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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? #12 in ~books

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    Getting myself back into reading now. Just finished Slaughterhouse 5. Just bought The Sun Also Rises, and will also be cracking open Breakfast with Einstein. This gives a pretty nice summary of...

    Getting myself back into reading now. Just finished Slaughterhouse 5. Just bought The Sun Also Rises, and will also be cracking open Breakfast with Einstein.

    This gives a pretty nice summary of what type of stuff I'm into so recommendations are appreciated!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Who will know your passwords after you die? in ~life

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    What does that accomplish tho? Wouldn’t he need to know the input? Or is that listed as a hint, or is it the username?

    What does that accomplish tho? Wouldn’t he need to know the input? Or is that listed as a hint, or is it the username?

  3. Comment on Who will know your passwords after you die? in ~life

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    Going on my buddy’s Instagram is one of the last things I have to remember him by. Sometimes I’ll even send a message. I’m glad his accounts have remained untouched. Sigh. It was super weird...

    Going on my buddy’s Instagram is one of the last things I have to remember him by. Sometimes I’ll even send a message. I’m glad his accounts have remained untouched. Sigh.

    It was super weird seeing activity after he passed. For example, about 3 months after the Venmo request I had to him was cancelled and I got a notification. That was a sobering moment when I looked down and saw that.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Hammacher Schlemmer: The World's Most Peculiar Company in ~misc

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    This is so weird. I JUST found out about this company and was looking at their Wikipedia page. I understand the phenomenon where you learn about something and then see it everywhere...

    This is so weird. I JUST found out about this company and was looking at their Wikipedia page.

    I understand the phenomenon where you learn about something and then see it everywhere (Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon), but this doesn’t really qualify IMO. This is certainly not something brought up or mentioned very much to begin with.

    For those curious, it was an Office quote, when Dwight is listing the companies interested in his meat product that takes meat from horses and doesn’t kill them.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Can we have a dedicated thread or area for suggestions like this? So many pop up, this could easily be a comment on a larger thread.

    Can we have a dedicated thread or area for suggestions like this? So many pop up, this could easily be a comment on a larger thread.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Editing "grace period" for comments and topics increased to 5 minutes in ~tildes.official

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    I like that, it happens too often on other sites.

    I like that, it happens too often on other sites.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Editing "grace period" for comments and topics increased to 5 minutes in ~tildes.official

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    Since this topic is about UI changes I have a question for you @Deimos. I saw that there was a post that was deleted (“topic removed by user” was the text in red up top I believe), but I can still...

    Since this topic is about UI changes I have a question for you @Deimos.

    I saw that there was a post that was deleted (“topic removed by user” was the text in red up top I believe), but I can still go and see the post via navigating old commmets. It just doesn’t show in the main post feed.

    Is this by design?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Editing "grace period" for comments and topics increased to 5 minutes in ~tildes.official

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    I like this. Good change! I always catch my typos riiiight after the 2 minute grace period.

    I like this. Good change!

    I always catch my typos riiiight after the 2 minute grace period.

    16 votes
  9. Comment on In cases of school shootings, should the parent who owned the weapon be charged with a crime? in ~talk

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    I would say only if they blantently were not looked after. I believe in some states it’s required to keep guns in a safe. In those cases and the kid got his hands on the gun anyway, it wouldn’t...

    I would say only if they blantently were not looked after. I believe in some states it’s required to keep guns in a safe. In those cases and the kid got his hands on the gun anyway, it wouldn’t have mattered if they took extra steps IMO. They’d find a way to get a gun one way or the other.

    But if there’s a case where a parent has a gun lying on the floor in the TV room and their 10 year old puts it in their bag and takes it to school, yes that is negligent. And it’s on the parent.

    I think age of the child plays a big role. 14 and under, its all on the parents likely.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on How do you pronounce ~ ? in ~talk

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    Completely agree. This makes sense.

    Completely agree. This makes sense.

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

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    But that gets into the territory of merit-based badges, meaning they can be gameified. People will post whatever it takes for the sake of getting a badge. If they can’t control it, it can’t be...

    But that gets into the territory of merit-based badges, meaning they can be gameified. People will post whatever it takes for the sake of getting a badge.

    If they can’t control it, it can’t be gamed.

    So maybe there is no point to badges here.

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

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    Agreed, however surely there could be a middle ground. Perhaps non-merit-based badges? Such as an Alpha user badge, or badges based on your anniversary (I know that reeks of Reddit). I don't know,...

    Agreed, however surely there could be a middle ground. Perhaps non-merit-based badges?

    Such as an Alpha user badge, or badges based on your anniversary (I know that reeks of Reddit).

    I don't know, what else makes sense?

    5 votes
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Didn't we JUST talk about this in my thread about vetting yesterday that's still on the "front page". Reposts already? Let's cross that bridge later I guess.

    Didn't we JUST talk about this in my thread about vetting yesterday that's still on the "front page".

    Reposts already? Let's cross that bridge later I guess.

  14. Comment on How do you pronounce ~ ? in ~talk

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    Where's the line? I created a popular thread about vetting 24 or so hours ago, and a new one was posted today. It's actually above the new thread when sorting by activity, but I didn't want to...

    Where's the line?

    I created a popular thread about vetting 24 or so hours ago, and a new one was posted today. It's actually above the new thread when sorting by activity, but I didn't want to call out the OP.

    What's appropriate vs. not?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on How do you pronounce ~ ? in ~talk

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    I always said TIL-DEE but apparently I'm wrong.

    I always said TIL-DEE but apparently I'm wrong.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I hear you, but starting an argument is just a bad idea. I don’t see how ignoring could create conflict unless it’s an extenuating circumstance. Whereas an argument IS conflict. There’s a reason...

    I hear you, but starting an argument is just a bad idea. I don’t see how ignoring could create conflict unless it’s an extenuating circumstance. Whereas an argument IS conflict.

    There’s a reason Deimos just removed that argument from the post, it’s just not a good look for us.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Ha, saw that too. Is it a good idea to start arguments though? What if TD decides to brigade us? I think it’s best to just ignore, as entertaining as that was.

    Ha, saw that too.

    Is it a good idea to start arguments though? What if TD decides to brigade us? I think it’s best to just ignore, as entertaining as that was.

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

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    Related to this: I posted this on Reddit too, but let’s just ignore those that aren’t worthy. Honestly no good can come from publicly negging someone, which could lead to an argument, and overall...

    Related to this: I posted this on Reddit too, but let’s just ignore those that aren’t worthy.

    Honestly no good can come from publicly negging someone, which could lead to an argument, and overall negative attention.

    Imagine if that happened to a TD user and they decide to brigade us?

    There’s no reason imo to not just ignore the unworthy (ah yes the elusive triple negative!).

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Vetting New Users in ~tildes

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    Also, no finger pointing, but PLEASE VET SILENTLY. If they aren’t up to snuff, ignore them. If you tell them flat out no because of X, or they are a dick, you now poke a potential bear. And that...

    Also, no finger pointing, but PLEASE VET SILENTLY. If they aren’t up to snuff, ignore them. If you tell them flat out no because of X, or they are a dick, you now poke a potential bear. And that bear can bring more attention and potentially brigade. If they do that, I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard for one or two to slip thru.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~humanities

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    Ah man, the first post I skim. Go figure! Goes to show how needed it is to read articles. I think that the Tildes community will differentiate itself from reddit by doing this, as hypocritical as...

    Ah man, the first post I skim. Go figure! Goes to show how needed it is to read articles. I think that the Tildes community will differentiate itself from reddit by doing this, as hypocritical as I may sound right now. Let’s hope at least, that’s why vetting users is so important at this stage.

    1 vote