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  1. Comment on Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist in ~science

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    There's too much to do to get more than 8 hours. I wish I could sleep more.

    There's too much to do to get more than 8 hours. I wish I could sleep more.

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  2. Comment on So apparently there's an ongoing controversy about Battlefield V allowing you to play as a female character. in ~games

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    I recall seeing one of the devs claiming that yeah. Thanks to all the websites essentially reposting the same title over and over again it's probably been buried.

    I recall seeing one of the devs claiming that yeah. Thanks to all the websites essentially reposting the same title over and over again it's probably been buried.

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  3. Comment on So apparently there's an ongoing controversy about Battlefield V allowing you to play as a female character. in ~games

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    The controversy isn't only about the women though. In fact most I've spoken to don't really care about that. What they do care about is the ridiculous face paint, katanas, prosthetic hand solider,...

    The controversy isn't only about the women though. In fact most I've spoken to don't really care about that. What they do care about is the ridiculous face paint, katanas, prosthetic hand solider, etc...All of those have no business being in a game they claimed as being "historical accurate". It's pretty obvious all that junk is for the multiplayer that will bring them the big bucks.

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  4. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - starting some moderation in ~tildes.official

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    Depends in what sense you mean. If it's something like then sure. Once user's starts taking things too personally threads start to end up being an endless argument. The majority of the issues...

    would you like to see a bit stricter moderation to try to set the bar a bit higher to start?

    Depends in what sense you mean. If it's something like

    Calm down or X

    then sure. Once user's starts taking things too personally threads start to end up being an endless argument. The majority of the issues don't stem from the topic but from us the users.

    How aggressively should I move topics if I think they don't fit?

    If it doesn't fit move it I say. That's the whole point of the different categories right? Just make it so we can easily find it once it has been moved. If a topic suddenly vanishes and you aren't subscribed to wherever it was moved...you won't see it again.

    Do you think we need some sort of global log to list topics that are removed?

    Absolutely. Makes ~ more transparent.

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  5. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    That doesn't mean they can't experience hardships. Everyone period experiences hardships. It's not a contest of who suffers more. The suffering of someone else doesn't invalidate the suffering of...

    But when you're a straight, white male, you almost never experience hardships because of those identities.

    That doesn't mean they can't experience hardships. Everyone period experiences hardships. It's not a contest of who suffers more. The suffering of someone else doesn't invalidate the suffering of others. I really don't like this mindset.

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  6. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    That applies to everything and not just groups of people though. I'm not subscribed to ~Sports and if ~Talk were to suddenly get a bunch of topics about Sports I'd have the same issue. Don't...

    "I don't want to see topics about X group of people and you shouldn't post about X group,"

    That applies to everything and not just groups of people though. I'm not subscribed to ~Sports and if ~Talk were to suddenly get a bunch of topics about Sports I'd have the same issue. Don't assume the worst of people.

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  7. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    I can understand Vekieh's point. A lot of alternatives ended up being visited by the same Reddit mods who quickly rounded up the same Subreddits they already owned. Making the change in community...

    I can understand Vekieh's point. A lot of alternatives ended up being visited by the same Reddit mods who quickly rounded up the same Subreddits they already owned. Making the change in community pointless to some people. Of course ~ isn't exactly going to work that way so @Vakieh I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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  8. Comment on Are any of your political or social views exhausting to defend? in ~talk

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    I generally don't discuss politics with people but the few times I did it does get a bit exhausting. The problem I have with discussing it is people have trouble discussing it objectively. They...

    I generally don't discuss politics with people but the few times I did it does get a bit exhausting. The problem I have with discussing it is people have trouble discussing it objectively. They get overly emotional which just leads to shouting matches and name calling. The moment that happens I stop the conversation and move on.

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  9. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    If you want more "diverse" and "minority" views you can't only limit it woman and sexual orientation. You'll have to also advocate for a more diverse political spectrum too then right? As of now...

    If you want more "diverse" and "minority" views you can't only limit it woman and sexual orientation. You'll have to also advocate for a more diverse political spectrum too then right? As of now the majority of ~ is Left-Leaning. So logically we should also try to welcome and recruit more Centrists and Right leaning folks too right?

    so that we don't fall into the same straight white middle class male echo chamber trap.

    I hate echo chambers too but you shouldn't discriminate people based solely off their skin color. Just because someone is heterosexual and white doesn't make them any less valuable of a user than a minority. Reddit's echo chamber issue doesn't only stem from the issues you've mentioned.

    Since ~lgbt exists, intolerant users can now point to that tilde and say, "No, you over belong there, get out of our space."

    I was in that thread you're referring to and nobody said anything remotely like that. All some users said was topics pertaining to LGBT belongs on LGBT, as do topics of tech belong to tech. Obviously there are some exceptions to this and once the voting mechanics get tweaked a bit better I'm sure it'll sort itself out better.

    Why not specifically target often-overlooked voices for inclusion?

    Why not specifically target users who are interested in high quality discussion?

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  10. Comment on The current problem with ~ in ~tildes

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    As I said the last time this was brought up. I don't think requiring OP to post a discussion post is necessary. If someone needs a discussion prompt to start commenting then they don't have much...

    As I said the last time this was brought up. I don't think requiring OP to post a discussion post is necessary. If someone needs a discussion prompt to start commenting then they don't have much to say in the first place.

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  11. Comment on I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn't. in ~tech

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    I quit years back when I realized I did nothing but message people. I then just switched to texting.

    I quit years back when I realized I did nothing but message people. I then just switched to texting.

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  12. Comment on "Invited by" information for users is no longer displayed in ~tildes.official

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    Thank you. I'll start inviting folks now!

    Thank you. I'll start inviting folks now!

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  13. Comment on This is a popular question on askreddit, but since Tildes is a slightly different beast I am curious: Have you ever encountered a ghost or UFO before (or something similarly spooky/inexplicable)? in ~talk

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    Yeah exactly that. I wish I had recorded it but I was too busy just gaping at it. Edit: Course it would've been recorded with a flip phone which probably would've looked awful.

    Was it like purple-y light emanating from the object hitting the ground?

    Yeah exactly that. I wish I had recorded it but I was too busy just gaping at it.

    Edit: Course it would've been recorded with a flip phone which probably would've looked awful.

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  14. Comment on This is a popular question on askreddit, but since Tildes is a slightly different beast I am curious: Have you ever encountered a ghost or UFO before (or something similarly spooky/inexplicable)? in ~talk

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    Yes. Back when I was a child I was walking my dog at night and saw the ground shimmering. I looked up and saw some glowing purple object flying through the sky. Looked a bit like a shooting star...

    Yes. Back when I was a child I was walking my dog at night and saw the ground shimmering. I looked up and saw some glowing purple object flying through the sky. Looked a bit like a shooting star but it was neon purple. No clue what the heck that was.

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  15. Comment on What are some good Young Adult books that are somewhat contemporary? in ~books

  16. Comment on Bitcoin in ~tech

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    Don't beat yourself up over it. Everyone says the same thing about anything worth money now.

    Don't beat yourself up over it. Everyone says the same thing about anything worth money now.

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  17. Comment on I like not having a downvote aka disagree button in ~tildes

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    Same here. On Reddit pretty much anything can get downvoted. There was a time I commented some information (That was correct) and it was downvoted to oblivion for no reason. Even the OP was...

    Same here. On Reddit pretty much anything can get downvoted. There was a time I commented some information (That was correct) and it was downvoted to oblivion for no reason. Even the OP was confused by it. The problem with downvotes is some users just follow the crowd. If they see -x downvotes they figure "eh he probably deserved it".

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