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  1. Comment on What's hard about being a man? in ~talk

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    While I broadly agree with the rest of your post (and I'm positive the kind of assumptions you mention would be baked into the original author's perspective), I don't think this is very applicable...

    Can i reply to this because it sort of answers the original question and others have posted examples to your question.. If you ask a question and every, single, time, regardless of location you are met with the same deer in the headlights look you are asking the question incorrectly to get the answers you need. You dont say "well i asked an other group and they understood it" or "we need to educate this group in the language of X so they can answer my question". You reword your question so your participants can understand it.

    While I broadly agree with the rest of your post (and I'm positive the kind of assumptions you mention would be baked into the original author's perspective), I don't think this is very applicable here. The question isn't vague in any way, it's just broad... and I'd wager intentionally so, in order to not push her interviewees in a specific direction with their answers.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Rethinking votes in ~tildes

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    I'm going to advocate again for removing the window on voting. Maybe I'm in the minority but I regularly visit/post in older threads, read valuable older comments and posts, want to link to those...

    I'm going to advocate again for removing the window on voting. Maybe I'm in the minority but I regularly visit/post in older threads, read valuable older comments and posts, want to link to those older discussions, etc. If we're really not discouraging people from posting in older threads as opposed to reposting or making new threads, there should be some way to leave positive feedback that doesn't add to noise.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Rethinking votes in ~tildes

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    SlashDot's system of score + label publicly visible always seemed the most useful that I've ever come across. The score is within a set range of 1 to 5, so you can get an average (I'm assuming) of...

    SlashDot's system of score + label publicly visible always seemed the most useful that I've ever come across. The score is within a set range of 1 to 5, so you can get an average (I'm assuming) of how valuable other users find your contribution to the conversation, rather than simply seeking sheer popularity, along with the labels such as insightful, informative, funny, etc. I don't know if/how it's gamed, but as a non-user it always helps me cut through the discussion.

    Come to think of it, a non-insignificant factor may also be that replies are titled.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Windscribe: We're not paying for #1 in ~tech

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    At the risk of seeming like a shill, I'm linking to this blog post that does speak to some relevant issues in tech.

    At the risk of seeming like a shill, I'm linking to this blog post that does speak to some relevant issues in tech.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on An article of impeachment has been passed. Donald Trump is the first President of the United States to be impeached twice. in ~news

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    I'd been wondering about this. What difference does any of this make at this point? I'm reminded of that "I strenuously object" scene from A Few Good Men.

    I'd been wondering about this. What difference does any of this make at this point? I'm reminded of that "I strenuously object" scene from A Few Good Men.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app in ~tech

  7. Comment on Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in ~music

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    Someone just happened to send this to me today. Fantastic stuff!

    Someone just happened to send this to me today. Fantastic stuff!

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Welcoming a New Year in ~games

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    Highly, highly recommend Hyper Light Drifter for any 16-bit-era action-adventure fans. It's challenging but never unfair, the combat is glorious, the soundtrack is immersive, the art is spectacular.

    Highly, highly recommend Hyper Light Drifter for any 16-bit-era action-adventure fans. It's challenging but never unfair, the combat is glorious, the soundtrack is immersive, the art is spectacular.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

  10. Comment on 2020 year in sports review in ~sports

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    Paging the following people to request one story or highlight from 2020 in these respective areas: @Micycle_the_Bichael - NHL and/or the Browns @muh_tilde - Red Sox @pistos - baseball @krg - MMA...

    Paging the following people to request one story or highlight from 2020 in these respective areas:

    @Micycle_the_Bichael - NHL and/or the Browns
    @muh_tilde - Red Sox
    @pistos - baseball
    @krg - MMA
    @AugustusFerdinand - sumo and/or F1
    @moocow142 - marbula one :P
    @spit-evil-olive-tips - NFL
    @mrbig - Brazilian football
    @MetArtScroll - cricket
    @Erik - NFL
    @Ellimist - Dallas Stars, Jacksonville Jaguars, and/or the Yankees

    By no means does it need to be anything comprehensive, anything that stands out from this past year will do. If nothing else it's for me to have a few rabbit holes to go down later.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Trump took a wrecking ball to media credibility—can Biden repair it? in ~misc

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    Trump has definitely provided challenges, but it's the media establishment at large that's responsible for the public's lack of belief in their credibility, more than anyone else. Even this...

    Trump has definitely provided challenges, but it's the media establishment at large that's responsible for the public's lack of belief in their credibility, more than anyone else. Even this article just totally disregards the stats in the fifth paragraph that contradict their presumption. Just as many people were distrustful of news media before Trump as now, and they largely prefer to operate as usual instead of taking a hard look at themselves.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on The year of Karen: How a meme changed the way Americans talked about racism in ~life

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    I'm not sure I'd agree that this has morphed into garden-variety misogyny, but maybe that's because of my opinion on one related point that is routinely glossed over - the whole notion of Karen...

    I'm not sure I'd agree that this has morphed into garden-variety misogyny, but maybe that's because of my opinion on one related point that is routinely glossed over - the whole notion of Karen representing racist white women is a false premise to begin with. Karen slang far predates the recent awareness of racial injustice within the US cultural zeitgeist, and it always referred to middle-aged, middle-class White women who displayed the kind of toxic entitlement that you mentioned. No racist component was necessarily implied or assumed. The incidents that went viral in the past few years like BBQ Becky, Permit Patty, etc. were kinda subsumed into the Karen narrative while it was hot in the zeitgeist. There might be considerable overlap between BBQ Beckys and Karens, but they aren't one and the same, and neither is one a subset of the other... and that's important to note. Why? That nuance being lost is yet another example of issues that, like many other ideas/slangs/hashtags that originate on Black Twitter between people who understand a shared context, it was taken out of that context and misinterpreted or misrepresented to the mainstream by primarily White liberals who want to be woke, who want to be allies, but don't fully understand the context... that self-congratulatory crowd that wants to be in on the joke but are just as guilty of #YouToo. To me, this is not a reflection of the US actually reckoning with racism; in fact it becomes a deflection, because the contingent who laugh and point fingers at this conflated identity does so to avoid addressing its own white guilt. It's projection.

    I have no evidence to provide for this, just my own anecdotal memory of watching usage patterns within various online circles over the past few years, but make of that what you will.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on 2020 year in sports review in ~sports

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    They're pretty much just a footnotes there, but two stories stood out for me. The one that would have been the first to come to mind for me, without a doubt, is the death of the legendary Diego...

    They're pretty much just a footnotes there, but two stories stood out for me. The one that would have been the first to come to mind for me, without a doubt, is the death of the legendary Diego Maradona in late November at the far-too-soon age of 60. Arguably the most famous Argentine in history, the soccer icon's body lay in state for three days of national mourning at the president's official residence. Millions broke the months-long covid restrictions in Buenos Aires to pay their respects, catch a glimpse of the body's motorcade, or simply share their grief. The impact was also deep around the rest of the footballing world, with Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas's suggestion that Maradona's number 10 be retired by every team around the globe only sounding kinda hyperbolic. While he was alive, recognition of his brilliance on the field was usually tempered by criticism of his complex, troubled character off it - his flaws were often played out in front of the world's media, even after retirement - but as one of the best posthumous tributes I've heard put it, "I don't care about what Diego did to his life, I thank him for what he did to mine." I'm not Argentine, and I never even had the opportunity to really witness his brilliance, but this felt like losing Kobe times 20. The world truly seems a little less bright without him.

    Also, Liverpool finally won the league for the first time in 30 years, overcoming the Qatari oil fund's Manchester City's recent dominance. It had become quite the stick with which to beat fans of the English giant, even though they had won major cup titles in the meantime. I'm not particularly enamored with their style of play but it's a very strong, hard-working, balanced team that has performed well since Klopp took over, so fair play to them.

    5 votes
  14. 2020 year in sports review

    It's been a hell of a year but we've just about made it, even managing to keep some sports going through it all. How about we look back at the best, the worst, the biggest, the weirdest stories of...

    It's been a hell of a year but we've just about made it, even managing to keep some sports going through it all. How about we look back at the best, the worst, the biggest, the weirdest stories of 2020? Even with keeping my eye on the weekly round-up threads, I know I've missed more than a few.

    17 votes
  15. Comment on When seeing a tag in a group, there is a link to take you back. I think a link to see that tag in all groups would also be nice? in ~tildes

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    That is actually the behavior I usually want/expect without thinking when I click a tag within a group, and then have to go through a couple hoops to get it. I wouldn't mind the current setup as...

    That is actually the behavior I usually want/expect without thinking when I click a tag within a group, and then have to go through a couple hoops to get it. I wouldn't mind the current setup as default if there was a one-click solution like Kuro suggests on that results page.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What cultural touchstone movies have totally passed you by? in ~movies

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    Airplane! is probably my pick off the top of my head if I'm forced to name my favorite movie, so I'm definitely about to get around to Dr. Strangelove now, thanks.

    Airplane! is probably my pick off the top of my head if I'm forced to name my favorite movie, so I'm definitely about to get around to Dr. Strangelove now, thanks.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What cultural touchstone movies have totally passed you by? in ~movies

  18. Comment on Epic Games Store Holiday Sale - One free game per day for fifteen days, discounts, and limitless coupons for $10 off any $15+ game in ~games

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    I was waiting for Inside and forgot which day it was, bleh.

    I was waiting for Inside and forgot which day it was, bleh.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Stardew Valley 1.5 Update out now on PC, with the largest amount of new content added to the game since launch in ~games

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    Sheesh, ConcernedApe is really adamant about making me play this game. I've always known I'm gonna buy it, but I also know I'm gonna end up spending way too much time that I can't afford playing it.

    Sheesh, ConcernedApe is really adamant about making me play this game. I've always known I'm gonna buy it, but I also know I'm gonna end up spending way too much time that I can't afford playing it.

    2 votes