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comment by RyanXM
RyanXM  ·  1966 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.

user-inactivated  ·  1966 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I've been lurking for a week and I've only been a member for a day, so I'm pacing my posts so I don't annoy other people on here with my presence. I kind of want to comment on a few stories here and there though, to get some conversations going. However, I'm not too keen on accidentally stepping on any toes either, so I'd rather just err on the side of caution for now.

mk  ·  1966 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Don't worry about stepping on toes. Many of us know each other well, but there aren't limited seats at this table.

kleinbl00  ·  1966 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And ZOMG you snuck "ignore new users for 48 hours" into the preferences.

mk  ·  1966 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Technically, it is "filter users less than 2 days old". :)