I'd like to apologize to the SaidIt community for losing my shit earlier this month.
It was low pyramid and out of line.
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SaidIt may need a new tool or something.
So far as I see it, SaidIt is primarily the refuge for Reddit rejects, a badge of honour in most cases. As the insane SJW Corporate-Left is doing this the SaidIt base seems to be leaning more right than left here. Eventually I expect authentic-old-left Progressives and Greens may not feel too welcome here, not to mention any Corporate-Democrat-SJWs or Republican-NeoCons. There isn't even a /s/Progressive, /s/GreenParty, or /s/Anarchism, yet there's an abundant redundance of AnCap and Libertarian subs.
We really need these subs:
While we're at it:
Yes, they are all very different.
Despite being an anarcho-lefty-truther I've been active on the alt-right InfoGalactic for years, so being a fish out of water doesn't bother me that much. Most people don't know half of what they think they know, including me, but one thing I know for sure, most people don't know jack about identity politics, nor see merits in other viewpoints, nor understand how everyone is being manipulated. Many don't want to, even if they say they do.
So when a MSM-brainwashed normie "skeptic" deep in ignorance repeatedly criticizes posted videos based on it's title or thumbnail image without even viewing it, I have a very serious problems with that. IMHO this is even worse than the countless ignorant capitalists crapping on socialism or vice versa, which is also a problem that will only get worse as the user base grows.
Censorship or blocking is not an adequate solution.
While Reddit culture seems to partly consist of time suck circle jerk debates around vague statements wide open to countless interpretations and refutations, I (should) have no time for that. But I also will not abide by my posts being besmirched by some uninformed "skeptic" asstroll who won't even view the content or simply poops on it potentially scaring others off who may benefit from it. I often post things I agree with or don't, stuff to ponder or amuse or rile. Some of it deserves a counter argument or derision. But if you don't know what the fuck you're talking about then I draw the line and either have to refute it or simply ignore it and hope no one else is discouraged from appreciating the post I took the effort to share for whatever reason.
For lack of flair, tags, or other rankings and labels, and after long deliberation I have come upon this idea that may be something of a solution...
First, for anyone who doesn't know, the back end culture of Wikipedia relies on an infuriating shorthand code/language of it's own. I hate the abbreviations, but do appreciate it when they link to their rigged rules to let you know how you allegedly screwed up. I'd like to partly emulate this.
I'm proposing a wiki page of canned responses.
If you find yourself explaining the same thing over and over, maybe you won't need to anymore. Obviously this is meant to supplement discussions not replace them.
There are no wiki page(s) for these dead-links that would point to more descriptive paragraphs or essays that may better expand upon these ideas. Meanwhile, just for now, these are simple statement-link examples of what folks might want to copypasta:
The last example might link to a wiki page's paragraph like this:
" Capitalism cannot exist without socialism. Taxes that pay the government and police and military that enforce the capitalism are entirely socialist. They claim to "protect" you but won't protect your health or education or rights to shelter, food, and work while civilized countries would. Socialism cannot exist without capitalism on some level, whether it's the individual level, business level, community level, state level, or corporate level. More balanced countries are more stable and happier, but they are far from fair and/or "equal". All governments are authoritarian to some degrees and feature socialist and capitalist elements to some degrees. "
Naturally someone would need to create /s/CannedResponses, perhaps with a different name, where refining and discussion and the wiki can develop. In the meantime, if people like this idea for lack of better ones, I propose we start a list of responses at /s/SaidIt/Wiki/CannedResponses to start with to be used first to see if an entire sub is even necessary. If under a couple dozen responses are used a dedicated sub won't be necessary.
About me, for anyone who cares.
For well over a month I've had a fucked up lower back, a chronic problem that has intermittently haunted me for more than half my life. Just when it seems like it's getting better an unprepared sneeze or just rolling over in bed can make it worse than before. It's like someone sledge hammered my tail bone and the nerves in my balls and shooting down my legs is paralyzing at times. So far I've managed to be able to limp from my bed or kneeling chair to the bathroom at the worst of times. TMI: Wiping is the worst.
My mom has been waylaid with similar problems since Christmas, like my grandfather. I hate my dad but finally had to call and ask him to help and he got me some groceries and Tylenol that I'd long since run out of. While it is not over that helped a lot. I still don't know what I'm going to do after tomorrow. Call him again I guess. The first couple weeks of this month I just ordered pizzas I could barely carry from the front door so now I'm broke.
Fortunately I'm feeling better now, but I'm not out of the woods just yet. When the pain is the worst, so is my mind fog. My brother turns into a monster when hungry, my ex would get angry when exhausted, and while I can take those just fine and a lot of other shit, pain isn't something I can handle well. Despite all this, it's not worse than suffering the inescapable fog and unrelievable tortures of so-called anti-depressant Big Pharma poisons.
As for my mindset two weeks ago, in pain I had far less patience or inclination to write longer comments or even bother. The day of my abysmal outburst I was trying to clear out my messages to earn a sense of accomplishment. I'd already passed on delving into the obvious argument for healthcare in civil societies. I don't exactly recall the other steps on how I lost it but I was far over the edge. An uninformed twat twisting logic, regurgitating mainstream crap, feigning skepticism when they clearly hadn't even viewed the content presented, and further filling my messages with idiotic blatherings despite my insistence he fuck off didn't help things. Rage is a rarity in me but there it was. I then checked out for a while in fury, in pain, in Same of Throwns, and in deep reflections when I could think straight. Ultimately he can go fuck himself, but to the rest of you I apologize for my outbursts that were way out of place on this forum. Is this an excuse? No. Do I demand forgiveness? No. This is just my explanation from my viewpoint and my apology to the community.
This was not entirely fruitless. I learned a HUGE lesson before much more was at stake. If either of my projects achieve a modicum of success then there will be masses of praise and disdain and conflict to deal with and I will need to be ready, sooner than later. SaidIt and Sayers will also need more tools for the growing user base and increasing global censorship issues.
I'll still be around but I hope to be more focused on my original projects developing here on SaidIt. Not restricted by antiquated Reddit ideas, and even if I'm not dialed in to the latest news, I intend to continue developing SaidIt culture in the best way I know how, including making a fuck tonne more subs. I've decided I'm NOT going to un-mod myself without reason. Fuck everyone that wants to limit the number of subs a person has or cast judgments on mods who haven't done anything wrong. Call me on my shit when I do something wrong or develop bad habits but NOT before, and certainly not without adequate explanation which I have yet to hear. But I've digressed.
In the 1990s and 2000s there were dozens if not hundreds of TV stations and the countless commercials I worked on were seen by the largest international mass audiences in history. Since then audiences have more channels, moved online, and diversified further. Fortunately I was just an anonymous well payed animator for the best and worst of my work at the end of the golden age of CGI. This time it's all different. And this time I'm not pushing mobile phones, junk food, toiletries, or running shoes. I'm going to peddle uncomfortable truths and anti-authoritarianism and I intend to do it as openly and transparently as I possibly am able.