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comment by zonk
zonk  ·  2328 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

Good job on the introduction tips! I joined two years ago and I wish something like that has been there.. I just remember some Hubski veterans were grumpy when the Reddit wave arrived, so I was welcomed with a lot more negativity, so good job! :)

The thing which I always try to explain to redditors on reddit when they mention hubski, is, that it's way more personal than reddit and many new people will underestimate that. I think a good analogy for Hubski is a table in a bar where 10-20 people are sitting and having a chat. And you just entered that pub. In real life, you wouldn't just join the table and be like: HEY GUYS, LOOK AT MY CAT! And once you join the table, you will realise that many people on that table have personal connections and at the beginning there will be a lot of stuff you don't get. But after a while of listening to the stories and getting to learn the characters of the people, the 'bar visitors' will welcome you to join their group of regulars to share your story and ideas. This is what describes my experience as a redditor the best. I hope it'll help some people to understand this place a bit better :)

elizabeth  ·  2328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's an analogy used pretty often here, you're spot on! And it s true that there have been less friendly reactions to the reddit influxes before because of how the site mechanics worked. There has been some tweeks and now people can chose to ignore the newskis for 48h until everything settles down to normal and participate in the usual content instead. I actually like the influxes, explaining the site and welcoming new users but i can see how some people might find it disruptive.

Everybody that came over seem really cool, welcome :)

kleinbl00  ·  2328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There have also been some extraordinarily strident influxes.

elizabeth  ·  2328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It depends a lot on where on reddit Hubski is linked, but I think we also got a lot better at managing the influxes in general.