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Reza

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  1. Disagree
    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in What have you accomplished? Decade edition!   
    The new decade starts in 2021, not 2020. There was no year 0. 
    So you got one year left to accomplish something. 
  2. Thanks
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in To improve ShiaChat.com... [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    That's a good slogan. 
  3. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Is Duolingo Arabic Anti-Shia? [JOKE]   
    I guess if I was 12, I would have laughed.
  4. Like
    Reza got a reaction from ali_fatheroforphans in Starting a YouTube channel   
    To be successful on YouTube, you must be a widely known interesting personality or have high quality professionally made content. The old PowerPoint amateur stuff or cut/paste audio video material isn’t good enough anymore.
    Algorithms change all the time, and if you’re not already successful, you won’t show up in search results or recommended videos easily. It’s hard to “break in” among the high competition.
    For specific channel content catering to niche audiences (ie Shia Islam), the view count and subscriber count will be small, and getting mainstream attention is almost impossible.
    Not to mention frequent demonetization of videos, discouraging people from making this a career for a living, so there’s little incentive to put in more effort.
    A more valuable use of time and resources may be podcasting, since the production demands are less (audio only), and you have flexibility to make quality content. 
     
    Of course, good decent English Shia centered content (beyond just reposting speeches) with widespread appeal has always been a dream of mine, and although some larger groups have tried, its not quite there yet.
  5. Haha
    Reza got a reaction from Akbar673 in What have you accomplished? Decade edition!   
    The new decade starts in 2021, not 2020. There was no year 0. 
    So you got one year left to accomplish something. 
  6. Like
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in What have you accomplished? Decade edition!   
    The new decade starts in 2021, not 2020. There was no year 0. 
    So you got one year left to accomplish something. 
  7. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Haji 2003 in What have you accomplished? Decade edition!   
    The new decade starts in 2021, not 2020. There was no year 0. 
    So you got one year left to accomplish something. 
  8. Like
    Reza got a reaction from haideriam in Divisive Labelling   
    Alright, I expected some blowback, but I said what I needed to, and I stand by it.
    I’m an admin who’s been here 7 years, with lots of admin/moderator/development experience, and spent lots of time on making this site a better place. Apparently, the first inclination is to dismiss me as a petty partisan actor, rather than perhaps someone who has some insight whose statements may carry some value, due to my experience and known devotion to the site. But apparently little good will or trust is to be afforded. Or benefit of the doubt. 
    If you all know better, than you’ll get exactly the site experience you deserve. If this is kind of topic you want, and you think this helps the community, you can have it.
    I’ll head back to my thankless behind the scenes job of keeping this site functioning. Or maybe not. Peace out.
  9. Like
    Reza got a reaction from haideriam in Divisive Labelling   
    You were in the debate, I wasn’t. Player acting like referee is disingenuous.
    I don’t make these threads, you do. I react to them. So take responsibility. 
    If you mean my personal bias against troll behavior, then I’m guilty.
  10. Like
    Reza got a reaction from haideriam in Divisive Labelling   
    Apparently some people find these threads valuable. I find them a waste of time. 
    If the OP truly cared about what he preached, his time would be better spent on the debate thread presenting factual arguments, not provoking others with his “humor”, and would simply overlook the “name calling” and be laser focused on shifting the conversation to the substance as he claims, even if he believes others aren’t. 
    But instead, he devoted his time to a concern trolling spectacle, because this is what he really wants to talk about. The actual discussion was simply a means to this end. He wants the emphasis on the perceived deficiencies of others, and wants the credit for calling it out. 
    Over all this though, is the debate lacks real substance, mostly speculations, opinions, conjecture, and elementary moral statements. This is impacting all sides, so the debate is very unrefined.
    Which if perhaps I can give my perspective being on ShiaChat more than 2 months, is that people gobble elementary moral platitudes like candy.
    That’s how over the years, unsavory troublemakers behind the scenes would often be people with high public support and favorability, because they knew the right language and lingo to attract a religion oriented crowd. And unlike most members here, I get to see both sides of the wall, and have for years.
    I’ve seen enough “pleas to the Muslim community” threads to know which are legit and which aren’t. It’s not a perfect radar, but I connect the dots the best I can.
    But you’re free to believe what you want.
  11. Like
    Reza got a reaction from haideriam in Divisive Labelling   
    Because players pretending to be referees to claim a moral high ground is fallacious. He’s not some outsider, he was knee deep in the debate, then acts like he’s above it all. 
    There was a previous thread along the same lines.
    You can believe what you will.
    I’m not wearing morality on my sleeve with bombastic preachy threads, nor implied moral high ground.
  12. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Soldiers and Saffron in Divisive Labelling   
    Another preachy virtue signaling thread from you? No thanks.
    Engage in real factual substantive arguments instead of this high and mighty postering.
  13. My Prayers
    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Divisive Labelling   
    Alright, I expected some blowback, but I said what I needed to, and I stand by it.
    I’m an admin who’s been here 7 years, with lots of admin/moderator/development experience, and spent lots of time on making this site a better place. Apparently, the first inclination is to dismiss me as a petty partisan actor, rather than perhaps someone who has some insight whose statements may carry some value, due to my experience and known devotion to the site. But apparently little good will or trust is to be afforded. Or benefit of the doubt. 
    If you all know better, than you’ll get exactly the site experience you deserve. If this is kind of topic you want, and you think this helps the community, you can have it.
    I’ll head back to my thankless behind the scenes job of keeping this site functioning. Or maybe not. Peace out.
  14. Thanks
    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Divisive Labelling   
    You were in the debate, I wasn’t. Player acting like referee is disingenuous.
    I don’t make these threads, you do. I react to them. So take responsibility. 
    If you mean my personal bias against troll behavior, then I’m guilty.
  15. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Divisive Labelling   
    Apparently some people find these threads valuable. I find them a waste of time. 
    If the OP truly cared about what he preached, his time would be better spent on the debate thread presenting factual arguments, not provoking others with his “humor”, and would simply overlook the “name calling” and be laser focused on shifting the conversation to the substance as he claims, even if he believes others aren’t. 
    But instead, he devoted his time to a concern trolling spectacle, because this is what he really wants to talk about. The actual discussion was simply a means to this end. He wants the emphasis on the perceived deficiencies of others, and wants the credit for calling it out. 
    Over all this though, is the debate lacks real substance, mostly speculations, opinions, conjecture, and elementary moral statements. This is impacting all sides, so the debate is very unrefined.
    Which if perhaps I can give my perspective being on ShiaChat more than 2 months, is that people gobble elementary moral platitudes like candy.
    That’s how over the years, unsavory troublemakers behind the scenes would often be people with high public support and favorability, because they knew the right language and lingo to attract a religion oriented crowd. And unlike most members here, I get to see both sides of the wall, and have for years.
    I’ve seen enough “pleas to the Muslim community” threads to know which are legit and which aren’t. It’s not a perfect radar, but I connect the dots the best I can.
    But you’re free to believe what you want.
  16. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Divisive Labelling   
    Because players pretending to be referees to claim a moral high ground is fallacious. He’s not some outsider, he was knee deep in the debate, then acts like he’s above it all. 
    There was a previous thread along the same lines.
    You can believe what you will.
    I’m not wearing morality on my sleeve with bombastic preachy threads, nor implied moral high ground.
  17. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Divisive Labelling   
    Another preachy virtue signaling thread from you? No thanks.
    Engage in real factual substantive arguments instead of this high and mighty postering.
  18. Like
    Reza got a reaction from The Green Knight in Divisive Labelling   
    Apparently some people find these threads valuable. I find them a waste of time. 
    If the OP truly cared about what he preached, his time would be better spent on the debate thread presenting factual arguments, not provoking others with his “humor”, and would simply overlook the “name calling” and be laser focused on shifting the conversation to the substance as he claims, even if he believes others aren’t. 
    But instead, he devoted his time to a concern trolling spectacle, because this is what he really wants to talk about. The actual discussion was simply a means to this end. He wants the emphasis on the perceived deficiencies of others, and wants the credit for calling it out. 
    Over all this though, is the debate lacks real substance, mostly speculations, opinions, conjecture, and elementary moral statements. This is impacting all sides, so the debate is very unrefined.
    Which if perhaps I can give my perspective being on ShiaChat more than 2 months, is that people gobble elementary moral platitudes like candy.
    That’s how over the years, unsavory troublemakers behind the scenes would often be people with high public support and favorability, because they knew the right language and lingo to attract a religion oriented crowd. And unlike most members here, I get to see both sides of the wall, and have for years.
    I’ve seen enough “pleas to the Muslim community” threads to know which are legit and which aren’t. It’s not a perfect radar, but I connect the dots the best I can.
    But you’re free to believe what you want.
  19. Disagree
    Reza got a reaction from Mahdavist in Divisive Labelling   
    Another preachy virtue signaling thread from you? No thanks.
    Engage in real factual substantive arguments instead of this high and mighty postering.
  20. My Prayers
    Reza got a reaction from ShiaChat Mod in Divisive Labelling   
    Alright, I expected some blowback, but I said what I needed to, and I stand by it.
    I’m an admin who’s been here 7 years, with lots of admin/moderator/development experience, and spent lots of time on making this site a better place. Apparently, the first inclination is to dismiss me as a petty partisan actor, rather than perhaps someone who has some insight whose statements may carry some value, due to my experience and known devotion to the site. But apparently little good will or trust is to be afforded. Or benefit of the doubt. 
    If you all know better, than you’ll get exactly the site experience you deserve. If this is kind of topic you want, and you think this helps the community, you can have it.
    I’ll head back to my thankless behind the scenes job of keeping this site functioning. Or maybe not. Peace out.
  21. My Prayers
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Divisive Labelling   
    Alright, I expected some blowback, but I said what I needed to, and I stand by it.
    I’m an admin who’s been here 7 years, with lots of admin/moderator/development experience, and spent lots of time on making this site a better place. Apparently, the first inclination is to dismiss me as a petty partisan actor, rather than perhaps someone who has some insight whose statements may carry some value, due to my experience and known devotion to the site. But apparently little good will or trust is to be afforded. Or benefit of the doubt. 
    If you all know better, than you’ll get exactly the site experience you deserve. If this is kind of topic you want, and you think this helps the community, you can have it.
    I’ll head back to my thankless behind the scenes job of keeping this site functioning. Or maybe not. Peace out.
  22. Thanks
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Introduce yourself here.   
    Bumping this up. Guests and new members introduce yourself here!
  23. Like
    Reza got a reaction from The Green Knight in Divisive Labelling   
    Another preachy virtue signaling thread from you? No thanks.
    Engage in real factual substantive arguments instead of this high and mighty postering.
  24. Partially Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Revert1963 in Divisive Labelling   
    Another preachy virtue signaling thread from you? No thanks.
    Engage in real factual substantive arguments instead of this high and mighty postering.
  25. My Prayers
    Reza got a reaction from AMR5 in Divisive Labelling   
    Alright, I expected some blowback, but I said what I needed to, and I stand by it.
    I’m an admin who’s been here 7 years, with lots of admin/moderator/development experience, and spent lots of time on making this site a better place. Apparently, the first inclination is to dismiss me as a petty partisan actor, rather than perhaps someone who has some insight whose statements may carry some value, due to my experience and known devotion to the site. But apparently little good will or trust is to be afforded. Or benefit of the doubt. 
    If you all know better, than you’ll get exactly the site experience you deserve. If this is kind of topic you want, and you think this helps the community, you can have it.
    I’ll head back to my thankless behind the scenes job of keeping this site functioning. Or maybe not. Peace out.
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