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RyanXM  ·  1967 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit changes community guideliness, bans subreddits.

I agree wholeheartedly. I enjoy having conversations and being able to discuss topics rather than have them devolve into memes or one liners. This is something I see that Hubski excels at. However, from an outsider, and in particular a potential new user, they are going to see the front page (for lack of a better term) as scarce. This is one of the top ones up there and it only has mid-twenties for comments. In fact, it is the only one that has more than 5 comments.

I am not saying it is a bad thing that topics have smaller and more personal conversations, but I am not saying it's a good thing either. Right now I think it only attracts users that want to have a conversation, but that's about it. I guess it is a bit of the chicken and the egg scenario.

RyanXM  ·  1967 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit changes community guideliness, bans subreddits.

I am definitely one of those users, or close enough that it doesn't matter. I found Reddit towards the end of college so my subs migrated quite quickly from the defaults, at the time, to smaller and smaller subs. I hadn't seen it much before, but from my few years I have seen small subs I've enjoyed turned to cesspools more often then not. As time goes one more people will jump ship to alternatives, like Hubski.

However, the biggest issue with switching to any alternative is the breath they have. Reddit having such a huge userbase allows me to find the niche subreddits that are interesting to me, but places like Hubski I find somewhat barren in that regard. It feels like the only discussion you can find are in the global feeds. Maybe that has changed though, since the last time I looked here.

All I know is I have to take a look around and see how Hubski has changed since last I looked around.

RyanXM  ·  2322 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Drink Club--Monday, June 30, 10:30 pm EDT

Personally I use irc.freenode.net, whether or not you guys want to go to a different network or not.

RyanXM  ·  2322 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any motorcycle fans?

That's what most people have been saying. Its a 2003 with 11k miles and he is asking $2600 for it. Overall it looks like it is in great shape.

RyanXM  ·  2322 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any motorcycle fans?

I am actually just starting out, going to take the MSF this weekend and I am talking to a guy that is selling his SV650. So hopefully I'll be able to get out there!

RyanXM  ·  2322 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Drink Club--Monday, June 30, 10:30 pm EDT

It seems that the irc network was misstyped, or is down. Is irc.64chan.org correct?