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steve  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

    pabs is gone

    spoons is gone

you just freaked me out. I had to go check... though they may not have posted in a while, nowaypablo and coffeesp00ns are still here.

coffeesp00ns  ·  91 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Idunno what happened to make me stop coming around. I think it was just a very stressful time to be a trans person online. I use social media a lot differently than I used to now - I spend more time on things like discord and twitter, and less time on places like reddit.

Since this is the second time I've been brought up her in the past few months, I figure I'll give the ol' gal another try, and see what's up on hubski these days.

kleinbl00  ·  91 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I for one consider your perspective to be incredibly valuable.

steve  ·  91 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I miss your voice. Sorry for your stressful time. I think we’ve all been there and can commiserate. If you can make time for Hubski - awesome. If not - I totally get it.

I’ve waxed and waned a lot in the last three years.

lil  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’m having a stressful time right now and will post soon about it.

steve  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So many hugs lil

Quatrarius  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

i know it's the nature of the site to pop in and out but when "popping in and out" means posting once in the last 3 years like spoons or even just looong gaps between spurts of activity like pabs i don't think it's helpful to call people still here

i haven't talked to either of them in a very long time

thenewgreen  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

100%. It’s magical thinking to be coding up massive changes to a site that isn’t actively attracting new users. I’d much rather see time and energy go towards recruiting awesome people to the site. I used to check Hubski every single day at least a dozen times. Now I check once Every other day. Because I know I’m not missing anything. That’s fine. But I don’t think the site is suffering from functionality but rather a lack of people.

Also, fwiw. I too miss ‘spoons and pabs. I still occasionally post to #songsforpabs in the hopes that I am sharing music with my old pal.

nowaypablo  ·  91 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Too often I take those posts to #songsforpabs for granted tng. So... Thank you.

kleinbl00  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think you're a hell of a sport for assuming the mantle of musical neophyte for people to throw suggestions at.

nowaypablo  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I resent your sarcasm for I benefit wonderfully from this mantle.

kleinbl00  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Absolutely zero sarcasm. My point was "hey guise here's a song I think you would like" is done under the aegis of "hey dude who asked about music in 2012 we're still using you as our exemplar."

nowaypablo  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hahaha gotcha, I'm always here for it.

thenewgreen  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Speak for yourself, I’m literally thinking “nowaypablo,” might specifically dig this. But point taken.

kleinbl00  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·  

To be clear: I think it's hilarious. There's a certain element of "hey olds" that then becomes culture.

thenewgreen  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, it was definitely started in the spirit of, “I’m gonna show this cool, much younger person, some music they’ve likely never heard.”

thenewgreen  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·  

kleinbl00, I remember when I originally posted with it cgod pointed out that it read, “songs for punk ass bitches.” This adds to the lore.

nowaypablo  ·  91 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey friendos, I’m here (thanks steve!) in my own capacity. I actually check hubski instinctively on a daily basis, like I would reddit or facebook. I haven’t heard from galen in a moment though, but I know he’s kicking ass in school abroad last I heard, and I’m rooting for him.

I check Hubski like I’d pop into a room to check on a group of people:

“Hey, yall doing alright? you need anything? Cool, have fun.”

Im active in spurts because its only every once in a while that I have to bring someone a glass of water, so to speak. Or, I’m having the kind of day where I need to take a knee and see what’s going on outside of my head; I pop over to a room where I can rely on many users doing their best to be their version of a good person.

There was a time when I was posting, sharing and commenting all day long (sometimes on alias accounts) and was always given a healthy combo-dose of guidance and encouragement. I just don’t have the luxury to commit to that right now, but I highly doubt the site is at any a loss if some of the hubsquids in my “peer group” dont saturate the feed.

edit: since I’m already in this thread and have yet to be muted by our benevolent developer megamind, I think no magnitude of algorithmic glory and website-design strategy will accomplish the key task of growth in numbers, or depth of field (both vertically in value of content/users and horizontally in range of content/users). Good marketing and good luck will do that as you likely just have to knock enough heads against the site to stick ones that are tensile enough to hold on. All your vision for a philosophically and mechanically perfect site does accomplish has already long been achieved on Hubski... a kick-ass site full of meaningful content that people love. If you’re feeling doldrums, slap a decent throwback-to-quality-content mechanism on this site and indulge in the insane amount of valuable thought people put on this platform.

galen  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hello! I am still alive! Gonna post in Pubski in a bit, come say hi! Missed y'all too.

steve  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

tis true... tis true...