[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 1 points 9 hours ago

It sounds like you have a lot of experiences that others could learn from, but you will likely push people away if you attack them directly (calling them extremist) rather than only attacking their positions. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

One tactic that I like is asking them questions that lead them to point out the flaws in their own arguments. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_method

Would you be more or less likely to learn from someone that calls you an extremist?

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 1 points 9 hours ago* (last edited 9 hours ago)

This post was reported for transphobia. Specifics weren't given. It seems like you use the term "female" to mean someone that was assigned female at birth. I'm not sure if language is changing in this area and I certainly don't know technical definitions. Female does seemed to be used as a gender identity as well. For example the opening paragraph here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_woman

I think many cultures are learning how to be more welcoming to people from all walks of life, which is great, and conversations like this one are good for discussing some of the nuance.

Please keep things civil and assume the best of other's intentions. We are all learning. We are all human.

Edit: spelling

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 1 points 1 day ago

Yeah I think this is the difference. I don't have a strong second language so I think of infants being only the earliest stage of life. They speak some french where enfant is older than a bébé.


Is one a sub group of the other? Does either term include toddlers?

I'm having this discussion with someone and we both thought the opposite from eachother and we were quite sure our way of thinking was the common understanding.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 46 points 3 weeks ago

Does anyone else think the thumbnail looks like a llama with laser eyes?

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

Or maybe we could have a rule like "Any post that's greater than 12hrs old and has less than 30% approval gets removed" I like this because it gives voting more power for shaping the community and it's objective.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

OP wants FOSS BeReal, it's all there in the title. There is no rule against having a body to the post. I agree that I would be disappointed if showerthoughts was only people's product ideas.

If this type of post became commonplace we could make a rule trying to avoid spam. How would you word the rule? "No promotion of products or product concepts" that might work. Rules have side effects so I would want to look back through old posts to see if it would hurt quality posts.

This post did get two reports. Reports are not super down votes, things need to break rules for me to pull them, I try to be objective. As always I'm open to discussion.

I did giggle about commenter below that is sometimes old. Silver linings.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

You have a lot of great things to offer this conversation, I'm not sure why all the aggression was needed.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 5 points 1 month ago

Wow, organic maps is really nice, seems like a much cleaner user interface than OsmAnd, whereas OsmAnd has more options.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 3 points 1 month ago

Huh, works fine for me for nearly a year now. The only thing I still use google calendar for are some shared calendars.

After proton adds Standard Notes. I'm hoping google maps will be the last product I'm tied to.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 3 points 1 month ago

Yeah, assuming the best intentions from everyone, you would still expect some adjustments would be necessary to any new policy as they see the affect of the policy.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is my first time being a mod. For example early on I would just remove any post that got a single report, but obviously that's not a good strategy.

There are also other mods including an automod.

If I'm reading your picture correctly it was only 6 days ago that your post got removed. I'm not even sure if I can undo a mod action but I'll look into it. Thanks for bringing it up.

Edit: I am having trouble finding the original context of the comment that got removed, finding out how to reverse it, or finding who removed it. It's possible it was me but I don't remember it. I have reached out to other mods for help.

[-] vatlark@lemmy.world 29 points 1 month ago

If Clear is an equity problem, then the toll lanes that are going in all over California certainly are.

Toll roads would be equal. The toll lanes feel really bad.

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by vatlark@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I want to know if the car I'm renting comes with liability insurance. I just want to be sure that if I am at fault in an accident, that the other car will be covered. Lets try to ignore any personal car insurance policy and let's ignore collision insurance for now.

I am under the impression that in many countries they are required to give you liability insurance when you rent the car, but I don't have a good source. Many articles have mixed information.

For the US, this article says:

For a registered car rental company in the US, they must provide a minimum level of liability protection for cars they rent out.

But this other article says

In the U.S., every state requires a minimum amount of liability insurance on car insurance policies, so you may already have liability coverage through your personal auto insurance.

Which sounds like in the US your personal insurance is all you have.


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