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hubskier for: 4180 days

I am probably working on Hubski.

Send me a PM or post with the tag #bugski if you think something is broken.

I filter #thebeatles.

I do not agree with everything that I post. I hope you don't either.

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mk  ·  8 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is an unknown, extraordinarily ancient civilisation buried under eastern Turkey?

    1) tribes gather at regular intervals to party, trade, fuck, dance, settle feuds and otherwise maintain the stability of individual tribes within a larger network of tribal culture

    2) Tribal gatherings grow unwieldy enough that they require management and support year-round

    3) year-round management and support requires agriculture and taxes

    4) year-round managers grow pointy hair, lord themselves over the hunter-gatherers

    5) Hunter-gatherers decide they're sick of the pointy-haired managers, call off civilization, convene next year's party somewhere else

Burning Man.

mk  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's up with tech stocks?

Higher interest rates means companies need to make money instead of borrowing it. This reflects that new reality.

mk  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Home Lost - Ukraine in 360

Huh. What happened on submission?

mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 4, 2022

Maybe we should round robin and write each others bios. 😂

mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 4, 2022

Still works as a threshold for some functionality including adding new users.

mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 4, 2022

We have very few newbies coming in, and I doubt changing the signup in that way will reduce the numbers. In fact, I suspect it might have the opposite effect. Also, spam is a massive pain in the ass.

Just three regularly engaged users can have a significant impact on this place. Signaling from the outset that Hubski is clearly more interested in users than growth might be beneficial.

I can definitely tweak the rate at which a hubwheel is earned.

mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 4, 2022

And also with you.

One thing I like about Hubski is that the conversations aren't "me & anon". I have been thinking about that. I have no desire to make Hubski big or popular or to make money.

I am seriously considering closing the open signup process, and doing the following:

  1. If you want to join Hubski, write a small blurb about yourself. No identifying details, just your hobbies, favorite reads, what you'd like to discuss, etc.

  2. Hubskiers with a Hubwheel can see this feed of apps, and approve new users as they like.

Thoughts?

mk  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The dog caught the car. 70% of Americans don’t want this, and that’s including the old ones.

mk  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

SCOTUS got hacked by the GOP, so it functions like their base is the country.

Roe vs Wade benefited the GOP as a battle, but fucks them as a victory.

mk  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why do we need a Digital Euro?

Seeming a bit spammy here..

mk  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twitter set to accept Musk's original $43 bln offer

Agreed. However, I don't really care about Elon's "market manipulation" tweets. The SEC doesn't protect investors, they protect an industry. I don't think that's why he bought Twitter, anyway.

He's going to lose that "free speech absolutist" badge, though. I don't think he understands what is coming.

mk  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twitter set to accept Musk's original $43 bln offer

Trump says things and many people believe it. It's not like people are turning to him to be better informed on an issue.

mk  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twitter set to accept Musk's original $43 bln offer

Because 1) Twitter is a font of truth, 2) it is incredibly effective at spreading truth, and 3) our exposure to competing truths is anemic.