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If bringing/migrating r/askbiblescholars to Tildes turns out well, what other subreddits/subreddit groups would you like to see here?

I've heard many people here like truereddit and the depthhub network and so would probably pop up a lot here but I wonder what other suggestions we might have.

I'd probably like r/imaginarymaps and a lot of related fantasy subreddits. It would probably also be interesting to call more hobby/social/'extravert' subreddits (or, odds are, any subreddit about anything that requires going outside, physical effort/tools or requires multiple people.)

It would probably also be interesting to bring some subreddits for minority/discriminated against groups like r/ainbow, r/TwoXchromosomes or r/transgender.

Lastly, there are namesake subreddits like r/hobbies.

25 comments

  1. [2]
    skybrian
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    It's really not about creating groups. We need more people and more conversations. To get more people, one possibility might be to invite your friends, but I think it's a tough sell. One way might...

    It's really not about creating groups. We need more people and more conversations.

    To get more people, one possibility might be to invite your friends, but I think it's a tough sell. One way might be to start an interesting conversation and send a link to it and an invite? But if nobody knows any historians or they aren't interested, we aren't going to have anything like /r/AskHistorians.

    Starting conversations is a lot easier. For example, if you're interested in imaginary maps, create a topic devoted to that and start posting some links to it. If other people are interested then they will join in.

    18 votes
    1. Kuromantis
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      Yes, I already asked about doing that and know why I was told the same thing. Fair and I might do that, since that fits with ~creative, ~misc and maybe ~humanities. Point is, I'm talking about the...

      It's really not about creating groups.

      Yes, I already asked about doing that and know why I was told the same thing.

      Starting conversations is a lot easier. For example, if you're interested in imaginary maps, create a topic devoted to that and start posting some links to it. If other people are interested then they will join in.

      Fair and I might do that, since that fits with ~creative, ~misc and maybe ~humanities.

      Point is, I'm talking about the kind of migration @suspended is doing with r/askbiblescholars, and migrating a subreddit (or apparently a panel of biblical scholars) is likely not at all like the process of creating new discussion normally. Either I'm misunderstanding something or we're not talking about the same thing here.

      5 votes
  2. [4]
    The-Toon
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    /r/AskHistorians, which would be in the same vein as /r/askbiblescholars. There are other subreddits that I would like to have their content be on Tildes (e.g /r/rust, /r/ProgrammingLanguages),...

    /r/AskHistorians, which would be in the same vein as /r/askbiblescholars.

    There are other subreddits that I would like to have their content be on Tildes (e.g /r/rust, /r/ProgrammingLanguages), though some of the may be better suited for tags.

    Also- this isn't exactly a subreddit I would want to bring over, but possibly certain content in /r/anime? ~anime is currently very sparse, and while most of the content on /r/anime isn't suitable for Tildes, there is some (in my opinion) high quality content there (e.g Watch This! posts).

    8 votes
    1. Whom
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      I wouldn't mind trying to follow /r/anime and doing some more crossposting. I quit reddit a long time ago, but if I can find some alternative frontend or something (or rss if all else fails) that...

      I wouldn't mind trying to follow /r/anime and doing some more crossposting. I quit reddit a long time ago, but if I can find some alternative frontend or something (or rss if all else fails) that might be worth doing.

      2 votes
    2. [2]
      arp242
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      I think we have enough tech people here, and don't really need to actively seek them out.

      I think we have enough tech people here, and don't really need to actively seek them out.

      2 votes
      1. RNG
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        I'm a tech person, and the only reason I'm here is because this is one of the only HN/Reddit alternatives that isn't absolutely brimming with discussions about software engineering, both...

        I'm a tech person, and the only reason I'm here is because this is one of the only HN/Reddit alternatives that isn't absolutely brimming with discussions about software engineering, both career-wise, and tech-wise.

        We really, really don't need another programming forum. There's tons of them. I don't mind the occasional tech talk here though.

        4 votes
  3. Kremor
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    r/asklatinamerica because I like that sub. r/menslib one of the best communities of reddit centered around men issues and it has some values that overlap with tildes. r/cooperatives I think it...
    • r/asklatinamerica because I like that sub.
    • r/menslib one of the best communities of reddit centered around men issues and it has some values that overlap with tildes.
    • r/cooperatives I think it would be cool to have a left leaning community that focusses more on actions, there're probably others that center more on activism, is just that cooperatives is the only one I know.
    8 votes
  4. [10]
    AugustusFerdinand
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    /r/Tuesday, while I don't agree with most of their stances there is a need to bring alternative views to this highly left leaning site if we truly want to be a place of open discussion. This sub...

    /r/Tuesday, while I don't agree with most of their stances there is a need to bring alternative views to this highly left leaning site if we truly want to be a place of open discussion. This sub was suggested by @Autoxidation and my occasional glances at it reflect their findings of it being level-headed and without bigotry.

    7 votes
    1. [5]
      novov
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      Importing a group dedicated to specific political ideolgies would run counter to open discussion, since by its nature it would exclude certain viewpoints in one manner or another.

      Importing a group dedicated to specific political ideolgies would run counter to open discussion, since by its nature it would exclude certain viewpoints in one manner or another.

      6 votes
      1. RNG
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        There's a bizarre situation developing in the current moment that has created this type of liberal who fetishizes the platonic "moderate conservative," a club that may include the likes of George...

        There's a bizarre situation developing in the current moment that has created this type of liberal who fetishizes the platonic "moderate conservative," a club that may include the likes of George Bush, John Bolton, and John Cornyn in their minds. The strong support of The Lincoln Project by liberals I think is a perfect example of this.

        While the goal of this embrace of "moderates" seems to be rooted in this misguided notion that their support will increase the credibility and legitimacy of non-Trump conservative alternatives, I wouldn't be surprised if the actual result is the pushing of the Overton Window rightwards, making Bush-era politicians more palatable for a liberal audience, rather than a conservative one. Liberals fawning over '00s war criminals isn't pushing the Trump base to the left, rather it looks to be pushing the liberal base to the right.

        If I had to guess, I think the "Never Trump" Republicans are far more likely to be the future face of the Democratic Party rather than the face of the Trump base, who will find someone who represents them (Tom Cotton, Steve Bannon, Tucker Carlson, etc.)

        6 votes
      2. [3]
        AugustusFerdinand
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        Which is no different than the ideologies already present on Tildes. Open discussion requires all parties to enter it in good faith that they'll listen and consider opposing views. While your...

        Importing a group dedicated to specific political ideolgies would run counter to open discussion, since by its nature it would exclude certain viewpoints in one manner or another.

        Although they act reasoned and calm while doing so (good), some people on there are still at the end of the day dismissive to ideas which fall outside that centrist bound (bad).

        Which is no different than the ideologies already present on Tildes. Open discussion requires all parties to enter it in good faith that they'll listen and consider opposing views. While your statements would seem to be approaching it as if their views are set in stone and therefore cannot be changed due to your admitted bias. Subscribing to a group does not mean that you adhere to their views or are unwilling to listen to counterviews. It just means that you're willing to see the articles posted and views expressed by other subscribers. Which I cannot fault in this era of extremely polarizing reporting on both sides.

        If a group of completely undecided, perpetually politically fluid individuals exists I request you point me in that direction and I'll happily ask if they want to be a part of Tildes. Until then the only option is to seek out groups that do not mirror the views already present here as we collectively attempt to stop the creation of another echo chamber. All of that is just to add to the fact that bringing in a group with counter views isn't done with the goal of convincing the "other side" to move to yours, but to have an open dialog from multiple points of view to understand why they have those beliefs.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          novov
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          That can be done without creating a community specifically devoted to their beliefs - i.e. promoting Tildes on /r/tuesday, rather than giving them their own group here. I'm not claiming that I...

          That can be done without creating a community specifically devoted to their beliefs - i.e. promoting Tildes on /r/tuesday, rather than giving them their own group here.

          All of that is just to add to the fact that bringing in a group with counter views isn't done with the goal of convincing the "other side" to move to yours, but to have an open dialog from multiple points of view to understand why they have those beliefs.

          I'm not claiming that I want to convince them. My issue is more that I don't think they will be receptive to open dialogue outside a certain central subset of "reasonable" moderate views. Based on the conversation in that subreddit, they seem very dismissive of views that don't fit that; they've very fond of the idea of open debate, until they hit the hard wall of percieved radicalism. I'd love to be proven wrong, though.

          "Polarising" or "extreme" discussion practices aren't what we've trying to achieve on Tildes, but "polarising" or "extreme" views are a separate issue entirely, and the conflation of the two is erroneous and sometimes disingenous. The latter deserves a seat at the table just like any other viewpoint, and I'm not comfortable with a group that implicitly writes them off.

          It's important to remember that liberalism as an ideology writ large was once "radical", and the moderate centre would tut-tut at that polarising extremism. Currency not backed by a precious metal was once pie-in-the-sky, and "reasonable" people wouldn't want to listen to the crazy extremists that promulgated such ideas.

          3 votes
          1. AugustusFerdinand
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            I, nor anyone I've seen, is suggesting the creation of specific groups for the invited subreddit. Short of extremely specific subs like /r/biblescholars, the idea is to bring them into the general...

            That can be done without creating a community specifically devoted to their beliefs - i.e. promoting Tildes on /r/tuesday, rather than giving them their own group here.

            I, nor anyone I've seen, is suggesting the creation of specific groups for the invited subreddit. Short of extremely specific subs like /r/biblescholars, the idea is to bring them into the general fray of Tildes as a whole, not give them a new place to do the exact same as is done on reddit.

            5 votes
    2. [2]
      Wes
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      Thanks for linking /r/Tuesday. I won't subscribe in case I forget and comment in the future, but I enjoyed browsing through it. I appreciate the respectful tone of the commenters, and the lack of...

      Thanks for linking /r/Tuesday. I won't subscribe in case I forget and comment in the future, but I enjoyed browsing through it. I appreciate the respectful tone of the commenters, and the lack of tribalism that seems to prevalent now.

      4 votes
      1. novov
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        Eh, looking through it, it still seems pretty tribalistic, just of a more "both sides are bad" nature. Although they act reasoned and calm while doing so (good), some people on there are still at...

        Eh, looking through it, it still seems pretty tribalistic, just of a more "both sides are bad" nature. Although they act reasoned and calm while doing so (good), some people on there are still at the end of the day dismissive to ideas which fall outside that centrist bound (bad).

        By joining a community that subscribes to a specific political ideology, you are by nature joining a "tribe", if you will. I'll readily admit that I'm somewhat biased since I don't share their beliefs, but I would be equally against the addition of a community that adheres to my beliefs, regardless of how "calm" the commenters are.

        6 votes
    3. [2]
      Autoxidation
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      Cheers for the mention. Did you have any success asking any of them to join? I only occasionally read /r/Tuesday.

      Cheers for the mention. Did you have any success asking any of them to join? I only occasionally read /r/Tuesday.

      2 votes
      1. AugustusFerdinand
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        I.... didn't ever get around to it, but the thought does occur to me from time to time. I won't stop anyone else from doing so (as if I could), but I'm sure I'll approach the mods at some point....

        I.... didn't ever get around to it, but the thought does occur to me from time to time. I won't stop anyone else from doing so (as if I could), but I'm sure I'll approach the mods at some point. Might do the same with their sister sub /r/CenterLeftPolitics.

        2 votes
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    MimicSquid
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    I've been weaning myself off of Reddit, and the only sub that I still interact with is /r/Bookkeeping. I'd love to have a space on Tildes to interact with people within my small professional...

    I've been weaning myself off of Reddit, and the only sub that I still interact with is /r/Bookkeeping. I'd love to have a space on Tildes to interact with people within my small professional niche, but that's unlikely to happen until Tildes is much larger or has very different demographics.

    3 votes
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      Adys
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      I never realized there was a bookkeeping subreddit... Huh. What do you do exactly? I've been working on a bookkeeping SaaS (much like Wave), if you're interested in a chat some day, let me know.

      I never realized there was a bookkeeping subreddit... Huh. What do you do exactly? I've been working on a bookkeeping SaaS (much like Wave), if you're interested in a chat some day, let me know.

      2 votes
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        MimicSquid
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        I do bookkeeping and operations consulting for small businesses and well-off individuals in the SF Bay area. I and my team make sure that our clients have as much of an understanding of the flow...

        I do bookkeeping and operations consulting for small businesses and well-off individuals in the SF Bay area. I and my team make sure that our clients have as much of an understanding of the flow of their money as they want to have, and make sure that their back office and finances run smoothly, especially during times of transition.

        I'd definitely be interested in a chat. I don't like Intuit or QuickBooks Online even though I use them, and if there was an alternative that matched the feature set I care about I'd be very interested in switching. I think that's the white whale of bookkeeping SaaS, though. Its going to be hard to unseat the incumbent.

        1 vote
        1. Adys
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          Sweet. I'll dm you in a couple of days. :)

          Sweet. I'll dm you in a couple of days. :)

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      bloup
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      Do you like /r/plaintextaccounting?

      Do you like /r/plaintextaccounting?

      1 vote
      1. MimicSquid
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        It's interesting, but It doesn't look like it's a good match for the way I run my business. While I may personally be able to manage the books using it, I need a system that can be accessed by my...

        It's interesting, but It doesn't look like it's a good match for the way I run my business. While I may personally be able to manage the books using it, I need a system that can be accessed by my clients and their employees in multiple locations and is intelligible by people with widely varying levels of comfort with computers.

  6. RNG
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    r/CriticalTheory would certainly be a welcome addition in my book.

    r/CriticalTheory would certainly be a welcome addition in my book.

    3 votes