What would happen if we sent people to Mars, it's a huge success, and then the Martians develop into a separate species? by Alduin in AskSaidIt

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That may be the dumbest thing I have ever heard in my entire life.

SaidIt Survey : Caption Contest by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

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"Well, I guess I'm legally obligated to destroy the world now"

Deadly infectious ZOMBIE deer disease is 'rapidly spreading across the US' - and experts warn that humans could contract it next by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Oh dang I didn't realize humans could get Chronic Wasting Disease by eating contaminated deer meat

Iran rejects anti-Semitism allegation by Pence - Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against it by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a “killing machine against the Palestinians”. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Speaking to Germany’s Der Spiegel Online, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “Iran has always supported the Jews. We are just against Zionists."

Someone gets it.

YouTube is Still Enabling the Sexualization of Children (and It’s Being Monetized) by RavAshi in conspiracy

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They're all about censoring political opinions, yet they let this stuff slide.

It's all about the money. They're getting paid by groups like Shareblue to remove certain types of political content. So they prioritize that. But removing these gross movies is a low priority because it doesn't really impact their bottom line (except in the long term, when it becomes a PR disaster, then they have to clean it up to avoid the loss of customers)

thelonelyisland - The Mona Lisa Sucks by magnora7 in ComedyMusic

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I don't care what anyone says, this is hilarious.

Visa Subclass 887 | Migration Agent Adelaide by Alina in Australia

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ads go in /s/ads please, last warning

PD Gets Mine-Resistant Military Vehicle From Feds by dcjogger in news

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Almost always for free, almost always with the stipulation "Your department must use this in the next 6 months or return it"

And then they engineer some bullshit raid on a marijuana user's house, and then they get to keep the equipment and society gets slightly worse and falls a little deeper in to the police state America keeps trying to become.

Censored @ Saidit on a Thread Decrying Jews as the Progenitors of AntiSemitic Graffiti, that presents evidence of Jewish guilt for the H'caust the 911 attacks and for terrorism in Paris at Charlie Hebdo & Bataclan Theater, that calls for their arrest & trial under French Law .. whatsamatterwiththat by MartinTimothy in MartinTimothy

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Ok well... maybe go light on the censorship because that's kind of the whole point of saidit.

And if you're going to make rules like that, make them equivalent across the board like "No editorialized titles" rather than "no antisemitism"

Global Warming: CA Officials Tell Skiers to Stay Home, Too Much Snow by useless_aether in ClimateSkeptics

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So then you agree climate change is happening

I'm here to point out the web of slime that is draped across the political world and it's partner, the mainstream media. by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime

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Thanks for making saidit part of your network! I enjoy a lot of your posts

Truth is a matter of perspective... by Robin in frontpage

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I'd say the truth is the 3d object and both the 2d projections, all taken together. There is a root truth that does not depend on perspective.

The problem is people think "Truth" is just one part of this whole, when it's really only one projection of a larger truth.

Truth is a matter of perspective... by Robin in frontpage

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Weird because it loaded the thumbnail correctly. Maybe because it's a 1-image album? Or because it's a comment page rather than an album page?

QI | Which Software Drove People To Violence? by magnora7 in technology

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Kind of a clickbait title, but I couldn't think of anything better and the video is genuinely interesting

Confessions from a paid shill. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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That's a good idea in theory, but in practice it just leads to echo chambers in my experience. And if the trolls ever get control of the majority of the list (like a 51% attack), which they would be motivated to do, then it's all over and the site is permanently ruined. So it's kind of a dangerous idea imo

Confessions from a paid shill. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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I agree with your diagnosis of the problem 100%. I am not sure about the solutions though. Basically you're calling for a ban (or flagging) on certain ideological positions. So we'd have to build a library of ideological positions that have been identified as propaganda, and then have people mark posts and comments as those categories as they come up. In the end it sounds like a straight-jacket kind of environment that makes free discussion difficult. I think #2, 3, 6, and 8 would devolve in to this. Similar arrangements have been attempted on many subreddits on reddit, and they typically lead to an extreme echo-chamber environment. But perhaps I am wrong.

I most like #7, I think it'd be smart for users to have a site-wide "reputation" in some way that is displayed alongside their username at all times.

I also kind of like what /r/conspiracy did, where they require a 2-sentence "submission statement" that is a comment explaining why they posted their original post.

Like you said, an ideal solution would be self-managing and wouldn't require mods or admins to constantly watch it and have to flag things. A system like that seems to lead to power-hungry mods, which leads to corruption and then eventually the site falls apart.