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  1. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - proposals for "trial groups", round 1 in ~tildes.official

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    I like this idea! What about going up a step? So like ~tags.brazil would show all the posts that have a brazil tag. That way people could subscribe to tags and communities.

    I like this idea! What about going up a step? So like ~tags.brazil would show all the posts that have a brazil tag. That way people could subscribe to tags and communities.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how do we make groups feel more like "separate spaces"? in ~tildes.official

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    I see no difference from the perspective of the end user between an algorithm or a human culling a submission.

    I see no difference from the perspective of the end user between an algorithm or a human culling a submission.

  3. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how do we make groups feel more like "separate spaces"? in ~tildes.official

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    I am 100% hopeful there will be a ~memes here. And mods/trusted users have the power to retag "meme" or move submissions to that ~memes area for those who want to filter it out (in keeping with...

    I am 100% hopeful there will be a ~memes here. And mods/trusted users have the power to retag "meme" or move submissions to that ~memes area for those who want to filter it out (in keeping with the "Let users make their own decisions about what they want to see" goal).

    Same with the comment tagging. Allowing users to filter out jokes or whatnot instead of blanket banning/deleting them like /r/AskHistorians.

    Then again, I don't run a social media site and I haven't studied them. So I don't know what makes one good and what makes one bad.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how do we make groups feel more like "separate spaces"? in ~tildes.official

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    Do you know the false positive rate? And those are singular communities. Not an entire site. Edit: Also, the goal above the In-depth content you pointed me to says: "Let users make their own...

    Do you know the false positive rate?

    And those are singular communities. Not an entire site.

    Edit: Also, the goal above the In-depth content you pointed me to says: "Let users make their own decisions about what they want to see"
    Since it is listed beforehand, one might see that as more important. Just saying!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how do we make groups feel more like "separate spaces"? in ~tildes.official

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    I have read the goals. They are great goals. And "most important" doesn't mean "only thing allowed on the site at all." My point is when there are a million users, I don't think there is enough...

    I have read the goals. They are great goals. And "most important" doesn't mean "only thing allowed on the site at all." My point is when there are a million users, I don't think there is enough time to stop all the low effort content. Eventually there will be an overrun.

    And, how will we know if the mods and trusted users are allowing high quality content from all sides of an issue? A filter bubble can easily eschew complexity for simplicity and comfort. That's not what I want.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What if journalists covered controversial issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious? in ~misc

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    This was a great article. I am all for exploring the divide and not camping on one side or the other. I had posted an article the other day about Americans tuning out, and expounding on the...

    This was a great article. I am all for exploring the divide and not camping on one side or the other. I had posted an article the other day about Americans tuning out, and expounding on the complexity in any issue sounds wonderful. I hope the news outlets figure out a way to make doing so profitable.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how do we make groups feel more like "separate spaces"? in ~tildes.official

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    See, that's what I don't get. How is anybody going to stop it? When there are a million users, they will post whatever they want, no matter what. In my opinion, the best way is to filter it out if...

    See, that's what I don't get. How is anybody going to stop it? When there are a million users, they will post whatever they want, no matter what.

    In my opinion, the best way is to filter it out if you don't want to see it. Trying to stop it in the first place is too time consuming and starts down the road of a type of filter bubble that I do not want to see this site become.

  8. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how do we make groups feel more like "separate spaces"? in ~tildes.official

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    Maybe something like this? Users who are not logged in: front page with default subs for now Newbies: at first sign in, are given the option of choosing the default set of subs and default set of...

    Maybe something like this?

    Users who are not logged in: front page with default subs for now
    Newbies: at first sign in, are given the option of choosing the default set of subs and default set of tags to filter out, or to manually select. The default tags to filter out include "meme" and "low effort" and others that people commonly filter.

  9. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we help people "acclimate" in a friendlier way? in ~tildes.official

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    That's the point, though. I totally understand this is your site right now, but it won't be if it grows, right? Making it easy for users to tailor the site to the experience they want will...

    but you can't rely on that to shape the entire site.

    That's the point, though. I totally understand this is your site right now, but it won't be if it grows, right? Making it easy for users to tailor the site to the experience they want will facilitate that growth.

    I'm just an accountant, though, not a social media expert, so don't take my thoughts as coming from any kind of authority, hah!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we help people "acclimate" in a friendlier way? in ~tildes.official

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    Honestly, I think this whole thing can be fixed with mods being able to re-tag posts. A post will be re-tagged to include "meme", and everybody who doesn't want to see memes can have it filtered...

    Honestly, I think this whole thing can be fixed with mods being able to re-tag posts.

    A post will be re-tagged to include "meme", and everybody who doesn't want to see memes can have it filtered out. Or there could be a "low-effort" tag, and BAM! - the post is gone for those who have filtered that tag out.

    The newbie doesn't know why, but their posts aren't getting a ton of votes, so they turn to other ways. Or maybe they are, but those who don't want to see them don't have to easily.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on U.S. loses at world cup and it’s not even playing in ~finance

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    Hilarious! Citigroup is suggesting (with decent evidence) that bond traders were busy watching the Mexico-Brazil game for the most recent US Treasury auction, causing demand to be soft, meaning...

    Hilarious! Citigroup is suggesting (with decent evidence) that bond traders were busy watching the Mexico-Brazil game for the most recent US Treasury auction, causing demand to be soft, meaning the US Treasury has to pay a higher interest rate. They found the World Cup is more distracting for European traders, too.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Penalty shoot-outs are basically still crap-shoots in ~sports

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    79% of high kicks go in the goal, while only 72% of low kicks do. Keep that in mind for your next penalty shootout watching party! Fun to see the visualization they used, even though it doesn't...

    79% of high kicks go in the goal, while only 72% of low kicks do. Keep that in mind for your next penalty shootout watching party!

    Fun to see the visualization they used, even though it doesn't look like exact placement. It would be fun to see a heatmap of exact placement of balls heading toward the net and where they were scored/blocked/missed.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Coffee drinkers are more likely to live longer. Decaf may do the trick, too in ~food

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    Heard this on the radio this morning. It doesn't increase life expectancy a ton, but it's a decent amount. The decaf suggests it's not the caffeine, but crazy combinations of the 1000s of...

    Heard this on the radio this morning. It doesn't increase life expectancy a ton, but it's a decent amount. The decaf suggests it's not the caffeine, but crazy combinations of the 1000s of nutrients, chemicals, and compounds in the bean itself.

    Funny thing, I don't drink coffee! :P

    Edit: Also, they said the bad rap that coffee got long ago was due to entangling smokers and coffee drinkers in the same group. Now that they're able to (and know to) disentangle them and look at those effects separately, coffee is looking good!

    6 votes
  14. Comment on LeBron James signing with Lakers in $154M bombshell in ~sports

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    The West is now completely lopsided. CMV!

    The West is now completely lopsided. CMV!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Americans Seek to Escape News in ~news

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    I like the idea of working within a sphere of control. As long as a person is doing something, though! Becoming passive and watching Parks & Rec for the fifth time will not help. In fact, that is...

    I like the idea of working within a sphere of control. As long as a person is doing something, though! Becoming passive and watching Parks & Rec for the fifth time will not help. In fact, that is probably what those in power would like us to do. It's Brave New World to the T.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Sky-High Deductibles Broke the U.S. Health Insurance System in ~news

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    This one quote FTA is telling: I do not like the way the US is going with healthcare, a sentiment shared by many people. When people don't get the preventative care they should, tax-payers can end...

    This one quote FTA is telling:

    When one large employer switched all its employees to high-deductible plans, medical spending dropped by 12 percent to 14 percent, according to an analysis by economists at University of California, Berkeley and Harvard. But the workers weren’t learning to shop more effectively for health care. They simply reduced the amount of medical care they used, including preventative care. In high-deductible plans, women are more likely to delay follow-up tests after mammograms, including imaging, biopsies and early-stage diagnoses that could detect tumors when they’re easiest to treat, according to research in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

    I do not like the way the US is going with healthcare, a sentiment shared by many people. When people don't get the preventative care they should, tax-payers can end up footing a higher bill 20 years down the road! This is just another data point depicting a growing long-term problem, and the last two paragraphs hurt to read!

    12 votes