So, I was pretty thrilled when mk implemented my suggestion earlier today and added the "unshared" page to the sidebar. I've been using it to find new content off and on all day. However, I just checked it a little bit ago and noticed this thread. Notice the tag - #hubskiblowsnow - how very witty.
- title say it all, I don't want to use reddit and I thought hubski was a good alternative but now it's lost its functionality. With the changesI might as well find users on tumbler to follow.
- I don't expect this to be seen because I have 1 follower, and that's the problem.
Well, obviously he didn't consider the "unshared" page - I found it, didn't I? Then I noticed that quite a few other people had found the thread, too. Saydrah, theZproject, ecib, verables, harryjames and panadol all felt the need to leave a comment in that thread, but no one wanted to share it, of course - so it's still sitting there in the unshared queue, waiting for more people to stumble upon it.
I wouldn't consider the OP of this particular thread to be a troll, just more noise than signal. However, what happens when the userbase is several times larger than it is now, and the "good" posts are rapidly snatched from the unshared queue even faster than they are now? Is it destined to become a haven for trolls and malcontents seeking attention?
I don't know the solution to this problem, or even if one exists, I just felt like talking about it. What do you think?