Profile overview for monistowl.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to newsubverses

1 submissions to whatever

This user has so far shared a total of 2 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 5 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 5 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 5 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Did the leap second take down Reddit again?, submitted: 7/1/2015 2:39:21 AM, 24 points (+29|-5)

/v/civil -- Most of the internet is rather crass; here's a corner for polite discussions., submitted: 7/2/2015 6:24:34 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

/v/civil -- Most of the internet is rather crass; here's a corner for polite discussions., submitted: 7/2/2015 6:24:34 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

Did the leap second take down Reddit again?, submitted: 7/1/2015 2:39:21 AM, 24 points (+29|-5)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

It feels lonely in here? I respectfully disagree. submitted by rhy to civil

monistowl 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

I feel less lonely by the minute. How are you?

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monistowl 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Good question! I'm honestly not sure. I noticed that a fair number of comments on other subverses were rather rude and mean-spirited, so I figured some kind of counterbalance was in order. Perhaps if it takes off we could, e.g., argue politics without resorting to invective. Maybe we'll just sip tea and discuss the weather, as it were. Or maybe it'll turn out to be pointless trollbait.

What do you think?

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monistowl 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

You put me to shame! I've never heard of either. I've got some stuff I like right now called Tie Guanyin; I don't know if it'd please a connoisseur, but I would recommend it from a lay perspective, as it were.

3 lowest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by threat45 to civil

monistowl 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I like the idea of varying visual emphasis by upvote, but I can't settle on a way to do it that would seem aesthetically appealing... Variation in text size on a normal HTML page seems like it might get timecube-ey. What would really make intuitive sense to me would be some kind of three dimensional effect where less-upvoted comments faded into the distance -- but of course that would likely end up a laggy mess.

What about displaying comments in multiple columns, like a newspaper? If you could scroll them independently, the rightward or leftward columns could bring up subthreads in order of emphasis, based on what threads are visible in the higher level columns. Then you could see the top level stuff in parallel, without having to hide/unhide subthreads to drown out chatter, and also without sacrificing the ability to delve...

deleted by user submitted by threat45 to civil

monistowl 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

You put me to shame! I've never heard of either. I've got some stuff I like right now called Tie Guanyin; I don't know if it'd please a connoisseur, but I would recommend it from a lay perspective, as it were.

George Washington's Rules of Civility submitted by E-werd to civil

monistowl 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Fascinating! The 110th, to my mind, encompasses the most important aspects of all the rest.

What do you think of the admonitions concerning social superiors and inferiors? They certainly come off inegalitarian, and I worry about the inherent affronts to human dignity that emerge from rigid systems of social hierarchy... On the other hand, lots of life is at least situationally dependent on pecking orders, and I could see how formal rules of engagement might ease the ambiguity of power relations. It's all rather alien to my own sensibilities, but perhaps there would be fewer resentments in, e.g., office settings if everyone knew they were expected to "make a Reverence" -- though I think I can safely say that the "Better Bred" bit is a mite too dated for me.