Can you get an alert for when someone is quoting you or your name is mentioned?

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  1. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    No, absolutely not, the 1st kid will still have to put in the effort to succeed - let's not kid ourselves, that's a fact.

    All I'm saying is, while the 1st kid is putting the effort into his homework, the 2nd kid is putting the same effort in fighting the conditions that he has to face. Working at McDonald's after school, giving half his wages to his mom who's sick at home, while the dad is an alcoholic and is abusive. The other half of his wages probably go to his half brother who's addicted to cocaine/buying weed, etc, etc.

    The same effort, vastly different results.

    Kinda like the 2 kids running a marathon, the 1st kid is running in Nike shoes that PKM had bought for him, and the 2nd is running bare-feet. Who's most likely to win?

    All I'm asking for is an equal starting position.
     
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  2. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Excellent point!

    Only problem is that it is absolutely not possible to give everyone the same starting position. We've all got to play the hand we're dealt.

    I Grew up pretty poor. When I was born my dad had a job watering lawns at the St. George Golf course and my mom was a waitress, with a second job sewing. A little later they moved to SLC and my dad started working for Mt. Fuel (now Questar) and initially my mom was a waitress before getting a job as a letter carrier. By the time I was grown I felt like we were pretty solidly lower middle class. It was a pretty big difference even for me, but both my parents grew up in poverty on small farms.
     
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  3. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    I think teaching kids to think "critically" about situations, thinking outside the box, or just thinking things through in general is very important. I think we do it quite well here in the developed countries, BUT a lot more could be done in the developing countries where "culture", "the way things are done", power and corruption are still very much at large.

    I know of teachers in some countries who think they deserve respect from students just because they simply "know more" or are "older" therefore they deserve respect by default. Students are told what to write, what to study for tests, without questioning or even thinking about what they're learning. These teachers tell me "teaching kids to think only makes more work for teachers, we are not paid enough for that".

    I do believe there's a lot more we can do ...

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    Coming right back to your original story about your teacher. May be if instead of "sharing the wealth" we can somehow "share the knowledge" or simply "share our time" with these underprivileged people/countries... I think that would really make a difference...
     
  4. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    One point I find way overlooked is community support structure. The poorest areas have no support, and everyone who chances to succeed is quick to get the hell out, which keeps the cycle going. In Utah, we can't really relate to it since we have plenty educational support, good teachers, stable families, role models, available jobs, successful neighbors to emulate... none of that to be found inside Detroit.

    Even lowly Idaho with their inbreeding and all still provides a support structure 1000x that of the poorest areas.
     
  5. scootsy

    scootsy Well-Known Member

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    How are you liking those notifications kkk?
     
  6. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Well it doesn't "notify" me when my posts are being replied to... but it does show me when a thread that I posted in has been updated... So I guess that is useful... it's not 100% what I wanted, but it's probably 70%.
     
  7. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    The regular site does that too, you know. Check mark = thread that you posted in. Bold = thread that has been updated. Check + Bold = thread that you've posted in that's been updated.
     
  8. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I've been trying to tell him...
     
  9. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Yeah I knew that, I was just pretending to be stupid for the viewers at home....
     
  10. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Kudos. You got me.
     
  11. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    Downloaded the new tapa and it sexts me whenever I'm quoted.

    Dunno if yall are talking bout that cuz I don't really read people's posts on here anymore.



    posted from my htc one using tapaBONGO
     
  12. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    I think UGLI deserves a new car.. for free.
     
  13. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Ahh... no wonder. We haven't seen you around much. Must have been exhausting.
     
  14. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Is it just me or has this function just started operating on TapaTalk today?!?!?!

    Now I get a notification everytime I'm being quoted.

    I thought it would be useful, now it's annoying as Hell.. LOL.. (i..e, my phone alerts me EVERYTIME I'm quoted)
     
  15. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Not a new feature.
     
  16. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Really? Wonder why it only started working on mine today... hmmmm...
     
  17. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    uh huh


    feels good? well just know that the moderating staff has nothing to do with it...
     
  18. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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  19. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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  20. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    figured
     

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