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Let's also not forget that SomethingAwful migrants were the origin of the SRS movement.

Back in the day, trolling and troll communities used to be a niche. Once reddit commodified input in a way that allowed opinions and agendas to be popularized to the forefront of mainstream consumption, the trolls had an incentive to overrun reddit and in turn the mainstream.

I think the system prevents opinions from being buried through downvotes, which helps preserve a wider variety of opinion.

No. I do think it's had a negative effect on internet discourse in general. But since I abhor it so much and strive to be better than that, I feel like working against it has made me a better, smarter, even friendlier and more amiable person.

/r/seattle's had an ongoing problem with moderation that can be described most nicely as "inconsistent", and often is mostly conducive to a hostile community environment. It's repeatedly been broached and challenged with varying degrees of diplomacy by members, and always met with total denial that there's any sort of problem. That reddit's policy is to refuse to intervene has created more problems on the website than it has solved.

I would almost prefer the admins take a hard line on abusive content and demand consistent enforcement regarding harassment both on the site and with any promotion of off-site harassment. In a better world, reddit admins would have intervened on /r/seattle's moderation team a long time ago. It's clearly a broken situation.

deadmandrawing  ·  2150 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America's struggle

I think part of the problem with this approach is its reverse psychology. These internet lecutres are quite common, and last I checked someone being lectured about their bad behavior or shortcomings tends not to respond in a constructive or positive way. Think about what happens when someone tells you not to do something. Often, your instinctive, subconscious response is to want it even more, or defy the alternate approach that's being offered to you.

It's hard, because there doesn't seem to be a clear or obvious nurturing solution. But browbeating people isn't going to motivate them to change their behavior. Quite to the contrary, it may stubbornly reinforce their resistance.

deadmandrawing  ·  2151 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Definitely get out and at least walk or run everyday, if you can't get to the gym. It'll really help your outlook.

deadmandrawing  ·  2151 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I make sure every single day to leave home, get outside and go walk somewhere. It helps your outlook.

I do improv, and if you study or practice with the right people, your coach and team will keep you active when you practice.

I jog 2-3 times a week, depending on my schedule and how I'm feeling. I just took it back up a couple months ago so I'm not running crazy distances... just a couple miles at a time, gradually building up distance each time. I like to follow Hal Higdon's plans and just take it real slow when running, so long as I cover the distance.

I make sure my meals are rich in protein, and I'm getting enough water to drink.

deadmandrawing  ·  2154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Casting Doubt: How the Business Fails Actors

Yeah, totally. I also think we've long since entered a day and age where we need to, so to speak, diversify our portfolio. Trying to make it as just an actor is a dim proposition for most these days. Performers need to have more of an entrepreneurial spirit and a more diverse skill-set if they're going to make it as performers.

deadmandrawing  ·  2154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear America, get your head out of your ass about Bernie Sanders

He will be the barometer for how fed up with two party politics the country is.

I sadly suspect he will not fare much better than Ralph Nader, as Democrats and their media mouthpieces will sufficiently convince most interested parties that a vote for Bernie is a waste of their vote and voting for him will hand the White House to the Republican Death Star.

I'm open to being pleasantly surprised, however. Again, if the nation is suitably fed up with two party politics they will ignore the Democrats' "wasting your vote" claims and vote for him anyway.

deadmandrawing  ·  2154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Greg Allen’s 25 Rules for Creating Good Theater

The Neo-Futurists removed the piece for some reason, but Greg Allen did archive it on his own website.