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  1. Comment on Sweden could revive its night trains to Europe, agency finds – Malmö to Cologne is proposed as the first route for sleeper trains in ~misc

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    They cover a fair amount of transport news, so they have my vote! It doesn't take much to make me happy.

    They cover a fair amount of transport news, so they have my vote! It doesn't take much to make me happy.

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  2. Comment on So long, salt and vinegar: how crisp flavours went from simple to sensational in ~food

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    A couple of years ago Walkers released a range of limited edition flavours. This is the range of the six flavours. I think the only flavour I found remotely well balanced and palatable was the...

    A couple of years ago Walkers released a range of limited edition flavours. This is the range of the six flavours. I think the only flavour I found remotely well balanced and palatable was the cheese, cucumber and salad cream one. I wasn't surprised when, as they all rapidlly approached their best before dates, we had to heavily discount them to try and shift them. Then inevitably bin almost whole cases we had left over.

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  3. Comment on So long, salt and vinegar: how crisp flavours went from simple to sensational in ~food

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    In my line of work, salt and vinegar outsells every other flavour we stock by about 2:1.

    In my line of work, salt and vinegar outsells every other flavour we stock by about 2:1.

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  4. Comment on Is there any progress on tag synonyms? in ~tildes

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    Hello. As some of you may have noticed I may enjoy the tagging aspect of Tildes a little more than most here. A combination of far too much free time at this stage of my life and a lifelong...

    Hello. As some of you may have noticed I may enjoy the tagging aspect of Tildes a little more than most here. A combination of far too much free time at this stage of my life and a lifelong obsession with categorisation. Quirks can take many forms, apparently.

    The intricacies of the tagging system here on Tildes fascinates me and I'm going to bookmark my very first topic with this post. I'm curious to watch and participate in the evolution of this element of Tildes.

    The differing terminology seen across the various English speaking countries is an interesting problem for an aggregation site with users across the world. A global, agreed upon system of categorisation is hard enough at the best of times. And for some reason a great deal of the variances can be found in a topic very dear to my posting history. Transport. Here's a very much non-exhaustive list of the few I often deliberate over:

    • public transit / public transport
    • subways / metro / underground
    • aviation / air travel

    I'd personally love to see a system where these synonyms are grouped together somehow, but I very much understand that there are complexities in enacting this on the site (it's well beyond my very laymans understanding of coding and site infrastructure) and its lower priority in the grand scheme of things.

    Nevertheless, I will continue to keep tagging to the best of my abilities. Some see it as grunt work, and maybe it is, but for now it's grunt work I have an unusal soft spot for. I'm certainly not a voracious commenter here and my posting history can best be described as serving a niche. My role in tagging the fascinating content that others post on a daily basis is my way of giving back to this fantastic little community.

    And as a caveat I feel I always have to add when my behind the scenes work gets noticed is: don't hesitate to drop me a PM if you ever feel one of my tags is inappropriate or a topic move to another subgroup isn't a good fit. In my short time here I've grown to love the collaborative effort that goes on behind the scenes and embrace the dialogue that can come from it. I never intend any of my additions or ammendments maliciously or to appear condescending. I'm very easy going/approachable and definitely open minded enough to acknowledge when I might have misread a topic or simply be wrong.

    Anyway. Maybe I should stop waffling.

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