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  1. Comment on Thoughts on user profile badges/trophies? in ~tildes

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    I really think any form of hierarchy beyond what is required for the site to function (trust) should be avoided.

    I really think any form of hierarchy beyond what is required for the site to function (trust) should be avoided.

    16 votes
  2. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    This is a neat site, I don't know how I managed 86% kindness when most of my reddit activity is political shitposting though.

    This is a neat site, I don't know how I managed 86% kindness when most of my reddit activity is political shitposting though.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on How did you guys find out about Tildes and how actively did you follow its development up until receiving an invite? in ~talk

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    I check /r/redditalternatives every once in a while to see if any actual good alternatives to reddit have been made. I saw @Deimos's post, and got really excited since it actually seemed...

    I check /r/redditalternatives every once in a while to see if any actual good alternatives to reddit have been made. I saw @Deimos's post, and got really excited since it actually seemed well-thought out, not based on a gimmick, and not just a straight-up clone. Then I lurked /r/tildes until an invite thread went up (the second I think), and here I am.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on So uh, how do you pronounce Tilde? in ~talk

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    Perhaps it's a result of growing up around hispanic culture, but I've always heard it said as 'til-day'. This thread genuinely confused me!

    Perhaps it's a result of growing up around hispanic culture, but I've always heard it said as 'til-day'. This thread genuinely confused me!

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Some Amazon reviews are too good to be believed. They're paid for. in ~tech

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    I've never written an amazon review, does anything prevent you from taking the money then changing your view / reporting them?

    I've never written an amazon review, does anything prevent you from taking the money then changing your view / reporting them?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    I feel like the main problem with these neoliberal, data-oriented analyses is they never consider the broader socioeconomic context the data exists in. For example, it's great that "extreme...

    I feel like the main problem with these neoliberal, data-oriented analyses is they never consider the broader socioeconomic context the data exists in. For example, it's great that "extreme poverty" is decreasing, but how is it decreasing? It's not clear to me that we should be celebrating people switching from subsistence agriculture to sweatshop labor, beyond maybe being glad that peoples' short-term material outlook has slightly improved. Is quick development worth it if it comes at the cost of neocolonialism and expanding capitalist hegemony? It feels to me like it's just kicking the bucket down the road.

    Also, it's very disingenuous to implicitly conflate "is the world getting better?" with "are material conditions improving globally?", it's a presupposition of some kind of utilitarianism.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Humans Have Changed Earth's Seasons For The First Time, Study Shows in ~news

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    Carbon capture would help because it would rapidly reduce the concentration of warming gasses instead of just stopping it from increasing further.

    Carbon capture would help because it would rapidly reduce the concentration of warming gasses instead of just stopping it from increasing further.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on On social media what filters do you have to block content? Any motivation beyond "not interested"? in ~talk

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    Right now I have: bitcoin, tesla, elon musk, spacex, peterson, jordan peterson, esports, cryptocurrency, transhumanism, kurzgesagt, sam harris

    Right now I have:

    bitcoin, tesla, elon musk, spacex, peterson, jordan peterson, esports, cryptocurrency, transhumanism, kurzgesagt, sam harris

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Humans Have Changed Earth's Seasons For The First Time, Study Shows in ~news

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    It's too late, even if carbon output ceased today we're still looking at potentially catastrophic effects.

    It's too late, even if carbon output ceased today we're still looking at potentially catastrophic effects.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Humans Have Changed Earth's Seasons For The First Time, Study Shows in ~news

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    The situation is bleak. I pretend in my day-to-day life that some amazing carbon capture technique will be developed in the next decade or two and everything will be fine. The alternative is too...

    The situation is bleak. I pretend in my day-to-day life that some amazing carbon capture technique will be developed in the next decade or two and everything will be fine. The alternative is too depressing.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on (Yet another what are your favorite) and must-watch TV series? in ~talk

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    Twin Peaks, of course!

    Twin Peaks, of course!

    5 votes
  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~books

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    The most obscure book I've probably read is Goethe's Theory of Colours. It's overshadowed by Newton's work in optics (which to be fair is more correct than Goethe's), but I still love it because...

    The most obscure book I've probably read is Goethe's Theory of Colours. It's overshadowed by Newton's work in optics (which to be fair is more correct than Goethe's), but I still love it because it focuses on the perception of color rather than it's physical properties (which are irrelevant for most human experiences).

    3 votes
  13. Comment on On social media what filters do you have to block content? Any motivation beyond "not interested"? in ~talk

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    This is the only site I really ever filtered content on, so far I've just been adding tags to the list whenever I see something I dislike. I only have 11 so far, which speaks to the quality here...

    This is the only site I really ever filtered content on, so far I've just been adding tags to the list whenever I see something I dislike. I only have 11 so far, which speaks to the quality here imo.

    I've never used youtube for video discovery so I've never really understood all the complaints about the recommended section.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on MoviePass was down last night because it ran out of money in ~movies

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    It was very strange, at least things like twitter generate massive amounts of user data.

    It was very strange, at least things like twitter generate massive amounts of user data.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Is doxxing ever acceptable? Do the ends ever justify the means? in ~talk

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    Sort of a tradeoff though, right? Like I would not be comfortable saying much of the stuff I say if it wasn't somewhat anonymous, not because it's horribly racist or bigoted but because it's...

    Sort of a tradeoff though, right? Like I would not be comfortable saying much of the stuff I say if it wasn't somewhat anonymous, not because it's horribly racist or bigoted but because it's personal or political or whatever.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Is doxxing ever acceptable? Do the ends ever justify the means? in ~talk

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    It's to be expected, which is why anti-fascists typically wear masks or otherwise cover their faces.

    It's to be expected, which is why anti-fascists typically wear masks or otherwise cover their faces.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Mark Cuban says the ability to think creatively will be critical in 10 years, and Elon Musk agrees in ~humanities

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    When search does come you'll want to be able to find the posts though. And it lets people filter topics too.

    When search does come you'll want to be able to find the posts though. And it lets people filter topics too.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on There are too many artists, most of them crap in ~creative

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    I love when right-wing types end up writing pieces that are basically criticisms of capitalism when you unpack them.

    I love when right-wing types end up writing pieces that are basically criticisms of capitalism when you unpack them.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Mark Cuban says the ability to think creatively will be critical in 10 years, and Elon Musk agrees in ~humanities

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    I'd suggest tagging this with "mark cuban" and "elon musk".

    I'd suggest tagging this with "mark cuban" and "elon musk".

    2 votes
  20. Comment on House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general in ~news

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    Yes, but only if the house actually votes to impeach. And since leadership is (at the moment) against it that's unlikely to occur.

    Yes, but only if the house actually votes to impeach. And since leadership is (at the moment) against it that's unlikely to occur.

    1 vote