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Moderator of r/unitedkingdom, speaking officially30 points · 9 days ago

It was excluded from showing up in /r/all and site-wide trending some years ago, that's probably the biggest impact.

Second biggest factor is that the moderation policy has tended towards it being a place for Brits, rather than being a place about the UK for the rest of the world. Like you hinted, touristy posts are redirected to /r/AskUK.

There was an experiment in 2013-14 to show content from geographic orientated subreddits to IPs based in those countries, the admins specifically excluded the UK from that. /r/Brasil boomed from that initiative for example.

Plus loose avoidance of the Fluff Principle, your examples of /r/newzealand and /r/australia's page look pretty different to here due to that.

11 points · 13 days ago

fun fact, the letter Я in the Russian alphabet is pronounced Ya and is also their version of I (the first person pronoun). The Cyrillic letter P is R for them (hence CCCP being their version of USSR).

Not relevant I know, but I guess I'm a bit of a pedant, and yaussia doesn't make sense to me.

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Am pretty sure Paperchase's thinking is that Americans on holiday will buy them (plus the odd Brit), they also sell 'Mam' cards for people from the North-East for the same reason.

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13 points · 4 months ago

British Mothering Sunday and American Mother's Day are 2 months apart, so probably not.

25 points · 5 months ago

London? It'll be on Rightmove later for £800k and "in need of modernisation".

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5 points · 5 months ago

Good investment opportunity.

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It's a deliberately bad message.

If you steal a car, the owner now doesn't have a car.

If you steal a film you only steal one of millions of copies and the owner only loses whatever money you would have paid to get the film legally, if you would have at all. The owner is in all almost all cases still very very rich.

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27 points · 5 months ago

Even the word "stealing" is loaded in that context, stealing typically implies depriving someone of something, not the acquisition of something.

19 points · 6 months ago

ITT: a lot of experts on health care governance as well as modern desktop linux.

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6 points · 6 months ago

When your worldview is black and white, it makes it easy to be an expert on any number of topics!

I'm a big advocate of F/OSS, but the reality is if you're working on an open source project trademark law still applies.

There is a good reason ReactOS isn't called "Winux"; and that "Lindows" became "Linspire".

While it would be great for the NHS to go F/OSS, face it; it's so dependent on proprietary software it's not going to happen any time soon for all but the most basic of tasks. They would also need the long term support that you would only get from, say, Canonical or RHE.

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8 points · 6 months ago

Agreed, I think if someone released an open-source homeopathic phone app and branded it as "NHS" without permissions, they'd have got exactly the same legal notice, and there wouldn't have been public outrage about it.

Which is funny, because if the software in the article was given a free pass, it would have weakened the NHS's copyright and opened up the way for the theoretical homeopathic app to use it too.

-1 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Sea is wet, sky is grey, brexit is brexit.

126 points · 6 months ago

YES !!!

Fuck off with your stupid boards, give me a plate.

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Original Poster3 points · 6 months ago

See updated OP.

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6 points · 6 months ago

There's nothing in that for food or any other physical items. Before you sort your budget out, you need to account for everything spent, you'd be surprised when you add it all up. Any other entertainment etc?

8 points · 8 months ago


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9 points · 8 months ago

Location: Yorkshire

Reason: Yorkshire

10 points · 8 months ago

Conversely, their onion bhajis are like eating cardboard.

Hmm. Not sure this is true.

London population is expected to grow faster than any UK city over the next decade and is one of the only cities in the UK getting 'younger'



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14 points · 8 months ago

Population growth is a different metric to moves.

21 points · 8 months ago

If an engineer misses an appointment, they will have to give £25 in compensation.

And yet if you miss their appointment, you owe them a nice £90:

Saw these a few years ago at Keep It True festival, quality.

That berry cereal is pretty good.

5 points · 9 months ago · edited 9 months ago

The more you mod this particular sub, the more you think ANY authoritarian political philosophy has something to be said for it.

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3 points · 9 months ago

To the ban gulags!

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