/u/Chipit is spreading misinformation by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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You're just mad his political ideology is different than yours. If he's a shill, what's he shilling? For who? Do you really think monied interests are going after transpeople, considering the amount of pro-trans fluff comes out of corporate media/HR?
If you're actually worried about quality, this website is full of people that don't cite and post misleading links. I made a big post about it, seemed like people are divided about it. The facts are that mods are rare here, so content just needs to be inflammatory to reach the front page and stay there. A post like the one you link is, without a doubt, a lazy shitpost, but it will stay up because 20people, like you say, auto upvote when they see tranny in the headline. The only hard-bans are coming from M7, and that only happens if there's a call for violence or the user is being extremely rude/uncivil in addition to pyramid violations. You can see in magnora7's response here , which answers your question. They don't have the resources or manpower to actually police content, one man can't do it all. It sounds like even the status quo running saidit is unsustainable, so I would doubt any serious changes would be realistic.

The Truth Why Stupid People Think They're Smart . one for u/Jesus and others who think their blinding simplicity of view is in anyway meaningful. by bobbobbybob in whatever

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There are a lot of mentally ill people on here that use the website as free therapy, and constantly spam their cope hoping for comfort and validation. It's easier to boil the world down to a 5 minute rant, "X happens because of those damned Y!" , instead of having to deal with the fact that everything matters, many things are connected (not just a singular people or bad actor), clear cause and effects are rarities, and true revelations take hard work, research, and honest reflection, not a sourceless 4chan green text or some youtube rant.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I'm guessing you misread or misunderstood, I'm not calling for the end of links/sources, this is more about post format

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I point out endless precisely because he demonstrates that what you say about m7 enforcement is just wrong. I've watched this account post low tier daily for a year and nothing happens. I think what you wrote SHOULD be the policy, but right now it isn't enforceable, because M7 most of the time is busy running the site, he can't be patrolling the mounds of shitposts that roll in every day. In most reddit-like sites that's the role of the subsaidit-level mods, to prune spam and shitposts. What I'm pointing out is that a lot of the default subs don't have active mods, so low quality posting is rampant and chokes the feed of the average user.
I honestly don't have anything against endlesssummers personally, and I don't care if he's right or left. He's just the poster boy, in my opinion, of the worst element of saidit, people that spam and abandon low quality posts 24/7.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I don't always agree with him, but he puts an incredible amount of effort and energy into his posts and ideas, and his arguments are rock solid, always good about backing up claims with sources if people ask, just the first name that came to mind of a great user

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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Memes vary in quality and effort, and I have no problem with conspiracy posts if they're well put together and thought out. My war here isn't against two types of content that make up a huge chunk of the internet, but rather that the content pipeline gets clogged up with low quality material. Besides, bots have shown on reddit and elsewhere that they have no problem sliding or mass voting all sorts of content, not just text posts and sponsored NWO-approved content.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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And I'm flattered by your response, truly. This is the first time I've seen you respond to someone else on a discussion-centric site, and this is also the first time I've seen you comment more than once on the same thread

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I share your concerns, I think until they can find a way to actively monitor content it's going to be super inconsistent. I think a decision needs to be made: is the default, non-private subs a total free-speech zone, or is there a standard of post quality (pyramid). Until then you're going to have the dissatisfaction you see in these comments and elsewhere, because it's vague. Some people will think any implementation of a standard is censorship, other people will be made that people can shit out ridiculous and spurious arguments until the smart people in the thread are too exhausted to continue. I leadership should decide one way or the other, then we'll all know and can shut up.
As an aside, could you sum up or link to your specific solutions? All the dueling with those feminists in the comments of your post makes it hard to track them down.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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Exactly, it's like noticing crime in your city is high, saying something about it at work, and someone tells you "stop reading the news". It's not a solution, things will never get better if people don't notice an issue, point it out and discuss.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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It's funny, I would actually hold you up as an example of what a "prolific user" should be, thank you for swinging by. I don't necessarily object to people posting a lot, but rather that most people that post a lot put no effort into their posting, and are playing a numbers game to get attention. When I look at your posts, your titles have your actual opinion and thoughts, you show up in comments and discuss, and the articles/videos are interesting. I share your frustration that a good article will have to get lucky to be seen by casual users, because instead some quote pic just controversial enough to get votes will consume the attention of people hanging around new.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I agree that it was mean of me to callout a specific user, but the point of my post isn't to whine that content isn't engaging enough, it's that I believe something is wrong with the core saidit formula. It bills itself as one thing, but it no longer actively holds itself to that standard. It's a fact that the front page is clogged with trash almost every day, that users like endlesssunflowers demonstrate a larger trend. A post doesn't have to be good or bad, just controversial enough to get views and push out actual content. I think this is a serious issue that should be addressed, as a site like saidit is only as good as its content. And I don't think this is just my opinion. We've been losing users for months now, as the reddit banwaves are driving people to make new reddit alternatives. It's not concern-trolling if there's genuine cause for concern, and indeed, I made this post after looking at the numbers and wondering to myself why saidit is being passed up by these new competitors. Blocking users would just be turning away from the problem, since there's no regular moderation, this site only works if users can see bad content/pyramid violations and speak up against it via comments.

Can you help debunk these pro-rape porn in animation, drawings and literature arguments? And what are the arguments and evidence in defense of making the production and the watching/reading of rape porn in animation, drawings and literature illegal? by EverydayIsSad in antipornography

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Porn isn't a substitute for therapy or psychological intervention. If someone fantasizes about rape or pedophilia, the answer isn't to give them the means to live out their fantasy in private. Eventually the fantasy loses novelty and can no longer substitute for the real thing. The answer is to intervene, help them understand why they experience this compulsion, and give them strategies to control and avoid impulses. Science has yet to identify a pedo or rapist gene, it's clearly nurture/psychological in origin, therefore treatment should be a priority, not just having society throwing up their collective hands and saying "haha they're just born this way, we just need to give them enough porn to satisfy their immutable sexual identity".

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I agree with this, I don't think it would diminish the website at all. People would actually have to put together posts, not just copy-paste random links for internet points

"Wealth of Roman Catholic Church impossible to calculate". (National Post 2013) by HibikiBlack in Jesuits

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id say its more that they own tons of art, artifacts, real estate, specialized personnel - there's no way to objectively price many of these things.

Confessions from a paid shill. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Great post, super interesting

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer by Enza in music

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great song

Influx of bots by [deleted] in SaidIt

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free your mind, friend

Trouble getting motivated? Check out the new Foundation Guide wiki! by Aureus in FoundationGuide

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I think that depends on your goal for the project. The articles are good - concise and well-written, but they're clearly starting points for people that want to make a change. Seems like you just about have a complete one-stop primer for people who have hit a low point. Solid product, and a huge swath of the internet is a receptive market. This seems like phase 1 of the project, since this is doable solo. Finish or delete any blank pages, and make sure wiki advertises this is more than a guide, its an evolving communal creation that's driven by each individuals unique expertise and experience. What you need is an active community to start collaborating on more in-depth sub-guides on the wiki, otherwise you'll need to dump hundreds of hours into research.

The highest impact move is pick ruqqus, saidit, or reddit as the keystone of your foundation. Then start evangelizing. 4chan and reddit both love self-improvement, full of lost people that don't know how to move forward. None of these three websites have an organic path to a front page. Until you reach a large enough user base to grow by word of mouth or social media, you have to find users by hand. /pol/, /r9k/, and /fit/ are infested with people perpetually bitching about their lives and the fact that 4chan's mods and Jannies routinely ban self improvement threads. High demand, artificially low supply = opportunity. Reddit, I'm sure you know some receptive subs, where miserably people have been fed a diet of motivational quotes and empty platitudes as the solution to their problems. I think saidit is a good host, but users here are mostly political refugees from reddit, they use it as an intellectual asylum rather than for lifestyle or self improvement.

Where's Mnemonic? by FormosaOolong in AskSaidIt

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welcome back!

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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Funny, I've argued this out for the same reason. I know a written argument with a stranger online will do little to change your mind, but I know there are others out there who are still learning and building an opinion. I remember a time when I wasn't as firm in my thinking as I am now, and I had a lot of doubts and fears about the future and the nature of the world. I fell prey to arguments like yours on 4chan and reddit, magical thinking about druids and Iroquois and the feel-good cult of nature/science worship.

You won't get many arguments from me.

I doubt many lurkers will read this deep into the thread, but if they do I wanted to argue until an observant reader could clearly see that there's no actual reasoning or concrete thinking behind your posts. I consider myself completely satisfied on this point.

Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be ... It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created. Ludwig von Mises by [deleted] in quotes

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what you mean

What does it mean to you when you use it. I'm curious what exactly you're accusing me of.

The rest of it is just wrong, not about to waste effort on blatant memes.

FBI Director Wray Claims "White Supremacists" Make Up the Largest Share of Racially Motivated Terrorists in the US as BLM Burns Businesses to the Ground by scrubking in politics

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politicians courting the temporary favor of the mob

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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Can you define what you mean by capital? It's a store of value. Please name a society that focuses on life (whatever that means) over value. There isn't a single one. I suspect you have some sort of vague fantasy about wise ancients living in harmony with nature, but I would love a concrete example to brighten my view of human nature. Not even the most communist of historical settings were able to do without any stores of value. Even in prison settings informal economies develop to manage resource/service allocation. I'm not really getting any arguments here, just semi-religious claims, that we must advance past -isms to evolve. Why do you think this? Has another society advanced past -isms, or is this your personal belief? What do you mean by being in "unison with life"? Do you know what humanity needs to advance to? Or do you just not like the idea of isms, so the alternative is this mystical word-salad of "life", spirit, and rejecting profit and the "natural world"?

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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Do you plan on producing AI and technology locally? This is precisely why we outsource tasks like food preparation, home building, furniture building, so we can divert time to specialized training (the years invested in a phd, research, etc) and resulting years working full time on the job. We have mcdonalds and Burger King because people buy mcdonalds and Burger King. it pumps your brain full of dopamine, its cheap, quick and predictable. I don't eat them, but many people do. We don't have fast food at the expense of AI, I would argue we may have AI someday precisely BECAUSE we have innovations like fast food that free up our best and brightest minds to pursue their full potential. Modernity is cancer, but not because people pursue profit. People have ALWAYS pursued profit. Please point to an actual historical period where people did not pursue their self-interest. It's intrinsically human to want something better and takes steps to achieve it, regardless the society, currency, etc.

As for the first part of your response, I think you misunderstood my post. The currency I listed isn't important - I used dollars because this website is majority American. You could convert 50 cents to gold dust, silver, bitcoin, whatever you prefer, the argument stands. The point is that economies of scale produces goods like this plastic tin of peaches CHEAP, much cheaper than he ever could in his backyard, because he isn't processing 100,000 peaches at a time and distributing through Walmart. That's why things are so cheap at the store, it's because things are cheaper when you do them in bulk. It literally has nothing to do with dollars being "interest bearing loans".

Holders of American debt by GoobahEnjoyer62 in Dissident_Archive

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That's a great graphic. A lot of disinformation about how much China owns, and where the power really lies. A lot of power and gravity in finance right now, particularly post-corona

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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I know if we weren't consumers and were producers like our ancestors, we'd be more stable and fulfilled as individuals.

This is such bullshit. Historical reality is a far cry from "Dances with Wolves" or whatever movie you dredged this fiction from. Life was hard, brutal, and short. People carried the trauma of day-to-day encounters with death from the cradle to their grave. In northern countries, many suffered from scurvy due to being unable to find anything fresh during their brutal winters. Nobody forced market economics on the people of the West, people embraced it, willingly. There was no need for the violent revolutions that preceded so many socialist and communist experiments, as free markets made people's lives so much better almost immediately. It was a development that made life easier for a broad swath of the world. The ability to trade a temporary harvest for the treasures of the world cannot be overstated in its importance.

I agree with you, completely, that consumerism robs the modern man of meaning and sanity. I would point out , though, that this has existed to an extent for thousands of year (yes unfortunately even traditional societies were obsessed with flexing riches and tying self-worth to possessions), but I would think everyone would agree it' gotten much worse, especially post WW2. I don't think market economics are to blame so much as corporations and governments jointly realizing how profitable it is build populations defined by their consumption of goods. There's an economic incentive, certainly to pursue this strategy, but it feels equally political. I would blame the destruction of religion and traditional societal organization instead. Modern man is no longer a Christian/Muslim/whatever, a patriot (post WW2/911/Vietnam that's problematic), a soldier (used to be most men would serve in some form, now less than 2%), member of a trade or business (jobs are temporary, the company man is dead), fraternal order (shriners, masons, Boy Scouts, knights of Columbus all in decline), ideology (mostly blended together and neutered, only now are we seeing the rise of extreme movements that dominate personal identity). At last the modern man is only defined by whether he's red or blue, and his $80,000 funkopop collection. I wouldn't call this a necessary product of capitalism so much as a shrewd political strategy to cultivate a new peasant class, played to perfection and at last reaching fruition. (edit for grammar)

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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First, I'm not advocating for industry, just a free market (voluntary exchange of goods/services for capital). I hope for an eventual future when advanced technology will remove the need for heavy industry, though who knows if that will ever come to pass.
Second, if the planet is destroyed, it won't be because the free market demands it. Look around, big business is already realizing the environment sells - it's great marketing, and people will pay more for green, low impact products. Pollution was rampant throughout China and the Soviet throughout their dalliance with communism. I think the issue could be more aptly attributed to human decision making rather than any specific ideology. People will choose short term rewards over long term benefits in a low information environment. Why develop ecotourism for a trickle of revenue over the years when you can buzz it down now and sell it to a furniture company? The decision still happens in every system, because every system involves humans pursuing value. In the USSR it was mid level officials cutting deals to clear a percentage off the transaction, or get a promotion off the local economic boost in their quarterly reports. In your "scientific, naturalist clan-based democratic monarchy" you would run into the same problem, as long as your Redditor philosopher kings are still human.

Donald Trump want this picture removed from the Internet ! Don't share it by officialgagbee in funny

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Even the morons at Snopes agree this garbage is fake. Not only is it a trash meme, but second hand trash stolen from the dumpsters of ifunny. spam your website somewhere else.

Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be ... It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created. Ludwig von Mises by [deleted] in quotes

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I'm not sure where to begin with this comment. We didn't compete with the USSR out of fear that Americans would demand a Soviet system out of envy. Their system systematically destroyed the lives of millions of people, and the day to day life of a Soviet during the height of the Cold War was in no way comparable to the quality, freedom, and choice of the average American. "doing well" is a lie, or ignorance, but either way it's wrong. As for falling wages, that's a complicated issue that everyone loves to debate, but your claim that wages have fallen due to feelings of "no competition" makes absolutely no sense. American companies do not pay their workers on the basis of competition with the Soviet Union. Companies compete with each other, and only care about foreign policy when it intersects with their industry (tariffs, trade, etc.). Correlation does not imply causation, just because the fall of the USSR and falling wages happened over the same period does not mean that one caused the other, though I would be happy to review any evidence or arguments you may have on this matter.

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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I'm saying it's a ridiculous comparison, because his friend can't produce preserved fruit in a disposable container at this price point(edit: price estimate <$.50 per pack) locally. These "deals and contracts" are the foundations of the international economy, and on the contrary provide tremendous opportunities for developing nations to develop. Sure you can preserve your own peaches as a hobby, but it will never realistically replace the pictured product due not only to $ and expertise, but most importantly to the average American, time. We outsource food preparation to free up time to run a modern economy. If it wasn't a fair trade, my money for spending less time preparing peaches, canning equipment, etc. then I wouldn't make the trade. That's precisely why free markets are so effective, and why they've created unprecedented wealth and heightened quality of life on every continent.

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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your friend isn't shipping them across the world at an industrial scale in a form that must be non-perishable. If your friend lives in rural Argentina, he might find it easier to sell them to someone else to handle distribution, instead of building a packaging factory him or herself.

"Capitalism Rewards Efficiency" by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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They wouldn't do this if it wasn't profitable. I don't know enough about the industry, but either Argentina lacks the packing industry to handle this stage of manufacturing, or equally likely, government interference with the market via tariff or regulation has made this the cheapest way to provide the product for the American market.

“I don’t think people who are taking money from pharmaceutical companies should be drafting health care legislation. I don’t think people who are taking money from oil and gas companies should be drafting climate legislation.” by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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You can say the same thing about Trump. He can say something simple, like the sky is blue, and everyone will start shrieking that he's lying. It's as if when a group of people hate someone, they will overreact to every statement.
Honestly, what's great about this quote? It's just a surface level observation, no policy suggestion, no real insight. I wouldn't post a picture of my face with a quote saying "I think murder is bad, people shouldn't murder". A child could point out that money in politics is a problem, but if she was serious about the issue, maybe she could clarify her own connection to corporate money.

DOCUSERIES REVIEW | Street Food: Latin America (Season 1) by SierraKiloBravo in SierraKiloBravo

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good review.

Do you take requests? I watched How to Start a Revolution recently, seems like it would be a hit here on saidit, considering everyone loves to bullshit about "color revolutions" without any idea what they are

Thomas Jefferson's definition of tyranny by ANIKAHirsch in quotes

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big if tru

Milton Friedman: "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." by ANIKAHirsch in quotes

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He is nothing but critical towards the dollar and its role in the inflation of public debt. This whole video is interesting, but somewhere around this part he talks a little about currency.

Donald Trump Says He Wants Joe Rogan to Moderate 4-Hour Presidential Debate by [deleted] in politics

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But I'm curious, why do you think this has all been planned out and orchestrated? Is there really no way these leaders of alternative media could have met organically? Particularly considering the nature of Rogan's show, which involves seeking out interesting people?

NPC's who repeat narratives. Is this brainwashing or true low IQ stupidity? by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

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We're once again in an era of mass politics. The world is now too chaotic and painful to think about for most, so people outsource freewill and critical thinking to thought leaders.
On this very website you can see examples of this from both sides of the aisle. Leftists can no longer process reality without a series of filters, cultural references, media talking points, helpfully supplied phony statistics, you name it. On the right, people go to /pol/ and take the weak path and start miming conspiracies and low effort memes/greentexts.
It's not stupidity so much as weakness, though there's a strong correlation between the two

Trouble getting motivated? Check out the new Foundation Guide wiki! by Aureus in FoundationGuide

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/sig/ vibes, I love it

From Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Incongruence -- the Normalization of Delusion: OC by ANIKAHirsch in Antipsychiatry

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I'll understand if you don't want to speak personally on a public forum, but I'm genuinely curious. why is this issue important to you?

Milton Friedman: "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." by ANIKAHirsch in quotes

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Absolutely nothing would more threaten or shakeup the establishment or "ZioCon" than the adoption of Friedman's ideas. The politicians you associate with Friedman use his ideas like a sword for government programs they dislike (like welfare, USAID, etc) but ignore him when it comes to national security and economic policy. It's insane that right wing minds, who should know better than anyone the duplicity of the media, have bought into socialist propaganda painting true capitalism as some kind of Gilded Age hellscape.

Milton Friedman: "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." by ANIKAHirsch in quotes

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Huge fan of Friedman, great quote. Ignore the hate, it's undeserved here.

Influx of bots by [deleted] in SaidIt

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If it's interesting content, why not? Post something, if it gets votes people look at it, if it's shit it gets thrown into the back pages. Let users decide with their eyes and their clicks. If it isn't content and its just an ad then I understand taking it down, but posting OC should be roundly encouraged, it's what sites like this run on. If I post a meme I make, surely this isn't "self-promotion"?

Influx of bots by [deleted] in SaidIt

[–]Nemesis 6 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

sadly agreed, it's an echo of that old cycle, of the death of the old internet in the face of waves of migrants looking for a new refuge.
old antiextremes was comfy as hell, now everything's political, though I blame the politicization of every aspect of society rather than saidit or any other single website.

Donald Trump Says He Wants Joe Rogan to Moderate 4-Hour Presidential Debate by [deleted] in politics

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I agree. I would love it. It's been years since the elites have permitted themselves to speak longform uncut in front of the masses, something I would love to change. Any derision in my post was aimed at Rogans lifestyle, which I find extremely degenerate, but I love his show and I think the format would be good for democracy.

Donald Trump Says He Wants Joe Rogan to Moderate 4-Hour Presidential Debate by [deleted] in politics

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Anyone remember a few years ago when Rogan and Peterson were talking about how this type of grassroots media would supplant mainstream media? Here we are, the POTUS calling for the media's great privilege, the chance to help kingmake the next leader of the free world, to be handed over to Joe FUCKING Rogan. God I love and am simultaneously terrified by this timeline.

Influx of bots by [deleted] in SaidIt

[–]Nemesis 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

/u/sierrakilobravo just spams because he's promoting his youtube channel, which is actually pretty good.

A takedown of the "Let's Be Honest Folks" #OrangeManBad meme by Aureus in politics

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Great post. Well researched and actually sourced. This, or something of this caliber, should be linked to in the new user guide, to give people an idea of saidit's expectations for post quality.

The smart gun point is interesting, and is a great example of the magical thinking that has infested leftist policy discussion. Ask a leftist about an intractable issue, instead of giving an unpopular or definitive answer they'll start talking about future tech that will change everything.
Online voting? Unhackable state-of-the-art software, don't worry about it bro. Universal Basic Income? Don't worry, infinite technological innovation will replace the need for human innovation or participation, and will bankroll the whole endeavor.
An alternative to the wall? A lot of leftist colleagues loved to call it "medieval" and explain that only a moron would build a physical barrier, if we had to lock down the border (and they would quickly assure that we don't), it would be best to use sensors and drones. I'm sure there is a high tech solution to border control, but nothing like this has been implemented or even conceived, and the closest we have to global experts (Israel and China) maintain that physical barriers are necessary foundations to be supplemented by tech based solutions. It's interesting comparing modern discourse to old presidential and economic debates, it's a true testament to the destruction of education how degraded the thinking has become.

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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I don't even know why trash memes like this are allowed on saidit's major subs. The whole point of the website is elevated discussion, not lazy strawman memes from facebook

Saidit is getting shitty, full of losers that keep banging their head against the things that they hate, small simple minds that focus on division, that keep talking about how scary the left is, how bad white people are treated (with no sense of irony) how bad the protestors make them feel LOL etc by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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This is a great example of the worst elements of saidit. Puts up a low effort post insulting a strawman and ending with a childish threat of violence.

I really want these cupboards by Retro-Housewife in Vintage

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I wonder how much it is adjusted for inflation

Seekers of non political content, unite by PurpleAmathea in whatever

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I've been doing that with /s/obscuremedia , chill place to post any media just shy of mainstream.

Is there an auto generated COMPLETE list of subsaidits? by dissent in AskSaidIt

[–]Nemesis 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

suggested this a bit ago, got a response from the admin so its on the radar. everyone who agrees should chime in, its a small team working on a growing pile of projects, something like this will only be added if they see its more than one guy interested.

None of my subs got banned by Turnaround in Introductions

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I also play dota 2 and I feel the same way. The sub has gone to absolute shit, and a ton of the "allegations" are ridiculous. How is it rape if some guy, at a party, drunkenly grabs a woman's hand and pressures her for sex? Have these people never been to a party before? It's literally what drunken assholes do, calling some drunk a monster doesn't make you a civil rights hero, and it doesn't need to dominate a gaming subreddit for two weeks.
And then there's uproar over Valve not releasing some insincere BLM-Floyd statement, as if we need a corporate twitter account to assure us that everyone in a major tech company isn't a racist.
If I played more I would restart the sub here, since I LOATHE r/dota2 mods, but I feel like nu-dota isn't catering to my gaming demographic anymore. I can't play MOBAS casually

While we're suggesting books, Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini is a great one. by Aureus in FoundationGuide

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Love this book, definitely second this recommendation

Proof the Arab world has changed? This 1966 speech where a room full of Egyptians in suits laugh about the thought of women wearing a hijab or tarha by [deleted] in politics

[–]Nemesis 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

2 different cultures moving in two different directions. The Arab world has become more traditional in the face of external threats and destruction, the Western world has become more progressive/degenerate in response to an internal issue (critical theory, the destruction of the moral core, nihilism, etc.).
Interesting, no?

100+ year old recording of Teddy Roosevelt giving a speech [xpost /s/obscuremedia] by Nemesis in whatever

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cool example is this old recording of Mckinley, where you can hear the famous mid-atlantic accent, which back in the early 20th century if you were rich or a celebrity you had to learn how to use to navigate high society.

100+ year old recording of Teddy Roosevelt giving a speech [xpost /s/obscuremedia] by Nemesis in whatever

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Recording was done on wax tubes, so his voice is slightly higher pitched than it sounded in person. There are a ton of audio recordings from the early 1900s, worth checking out to hear some of the vanished accents of America's past.

Another Reddit Refuge Seeking Asylum. by Dolphinman360 in Introductions

[–]Nemesis 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

hey welcome! What subs did you use back on reddit?

"How to be Invisible" J.J.Luna - good book on privacy basics by Nemesis in FoundationGuide

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this is the main thing I was thinking of, probably supplemented by this and this, with further grounding in this for management and administrative restructuring. Last one's dry but I think you'd find interesting since I think you're also interested in the nature and application of power. Haven't read all of these yet, just word of mouth, so I can't vouch for quality, but interesting nevertheless.

suggestion: when looking at all subs, being able to sort subs by activity by Nemesis in SaidIt

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my post sounded kind of whiny, but honestly this isn't something that would drive me away if it proves too difficult to add, or if there's other priorities.
My motivation is I'm trying to revive interesting subs, it's easiest with subs that have somewhat recent but low intensity posting. In this new filter I would be looking at page 2, communities that are getting user interest but something's still missing from the sub formula to maintain engagement. Each sub's a unique challenge, it would be cool to be able to quickly find prospects.
Thank you for your response

Recommendations? by Nemesis in ObscureMedia

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I've been on ruqqus for a bit, but I don't see the same potential you guys have. The reddit model is fundamentally sound, and ridiculously efficient at aggregating content/pulling people together. Reddit's many problems have been self-inflicted; I think as long as you guys continue to sanely administrate this place it could be big in no time at all. Ruqqus's changes don't feel like innovations so much as change for the sake of change. That being said my hope is ruqqus becomes the fun/meme haven, and saidit becomes the ideas hub, that both sites together fill the void spez seems determined to vacate

Recommendations? by Nemesis in ObscureMedia

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thank you, I'll check those out. and thanks for you and d3rr's work on this site, really enjoying it so far.

Reddit is now such a joyless, worthless website. by necrocannibal2 in DeuxRAMA

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It's the future of the internet. A sanitized, corporate marketing platform.
Everything will slowly be moved online (work, social interaction, education) so you'll be forced to be there, joylessly clicking on ads and typing out hivemind acceptable opinions to show everyone you aren't a racist/bigot/member of whatever outgroup is in fashion.

"How to Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie by Nemesis in FoundationGuide

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Extremely useful guide for developing networking/social skills, read by almost everyone in EQ intensive work like sales, lobbying, marketing, etc. Will give you practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life, cannot recommend enough to anyone interested in advancing their own interest.

Why the Chinese navy is stronger than US navy? by Khan in NotTheOnion

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why does this guy spam theosnews articles without posting comments? Is this a bot? Please respond and prove me wrong. /u/khan

Just another Reddit refugee by ThinkerBunny in Introductions

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Nice, I'll join when you do

"How to be Invisible" J.J.Luna - good book on privacy basics by Nemesis in FoundationGuide

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depends on what your interest is, I think most of Napoleon hill's stuff is free on there for general self improvement. Go to folkscanomy, they have everything by category, from there you can some crazy stuff, British ww2 self defense manuals, guides to make a small town completely self-sufficient, the usual anarchist cookbook type pdf for making guns and ammos with scrap and pipes, involved guides on music, math, coding, fascinating stuff for cultivating rare skills.

For this sub, though, there are a lot of classics on there free, legal(?), and literally two clicks away, less involved and sketchy than the typical free .pdf online hunt, we should find something interesting on there and do a weekly or monthly bookclub on this sub. No better way to self improve than having routinized intellectual effort. E.G. a nice scan of Nietzesche's "Will to Power" is on there, love or hate the guy he has ideas everyone should tangle with, it would be fun to find 5 to 10 other users on here and start a discussion, the book is saturated with topics that have never been more relevant. But we could start with something lighter as well, some light sci-fi that's easy to read, then discuss the message or big idea at play

Just another Reddit refugee by ThinkerBunny in Introductions

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Welcome! When your account is 2 weeks old you can create a sub, you should fill the vacuum and make the r/aww successor

"How to be Invisible" J.J.Luna - good book on privacy basics by Nemesis in FoundationGuide

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archive.org has an entire library of pdf books that will teach you any skill you wish, how to farm, garden, lock pick, circuits, knife fighting, self defense, tradecraft, surveillance, tons of history books, an extremely interesting resource for anyone interested in self-cultivation. Includes many books you can no longer obtain in print easily.

Seattle's CHAZ In CHAOS After Shootings Leave One Dead Another Critical, Anti-Cop Experiment FAILED by Tarrock in politics

[–]Nemesis 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

CHAZ is an attempt to build a narrative.
Leftists gather and put up barricades, say their only goal is a cop free zone, that they're "growing crops" and minding their own business. Media and the mayor try to spin it as a "block party" full of people dancing and peacefully protesting. The hope is that Trump takes the bait and breaks it up with the military. They get a powerful scene to play again and again for the next year of "Trump's army breaking up a peaceful protest", on every airwave with every celebrity and personality that can be bought affirming that this is the rise of fascism in America.

SaidIt should be seen as an intellectual platform, not as a social media site. by Aureus in whatever

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I agree that cultural change would be ideal, I'm just not sure how to get there. I've been following saidit for a long time, and I've always admired that elevated discussion and debate are in the core culture of the website, and even the voting system. But I've also noticed that many people come here looking for a place to post memes/blogs too edgy or right-of-center for social media or reddit. Many don't seem interested in discussion so much as safe harbor and some kind of confirmation that they aren't alone in a world gone mad. I've read many of your comments about activism, I think you have a real knack for this, do you have any ideas about how to shift saidit from a meme dump into actual discussion? Can this be done as individual users throwing out DMs and threads into the fray, or would this need some support from mods/admins?

China Is Losing India by useless_aether in Geopolitics

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interesting article. the war in Afghanistan has bound the USA to Pakistan for a long time now, the increasing distance from Pakistan and growing closeness with the "new factory of the world"(India) is going to be one of the massive shakeups of the foreign policy world over the next 5 to 10 years. China-Pakistan balanced against India-USA-SEA, another tense front one wrong move from igniting world war 3. This growing reality will no doubt shape China's thinking, surrounded on all sides by US backed allies will no doubt further fuel an increasingly uncontrollable Chinese nationalism. Interesting times

SaidIt should be seen as an intellectual platform, not as a social media site. by Aureus in whatever

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I agree. Saidit is an opportunity to build something from the ground up, a way to connect and organize without having to compete with massive overly broad subs that produce a great deal of noise but nothing of actual substance.
I feel most subs here are dead precisely because they fail to do as you suggest. Subs aren't self-sustaining until they gain a critical mass of active users that post enough original content to attract new users. Building this core takes constant posting, crossposting to draw in users from outside of the silo, and ways to engage members consistently (flair, discussions, evolving memes etc.). IP2 has lived where so many other refugee subsaidits have died precisely because they doggedly shitposted through the long climb to ~1000 users, where organic momentum took over and pulled in people from other communities. Here as you note, it doesn't take many votes to reach front page, no easier place or time to build a community that could actually foster discussion. I think the ideal intellectual platform would have to be a new, moderated subsaidit, because most of the active subs are the ancient, broad subs from opening (whatever, quotes, etc.) that are precisely what they were meant to be, dumping grounds for low effort posts.

For any new arrivals wondering why a Valve game is dead, here's a brief history. by Nemesis in Artifact

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I agree 100%. I was a proud doomchad cheering the fall of Artifact from week 1, when it was clear the game was fundamentally flawed even aside from the monetization. Valve claims they're reworking it from the ground up, a complete overhaul of even the fundamentals, but until then this sub will be a tombstone for a missed opportunity, and a way to prevent deluded redditors from making another artifact hype cult.
on reddit you can still find people desperately arguing that the game/monetization is fine, but that the real problem was people not keeping an open mind and giving it a fair shot...

Reddit is dying, but who is rising? by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Most users here seem to be refugees from ban waves / driven by personal negative experience with reddit.
Saidit and other reddit-like alternatives haven't reached the tipping point yet where they have enough users to actually produce/aggregate enough content to draw normal users.