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Quality Contributions Report for October 2023

This is the Quality Contributions Roundup. It showcases interesting and well-written comments and posts from the period covered. If you want to get an idea of what this community is about or how we want you to participate, look no further (except the rules maybe--those might be important too).

As a reminder, you can nominate Quality Contributions by hitting the report button and selecting the "Actually A Quality Contribution!" option. Additionally, links to all of the roundups can be found in the wiki of /r/theThread which can be found here. For a list of other great community content, see here.

These are mostly chronologically ordered, but I have in some cases tried to cluster comments by topic so if there is something you are looking for (or trying to avoid), this might be helpful.

Quality Contributions in the Main Motte









Contributions for the week of October 2, 2023








Contributions for the week of October 9, 2023





Contributions for the week of October 16, 2023








Contributions for the week of October 23, 2023





@rallycar-jepsen and @KMC:



Contributions for the week of October 30, 2023


Some People Did Something (Israel Edition)






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I just want to say that it's always a genuine joy to see what I write put up here on the AAQC. I am not a prolific poster and so it's a real honor to see my efforts nominated for the AAQC when I am moved to post.

Thanks, Nara!

Thank you blessed nara <3

Welcome back, assuming you're Obsidian from the old place.

it me.

I guess private messages are no longer necessary.


"On ruling well as a substitute for morality"

Very well. I pass the test. I will diminish, and go into the West and return to my old pipeweed and shitpost loving self.

An AAQC nomination for a bloody recipe? Granted, it's a pretty dope recipe and I appreciate the attention, but I recognize in me the slight bitterness of Korney Chukovsky, one of the pillars of Russian children's literature, who really wanted to be appreciated for his contributions to the field of literary criticism.

I’ll have you know that one of my precious few saved comments is that burger recipe from March. I don’t even have a grill.

I've found that a yogurt-based sauce really works well for burgers, especially those made with mince leaner than 80/20. Low-fat Greek yogurt, salt, garlic, lemon juice (I would add some zest too, but my juice comes from a bottle), finely chopped cilantro.

This weekend I had an excellent goat cheese-topped burger with similar accoutrements.

An army marches on its stomach! If Napoleon had this recipe, he might have conquered Russia 😁

Your recipe sounds great and I do have cabbage, but alas the leafy green sort not white. I love beets and I love pickled foodstuffs, so maybe I'll try it sometime.

I do have mince, fresh veggies including mushrooms, etc. and was considering doing spaghetti sometime this week, so the other recipe yours inspired someone to post is a perfect match.

Doubtful. There were Poles and Germans in his army, so they knew all the cabbage recipes they might need, but scorched earth policy means scorched earth.

I for one appreciate his contributions to children's linguistics.

Which probably wouldn't have happened without him embracing his newfound popularity and trying to understand why his poems appealed to children.

'The [first movement of the "Moonlight" sonata] was very popular in Beethoven's day, to the point of exasperating the composer himself, who remarked to Czerny, "Surely I've written better things".'


"How do we make it worth rooting for the Pacers if the Pacers are as likely as not to never win a championship in your conscious lifetime as a fan? By creating things the Pacers can win."

After I read this post I brought this up in the real world with my friends and family as a fun topic for conversation. Thanks for writing it up!

Anything interesting come out of your discussion?

Nope, in both cases I was also watching over young kids, and those kids interrupted before the discussion could really go anywhere. But it's nice to have options!