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zebra2  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

With all the new users, how about we try rekindling some of the old community clubs? I've considered restarting #scificlub more than once. Seems like a great time to gather new participants.

randomuser  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Im game for the sci-fi club idea.

thenewgreen  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm in. That said, what kb said below isn't wrong:

camarillobrillo  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I optimistically disagree. Most are rebelling to Voat. I think a lot of the new users are looking for exactly what mk laid out.

No groupthink. No tired pun threads. Real discussions. I love Reddit for the educational discussions and when I first found Hubski I felt like a kid on Christmas morning.

I'm saying people that came here instead of Voat made a conscious decision to push back the dark and I doubt the majority of them will abandon the opportunity.

My glass is half full though. It's been a wild month.

raisin  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just registered. Been on Voat for some time, but I'm afraid it's just going to be overrun by r/fatpeoplehate at this point. What are some of the advantages at Hubski?

camarillobrillo  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Less noise. More substance. No pressure.

I mostly lurk here. There are some really intelligent people floating around and I find it better to listen. But if I do have an opinion on something I am free to say it without fear of insult. There is no hate here. I post what I love and if someone loves it too they share with others. No karma hangs in the balance. No bullshit need apply.

You are your own moderator and your experience is yours and yours alone.

raisin  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The hate part is really important to me at this point. I am concerned about Voat turning into an echo chamber of hatred towards fat people for the sake of hatred. It sickens me.

I hope that I can figure out how to use Hubski in the morning. It seems quite a bit different. I'm excited (:

Last question-what is the user count here so far?

camarillobrillo  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ButterflyEffect  ·  1412 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That was a totally made up number, for the record.

OftenBen  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm on IRC right now, will be for another hour or so.

Kafke  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I found that after a short while of being here on hubski, I had sort of forgot about it. I mentioned this a few times, but the people here aren't really into the same kind of stuff I am, which really makes for a weird environment.

Voat just feels like "reddit without all the people/stuff", which is why I assume most people are drawn to it. Hubski's a different kind of site altogether, and is certainly better quality, provided you can get along with the people here. Those without any sort of shared interests will probably forget about the site quickly.

Perhaps I should start posting some stuff :P. I've never really been a large contributor to social sites, since I didn't really have any motivation or reason to (my point was to read content, not share it :P).

Though perhaps this new batch will be different and stick around and contribute.

crafty  ·  1412 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I came to hubski from a previous reddit drama wave (I don't even remember what it was about), jeez, over a year ago now. It was, a more... strident diaspora, as kleinbl00 so politely put it. This site is quite different from reddit, which solves some of its problems, but creates other ones in the process. I tend to just keep hubski on my bookmark bar and check in periodically, especially if something interesting is going on. Generally speaking, the community is rather insular and discussions tend to be muted, but I think that's just the natural consequence of a sociable, get-to-know-people kind of atmosphere. For shy people, it's a bit of a challenge to become active, and people interested in niche or controversial happenings will probably struggle to find much content and discussion; at least I know I have.

I've also been lurking around voat for the past couple months, and it feels like modded-reddit, a couple different features, a few different policies, and surprisingly active on certain subvoats. Ultimately, I've been browsing reddit less and less for about two years now, but there are still a handful of mediocre communities that I still read and participate in. Anything related to /r/all or the defaults are pretty much trash at this point. Facebook had a similar arc for me, I was quite active starting in 2005, then just tapering off between 2007-2009.

tutter  ·  1413 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've just signed up here, and so far I'm really enjoying what I see. I really hope to make this site a regular for me.

thenewgreen  ·  1412 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thats great to hear tutter!