Literally Reddit 2.0.... Sigh... by prometheus in SaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 11 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Does anyone know why?

And just like that... by useless_aether in memes

[–]SecretlyHistoric 11 insightful - 5 fun11 insightful - 4 fun12 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Essentially, there are a lot of illegal immigrants coming into the US. It's a problem politics have been fighting about for a while now. Some think we need to open our doors to them. Others think that they need to be stopped. The ones who want the open doors, liberals, go against federal law and declare their cities "sanctuary cities" where illegal immigrants wont be deported. Conservatives, who want to deport the illegal immigrants, threatened to move as many illegal immigrants as possible to the sanctuary cities. Liberals are now saying that they don't want that.

What are you grateful for? by Yhvr in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My health. I've got lupus, and after years of medicine, I'm finally off of everything. Complete remission.

And just like that... by useless_aether in memes

[–]SecretlyHistoric 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree. If you bring it up, bring your sources.

Wth is this ice poisoning thing & why are all the posts on new so strange by astronautrob in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Is there a way to not see the s/incel posts? I'm not subscribed to them, but would prefer to not see their posts at all.

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

[–]SecretlyHistoric 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What about a group like s/politicaldebate? Say that anything on the bottom 4 levels of the pyramid are flagged, and perhaps disable the ability to reply to those comments. Warnings are given to those who violate the rule. Three strikes and your out of the weeks debate. Try again next week. Every post or argument posed in the comments must have at least 1 source linked.

Just a spot for more in depth debate than on highly generalized meme posts. I'd love to see more debate, but when it is on posts this general it's hard to get a quality debate going.

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

[–]SecretlyHistoric 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hey magnora7. Can we make a space specifically for political debate? I don't necessarily mind it being all over the front page, but a centralized sub might help foster more discussion. Make sure it really follows the pyramid of discussion and see where we get. Could have a topic of the week. Let people debate a topic for 7 days and see where it goes.

Not to prevent anyone from posting political stuff elsewhere, but just a spot for in depth discussion.

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

[–]SecretlyHistoric 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As a historian, no we don't. Forget the history and you forget the lessons taught by history.

Saidit.net — April 10, 2019 — Saidit hits 6,000 subscribed users, chatbox css theme now matches day/night mode of site, closed out other github issues by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Wow! And we are close to being in the top 50,000 sites in the US. Awesome!

We just need to keep adding content to attract more people.

r/BlackPeopleTwitter bans non "black" users by prometheus in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]SecretlyHistoric 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I stand corrected. I just checked and its reopen again.

What simple thing do you think we could all do in our lives that would make everyone else's better? by Zombi in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In traffic: Be predictable, not polite. Interpersonal: Listen to understand, not to reply. In cooking: if you're not a great chef, find some recipes online or in a cookbook and follow them. In Life:Find something you you enjoy doing by yourself. Do that thing when you get stressed

And just like that... by useless_aether in memes

[–]SecretlyHistoric 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Still an argument against the person, not the point itself. Take a look at the pyramid of debate.

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole by PonderousIdo in pics

[–]SecretlyHistoric 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow! Thank you for posting!

r/BlackPeopleTwitter bans non "black" users by prometheus in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]SecretlyHistoric 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Nope. It's now a closed community. They commented on the thread and reemphized that it was not a joke

fb now forces its users to upload a face photo before being able to access their account by useless_aether in privacy

[–]SecretlyHistoric 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not sure if they would actually delete it. I try to keep as much personal information off of the internet, now more than ever.

Immediate Uproar Follows a New Study that Says it's Okay to Eat Red Meat by Kangbanger in SundogsPlace

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Everyone seems to forget that moderation is the key. Eat what you want, just make sure it's in proportion.

And just like that... by useless_aether in memes

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

But you made a claim as well, three actually. One about the president, one about the OP and another about the reaction of Democratics

You wake up, And the past 5 years of your life were just a dream. What do you do? by Yhvr in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh thank god. I can totally do better than that crap.

Is there a decent way to reduce political carpet-bombing? by anescient in SaidIt

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

I'm not sure if a limit of post per day per sub would work well. Each sub would need to be able to decide how much is too much.

How do I bring attention to a sub I created? by mysaiditaccount in SaidIt

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Keep posting interesting links. I try to post 1 to 2 a day on each sub. More posts=more visibility

BlackPeopleTwitter is an echo chamber by [deleted] in propaganda

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They also came right out and said that it was not a joke in one of the comments

How Many Funerals Have you Been to? by Stankmango in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It got to the point where about every six months I ended up going to a funeral.

How Many Funerals Have you Been to? by Stankmango in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In the past two or three years? 7. Both maternal grandparents, one maternal great uncle, one maternal great aunt. Two friends, and my co workers father

Literally Reddit 2.0.... Sigh... by prometheus in SaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it may have been PhysicalRemoval. I noticed yesterday that they had been banned.

saidit should have a mascot by Wanga in IdeasForSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If we are going Egyptian, then Thoth would be better.

Facebook copied 1.5m users' email contacts by SecretlyHistoric in news

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It's amazing how much they are "unintentionally" doing.

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

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not saying that at all. As a historian, I take information from other theories and speculations and their sources, then re-interpret it. For instance, I am working on a paper right now examining the motivation of France in entering the Revolutionary War. I've got dozen of both secondary sources (what other people have said) and some primary sources (What people at the time said) I use both to prove the topic of my paper.

New ways of interpreting old data are coming about all the time. Borderlands history is a good one to look at and is relatively new. Queer history is another. Nothing about the data is new for the most part- it's all things examined before. Now it is being examined in a new light.

I'm sick of lazy meme posts that don't provide sources for their position. by indianusjones in VigtesSickofThisShit

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

God, yes. It's like definition of shitposting.

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

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For those who would like a political debate, I've linked this post to s/politicaldebate. Any discussion that does not have sources, contains personal attacks or attacks against tone only will be removed. Only high level debate will be allowed. https://saidit.net/s/PoliticalDebate/comments/k9s/free_form_debate_from_sconspiracy_debate_based_on/

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

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, I'm not saying that we don't need to constantly go back and re-evaluate the past. That needs to be done constantly to better understand who we are and where we came from. That being said, what we don't need is people going back and using history-sometimes incorrect history- to push an agenda or attempt to forget the past for moral reasons. https://thehill.com/capital-living/cover-stories/167475-revisionist-history-politicians-rewrite-the-past-to-suit-their-present

http://fordhampoliticalreview.org/the-dangers-of-historical-revisionism/

April 19, 2019 Topic- Is Illegal Immigration a Financial Drain on the US Economy? by SecretlyHistoric in PoliticalDebate

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Hi derr, thanks for commenting! I'm glad you like the idea of this sub. Please note that all top level comments require source links.

April 19, 2019 Topic- Is Illegal Immigration a Financial Drain on the US Economy? by SecretlyHistoric in PoliticalDebate

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Not really a reddit thing, not seen anything like this there. Maybe Neutral politics is close? This is supposed to a bit of a controlled venue for debate. I'm putting up a topic in the hopes of keeping some kind of focus- god knows our politics need some sort of focus right now. I'm hoping for learning and debate. If we can't even talk, how can we solve any problems?

You've got some good ideas though. I'll put up a commentary post, and perhaps a suggestions one as well. Thanks for commenting!

Is it normal for I don't watch TV? by Snow in AskSaidIt

[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't really watch TV. Sometimes I'll turn on a movie, but I'm more likely to read a book or surf the internet. So, pretty normal. I think.