PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Those are the subreddit-specific rules. The only way to prevent that sort of stuff is by having site-wide rules against sub moderator rules

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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All it takes is one popular video posted on WPD 2.0, then BOOM!

Such as? I don't think that's true at all.

Sorry the porn policy is pretty set-in-stone at this point, you are correct

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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I don't want to have to moderate tons of porn, and I don't want people to be able to post illegal porn to be able to shut down saidit. Porn is one of the few pieces of content that can can be used to shut down the site. It's also everywhere for anyone who wants it so there's absolutely no shortage of it, it's probably the least shortage of any information on the internet. So we don't need it.

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Thanks wizzwizz.

I appreciate you all who are being real and honest and well-spoken, and responding to the real core of what your debate "opponent" is saying when you get in a disagreement.

I've already seen some great debates happening on saidit where all the different sides of an argument were being stated very clearly and articulately, and it's amazing how much I can quickly learn! This is what saidit is for.

Sometimes we'll get steamed when we disagree with someone, but only engaging with the highest-quality arguments makes the culture of mud-slinging just naturally die out from people simply ignoring it because we know it's not worth our time.

It's a subtle thing to truly grasp, but I see lots and lots of people on saidit who "get it" and I'm proud of the community we've all built so far.

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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Meh, go hang out on pornhub if that's what you really want. It already exists.

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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OP is wrong because that stuff bleeds over in to the front page and affects the culture and the way people behave on the site. There's just no reason to have it around. It brings almost only negatives, and very few positives.

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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It should be allowed on the grounds that the sub moderator ensures the content remains within the 18+ range.

I don't want to spend all day keeping track of this and looking at porn, or keeping track of mods who have to do this. Also there is plenty of porn elsewhere on the internet. The internet is like half porn. Saidit is fine without it. It doesn't add anything valuable to the community, and in fact detracts in many ways.

It also makes perfect sense to not allow porn because it can easily be abused as an entry point to cause federal agencies to gain access to saidit, or shut down saidit. It is a tactical decision.

There are plenty of other sites that will cater to your porn needs, but saidit is not one of them.

I like light mode by slabgreen in unpopularopinion

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You can talk to /u/JasonCarswell, he designed the CSS for that sub so you can take inspiration from his design.

Having a native upload function would be interesting, but would also demand a much beefier and more expensive server. We'll explore it as an option and think about it. Thanks for the idea.

I like light mode by slabgreen in unpopularopinion

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Well the only other comment he made right before that in another thread was not a joke, and his actions painted a picture of a pattern, otherwise I wouldn't ignored it

With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda

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I think just to keep driving that wedge in deeper. Divide and conquer keeps people fighting each other instead of fighting the establishment ruling over them.

It's why subreddits like /r/enligtenedcentrism exist, where they basically make fun of anyone who is not a liberal extremist. And they've poisoned the phrase "both sides" by associating it with reactionary idiocy.

The goal now is to get rid of all the moderates, so only extremists exist anymore. Then it's much easier to run the re-election numbers because you're much more certain of how everyone is going to vote.

Basically, they want control. And the good way to get it is by controlling the minds of others, and the best way to do that is to destroy any moderates and any moderate conversations. Thus from the naive standpoint, the options seem to become "literally nazis, or the sane people". And of course then the latter is the obvious choice. They want everyone thinking like this.

And everyone who refuses to think like this, will now become "the bad guys who are shunned by society". And things just keep polarizing.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

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Sounds like a big change! Glad you got away from toxic family though, that can really be a killer. And summer is coming so the cold shouldn't last too much longer. I wish you the best, I hope you work out some comfortable arrangements for yourself

Deleting new subs that are just trolling or spam by fred_red_beans in SaidIt

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https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/

By enforcing the pyramid of debate. Turns out neo-nazis are usually pretty terrible at arguing their points in a calm rational respectful way, if voat is any indication.

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Yeah I would be surprised if Christian Zionism is older the Jewish Zionism. I guess you could maybe argue it in the sense that Zionism didn't really have any power until the Christian monarchy of England approved it and began backing it and funding it. But still the ideology of modern Zionism originates from the Rothschilds in the 1800s as you say. But it also has roots that go way back thousands of years, they just revived it and put money and power behind it.

Similar to the Knights Templar. They were a huge organization in the 1200s, then basically died out. Then someone in the 1800s brought back the name as a secret fraternal organization, but it's not really related to the original organization. I think you could perhaps make a similar argument about Zionism, and maybe that's what he means about modern Zionism having Christian roots. Kind of still a bit strangely worded though on his part, I don't know

Why did assange never drop nything useful to the people? he never even talked about 9-11. its depressing so many can't see through yet another psy-op. by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy

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It's free speech as long as you respect the pyramid of debate: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/

You can have any viewpoint you want as long as you respect your opposition's right to have a conflicting opinion and stay toward the higher levels of the pyramid of debate. That's our only real rule. Let me know if you have any more questions. If you want to know more about me, check out the infogalactic wiki page on saidit, it has a section about me, and there's links to all these 2-hour youtube interviews I've done. So you can get to know me a bit if you like.

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Yeah I mean he realizes he's walking hot coals anytime he even addresses that issue. But the fact he's calling out christian Zionism at all, by name, and tying it to US foreign policy, is a level of honesty very few others display. Especially people of his caliber and position.

But yeah he does dodge the issue sometimes. But the fact he actually openly pushes back against zionism instead of just kowtowing 100% to it, is a minor miracle.

Whoopsies... by useless_aether in ElectionsUSA2020

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Yeah I agree the framing of the OP is not good, and I had a discussion with OP about it.

Anyway, it seems pretty certain there is some corruption going on with Biden's son and his position in Ukraine. It's pretty hard to find a non-corrupt interpretation of those events.

Block/hide users by Flesh in IdeasForSaidIt

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Well we're not going to share all 61 at once because it shows all our vulnerabilities from a security standpoint. I think we'll release them about 10-15 at a time like we have been lately. But yeah I guess /u/d3rr could you please convert the roadmap release points here in to github issues, if it's not too much trouble: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/kbk/saiditnet_april_17_2019_html5_expandos_now/

Are we finally home, my main men? by FedExMeYourDrugs in milliondollarextreme

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so this is a sub based around making fun of that, or glorifying it, or what

"Culture is not your friend..." - Terence McKenna by magnora7 in quotes

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Probably only because you don't fully understand what he's getting at. I find things I don't fully understand often come across more as confusing than they actually are

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Yeah no one is perfect.

Deleting new subs that are just trolling or spam by fred_red_beans in SaidIt

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Yes, but voat also stood by while they let neonazis take over the site, and we don't intend for the same to happen here

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Where in the video did he say "Zionism is independent of a state"

He spent most of the video talking about how Israel isn't compatible with what he wants as a jew and how he feels zionism falsely speaks for jews as a whole.

He says he supported zionism back in the creation era of Israel, but now it's become simply an imperialistic Israeli nationalism ideology and he doesn't feel represented by it

Saidit.net — April 17, 2019 — HTML5 expandos now support mp3, wav, ogg, and mp4 naively! Wiki link added. Home page listings further streamlined. by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Yeah another color isn't a bad idea, we could do that.

Deleting new subs that are just trolling or spam by fred_red_beans in SaidIt

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coontown is not the same as shitredditors say, not even close. I don't care about proving the hypothesis of people who only care about destroying things anyway. Can't please everyone. We have to draw the line somewhere or saidit will just become voat.