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Herunar  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

This place really seems like quite a quaint and small little community full of some really nice people. Reddit I think just got a bit too hectic for me - it seemed every other day was some great conspiracy or outcry, and overall the community seemed quite rabid. It would be nice to be part of something a little more serene, I guess!

kgb_operative  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm still really active in the metasphere over on reddit, but I think you're right that it has lost its sense of community as it grew.

thenewgreen  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Many users on Hubski spend time on reddit still. Hubski scratches a different itch for most of us though. Like Herunar mentioned, it's smaller and less fast paced. I would say that "quaint" is probably a good description. The truth of the matter is, most of you that are here today, will not be here in 5 days, let alone 20. I think it takes about 20 days to really get hubski. By that time, you'll have much of the functionality down, you'll know some of the more prominent community members, you'll have the tags you like followed and you'll be actively participating in discussions beyond "why I left reddit." But most people don't make it to 20. Hubski expects more from it's community than other sites. Hubski is not fast-food.

Welcome! I hope both of you (and anyone else reading this) make it to 20.

kgb_operative  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is there an API exposed for apps yet? The site is fine enough on mobile, but it'd be nice to have a native app.

This definitely looks like it's gonna solve that itch I've been having for real conversations online, tho. :)

andante  ·  1833 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like the fast-food analogy. It's fun to dip in and see the meme-of-the-day or trending photos, but for the long haul it's nice to be able to have a more reasoned pace.

thenewgreen  ·  1833 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks, I'm glad it was well received. Don't get me wrong, I love a good meme from time to time, a funny pic etc. but there are no shortage of places to find that online already. Man can't exist on jalapeƱo poppers alone! -Well, I actually could, but it's nice to have a balance in life.

Happy 4th and welcome to Hubski!

bumfologist  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree. I feel like more personal connections will be able to be made with hubski. You are right, on Reddit there was far too much internal drama. It detracted from the actual content.

I've been on hubski for a day so far and I like it. Hopefully, I'll end up staying.

user-inactivated  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey bro. Just saw your comment in my chatter feed. Welcome to Hubski!

raisin  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I also saw your comment through the chatter feed. Coincidences, eh?

user-inactivated  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not gonna lie, it's my favorite tool on this site. I check it more often than I do Global or my Personal Feed.

bumfologist  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you!

junkysam  ·  1832 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree. Comment sections on reddit always seem to break down into the cynical and sarcastic variety with very little actual conversation, especially when there is internal drama. I really like this sites ideas with user wheel and badge over the karma and gold of reddit. Hopefully I am able to grow to love this site as I used to with reddit.

Hush  ·  1829 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I definitely agree with you: very little actual discussion! I much prefer the comment section on Hubski, although I suppose I have only started to scratch the surface of it.