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AnSionnachRua  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New to Hubski? Old to Hubski? Can't post? Come on in, let's discuss.

"Let's discuss!" Eight shares, one comment, hahaha.

I haven't promoted anyone yet, but I think mk's right in that it probably wouldn't take much for me to do so. Even just a friendly comment from a new user - enough to know they're not a spam bot, really - would get a promotion from me. I can't remember what the limits are, though - how many people can you promote, again?

Also, unless someone actually says they're knew, it's unlikely one would even think to promote them. Would it be possible/wise for new users to have some sort of flair perhaps invisible to themselves? I was going to say a different colour username but that would conflict with the follow dynamic. Anyway, it's probably unnecessary.

Anyway, global was a nightmare before the new system.




cgod  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've noticed persons "promote" option without them saying they are new before. If it were a different color it might help.

kantos  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree with everything written in the '#spam' post, though I'd like to revisit the last line here since it's more to the point of this discussion.

    I think promotion should he used to include people who have shown they are outstanding community members. Regular old community members can get in the door with a minimal amount of conversational engagement.

The intent of this discussion (at least, how I'd like to view it) boils down to the retention rate of new users post-promotion implementation. Outstanding community members of late, to me have arisen from their own posts, sometimes taking 5 posts or more until interest (shares) come. That is, once they've gotten comfortable with the community. I would be surprised if that was after they've completed a full spoke.

thenewgreen  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think a different color would be functional.

kantos  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm a bit confused with this idea. Would it not make more sense to merely disable the promotion option for those accounts that were created before the date of implementation? That way if the account has option to promote, they are strictly (relatively) new.

thenewgreen  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

mk - what do you think?

mk  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hm. What color?

thenewgreen  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

New = green, right?

kleinbl00  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I so don't trust mk's color choices. And besides, people who follow you are already green.

Just let me build my own stylesheet, fer chrissake. Let me pick colors and fonts and background and we'll call it a day.

cgod  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I thought it would just color the promote link, not their name.

kantos  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yellow is a good in-between for the existing green and blue (given the color wheel).

Also, serves as a 'warning' sign to those in dark mode. /s

kleinbl00  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

aka asphalt and chewing gum mode

kantos  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Asphalt and chewing gum is a small price to pay for the brighter alternatives.

kleinbl00  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And we kid a lot but clearly, stylesheets are deeply personal.

kantos  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agreed. What I'd give for a d20 dark mode...

Devac  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Would something like this:

work for you guys? I'm open for taking input and critique. This is just a quick and dirty modification of the dark theme.

kleinbl00

kleinbl00  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Devac  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, it wouldn't be the first time when I attempt to do something against my better judgement.

kantos  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That alongside the font used for d20 is how I imagined it. Not sure if you use dark by default, yet the fonts, spacings and palettes as you know differ.

On the side of kb, pretty sure he thinks dark mode is dirty enough, if ya smell what I'm farting.

Devac  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do use dark, it's on the second screenshot. ;)

The customisation bit isn't out of the question, though. An extension like Stylish allows you to choose the details like fonts from a menu (and I think that there's a convenient spectrum to pick the colours so that you don't have to speak hexadecimal to set them). I can try and cook something like that and post it on the Userstyles page later this week.

    On the side of kb, pretty sure he thinks dark mode is dirty enough, if ya smell what I'm farting.

I'll get back to you.

cgod  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cool.

kantos  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Even just a friendly comment from a new user - enough to know they're not a spam bot, really - would get a promotion from me. I can't remember what the limits are, though - how many people can you promote, again?

That's essentially my rule as thumb, alongside some personal grammar peeves.

This was thrown around, but I've promoted a couple in one day.

https://hubski.com/pub/218639#h386361

Just scroll through there from time to time since that's seemingly the only place for reliable new traffic. Looking into their profile is how I've gone so far. Also, there are people who have been on Hubski more than a year, yet haven't reached a full spoke yet - meaning they can't post. Sometimes it's worth looking.

user-inactivated  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

mk: I have no idea where the extra height comes from.

Looked through the page with Google Developer thing: none of the elements increase height but <body> itself, for no apparent reason. Might be due to the <iframe>, but that would be your guess.

Also, I'm stealing the tip of increasing font weight on lower-width devices.