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mk  ·  2332 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Tags: a bit less personal

Part of that last update was an effort in that direction. I'm definitely a fan of pull-based curation; however, we didn't find much evidence that people were looking to use it. Presentation is an issue too. insomniasexx has been working on a redesign, and in it she has a follow icon, which reveals a drop down list of things that can be followed. But, even then, things get pretty complex with such a schematic. Consider if I make a post linking to space.com, tagged #space and #mars:

And that doesn't include a community tag.

There is also the issue that some people like to use personal tags for specific content. That is, I might want to use the tag #music.mk specifically for music that I want other people to hear, but not for articles that relate to music or the music industry. Of course, I could make #musicilike.mk. But, I think personal tags are more likely to be followed when they aren't created for every post, as they then suggest that the author is doing something with special intent.

caelum19  ·  2331 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think the only time people will want something as specific as mk.space is when someone is compiling a list or like you said when you want to refer someone only to the posts you have about space.

I also prefer we keep the interface simple and uncluttered, so maybe it would be nice to be able to do filtering with URLs for example

hubski.com/?tag=[music, space]user=[mk, caelum19,eightbitsamurai]

or if you don't like my taste in music hubski.com/?tag=[music!(caelum19), space]user=[mk, caelum19,eightbitsamurai]

or if you only like eightbitsamurai's taste in music hubski.com/?tag=[music.eightbitsamurai, space]user=[mk, caelum19,eightbitsamurai]

mk  ·  2331 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can build some URL filters, but we don't currently have an 'or' option for variables:

Here are all posts tagged with #music posted by ecib and shared by myself:


Here are all posts tagged with #bitcoin that I replied to that have more than two shares:


This is all the #music posts that 8bit has shared:


caelum19  ·  2331 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh cool, didn't know that. Out of curiosity are these indexed?

mk  ·  2331 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No. :) We should probably add them to the primer page at the very least. Here's what we have:

  time shares over under author replied voteby shareby type
user-inactivated  ·  2331 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For design, I could see something like this in the upper right where the follow links are:

  follow @user | follow #tag1 | follow #tag2 | follow .domain | + more
With more being one of the cool popups with:

Would definitely be less crowded with only one tag, but this would be mainly the same as it is now but with a "more" button. But, I will definitely concede that it would be a waste to implement if it weren't going to be used.

edit: I also completely agree with caelum19. A nice query string structure would be super nice to have, and I think it'd go well with more specific following options.