Another redditor moving over by OC_Rookie in Introductions
[–]gtrogers 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Welcome! I'm enjoying watching this place grow. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.
Any other old Diggers from The Great Exodus of 2010 forced to migrate once again? by thegreatmighty in Introductions
[–]gtrogers 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Hello fellow old Digg (and now Reddit) refugee! I think that we users will migrate to whatever the new, young, untainted new site is, hopefully to watch it grow and become more active and engaging. Then once it becomes large enough to get the attention of corporations/advertisers, the slow steady decline will begin until we finally hit the point where it's time to start looking for the next Digg/Reddit.
Almost like a flower on the vine, it seems like the life cycle of a popular website buds, blooms, and then inevitably dies. Nothing good lasts forever it seems. Our job as internet users is to hop from one flower to the next once it begins to wilt. Sadly, reddit has been wilting for a long time. Here's to hoping Saidit is beginning to bud and hopefully blooms soon.
Saidit is growing - A look at the numbers by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]gtrogers 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
This is great news! I visit a couple times a day because it's not as big or as fast moving as reddit (duh) but I predicted the day I signed up that someday this site will grow into something good. Keep up the good work!
Busy Bees Take a Break During Total Solar Eclipses by Mnemonic in environment
[–]gtrogers 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Very cool. I remember when the eclipse happened and it was at its darkest hearing crickets become active and noisy. Not at all surprised bees changed their behavior also.
"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive and unrealistic..." - John F. Kennedy [1000 x 693] by magnora7 in quotes
[–]gtrogers 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Meanwhile on reddit... r/movies is deleting every single post about Sony’s Venom film being hot garbage by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit
I already made plans to see it with my buddies. I had hoped that it wasn't going to be a trainwreck but sadly it sounds like it's going to be.
Reddit pulls a YouTube - /r/911truth quarantined as misinformation, government info added by d3rr in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]gtrogers 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
This is my concern too. I'm all about supporting newer, smaller sites as reddit continues it's march toward bland advertiser-friendly irrelevance. But so many of the other smaller sites are seething with knuckle-dragging aggressive racism that it's a major turn off. The whole point of this is promoting unity and cohesiveness, not racism and division. Is all of us against the system, not against each other.
The Tin Foil Hat Podcast With Sam Tripoli -- #119 The Return of Magnora7 - Black Cube Co., Anthony Bourdain, Sabotaging the Iranian Nuclear Deal and more by magnora7 in magnora7
[–]gtrogers 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
NSFW text warning: I hate that I know that suicide by doorknob is indeed possible. There's a video of a young man online that I saw who committed suicide via doorknob. He livestreamed it while people watched. If memory serves he's wearing a red Nike shirt. If you're committed to going out this way it is indeed very possible to do. I remember watching his body convulse as his face reddened. It takes a few minutes but after awhile he stopped convulsing and laid dead and the blood from his face drained to the lower portions of his body. Because he livestreamed it, someone called the police and they arrived. They tried to resuscitate him but they were too late.
That being said... I absolutely agree that the string of suspicious doorknob deaths are extremely suspect. But in the effort to seek the truth, I want people to realize that a person who is indeed committed to commit suicide via hanging on a doorknob can be successful. I'm not going to link the video for obvious reasons, but it's out there if you need to see that it's possible.
[–]gtrogers 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
It was interesting seeing the connection between the cube shape and religious symbols.
What does a robot do after a one night stand?? by Buttholebandit in funny
[–]gtrogers 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
First genuine lol of the morning. Thanks
Major prison strike spreads across US and Canada as inmates refuse food by magnora7 in news
[–]gtrogers 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I agree completely. It may take a generation for the overall public's opinion to change, but it definitely needs to change. We can do better than this.
Americans Are Ditching Their U.S. Citizenship at a Record Rate by voter in news
Sadly, I'm not surprised. It's not just the taxes, but the fact that we're the only "first world" country that doesn't have universal healthcare. Families shouldn't be bankrupted because of medical bills.
Saidit features you might not know about by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]gtrogers 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
By the way, in the third bullet point the "saidit.net/new" link takes you to a broken page ("saidit.net/net).
Thanks for this post. It's interesting to see how big of a difference small changes make. I'm looking forward to this place growing.