it might be hard to find them but that's just a general problem on the internet. the good stuff is out there, but it's hard to find a connection

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  8. Comment on Encouraging the young to die - The most toxic site I've ever seen in ~life

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    from someone who has been passively suicidal for some time now, i can say that having a place where you can talk openly and freely with other suicidal people is very valuable. people who have...

    from someone who has been passively suicidal for some time now, i can say that having a place where you can talk openly and freely with other suicidal people is very valuable. people who have never been suicidal themselves and never bothered to learn about it are so often aggressive, confrontational, dismissive. you can find nice people of course but it's much easier to find them in a place full of people who get you. i haven't finished the video, i think i only watched the first 20-ish mins, but Tantacrul talks in this same impersonal way. he seems to have read the relevant literature but understanding depression on a clinical level and a personal level is different, and the latter is often lacking when you're talking with "normal people"

    not to say that that site should continue to exist, just wanted to give you my perspective on why people might gravitate to it. i used to browse r/suicidewatch on reddit and it was nice to look at other people's problems and worries and vents and see kind and encouraging and solidaric words in the replies. oftentimes that "i feel you" is necessary. and then i've bonded with a many of people over it, though it might just be that my friend group is 90% trans people, we're one sad bunch

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  9. i'm back!

    hi, i've returned to look at how the site's going after a couple of years! is it dead? there seems to be some activity here but also the site isn't being worked on, wonder how y'all are doing...

    hi, i've returned to look at how the site's going after a couple of years! is it dead? there seems to be some activity here but also the site isn't being worked on, wonder how y'all are doing here. seems to be some performance issues here as well, is it slow just for me?

    i originally left because there wasn't any activities in the topics i was interested in, but i'll browse around, see what everyone's talking about

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  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Ah, it's been a while since I've exercised regularly. I still try and do it as much as I can manage, but, being unable to go to the gym (both because of coronavirus and financial situation), it...

    Ah, it's been a while since I've exercised regularly. I still try and do it as much as I can manage, but, being unable to go to the gym (both because of coronavirus and financial situation), it still being quite cold and showy outside, ergo slippery, not having a routine that is fit to exercising outside without the equipment that I'm used to, working out has been hard.

    I'm hoping I could get back on track once the show comes off the ground, but at the same time, I fear that I might not have enough time being busy with school. I definitely wanna do more and more stretching to make my body more flexible, and, in theory, I could do that at home, but it never worked out for me, since the home atmosphere never really calls for exercise, it's the relaxing place, sleeping place, not work out place.

    I'm also looking forward to seeing how my new diet with hardly any meat will do. I realized that I relied too much on meat, chicken and eggs for protein, and I wanna get most of it from plant products. Which isn't as hard as I would've imagined! I'm still gonna have to see just how well it goes, and I have one day a week where I cook myself food with meat, and one where I cook myself food with fish. I think it's important since I'm not taking any supplements, and I don't know enough about nutrition to develop a real meatless diet, so my plan is basically to eat everything so I never miss anything, lol.

  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Happy Birthday, Tildes! Although I haven't been active for most of it, it's nice to see the site grow. I hope it will soon have a community that shares my interests more, so I can participate more...

    Happy Birthday, Tildes! Although I haven't been active for most of it, it's nice to see the site grow. I hope it will soon have a community that shares my interests more, so I can participate more often.

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  12. Comment on Can we have a dedicated ~econ group? in ~tildes

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    I think groups are and should mostly be shaped by the community. Of course, I would like Phylosophy and Linguistics not pushed together under ~humanities, as they are nothing alike, and even...

    I think groups are and should mostly be shaped by the community. Of course, I would like Phylosophy and Linguistics not pushed together under ~humanities, as they are nothing alike, and even Linguistics/Phylology. But if there aren't enough people interested in this separation, the groups just become ghost towns.

    On the other hand, we have ~tech and ~comp because the site is full of tech-minded people. And there is ~anime because there is lots of degenerates as well, apparently. Plus, we have a high percentage of trans and gay people, so ~lgbt.

    If you want ~econ to be worth adding, you should invite more people who are interested in it. Othewise, I don't see a point to that. Deimos will then decide whether he is OK with adding another group.

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  13. What are your dreams like?

    I'm not a dream person. I haven't seen one, nor do I care when someone tells me their nonsensical dreams. But I was always open to the prospect of experiencing one myself. (And yeah,...

    I'm not a dream person. I haven't seen one, nor do I care when someone tells me their nonsensical dreams. But I was always open to the prospect of experiencing one myself.

    (And yeah, IknowIactuallyseethem andIjustcantremember and blah blah blah. Shut up already! I don't know why so many people feel entitled to tell you that, but it happens every time I mention I don't see dreams. I don't care: don't remember — didn't happen.)

    The closest things to dreams I experienced are a couple of times as a kid. They seem like dreams, and I remember them vividly, but I don't trust my memories from so long ago. Plus, kids are stupid, I may've just been imagining things in bed or something.

    I also have dream-like experiences sometimes. If I wake up from my alarm but don't get up and sleep again, then I may feel like I had a dream after I wake up. I'm pretty sure those aren't actual dreams because 1. I have a habit of fantasizing about being a hero in a fantasy world, or having a perfect job, or having a GF, while lying in bed. I don't feel like it was a dream when I wake up normally; but I figure when I sleep again for another hour, my mind still thinks up fantasies, which are amplified by drowsiness. So I remember them more strongly, especially since it's only an hour or so. And as far as I know, dreams only happen in REM sleep, which takes a couple of hours to get to. 2. I had similar experiences while driving in the back and on boring lectures. Except these times I was concious for the entire duration, so I knew I was just fantasizing, but it still felt more real because I was sleepy and bored, and it was very similar to what I remeber after that bad sleep habit.

    So I'm pretty sure I don't have dreams, but I'm excited to see one, and I'm happy to talk about them. In general, of course. Nobody gives a damn what you saw in your dream, but I'm interested to know how you saw it, what helped you see it, what you felt.

    Of course I'd like to hear about lucid dreaming, it's something I wanged to experience for a long time. But also about more general dreams, or if you also don't have any, or especially if you started to see them later in life.

    So, what are your dreams like?

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  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Sorry if there's any misspellings: the keyboard I'm writing on is malfunctioning. Whatever it will end up being, I hope it will include options. So the default behavior would be 'don't show...

    Sorry if there's any misspellings: the keyboard I'm writing on is malfunctioning.

    Whatever it will end up being, I hope it will include options. So the default behavior would be 'don't show anything from this user', but you could say 'I want to see this guy's comments but not his PMs' and 'Just minimize this guy's comments (still show me his PMs), since he's just boring, but THAT guy, he's a douchebag, so hide his PMs and don't even give me the option to see his comments'. In general I think, the more options, the merrier. Of course, there should be some default modes for those who won't bother, but I certainly would.

    As for how to show blocked comments, I think it could look just like a regular comment, but by @blocked_user and it would show "You blocked comments from this user". If you want to include the "Show comment" button, it would be there instead of the Vote Label Bookmark Reply buttons. It's not eye-catching, but you wouldn't mistake it for anything else.

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  15. What is the version of Santa Claus in your country/region?

    In Russia, he's called Ded Moroz. Unlike Santa, he wears blue, doesn't ride a sleigh, nor does he abuse his workers, but uses magic to deliver the presents instead. He has a granddaughter named...

    In Russia, he's called Ded Moroz. Unlike Santa, he wears blue, doesn't ride a sleigh, nor does he abuse his workers, but uses magic to deliver the presents instead. He has a granddaughter named Snegurochka, who always comes with him to kids' celebrations. Just as the new year starts, he's ready to put the presents under the fur tree.

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  16. Comment on Let the fountain pens flow - In this coldly pixelated age, old-fashioned writing implements make a small but meaningful comeback in ~hobbies

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    Wow, I'm glad fountain pens get a spotlight in the mainstream! Although I'm not a collector, I just love writing with fountain pens. I have two, and I don't remember when I last used a regular...

    Wow, I'm glad fountain pens get a spotlight in the mainstream! Although I'm not a collector, I just love writing with fountain pens. I have two, and I don't remember when I last used a regular pen. I just hope I will make my handwriting good enough to deserve them...

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  17. What habits help your sleep the most?

    For me, it has to be getting up the moment I wake up. No matter if I wake up before the alarm, I still get up. That helps a lot with fighting oversleeping. Not only am I late, but I also feel bad...

    For me, it has to be getting up the moment I wake up. No matter if I wake up before the alarm, I still get up. That helps a lot with fighting oversleeping. Not only am I late, but I also feel bad after spending a lot of time in bed, my head often hurts. So I only figured I better spend less time sleeping than more. And it works, too!

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  18. Comment on What are some of the best recipes you've recently discovered? in ~food

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    Huh, I guess I do live in a colder climate where spices are harder to cone by. I'm sorry I went on a bit of a rabt there. I misunderstood the point of the dish. I still stand behind what I said...

    Huh, I guess I do live in a colder climate where spices are harder to cone by. I'm sorry I went on a bit of a rabt there. I misunderstood the point of the dish. I still stand behind what I said about specific spices: there is no way a Thai curry calls for just this arrangement, I still want recipes to have (optional) in them.

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  19. Comment on What are some of the best recipes you've recently discovered? in ~food

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    I think I should try frying noodles myself, that sounds intresting. That will also help with noodles sticking to each other after some time, since they'd be covered in oil/butter. Not sure whether...

    I think I should try frying noodles myself, that sounds intresting. That will also help with noodles sticking to each other after some time, since they'd be covered in oil/butter. Not sure whether adding said oil/butter to the meal would be good or bad, but it's worth a try.

    About the link you provided, you should definetely change the site you get recipes from. On mobile, I had to scroll two thirds of the way to find the recipe, going through a barrage of ads and two pop-ups. Not good.

    Anyway, does anybody actually care about the copious amounts of spices these recipes always seem to ask for? For me, that seems excessive and a little ridiculous. As if without them the dish is incomplete or lacking. I always add spices to compliment the taste of the main ingridient. A spice dominating the taste is seen by me as more an attemt to hide one's lackluster cooking than anything else.

    Even if the recipe understands that, it's always this oddly specific combination of spices with no variation accounted for. Why? There are countless ways to improve the taste, and you showing just one only serves to confuse those who don't understand this concept. The variation you can achieve with a simple dish and a small arrangement of tools is what makes cooking exiting for me. If you can, then you should. Because discovering the best arrangement of ingridients is what lead my skill to improve, not only through better understanding of ingridient's place and impact, but through practice as well.

    Now, this looks like an essay, plus on a topic miles away from what we started with. Anyway, never eaten a curry, would like to try it, but I'll probably find a better recipe first.

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  20. Comment on What are some of the best recipes you've recently discovered? in ~food

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    Speaking as someone who never liked american-style foods and dislikes excessive amounts of oils and grease coupled with hate for moist bread... That sounds awful.

    Speaking as someone who never liked american-style foods and dislikes excessive amounts of oils and grease coupled with hate for moist bread...

    That sounds awful.

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