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  1. Comment on Tildes should not use hard line breaks for line endings in ~tildes

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    There is... Stylus: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/ And the style script that does what you're looking for would be: @-moz-document domain('tildes.net'){ html {...

    There is... Stylus:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/

    And the style script that does what you're looking for would be:

    @-moz-document domain('tildes.net'){
    html { line-height: 1.5; }
    }
    

    Change the line-height value to whatever you prefer. Just keep in mind that anything below 1.0 results in overlapping text.

    p.s. If you have chrome there is a Stylus extension for it as well, though I don't have it installed so can't tell you what the "moz-document" part needs to be changed to in order to make it work on that.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Google rankings for the results pages of newly crawled websites are always weird and scattershot-like to start but usually start looking like how you would expect them to after a few months. They...

    Google rankings for the results pages of newly crawled websites are always weird and scattershot-like to start but usually start looking like how you would expect them to after a few months. They just need time to collect more related data (e.g. where user traffic on the result pages is more frequently going, where third party links to the site are most frequently pointing, etc) to help them determine the "proper" result order.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

    cfabbro Link Parent
    I don't quite understand what you mean by that. Most password managers allow copy/pasting passwords from the password vault so you can use them outside the browser (e.g. to login to external...

    a password manager is because its not a practical solution. It only works on your browser, and browsers in general for that matter. There are a lot of places where the flow just doesn't work.

    I don't quite understand what you mean by that. Most password managers allow copy/pasting passwords from the password vault so you can use them outside the browser (e.g. to login to external applications), and also have associated phone apps which allow the same. So how much more practical can you get?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on If a link topic's title, or linked URL are changed, the comments posted before that change should receive some sort of signifier in ~tildes

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Yeah, I think the amount of times a URL or title is edited to the point where comments lose some vital peice of context is so rare that this feature won't be a priority... But having a means to...

    Yeah, I think the amount of times a URL or title is edited to the point where comments lose some vital peice of context is so rare that this feature won't be a priority... But having a means to easily distinguish that for people (without them having to dig through the topic log) would be nice eventually.

    And yeah, the meta tag could definitely potentially cover some of these cases as well... although I think there are also some case where it won't, e.g. when someone is critical of something said in the original article that doesn't apply to the new one.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on If a link topic's title, or linked URL are changed, the comments posted before that change should receive some sort of signifier in ~tildes

    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    https://docs.tildes.net/technical-goals#use-words-not-icons But overall I think your idea is a good one that is worth considering. I created a Gitlab issue for the suggestion:...

    https://docs.tildes.net/technical-goals#use-words-not-icons

    But overall I think your idea is a good one that is worth considering. I created a Gitlab issue for the suggestion:
    https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/367

    However I think instead of automatically applying this distinguishing mark to every comment, since in many (maybe even the majority) of cases it's not really relevant to know, it should perhaps be a comment tag option that only appears after the link has been modified. This would allow users to tag any comments in which the context of the link having been changed matters (e.g. meta discussion about the original source), without cluttering the interface with a bunch of useless tags.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

    cfabbro Link Parent
    Even if not, there are usually a few things you can do to speed up the boot process, e.g. disable the RAID controller if your mobo has one and you aren't using it, disable POST report screen,...

    Even if not, there are usually a few things you can do to speed up the boot process, e.g. disable the RAID controller if your mobo has one and you aren't using it, disable POST report screen, disable anything you aren't using (like Firewire, PS/2), etc.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Podcasts in ~tildes

    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    Podcasts are a format that covers a myraid of different subjects and not really a subject unto themselves, and on Tildes (unlike reddit) groups are generally for subjects not formats (hence why no...
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    Podcasts are a format that covers a myraid of different subjects and not really a subject unto themselves, and on Tildes (unlike reddit) groups are generally for subjects not formats (hence why no ~videos). As such, IMO they are better off simply being submitted to where they are most relevant.

    E.g. Linus Tech Tips WAN show to ~tech or ~comp, Joe Rogan Experience to ~science (when a STEM guest) or ~sports (when an MMA guest), Dan Carlin's Hardcore History to ~humanities, @boredop's amazing The Big Dig jazz show to ~music, etc.

    Doing it this way makes it much easier for people to actually find podcasts that are relevant to their particular interests by subscribing to those groups and/or browsing by the podcasts tag in those groups (e.g. https://tildes.net/~music?tag=podcasts)... and for people just interested in all podcasts, no matter the subject, they can simply browse by the tag without specifying a particular group: https://tildes.net/?tag=podcasts

    edit: And for just general discussions on podcasts, such topics would fit just fine under ~talk, ~creative and/or ~hobbies, depending on the particular discussion's intended audience and subject matter (e.g. posting "What are you favorite podcasts?" in ~talk).

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

    cfabbro Link Parent
    Me too, now that you mention it. Added those to my old build topic. And as a PC building enthusiast myself, I am looking forward to seeing what you post, @Nashooo. :) p.s. Anyone else here a fan...

    I think adding maybe hardware and pc could be beneficial.

    Me too, now that you mention it. Added those to my old build topic. And as a PC building enthusiast myself, I am looking forward to seeing what you post, @Nashooo. :)

    p.s. Anyone else here a fan of LTT (Linus Tech Tips) at all?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

    cfabbro Link Parent
    Yeah, these days even most entry level mobos BIOS' have a quick/fast boot setting somewhere in them now. Although if you're dual booting using your BIOS' default disk select options (rather than a...

    Yeah, these days even most entry level mobos BIOS' have a quick/fast boot setting somewhere in them now. Although if you're dual booting using your BIOS' default disk select options (rather than a bootloader) that can sometimes result in it being too quick, IMO. :P

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit launches /r/redditsecurity, "a running log of actions taken to ensure the safety and security of reddit" in ~tech

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Check the richochet article I linked in the comment directly above the one you responded to... it talks about all the metacanada mods that have taken over /r/Canada (and a few other Canadian...

    Check the richochet article I linked in the comment directly above the one you responded to... it talks about all the metacanada mods that have taken over /r/Canada (and a few other Canadian subreddits) and the shenanigans they have been up to. And while it doesn't go into specific details on how exactly they managed to take over, I can answer that one:

    It was entirely thanks to reddit Inc's hands-off policy and the shitty way that the subreddit moderator system works, which is a hierarchy of power with whoever created the subreddit on top followed by the order in which mods were appointed in descending order underneath them. This system allowed Lucky75 to essentially squat in his originally much lower position for many years until everyone higher than him retired from modding and/or left reddit entirely, eventually giving him top position (other than qgyh2, who is an absentee landlord) and carte blanche to appoint whoever he wished to mod with him (who all just so happened to be metacanada connected mods).

    And there were also some screenshots leaked of their private slack in which one of the mods appointed by Lucky (perma, who still holds their mod position) admitted to "slowly becoming [a white nationalist]", which is what the subredditdrama post talks about. For more on that see:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/7z1i0d/rcanada_mods_defend_themselves_after_leaked/
    https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/need-talk-reddit/

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Request: "Compact" display theme in ~tildes

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    @bauke to the rescue again (although it doesn't remove the "zebra stripes"): https://gitlab.com/Bauke/styles/tree/master/css/tildes-compact p.s. More user created themes can be found on the...

    @bauke to the rescue again (although it doesn't remove the "zebra stripes"):
    https://gitlab.com/Bauke/styles/tree/master/css/tildes-compact

    p.s. More user created themes can be found on the unofficial wiki as well:
    https://unofficial-tildes-wiki.gitlab.io/tech/customizing-tildes.html

    7 votes
  12. Comment on You are horrible people in ~life

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Not for everyone. While you and @patience_limited have expressed a much more nuanced and valid criticism of the system and this particular case, which I even largely agree with, there was also...

    The issue isn't amber alerts themselves but rather how it was used in this case and the risks that come with misuse.

    Not for everyone. While you and @patience_limited have expressed a much more nuanced and valid criticism of the system and this particular case, which I even largely agree with, there was also (and still is) actually a fair amount of purely selfish whining about the inconvenience of it going on as well... which is what this author seems to be entirely focused on.

    Now, I would make the argument that an article like this which chooses to focus on the whining and none of the valid criticism doesn't do any of us any favors, since the outrage against the whining then overshadows everything else and makes legitimate criticism harder to speak without being lumped in with the whiners... but I also think it's wrong to try and pretend there were absolutely no people who were whinging and being "horrible", because there absolutely was and still is people doing exactly that.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Anti-Lilly - 14 Till in ~music

  14. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show - Episode 6: A Great Day In Harlem in ~music

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Nice! I'm really looking forward to this. :) p.s. If people enjoy listening to Jazz, I would highly recommend they check out the other episodes. They are all equally fantastic IMO... although the...

    Nice! I'm really looking forward to this. :)

    p.s. If people enjoy listening to Jazz, I would highly recommend they check out the other episodes. They are all equally fantastic IMO... although the previous episode on coversongs is my personal favorite so far.... I wonder why? :P

    1 vote
  15. Comment on If You're Drugged And Raped, The Police May Never Know. Here's Why. in ~misc

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    That seems a logical fallacy of sorts. You're treating your already gained knowledge as if what you know should be obvious to everyone and easy to discover if not, when it is not and may not be...

    That seems a logical fallacy of sorts. You're treating your already gained knowledge as if what you know should be obvious to everyone and easy to discover if not, when it is not and may not be (you can't google for specific knowledge you don't know you lack!). And in this particular case that's made especially problematic because of both organizations using the same Buzzfeed name, despite having such wildly different standards for journalistic integrity, editorial oversight and material quality... so is it really any wonder that people might automatically assume Buzzfeed News puts out the same clickbait bullshit as their parent organization? I don't think so, and so would rather not hold that mistaken impression against someone.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? #13 in ~books

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Starting at God Emperor the series gets remarkably existential and deeply esoteric with a significant amount of navel gazing involved, and as a result many people recommend stopping after the...

    Starting at God Emperor the series gets remarkably existential and deeply esoteric with a significant amount of navel gazing involved, and as a result many people recommend stopping after the original trilogy (or even after the first book)... but I actually enjoy the series back half more than the front precisely because of the futuristic metaphysics. So if you keep going I would love to hear your thoughts on the latter books. :)

    The Brian Herbert books on the other hand, while I still enjoyed them as the pulp scifi space operas that they are, are objectively not great and the writing is rather juvenile... especially when compared to the brilliance of his father's work. However even so, IMO they are worth reading at least once, if only just for the glimpse you get into what might have been had Frank lived long enough to extend the universe as he had planned to.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on If You're Drugged And Raped, The Police May Never Know. Here's Why. in ~misc

    cfabbro Link Parent
    That's exactly the portion I am referring to with regard to "personal attack", yes. However even "you firstly have demonstrated here that you don't even know the well documented difference between...

    That's exactly the portion I am referring to with regard to "personal attack", yes. However even "you firstly have demonstrated here that you don't even know the well documented difference between buzzfeed's main site and their news site" is a pretty condescending way of putting it.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on If You're Drugged And Raped, The Police May Never Know. Here's Why. in ~misc

    cfabbro Link Parent
    There are nicer/more polite ways to say what you just did as well, without the need for including a personal attack... See deing's comment above.

    There are nicer/more polite ways to say what you just did as well, without the need for including a personal attack... See deing's comment above.

    12 votes
  19. Comment on Documentary Short - Please Don't Die / Joey Janela in ~movies

    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
    Just FYI, you don't need to add the video length or "NSFW" to the title (so I have removed those), since Tildes scrapes the video length from the YouTube Data API and will list that on the front...

    Just FYI, you don't need to add the video length or "NSFW" to the title (so I have removed those), since Tildes scrapes the video length from the YouTube Data API and will list that on the front page next to the title, and the nsfw topic tag is styled to be pretty noticeable. :)

    p.s. Doc is pretty interesting so far... I am not a pro wrestling fan at all, but the behind the scenes and personal interest aspects are pretty interesting to me. This kid seems surprisingly normal for someone that does something that extreme for a living.

    1 vote