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taking a short break - see you on january first

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i'm not sure that translations like this are a great option because they get dated very quickly but as of right now i think that it's a fine unorthodox way to present things

there's a place for faithful translation and a place for heavy localization i suppose

Quatrarius  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

i know it's the nature of the site to pop in and out but when "popping in and out" means posting once in the last 3 years like spoons or even just looong gaps between spurts of activity like pabs i don't think it's helpful to call people still here

i haven't talked to either of them in a very long time

Quatrarius  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

having a community based around discussion means you need to be able to take a break from certain discussions - there are people here where i know what their responses will be to my posts and i'm not interested in hearing them, or people i think are disruptive and unhelpful

the fact that you're still focused on muting is really bad

Quatrarius  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

i guess if I'm not part of the secret club then I'll make my own club

Quatrarius  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]  ·  

then i think your first priority should be to attract people to the site and not fiddle around with the deck chairs on the titanic so to speak

sometimes i question why I'm here now that pabs is gone and galen never posts anymore, spoons is gone, SBG is mostly gone - my cohort on the site is gone and when i come on here there are fewer and fewer people i feel like i can relate to

i think the problem of muting and moderation has sucked up too much oxygen on here when both can be solved with a larger userbase and the current system of filtering/mutes

like.little hubble bubbles on the spokes of the hubwheel fibonacci hootenanny, small communities lead to segregation and less friction

i don't know, i just know that the community is why I'm here and not the features of the site and i don't feel like i fit in with the users here

and maybe that's just on me

Quatrarius  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

tags straight up don't work without enough people to codify what each one means and every time i use tags i feel like i'm shouting into the void

following people only works when there are enough people using the site enough to justify looking at the feed instead of just looking at global - there's what, like 10 posts a day?

hubski as of right now is a hangout spot for the stevegang and their friends plus a couple other people that's open to the internet at large instead of being like a mailing list on some server somewhere

nothing needs to change about hubski if the current track is the way you want things to be, first you need a ton more people to use the site

even like 50 new posters? a hundred?

maybe then it'll be worth it to change up the features, but not now, as of right now about half the features of the site could disappear and nothing would change about the way i use it - i use global chatter and /chat and between both of those things i catch near everything what's going on

the site is your baby so it's yours to do what you want with it but i think this is silly

Quatrarius  ·  96 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dolla Dolla Bill Y'all

ok boomer

Quatrarius  ·  96 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dolla Dolla Bill Y'all

yeah fuck chinese people am i right, with their weird sounding names


Quatrarius  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Not So Kawaii: How Japan’s “Culture of Cute” Traps Japanese Women

i agree with buteos, and i think that drawing parallels with south korea is a good observation too. the struggle against conformity is a huge issue in both cultures, but i'm not sure pointing the finger at "kawaii culture" makes sense any more than blaming carl's jr ads for causing the sexualization of women - i feel like the cause and effect are getting flipped around

i think the western viewpoint on kawaii stuff wants to equate it with sexualization and that's not super accurate in a lot of cases unless you think rilakkuma is sexy, it's more making things childish/helpless, which of course can be paired with sexualization but definitely isn't all the time: that kind of aesthetic is a way to recede from how shitty the grind is in japan more than anything else i feel like in a less drastic way than NEETing

Quatrarius  ·  104 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate

joe biden taps kamala harris? oh no no not again

but in all seriousness i don't know why it took them so long to announce this when kamala harris was always the number 1 nonhonky for the job, and they even said they were going to pick a black woman since the last debate right? the huge search resulting in the original nm1 is suspicious. feels like they were trying to weasel their way out of the "woman vp" promise

at least she's not tim kaine 2: 'literally who'galoo

Quatrarius  ·  105 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'bl00's Reviews: The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang

of all the inhuman millionaire wonks out there, i would be so happy if andrew yang was the one i had to support

we can't help but stan

Quatrarius  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski! TELL ME IF THIS IDEA IS CRAZY!!!

it would probably be pretty good

maybe you could dip them in beer cheese, or ranch

or put them in poutine

Quatrarius  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ultimate Hot Dog Style Guide

i was in a dive bar in japan in the summer and i ordered 2 beer and a "pop dog", thinking that it would be a hot dog as per the chalk drawing on the wall-menu, but when i got it it was fried spam/ham with hot sauce and melted cheese that could have been mozzarella, and it came on a bed of tinfoil

it was one of the greatest things i've ever eaten at a restaurant and i'm pretty sure it's a hot dog

Quatrarius  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A dash of cold water for Christian anarchism

i've had a lot of misery in my life and somewhere in the middle of it i tripped over god without realizing it: i was never raised religious and until i started interacting with the academic side of christianity i never thought about it consciously, but i started to do a lot of reading on the early church and christ as a historical figure and it helped me understand how i felt about myself and the kind of future i want to live out - this is one of a lot of articles/books in that reading

i get caught up in my head a lot and fritter away time, but there's something that makes me feel like i snapped out of a daze and focuses me and makes me aware of my thoughts

i don't want to seem silly or crazy, but i've had similar moments in the past in a non-religious context and i think i've talked about some on hubski (shoveling snow?) and i believe there's some kind of peace or centering force inside me that i reach sometimes, so maybe that's god

when i type it out it sounds pretty crazy now that i think about it, but it's the truth, and crazy or not i think it's important

Quatrarius  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A dash of cold water for Christian anarchism

as far as i can tell this was originally laid out in a point/counterpoint way with this article but i thought i'd lead with this one because i enjoy looking at different opinions and i thought one written by an "evangelical theology professor" would be outside the norm for hubski

i think the christian anarchist viewpoint of orthopraxis over orthodoxy is a really powerful counterattack against mainstream christianity as a political/moral force, but like, it falls prey to slipping back into unhelpful rigidity

i think it would be better to interact with this article in a way that's more like having a conversation and considering why he's saying what he says, versus trying to debate and pick it apart - it's not like he's ever going to read criticisms anyway

EDIT: i've been frustrated/annoyed enough to delete my account before, and felt like i was being pushed out of different communities, so i understand why you might have left. i'm sorry to see you go and unhappy that i was the reason for it. i hope you'll be back.

Quatrarius  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 5, 2020

cooking and gardening has been a good way to keep my mind off things - i think i might try to restart Grubski again if i can remember to take more pictures of what i make than just the finished product

of gardening there were two basil plants that were really overgrown when i moved into this apartment, and although the two original plants have been finally taken away by the former roommate that bought them i have three (3) cuttings that i'm rooting in water right now, so hopefully the legacy will begin again

next thing i'm gonna try to get started growing - green onions

i lost 10 pounds since i started fasting about a month ago and i feel proud - the only other time in my life i managed to lose weight was when i was on a rice-egg diet in japan for lack of cash and i feel like i'm getting more food and better food than that while keeping the same success

the withdrawal side effects are waning and i think i've gotten out the other side successfully, so signs are good and i feel emotionally good right now - by that, "appropriately unhappy given everything going on" might be a better way to describe it, but that was already how it was when i was still on antidepressants so i guess it's fine

i really want to send love out to everybody here - even if i'm not responding, i'm always reading and wishing the best for you guys, for however much that means