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  1. Comment on Old School Message Boards in ~talk

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    I also like avatars for the simple fact that it gives you a glance into who they are. When you read a post, you are typically getting their view on a single thing (obviously you can glean other...

    I also like avatars for the simple fact that it gives you a glance into who they are. When you read a post, you are typically getting their view on a single thing (obviously you can glean other information from posts about who they are as well), but you'll see their avatar on every post. If someone picks a specific avatar, it generally means something to them in some way or other. You might learn about a specific interest, their sort of "posting style", etc based on it.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Old School Message Boards in ~talk

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    You seem to know a lot about SA so my comment isn't entirely necessary, but my two cents is that GBS is a deeply terrible subforum and its mostly just people chomping at the bit to be relentlessly...

    You seem to know a lot about SA so my comment isn't entirely necessary, but my two cents is that GBS is a deeply terrible subforum and its mostly just people chomping at the bit to be relentlessly negative about whatever the topic is. There are some much better subforums.

    3 votes
  3. I assume most of the people that post in Tildes came from Reddit (or they used Reddit primarily). Does anyone else primarily post on something other than Reddit? As an example, I primarily post on...

    I assume most of the people that post in Tildes came from Reddit (or they used Reddit primarily). Does anyone else primarily post on something other than Reddit? As an example, I primarily post on Something Awful. I think what attracted me to Tildes is what initially repulsed me from Reddit. I absolutely hate the idea of my opinion being drowned out simply because it was downvoted. Tildes has a bit in common with Something Awful in that sense. Something Awful is a more 'traditional' format. Each post follows the other and there isn't any mechanic for a community to hide or collapse a post.

    Additionally, it seems like the few punishments that occur here are a bit more open and transparent than Reddit. That is similar to SA, where they have something called a 'Lepers Colony' to see punishment reasons. Tildes appeals to me because even though it has a hint of Reddit, the discussions are a bit more focused just like SA.

    If you do post on older message board, which ones do you post on, and why do you like it?

    Like I mentioned I primarily post on Something Awful (Games and C-Spam subforums). I also used to post on GameFAQs and the resulting spinoff called LUElinks. I enjoyed each of these because they were a little bit more rough than other message boards, but they weren't a wild west like some of the anonymous options that existed.

    18 votes
  4. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

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    I'm actually really glad to see she apologized. I wasn't aware she had! With that being the case, I am a lot less apprehensive of her than I was previously.

    I'm actually really glad to see she apologized. I wasn't aware she had! With that being the case, I am a lot less apprehensive of her than I was previously.

    5 votes
  5. Does anyone have any experience working as a contractor in the IT field? I have 4 years of experience in the IT industry, all of it as a full time direct hire. I may have an opportunity to work...

    Does anyone have any experience working as a contractor in the IT field? I have 4 years of experience in the IT industry, all of it as a full time direct hire. I may have an opportunity to work for a very large company on a 2 year contract at fairly reasonable salary increase. The most important part to me is that I will be getting some experience off of the service desk as well, which I can use to continue my career going forward.

    My main concern is that I am unfamiliar with contract work. I do know that I get health benefits / 401k / sick days, but I assume there must be a drawback to being a contractor, right? I feel like being a contractor is inherently more unstable than being an actual hire. The position I am being considered for is a 2 year contract, but I worry that the position could simply disappear a few months in and I'd be out of a job. Is this a fair feeling, and is there any way I can gauge how true this might be for my position? Is there something I could discreetly ask in my interview that might help me understand if this is a stable position?

    If anyone has any experience as a contractor, I'd love to hear it.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia in ~news

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    You will hear about Uranium One, a completely nonstory until the day you die from Republicans, but you will never hear about this story from them. They honestly don't care about any of this. Its...

    You will hear about Uranium One, a completely nonstory until the day you die from Republicans, but you will never hear about this story from them. They honestly don't care about any of this. Its just breathless fingerpointing at Democrats.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Is the Earth flat? in ~misc

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    Well, when you are right you're right. I do think I prefer hbomberguy's version though. Its unlikely you'll be able to appeal to these people via logic though.

    I think may actually be unhelpful in the cause of reaching at Earthers because he straight up calls them "psychotic" and "fucking idiots."

    Well, when you are right you're right. I do think I prefer hbomberguy's version though. Its unlikely you'll be able to appeal to these people via logic though.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

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    I'm disappointed that she did the DNA test. Things like that just tell me she would get blown out in a general versus Trump. That stuff is like red meat to them. Claiming you are of Native...

    I'm disappointed that she did the DNA test. Things like that just tell me she would get blown out in a general versus Trump. That stuff is like red meat to them. Claiming you are of Native American heritag because of a DNA test is widely considered by tribal members to be offensive, including the Cherokee.

    If Bernie doesn't win, I'd love to see a Warren win, but I think the DNA test was a complete unforced error on her part.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

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    I'm voting for Bernie simply because this is a primary, and you can vote for your preferred candidate. I often hear people saying that a candidate can't win, but I don't understand what that is...

    I'm voting for Bernie simply because this is a primary, and you can vote for your preferred candidate. I often hear people saying that a candidate can't win, but I don't understand what that is important in a primary. You aren't betting on the winner, you are casting a vote in support of someone who most lines up with your ideals.

    If he doesn't win, fantastic, I'll go with whoever the Dem ends up being, but in the meantime, I'll be supporting him.

    14 votes
  10. Comment on gen:LOCK - New show by Rooster Teeth in ~tv

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    I would highly recommend checking out gen:LOCK. I initially took it to be an uninspired Voltron / mecha cashgrab, but I'm really enjoying it. I had to stop watching RWBY in Season 1 due to the...

    I would highly recommend checking out gen:LOCK. I initially took it to be an uninspired Voltron / mecha cashgrab, but I'm really enjoying it. I had to stop watching RWBY in Season 1 due to the animation quality, but they must have upped their game since then. I normally find I hate CGI in shows, but this show handled it very well.

    I was also surprised to learn how much talent they actually pulled in on this. They have Michael B. Jordan, Maisie Williams, Dakota Fanning, Monica Rial, and David Tennant as main character in it.

    If I had to compare gen:LOCK to something I'd put in a bit of Evangelion, Gundam, and a splash of Voltron.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

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    I would kind of like if the password requirements were loosened a bit so long as you had 2 Factor Authentication enabled.

    I would kind of like if the password requirements were loosened a bit so long as you had 2 Factor Authentication enabled.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Share your favorite vegetarian meals in ~food

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    I'm nowhere near vegan or vegetarian, but my girlfriend is. I've struggled to find things I could make for her that both she and I both find tasty. One thing that has been a hit is this:...

    I'm nowhere near vegan or vegetarian, but my girlfriend is. I've struggled to find things I could make for her that both she and I both find tasty. One thing that has been a hit is this: https://sweetsimplevegan.com/2018/04/simple-lemon-olive-oil-pasta/

    Its simple, its quick, its cheap, and its good.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit Rules and the Banning of Certain Anime Communities in ~anime

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    Depicting minors like that is disgusting, this is one of the few good things reddit has actually done.

    Depicting minors like that is disgusting, this is one of the few good things reddit has actually done.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Maintaining Trust and Safety at Discord With Over 200 Million People in ~tech

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    Reading about Discord Furry drama in Newsweek is 2019 as hell.

    Reading about Discord Furry drama in Newsweek is 2019 as hell.

  15. Comment on What is a book that left an impression on you? in ~books

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    I don't know that its something I would randomly suggest today as a book, since I assume most people have read it. The Hobbit - This got me truly interested in reading. I didn't know books could...

    I don't know that its something I would randomly suggest today as a book, since I assume most people have read it.

    The Hobbit - This got me truly interested in reading. I didn't know books could have such fully realized worlds. I always had trouble imagining things, but this book kind of opened up a lot of interests and hobbies I'd have later in life.

    11 votes
  16. Comment on Suggestions for manga/anime focused on hand-to-hand combat primarily? in ~anime

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    Appreciate this! Both of those sound really great. Kingdom in particular sounds really interesting.

    Appreciate this! Both of those sound really great. Kingdom in particular sounds really interesting.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Suggestions for manga/anime focused on hand-to-hand combat primarily? in ~anime

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    That sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

    That sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

  18. Comment on Suggestions for manga/anime focused on hand-to-hand combat primarily? in ~anime

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    Thanks! I'll definitely check out Hunter x Hunter. Its one of those ones I've always heard about but never really looked into.

    Thanks! I'll definitely check out Hunter x Hunter. Its one of those ones I've always heard about but never really looked into.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Suggestions for manga/anime focused on hand-to-hand combat primarily? in ~anime

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    I'm totally fine with sword / axe fights. I actually have read Vinland Saga, another one I forgot I've read. I enjoyed this very much. If I re-wrote my original post, I guess I might call for...

    I'm totally fine with sword / axe fights. I actually have read Vinland Saga, another one I forgot I've read. I enjoyed this very much.

    If I re-wrote my original post, I guess I might call for fighting that is somewhere vaguely grounded in reality, which Vinland Saga definitely fits into.

    1 vote