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  1. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I was watching Dororo with no prior knowledge and no idea it had a previous adaptation from 1969, but I noticed that the character designs seemed familiar. I was thinking of Osamu Tezuka. When I...

    I was watching Dororo with no prior knowledge and no idea it had a previous adaptation from 1969, but I noticed that the character designs seemed familiar. I was thinking of Osamu Tezuka. When I looked it up, I was correct.

    I find it somehow amazing that reincarnations of anime/manga (I've previously seen Young Black Jack and some of one of the other Black Jacks) from well before my time are still very interesting to me with what I am guessing are very few changes from the original material. Makes me wonder what other things will be remade with higher resolution/quality that I might enjoy, or what stuff from today will be remade in 10 or 20 years from now.

    Dororo (2019) Anilist MAL

    Young Black Jack Anilist MAL

    3 votes
  2. Comment on George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 in ~news

    SheepWolf Link Parent
    To be fair, there are only 2 top level comments in this post. This one and the one by dubteedub with a twitter link.

    To be fair, there are only 2 top level comments in this post. This one and the one by dubteedub with a twitter link.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Feel free to label my post as off-topic and this isn't directed only at you Cleb, but to anyone able to help out. This: sounds like something a bot or some other kind of automation should handle....

    Feel free to label my post as off-topic and this isn't directed only at you Cleb, but to anyone able to help out. This:

    Last week I didn't realize I hadn't made the weekly post until it was a couple days too late, so I decided to just rollover to this week. Sorry, folks. Might have to get someone else to post sometimes.

    sounds like something a bot or some other kind of automation should handle. I could be wrong, but I don't believe it/they are against the rules. I'm not a programmer so I wouldn't even know how to set a bot up in the first place, but maybe there is an issue for something like that (Auto-Moderator?) on the GitLab?

  4. Comment on Are "desktop threads" a good fit for Tildes? in ~tildes

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    That sounds like a simple and reasonable method to encourage compliance. Comment tags/flags/marks seems like a step in the right direction, especially if everyone uses them properly. I suppose it...

    That sounds like a simple and reasonable method to encourage compliance. Comment tags/flags/marks seems like a step in the right direction, especially if everyone uses them properly. I suppose it might not be possible to prevent people from ignoring the rules, especially when new topics are posted rather than comments, but having an easy system to quickly respond to infractions sounds like the best option we have.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Are "desktop threads" a good fit for Tildes? in ~tildes

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    A few points/questions I wanted to make about guidelines to generate discussion from anyone. Where would those guidelines be put that is easily visible? How would it work? There currently aren't...

    A few points/questions I wanted to make about guidelines to generate discussion from anyone.

    1. Where would those guidelines be put that is easily visible? How would it work?

      There currently aren't subreddits where subreddit specific rules can be put into a sidebar here on Tildes

    2. How would you get people to read and conform to those rules?

      I expect much of the burden would fall onto moderators, but moderators and users tend to struggle with one another regarding censorship and ambiguity of rules.

    3. I remember this thread on Reddit about the number of rules and their complexity.

      Some arguing that some subreddits have too many rules that were overly complicated before a person can post something, and others arguing that those rules are added because the less complicated a rule is, the more often users will try to challenge the moderators on the interpretation of it

    2 votes
  6. Comment on I'm new to Tildes. What must I know ? in ~tildes

    SheepWolf Link Parent
    This is probably unecessary, but in case you/anyone else missed the winking face, I assume Lynx here meant this as a joke. The heart of the matter lies in the fact that up/downvotes weren't meant...

    Good thing there's no downvote then, seeing how you'd abuse it as a "disagree button" ;)

    This is probably unecessary, but in case you/anyone else missed the winking face, I assume Lynx here meant this as a joke.

    The heart of the matter lies in the fact that up/downvotes weren't meant to be a agree/disagree button for comments. They were supposed to be for answering the question, "Does this comment contribute to the discussion?" This ties in with tags here on Tildes, where not so helpful comments like "This.", "I agree", or one line jokes can be tagged (although the system is still being worked on). We don't know yet how this will affect the visibility of comments but ideally interesting and well-thought out comments (even those you disagree with) should be more easily seen than something people find funny or simply agree upon.

    One thing I want to emphasize from the Code of Conduct:

    "...as long as you treat others with basic civility and try to contribute in good faith, you will be welcome on Tildes"

    10 votes
  7. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

    SheepWolf Link Parent
    I haven't finished watching Isekai Izakaya yet so I can't speak as though I know everything. That being said, Isekai Shokudou has more fantasy elements with magic, non-human races, and dragons....

    I haven't finished watching Isekai Izakaya yet so I can't speak as though I know everything.

    That being said, Isekai Shokudou has more fantasy elements with magic, non-human races, and dragons. The setting in Isekai Izakaya is more like a real medieval country, possibly somewhere in the Roman Empire. The type of food served in Shokudou is Western-style Japanese food while in Izakaya it is more Japanese bar food or just more traditional Japanese food I think. There are other differences, so it feels to me like they are two different anime that just have similar premises.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

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    Another one with a similar premise to Isekai Shokudou is Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu. There are several differences between the two, but I would say if you like one, you might...

    Another one with a similar premise to Isekai Shokudou is Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu. There are several differences between the two, but I would say if you like one, you might like the other.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I can do without the drama, but I think posts about the site and its policies are par for the course in the early days of a place like this as features are implemented and more users join. People...

    I can do without the drama, but I think posts about the site and its policies are par for the course in the early days of a place like this as features are implemented and more users join. People are just more passionate about certain things. I imagine other websites experienced similar things as they were developing as well, but I can't be certain of that.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Should deleting comments be the standard behaviour, or can we consider a less censored approach by default? in ~tildes

    SheepWolf Link Parent
    That's actually really cool. I should have looked into it more carefully, my apologies. I can appreciate your statement much more, knowing now about the stuff you've created. I think I have to...

    That's actually really cool. I should have looked into it more carefully, my apologies.

    I can appreciate your statement

    Removed content should be accessible unless it would be illegal for tildes to continue hosting it. If the content led to a ban this should be indicated when viewing the removed content.

    much more, knowing now about the stuff you've created.

    I think I have to agree, and I can see that leaving a comment/post in place but collapsed with a message from the moderator who marked the comment/post might cut down on others repeating the same thing that I mentioned in the first issue.

  11. Comment on The most forgotten rule of Tildes, and why I'm leaving in ~tildes

    SheepWolf Link Parent
    I'm not sure if there was/is any consensus, but the thread I was referring to is this one: https://tildes.net/~tildes.official/2x3/daily_tildes_discussion_allowing_users_to_post_anonymously One of...

    I'm not sure if there was/is any consensus, but the thread I was referring to is this one: https://tildes.net/~tildes.official/2x3/daily_tildes_discussion_allowing_users_to_post_anonymously

    One of the main problems was that by allowing anonymous posting or easy to make throwaway accounts, it made it easy to abuse and thus not be able to hold those users accountable for the things they said. That is limited currently because of needing to use your invites to create a new account, but I am certain this is one of many things that are currently being considered along with the reputation system.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on The most forgotten rule of Tildes, and why I'm leaving in ~tildes

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    I thought Karma court was about some Redditors stealing photos/content from others or sometimes reposting popular posts from other subreddits and using that to gain karma points.

    I thought Karma court was about some Redditors stealing photos/content from others or sometimes reposting popular posts from other subreddits and using that to gain karma points.

  13. Comment on The most forgotten rule of Tildes, and why I'm leaving in ~tildes

    SheepWolf Link Parent
    The (not serious) solution would be to have multiple accounts with funny names or variants and comment using those. Although I remember a discussion the other day about throwaway accounts and...

    The (not serious) solution would be to have multiple accounts with funny names or variants and comment using those.

    Although I remember a discussion the other day about throwaway accounts and anonymous posting.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Should deleting comments be the standard behaviour, or can we consider a less censored approach by default? in ~tildes

    SheepWolf (edited ) Link
    I wanted to bring up two issues that are tangentially related to the topic of deleted comments/posts. r/AskHistorians and I think r/AskScience has a strict policy which I like but highly visible...

    I wanted to bring up two issues that are tangentially related to the topic of deleted comments/posts.

    1. r/AskHistorians and I think r/AskScience has a strict policy which I like but highly visible topics will end up having multiple "Comment removed" and a mod will sticky a comment as an explanation and as a warning to folks. I feel like there should be a better way to prevent users unfamiliar with the rules from flooding a post.

    2. There is at least one site that archives deleted Reddit posts (e.g. Ceddit). This is then brought up usually when an author deletes their post but others are still commenting about it and other people wish to know what was originally said. How does everyone else feel about that? I think it might have a place, for example there was a comment made by EA which ended up being the highest or one of the highest downvoted comments ever made. It is still there but if it was deleted, would the comment not have some sort of historical value?

    Also I wanted to emphasize that I know Tildes is not Reddit nor will it be like Reddit (I hope not), but I felt that this might be something we could consider.

    Edit: I was wrong about ceddit/snew as the creator has explained below.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What's your opinion on using cheats/mods to boost progress in extremely grindy games, ie: GTA5 Online? in ~games

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    I don't cheat in online games vs other players for a variety of reasons but I do for single player games. Usually I'll just want to get through the story and experience the game not collect 1000...

    I don't cheat in online games vs other players for a variety of reasons but I do for single player games. Usually I'll just want to get through the story and experience the game not collect 1000 of X, kill 300 of the same enemy, or anything else that is boring and tedious.

    It's unfortunate that many games have grinding aspects to them so when I hear about those I try to avoid them. The downside to cheating is that sometimes it makes the game trivially easy and that ends up taking away any challenge and making the game not so fun. I think of it as a balancing act.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Users thoughts on groups? in ~tildes

    SheepWolf (edited ) Link Parent
    Unless the poster searches if someone else has posted on a topic (and they happen to use the same wording/keywords) wouldn't reposts still occur? I think reposts are fine to people who have not...

    Unless the poster searches if someone else has posted on a topic (and they happen to use the same wording/keywords) wouldn't reposts still occur?

    I think reposts are fine to people who have not seen a particular post but those who have seen it would probably get sick of seeing it constantly. Or someone looking to get votes will repost popular content with different titles (which I believe Tildes has measures to counter this behavior).

    Looks like some of the stuff I mentioned was touched upon in this post about necroposting.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What do we want as a community? in ~tildes

    SheepWolf (edited ) Link Parent
    I am also new to Tildes, but I also believe a proper search feature is highly necessary. That may have already been listed or discussed somewhere as a feature request, but I unfortunately am not...

    I am also new to Tildes, but I also believe a proper search feature is highly necessary. That may have already been listed or discussed somewhere as a feature request, but I unfortunately am not able to search for it (other than what Adams has posted). I'm am sure it is no simple task to implement something like that but I was unable to find it mentioned in any of the Tildes Docs.

    Personally, I do not post often and instead I will look for things other people have previously discussed when I come across a problem. Having search could potentially cut down on reposts but that is another topic with its own complexities.

    Edit: Found a discussion about it here: https://tildes.net/~tildes/4sy/search_function_on_tildes