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  1. Comment on What's currently upsetting you? in ~talk

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    Yup. I'm tired of politics getting in the way of people interacting in a civil way. Can't we all just agree that we, collectively as humans, can disagree without assuming the other person is a...

    Yup. I'm tired of politics getting in the way of people interacting in a civil way. Can't we all just agree that we, collectively as humans, can disagree without assuming the other person is a lesser person until they do something to prove it? I'm sorry but just because someone holds a different view on the current hot-button political issue doesnt make them an awful person.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Good Horror movies not that well known in ~movies

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    Oh boy I love horror. Check out out The blackcoats daughter, Goodnight Mommy, The Witch, It Comes at Night, Unsane, Noroi: The Curse, Tetsuo The Ironman, Hausu, Dark Water, maniac, madman, sleep...

    Oh boy I love horror. Check out out The blackcoats daughter, Goodnight Mommy, The Witch, It Comes at Night, Unsane, Noroi: The Curse, Tetsuo The Ironman, Hausu, Dark Water, maniac, madman, sleep away camp series, Alice sweet Alice, black Christmas, the burning, deep red, and the town that dreaded sun down. As a bonus, you should watch suspira again (or for the first time if you haven't seen it) since its getting a remake.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on So apparently there's an ongoing controversy about Battlefield V allowing you to play as a female character. in ~games

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    Can we try not to attribute motive please? I find the second half of your argument much more compelling but it's difficult to listen to what you have to say when you label everyone with that...

    No, it can. It's sexism, plain and simple. It's a bunch of entitled white dudes who are upset that a franchise they love is trying to appeal to a wider audience.

    Can we try not to attribute motive please? I find the second half of your argument much more compelling but it's difficult to listen to what you have to say when you label everyone with that particular view a sexist. I think thats extremely disingenuous considering a lot of gamers who may have issues with bf5 very likely love other games with strong female leads such as Metroid, The Last of Us, Alien Isolation , or Mirrors Edge.

    Personally, I don't necessarily see an issue with the story focusing around a women but let's try not to give a blanket label to those we disagree with.

    Edit: alien Covenant to alien isolation

    29 votes
  4. Comment on ASL? Just kidding but seriously where are most of you Tildoes from? in ~talk

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    Living in Japan, originally from the US.

    Living in Japan, originally from the US.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How do you discover music? in ~music

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    I find a ton of stuff on youtube. I'll find someone I like and then check out some of the suggestions it gives on youtube. If not youtube then I'll listen to recommendations that come up here and...

    I find a ton of stuff on youtube. I'll find someone I like and then check out some of the suggestions it gives on youtube. If not youtube then I'll listen to recommendations that come up here and on r/listentothis.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Post one of your favorite songs have other tilderados recommend a related song in ~music

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    I'm really diggin this. I'm gonna check out more of his stuff thanks for the suggestion!

    I'm really diggin this. I'm gonna check out more of his stuff thanks for the suggestion!

  7. Comment on Post one of your favorite songs have other tilderados recommend a related song in ~music

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    I like it! I might try out some more of their stuff. I actually appreciate instrumental/jam stuff cuz I like to listen while playing vidya games and theres not much to focus on so its great...

    I like it! I might try out some more of their stuff. I actually appreciate instrumental/jam stuff cuz I like to listen while playing vidya games and theres not much to focus on so its great background noise.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Post one of your favorite songs have other tilderados recommend a related song in ~music

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    Glad you like it! I stumbled upon his music on youtube one day and your song reminded me of it

    Glad you like it! I stumbled upon his music on youtube one day and your song reminded me of it

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Post one of your favorite songs have other tilderados recommend a related song in ~music

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  11. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    No worries, not trying to point fingers and say you weren't. I just didnt wanna get caught up on a hill I wasnt prepared to die on as I couldn't less if everyone on the site was some sort of...

    Yeah I think that point is distinct and I'm sorry for making it seem like I wasn't sympathetic toward it (because I am).

    No worries, not trying to point fingers and say you weren't. I just didnt wanna get caught up on a hill I wasnt prepared to die on as I couldn't less if everyone on the site was some sort of minority as long as I can have constructive conversations like this one. Thats all I was trying to say.

    I think the main pressure with reddit is that all content has to be FAST to rise, not inclusive in any meaningful sense.

    I see this as a major issue with reddits content. It's typically anything that is quick and easy to digest without much substance. Oftentimes that type of content is low brow, and as you mentioned, not inclusive. I would be all for more diverse topics with more substance geared towards minorities on tildes. As long as theres time to discuss things and no one is being hostile towards anyone. But as it is on reddit right now, theres no time to discuss topics when they're only relevant for a short time. With the focus towards more content at a quicker pace anything that isnt posted within the first 2 hours or so tends to get pushed to the bottom and people do their talking with the voting system instead which leaves one highly rated comment and a bunch of other comments below it agreeing in various ways which isnt conducive to an intellectually diverse ecosystem.

    commented about how you need to have a community seeming to move to keep users interested and engaged, so you can't have things at a snail's pace either.

    This seems to be the issue. Finding a middle ground between bringing in content at a pace that lets users discuss things for an adequate amount of time but still bringing in content quickly enough for things to not get redundant and stale.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    But these subs frequently make it to the front page so subscriber counts are irrelevant. Someone has to be upvoting these posts and I highly doubt it's anyone who harbors any ill will towards...

    the dirty little trick they used with "defaults" for people who signed up inflated all those associated communities' subscriber counts.

    But these subs frequently make it to the front page so subscriber counts are irrelevant. Someone has to be upvoting these posts and I highly doubt it's anyone who harbors any ill will towards minorities. I dont care about subscriber numbers or the minutiae of the demographic makeup of reddit. I think the talk of reddit demographic issues is distracting from my main point. Reddit, as a whole, isn't openly hostile towards women or minority groups. But it is hostile towards dissenting opinions. Maybe tildes as a site should work on the diversity of ideas bit too.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    I really do understand your point of view and I think it's perfectly reasonable, and perhaps helpful, for you to throw your invites at various minority subreddits if that's what you feel is best....

    I really do understand your point of view and I think it's perfectly reasonable, and perhaps helpful, for you to throw your invites at various minority subreddits if that's what you feel is best. I just ask that you try to reciprocate and understand the feelings of many others on the site.

    I can only speak for myself when I say this, but I left reddit due to a lack of intellectual diversity and an overabundance of echo chambers. I dont think many people would argue that reddit is lacking in physical diversity. Some of the largest subs on the site are dedicated to women and minorities (TwoX, LGBT, BPT, WholesomeBPT). However, it is largely lacking in ideological diversity. Many people on reddit are extremely left leaning with a tendency to downvote, belittle, mock, and joke about any idea that doesn't conform to their ideology. I'm sure a lot of people feel similar and dont want another reddit where ideas cant flourish because they dont conform to the overall worldview of the userbase. The only way to create that environment is to focus less on physical diversity (while still ensuring that minorities are welcomed with open arms and treated with respect of course) and creating an environment where ideological diversity can thrive.

    11 votes
  14. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    I agree. I think inviting people solely based on minority status is an awful idea. I personally just don't care about that stuff. If you like The Dave Matthews Band and RPG games we're practically...

    I agree. I think inviting people solely based on minority status is an awful idea. I personally just don't care about that stuff. If you like The Dave Matthews Band and RPG games we're practically best friends I couldn't care less what your ethnic background or sexual preference is.

    8 votes
  15. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    Can we please not? I left reddit for a reason and I'd appreciate it if people would stop trying to make this reddit 2.0. As for the idea, I don't mind if minorities want to join. This is an...

    Some ideas are posting on subreddits like TwoX, LGBT, and subreddits for specific minority communities.

    Can we please not? I left reddit for a reason and I'd appreciate it if people would stop trying to make this reddit 2.0.

    As for the idea, I don't mind if minorities want to join. This is an anonymous internet forum. I frankly don't give a fuck about your skin color, sexual preferences, ethnic background etc. All I care about is your ability to come provide interesting content and talk whithout being a jerk. Frankly, I think that "recruiting" based on physical characteristics is dumb for an internet forum. I care far more about diversity of ideas.

    15 votes
  16. Comment on Just for funsies: Just Let Me Play! | A review of Bloons TD 6 (Android/iOS) in ~games

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    Man I used to love the bloons td games. Haven't played one in a while. I may go back and play some old ones. I enjoy the quick review writeup. I wouldn't mind seeing more content like this with...

    Man I used to love the bloons td games. Haven't played one in a while. I may go back and play some old ones.

    I enjoy the quick review writeup. I wouldn't mind seeing more content like this with other games as well.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Suggestion: recruit fewer people from reddit in ~tildes

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    I'd be OK with this. Not everyone from reddit is bad or part of the problem, not by a long shot. But I'm looking for an alternative for a reason. Personally I'm trying to escape the toxic culture...

    I'd be OK with this. Not everyone from reddit is bad or part of the problem, not by a long shot. But I'm looking for an alternative for a reason. Personally I'm trying to escape the toxic culture that has existed around reddit for a while. I'm tired of people belittling people the don't agree with and shouting down dissenting opinions. I'd like some more constructive conversations. Of that means limiting reddit invites then so be it.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un have begun their historical summit in Singapore in ~news