Woman crushed by a bus by roger in WatchPeopleDie

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Totally not the bus driver's fault. She was so close when she walked in front of the bus there was no way the driver could have seen her. It's sad, but some people die due to their own mistakes.

What is the WORST way to Die ? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Drowning or asphyxiation.

What fanbase is more cancerous then Reddits? by TheH1dd3nFear in AskSaidIt

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League of Legends.

Yeah yeah, low hanging fruit. I know.

Steve Stephens murders innocent man on Facebook Live by TreeBCooper in WatchPeopleDie

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I remember hearing about this in the news when it happened and the subsequent manhunt. Just a poor old man walking in his neighborhood get's his brains blown out randomly by some waste of life.

It was even more sad when his daughters were speaking out about it saying they forgive the killer because that's what their father would have done.

ISIS point blank shotgun execution obliterates guys head by death in WatchPeopleDie

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Painless way to go.

Remember to open-mindedly comment on subs with differing narratives! by happysmash27 in SaidIt

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I agree pretty much. However I don't think that means going and subbing to every other sub that has opposing views to mine. The nature of this kind of site, and how Reddit used to be, is that such discussion between opposing views will naturally come about. Certain groups will have their own subs but there will inevitably be a central sub where the two discuss (/s/republican and /s/democrat with a central /s/politics sub). Then there's the fact that there will be subs like /s/news where the subscribers are people of all different viewpoints and the subject spark discussions of many different issues.

What we need to worry about is not falling in the trap Reddit is of silencing opposing and controversial viewpoints. Allowing both sides to coexist on the site is what will spark insightful discussion. Site-wide censorship is what will turn the place into a site-wide echo chamber.

What the fuck, r/Games? by DR3DDL0CC in Games

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It's stupid crap like this why I'm moving away from Reddit; shoehorning politics and social issues where they don't belong. I go to certain subs to discuss the subject matter of said sub, nothing more. /r/games is for talking about games, not to be lectured of political and social crap. I mean, what's the point of the voting system if you're not gonna let it do the work for you. If someone is being an asshat, let the people downvote and move on. Ban egregious offenders and delete them if it makes you happy. But don't grandstand like an pretentious prick on April Fools day.

There's a time and a place for everything and using a gaming sub as your political soapbox is not one of them. Discussion of racism, sexism, and other social issues IS important, but there's a multitude of other appropriate subs for that purpose.

EDIT: As a matter of fact, going along with my first paragraph about letting people downvote; if you look at their album of posts they removed a vast majority of them ARE downvoted or at the very least not upvoted. Just proof that their premise that "the notion that it’s okay or acceptable to ridicule and demonize traditionally disenfranchised and marginalized members in the gaming community" is prevalent. The very fact their OWN subscriber base downvotes said posts shows that their claim is NOT prevalent, at least on their sub.

Some of y’all still use reddit. What is your reason for not fully switching? by OC_Rookie in AskSaidIt

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Some of the few communities there that haven't been overrun with the usual crap and have no counter part here. I'll slowly move here completely as activity picks up.

Why are you here? What do you want this place to have that others don't? by Zombi in AskSaidIt

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For me it's primarily to get away from Reddit's need to throw politics and social issues into every damn sub no matter if it fits on the sub or not. There is a time and place for everything.

For instance, if I go to a sub about games I want to talk about games and game related things. Nothing more. Now today /r/games shut down their sub for the day and put up some lecturing post about racism, sexism, and whatnot. Yes these are important issues, but not in a damn sub about gaming. All I did was roll my eyes and unsub. If I wanted to discuss those things I'd go to a relevant sub.

Another sub, I think it was /r/unexpected, did a similar thing except they dedicated the day to posting memorials to Holocaust victims. Remembering the Holocaust and those who went through it is very important. Not on a comedic sub.

Any other old Diggers from The Great Exodus of 2010 forced to migrate once again? by thegreatmighty in Introductions

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I spoke with a mod here who made it pretty clear that you're welcome as long as your line of discussion doesn't upset the majority. The majority here will be communists and socialists in no time as it's already filling up with them fast.

I know what you mean, but if you ask me it's what the administration does to steer the site as a whole that matters more. If one mod wants to run their sub like a tyrant, then you can make your own. How the leadership reacts to a sub that goes against the grain of the populace will show the direction of the site as far as free speech and whatnot. Ten years might be optimistic, but if we can get a few years where contrary opinions and subs can at least be allowed without risk of banning; or the corporate overlords come and take over, then I can be happy during that time then migrate again if need be.