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  1. Comment on Dos and don'ts in open source in ~comp

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    I agree with a lot of what this article says. From personal experience, I find the biggest concern I have when contributing to a project is knowing that, often, people will be dismissive and rude....

    I agree with a lot of what this article says. From personal experience, I find the biggest concern I have when contributing to a project is knowing that, often, people will be dismissive and rude. I'm still rather fresh in the OSS scene, and it's been hard to get over that. I've wasted so much time writing and rewriting, hoping that a person I respect won't decide to eviscerate a comment I made.

    What I like about Tildes is that it is polite by default. I don't have to establish myself or read over my words a dozen times to ensure people will offer me basic respect.

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  2. Comment on Call for volunteers: Techies against COVID-19 in ~comp

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    I'm decent with full-stack webdev, and could be willing to help out. If you identify a need where those skills would be helpful, feel free to let me know.

    I'm decent with full-stack webdev, and could be willing to help out. If you identify a need where those skills would be helpful, feel free to let me know.

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  3. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    Mhm, I reckon I agree with all of that. Anyhow, I'm glad you were able to garner a little insight from my reply!

    Mhm, I reckon I agree with all of that. Anyhow, I'm glad you were able to garner a little insight from my reply!

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  4. Comment on Are there any other sites similar to this one? in ~tildes

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    Although it's very young, and far less active than tildes, I find Karma interesting. IIRC, it's basically a very polite forum for studying things as a community, and Eve (the creator) has plans to...

    Although it's very young, and far less active than tildes, I find Karma interesting. IIRC, it's basically a very polite forum for studying things as a community, and Eve (the creator) has plans to redistribute money the site makes back to users, like a form of universal basic income. Very interesting stuff, I'm keeping an eye on it.

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  5. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    I came out as gay about a year ago, and prior to that I wasn't particularly feminine at all - monotone, boyish voice, I didn't care about fashion, etc. Since getting comfortable with being openly...

    I came out as gay about a year ago, and prior to that I wasn't particularly feminine at all - monotone, boyish voice, I didn't care about fashion, etc.

    Since getting comfortable with being openly gay, though, I've really let that whole act go to the sidelines. I painted my nails for a little bit, which was strictly reactionary - like a big FU to the closet, haha. Because my heart wasn't really in it, I stopped doing that, but I've definitely gotten way.. 'girlier' since then. I disagree with previous comments that it's to do with tribalism (I've probably spent less than a hundred hours with gay people in my life). I think it's more just that I opened my mind to the possibility of shamelessly acting a little feminine, and found it was fun. That's mostly why I do it, I think - acting girly is just a damn good time. You get to be catty and snarky and put on this little theatrical show. I also like being very non-threatening, and acting like a fruitcake really gets people's guard down.

    There are places and circumstances where I keep it hetero, of course. Job interviews obviously aren't the place for that behaviour. Frankly, I mostly only act like that when I'm with my friends.

    Anyhow, I hope that helps clear things up for you. I'm not at all offended by the question, and if you have any follow-ups, I'm happy to answer.

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  6. Comment on Pete Buttigieg's campaign received $5,000 from Russian-linked oligarch who supports Trump and McConnell in ~news

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    It's almost beautiful, in some kind of horrific way. It's it's own little ecosystem!

    It's almost beautiful, in some kind of horrific way. It's it's own little ecosystem!

    3 votes