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  1. Comment on The Tildes code is now open-sourced in ~tildes.official

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    Hurray! :D

    Hurray! :D

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - approaches to self-promotion in ~tildes.official

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    I have no problem with self promotion at all to be honest. Voting and commenting is the true equalizer when it comes to self-promotion. If people don't like it, they won't upvote it. If they do,...

    I have no problem with self promotion at all to be honest. Voting and commenting is the true equalizer when it comes to self-promotion. If people don't like it, they won't upvote it. If they do, then maybe someone's thing is interesting and we should look at it. One of the best things about the internet is that we can talk directly to the people who made stuff.

    Similarly, self-promotion has definitely not hurt Hackernews, who does it all the time with "Show-HN" posts. Tildes itself was literally a spawn of self promotion.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we maintain quality without drifting too far into "gatekeeping"? in ~tildes.official

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    It definitely shouldn't be a trashcan. Absolutely not. Nor should it necessarily be a dumping ground for bad content. The term ~fluff came from an earlier thread from a few months ago that was...

    It definitely shouldn't be a trashcan. Absolutely not. Nor should it necessarily be a dumping ground for bad content.

    The term ~fluff came from an earlier thread from a few months ago that was specifically for fuzzy animals. Hence fluffy content.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Any game developers here? Share your projects and insights in ~games

  5. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we maintain quality without drifting too far into "gatekeeping"? in ~tildes.official

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    ~fluff isn't necessarily negative. It could/should be spun as a cutesy beginners playground, not a jail. ~trash implies that the thing you posted was "bad," which doesn't help people who make...

    ~fluff isn't necessarily negative. It could/should be spun as a cutesy beginners playground, not a jail. ~trash implies that the thing you posted was "bad," which doesn't help people who make mistakes. ~fluff isn't for "bad" stuff, it's for things that don't belong on ~tildes.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we maintain quality without drifting too far into "gatekeeping"? in ~tildes.official

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    Once again, I'd like to suggest ~fluff. Tildes needs a baby-steps guide. Right now there's a chilling effect on posting. Prominent high profile bans and lots of talk about culture are often scary...

    Once again, I'd like to suggest ~fluff.

    Tildes needs a baby-steps guide.

    Right now there's a chilling effect on posting. Prominent high profile bans and lots of talk about culture are often scary for new users who haven't figured everything out yet. If you get the culture, then it's natural and normal, but most people don't right off the bat.

    Most people who come here see a reddit-clone with an option for themes. Culture is not obvious or apparent. It's learned.

    People need to be allowed to make mistakes and adapt. You just can't learn if you feel like posting something is going to get you banned or heavily complained about. There should be a friendly process for moving stuff over to ~fluff and ~fluff shouldn't be a bad place. We should make having a post being moved to fluff like a right of passage. It should be a mark of learning and like an inside joke that's shared with the participant.

    But seriously, ~ would be better with ~fluff.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - thoughts about the site's activity level in ~tildes.official

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    This sounds dumb, but I was really interested in an open source social network, so I have kind of dropped off when it wasn't open sourced.

    This sounds dumb, but I was really interested in an open source social network, so I have kind of dropped off when it wasn't open sourced.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Inside the minds of Elon Musk's fans in ~talk

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    If you were building a submarine to help a world-known crisis, wouldn't you tell people? I don't like the idea that you can't do good things unless you keep it a secret.

    If you were building a submarine to help a world-known crisis, wouldn't you tell people? I don't like the idea that you can't do good things unless you keep it a secret.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on So, what have you been working on? in ~comp

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    From the perspective of a developer: 0% of the people that get the free version ever turn to paying customers. $5 may seem like a lot, but they put wayyyyy more than $5 dollars worth of their time...

    From the perspective of a developer: 0% of the people that get the free version ever turn to paying customers. $5 may seem like a lot, but they put wayyyyy more than $5 dollars worth of their time into it. It's likely a very niche product that not enough people will buy for it to be reasonable for them to put at $1.

  10. Any hobbyist gamedevs interested in working on a project together?

    I've been trying to get back into game dev recently and I'd love to work with someone if you're up for it. I'm also down to join existing hobbyist projects, although I have a thing I'm currently...

    I've been trying to get back into game dev recently and I'd love to work with someone if you're up for it. I'm also down to join existing hobbyist projects, although I have a thing I'm currently building at the moment.

    If you make games for fun and are looking for a partner, feel free to send me a PM or just reply to this.

    Similarly, I'd like to also suggest a Tildes ~LFG (looking for group) or other meeting-ish area.

    12 votes
  11. Comment on So, what have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Oh I have a thing this time! I'm building an open source (but not free) streak-counting app in Flutter (iOS/Android native cross platform lib). Think GitHub's green squares but for everything....

    Oh I have a thing this time! I'm building an open source (but not free) streak-counting app in Flutter (iOS/Android native cross platform lib). Think GitHub's green squares but for everything.

    There's a few of these already on the market, but the best one by far doesn't really represent the data in the way I'd like for my own uses. Plus, it'd be nice to have an open source alternative.

    The current mockup we're looking at.

    Critiques and suggestions welcome!

  12. Comment on Why is there just 3 main PC operation systems? Is there room to market a platform that isn't as intrusive as Windows 10, but more user friendly than Linux based ones? in ~tech

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

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    Awhile ago @whom got his named changed just by asking. We definitely should all know that and flood @Deimos with requests like that.

    Awhile ago @whom got his named changed just by asking. We definitely should all know that and flood @Deimos with requests like that.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Let's discuss politics in ~talk

  15. Hey ~games, how do we feel about Active Shooter?

    There's a game that was coming out that let you play as either an active shooter or as the SWAT team that responds to it. IMO, it looked pretty garbage to play, but seemed to be banking on...

    There's a game that was coming out that let you play as either an active shooter or as the SWAT team that responds to it.

    IMO, it looked pretty garbage to play, but seemed to be banking on controversy. And... controversy it got.

    What are your thoughts on this? Should steam have banned it?

    12 votes
  16. Comment on Automatically archiving posts in ~tildes

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    I kinda love the fact that old threads stay alive for so long.

    I kinda love the fact that old threads stay alive for so long.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - our first ban in ~tildes.official

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    I disagree with this. I think this assumes that people can’t change or are in someway inherently bad. I’ll agree that it’s important that in the early days we should ban quickly, but I don’t think...

    I disagree with this. I think this assumes that people can’t change or are in someway inherently bad.

    I’ll agree that it’s important that in the early days we should ban quickly, but I don’t think thats a good longterm plan.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - our first ban in ~tildes.official

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    I understand Redacted’s anger. I even can get his point. But yeah, no one should be a jerk. Good ban. Though I do hope we get more of a warning system.

    I understand Redacted’s anger. I even can get his point. But yeah, no one should be a jerk. Good ban.

    Though I do hope we get more of a warning system.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Trumps' Twitter is a Public Forum, Rules Federal Judge: Good! in ~news

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    Yeah, but Richard Spencer still has a twitter account, so I really doubt they're just straight banning people due to political beliefs.

    Yeah, but Richard Spencer still has a twitter account, so I really doubt they're just straight banning people due to political beliefs.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Trumps' Twitter is a Public Forum, Rules Federal Judge: Good! in ~news

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    Since when has twitter banned people for political views?

    Since when has twitter banned people for political views?

    9 votes