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I've long talked about or thrown about this idea in various forms. I wanted to make a place where we could come up with topic ideas for dis and generate them at regular intervals if they seem to have high potential (however you want to define potential).

We have some new structure proposed for /dis/ and its up to us to attempt the new system. This is also a way for us to work on doing threads according to that system and populating /dis/ with those threads.

My brain has been coming up with some great ideas today with other things in my life, and I think I might be able to continue the same mood after I get back from a little social outing/live dubstep event. In the meantime lets hear constructive ideas for thread topics in /dis/ and lets try to decide on one or more for maybe thurs or fri by vote.

Lets take until then to revise and brainstorm on some good ideas for /dis/ topics that will be entirely worthy of being saved to the archives!!
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Wouldn't this be better on, y'know, /dis/?
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Honestly

>>62210
This.

If you want to talk about ideas for threads on /dis/ and generating things, that would be a great topic for discussion on the /dis/cussion board. :P
>> No. 62212
well, alright
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I had a chat with Strangelove and some others about an idea yesterday. I guess I can toss it out and see if there is support.

I was thinking about something like a /dis/ lecture series. Every week (or whatever) we can vote on a topic and a presenter (who volunteer) and at the end of the week they create a a thread that is a multi-post lecture/story.

There are no limits on creativity. For lab meetings when I was in grad school I would move back and forth from Office, Photoshop, whatever. A Powerpoint screen shot is one of the easiest figures you can make. Toss in Google documents and Youtube and every creative Brony who does not fit the drawing, music, etc, mold has a fun outlet.

I can't think of a subject I would not be willing to listen to, watch...
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>>62232
Oh yeah, I'm not suggesting that drawing or music should not be topics.

...still getting used to being a mod and implications lol...
>> No. 62238
>>62232
That sounds like work to me, but if you can find a topic people are passionate about, maybe you could get some people to write a week long report for the site.
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>>62238
>passionate about

Ah, passion!

This was a subject I thought we might discuss. Interesting! It could be the source of great happiness and great displeasure.

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerence
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Another topic idea could be perhaps... an analysis at the fandom and the economy it generates in the form of revenue or donations or the like? Perhaps by giving an analysis of it we can indirectly even strengthen it in certain ways?

The word came to mind, Bronyconomy lol.
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I'm posting these separate so they can be responded to separately.

One more idea I had written down...

I wonder if we could collab with /art/ and see if they have any ideas on some pony graffiti? Maybe pony art where it... might not normally be? Could we perhaps generate some? (that would be AWWWEESOOMMMEE!!)
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>>62278
Perhaps a serial thread on love for a bit? We could analyze it, to the exact temperature of its of fiery burn!!
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>>62279
That could be neat! I think Anonymouse had a point. I had an example of my own in mind to start as well (I was not really asking the community to do anything for me). I was thinking about looking at the sociology and psychology of new communities. In fact I already learned that when you look up something like this up, there are three fields with relevant information. Those are;community psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

I see lots of Bronies here with passions that fall outside of what we normally see as creative outlets. There has to be a way to have fun with that.
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I'd like more philosophy/world view/assorted ideas on ____ kinds of threads, things that would be good for a #share tag.

I'm not very interested in the right/wrong semi-competitive discussions, and questions and answers often aren't very entertaining for me unless it's something I'm really into, so these could be fun. Plus, /dis/ could use some more chill-type threads.
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>>62394
>world view

I was also thinking about a thread on agreeableness as a personality trait in an objective sense, beceause we are generally a highly agreeable fandom.
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I also wanted to look at gun ownership as a crime deterrent. I think that might be the thread contribution for this week.

How should we compare it? It would be up for discussion I would say. What aspects should we examine do you think?

I hear people quoting (and perhaps misquoting) situations in mexico and switzerland and norway in various angles of support of more armed civillians to pro gun prohibition.
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I like all of this! I want do anything of mine after others if possible though. I'm not sure if it has been necessary but I have been toning down my posting because I don't want to be seen as dominating /dis/.
I'll work on the new communities presentation and maybe we can just have people outline how they see their own threads as working in reality?

I don't want to see just those of us with big complicated society ideas though. I want anyone here to be able to present as well. Thoughts on that?
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>>62678
> I want anyone here to be able to present as well. Thoughts on that?


Absolutely fine with me. I was hoping some of our more systematic thinkers could help me come up with terms for an objective way to approach a discussion over the gun issue.

Another fun topic idea... mind control parasites! That one would probably be a share thread. Was reading about Cordyceps (classification of mind control fungi) and thought it was just too amazing that a single celled fungus could hijack the brain of an insect and incorporate it into its own life cycle. I know there are others as well, worms to be specific.
>> No. 62796
>>62667
I don't think this would be worthwhile as contentious issues usually devolve quite rapidly and no one ever gets convinced that their stance is wrong
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>>62796
I think for this very reason we should give it a shot.

Oh thats a terrible pun...

We could compare guns per capita societies (are there many that are comparable?) and their crime rates with one another and see if we can find evidence of prevention via higher firearms rates - or not.

We could look for instances of when a gun prevented a crime or a more... heinous crime?

Unless people genuinely think its a terrible idea.
>> No. 62858
>>62854
>We could compare guns per capita societies (are there many that are comparable?) and their crime rates with one another and see if we can find evidence of prevention via higher firearms rates - or not.

What conclusion would you be able to draw from this?
Crime rates are influenced by wide variety of factors; guns whether they increase it or decrease it are but just one of the factors.
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>>62775
>>62796
>>62854
>>62858
How about a formal debate with agreed upon rules?
>> No. 62870
>>62865
that might make it worth a shot
>> No. 62873
I have seen really serious efforts at discovering reality on this issue. This guy tends to annoy gun control advocates and opponents.
http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/category/gun_ownership/

This article links to some examples of each at the end.
http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2012/05/13/settling-conflicts-guns-and-ho/
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>>62865
most exciting!!

And if this doesn't turn out so well, we can perhaps adopt the system again to the next one with revision or better direction? Not that I expect it to not turn out well, just that it can possibly only get better from here on out.
>> No. 62878
>>62875
ah, an optimist!
now that someone has said it can't get any worse,
time for us to run away
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>>62878
A cynic is a frustrated optimist...
>> No. 62884
>>62881
love it!!!
that fits so well
I'm actually an optimistic pessimist-I prepare myself for the worst in the hopes that I'll be surprised
>> No. 62887
>>62884
I can't take credit. My favorite blogger Ed Brayton.
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I should also mention that I don't really know any formal debate rules...
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Well to keep things going I thought I would put up some rules for formal debates that I found. To give us a range of perspectives I included some different sources.

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate

On-line debating
http://onlinelearn.edschool.virginia.edu/debate/predebate.html

Examples
http://www.debate.org/about/

If anyone wants I can try to find examples of other on-line debates that were more serious. For example Andrew Sullivan vs. Sam Harris
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Secular-Philosophies/Is-Religion-Built-Upon-Lies.aspx
>> No. 63150
sorry i haven't been posting for a little, this weekend has been eventful and I'm in recovery mode now *lol* Will get to it shortly, thanks for the suggestions!

I think a very basic and formal debate system sounds like it could be useful, I look forward to reading these.
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hmm... I think if we are to have debate 'rules' they should be expected to be broken at the same time: in other words, the rules should not prevent posts even those that break the rules of debate and we should consider making the debate rules with them being consciously broken in mind

I think the simpler and more goal oriented the better, given our medium of debate. What do you think?

I'm guessing if we want to make a rule 'against' something, for instance, we can just make the rule 'for' it that way it doesn't carry a connotation of being a 'broken rule' but rather a deviation from the rule.
>> No. 63164
>>63163
Oh I agree. I just wanted to provide examples of the kinds of agreements that people come to on the internet when discussing things as a general subject. There really are no rules except those that the debating parties want to accept.
>> No. 63174
>Devil's Advocate
>A discussion in which one or more students are assigned the task of respectfully disagreeing with others’ stated points of view.

Oh my. I actually like doing this sometimes. Anypony else? Maybe we can have have people volunteer to be Devil's Advocate openly?
>> No. 63192
What about a sticky with links to free online textbooks, e-books, any information source you can imagine? I could design it where each post is a different subject.

Alternatively I can add it to the rules sticky after the rules. There are some really good places to get info on the net that get neglected often.
>> No. 63194
>>63174
I do "devils advocate" as a matter of normal behavior because I was a molecular biologist. I just got used to criticizing ideas normally because of the way the laboratories I worked in operated. Every hypothesis got savaged before even one experiment was done.

Sometimes I have to tone it down around everyone else :)
>> No. 63210
>>63174
I dislike "devil's advocate" because I too often see people assuming they understand the other side's arguments when they obviously don't, but I will be happy to attack faulty logic/statements more strongly when I am on their side of the argument

how about this as an endgame for a discussion: anyone who calls the other side racist or nazi automatically loses the argument (unless it's someone clearly on the same side and proof is given)
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>>63192
>What about a sticky with links to free online textbooks, e-books, any information source you can imagine?


I do want!!
>> No. 63537
>>63527
can almost swear this is pasta i've read before
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>>63537
looks like a parasprite to me (didn't reference anypony's post)
>> No. 64017
>>63541
Yeah I agree now. It was clever for what it was (a re-written meme) but ultimately bad for the thread. So I'll pitch it.
>> No. 64235
The gun control thread is going pretty well so far. All considering I think.

My goal is just to populate /dis/ with fresh threads or thread ideas. That said, I wonder what kind of thread-threshold to consider as appropriate to borrow some of these ideas for new threads?

Maybe 48 hours without a new thread or significant traffic in popular ones?

Or perhaps 3 times a week instead? My problem with a schedule is that if there are 'enough' topics coming and traffic generated, we don't necessarily need a new topic yet.

But structure might also be good.
>> No. 64254
>>64235
Yeah but what is "enough"? I don't think you are suggesting that someone avoid posting if they want to.

Are you concerned about topic visibility?
>> No. 64543
I just don't know how much is too much new topic generation. Our threads seem to be generating nicely lately, though.

I'm not really worried if my own threads go unnoticed or find their way off the first page relatively quickly. It just means it didn't catch anyone's attention to the point they also contributed.

But 'stale threads' is a subjective concept I suppose and I'm not sure what a good indicator might be that some fresh ones are needed.
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is there a way to track post count on a daily basis in /dis/ ?

That'd be an easier method of quantifying post traffic to consider that things are getting 'stale' and a new topic might be in order. It isn't a direct indicator but if we have 5 threads that get 3 posts each on average or 3 threads with 5 each it shows traffic either way.

There have been some rather 'dry spells' in the past that might have done well to have a topic or two to get things going.
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>>64582
don't think we need to get objective when it comes to /dis
it's perfectly ok to be subjective about when there's enough active threads and when a thread dies. If you get it wrong, the only negative is pissed off posters and they're always going to find something to hate
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>>64584
You're right, I'm probably over thinking/overly concerned about things that don't really matter too much.
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What about we teach necromancy?

What I mean is that weird way that people don't go back to old posts on a discussion board very much here. The thing about opinions and arguments is that they are not supposed to change with time so mere opinion is a valid reason to bump a topic back up to the top.

For example I can imagine this topic becoming relevant again,
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/dis/res/56159.html

...with presidential politics and all.

Two arguments for why you should (choice, no rules) go to a previous thread to argue about something related to what is bothering you.
1. You will automatically attract the attention of anyone who posted in the thread earlier. /dis/ has an ego, you want attention to an idea or contribution to the thread right right? Why should your contribution to an older discussion not matter?

2. You can always start a new thread when the complaints of the undead rising have died away.
>> No. 64704
>>64699
You raise a good point. I agree it would be nice to see a little more thread necro that isn't advertisements, to say the least.

We have had some pretty decent threads in the past and they are worth bumping especially for those who may have missed it, and to revive the convo.

I notice /dis/ can get slow on the weekend, so I've made it a point to get at least one new thread started on friday that way we have some fresh material. Fetching a buried thread wouldn't be bad either.

I am more or less using this 'alt' handle (anyone who mouses over the name to read the email will put 2 and 2 together I think) to create topics and come up with ideas about them. Its kind of a 'meta' handle I suppose. I would probably post as 'myself' when reviving a thread though because I don't want this handle to get gummed up in discussions but rather work on delivering topics and talking about them in general as opposed to participating heavily.

I can't really recall why I wanted to use 'obvious alt' in the first place other than to separate 'OP' from the discussion. I suppose its a kind of role play of a sort...

I'll definitely look into necrothread from now on!
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>>64704
Want to know what's funny? I have no idea who else you might be! Those kinds of details just don't stick because it's the intellectual content I pay attention to lol. I try to treat a name like an identity in those kinds of interactions. Twisted compliment huh?
>> No. 64734
>>64729
Oh I thought for sure you knew.

Graham

same email addey, and I figured you had some sort of permanent IP display but I suppose not or that the interface that shows it isn't a permanent fixture now that I think about it
>> No. 64786
>>64734
There's nothing wrong with a personality and posting thing.Maybe you think Chair face is funny? It's hard to post as a non-pony lol.
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>>64734
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>> No. 64821
I do actually, I think chairface chippendale is hilarious in concept, I mean... he has a chair for a face. And theres a little story there as to why I picked him but mainly because it is a character I do not identify with well. Its easy to be me but trying to be someone who is a little different than I would normally be, I think this is a good mental exercise.

Trying to use the handle for topic generation. One of the main goals is to simply start topics without participating in them with C.C. and that means that topics must be communicated clearly and without suggestion or need of involvement of the OP. Kind of like i'm trying to remove my personal bias and habits by posting topics as C.C., and consider being concise with the OP and doing it in a way that doesn't require further involvement either.

In practice I suppose there isn't much difference between posting as me and posting as C.C. - I simply would rather identify my opinions separate from the OP and I suppose posting as an alternate handle is a creative way I've come up with to do this. It also causes me to think about things in ways that I normally don't conceptualize them which provides a type of objectivity that I think I need a little more practice at.

I also fudged my post above >>64734, >>64818 but I guess I don't mind too much so I let it go. Anyone can mouseover the name and notice the email is the same if they are genuinely curious, and I don't have a problem being identified as both because its largely an exercise for me and my thought process that I'm trying to apply practically to topic generation.

I would like to see some more ideas in the thread though. I'm thinking, as far as topic generation goes, of trying to create them twice a week at the least: friday I think I want to try to create some topics that are more controversial and would spark debate, and monday, whatever else I suppose. A mid week necro might be in order.

Actually monday necro and mid week 'whatever else' might work better... don't ask me why I'm not sure even I know why at this time lol.
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>>64821
>I do actually, I think chairface chippendale is hilarious in concept, I mean... he has a chair for a face. And theres a little story there as to why I picked him but mainly because it is a character I do not identify with well. Its easy to be me but trying to be someone who is a little different than I would normally be, I think this is a good mental exercise.
The reasons that people might use particular images behavior is plenty interesting for a brain storm thread. Especially in a fourm like /dis/. Heck I stopped posting as Pinky for a reason lol...

>Trying to use the handle for topic generation. One of the main goals is to simply start topics without participating in them with C.C. and that means that topics must be communicated clearly and without suggestion or need of involvement of the OP. Kind of like i'm trying to remove my personal bias and habits by posting topics as C.C., and consider being concise with the OP and doing it in a way that doesn't require further involvement either.
Interesting. I like to theme my pictures too. Usually to use an expression to get a particular intention across. Or to set a tone or theme. It's more to accent my textual name identity since my history included a lot more long term emphasis on identity.

>In practice I suppose there isn't much difference between posting as me and posting as C.C. - I simply would rather identify my opinions separate from the OP and I suppose posting as an alternate handle is a creative way I've come up with to do this. It also causes me to think about things in ways that I normally don't conceptualize them which provides a type of objectivity that I think I need a little more practice at.
That's fun enough all in itself. I was thinking about RP'ing as a Reaper that tried to eat Pinky. That went on the back shelf lol...

Cheshire Cat...
>> No. 65284
What about a topic involving aggressive posting? Offense and defense involving argument and discussion? Everyone wants to defend their ideas, but not every arena should be approached the same way. Formal debate is encouraged around the world, but internet debate is a different beast and society is still figuring out that one. We might all have different ideas and impressions about what works in different arenas. Ponychan, Facebook, "your-favorite site"...
>> No. 65317
>>65284
This sounds interesting. I'm up for this.

But I'm not 100% sure I follow. Could you give me an example or two? I keep wanting to read that the thread would be about debating but it seems you are thinking of a topic that involves it, rather.
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>>65317
>I keep wanting to read that the thread would be about debating but it seems you are thinking of a topic that involves it, rather.

Debating is what I mean. Though a picky person would probably say discussion. It's just that while debate is useful, here traditional debate is not as useful.

I mean an analytical, or at least descriptive thread about debating online that might even get in the same category as trolls since that would be realistic. Formal debate would of course be useful for comparative purposes, but people tend to speak more plainly here. What do you think?
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I think it sounds like a great idea, I'm not a very rule-based person though so I'm having a little trouble conceptualizing how it might be. Do you want to take the reins on that one? Or work it out here a little first?

Picture unrelated.
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possibly brilliant idea, wondering if anyone else can help with this (Didn't you have a notable interest in arachnids, FG?)

How about an instructional thread on caring for house spiders!?!

I think this sounds really cool. Can cover

1) how to remove spiders from unwanted areas safely (for them and you) and release them where they belong
2) how to care for the 'wild' spider who has made their home in yours
3) general disclaimer about caring for arachnids
4) how to identify the spider
5) how to understand the type of spider in case you aren't able to identify it or don't need to identify it (for instance, is it a web dweller? does it have a web and also prowl such as a funnel web? Is it a strict prowler without a web?
6) how to relocate spider webs and leave it as intact as possible (I want to say this is obviously beneficial to the spider but I really don't know, I assume they clean up broken webs and fix them or consume and regurgitate them as a new web I think...)
7) how to feed your spider roommate
8) why you should care for spiders, even if you're just going to put them outside and thats the extent of the care


1-8 are in no particular order btw lol... I'd be willing to write stuff up unless you or anyone else wants to but if you have any sources for identifying local spiders and stuff that can be added, or anyone does, it would be cool to hammer out here first! Like a spider identification website/guide would be nice so people can plug in their area and look at common spiders or some such.
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>>66386
I think there's already a multitude of internet resources that you could pool information on those subjects on already. That spider husbandry seems kind of like a niche thing.
>> No. 66424
>>66423
yeah.... well... a solid taxonomy source would be great

Honestly it might seem niche but at the least I hope to teach people how to get a spider out of their house without having to squish it and clean up spider guts. At the very least.

And in many cultures, killing spiders is considered bad luck, so some people from certain backgrounds might be able to appreciate it, who aren't particularly otherwise interested in spiders. My inner buddhist yearns to save a spider someone wishes to kill, and hopes that by creating such a thread, less spiders will die because more people will opt to remove them instead of explode them with a well placed blow of the shoe or sandal.
>> No. 66443
>>66423
From my experience there is less of them then you'd think.
Even US and AU spiders are very hard to identify on the internet unless they are one of the "famous" ones; if they are from any other place you can forget about identifying them.
The last time I tried to identify a spider it took me two and a half hours before I managed to reduce the options to two genera.
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I have been letting the ideas in here boil around and wanted to think about proposing one for additions to the rules sticky. Right now the rules sticky is unlocked, and nothing ever gets posted in there.

Earlier somewhere I suggested having a sticky with community approved, quality resources with short concise descriptions. I think it might be better to simple have them as additions to a locked rules sticky. Why not a set of tools to make these ideas happen? It seems like little nice nuggets of information get washed away. It would be nice if we could have a system for saving some of them.

>>66386
Interestingly enough, I recently tried looking into that world when I raised some of *Pic Related*. It's really complicated to do cladistics for arthropods. I could guide someone through what I used for Diplopods if it was interesting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narceus_americanus

The good stuff is usually behind pay walls. But since this is the internet there are obsessed group all over.

Hardcore
"SysTax - a Database System for Systematics and Taxonomy"
http://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/systax/browse/index.html

Citation list for the sources used to create the current phylogenetic tree at that point.
http://tolweb.org/Diplopoda/2532

Nerds
http://www.herper.com/myriapods/millipedes.html
http://www.mnhn.fr/assoc/myriapoda/WELCOME.HTM#anchor1337268

Hobbiests
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>> No. 66451
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>>66423
I haven't seen you in a while! Yeah, /dis/ is more of a reactive place. People talk about "Something", usually of urgency, but not always bad. The "Let me show you something!" works better if it coincides with something more universal.
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>>66423
>> No. 66947
>>66386
>>66423
Thanks for the great post. I too am interested in your research into the differences in harvested human semen from the gonads of men of differing racial backgrounds - especially due to my field observations referencing different viscosity, temperature, and density.

My main question regarding your future work is what is the feasability of procuring medical grade gorilla or chimpanzee (higher primate) cum on the market? A quick check with normal mainstream supply routes leads me to question the quality of spunk available on the market (it seems to be more geared towards the amateur semenologist). Without freshly procured ape ejaculate, I think your future experiments may not have a stable scientific baseline to draw from.
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>>66947
>Thanks for the great post. I too am interested in your research into the differences in harvested human semen from the gonads of men of differing racial backgrounds - especially due to my field observations referencing different viscosity, temperature, and density.

[?]Warning:Massive levels of hyperbole. Not that SRS[/?] I'm a little concerned about the moral implications of your suggested line of research, and your strategic choice of language.

To the former I would say that you will have to provide me your documentation related to your area of expertise, institution of employment, and ethical statement regarding your specific project. I believe Brazzers employee might be more relevant to your efforts in more than one capacity. Though not on the socially dominant end and definitely in more than one manner.


>My main question regarding your future work is what is the feasability of procuring medical grade gorilla or chimpanzee (higher primate) cum on the market? A quick check with normal mainstream supply routes leads me to question the quality of spunk available on the market (it seems to be more geared towards the amateur semenologist). Without freshly procured ape ejaculate, I think your future experiments may not have a stable scientific baseline to draw from.

While the interbreeding capabilities of related genera is a legitimate area of expertise, the objects of that research are limited to accidents of nature, and non-primate research. You might have to depend on the first category, and my position won't allow me to make any constructive suggestions. That might take me a bit to research anyway.
>> No. 67422
>>62209
what about topics on existentialism?
>> No. 67429
>>67422
Go for it. I think some other posters will find it interesting.
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I'm thinking about some more of the 'self examination' type threads that I posted long ago. Those seemed somewhat popular, and there are some that could be re-taken to see how people have changed since the last time.

Pic is some of my FB data.
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>>68070
I think that would be great Graham! I remember those getting a lot of interest before. You could even start with the same ones since it's been so long.
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>>68120
Trying something different.

Instructional.

Seeing as how the tulpa stuff seemed interesting, and meditation comes up time to time, I figured I would attempt to teach some meditation techniques and give us a platform to explore/learn/teach ourselves and one another. Should be interesting I think!

I am no expert and I am not a teacher, but... whats the worst that could happen *lol* ^^
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I want to do a thread about guns or gun culture in america or something about guns and america.


I was thinking perhaps a documentary? I think we've done that a couple times before, where a documentary or video is suggested.

I don't know if people woudl be up to watching one again, but I was thinking 'Bowling for Columbine' by Michael Moore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_for_Columbine

Anyone else have input on this or think it might not be a good idea? Or maybe have a better one?
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>>69232

>Michael Moore

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>>69235
I am not a huge fan of him either, but bowling for columbine is probably one of his better productions.

"The film brought Moore international attention as a rising filmmaker and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the César Award for Best Foreign Film.

Reviews for the film were overwhelmingly positive, with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, thus earning a "certified fresh" award. Another score aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating in the 0–100 range based on reviews from top mainstream critics, calculated an average score of 72, based on 32 reviews, signifying 'generally favorable reviews. Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune wrote, "It's unnerving, stimulating, likely to provoke anger and sorrow on both political sides—and, above all, it's extremely funny."

Some reviews were not as unequivocally glowing. A.O. Scott of The New York Times wrote, "The slippery logic, tendentious grandstanding, and outright demagoguery on display in Bowling for Columbine should be enough to give pause to its most ardent partisans, while its disquieting insights into the culture of violence in America should occasion sober reflection from those who would prefer to stop their ears." Desson Thomson of The Washington Post thought that the film lacked a coherent message, asking "A lot of this is amusing and somehow telling. But what does it all add up to?"

(from wiki)

Do you have a better suggestion?
>> No. 69574
>>69242
I wonder how much of the movie sales were due to South Park fans seeing the film, after hearing Matt and Trey created the History of Guns animation for it.
>> No. 69795
>>69574
Here's a fun excerpt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYApo2d8o_A
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Hey guys.. This may sound silly.. But, when I was younger.. I was happy, and didn't care about what others thought of me.. However, I began to feel uncomfortable about myself. I'm black, a brony, and gay, and I still don't have my drivers license yet, so it's hard getting access to school. I just don't feel comfortable, and unhappy.. How can I cope and deal with this?

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>> No. 70918
>>70915
You may be sick of hearing this, but that feeling will pass. I know because I felt much the same as you do, I didn't get my drivers license until latter either. Once you are out of school you can start focusing on you, my friend. Some more cliche advice it's your live and you need to love it. Only you know what you need, be patient and this too will pass. I don't know if this will help but I wish you the best of luck, and remember you're awesome.
>> No. 71016
>>70915
Make a thread about happiness or something if you want.

As people get older people tend to become more accepting and understanding.
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>> No. 72138
>>71868
http://notsalmon.com/2012/10/29/10-tips-for-how-not-to-be-a-jerk-in-your-next-fight/

This might have been something related to your post before it was edited to nothing :P
>> No. 72148
>>72138
Whatever it was, this is a really good link. The only issue I have is with number seven. But it's kind of minor because just replacing one emotion with another would not be as easy as shifting one emotion to a more related, but positive and constructive one (say anger to determination). But honestly I don't have a reason to suggest that someone actually do that so consider this a pedantic thing that might not have direct bearing.

I'm going to keep this one!
>> No. 76069
Anyone else think it would be cool to be able to post video to /dis/ ?

I mean, I love lectures. I love to share them, but, I don't think many people have the patience to listen and watch something maybe 15-60 minutes long.

But I think /dis/ might have a few more of those people than other places.
>> No. 78296
i want a thread about being gay, so i can talk about how gay i am
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