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comment by keifermiller
keifermiller  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New to Hubski? Old to Hubski? Can't post? Come on in, let's discuss.

    Are you still confused with any form of the system

From a mechanical standpoint, +promote is working:

- Multiple people are promoting new users

- Global is free of spam

- Spam has shifted to Chatter, where it is quickly stamped out

well done mk!

    or culture?

Which looks to be the source of friction. We do have a culture, and it is different from reddit. The different scales of the user bases pretty much force that.

    hell that's the whole point of the #newtohubski tag

Getting everyone to post to #newtohubski as their first post would be neat. Might set the tone a bit for future interactions. Also a pipe dream without forcing people to do it.

kleinbl00  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm cool with forcing people to do it.

I'm on a torrent site that, when you don't log in for too long, requires you to post a video of yourself doing the dougie. Holding people to one new tag for one new post isn't against the Geneva Convention.

I think I've promoted 2-3 people.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·  

People do far better at a task when they understand why they're doing it. That's the reason I won't vote for forcing people to post to #newtohubski.

I would, however, vote for making primer the next step after finishing registration and including a paragraph or two about what to do next. Hubski isn't exactly common-sense for the tone set by an average Internet discussion. A bit of guidance can go a long way towards inclusion.

Speaking of the primer: mk, the primer text runs out unexpectedly at this line:

    You can view all posts using the global feed. Exceptional content can be found under

Doesn't seem planned.

mk  ·  341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks. Will rectify.