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  1. Well how about the politics forum is opt in? You join up, you post in the video game forums, read the articles or whatever, and if you only want to deal with that, you don't even need to know there are people calling each other Trumpanzees or Socialists or whatever else.

    Social media's only going to devolve further. It'd be nice to raise the profiles of sites like this.
    hey, check out https://kiwisbybeat.net – it's a lot of rezo's comics

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    Social media was a mistake. There was nO reason to build a platform that families could argue politics so easily.

  3. I think phones and 24 hour, at your fingertips access to 1 Uping hot takes has more to do with it.
    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Fe 26 View Post
    Social media was a mistake. There was nO reason to build a platform that families could argue politics so easily.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I think phones and 24 hour, at your fingertips access to 1 Uping hot takes has more to do with it.
    I'd say all of this, really, though with social media the pollution began with letting companies in and giving celebrities platforms. Advertising ruins everything. Political advertising is still advertising, and fake news is political advertising. And that makes the dunking & other shit attractive. I mean, I barely use Twitter any more but I came out of the woodwork to yell at some jerk when Chrissy Teigen(sp?) revealed her miscarriage.

    But aside from that, this format is easier, where it doesn't have to be & usually isn't a live stream of words. Smaller community means better enforcement of rules. Like, if BK makes a good call or a bad call we can discuss it instead of reporting into a void.
    hey, check out https://kiwisbybeat.net – it's a lot of rezo's comics

  5. I find that with Twitter and Facebook, particularly in the last year, I'm seeing all kinds of stuff that I'm really not interested in and can't get rid of. Ie... following XYZ on Twitter for hockey tweets about a paricular team. XYZ retweets some yahoo about some political stuff. "I'm not interested in this" Check. "Show fewer retweets from XYZ" Done. Next day, XYZ retweets a yogurt commercial. Rinse and repeat.

    Same thing for FB. "Suggested for you" XYZ was tagged in personwhoIdon'tknowanddon'tcareto's timeline. XYZ commented on llamas, a Novel feed. Etc... I feel like all I'm doing is hiding posts, unfollowing people, and unfollowing things I "like" but don't want to see every day in my feed.

    Almost done with both.

  6. Facebook and twitter should have keyword blocks like 4chan to hide all posts containing, “Trump”, “Qanon”, “patriarchy”, “Nintendo” etc.
    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

  7. To flood out the political fighting on facebook, I added a 10-12 movie genre groups and another 6-8 rabbit groups to fill up my feed.
    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

  8. Quote Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
    I find that with Twitter and Facebook, particularly in the last year, I'm seeing all kinds of stuff that I'm really not interested in and can't get rid of. Ie... following XYZ on Twitter for hockey tweets about a paricular team. XYZ retweets some yahoo about some political stuff. "I'm not interested in this" Check. "Show fewer retweets from XYZ" Done. Next day, XYZ retweets a yogurt commercial. Rinse and repeat.

    Same thing for FB. "Suggested for you" XYZ was tagged in personwhoIdon'tknowanddon'tcareto's timeline. XYZ commented on llamas, a Novel feed. Etc... I feel like all I'm doing is hiding posts, unfollowing people, and unfollowing things I "like" but don't want to see every day in my feed.

    Almost done with both.
    My Facebook page is the bane of advertisers. I never post on it. Ever.
    6-6-98 - 6-6-18 Happy 20th Anniversary TNL

  9. I'm utterly ruthless on who I let in my feed on social media so it's actually kind of nice there. Facebook is because I've got family and maybe a single friend who post on it, Twitter is for gaming stuff. I was actually in a group that thought I was a bot because I only followed 30+ people. I've seen developers I quite like who I'd never follow because they tweet 50+ times per day, and while I don't disagree with anything that's way too much to read. Social media only works if you turn the volume on it way down.

    As for TNL, if it's here I'll still poke in. If not, well, I'll miss its best days.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Calliander View Post
    Well how about the politics forum is opt in? You join up, you post in the video game forums, read the articles or whatever, and if you only want to deal with that, you don't even need to know there are people calling each other Trumpanzees or Socialists or whatever else.

    Social media's only going to devolve further. It'd be nice to raise the profiles of sites like this.
    Not sure why you’re expecting anyone to lift a finger to save this place when they literally can’t even be bothered to... just post? The only topics that get traction are politics and threads about TNL. Good luck though.

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