78 votes

Happy 4th Birthday, Tildes!

🎂🥳

37 comments

  1. [5]
    dubteedub
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    Wow, crazy to think that it has already been 4 years. Time certainly flies!

    Wow, crazy to think that it has already been 4 years. Time certainly flies!

    19 votes
    1. [4]
      cfabbro
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      IKR? But weirdly those 4 years also feels like decades with all the shit that has happened (and is still happening). "May you live in interesting times" is as much a curse as a blessing.

      IKR? But weirdly those 4 years also feels like decades with all the shit that has happened (and is still happening). "May you live in interesting times" is as much a curse as a blessing.

      13 votes
      1. [3]
        skybrian
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        I haven't been here that quite that long, but at this point it's like Tildes has always been around. Edit: okay, but I wasn't around at the beginning.

        I haven't been here that quite that long, but at this point it's like Tildes has always been around.

        Edit: okay, but I wasn't around at the beginning.

        9 votes
        1. mycketforvirrad
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          Press (X) to doubt. There are some Tildes users who feel like part of the furniture – the fabric of the very site – where the join-up date almost becomes irrelevent. I think you might be one of...

          I haven't been here that long

          Press (X) to doubt. There are some Tildes users who feel like part of the furniture – the fabric of the very site – where the join-up date almost becomes irrelevent. I think you might be one of those users. :)

          10 votes
        2. Liru
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          You've been here for over two-thirds of the site's lifetime. Shocking, I know.

          I haven't been here that long

          You've been here for over two-thirds of the site's lifetime. Shocking, I know.

          10 votes
  2. LukeZaz
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    What with the drama going on over at Twitter now, I'm reminded of how appreciative I am to have a site like Tildes that I actually feel like I can depend on. Happy birthday, and here's to another...

    What with the drama going on over at Twitter now, I'm reminded of how appreciative I am to have a site like Tildes that I actually feel like I can depend on. Happy birthday, and here's to another year!

    17 votes
  3. [6]
    mat
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    Four years, wow, no way I've had an account here that long. Happy birthday tildes! checks profile Oh. Three years, eleven months. Cripes.

    Four years, wow, no way I've had an account here that long. Happy birthday tildes!

    checks profile

    Oh. Three years, eleven months. Cripes.

    16 votes
    1. [5]
      teaearlgraycold
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      Wow look at this slowpoke. May 31st 2018? Man get with the program.

      Wow look at this slowpoke. May 31st 2018? Man get with the program.

      9 votes
      1. [2]
        Omnicrola
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        Dangit, missed it by that much!

        Dangit, missed it by that much!

        4 votes
        1. teaearlgraycold
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          Alright, everyone. Single file now. Who’s got June 2nd?

          Alright, everyone. Single file now. Who’s got June 2nd?

          5 votes
  4. Crespyl
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    Wow, it feels like such a short time ago, but so much has happened since then! Props to Deimos and all the tilders for maintaining this little corner of sanity on the internet, and here's to many...

    Wow, it feels like such a short time ago, but so much has happened since then!

    Props to Deimos and all the tilders for maintaining this little corner of sanity on the internet, and here's to many more years!

    13 votes
  5. [2]
    kfwyre
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    Happy Birthday, Tildes! Everyone here is lovely. Also, remember that there are no billionaires looking to scoop up our cozy little corner of the internet, so it’s on all of us to be the...

    Happy Birthday, Tildes! Everyone here is lovely.

    Also, remember that there are no billionaires looking to scoop up our cozy little corner of the internet, so it’s on all of us to be the billionaires we want to see in the world (or something like that).

    13 votes
    1. feigneddork
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      It's not about the billions in your bank acount, it's about the billions in your heart.

      It's not about the billions in your bank acount, it's about the billions in your heart.

      3 votes
  6. [11]
    autumn
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    Oh wow! I didn’t know tildes shared a birthday with my dog. :P (Loki turned 9 years old today.)

    Oh wow! I didn’t know tildes shared a birthday with my dog. :P

    (Loki turned 9 years old today.)

    12 votes
    1. [10]
      cfabbro
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      You can't just mention having a doggo on the internet and not provide pics. That's sacrilege! No pressure, but a pic would be nice ;) Also, happy b-day to Loki too. p.s. Here's Quincy, my OEB,...

      You can't just mention having a doggo on the internet and not provide pics. That's sacrilege!
      No pressure, but a pic would be nice ;) Also, happy b-day to Loki too.

      p.s. Here's Quincy, my OEB, lying in his usual spot on my couch. He turned 7 in Jan.

      12 votes
      1. [3]
        autumn
        Link Parent
        As requested! https://pixelfed.social/p/autumn/424917592070529246
        12 votes
        1. cfabbro
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          Thanks! And that's a mighty distinguished looking dog. I almost feel like he should be wearing a tophat and monocle. :P

          Thanks! And that's a mighty distinguished looking dog. I almost feel like he should be wearing a tophat and monocle. :P

          5 votes
        2. kfwyre
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          That first shot is SUCH a good picture! Loki looks so stately and regal. Meanwhile, the second one looks like it clues us in a bit more to his actual personality. 😆

          That first shot is SUCH a good picture! Loki looks so stately and regal.

          Meanwhile, the second one looks like it clues us in a bit more to his actual personality. 😆

          4 votes
      2. [3]
        TemulentTeatotaler
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        Thanks on behalf of dog IRS! I had a feeling I could guess your dog's breed by his name which got me a) hoping there's an OEB named Æþelræd, and b) quickly peaking at a dataset on dogs. No Quincy!...

        Thanks on behalf of dog IRS!

        I had a feeling I could guess your dog's breed by his name which got me a) hoping there's an OEB named Æþelræd, and b) quickly peaking at a dataset on dogs. No Quincy! There's the expected Winston, Dudley, Deuce and Gunter. There's a Xena, Chaos, Brahma, Cronus, Norman Crownski Gapsky, Gannondorf, and Kletus. There's even a Loki (and a misentered Lo Key from another year). This has been a humbling coffee break.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          cfabbro
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          That's a neat dataset. And I'm genuinely surprised there are no other Quincys in it! It means "estate of the fifth son", and he is my fifth doggo. The last place I lived before returning home to...

          That's a neat dataset. And I'm genuinely surprised there are no other Quincys in it! It means "estate of the fifth son", and he is my fifth doggo. The last place I lived before returning home to Canada was Quincy, MA too, so it seemed a doubly appropriate name for him. :)

          2 votes
          1. TemulentTeatotaler
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            The dog we had growing up was called Primo for similar reasons. :) There were Quinc[e]ys in other breeds, just none in the ~42/320k OEBs. The OEBs did field a "Hat-trick" who I'm guessing was...

            The dog we had growing up was called Primo for similar reasons. :)

            There were Quinc[e]ys in other breeds, just none in the ~42/320k OEBs. The OEBs did field a "Hat-trick" who I'm guessing was either a third or the sibling to the one named after some famous hockey player.

            2 votes
  7. drannex
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    Happy Birthday Tildes and fellow Tilderinos! Can't believe it's been that long.

    Happy Birthday Tildes and fellow Tilderinos! Can't believe it's been that long.

    10 votes
  8. [2]
    ras
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    Somewhat off topic but is Tildes no longer accepting contributions? I had worked on an issue a while back and finally had the time to finish it off, but the link to new merge requests in the...

    Somewhat off topic but is Tildes no longer accepting contributions? I had worked on an issue a while back and finally had the time to finish it off, but the link to new merge requests in the documentation is broken and when I try to create one from my branch to tildes/tildes:master it always reverts back to my own master branch.

    8 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Link Parent
      Not that I am aware of, but I haven't been paying much attention to Gitlab these days, so something might have changed. cc: @Deimos, who is far better equipped to answer that and assist you.

      Not that I am aware of, but I haven't been paying much attention to Gitlab these days, so something might have changed. cc: @Deimos, who is far better equipped to answer that and assist you.

      5 votes
  9. aphoenix
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    I don't participate that much in any link aggregator or social site at this point, but it's still amazing that this place is 4 years old. I think it's one of the better places on the internet.

    I don't participate that much in any link aggregator or social site at this point, but it's still amazing that this place is 4 years old. I think it's one of the better places on the internet.

    8 votes
  10. [2]
    teaearlgraycold
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    Are we going to get another census?

    Are we going to get another census?

    6 votes
    1. Micycle_the_Bichael
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      I would say it's probably unlikely. The last one happened in 2020 with no talk of one happening in 2021. It is certainly possible though. Grzmot did most of the heavy lifting and it appears they...

      I would say it's probably unlikely. The last one happened in 2020 with no talk of one happening in 2021. It is certainly possible though. Grzmot did most of the heavy lifting and it appears they are still around (or at least they were as of April 1st). I'd love to see the results of a 2022 tildes census though.

      7 votes
  11. elcuello
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    Shit! How the fly times! I appreciate you.

    Shit! How the fly times! I appreciate you.

    6 votes
  12. TemulentTeatotaler
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    Happy (belated) birthday, appreciate the site and the community!

    Happy (belated) birthday, appreciate the site and the community!

    4 votes
  13. dotsforeyes
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    Happy Birthday Tildes!

    Happy Birthday Tildes!

    4 votes
  14. FishFingus
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    Aw that's totally sweet, man! I'm gonna get white girl wasted.

    Aw that's totally sweet, man! I'm gonna get white girl wasted.

    4 votes