6 votes

~nature or ~earth group?

I have a nice video about butterflies to post. It's not really ~enviro material because although there is a little bit of mention of climate crisis I want to post it mostly because "aren't butterflies awesome look at these awesome butterflies and how cool they are"

Sure it could go in ~misc but it seems odd there's a group for ~space and not one for down here on ~earth. I prefer ~earth to ~nature because I think there's human earth stuff which is cool too (I know, I know, humans are part of nature but you know what I mean). Also because it balances with ~space.

Anyway, was just a thought. Not going to lose sleep over it.

Additionally, in the sidebar, putting group descriptions in the title attribute might be useful - so I don't have to click into each group to see what it's criteria is when I'm trying to find where to post something non-obvious.

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    hungariantoast
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    You should just post it to ~enviro. The group is really a catch-all for anything tangentially related to the environment. It's not just for topics about the climate crisis or conservation or...

    You should just post it to ~enviro. The group is really a catch-all for anything tangentially related to the environment. It's not just for topics about the climate crisis or conservation or whatever. Topics about wildlife fit too

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    1. mat
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      Out of the first two pages (aka 100 posts) of that group, only three are arguably not directly climate change/crisis related. So I would argue it's 97% not the right place for natural history...

      Out of the first two pages (aka 100 posts) of that group, only three are arguably not directly climate change/crisis related. So I would argue it's 97% not the right place for natural history content (none of the three were natural history either).

      Additionally the description reads: "Topics related to the environment - conservation, recycling, alternate energy, etc."

      And while I suppose you could argue that strictly speaking 'things that live in the environment' such as nature stuff does sort of fall into the category of 'related to the environment', it's pretty clearly not the kind of content the group is actually used for.

      Looking at the reverse case, and please excuse me putting this in terms of reddit but I think in this instance doing so is illuminating, you wouldn't recommend people post /r/climatechange content in /r/natureporn

      1 vote
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    lou
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    I'm not sure if there would be enough content, but that's not a bad idea. I'd rather have ~nature than ~earth since it is less discriminatory towards alien fauna and flora :P Edit: alternatively,...

    I'm not sure if there would be enough content, but that's not a bad idea. I'd rather have ~nature than ~earth since it is less discriminatory towards alien fauna and flora :P

    Edit: alternatively, that should probably go into ~science...

    2 votes
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      mat
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      I'd probably post more things if the group existed, but I agree it's hard to know how popular such a group would be. It's also possibly not entirely suitable for generating discussion so much as...

      I'd probably post more things if the group existed, but I agree it's hard to know how popular such a group would be. It's also possibly not entirely suitable for generating discussion so much as just being interesting to look at so perhaps it's not right for tildes.

      1 vote
      1. lou
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        I'm certain it could generate good discussions, not all of Tildes is entirely "serious" per se. We have ~hobbies and ~creative, for instance. But we're not a lot of people, that is a major issue...

        I'm certain it could generate good discussions, not all of Tildes is entirely "serious" per se. We have ~hobbies and ~creative, for instance.

        But we're not a lot of people, that is a major issue when thinking about new groups.

        2 votes