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nowaypablo  ·  1339 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Welcome post and badges for all

Gotta disagree with the auto-follow badge setting. It'd be more fair to expose the user to content they'd see anyway at first, with the option to see what other people have badged. A badged post is badged subjectively, sometimes ironically, often due to personal sentiment. Imagine if everything that got badged on reddit came up on r/All. New users would be far more confused as to what the site holds, than they already might be upon first look.

mk  ·  1339 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I understand what you mean, but it's a tough one. We tried suggesting users to follow on sign up, but it introduces a lot of bias and centralizes the following. Until now, we just have an empty feed and suggested they peruse global, but you'd be surprised how every point of friction can keep an otherwise good user from figuring out what the site is all about. Once someone follows a user or tag, the badged part of their feed is greatly reduced, yet we think it currently represents a good place to start.

It might not play out that way of course, but we really feel like there was room for improvement in the sign up flow.