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  1. Comment on Suggestion: When unsubscribing to a group have an optional "Reason for leaving" field. For example: If a large percentage unsubscribe for 'toxicity' that's valuble information. in ~tildes

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    You're right, but I guess I overlook the upvotes because I don't put much value on them, a vote doesn't indicate that someone put thought into it, it's possible that their kneejerk reaction was to...

    Four people commented something negative about the idea, but twenty‐four voted it up. Don’t get discouraged. :)

    You're right, but I guess I overlook the upvotes because I don't put much value on them, a vote doesn't indicate that someone put thought into it, it's possible that their kneejerk reaction was to upvote it solely based on the title. I guess I also wish the constructive and thoughtful voices were louder, I can handle criticism just fine, what I can't is when people criticise with an obvious lack of thought.

    Then again I must be displaying some cognitive bias here, I probably wouldn't feel so negative if people said positive yet non-constructive things although they'd be contributing the same as the negative non-constructive. Food for thought.

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  2. Comment on Suggestion: When unsubscribing to a group have an optional "Reason for leaving" field. For example: If a large percentage unsubscribe for 'toxicity' that's valuble information. in ~tildes

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    I'll preface to say I'm quite disillusioned with Tildes so this'll probably be pretty negative. I'm glad someone thought it was a good idea, sometimes I feel like people are deliberately difficult...

    I'll preface to say I'm quite disillusioned with Tildes so this'll probably be pretty negative.

    I'm glad someone thought it was a good idea, sometimes I feel like people are deliberately difficult or trying to make this place worse, when I post a good idea and the top posts are "it could be abused" and "it would just become spam". Either people lack imagination to see the potential use, they're blatantly pessimistic and not constructively thinking about solutions, or they're actively trying to drag this place down. Not the first time either, if I had a "reason for leaving tildes" box it would say "because constructive intelligent conversation is not the majority". I mean I'm not stupid enough to think that my ideas will get universal support or that they're perfect, but I put thought into them and peoples replies are picking holes with solutions that take 2 seconds to imagine. At least they could come up with serious issues.

    I think the trouble with this place is there's always some filter towards what people join and why, this is pretty much people fed up with reddit, it's not drawing from an existing community or building up from some shared interest (other than free-speech and privacy). I guess what I'm trying to say that I feel the whole place is a little too general interest.

    I only came back to check the GUI, but thanks for posting a constructive comment, made me feel a bit better that my efforts aren't completely in vain.

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  3. Comment on Choosing to not have children in ~life

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    I have thus far not had kids because I'm not selfish, I know I'm not cut out for it mentally, my problems would become my childrens problems. In retrospect I'm so glad I didn't have kids, looking...

    I have thus far not had kids because I'm not selfish, I know I'm not cut out for it mentally, my problems would become my childrens problems. In retrospect I'm so glad I didn't have kids, looking at the past 10 years I would have been an awful parent.

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  4. Comment on I'm a college student and I want to hear about your current job situation. in ~life

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    Are you talking about getting a job while you're in college, or something to study towards? The options you have in the former are limited; the latter, endless.

    Are you talking about getting a job while you're in college, or something to study towards? The options you have in the former are limited; the latter, endless.

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  5. Suggestion: As a general guideline, posts relevant only to one country should have that in the title i.e "Your voting data has been exposed" vs "USA voting data exposed"""

    If you want to make the site diverse then people need to stop writing as though the audience is one country. Obviously it doesn't count if they're posting in a geographically relevant group eg....

    If you want to make the site diverse then people need to stop writing as though the audience is one country. Obviously it doesn't count if they're posting in a geographically relevant group eg. ~news.usa

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

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    People will do the job you pay them for if you clearly outline the requirements. But yeah if it doesn't feel right to people then it's not going to fly either way. The critical mass needs to be a...

    It's also no guarantee that we'll get the "right content" that you describe: we'll get quantity over quality.

    People will do the job you pay them for if you clearly outline the requirements. But yeah if it doesn't feel right to people then it's not going to fly either way.

    we haven't yet reached the critical mass required for this site to be self-sustaining in terms of content

    The critical mass needs to be a quality mass, if you get a critical mass of shit-posting then you're digging your own grave, numbers alone wont solve it. I'm hoping the trust system works it out, but again I think the wrong people can still tip the scales.

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

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    To add to this the Dunning-Kruger effect means that more competent posters are likely to underestimate their ability and less competent posters more likely to overestimate their ability. To get...

    a number of people seem to feel like they're not "worthy" of posting on the site

    To add to this the Dunning-Kruger effect means that more competent posters are likely to underestimate their ability and less competent posters more likely to overestimate their ability.

    To get 'quality content' you need to counteract this, don't ask me how though.

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

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    I guess there's no point to it if people don't like the idea, but I'm not sure the alternative is much better. You need the right content to attract the right people, but to get the right people...

    I guess there's no point to it if people don't like the idea, but I'm not sure the alternative is much better. You need the right content to attract the right people, but to get the right people you need the right content.

    I think you need some sort of "stimulus package".

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  9. Comment on What are you reading? in ~books

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    I started on Falcon of Sparta, it's pretty good.

    I started on Falcon of Sparta, it's pretty good.

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

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    To quote above: Key word being work. Since it's such work, why not hire a few people to post content to bootstrap us past this initial growth hurdle? The people that post now aren't necessarily...

    To quote above:

    posting is work.

    Key word being work. Since it's such work, why not hire a few people to post content to bootstrap us past this initial growth hurdle?

    The people that post now aren't necessarily adhering to quality content, they're just the people that happen to be bothered posting(whatever their reasons are), but if you hired a few people at least you can shape the content coming out into something resembling 'quality content'. The users could help determine if they wanted more or less of the same content posted.

    It's the type of work that would be cheap to outsource.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on "Still Can't Believe It Worked": The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue in ~misc

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    I felt terrible when I heard their plight because after hearing all the challenges I was certain they would die, so glad to be wrong.

    I felt terrible when I heard their plight because after hearing all the challenges I was certain they would die, so glad to be wrong.

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  12. Comment on Civility is on the decline and we all bear responsibility in ~misc

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    Go fuck yourself. /s

    Go fuck yourself.

    /s

  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    How big is your NAS, is it mulitple HDD's? You can get single external HDD's at 8TB capacity nowadays. What capacity is your laptop hdd? You could swap it out with a high capacity 2.5" laptop hdd...

    How big is your NAS, is it mulitple HDD's? You can get single external HDD's at 8TB capacity nowadays.

    What capacity is your laptop hdd? You could swap it out with a high capacity 2.5" laptop hdd and then use an 'unlimited backup' solution, you just have to watch out for their 'deletion' property, some like Backblaze only keep 'deleted' data for 30 days.

    You could also ask parents, relatives or friends(with uncapped internet) if they would let you network your external HDD there. You'd essentially be getting cloud-storage for free.

    As for travelling, if you're like meeting new people and like free accommodation you should check out couchsurfing.com, it's a community of millions that let travellers stay with them for free, it's based on reputation and reviews so you can see who is a trusted member of the community before you commit to anything.

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  14. Comment on ‘I see this as a major Hollywood film’: Studios consider making Thai cave rescue a movie in ~movies

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    They better make it good.

    They better make it good.

  15. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - figuring out some early details of the group hierarchy in ~tildes.official

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    Adapting off other ideas here: Subscribing to a group gives you the option to either: subscribe to only the main group subscribing to the main group and all sub-groups(blacklist omission)...

    Adapting off other ideas here:

    Subscribing to a group gives you the option to either:

    • subscribe to only the main group

    • subscribing to the main group and all sub-groups(blacklist omission)

    • subscribing to the main group and some sub-groups(whitelist omission)

    • subscribing to the main group and the top-posts of the subgroups(possibly with customizable settings)

    It's clear that once you start getting a large hierarchy that it's going to get confusing if you are subscribed to ~games, and ~games.rpg.skyrim but not ~games.rpg. and so on.. The only way I can think of to make this clear and intuitive is to have an interactive tree which lets you keep track and alter your subscriptions, see diagram:

    https://i.imgur.com/ET68Rc2.png (it's no picasso)
    Visiting a group gives you the option of /~tildes-all or /tildes-main, depending which view becomes default. Perhaps users can change settings to determine which is the default view for their account.

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  16. Comment on Reddit suspends user for posting CEO’s position on hate speech. in ~tech

  17. Comment on Box CEO Aaron Levie says mistrust of Google and Facebook is a ‘contagion’ that could spread to every tech company in ~tech

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    Apathy to self-ignorance.

    How is it possible for someone to not understand the literal description of the service requires the ability of the application to read your emails??

    Apathy to self-ignorance.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What are you reading? in ~books

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    I tried War of the Roses but it wasn't my cup of tea, I downloaded Darien, Dunstan, and Falcon of Sparta but havn't started them yet.

    I tried War of the Roses but it wasn't my cup of tea, I downloaded Darien, Dunstan, and Falcon of Sparta but havn't started them yet.

  19. Comment on What are you reading? in ~books

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    I read that series the battle scenes are still vivid in my memories, Conn Iggulden is amazing, which reminds me I've been meaning to read the last of the Emperor series, have you read those? It's...

    I read that series the battle scenes are still vivid in my memories, Conn Iggulden is amazing, which reminds me I've been meaning to read the last of the Emperor series, have you read those? It's Caesar and it's great too.

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  20. Comment on Is "Every Episode of "The Flash" Ever" too fluffy? in ~tildes

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    I think we're looking past the elephant in the room, when defining what constitutes "fluff" a 12 year old is going to vary differently from a 18 year old, and again differently from a 50 year old...

    I think we're looking past the elephant in the room, when defining what constitutes "fluff" a 12 year old is going to vary differently from a 18 year old, and again differently from a 50 year old etc.. Because there's no separation of demographics or real grouping of people aside from 'categories', then you're going to have constant disagreements till one group dominates and the other group gets marginalised.

    And I'm not confident that the marginalised group is necessarily going to align with whatever Tildes abstract principles are, I admire the sentiment but I'm becoming more pessimistic about how I feel this is going to play out.

    3 votes