surely you recognise that this place is significantly better than it used to be, because of the efforts of a handful of posters?
it got impossibly fraught earlier in the year, but the context of the pandemic has to be factored into that. it doesn’t mean there weren’t genuine issues being raised that we all have to face up to if we’re trying to be the best people we can be.
nobody likes feeling targeted, but it’s important to deal with that feeling in a way that isn’t just lashing out, regardless of who’s saying what.
I get that the thread evolved from stock market stuff, into GME, and then crypto.
That’s kinda run its course now, but this thread had ended up swamped by cryptocurrency chat/commentary, which is a long way from where the thread began.
My premium bonds stuff was a wry jibe at that, fwiw. Hilarious, I know.
Probably worth noting that a crypto thread already exists:
And this thread can resume it’s original purpose as intended.
No need for splitting or moving posts.
No need for any new threads.
Possibly worth a thread title tweak to the other one to aid signposting might be in order (remove the date, and add a general reference to cryptocurrency). I’ve done the housekeeping if moving it from Social into News & Politics, in keeping with the new site structure, but changing thread titles is usually done after checking with the thread starter, as I understand it.
On that note, as far as I can tell, @sheeldz changed the title of this from stocks to stonks earlier this year. Was that @ghosthalo suggested/approved? 🤷 Feels a bit meme-y/GME-centric and a bit out of keeping with the way this thread started and how it would continue if the crypto stuff went forward on the other thread. So my last suggestion would be to revert the title of this thread from stonks to stocks.
I really feel not having in jokes/memes in thread titles would be a simple/helpful way to make threads more accessible and inviting.
Many posters, including those who are
neurodivergent, have highlighted how difficult it can be to understand some of the memes and jokes on here. It’ll also ensure that threads stay a bit more on topic.
Not a dig at @sheeldz, he’s a goodun and not the only person who does this
I’ll say that I think this is just a matter of personal perspective, I’ve seen arguments/misunderstandings arise from both approaches:
Make a general comment in a thread, then some people feel like they’re being talked about behind their back
Make a direct comment to someone, they could feel like they’re being attacked or singled out when the topic is usually bigger than that one poster
Not to take away from your post, just that I think this will always be an issue since people interpret intentions so differently. All we can really do is give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that most users here won’t be deliberately trying to rile you with their posting/commenting method
(said as someone who has been called out for taking the “make a general comment” approach before, and having to take a while to realise that neither of us were especially in the wrong and that it was just a matter of different approaches)
I mean, you’ve cut out the part that was the main point of my post - but yeah I get what you meant and it is a valid point. My main criticism was the weird macho bullshit of being called out for not having the courage (lol) to directly reply to someone else