Many of you reading this post today will have come from Reddit.
If you are looking for thoughtful conversation, you have found the right place. That is and will remain to be our goal.
Many of you might be looking for a Reddit replacement. For some of you, Hubski will serve that purpose reasonably well. For some of you, Hubski will not work well as a replacement for Reddit.
I started Hubski about five years ago with the goal of creating a place where quality discussion could thrive. Three others (thenewgreen, insomniasexx, and forwardslash) are now part of team Hubski. Together, and with a lot of help from the Hubski community, we have come pretty close to achieving that goal.
Like most things worthwhile, Hubski takes some getting used to. It will take some time to discover all of the functionality, and to get a feel for how the site works. Feel free to ask us and community for tips and clarification.
If you are looking for a place to create or participate in a community like /r/fatpeoplehate, you won’t like Hubski. We want to host content that is worthy of thoughtful discussion. For that reason, we may remove content that only serves for titillation. We have always been clear on that, and we don’t want to pull a bait and switch on any one. That is not a cool thing to do.
Every community site must decide what kind of content they want to host, and they should be clear about it. Our litmus test for content is this:
If the content can be considered to be a topic for thoughtful discussion by a reasonable person, it should stay on Hubski.
Of course, the application of that measure can be debated, but it is up to you to determine if we do a good job at it. If you think we aren’t doing a good job, let us know.
Our servers are under a lot of strain right now, so the site is slower than normal. We are actively working on it.
Welcome to Hubski.