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

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    Personally, I'd be more tempted to compare Deca-Dence to Gurren Lagann. While Deca is in some ways more serious that TTGL, I feel like the aesthetic and themes of the two shows are extremely similar.

    Personally, I'd be more tempted to compare Deca-Dence to Gurren Lagann. While Deca is in some ways more serious that TTGL, I feel like the aesthetic and themes of the two shows are extremely similar.

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

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    I've been trying to get more into magical girl shows lately. For a while I was in the awkward place where I liked the couple that I had watched but never got around to watching past the initial...

    I've been trying to get more into magical girl shows lately. For a while I was in the awkward place where I liked the couple that I had watched but never got around to watching past the initial couple I'd watched.
    So currently I'm watching Princess Tutu. It's fun and cute and has a few darker themes. I'm only six episodes in, but it seems like it's plot is going in interesting directions. The animation suffers from being a show from the early era of digital animation, but is not bad overall. My only real gripe with the show is that the transformation sequence makes me feel a little uncomfortable.
    Anyway, I've been enjoying the show and watching thorough it a couple episodes a day.

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

    ZaphodBeebblebrox
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    In all seriousness though, this is the value people see in it.

    In all seriousness though, this is the value people see in it.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Policy on self promotion? in ~tildes

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    I remember @Demios saying it somewhere. Rule is probably overstating it. Perhaps I should change it to policy?

    I remember @Demios saying it somewhere. Rule is probably overstating it. Perhaps I should change it to policy?

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Policy on self promotion? in ~tildes

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    I do not think there is a percentage based rule. Tildes policy at the moment is you can be a person with a website/product/youtube channel, but you cannot be the website/product/channel. Edit:...

    I do not think there is a percentage based rule. Tildes policy at the moment is you can be a person with a website/product/youtube channel, but you cannot be the website/product/channel.

    Edit: /rule/policy/

    14 votes
  6. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - thoughts on recruiting in ~tildes.official

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    Just to clarify, you brought everyone's total to 5, you did not give everyone 5 more, correct?

    Just to clarify, you brought everyone's total to 5, you did not give everyone 5 more, correct?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Components involved for flashing a custom Android ROM. Am I understanding things correctly? in ~comp

  8. Comment on Should lurkers make an effort to post more content? in ~talk

    ZaphodBeebblebrox
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    You open the sidebar in a ~, for example ~tildes, and click on the button create a new post.

    You open the sidebar in a ~, for example ~tildes, and click on the button create a new post.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Components involved for flashing a custom Android ROM. Am I understanding things correctly? in ~comp

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    In case you are still considering Copperhead OS, it appears to have imploded.

    In case you are still considering Copperhead OS, it appears to have imploded.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

    ZaphodBeebblebrox
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    They still have the likes of gallowboob, people who incessantly post for karma. They still have a portion of their powerusers, even if lots have left.

    They still have the likes of gallowboob, people who incessantly post for karma. They still have a portion of their powerusers, even if lots have left.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

    ZaphodBeebblebrox
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    Because they have never really tried to, I am going to assume they will not. I think they are afraid of alienating power users, who are more likely to use adblockers and drive the content of reddit.

    Because they have never really tried to, I am going to assume they will not. I think they are afraid of alienating power users, who are more likely to use adblockers and drive the content of reddit.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    To be honest, the redesign is a large part of the reason I am here. I saw it and thought to myself, I cannot deal with this site. I know they said that the old site will stay around "forever", but...

    To be honest, the redesign is a large part of the reason I am here. I saw it and thought to myself, I cannot deal with this site. I know they said that the old site will stay around "forever", but I somehow doubt that it will be functional for long.

    27 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    They are trying to appeal to different kind of audience, the audience who uses facebook. They claim they had huge problems with people coming to the site, disliking how it looks, and leaving. Of...

    They are trying to appeal to different kind of audience, the audience who uses facebook. They claim they had huge problems with people coming to the site, disliking how it looks, and leaving. Of course, ads have nothing to do with it.

    45 votes
  14. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

    ZaphodBeebblebrox
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    To be fair, this blog post appeared to be focused on advertisers; they do not plan to have the majority of reddit read it.

    To be fair, this blog post appeared to be focused on advertisers; they do not plan to have the majority of reddit read it.

    26 votes
  15. Comment on Reddit is adding native video ads starting next week in ~tech

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    And on this episode of yet another reason why people will hate the Reddit redesign, we are adding ads that will stop you from seeing content on our site.

    And on this episode of yet another reason why people will hate the Reddit redesign, we are adding ads that will stop you from seeing content on our site.

    59 votes
  16. Comment on Should lurkers make an effort to post more content? in ~talk

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    If they believe they have something to contribute to a conversation, they should. They should be encouraged to not be afraid of posting, but they should not be encouraged to spam the site with...

    If they believe they have something to contribute to a conversation, they should. They should be encouraged to not be afraid of posting, but they should not be encouraged to spam the site with comments.

    29 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    ZaphodBeebblebrox
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    The reason voat is brought up is because there was a time when people thought it could actually be something, before all the racists moved in. During that time, a decent code of conduct was...

    The reason voat is brought up is because there was a time when people thought it could actually be something, before all the racists moved in. During that time, a decent code of conduct was drafted, which is something that is actually worth looking at. This code of conduct was never adopted by voat, and we know what happened to voat afterwards.

    Reddit and HN are brought up because its what people know. I do not think anyone here believes either site is perfect. I know a bit about what Reddits problems are, and I believe we have plans for not replicating them. I do not know much about HN, would you care to elaborate what the problems are?

    As far as will people stay or not, I think it should be irrelevant if they are part of a minority group. The only important thing about people should be if they can add to discussions. I agree that we should make an effort to not discriminate against anyone, but I do not think we should do some form of outreach either. We should treat every group equally.

    To the conversation you bring up, I believe it is important to bring up extreme cases when discussing community norms. Bringing them up immediately is better than trying to put off the problem until you cannot anymore. To the third conversation, it is a real view that some people hold. I believe it is wrong, and it gives you the opportunity to try and convince people why it is wrong. You claim that tildes was pitched to you as "a community that was trying to avoid becoming as toxic as other communities like it". That is true. However, I believe you misunderstood something about it. Tildes does not plan to do so by stifling beliefs, but by requiring everyone to be civil and polite.

    If I may finish with two questions:
    Do you believe that LGBT people are fundamentally more polite and adding more will lead to better discussion?
    What site(s) do you think tildes should look at as an example?

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

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    For context on the guy who talks about the coat code of conduct, he is talking about the very early days before it became the shithole it is currently.

    For context on the guy who talks about the coat code of conduct, he is talking about the very early days before it became the shithole it is currently.

  19. Comment on Hi, this is my test in ~test

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    At the moment you have to use <del> tags like this

    At the moment you have to use <del> tags like this

    1 vote
  20. Comment on I'm so excited about the Singapore summit. I am really hoping for a productive deal to come out of it. in ~talk

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    It could be called a compromise, if you count give us what we want and we will stop killing you as a compromise.

    It could be called a compromise, if you count give us what we want and we will stop killing you as a compromise.

    3 votes