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  1. Comment on Are any of you familiar with/practicing lucid dreaming? in ~talk

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    I used to visit Ld4all.com way back when. I had heard the lead singer of Incubus was into lucid dreaming which is why I got started. Managed to have a few semi-lucid dreams, but the need to do...

    I used to visit Ld4all.com way back when. I had heard the lead singer of Incubus was into lucid dreaming which is why I got started. Managed to have a few semi-lucid dreams, but the need to do "reality checks" throughout the day made it too cumbersome.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - new groups added, please subscribe to them if you're interested in ~tildes.official

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    People have already started making posts in the new groups. I think @Deimos is right about the chilling effect it was having on the discussion of those topics.

    People have already started making posts in the new groups. I think @Deimos is right about the chilling effect it was having on the discussion of those topics.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - new groups added, please subscribe to them if you're interested in ~tildes.official

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    Just for clarification, will new users be auto-subscribed to the new groups or will they have to manually subscribe as well? edit: typos

    Just for clarification, will new users be auto-subscribed to the new groups or will they have to manually subscribe as well?

    edit: typos

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What defines a toxic user in ~tildes

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    Perhaps those comments could be removed with a message to the user explaining why. I read an article the other day describing how researchers are working with A.I. to spots arguments online before...

    Perhaps those comments could be removed with a message to the user explaining why. I read an article the other day describing how researchers are working with A.I. to spots arguments online before they happen. With regards to users, many people simply do not know the best practices for a constructive discussion, such as:

    For example, signs that a discussion will go well include gratitude (“Thanks for your help”), greetings (“How’s your day going?”), hedges (“I think that”), and, of course, the liberal use of the word “please.” All this combines to create not only a friendly atmosphere, but an emotional buffer between the two participants. It’s essentially a no-man’s-land of disagreement, where someone can admit they’re wrong without losing face.

    On the other hand, warning signs include repeated, direct questioning (“Why is there no mention of this? Why didn’t you look at that?”) and the use of sentences that start with second person pronouns (“Your sources don’t matter”), especially when they appear in the first reply, which suggests someone is trying to make the matter personal. To add to all these signals, the researchers also gauged the general “toxicity” of conversations using Google’s Perspective API, an AI tool that tries to measure how friendly, neutral, or aggressive any given text is.

    I think our trusted users will be capable of shaping their communities in part by educating members on constructive dialogue. Similar to the Wikipedia talk pages. And who knows, once the tech is more reliable maybe automoderator will be able to handle the task or flag comments for review.

    Either way, I think it's more conducive to creating the atmosphere we want to give users gentle reminders on how they can improve. People deserve a chance to change their behavior.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Can we keep voting consistent? in ~tildes

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    From what I understand, that's done to make users think before they vote. On threads it's to the right so you have to read the full title first. On comments it's at the bottom for the same reason.

    From what I understand, that's done to make users think before they vote. On threads it's to the right so you have to read the full title first. On comments it's at the bottom for the same reason.

    13 votes
  6. Comment on A minor suggestion regarding voting and karma in ~tildes

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    Contributions will be reflected in the trust system I believe.

    Contributions will be reflected in the trust system I believe.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A minor suggestion regarding voting and karma in ~tildes

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    I can't remember where, but I feel like we may have already discussed this and decided against a karma system altogether.

    I can't remember where, but I feel like we may have already discussed this and decided against a karma system altogether.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on Videogame developers are leaving the industry at an unprecedented pace: Gamasutra asks "Why?" in ~games

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    The political ideology of many people in the games industry is a huge barrier to forming unions. They tend to be libertarians who value a laissez faire approach to business. Unfortunately, that...

    The political ideology of many people in the games industry is a huge barrier to forming unions. They tend to be libertarians who value a laissez faire approach to business. Unfortunately, that means they are often exploited by their employers with no meaningful recourse. Hopefully that will change in the coming years.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Travelling to Paris. Stories, advice, and tips? in ~talk

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    It was a guided tour on bicycles, mine was called "Wheeled Victory". The guide showed us the sites and kept us safe as far the best routes, where to stay on the road, etc. We even had a champagne...

    It was a guided tour on bicycles, mine was called "Wheeled Victory". The guide showed us the sites and kept us safe as far the best routes, where to stay on the road, etc. We even had a champagne picnic near the Champs Elysee.

    There are places to rent bicycles on your own, but I recommend a guided tour first to get the hang of things.

    I hope you have a magical trip!

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - is "activity" sort still holding up as the default? in ~tildes.official

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    That's awesome, thank you. My mistake for not checking my settings.

    That's awesome, thank you. My mistake for not checking my settings.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - is "activity" sort still holding up as the default? in ~tildes.official

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    It would be super helpful if the newest few comments were highlighted for all users. That way we could quickly see where they are in long branched threads. The "newest" sort seems to only work for...

    Although on particularly large discussions, it can be hard to tell exactly where the active discussion is taking place when it gets bumped.

    It would be super helpful if the newest few comments were highlighted for all users. That way we could quickly see where they are in long branched threads. The "newest" sort seems to only work for top level comments.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - is "activity" sort still holding up as the default? in ~tildes.official

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    We can unsubscribe already. Just go to the specific tilde, expand the sidebar, and click on the "subscribed" button to toggle it.

    We can unsubscribe already. Just go to the specific tilde, expand the sidebar, and click on the "subscribed" button to toggle it.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on Mod tools? Group customizability? in ~tildes

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    Here's the doc explaining future plans and mechanics.

    Here's the doc explaining future plans and mechanics.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Name change? in ~misc

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    He may not be able to get to it right away, but it's worth asking at least.

    He may not be able to get to it right away, but it's worth asking at least.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Name change? in ~misc

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    PM @Deimos to see if he'll change it. He changed my name from TheVibe to just Vibe and ScarWhom to Whom.

    PM @Deimos to see if he'll change it. He changed my name from TheVibe to just Vibe and ScarWhom to Whom.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Would like to have a books tilde. Sooner or later. in ~tildes

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    It's in the works as per this recent Daily Tildes Discussion, though there isn't an exact timeline.

    It's in the works as per this recent Daily Tildes Discussion, though there isn't an exact timeline.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Travelling to Paris. Stories, advice, and tips? in ~talk

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    My brother and I took a bike tour through the streets of Paris and it changed our whole perspective on the city. We felt so connected to our surroundings. You should try it.

    My brother and I took a bike tour through the streets of Paris and it changed our whole perspective on the city. We felt so connected to our surroundings. You should try it.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Anybody here like cartoon TV shows? in ~tv

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    Avatar: The Last Airbender is a classic. It's aimed at kids, but the characters grow and change throughout the series in captivating ways. The show also has a charming, Miyazaki-style sensibility....

    Avatar: The Last Airbender is a classic. It's aimed at kids, but the characters grow and change throughout the series in captivating ways. The show also has a charming, Miyazaki-style sensibility.

    Castlevania is a Netflix Original series based on the early games. To be honest I thought it would be a shitshow, as most game adaptations tend to be. However, the writing, the evocative voice acting, and the gory, no-holds-barred animation style won me over. I couldn't believe it was done after the last episode! It's only 4 episodes at the moment with 8 more in production. I highly recommend it.

    7 votes