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MrSandman  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Obligatory Influx Opinions Post

I literally just joined this site. I've had it bookmarked for a while but haven't explored it, I can't remember if I found it on reddit or what.

For those of us who'd rather not fuck up this place, but want to take part it in, what are these "rules" and the general flow? I'm sure some of you vets who want to keep this place special would rather spread the stories than lose them.

I only really know the whole people-centric factor (which is awesome, because I never comment or anything on reddit due to my comment not even making a dent in anything).

_refugee_  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

- Things move slower here, and that's okay.

    Expansion on this point: For me the appeal of Reddit was originally I could hit the front page, cull the interesting links, refresh, and something new would be there. That's not what it's like here. Things will stay up top for a week usually. Also, similar to older forums, if you comment on something, that bumps it up again. I think this is because of...
- Remember that Hubski is based on discussion.

    For me, that means that when I feel tempted to make a one-off single sentence comment, I think twice about it. It means that there are times where I leave a flip comment, go back, and immediately edit it to expand on my point and provide more. I'm not saying that's what you have to do but I think if you remember when you are commenting that the point is not to be *funny* or to be *liked* but to talk to peple, to provide something other people can then respond to, it helps foster the whole point of this website.
- AskHubski is great, but go for the deeper things.

    I have seen a million posts several places on the web about, say, "great websites to learn things." Or "great things to do in your spare time." "Where are you from?" that's not a great question. Post questions that you're asking because you don't know what the answer is. Don't post questions because you want to share your own answer. That's just my experience and my angle, again, really do whatever you want to do, but poke around.
This is a great AskHubski. (We have a lot of writers.) So is this not to toot my own horn. Check out this one because I think talking about humor and why humor works is fun. I hope those are good examples.

- halfdood has a valid point and I like it. But don't be afraid, either.

- We like to read long things.

    #goodlongread is a great tag to follow. If you think about content, I think most of us would much rather read a 3-page long article about something than a one page or 1/2 page summation.
- (And this is just my personal opinion but...) I don't think we're keen on image posts. I know I'm not.

I'm sure there's more. That's just a start. I would say, if you are thinking about posting something, see if something similar is posted first. Someone put up a "What are you listening to?" thread last night and I was like, "Dude, we have a "What have you been listening to lately?" thread that comes up every week. It's very clear when you're just coming in and trying to get some sort of "groundbreaking" post off the ground - that may or may not have been his intent - try and stick around and see how it goes first.

We have a lot of writers and creators. thenewgreen has a podcast. humanodon and I like to write poetry and louderwords does too. We have a #hubskibookclub but I don't know how successful it is because I suck at it. We had a running story going on for a while where we all contributed...and when it finally kind of flopped, we had a thread where we talked about why.

Welcome to Hubski. Mostly, we talk a lot here. Sit down and open a beer.

humanodon  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Uh, #hubskibookclub is just me and flagamuffin at the moment. I'm gonna put up an announcement in a few days about 2666, future leadership, and recommendations on how select books and other junk. Goddamn 2666 . . .

_refugee_  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I stink. I'm stinky. Call me cheese.

Edit: humanodon I do think this influx means that we have the chance of actually having a Hubski meetup of more than two, whenever we decide we want to be crazy, split the distance, and drive like 3 hours to meet.

lil  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Where would that be? humanodon? Are you talking between NYC and Boston?

_refugee_  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Between DE and Boston. I try to keep my location undisclosed, god knows I share a lot of personal info on the hub as it is.

Edit: lil that was obviously supposed to be "location," I was on drunkski last night. Edited.

humanodon  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm an hour north of Boston, _refugee_ is somewhere in DE. I don't know DE too well though. NYC might be the best halfway point, but everything is so expensive there . . .

humanodon  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, that's true (about the second part, I don't know what you smell like). If there's enough people for one, that might be a real good time. I guess we'll have to see if any Northeast hubskiers emerge!

thenewgreen  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you for the nod to the #tngpodcast. Also, you should know that we are working on some ideas that will make the collaboration on things like stories etc much, much easier and fun. More to come....

_refugee_  ·  2816 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Looking forward to it!

halfdood  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not to sound rude, but I think the 4chan moto of "lurk more faggot" applies. If we stick around long enough we will figure it out.

MrSandman  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was so hurt when I read this because I forgot what it was in response to, haha. Fair point though.

halfdood  ·  2817 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude, so sorry. I hope you have a rocking day.