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    [–] Just a Cruyff picture from 48 years ago today: Spartak Trnava - Ajax Amsterdam in the semifinal of the European Cup. Cruyff leaves the field in minute 22 at 0:0. cocoon56 1 points ago in soccer

    I don't know. He has this look on his face that fits with an injury. Without him Ajax went on losing 2:0. Luckily for them, they won the first leg at home 3:0. They lost the final against Milan though. But we all know what they went on doing in the following seasons.

    [–] Is RSS dying? cocoon56 1 points ago in rss

    Good point. I agree. One idea is that offering a feed is technically not hard, but it might be a lot of traffic you have to then maintain, maybe rate limit... I can imagine tech teams feeling lifted of a burden if that endpoint leaves their portfolio.

    [–] Is RSS dying? cocoon56 2 points ago in rss

    Thanks for this. As an RSS power user I want to believe it isn't going anywhere, at least from the sites I care about. I don't need a FB RSS, but I want to follow smaller web sites. I guess a rule of today might be that if you're big you are thinking of not offering an RSS feed, but if you small(ish), you should really do it.

    [–] UK Scientists develop cheap, flexible perovskite solar cells using tin rather than lead—removing a major barrier to mass commercialization cocoon56 2 points ago in upliftingtrends

    I do agree that the "pledges" category will probably always be a bit fuzzy. So the bar there can be flexible, we'll have to see what comes in.

    The Uruguay submission btw is a "data" category. They already did it!

    [–] UK Scientists develop cheap, flexible perovskite solar cells using tin rather than lead—removing a major barrier to mass commercialization cocoon56 3 points ago in upliftingtrends

    I believe it will be fuzzy to fulfil (i) because what some argue is a clear path to adoption, others can argue is ten years away and a lot of things can/will get in the way. (ii) is easier to agree upon, for instance cheap solar power is widely agreed to be good.

    So I'm still in the camp to demand more than (i). Looking at our subreddit top 15 posts we're doing quite well, and here is what I see after a quick glance:

    • Data. Measurements or surveys. Most of the posts currently provide that.
    • Pledges by actually influential people that are sort-of binding, like the Paris agreements for example. Worthy of discussion are posts like this one - are these leaders doing the pledging "influential people" or do only pledges by the U.S., EU, AUS or BRIC states actually matter?
    • Maybe we can allow posts discussing trends, but which are less a report on data, but more opinion pieces, or maybe reviewing statements of important actors on a trend, like this one.

    In my opinion, something like this is a useful guideline, I'm open to suggestions of course. To do this right from the start is useful in my opinion to signal that we mean business.

    [–] UK Scientists develop cheap, flexible perovskite solar cells using tin rather than lead—removing a major barrier to mass commercialization cocoon56 3 points ago in upliftingtrends

    See, here is a good example of what I'd propose we consider slightly below the standards of this subreddit (no offense /u/dragfyre, this is just a good example). (paging /u/mankiw as well to get in on this).

    The reason is that there are many articles on the web like this where journalists enthousiastically report on a progress in science, but no-one knows if this will actually be the one invention that will solve a problem. Because that is how science works (you don't know at the time of publication and usually there is not one "breakthrough" - there are a hundred small breakthroughs). These articles usually phrase things this way, like in OP's post:

    Breakthrough research by UK scientists could lead to a new class of perovskite solar cell,

    "Breakthrough" is not very serious journalism, so that's a red flag. Not fake news or anything, but I hope you get what I mean. "could" is downplaying it a bit, some credits to the journalist, but that's the problem: This is not a trend we can prove is happening.

    I suggest we moderate this subreddit by putting up a high bar like real data-based trends. I know it's not easy, but

    • it's doable in our case. For instance, for r/goodnews setting a bar like this would be too fuzzy.
    • it is an ingredient for success. Look how r/askhistorians fared with their rigorous approach.

    What do you guys think (fellow mods and eventual early subscribers to this sub reading this?)