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Cake day: Jul 10, 2020


Can you give a little bit more information what branch that was, and what the time frame it is we’re speaking about? Thank you very much.

The National Democratic Institute in Ukraine developed and conducted a nationwide survey.

Hard to believe these numbers, coming from a country that is in a state of civil war since 2014.

Aks 100 people if they would switch if the other 99 would switch, and everyone would say yes.

Still, I know what you mean. It’s a serious problem. The only way I can imagine to work is to inform and educate people about the reasoning behind the switch. If people don’t know why they should stop doing something, they will continue.

I definitely know what you mean. At the same time, other people might not quit those services because you are there.

it is not sacred either, we can draw relationship without being accused of whatever

Well said!

I’ve read so many claims about certain people being “right-wing”. Then I met them, and they were very much not “right-wing” at all. I’ve read equally many claims about certain people denying Covid. Then I met them, and guess what. They were not denying that the virus exists.

I’m honestly sick of this bullshit.

However, this misclassification is probably limited (owing to the very low prevalence of undiagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infection in the population).

Huh. Doesn’t really sound like they have a scientific basis for “very low prevalence”.

Have you ever cooked for yourself? Doesn’t sound like it to be honest.

Pans and pots are at the same time quite bad compared to an oven. At least if you want somethink baked. But that’s of course an unfair comparison, because the methods and wanted results are completely different.

A microwave is not something that can do EVERYTHING better. Nobody ever said that.

A electric kettle is still a bit better than a microwave, but if you already own a microwave, I guess the energy used to make the kettle can be higher than the energy difference for some time.

A normally cleaned microwave is significantly more hygienic than the normally cleaned kitchen. There’s all kinds of stuff flying around everywhere, and almost none of it is bad for you.

That’s pretty much the only reason why people don’t like microwaves… because all the other people don’t like them.

If you ask me, there is no “foreign influence”. We’re all humans, and we use language. We meet, we use words, we hear them, and we start to say them. I don’t see any problem there.

What kind of problem are you seeing?

A long time ago, I found the idea to preserve your native tongue to be quite important. Then I discovered that this idea isn’t new, and that there was a German association for that very cause, roughly 100 years ago they had the same idea and wanted to preserve the German language.

Then I read their documents, which was - of course - written in the kind of German that was spoken and written 100 years ago. I could make out what they’re talking about, but the grammar was quite different, and many words were spelled differently.

And that made me realize that the language isn’t what should be preserved. It’s changing all the time anyway. As long as communication works out, and people are friendl and peaceful, all is fine. No need to be pedantic about which word to use - if you understand each other. And they understood everything they were against, so their fight was pretty much a fight against something that is no problem at all.

If you think not using deo is “revolting”, then that’s exactly the problem. But, it is as you say, lets stop talking about this. We won’t find common ground here. It’s all wrong, and there are no opinions about this. Of course.

Dude. Are you seriously suggesting that people can’t be fine with farts or something?

I never thought that people THIS square would be found on Lemmy.

You really got me wrong. This is the interpretation most people here express, and that’s not how it is. Neither for me, nor my friend. Quite the opposite.

I give up. You are simply waaaaay to ingrained with trodden paths to be able to look left or right. You only know forwards, and any deviation feels like an insult to you. I don’t have a problem with every form of conservatism, but the one that can’t explain itself and simply does things because they were “always” done is dangerous.

I know that you are sure that you’re progressive and shit, but you’re not. You are hung up in old ways that you don’t question, and hate on those who do.

By the way, I have a buddy who doesn’t use deo. It’s okay for me. It stinks a bit when he comes, but I forget about after a few moments, and from then on it’s okay. He asked once if it is okay for me, and I replied that it is, and that I think it is cool that he does what he wants despite social pressure.

And you’re suggesting that this is wrong?

No. Why would I? This post and the votes show that there are different opinions for multiple people. So why would I think that this is literally “me vs everyone else”?

Do you think that this is the case?

Regarding voting and how votes should be used on this instance
Are there rules or suggestions on how to use the voting system? The reddiquette is kinda clear on how to use the voting system, though admittedly they pretty much abandoned that document and can't be arsed to inform their users about it. In short, it's about using voting as a form of quality control, not as a form of "like" and "dislike". I really like that system. I will paste the relevant parts of the reddiquette below. In general, I really favor the idea that one should never downvote simply for differing opinion. If a stance is clearly formulated and well argumented, you shouldn't downvote that post simply to show disagreement. One should upvote comments that are the result of great effort and enrichment of discussion, even when one does not 100% agree with the content of that comment. Voting on posts works a little bit different, though. One should downvote what is not appropriate for a sub. For example posting a very good and well written recipe for a pizza should be upvoted in the pizza sub, but downvoted in the lasagna sub. I guess it could be possibly confusing that voting works differently for comments and posts. It is of course way easier for any given user to just upvote anything that they like, and downvote anything they don't. But that's not a good idea at all. If you simply downvote anything you don't like, you'll end with a filter bubble, an echo chamber, where the most visible and highest voted comments are always what the majority thinks is right. I think it should be about quality, not quantity. Votes should be given for quality posts, and for quality comments. Are there any rules or something about how it should be done here on this instance? --- Here are the relevant parts regarding voting from the [Reddiquette](https://www.reddithelp.com/en/categories/reddit-101/reddit-basics/reddiquette): > **PLEASE DO** > Vote. If you think something contributes to conversation, upvote it. If you think it does not contribute to the subreddit it is posted in or is off-topic in a particular community, downvote it. > **PLEASE DON'T** > Downvote an otherwise acceptable post because you don't personally like it. Think before you downvote and take a moment to ensure you're downvoting someone because they are not contributing to the community dialogue or discussion. If you simply take a moment to stop, think and examine your reasons for downvoting, rather than doing so out of an emotional reaction, you will ensure that your downvotes are given for good reasons. > Mass downvote someone else's posts. If it really is the content you have a problem with (as opposed to the person), by all means vote it down when you come upon it. But don't go out of your way to seek out an enemy's posts. > Moderate a story based on your opinion of its source. Quality of content is more important than who created it. > Upvote or downvote based just on the person that posted it. Don't upvote or downvote comments and posts just because the poster's username is familiar to you. Make your vote based on the content. > Report posts just because you do not like them. You should only be using the report button if the post breaks the subreddit rules.

Is there a list of blocked words available?
Hi, I'm interesting to see a list of blocked words. I tried to find infos about it, but my search wasn't successful. I think it would be good to know what kind of words are not allowed, so that I can write in a way so that I don't have to edit and rephrase my posts after writing them. Thanks in advance!