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rd95  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on the site’s redesign, coming in Q1 2018

It takes effort to comment on Reddit. But not that much effort. It takes effort to find cool sub-Reddits that appeal to you. But not that much effort.

A little while ago, they had a thing called "Front Page" or something like that which was basically Reddit curated content without the Reddit features such as submitting, commenting, etc. I don't know how that turned out, but seeing as how I never see it mentioned anywhere, I don't think it was that successful. Makes me wonder if this redesign will have a similar impact, that is, near none.

mk  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I remember that site.

I think the difference will have to do with the default. I imagine it will be card view, and that residents won't like it. They can select classic, but it's the new folk coming in that like card view that might be their undoing.

rd95  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    They can select classic, but it's the new folk coming in that like card view that might be their undoing.

It feels like now that the internet is so large, The Eternal September is a concept that can be applied to individual websites. Instead of a television series jumping the shark, a website experiences it's own ES event.

AnSionnachRua  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I remember when it happened here on Hubski back in 2014.

Odder  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did it? I haven't noticed that much of a difference tbh. Seems more like every time some reddit drama happens, someone mentions hubski, we get an influx of users, 95% of whom leave after a week because this isn't much like reddit, and then it's all back to normal.

snoodog  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hubski probably has a worse user retention then Reddit. At first glance it looked totally dead when I ended up here.

mk  ·  97 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We shed users, but keep the interesting people.

my002  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How do you know that the people you shed aren't interesting?

mk  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We don't. But the ones that stay are.

Odder  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Both of those are features, not bugs, imo. We probably lose a few potentially interesting people because the site looks dead but the people who stick around tend to mix with the existing community pretty well.

AnSionnachRua  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Na I'm just horsing around. Every once in a while we have an Intermittent April rather than an Eternal September.

mk  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But ES was a term created for what happened to usenet.