Topic: Happy New Salt + What's on your mind 2012: CHILL YOUR HEAD (Read 116273 times)

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yeap. all of that should really be NO SHIT tho. what are schools teaching if not how to evaluate garbage media? this: everyone cite 3 periodicals and 3 book sources...NO WIKIPEDIA!!

Like ten years ago schools in the UK only taught this as part of Media Studies GCSE and A-levels :(​. Now, thankfully, it's a required curriculum topic at GCSE English, covered in Citizenship/PersonalEducation etc, and covered in like EXTREME detail in English Language A-level too. Regardless of this, the majority of people seem to be heavily influenced by propaganda, even DURING a lesson where you're talking about bias and persuasive devices ;_;.

People love reading shit that backs up their prejudices, regardless of lack of objective content ;_;
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confirmation bias confirmation bias confirmation bias
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the dude who voices the heavy in TF2 was Bravo Fox in zoobilee zoo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t-VdEHE8Fg&t=58s
Wasn't he also in Teen Witch?
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http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/post/18890947431/we-got-trouble
I've been pissed off about this all day, they're profiteering off some madman who isn't even in the same country they are and they have the gall to pass it off as charity. Meanwhile, the civilians are caught in the middle of all this, their lives could be made more difficult by this outside interference.

I'm going to keep studying this until I know for sure what's going down. All I know is Kony = bad, Ugandan government = oppressive, IC = assholes.
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when will salt world just die and merge with SA????
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when will salt world just die and merge with SA? ???


a fate worse than death, imo
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when will salt world just die and merge with SA????
how 2005
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some parts of SA are really really good and some parts of it are really really bad
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when will salt world just die and merge with SA????
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I think I'm  going to bet on them getting Kony killed
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I'll not TAKE ANYTHING you write like this seriously because it looks dumb
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some parts of SA are really really good and some parts of it are really really bad


column  1: coupons


column 2: the remainder


(j/k, I guess, let's play is a weird-ass place with good content, and fyad is funny esp when distilled in to its aggregate twitter feed, and i've heard the sports forums are also pretty cool)
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My experience with SA is that I have basically found the handful of threads I care about and I try not to venture out of them too much.  Like, my SA experience basically consists of:
Feminism thread
Horrible reddit shit thread
Tattoo thread (I like to look at them)
Gamecenter CX thread
Minority perspectives on games thread
E/N to see if anything bizarrely horrible has happened to anyone (like the Manchild King thread)

and that's pretty much it ! ! !  those things are all good
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Doesn't SA charge like 10 dollars just to let you post? Fuck that shit.
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uh i've gotten well more than $10 worth of entertainment out of it (i originally joined just to ask for dog advice from pet island and i got more out of that than i would have a $10 book or something).  the $10 fee rules because it keeps out a TON of shitty people.  or really more importantly it keeps shitty people from constantly reregistering or making spam/joke accounts because they don't wanna pay $10 over and over.


i'm pretty sure SA would be reddit by now if it didn't charge $10
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Well, its still really hard for me to justify. My mind screams that its a rip since I can post in almost any other forum for free. Maybe when I have a decent paying job and money to try stuff like that I go for it. but as I see it is on the back burner from what I'd want to pay for entertainment.

On top of that. I can just see myself getting banned or something for some misinterpretation or mistake and then basically being screwed out of $10. I'm not even remotely a troll (in fact its obvious that they ruin the internet), but I don't like the idea of a $10 charge hanging over my head if I piss off the wrong people or I have a bad day and make a bad/stupid post.
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how 2005

what

yeah the $10 basically just filters out the shitposters and motivates you to think before posting and actually add something to the conversation. it's five dollars to customize your avatar though, that pisses me off.
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who the fuck is tristero and how dare he
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Hes new and did not know about that when signing up.

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motivates you to think before posting and actually add something to the conversation.
Problem is that someone (a mod or admin) could interpret almost any post as worthless or overly offensive. (whether their interpretation is fair or not). The line very well may be blurry, especially from mod to mod or even day to day if a mod is feeling particularly ban happy one day or the next. Furthermore, even if its reasonable, I don't want to have to stress when I go to talk to people on the internet over whether what I'm posting is OK or not. I generally post on the internet to unwind. There are occasions that I do stress over posts ANYWAY of course, but I wouldn't want to have to pore over every post I make to make sure I don't offend people so that the $10 I arguably wasted doesn't seem like even more of a waste.

This is coming from someone who has never been banned from anything before (internet or not). And I think I have gotten a grand total of 2 warns on this forum, possibly more. (never got a warn on any other forum) That's not perfect, but I've been here a while. I'd still stress over these sorts of things.

Paying a premium shouldn't be necessary for interesting and entertaining internet discussion and it isn't as far as I can tell.

I also admit, there is bitterness at the idea that I would be so stupid to be swindled. Its not so that I'd miss the $10 so much (though at this point, I'm so broke that I would indeed miss it), but I'd feel like a sucker. And I'd hardly call myself a prideful individual (maybe I am IDK). This is just something that seems like it'd be crossing one of my few lines.

My over active imagination: SA Admin laughing all the way to the bank at the chump that paid $10 to post on his forum and get banned over some arguably offensive post/post with oddball or uncomfortable views.

EDIT: Just to clarify: I'd just shrug at getting banned from a forum for a "arguably offensive post/post with oddball or uncomfortable view" assuming I hadn't paid $10 for the account. Namely because I'd realize I wouldn't want to post on said forum anymore anyway if I got banned (assuming I went there for discussion itself and not some sort of assistance).
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I paid 15$ to have premium in gamingw

Most worthless misuse of my mom's credit card I've ever commited
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I'll not TAKE ANYTHING you write like this seriously because it looks dumb
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they're pretty tolerant of alternate viewpoints over there if so long as youre not a racist, dismissive, or un-contributing douche.

yeah they are elitist fucks but they put a lot of work into their posts and the effort shows.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3301274

look at that op. most SA threads are like that.
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