Get rid of dropdown menus? by d3rr in IdeasForSaidIt

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Thank you. I tried to add color but I could not think of a palette that suits each and all of them while not attracting too much attention to them; and maintain decent overall look of the page.

Get rid of dropdown menus? by d3rr in IdeasForSaidIt

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Yeah, "Points" feels most accurate because it literally means what it is supposed to mean.

Icons would be cool; they convey the message with minimum use of expression.

I made a sample design for the sorting icons: https://imgur.com/OVnrvR4

PS: I don't have commercial license for the software to make them for actual usage.

The symbol of seven deadly sins nowadays by Snow in whatever

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https://imgur.com/Hvml8xM

I have this saved on my phone for a long time

Get rid of dropdown menus? by d3rr in IdeasForSaidIt

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"New" and "Date" mean the same thing with little to no difference in our context, so I think either one is fine.

"Hot" is already sending the message and it is shorter than "hotness" so it is better to stick to "Hot".

Top/Popular - Some more words we could consider- Votes, Points, Favored, Boosted

"Insightful" is shorter and gets the message across so I think it is better for it to stay.

Get rid of dropdown menus? by d3rr in IdeasForSaidIt

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I change the "sort-by" often and this expanded design is helpful. However, I think it is better for the dotted border to stay because the overall layout is more clear to the eye on first sight that the posts start from there and the "sort" option is a different section. It is clearer for the eye in overall design.

McDonald’s Banned Milkshakes to 'Stop People Throwing Them at Nigel Farage' by Stankmango in Banned

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What's the background story? Who is Nigel Farage and why are they throwing specifically milkshakes at him?

"They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. Fuck that." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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You are right, banning things is not always the answer. What we need is to educate common people. For instance, we don't have to ban advertisements despite the paradigm that they are manipulative; we have to teach people to acknowledge that advertisements can manipulate them and teach them not to let advertisements mess with their heads too much.

This could render the advertisements useless because their very purpose is to "convince" people to like the product but, we have to try to make the best situation possible where there is minimum or no harm coming to either party.

Man Loses Video Game - Punches His Baby To Death by Chan in Gaming

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Some people don't raise a child right and the rest of the world will condemn the child for growing up to be a bad person. I think you missed my point. It is not about loving people that kill their kids. It is about providing emotional security to people who are going downhill so that they do not end up committing violent things like this.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Times of India, The Hindu - these two newspapers are the most reliable and unbiased english news outlets in India. The Indian Express is also decent and can be trusted. Among the international ones, BBC and Reuters are the most reliable.

PS: I've never heard of RT.

"They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. Fuck that." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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People working in marketing are probably experts in psychology or know how to influence people. We the people are neither experts nor are we aware of how we can be influenced. What we are, is, victims of psychological manipulation. The only control people have is to close their ears and or eyes when an ad is encountered, assuming the people are aware that the ad could potentially manipulate them.

Laws are not the same as ethics. There was a time a lot of things were legal which we now consider illegal; slavery was legal, genocide was legal. Just because something is legal, it does not mean it is right or ethical. I know that what we have now cannot be easily compared with genocide or slavery or rape or whatever but, it still is a big deal.

If we want to talk about making the money change hands, we need to find a better way than getting into people's heads and making their lives miserable.

US Gov't Now Openly Admits Pentagon Asks for Money to Directly Fund Terrorists by d3rr in WorldPolitics

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You can't just say "Wake up people" and expect them to organize or coordinate a perfect mission to justice. What we need is a leader or at least a list of guidelines; most importantly, we need a strong nudge that forces us to do it instead of postponing or lazing around. This problem exists in India- We, the people, want change and we want things to get better but literally nobody is willing to at least go out and protest for a day or even talk to some authority. Everyone is like "eh someone else will do it, I just want to sit at home".

Man Loses Video Game - Punches His Baby To Death by Chan in Gaming

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Videogames are probably the last safety net that is stopping psychologically deranged people from reaching out to illegal and unethical things like violence, drugs, suicide, etc. If you see someone being extremely addicted to videogames that they would rage over losing a game, it is very likely that they are just trying to feel like they are achieving something in life (ie when they win in a game) because everything else is falling apart and they want to feel like they have some control. If you see someone addicted to games, don't hate them, give them love, they need to feel loved. They need love (probably therapy too)

Source: Been there; seen many people in same condition

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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You cannot win a psychological warfare with physical violence.

We gotta be absolutely clear about what exactly we want in both short term and long term, how best we can get it, and what we should avoid in order to block the enemy from taking advantage.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/news/lok-sabha-elections-facebook-removes-687-pages-accounts-linked-to-congress-party/articleshow/68669122.cms

He asserted that the removal was not based on the content that was shared by these pages and groups

we remove them because of their coordinated inauthentic

Can someone help me out here? What exactly is "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and why is it that the content shared is not the reason of account/group suspension? I mean it makes sense if someone spreads content which happens to be false information.

I just had IMO a real Showerthought,so i wanted to post it on r/shouwerthoughts,ButT blablabla diddent accept try some where else BLABLABLA,so i will post here by XYY in SaidIt

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I don't know about the tan but isn't that more of a "r/nostupidquestions"? Also, s/whatever might be more suitable than s/saidit because this sub is for content that is ABOUT Saidit

Research: Newspapers are consistent, TV news is a blur between facts and personal opinions, Online journalism is subjective by PikonParadox in Journalism

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It is necessary to educate the people to recognise and acknowledge the differences between each medium as they hold different values.

no direct relation with facts

"The Medium is the Message" -Marshall McLuhan.

In communication, how you say something is as important as what you say. It is essential to be kept in mind in journalism field. The way of saying something will influence the receivers' perspective and understanding towards what is being said. It is news, not a campfire ghost story.

Research: Newspapers are consistent, TV news is a blur between facts and personal opinions, Online journalism is subjective by PikonParadox in Journalism

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Newspapers conduct proper query and are the most reliable source of unbiased information. TV news relies on emotions and mixes opinions amid facts, making it the least reliable source of unbiased information. Online journalism uses directive language and prioritizes timeliness which reduces its time-frame to improve the quality of the delivery of news.