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« Reply #200 on: December 17, 2018, 12:09:41 AM »
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« Reply #201 on: December 17, 2018, 01:50:03 AM »
be cause .. and effects .. my humour had ripples .. b.c.
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« Reply #202 on: March 15, 2019, 07:50:44 AM »
I have noticed that links posted now include a bit that goes "?fbclid=" followed by a long string. That string is a facebook tracker.

for example:

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/French-young-people-call-for-buying-boycott-in-climate-change-protest-Boycott-Citoyen?fbclid=IwAR1FmFU8BfGyqTbDMhks920qGTrxMU9VxaGjINKlPO-yX-6l43wXWSgT5dc

the link allows facebook (and probably the rest of NSAgoofacetwit) knows exactly where the poster saw that link. So now they know also that anyone who clicks that link saw that particular post. Und so weiter.

Please strip goofacetwit trackers off the end of your links. Just that link without everything after and including the "?fbclid=" works fine. For now.

So a perfectly good link is

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/French-young-people-call-for-buying-boycott-in-climate-change-protest-Boycott-Citoyen

without the facebook tracker.

But of course i notice that the link target also has a facebook tracker. So if you clicked on the link with the "?fbclid=" bit included,  then facebook knows which link you saw, and who posted it. Your browser probably sends the referrer tag, so they know you saw it on nevens arctic forum.

if you stripped out  the tracker and cut and pasted the rest into an anonymous browser window, then they get your IP and browser fingerprint. (They got those in both previous cases also)

(I notice that reuters and a couple other sites now make unstrippable tags like that, so one needs cleverer defense.)

I am probably boring people, so i will stop.

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« Reply #203 on: March 17, 2019, 04:18:41 AM »
Just found this basic information about Arctic Sea Ice changes since 1980s on YouTube

Excellent video Stephan!

Makes me wonder if, apart from the "like" button, we could have a "keep" button, in which we can mark [bookmark] the posts that we really like and we want to have a way to keep them mark for future reference.

Could that be possible?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 05:22:41 AM by Juan C. García »
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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« Reply #204 on: March 17, 2019, 12:51:13 PM »
Juan, go to your profile -> profile info -> show posts -> likes given.

That'll give you an overview of everything you have 'liked', and should make it easy to find stuff, unless you 'like' a whole lot.  ;)
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« Reply #205 on: March 17, 2019, 01:21:53 PM »
For those of us that tend to give likes: Just bookmark the post, or add the YT video to a YT playlist.

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« Reply #206 on: March 17, 2019, 03:37:20 PM »
Juan, go to your profile -> profile info -> show posts -> likes given.

That'll give you an overview of everything you have 'liked', and should make it easy to find stuff, unless you 'like' a whole lot.  ;)


Thanks for the answers, Neven & Oren.
Both ways work. I am looking to a procedure like the one Neven comments. But, yes, I have give a lot of "likes". When I like a comment, I mark it, but that doesn't mean that I want to have a bookmark. Maybe I should reduce my "likes", but it is also a way to express thanks to others people work. I will think about it.
 
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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« Reply #207 on: March 17, 2019, 04:09:27 PM »
This is a long-standing problem with social media IMHO.

You want to be able to show sympathy, bookmark posts, or monetize content creator even. But there is only 'like'. There should be 'like', 'bookmark', and 'flattr'.

For the bookmarking, there are workarounds with read later services like Instapaper or Pocket. I'm using Pocket and it suits me well.
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« Reply #208 on: March 17, 2019, 04:34:19 PM »
I just keep word files with text/links to the post/YT address and a short description.

The problem with a specialist forum is that even searches that would be specific in a general context can generate many hits on the forum.

 
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« Reply #209 on: April 11, 2019, 04:49:12 PM »
Here is one...extend the Recent Posts listing.
I just checked and it is less than seven hours long. People have jobs, sleep, and otherwise are away from the forum for more than seven hours at a stretch on numerous occasions. In my particular case, I abstain from the web on Fridays for Penance and Sundays for the Sabbath (I am a Roman Catholic). I would not expect the listings to go that long, but at least 24 hours for those who have a daily ritual of logging on here?
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« Reply #210 on: April 11, 2019, 05:40:20 PM »
Here is one...extend the Recent Posts listing.

Try >> https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=unread

Shows you all the posts that you have not read since the last visit. You won't miss a single posting. :)

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« Reply #211 on: April 11, 2019, 08:26:34 PM »
After following B_'s advice and having read all you want, click on the "MARK ALL MESSAGES AS READ" button, so that the 'rubbish' (should there be threads you're not interested in) doesn't sit there.
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« Reply #212 on: April 12, 2019, 12:35:08 AM »
I would like an ignore button for certain topics so when I click on unread post those topics I am not interested in don't show up. Unfortunately I suspect we are limited to the forum ecosystem being used so that option is probably not available.

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« Reply #213 on: April 12, 2019, 10:14:14 AM »
I'm afraid this isn't possible, but you may want to try and google a solution. I can install mods on this SMF forum, so if there is a mod that proposes what you want, we can give it a try.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #214 on: April 17, 2019, 01:57:26 PM »
Is there some way to tell what posts have been recently edited, so you can see the new version? I have taken to editing my posts to add more links when I find them later, if no one else has posted anything on that thread yet. Or should I just make a new posting?
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« Reply #215 on: April 17, 2019, 02:05:39 PM »
Have you reloaded the page Tom?

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« Reply #216 on: April 17, 2019, 03:53:51 PM »
Let me give you an example of what I mean:
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2441.msg195728.html#msg195728

I posted an article link on the 2020 election. It was about a proposal for a Democratic Primary debate exclusively on climate change. Almost nine hours later I found a link to a petition to sign for such a debate. I signed it (at least I think I did...I'm not used to signing online petitions and am not sure I pushed all the right buttons). But if someone clicked on /new/ in those nine hours they would not see that petition (because I hadn't added it yet...duh). If they were to check that thread's /new/ again now, when there have been a couple other postings, would they find out about the petition?
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« Reply #217 on: April 17, 2019, 05:03:30 PM »
And another thing (a different suggestion, so I will do a different post).
Is there some way you can make the search results reverse chronological? Just for giggles, I just tried search for /methane/.
First result was March 30, 2019
Second was November 11, 2018 (so far so good)
Third was August 09, 2018 (ditto)
Fourth was February 14, 2019 (huh?)

I am trying to find threads to put my postings on. When I tried to post an article that sensitivity to CO2 doubling may be higher than thought (searching for /double/) and tried to post, I got a message that the thread had not been updated in 120 days and to start a new thread. So I did, and neven closed it.
If there is a 120 day limit for old threads, the search results should not jump all over the forums history.

EDIT: I realize now I should have searched for /doubling/ but the suggestion still stands.
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« Reply #218 on: April 17, 2019, 05:39:49 PM »
Is there some way to tell what posts have been recently edited, so you can see the new version? I have taken to editing my posts to add more links when I find them later, if no one else has posted anything on that thread yet. Or should I just make a new posting?
When you update a post, if no one else has read it yet, it will be edited cleanly. If it has been read already, an edit time will appear at the bottom of the updated post.
An updated post causes a thread to reappear in the "recent unread threads" list even if no new post has been added to it.

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« Reply #219 on: April 17, 2019, 06:14:30 PM »
If there is a 120 day limit for old threads, the search results should not jump all over the forums history.

There's no limit, it's just a warning that you don't have to abide.

Try to do what results in the least amount of work for Neven.  ;)
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« Reply #220 on: April 17, 2019, 07:10:38 PM »
As this is a science-based forum (on its better days), and the subject matter is very long-term, and the number of active contributors on esoteric threads is very low, it can happen quite a lot that updates on certain issues only occur several times a year. I think it would be better if this 120-day warning is changed to at least a 365-day warning, if possible. And even then it can be quite interesting to continue discussions of years past, meanwhile seeing what has changed in the intervening period.

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« Reply #221 on: April 17, 2019, 07:46:24 PM »
Okay, I'll try and find where this can be adjusted in the admin panel.

edit: Found it and disabled it.
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« Reply #222 on: April 17, 2019, 08:39:40 PM »
If there is a 120 day limit for old threads, the search results should not jump all over the forums history.

There's no limit, it's just a warning that you don't have to abide.

Try to do what results in the least amount of work for Neven.  ;)

Thanks.
The Alternate History Forum is really nasty when you do that. They would probably "kick" temporarily or even permanently ban someone who did it more than once.
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« Reply #223 on: April 18, 2019, 03:27:45 AM »
I have "liked" several postings (like a couple on cli-fi).
As I like more and more, is there some way to find a list of all the postings I liked?
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« Reply #224 on: April 18, 2019, 01:31:23 PM »
Thanks, Lurk.
I had to look for a moment...it was under my avatar on the left.
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« Reply #225 on: April 19, 2019, 10:58:32 PM »
There's a case to made for allowing high worth contributors to control/edit the threads they create and which they inform/maintain for the general good.

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« Reply #226 on: June 06, 2019, 08:33:06 AM »
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General question about bleeping swears: Is it required to bleep the cursing words?

To give my 2 cents about the topic: I tried hard to understand this concept but i failed. I don't know if it's the most stupid thing Americans do, but it is somewhere in the top ten for sure. Land of the free, eh?

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« Reply #227 on: June 06, 2019, 08:37:45 AM »
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General question about bleeping swears: Is it required to bleep the cursing words?

It depends. If it's directed at someone, not so much. I don't have a problem with curse words in general. I think it can be very creative sometimes, linguistically speaking.  ;)
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« Reply #228 on: June 06, 2019, 08:50:02 AM »
It depends. If it's directed at someone, not so much.
In this case, it shouldn't be used anyway. That's a given. :)

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« Reply #229 on: June 06, 2019, 09:31:11 PM »
To give my 2 cents about the topic: I tried hard to understand this concept but i failed. I don't know if it's the most stupid thing Americans do, but it is somewhere in the top ten for sure. Land of the free, eh?
If you think that is stupid you should hear someone who is trying to quit swearing all the time by using replacement words. If they are creative when they go on a non-swearing swearing rant it can be truly hilarious. ;D

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« Reply #230 on: June 06, 2019, 09:36:03 PM »
Yeah,  interstitial. I watched this TV show, The Good Place. People in heaven trying to swear would instead say something like 'holy forking shirt balls'. Pretty hilarious show! :)

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« Reply #231 on: June 06, 2019, 11:31:22 PM »
All things are relative; take dung beetles for instance...   :)


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« Reply #232 on: June 07, 2019, 02:06:51 AM »
All things are relative; take dung beetles for instance...   :)

that's a dangerous statement because often abused by those who deny facts of life and eventual physics.

NOT all is relative, simply and outright wrong and the most favoured killer argument of the narrow minded or ego-trippers to justify their doings.

for example: if we burn fossil fuel and blow CO2 into the atmosphere the climate becomes warmer and the sea-level will raise and destroy habitable zones in quantity as well as arable land in quantity. nothing about that is relative but it's cause and effect based on laws of physics.

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« Reply #233 on: June 07, 2019, 06:02:12 AM »
Long time lurker, since 2010. I finally decided to create an account and post. But don't forget that I've been following along and reading for 9 years, so I feel like I know y'all pretty good.

Every spring/summer there is a rash of new people that stumble onto this forum and want to change the world, or at least talk about the possibility. And some of them continue to post here. It's always a rush to see what happens when new meets old.

I've been thinking about what Rich is saying, and I think I hear him, but please chime in. As an activist, he wants to ensure that the average new lurker out there is appropriately engaged and finds the strength within themselves to stand up and do something, speak out, get involved, or at least vote. Rich thinks the forum should enlighten, inform and inspire. And this is the crux of the difference between science and activism. Science observes; activism does. Science says, "Hey, look at all this information!!!" Activism says, "Hey, this is fucked up. Let's change it!!!"

I don’t want to debate with Rich about the threads with which he’s expressed difficulty. I just want to say that this is a science forum; we observe. But maybe there’s room to inspire, also.

The forum "Policy and solutions" seems very technical and observational to me, reporting on technological solutions that may help us, or what governments are saying at a certain moment. This is important, but not the same as activism.

The forum "Walking the walk" is important for things we can do as individuals. But I'd like you all to read this article I saw yesterday. It's not a new idea; I've been realizing over the years that we (in the US) have been fed a line by our corporate overlords that it's because we're not good enough consumers/recyclers/eaters … this is why there is AGW. I'm not saying we shouldn't do our part individually, but the picture is much larger.

"Climate change is a vast and complicated problem, and that means the answer is complicated too. We need to let go of the idea that it’s all of our individual faults, then take on the collective responsibility of holding the true culprits accountable. In other words, we need to become many Davids against one big, bad Goliath." https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/28/18629833/climate-change-2019-green-new-deal

It's the difference between shame and guilt. We need to stop feeling shame and start feeling guilt, and then do something about it. I think this is what Rich is saying. Activism is about engaging with others to enact change, not only changing our individual habits, not only paying attention to the science (which is important).

I propose that a new Forum is created in "AGW in general" section called "Activism," or at least change "Policy and solutions" or "Walking the walk" to include the word activism. I think it's important to put the word "activism" on the main page so newbies, and all of us, can see it, and have a place for actual events, discussions, etc. Now I know that there will be push back about that idea. But Nevin, please think about it. We need to provide a beacon for scientists and activists alike. I know there’s tons of other places for activist information, but there’s only one ASIF. People come here.

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« Reply #234 on: June 07, 2019, 10:46:00 AM »
Okay, I'll think about it. At the end of the day, this is about connecting the science to the (right) activism. That has always been my purpose.
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« Reply #235 on: June 07, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »
Welcome, aperson99. Great first post. Science is important, activism is important, and doing things in the right threads is important too...

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« Reply #236 on: June 07, 2019, 12:00:57 PM »
Thanks for your suggestion aperson99 and for being inspired to participate after 9 years of lurking.

I don't necessarily subscribe to the idea that science is all about observation. We're all participants in the human experiment. We have biases. 

I see a problem in the world which has a tremendous amount of inertia leading us toward a brick wall. It"s not exactly a secret. I see the ASIF community as largely sympathetic to that perspective. Despite my criticism, these are my kind of peeps.

My perspective is that the science is useless if we don't use it to do what we can to stop a pending apocalypse. Somehow, we have to use our noggins to overcome the inertia. I'm trying to instigate in a way that causes people to think  about how we relate to the system and what our mission is.

As Neven says, he's interested in promoting the right kind of activism. My observation is that he's a very well respected leader here and I hope he's successful in encouraging the ASIF community to put fighting environmental catastrophe on the same level as understanding the science that explains it.

By way of background, I grew up with an unfortunately intimate understanding of the Holocaust and had to grapple with interpreting how human beings could allow something like that to happen. It's impossible to judge how we would have reacted in similar circumstances. But now, that similar circumstance presents itself and we have an opportunity to use our voices to resist. We may be too late, but I prefer to end fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto vs. going out quietly.

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« Reply #237 on: June 07, 2019, 05:58:48 PM »
All things are relative; take dung beetles for instance...   :)

that's a dangerous statement because often abused by those who deny facts of life and eventual physics.

NOT all is relative, simply and outright wrong and the most favoured killer argument of the narrow minded or ego-trippers to justify their doings.

for example: if we burn fossil fuel and blow CO2 into the atmosphere the climate becomes warmer and the sea-level will raise and destroy habitable zones in quantity as well as arable land in quantity. nothing about that is relative but it's cause and effect based on laws of physics.

magnamentis, good sir

lighten up; get a sense of humor; the world is not ALL darkness.

.. NOT ALL is SERIOUS, un-fun science meant to kill humor, levity, and otherwise eliminate a respite for the broad minded who are trying to interject a spot of absurdity in an otherwise tragic situation.

For future reference, I realize that North American humor may lose something in translation, but my cartoon post applied to the 3 prior post on inappropriate language - and only those posts. No hidden meaning.

Remember, at the end of the game, both the king and the pawn end up in the same box. Life is short. Laugh when the opportunity arises. And I say this as a scientist with over 40 years of experience.
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« Reply #238 on: June 07, 2019, 08:56:54 PM »
All things are relative; take dung beetles for instance...   :)

that's a dangerous statement because often abused by those who deny facts of life and eventual physics.

NOT all is relative, simply and outright wrong and the most favoured killer argument of the narrow minded or ego-trippers to justify their doings.

for example: if we burn fossil fuel and blow CO2 into the atmosphere the climate becomes warmer and the sea-level will raise and destroy habitable zones in quantity as well as arable land in quantity. nothing about that is relative but it's cause and effect based on laws of physics.

magnamentis, good sir

lighten up; get a sense of humor; the world is not ALL darkness.

.. NOT ALL is SERIOUS, un-fun science meant to kill humor, levity, and otherwise eliminate a respite for the broad minded who are trying to interject a spot of absurdity in an otherwise tragic situation.

For future reference, I realize that North American humor may lose something in translation, but my cartoon post applied to the 3 prior post on inappropriate language - and only those posts. No hidden meaning.

Remember, at the end of the game, both the king and the pawn end up in the same box. Life is short. Laugh when the opportunity arises. And I say this as a scientist with over 40 years of experience.

don't worry, i'm smiling all day long, starting first thing in the morning and often about things that go wrong, hence we are in full agreement on all that part.

nevertheless some things ARE serious and the topic of this forum and all that's related is on of the very serious things.

again don't get me wrong, i'm not even saying that GW is just and solely bad, (dangerous to say that here i know) but since we don't know the outcome, all the consequences, direct and indirect ones, we are doing it wrong because if i don't know the way in the dark i either stop and wait for light or i'm walking slowly on the very careful side.

what we humans are currently doing is like driving 200km/h on a mountain road in the fog/mist.
and i swear we are going to crash. perhaps not even because of higher temps as such but because of the indirect consequences. we shall see famine, economic disruption, water wars and in the aftermath real large scale wars or a modern substitute of wars like it already started after the last banking crises which in fact was an unheard warning shot.

they try to fix the money-world but don't work on fixing the causes of which overpopulation, forced economic growth and exploitation of any resources one can imagine are only some to be mentioned.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #239 on: June 10, 2019, 01:46:08 PM »
I have a suggestion.

I think this scientifically oriented forum should use the SI unit system for temperatures but many anglo-saxon people have a subculture which uses the old imperial system, so why not let the server catch it (temperature) when something is posted and change it to give the temperature in both systems.
If you have access to the sourcecode you can implement it in the parsing of new posts: catch patterns in the post-text, I can't remember the right mnemonics, but something like {<number>["F","°F"]} and {<number>["C","°C"]}, then change it with a simple calculation to add the Celsius or Fahrenheit degrees for clarity. So for example "bla bla 5F" will be changed to "bla bla -15°C(5°F)"

I think it is not difficult to implement. The parsing is in the code where the emoji's are converted to pictures in HTML. In those lines just add another catch ("if()" statement) for above patterns. A 'regular expression' (regexp) will do nicely I think.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression

Maybe later do the same for length (meters, m , feet, ft, cm,in and inches) but that will be difficult I think.
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« Reply #240 on: June 10, 2019, 02:38:23 PM »
Nanning, that's an interesting idea, but I have no idea how I could implement it. People just have to be clear whether they mean C or F.
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« Reply #241 on: June 10, 2019, 04:44:18 PM »
And to confound machines, some here use "[sup ]o[/sup ]" to get XoC, rather than using "Alt 167" to get XºC.
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« Reply #242 on: June 10, 2019, 04:47:05 PM »
(option+k on Mac)

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« Reply #243 on: June 10, 2019, 07:27:05 PM »
b_lumenkraft:
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« Reply #244 on: June 10, 2019, 07:35:43 PM »
Welcome Tom, shortcut of the day! :)

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #245 on: June 22, 2019, 07:47:43 AM »
Suggestion:

Concerning accumulation. Accumulation, which gives higher status, honours and more privilege, brings out bad things such as poor/rich, supremacy, establishment, unequality.
Richard P. Feynman didn't like honours at all, and I agree with him that they are bad. They are mostly one-dimensional and don't address the whole human. The same goes for titles. For instance, a sublime crafs(wo)man doesn't get a title in our aristocracy system.



My proposal for this forum is to stop with (civilisations') status systems and make the forum more equal. We should lose all hierarchy apart from functional ones such as administrator. Everybody has his/her function. One function is not better than other functions.

This means quitting with the aristocratic name system of "citizen", "upper class", "emperor", "royalty" etc. Perhaps rename it into a guild system if people really really need a status? But then again, on this forum the status is not on the merit of skills, just activity frequency. So it doesn't resemble a guild system.

In the same context I'd also propose to have the "likes" system removed (maybe also the number-of-posts?).

We shouldn't think in boxes and labels. We don't need to score or win! Those things are not real.


I've read on many science reports that social and cultural systems change is necessary. It has to start somewhere, why not set a good example?
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« Reply #246 on: June 22, 2019, 08:27:06 AM »
^+1000


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« Reply #247 on: June 22, 2019, 08:54:37 AM »
It'd be fun to turn it around. The more posts you have, the higher the insult.  ;D

Maybe I'll do that one day.
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« Reply #248 on: June 22, 2019, 09:26:01 AM »
I don't think the forum software is that easy to adjust accordingly. It's a solid developer job to remove this stuff.

Nanning, i like that idea in principle. The rankings are not only arbitrary they are also flawed. For what i can see, they are only coupled with post count, which would make a spammy chatterbox high ranking pretty quickly although they don't contribute in a productive way.

But the likes need to say IMHO. They have several functions, i find very useful.

For example, the like system can be used as a bookmarking system, making it easier to find reference posts.

Also, it shows noobs the credibility of contributors in a way.

And last but not least it's a way to show sympathy with someone.

I like the likes. :)

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« Reply #249 on: June 22, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »
it's not that long since Neven developed this hierarchy .. it could probably be reversed .. I too like the likes but would like to know which posts have been liked .. :) .
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