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keifermiller  ·  310 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On #Spam

    It would be like saying that thenewgreen spams Hubski with (or shills for) the Forever Labs. We all know it's not the case.

Ah! But that is because we have context! We've formed relationships with each other.

If you don't connect the user accounts to the people, it does kinda look like HEY GUYS, CHECK OUT $BLANK:

- Biotech business

- Album Releases

- Literary Journal

- Travel Blog

- Artworks

- Tailoring

- Guinness World Record


Everyone on here has something interesting that could be monetized by views if they wished. And that's not bad.

Devac  ·  310 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a good point and don't get me wrong: the more of this will be easily accessible to people, the better. However, every bit here is plastered with requests to people to read:

- primer,

- FAQ,

- project statement,

- tutorial

and, to top it off, there's a repeated plea for people to just go around and have a look. Get to know the place and people. If a newbie ignores everything that's already laid down for him/her like that, then that's on them. I usually try to help and will continue giving tips or answering questions. Especially if I can see someone who's clueless (and I'm not going to lie, I was like that myself) and showing potential, but there's a big part of me which sees too much hand-holding as detrimental. There's always this thread:

for people to ask questions or get guidance. There's also a brute-force approach when you go to the people tab and read a bunch of their recent posts. That's how I started following a lot of you guys. There are many options, let people fuck around and make mistakes. I don't think that there are problems that can't be talked over or amended at a later date.

I don't know if I'm making a (good) point but it's at least a sketch of my attitude.