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  1. Comment on By summer 2019, the Firefox browser will also block, by default, all cross-site third-party trackers in ~tech

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    The strange thing is that Safari does this and Apple is still paid by Google to have Google as a default browser. I wonder why Google is fine with it, with Safari blocking Google Analytics and all.

    The strange thing is that Safari does this and Apple is still paid by Google to have Google as a default browser. I wonder why Google is fine with it, with Safari blocking Google Analytics and all.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What mobile games are worth playing? in ~games

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    Oh, my bad. I play only casually play Hearthstone and I probably haven't reached the point where microtransactions became a problem.

    Oh, my bad. I play only casually play Hearthstone and I probably haven't reached the point where microtransactions became a problem.

  3. Comment on What mobile games are worth playing? in ~games

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    I would recommend Hearthstone. It's a PC game as well as mobile, and I've been addicted for a while. There are some microtransactions but they're rare and don't give much of a benefit most of the...

    I would recommend Hearthstone. It's a PC game as well as mobile, and I've been addicted for a while. There are some microtransactions but they're rare and don't give much of a benefit most of the time. Give it a go!

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

  5. Comment on Apex Legends in ~games

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    I got a PC for the sole reason that barely anyone I know owns a PS4.

    I got a PC for the sole reason that barely anyone I know owns a PS4.

  6. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

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    I have the same text size, and I have no problem with it.

    I have the same text size, and I have no problem with it.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Apex Legends in ~games

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    I had it installed for a while on my PS4 but I’ll start properly playing on my PC which I just built, as I want to get used to PC gaming more.

    I had it installed for a while on my PS4 but I’ll start properly playing on my PC which I just built, as I want to get used to PC gaming more.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Apex Legends in ~games

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    What’s the difference between WASD and ESDF in your opinion? ESDF is slightly further right, but what differences do you experience in gaming and hand layout with it?

    What’s the difference between WASD and ESDF in your opinion? ESDF is slightly further right, but what differences do you experience in gaming and hand layout with it?

  9. Comment on Introductions #6 - It's been a while since the last one. How's everyone doing? in ~talk

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    Hey! I was here a few months but I never actually participated in an Introductions topic, so here I am. I’m here because @RedstoneTehnik invited me from the subreddit r/lounge on Reddit. I still...

    Hey! I was here a few months but I never actually participated in an Introductions topic, so here I am.

    I’m here because @RedstoneTehnik invited me from the subreddit r/lounge on Reddit. I still use Reddit for memes and such, but this’ll be my main link aggregator and community site.

    I’m currently a student, I live in Dubai, the UAE but I was born lived in Westminster, London for a few months.

    I can’t wait to see how this place progresses, and I really like what @Deimos is doing with this site!

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Introductions #6 - It's been a while since the last one. How's everyone doing? in ~talk

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    I personally love the Solarized Light theme. It feels relaxing yet serious simultaneously.

    I personally love the Solarized Light theme. It feels relaxing yet serious simultaneously.

  11. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

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    Yes, I’m aware of that.

    Yes, I’m aware of that.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

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    I added the site to my home screen, and it works fine and dandy. I managed to label comments 'Exemplary', and that's probably because I'm using Safari for Tildes. Thanks anyway — I don't find...

    I added the site to my home screen, and it works fine and dandy. I managed to label comments 'Exemplary', and that's probably because I'm using Safari for Tildes. Thanks anyway — I don't find notifications to be too bad a problem for me. Either way, I think people would make Tildes clients once the API is released and once more people join Tildes (perhaps by 2020/2021).

    4 votes
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    That's terrible, but it fits with Google's ideology well. I wish they'd change as a company.

    That's terrible, but it fits with Google's ideology well. I wish they'd change as a company.

  14. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

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    Alright — I added to Tildes to my home screen, and I actually agree with you now. It's working really well and I have no problems any more (probably because I'm using Safari). Thanks for...

    Alright — I added to Tildes to my home screen, and I actually agree with you now. It's working really well and I have no problems any more (probably because I'm using Safari). Thanks for explanation, it's much appreciated.

    13 votes
  15. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

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    I'm in agreement with @cfabbro, and another reason I don't use Brave is because it's Chrome-based and I want to distance myself away from Google.

    I'm in agreement with @cfabbro, and another reason I don't use Brave is because it's Chrome-based and I want to distance myself away from Google.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Is there any way you can mention a user in topics or comments? in ~tildes

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    Makes sense. I may use ‘@‘ more often in that case, but I don’t think it really matters too much.

    Makes sense. I may use ‘@‘ more often in that case, but I don’t think it really matters too much.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Are there any thoughts for a notification system or a mobile app? in ~tildes

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    That’s what I do, but that only works for Safari and I personally use the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser. Luckily Tildes is great with privacy and they have no ads or trackers, so it’s safe to run in...

    That’s what I do, but that only works for Safari and I personally use the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser. Luckily Tildes is great with privacy and they have no ads or trackers, so it’s safe to run in Safari.

    5 votes
  18. While browsing through the Tildes documentation, I stumbled across this in the Technical Goals section: Tildes is a website. Your phone already has an app for using it—it's your browser. Tildes...

    While browsing through the Tildes documentation, I stumbled across this in the Technical Goals section:

    Tildes is a website. Your phone already has an app for using it—it's your browser.

    Tildes will have a full-featured API, so I definitely don't want to discourage mobile apps overall, but the primary interface for using the site on mobile should remain as the website. That means that mobile users will get access to updates at exactly the same time as desktop ones, and full functionality should always be available on both.

    This got me thinking. Despite Tildes preferring mobile browsers over an app, is there still a chance for one? I usually avoid using websites on mobile unless I must, as mobile websites generally don't have the full functionality of the website. Labelling comments 'Exemplary' and 'Malice' on mobile is an example of what doesn't work (there's more), and it's usually very unresponsive for some of the things that still do work. Also, there aren't any notifications on mobile websites and some people, me included, have cumbersome browsers that make the feel of using the website slow and laborious.

    Another thing is, if the app has no chance of happening, could Tildes get desktop notifications? I usually like to respond to replies to my topics and comments as quickly as possible and I'm not a fan of the whole 'constant login to check my notifications' thing. Email notifications aren't possible because of Tildes' privacy belief.

    33 votes
  19. Comment on Is there any way you can mention a user in topics or comments? in ~tildes

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    Alright, thanks. I'll probably mainly use u/swiftestcat rather than @swiftestcat as using @swiftestcat makes it more like Twitter or Instagram which I differentiate from Tildes — I see Tildes as a...

    Alright, thanks. I'll probably mainly use u/swiftestcat rather than @swiftestcat as using @swiftestcat makes it more like Twitter or Instagram which I differentiate from Tildes — I see Tildes as a refined alternative to Reddit. Also, I'm used to using u/swiftestcat as a redditor myself.

    5 votes