In America, wage growth is getting wiped out entirely by inflation by dcjogger in news

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Buy precious metals and Bitcoin.

VOAT goats urged not to use Saidit: The leftist censorship shithole by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnVoat

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No, I don't think the admins are doing a bad job and I don't mean to imply that. It's just that they are noticably less experienced, which should be expected. That's why the claim that Reddit admins are involved surprised me, although I guess controlled opposition is a thing too.

PSA: We all fell for an obvious lie. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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We all need to do better.

Never gonna happen. If you're expecting to have the nonsense upvoted by no one at all then I submit that your expectations are unrealistic.

What should the limits be on sub moderators? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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You have to come up with technical solutions, not subjective ones requiring admin involvement.

One suggestion might be to allow others (non-mods) to link alternative subs in the sidebar. Then if the moderation of that sub becomes a problem, the users will easily be able to find another place to go.

Wikipedia Censorship: They list ~300 Bilderberg participants, so I linked in the Wikispooks list of the 2853 members mentioned in the official guests lists. Guess what happened 18 minutes later... by Robin in censorship

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Yeah I agree with the removal. Wikispooks is not a reliable source. It's just another wiki with more laxed requirements on sources for that.

Get the sources you used for wikispooks and see if that works. I suspect it won't, because if it did, you would do that in the first place. Obscuring your lack of evidence behind another layer of nonsense Wikipedia knockoffs does not make it more reliable.

VOAT goats urged not to use Saidit: The leftist censorship shithole by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnVoat

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The same thread that they're complaining about censorship, they're saying don't bother joining the conversation on voat unless you hold particular political views.

I would like to see any proof of the base claim though. Because... No offense magnora... But if this place were run by experienced Reddit admins then they would know a lot more what they're doing.

Politics and Religion by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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Just to clarify, you think a statement encouraging people to hold civil discussion about controversial topics is really secretly telling those people to "shut up and don't make waves"?

Sorry, you're going to need more than a nagging feeling you can't explain to make that connection I think.

ISIS, Driving Toyota trucks made in Texas and attacking all over the world except for attacking your most hated enemy that you’re right next to “Israel”... does something not seem right or is it just me... by Jesus in conspiracy

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The US bought Toyota trucks and other supplies for ISIS back when the media used to call them "Syrian rebels".

If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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War may be an industry, but it is not a capitalist one. You cannot blame capitalism for anything paid for with tax dollars.

Saidit keeps getting nonsense frontpage generalizations about liberals so I thought I'd help balance it out with some Conservative Paradise by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Yeah that actually does sound more likely now that I think about it. I hope so, that sounds better. That may mean less politics as well, which would be amazing.

We'll just have to see I guess. Should be interesting.

Saidit keeps getting nonsense frontpage generalizations about liberals so I thought I'd help balance it out with some Conservative Paradise by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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It's an interesting paradigm you've created here with the double upvote and no downvote buttons. It's like having a live audience where everyone can clap loudly but no one can boo. I'm expecting this to be less likely to become an echo chamber and have more opposing narratives. If that's true, then it will be the most extreme of those narratives that will get the most applause as they compete.

CMV: It is a natural instinct to try to feel superior to others. by Alduin in changemyview

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people that are in balance with themselves and others,

People who are superior in this way...^

do not feel that need.

.... are ignorant of their superiority? What makes you think they don't feel that need?

CMV: It is a natural instinct to try to feel superior to others. by Alduin in changemyview

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And what if you're not smart? Say you're in the bottom half for intelligence and not particularly good at anything? People take pride in all sorts of superficial things that they have little to no control over. Sports teams, nationality, hometown, whatever. There's no reason to feel pride in these things but people do it because the pride itself (and also the community) is something they crave.

It could also be that pride is like an addiction. The more you get the more you want. So maybe, given the opportunity to take pride in both meaningful and superficial things, people will more often than not choose both.

I don't know if any of that is true or not. But there's an awful lot of unearned pride in the world so I'm just guessing as to the reason for it.

Hi everyone. Since all of us here are looking at SaidIt as "how Reddit should've been all along", how do you think a proper social media should be, and what features it should, and shouldn't have? by DR3DDL0CC in AskSaidIt

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Put as much control for personalization in the hands of users as possible. Being able to sub and unsub to things is nice, but how about being able to do that for users, like you can on Twitter? For that matter, how about being able to ignore users and subs?

There has to be better mechanical ways for people to do their own moderation for the content they see. Otherwise you get either the censorship of Reddit or the single-mindedness of Voat.

I'm all for free speech. People have a right to say what they want. But others have a right to walk away and ignore them. Mods or admins should not get a say in either one.

Leaked Mueller Report Proves Barr Lied; Collusion Theorists Vindicated by salvia_d in conspiracy

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Oh my! Looks like u/Tom_Bombadil forgot to switch to their alt!

Well played. <clap, clap>

Why is my email address suddenly so important? by anescient in MeanwhileOnReddit

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A different set of data, like a Facebook account. Which is linked to anything one of your friends may have entered as contact information for you in their phone. Which is your phone number, your work number, the cute little nickname your girlfriend uses for you...

What the fuck, r/Games? by DR3DDL0CC in Games

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Whoever wrote that sure likes to list things in a single sentence.

Say That Again by useless_aether in funny

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I don't believe it.

I'm going back to full time Piracy by Tblaze7 in piracy

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Where are all of the people that almost put Microsoft out of business the first time they tried that ? Does anyone recall that ?

Pepperidge Farm remembers. People used to have principles. The internet has brought all new ways to program us, and it's working.

"Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense..." - Eugene Gladstone O'Neill [970x1000] by magnora7 in quotes

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Nah it's pretty much a first resort nowadays.

"The whole aim of politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L.Mencken by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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Just how way back was this day? Because in the present, with the benefit of all human knowledge and history at my fingertips, I see the repeated failure of central planning. The last thing I want is to centralize it even more.

But then again I don't work for the people at the center of it.

Checkmate, squirrels. by ikidd in gifs

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Hey, the first post I've found that is both insightful AND funny! Time to go make some modifications to my bird feeder!