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  1. Comment on Rocket League to end support for macOS and Linux in ~games

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    It is not that bad. It certainly isn't trivial and it can at first be extremely confusing trying to figure out how to arrange everything, but by now plenty of documentation exists around the...

    It is not that bad. It certainly isn't trivial and it can at first be extremely confusing trying to figure out how to arrange everything, but by now plenty of documentation exists around the Internet.

    For anyone who can actually be bothered to read, follow instructions, and search online, VFIO isn't that difficult.

    I am actually, hopefully, going to set it up myself this weekend.

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  2. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    It's a totally different idea, but this is as good a place as any to ask about it: Instead of (or in addition to) showing the subscriber count for each group on the groups listing page, show the...

    It's a totally different idea, but this is as good a place as any to ask about it:

    Instead of (or in addition to) showing the subscriber count for each group on the groups listing page, show the number of topics and comments posted in the last twenty-four hours for each group.

    I think I remember you mentioning wanting to make a change like that at some point, but I could be wrong. Either way, thoughts?

    5 votes
  3. Comment on At ten thousand page views a month, Tildes emits the same amount of carbon as one tree absorbs in one year. in ~enviro

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    Yesterday, I discovered this tool that measures the environmental impact of websites: Website Carbon Calculator I have no idea how accurate it is, but I do think it is pretty neat. Here are some...

    Yesterday, I discovered this tool that measures the environmental impact of websites:

    I have no idea how accurate it is, but I do think it is pretty neat.

    Here are some other websites I have tried:

    12 votes
  4. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    If you want to keep a journal digitally, you should "just do it". No, really, just create a little text file on your computer, or write yourself a text message, and start typing up the things you...

    If you want to keep a journal digitally, you should "just do it".

    No, really, just create a little text file on your computer, or write yourself a text message, and start typing up the things you have done today, even if that is nothing at all (or the things you want to do today, even if that is nothing at all).

    Alternatively, if you wanted to relive your past, you could take the notebooks that you mentioned and try transcribing their contents into a digital file, then see how that process makes you feel.

    Good luck!

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  5. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    Your note taking program looks beautiful and sounds very cool! When you release the program, you should post a topic about it here on Tildes. I would love to try it out. Also, from the way you...

    Your note taking program looks beautiful and sounds very cool! When you release the program, you should post a topic about it here on Tildes. I would love to try it out.

    Also, from the way you described the program, it reminded me of Roam, another note taking program. I do not know if you have seen it yet and I do not have any experience with it, but maybe it will help you with thinking about ideas and features for your program.


    As for keeping your journal and other information in a month/year directory structure, that is very interesting. It sounds like, on one hand, it allows you to more tightly integrate your journal writings with your ideas and life events during that month, with the files accompanying the journal in that month's directory serving as "evidence" that could provide context when reviewing that period of your life.

    On the other hand, it sounds like, by keeping additional files alongside your journal in each month's directory, you are more easily able to separate out your writing and information from your journal if it might not necessarily be relevant there.

    Thanks! Your answers give me a lot to think about.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Tagging: "poem" or "poems"? in ~tildes

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    I am leaning towards "poems" for no other reason than that almost all other tags follow the plural convention. I don't see any reason that "poem" should break that. I also added the tags "poems"...

    I am leaning towards "poems" for no other reason than that almost all other tags follow the plural convention. I don't see any reason that "poem" should break that.

    I also added the tags "poems" and "poem" to this topic so that, whatever choice is made, the "loser" tag should only consist of this topic and make finding this discussion and decision much easier.

    Previously, I did the same thing with "api" and "apis" tags.

    (Funny enough, the decision regarding tagging for APIs was to use the singular "api", because it is an acronym and what people are most likely to filter for over "apis".

    I have been thinking about posting another topic asking about "rpg" and "rpgs".

    We also, eventually, need to sort out "dnd" and "dungeons and dragons".)

    5 votes
  7. Comment on How to stop freaking out and tackle climate change in ~enviro

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    Ah, thanks for pointing that out. The URLs for each topic (mine and the other one) are different, so that's why the site didn't warn me. Whoops!

    Ah, thanks for pointing that out. The URLs for each topic (mine and the other one) are different, so that's why the site didn't warn me. Whoops!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on A Sad Day For Rust in ~comp

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    I wish they were added automatically, that would be super neat! Unfortunately though, they were added by me, a very boring human... In addition to being able to edit tags on your own topics, you...

    I wish they were added automatically, that would be super neat!

    Unfortunately though, they were added by me, a very boring human...

    In addition to being able to edit tags on your own topics, you can also get permissions to edit the tags of other users' topics, but you have to ask Deimos for them.

    As for seeing who edited the tags on your topic:

    If you are on mobile, in the top right there should be a button labeled Sidebar. Tapping it will reveal the sidebar.

    On desktop, the sidebar is just visible on the right side of the screen.

    At the bottom of the sidebar you should see something like: ▶ Topic log (1)

    That means one edit has been made to your topic. Click it to reveal what users did what things.

    So far, users can be given permissions to edit tags, titles, and links, as well as move topics to different groups. Each time an action like this is performed, the topic log states which user did what action.

    Finally, if you have not checked it out yet, there is a link to the site's documentation at the bottom of every page. It contains info for just about every feature the site has.

    16 votes
  9. Comment on Limit the number of posts from a particular site? in ~tildes

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    Well, people who visit the site and are not logged in, are automatically set to use the activity sort, which shows topics (topics = posts) with the most recent activity (more or less). "Activity"...

    Well, people who visit the site and are not logged in, are automatically set to use the activity sort, which shows topics (topics = posts) with the most recent activity (more or less).

    "Activity" in this context means either a comment being posted to the topic, or the topic itself being posted to the site. So, when you post a new topic, it automatically gets sent to the top of the activity sort. When someone posts a comment on a topic, that topic gets sent to the topic of the activity sort as well.

    So, you can have topics that are days or even weeks old, and they will suddenly get a comment and shoot back up to the top of the activity sort.

    At the same time, if someone posts a bunch of new topics to the site in rapid succession, they will also inhabit the top of the activity sort until other, newer topics get posted, or older topics get new comments and also get bumped to the top.

    I'm probably butchering this explanation and there are multiple ways to sort topics, so if you want to know more about how it (and everything else about the site) works, the site's documentation has a page on topic sorting:

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Limit the number of posts from a particular site? in ~tildes

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    Do you mean allow users to customize how many topics from a specific domain they will see at once on a topic listing page for them personally? Or, are you suggesting we limit the amount of topics...

    Do you mean allow users to customize how many topics from a specific domain they will see at once on a topic listing page for them personally?

    Or, are you suggesting we limit the amount of topics from specific domains users are allowed to post on Tildes globally?

    If you mean the first possibility, I can see the utility and you can ignore the rest of this comment.

    If you mean the second possibility:

    Are there any particular sites you had in mind when writing this topic?

    I think this is a human issue and a moderation issue and probably not something that should be solved via a technical solution.

    What I am saying is, if a user or users are submitting so much content to Tildes from a single site that it is actually causing issues, then that is something that I think should be handled personally between the users posting the content and the site's administrator.

    I also feel like setting any arbitrary limit on how many topics from a specific domain (or set of domains, or all domains) that can be posted within a period of time is not only going to be incredibly tricky to get right, but whatever limit is set will have trouble scaling alongside Tildes' growth. It becomes just one more thing to maintain.

    There is also the issue of sorting. Since you can sort topics various different ways on Tildes, there is nothing stopping topics from a single domain dominating your "Activity" sort, since those topics can be as old as the site itself.

    And then you have to consider how communities on Tildes might evolve over time. I obviously cannot talk about it with any sort of authority, but from what I remember, the general idea for Tildes' future is that the different groups and subgroups will eventually grow into their own, distinct communities. Eventually, Tildes will not be just one, homogeneous community, but instead several relatively unique, smaller ones.

    What I am getting at is, there is basically no way you could set a global limit on domain submissions across all groups once those groups have sufficiently diverged enough, it would absolutely have to be set on a group-by-group basis.

    Which begs the question, who gets to make that decision? If there are thousands of groups and subgroups, but the permission to set domain restrictions is reserved for only a handful of moderators and administrators, then domain restriction requests could become overwhelming.


    To be honest, I am pretty opposed to the idea of setting domain restrictions globally on Tildes, now or in the future, but I do think the idea has a lot of merit when you begin to think about the various groups on Tildes (those currently existing and those to be created in the future) as separate micro-communities.

    Will specific groups or subgroups ever actually be "flooded" with submissions from a specific domain? Yeah, honestly, that will probably happen. I am still leaning towards that being an issue best solved by human intervention and moderation, but the idea of allowing groups to democratically choose to limit submissions from specific domains within their little slice of Tildes is an interesting idea.


    Finally, maybe the best solution for you and others would just be to introduce the ability to filter out or ignore topics from specific domains?

    13 votes
  11. Comment on What are some games that exceed expectations? in ~games

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    Not exactly. The first two games were made with Adobe AIR. Creeper World 3 was made in Unity. There was a browser-based minigame prequel released after the third game that used a Unity browser...

    Not exactly. The first two games were made with Adobe AIR. Creeper World 3 was made in Unity.

    There was a browser-based minigame prequel released after the third game that used a Unity browser plugin.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What is a good free alternative to Wordpress that requires little coding? in ~comp

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    Have you looked into static site generators? I'd be willing to bet that most of them are easier to host than WordPress, and the more popular generators have tons of free themes available....

    Have you looked into static site generators? I'd be willing to bet that most of them are easier to host than WordPress, and the more popular generators have tons of free themes available.

    Configuring your blog shouldn't be more technically difficult than WordPress, depending on which generator you use.

    Finally, pretty much every generator allows you to write your blog posts using markdown, which you can of course edit using emacs.

    I'm sure some generators also support writing posts directly through org-mode, but if they don't, you could still just write the posts in org and then use pandoc or something else to convert them to markdown or HTML.

    12 votes