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if they won't budge, perhaps we should consider finding someone else to host the website? That would take the heat off of ziq, and it would let us get rid of this silly rule

  1. I don't agree that it's a silly rule at all. Irrelevant anyways because it's there. If that's what's being challenged, then the discussion should be focused on that rather than if mods should actually uphold the TOS or who hosts the site.

  2. This is starting to sound more like a personal issue with ziq more than a disagreement about the TOS.

Because I disagree with that particular bit of the ToS, and I didn't technically have to do anything

  1. But it is currently part of the TOS. It's obvious that you should uphold it, if you agree with parts of it or not. There are better ways of going about changing the TOS than blatantly disregarding it.
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supernice wrote

This is neither about ziq's style of argument or hurt feelings (either party), so please let's not go there. It's about potential real life danger, not of the emotional sort. At least that's how I see it. Again, I have to stress that it's not if we agree or not that the feelings of being in danger are valid or not. We can discuss the legitimacy of that at another time if we need to, once the cause of that feeling has been addressed.

If the TOS says that you need to be over the age of 16 to be here, then the 14 year old user should not expect to be able to just skate past that. And if the TOS does not say that mods are expected to uphold the TOS, should it even matter? That seems like something that's implicit in being a mod. It doesn't need to be in writing. By accepting a mod role you are investing a bit more than me, for example, in the site by participating on that level. Why would you not uphold the TOS?

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Let's be reasonable about this. The one person here who has any real life link to themselves associated with raddle feels endangered by something going on here...isn't that even worth considering?

What you are saying? That ziq has to basically prove his feelings to you before you take action? That's pretty....I don't even know what...lame? Odd? Without empathy? Put yourself in their shoes on this for just a second. If the sense of danger to self is justified or not is irrelevant.

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I'm a straight/cis/whatever male and I don't feel unwelcome in the least. I also don't feel like the term cis is offensive. I think straight is though, even if it's not the intent. It implies everyone else is crooked right (something wrong with them, not normal, broken, etc.)? Not sure why you feel this site is only for Anarchists and LQBT. Yes I'm an Anarchist, but not LGBT.

Having so many articles posted representing the views of LGBT people is enlightening, to me at least. The amount of positive exposure on any meaningful level they have in global society is appalling.

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Exactly, where the heck is Cyborg!?!? On the Robin thing...these days it seems like there has to be some edgy character, no matter how unlike the actual comics it is. It sells. That whole "Fuck Batman" bit in the trailer was ridiculous.

I think I'd be more excited about it if they made it a comedy like Teen Titans Go to be honest. That would have been awesome. I'm still going to go see the movie though, I can't resist.

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Pitaya is tasty, but it's super expensive where I live and there's only one place that I know that has them. No one else in my house likes them, so buying one or two for myself from time to time works out.

I'll have to be on the look out for the Peruvian Apple, I may have actually seen that in the produce shop before now that I look at the images more.

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supernice wrote

That looks nice. Have you tried the fruit of one? I've seen some cactus fruit at a local produce shop near me, but never tasted it. It looks a little different than image search is showing me for the Peruvian Apple Cactus.

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I'm digging them a lot actually, other than getting pricked :) But they are beautiful. Not sure of the variety, but I did an image search for cholla and it looks fairly similar. They are long and tube like.

I have a ton of succulents, but this will be my first proper cactus plant. I can't wait to see how they look once they start to really take root and flourish.