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mk  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: You must be this thoughtful to post to Hubski


Also, thanks to katakowsj for the inspiration.

gotosaladdotcom  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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Also, please badge me and me me a hubskier. I promise, I'll be good.

mk  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks, thenewgreen.

thenewgreen  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure, just wanted to test this out. I wonder, is there a better word than "promote?" Can anyone think of one?

dublinben  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like "vouch." It's used on Hacker News for a similar feature.

mk  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Vouch isn't bad, especially if there is tracking of who is granting the hubwheels. There isn't currently.

dublinben  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If it's just another line in the database, it can't hurt to keep track of. It may come in handy with anti-spam efforts if this ever becomes a problem.

kantos  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Celebrate, sponsor, highlight?

Also, promoting is a way for those without badges to 'unlock' other accounts? As in, once you have an unlocked account, you can promote any newcomers without restriction?

mk  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, that's the case. However, I think we are going to limit to once per day for each user.

katakowsj  ·  458 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Vouch and Sponsor? They seem effective to me,, but are the connotations correct? Are we creating a new-age Fremasonry or The Loyal Order of Water Buffalo? (For those Flintstones fans).

To me "highlight" seems closer, not there yet, but is there a way to communicate "This account has demonstrated they are here to add more than they take, or not spam the crap out of us all?"

kantos  ·  458 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Of the connotations that can be relayed, I found 'highlight' as the least personable. To escape from guessing intentions in diction, I'm more a fan of 'circledot' or 'wheel' or 'some hubski-esque word without meaning'. Keeps it central to the site and no room for interpretation.... you just circledot them, take know?

EDIT: This sound weird, but the more I think about it, why not 'orange'? That's what we all see as our own posts/comments.

rd95  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Quick question. Will a badge always fill up a hub wheel now? If so, that'll lead to a badge overflow in no time.

mk  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, just the first one. After that it's just the normal little boost.

katakowsj  ·  458 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...and thank you for the shout-out bro.