I am new to this WHOLE "Internet/post/thread/blog" business... but I am NOT new to being able to write lucidly or how to use computers at all. NAS gives some "rules" but they are not all that clear. Mostly they say that you should do things which 'are okay as if the entire affair were RATED UNDER 15 if it were a classified as a movie'. But AUTISTIC persons like me make mistakes in "INTERNET-MANNER" without realising it... and so this "thread" or whatever invites rules CLARIFYING anything. I hope anyone understands, and "posts" something helpful. For examples: One *not* stated rule seems to be: DO NOT WRITE IN CAPITAL LETTERS! But there seems to be no other way to emphasise certain words, e.g. no ITALLICS are available.Another thing I have noticed is that people are very quick to tap the "unlike" button, but are much less likely to tap the "like" button, even in giving a genuine "Thank You", and yet all "views" are counted anyway.Lastly, on some devices, "hints and tips" flashes up and then disappears so fast, that it is as if it is only there to satisfy "legal reasons" rather than to be helpful to anyone... ...I also attempt to start this "thread/blog" in apology at anyone I have so far "offended" but I don't know WHY OR HOW I did so! Thus I also appreciate feedback about "understanding" or "hate" in general - for "AUTISTIC people on the Internet" ONLY (not concerning society in general, please)... For even here, on NAS, there seems to be no-place where Autistic Adults THEMSELVES have a forum... or for those "Autistic 'children' who know how to program a computer"...?
If there is no page explaining this already:.. Can someone explain what ALL of those "achievements" mean , or/and how to "achieve" them? For instance, there is an "achievement" award for "Ask a question on a forum"... yet it seems to me that an awful lot of people ask an awful lot of each other an awful lot of "question"s... and yet (on my E-Reader at least) "no-one" has "achieved" this "achievement"...
I myself have at least "achieved" the "Discussion Starter" "Award" (...). But for me being occasionally playing video-games upon a separate computer system (I play SKYLANDERS)... this "achievement" system would be yet another thing totally NOT understood by me, and useful to clarify here.
PS.: The Vote Up thing is presumably to indicate that you like or agree with what someone else has written. On Facebook it's often a collection game and a means of showing bullies that they are popular in order to not become their victim, but here it's mostly quite genuine. So not sure what the benefit of liking one's own comments is.
About "likes" and "liking"... without punctuation this is going to read as VERY *** in real English - with regards to "liking myself" especially (!).
I cannot upon this e-reader, always see like or dislike. When logged in, it shows up as, for example:
like/unlike. [up arrow] 0 [down arrow]
The number "0" changes if I press either like or dislike (up arrow or down arrow).But it also changes if I scroll the screen up or down, or switch pages, or just put the Virtual Keyboard up ...!So I can't always follow/understand it. The "home" page is not much help, either.
With regards to liking in general, I suggested in an earlier post to "like" anyone or everyone, please... but on my own device most of the time, what it shows is information concerning MYSELF ONLY: what I liked or disliked, or other dislikes at myself...
With regards to liking myself (...)... I do this because I have noticed that my own "offensive" post ("Dog for Autistic Child") is still much disliked (the number is currently -2 .). And, coupled with seeing that too many ( -2? ) dislikes seems to draw the attention of NAS, then I did not want to be "banned", "thrown off", "deleted" or any of that.
Lastly, even after all of this, I explore much of the entire (NAS) forum and I *still* see people thanking other people very much, and yet the like number is still 0 (zero). I cannot follow it insofar as it all being so contradictory and/or unfair. (--- By thanking and unfair, I mean as in people disliking you and getting thrown off immediately, ...but other people giving a reply saying "Thank You!!!" yet not liking you... that sort of thing.) ん.
Yikes. On my E-reader, just viewing this last post... there is a word in PROPER ENGLISH which is posted as "***"... !!!
If you can read this, here, the word was "Q-U-E-E-R", meaning as in "peculiar" or "awkward". But that the previous post censored the word (on my E-reader at least) ... is kind of one of the things about what is allowed or not, which this "thread" was started for... very confusing.
There is no real logic to what words that NAS have censored...
q u e e r, l e s b i a n etc are no no’s
but other words are fine? ,
I may write about this again, in a later post, for this post is a quick(-ish) answer... I do not usually post anything during "Internet Peak Time"...
Although I myself made the mistake, and next stated that I did not expect it... as I say, I am learning about the INTERNET in general... But I *do* see a logic to censoring certain words. Concerning the q---- word which I used; I can see that it was censored *out of context* (based upon the word and not the use or meaning of it); and the fact that it was censored at all, then causes the word to be considered again, in this new completely different context, from that which I had originally intended to use it for, there. (............!!)
This is a sort of reply, to 'Elephant-noone-Elephant', but I can also use this reply, to make a couple of points/notes for myself, or for anyone else, or for my own Autism, or again about the Internet in general.Thank you, for understanding what I said then... This post is replied to a post which contains naught but an EMOJI; and - this emoji does not show up upon all of the devices which I use, and only erratically upon the "home" screen... a lot like itallics, bold, or underlines. (When "new" Emojis are released, it seems that I must update my own software, and I cannot afford (money-wise) to do that.) On my little iPod, this reply is completely blank.
--- A change of subject, yet discussion upon either subject is welcome/noted.When it comes to certain devices, especially *small* devices...When it comes to "replies"... ...And then more replies... ...And then more replies... ...what happens is this!
...Even typing THAT was difficult, and it may not show up correctly. Basically, the TEXT is "JUSTIFIED" to the right-hand-side; and so that is yet another "difficulty" concerning using the Internet.I do not recall where, but I have, at times, seen it as bad as...THIS
IS !!Imagine having to read whole sentences like that? In this language and Country, anyway......again, I hope anyone else understands. (It has nothing to do with NAS, just a difficulty about using the Internet and such in general.)
You are not alone.
I am assessing this site from a 5.5 inch smartphone. And I have many of these issues. Especially the problem where some reply disappear. Or don't always appear. Then they are back. Then I can't see them. "?!??!!
Replied to the previous post, at "Robert123". I should very much state a "Thank you", for your expressing support, of what I said just there, and then for the content of your reply. A lot of what is brought to light upon this "thread", is a socially accepted thing, like a "just-shrug-shoulders-and-carry-on-regardless" thing; where some people cannot actually do that while the majority cannot understand the problem as it does not happen to them. All of what you stated there is that. (Which is the reason for this "Thank You"...)
Pretty much like real life, isn't it? Something doesn't work / isn't right and others may experience the same or not, but either way they don't get the problem, because they decide it isn't of much significance overall, so they can just ignore it and expect us to do the same.
On my phone too replies appear and disappear with no apparent logic, it is better on PC but can still be a bit weird. Also, the threading may allow me to answer you here easily but the overall lack of clear timeline makes long threads all but impossible to read/follow.