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  1. Comment on The evolution of the New York City pizza slice shop in ~food

  2. Comment on Talking about identity/cultural appropriation, how to navigate life? in ~talk

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    I couldn't agree more. Unless and until it's made illegal I will continue to dress, eat, listen to music, etc., as I see fit. I'm not going to live my life worrying about ever-changing rules...

    I couldn't agree more. Unless and until it's made illegal I will continue to dress, eat, listen to music, etc., as I see fit. I'm not going to live my life worrying about ever-changing rules someone else thinks I should follow.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on The preparation and strategy that went into North Texas faking a fair catch then running 90 yards for a touchdown in ~sports

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    "Here's a little lesson in trickery!"

    "Here's a little lesson in trickery!"

  4. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    Wow, that's really disappointing. I don't think posts here should be locked just because an admin doesn't happen to like the subject or some of the comments. If an individual comment violates the...

    Wow, that's really disappointing. I don't think posts here should be locked just because an admin doesn't happen to like the subject or some of the comments. If an individual comment violates the site rules already in place, then that comment can be removed. I regularly see posts and comments on here that I don't like or find annoying, and you know what I do? I close the tab and move on to the next post.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on How do you discuss open minded topics with close minded people? in ~talk

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    Your question (and most of the replies so far) seems to imply there's only one "correct" way of viewing various issues. That's where you're making your mistake IMHO. I try to judge people based on...

    Your question (and most of the replies so far) seems to imply there's only one "correct" way of viewing various issues. That's where you're making your mistake IMHO. I try to judge people based on their actions and intent rather than label them as "bad people" simply because they have different views than me. I don't understand this eagerness in recent years to condemn people as "bad" simply due to their political opinions, and have never unfriended someone on Facebook or elsewhere solely because they have different opinions than me.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - General questions/feedback in ~tildes.official

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    Using your nightclub analogy, what I'm suggesting is like a nightclub that opens an adjoining space that allows casual dress that the people going into and out of the formal section of the club...

    Using your nightclub analogy, what I'm suggesting is like a nightclub that opens an adjoining space that allows casual dress that the people going into and out of the formal section of the club would never see unless they chose to walk into the casual space. Meanwhile, the casually dressed people would only be allowed in the casual section, like casinos have with smoking and non-smoking areas.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - General questions/feedback in ~tildes.official

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    Thanks, I haven't been very active of late and missed those discussions. I just did a search in the "trial groups" post you linked and found 0 results for either "humor" or "funny", so it seems...

    Thanks, I haven't been very active of late and missed those discussions. I just did a search in the "trial groups" post you linked and found 0 results for either "humor" or "funny", so it seems like people have given up even asking for that at this point even though I know there's interest because my initial post asking for a humor group got a lot of upvotes.

    What I don't quite understand is why this site is being treated like it's some sort of hothouse flower that will wither and die at the slightest hint of a cat gif or web comic. Why not give it a try, and if people don't like the net effect of a humor group on the site then delete the goup and move on.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - General questions/feedback in ~tildes.official

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    I know I asked this a while back, but could we add a ~humor group at this point? If it's opt-in then I don't see how it would upset the people here who take offense to non-serious posts since they...

    I know I asked this a while back, but could we add a ~humor group at this point? If it's opt-in then I don't see how it would upset the people here who take offense to non-serious posts since they wouldn't see them in their feed.

  9. Comment on In your opinion, why is there something instead of nothing? in ~talk

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    A related question is this: Even if no matter or energy existed, would mathematical objects like the Mandelbrot Set still exist? I say the answer to this question is yes, which would mean it's...

    A related question is this: Even if no matter or energy existed, would mathematical objects like the Mandelbrot Set still exist? I say the answer to this question is yes, which would mean it's impossible for nothing to exist because at the very least there are mathematical objects that can and do exist independent of any matter or energy.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - title editing in ~tildes.official

  11. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - title editing in ~tildes.official

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    Hey there it is! That's a good feature to have for transparency, thank you for adding it.

    Hey there it is! That's a good feature to have for transparency, thank you for adding it.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are some interesting hobbies you can start for free and without leaving your home? in ~hobbies

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    Online Scrabble Making entertaining gifs from Instagram videos, thinking of creative titles for them, and posting them to Reddit and Imgur Learning to play piano or guitar
    • Online Scrabble
    • Making entertaining gifs from Instagram videos, thinking of creative titles for them, and posting them to Reddit and Imgur
    • Learning to play piano or guitar
    6 votes
  13. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - title editing in ~tildes.official

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    Where exactly is the topic log located? I can't seem to find it.

    Where exactly is the topic log located? I can't seem to find it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - nothing in particular in ~tildes.official

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    Both, there are also comments made about what's in the pictures. If you only want people to comment who've read the article, then I can see how that would be an issue. I happen to enjoy...

    people are discussing your titles rather than the pictures themselves

    Both, there are also comments made about what's in the pictures.

    If that's all people want here... why am I bothering to post at all?

    If you only want people to comment who've read the article, then I can see how that would be an issue. I happen to enjoy interesting comments on my posts even if not directly on topic, but everyone has different likes and dislikes. Ultimately I'm not sure there's much you can do other than maybe requesting people read the article before commenting on your posts.

  15. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - nothing in particular in ~tildes.official

  16. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - nothing in particular in ~tildes.official

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    Nope, not true. Allow me to share some knowledge from my own experience: I make regular posts in a niche sub on reddit focused on female beauty of a particular type. Instead of the usual boring...

    Any discussion that happens on the back of a summary must, by definition, be shallow and superficial.

    Nope, not true. Allow me to share some knowledge from my own experience:

    I make regular posts in a niche sub on reddit focused on female beauty of a particular type. Instead of the usual boring titles typically seen in subs of this kind, I started making posts with titles that included additional information the women chose to share publicly on their Instagram pages. For example, instead of "Jane Doe" or "Fitness model" I would use a title like "Artist and fitness buff Jane Doe", "Swedish-Thai weightlifter Jane Doe", "UK bank manager and fitness model Jane Doe", "Law student and personal trainer Jane Doe", "Air traffic controller Jane Doe", etc. After doing these kind of titles for a while, I noticed something very interesting. Those additional tidbits of info will prompt comments that wouldn't have been made otherwise. Those comments in turn will lead to more comments, which lead to yet more comments, etc. The neat thing is that those title inspired comments and their replies will often turn into some very interesting, informative and entertaining discussions, even though the initial prompt might have been a single word or phrase like "bank manager".

    Just like my extended reddit titles, the article summaries here provide additional info that can act as a catalyst for additional interesting discussion that simply would not have happened without the article summary acting as an initial prompt.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds in ~news

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    I wonder what Bernie Sanders, Sean Penn, Danny Glover and Oliver Stone have to say about this? ... crickets

    I wonder what Bernie Sanders, Sean Penn, Danny Glover and Oliver Stone have to say about this? ... crickets

  18. Comment on Untitled in ~tildes

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    When people are making posts to ~news that are not actual news articles (in one case it was a text post with no link, just the OP expressing their opinion on something), then I think it's...

    When people are making posts to ~news that are not actual news articles (in one case it was a text post with no link, just the OP expressing their opinion on something), then I think it's perfectly reasonable to call that out in the comments, especially since we don't have a reporting system yet.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - nothing in particular in ~tildes.official

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    If one of the main goals of this site is to promote interesting discussions, and having an article summary in the comment section prompts users to comment who wouldn't otherwise, is that a bad thing?

    If one of the main goals of this site is to promote interesting discussions, and having an article summary in the comment section prompts users to comment who wouldn't otherwise, is that a bad thing?

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Happy Friday! What's everyone doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    When I first read this I thought you were working on a Dracula themed novel.

    Working on completely rewriting the Dracula theme as it was written in a bad way

    When I first read this I thought you were working on a Dracula themed novel.

    1 vote