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fdsa  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just got here from Reddit

Fellow ex-redditor here. Also scared away by the sudden influx of nationalism and xenophobia. No idea what the hell I should follow and stuff.




user-inactivated  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    No idea what the hell I should follow and stuff.

What are you interested in?

fdsa  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Computer stuff, linux, programming, etc.

I've managed to figure out how to view and follow tags. Seems sorta round about that I have to search the tag, click any post in that tag, and then click follow.

But now i'm just looking for tags/people to follow.

mk  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Definitely share feedback if you have any ideas how people can more easily ease into the site. Fresh perspectives help.

You might want to follow #devski. It tracks some of our development. #blog.hubski has our general updates.

Btw, when entering a tag on a post, if you put an @ after the tag, it personalizes it. That is, if I add art@, it becomes #art.mk, a tag that only I can use.

Oh, finally you have style options on the settings page in your profile. Dark is the second most popular.

lil  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Promote spring, not dark. It's fresh, young, hopeful -- but most important of all: it's green. Do it for the planet.

b_b  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Actually dark is best for the planet, as it uses less energy. Check out blackle.com. They're dark themed Google, and they claim to save energy on every search, although I have no idea if that is true in the total accounting.

user-inactivated  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you checked out this page yet? It has the majority of the more commonly used tags, making things easier to find. Also, I've found that following users who have interests that might interest me seems to be infinitely more worthwhile to my feed than following individual tags. Though, to be fair, this site is so slow that I can keep up to date with what's being posted just by reloading global every few hours.

fdsa  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

yea I noticed it was sorta slow around here. Thats not necessarily bad though, on reddit if you comment the next day people treat you like a crazy person.

i've been wandering around looking for more technology stuff. Not a whole lof ot *nix bros or bash or python going on from the looks of things. Theres always hackernews for such things though.

tehstone  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm a dev by education and by trade, but I usually rely on hackernews and a plethora of subreddits for that sort of stuff. There's definitely not a whole lot of it here, and I don't think I'll ever feel knowledgeable enough about it to comment much. Major impostor syndrome.

Anyway, welcome! Hope you like it here. It's definitely a different place than reddit, and most of us hope it stays that way.

fdsa  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

>'m a dev by education and by trade

Followed! I like the whole tags thing way more, and following people does seem like an interesting way to find things I wouldn't know about other wise.

steve  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    following people does seem like an interesting way to find things I wouldn't know about other wise.

This is one of hubski's really positive traits in my opinion. For example - I know rd95 is a car guy. If I followed #cars, I would see all kinds of cool posts from him. But HOLY HELL this guy posts a ton of interesting other stuff like this:

and this! I mean seriously - this!

I just had to look at my profile - I only follow 24 tags... I follow 90 people. Your mileage may vary, but for me, the number one feature I enjoy most about hubski (can I even call it a feature?) is that by following people, I get to know people. You get this more rounded view of people. thenewgreen isn't just some guy who is in to music because I see his posts on #music. He happens to be a top tier salesman which I know because I follow HIM - not just some aspect of him.

lil isn't just some poet via #poetry. She's an amazing powerhouse of a woman who I find hilarious and edgy.

On the flipside - maybe I find someone to be a real jerkface.... but damn if they don't post interesting things to some other random tag. I can follow that tag and leave the rest of them behind.

Anyway - enough of my ramblings. Welcome. I'm following you now, so post some interesting stuff! I look forward to getting to know you.

(one last ramble - don't be offended if some day I stop following you. It happens. Once, TNG unfollowed everyone just to shake things up and get a new feed).

coffeesp00ns  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm the total opposite, actually. I follow #tags, not people, for the most part. I only follow people if they have had consistently great content and comments, and I've interacted with them a bunch.

I should still probably follow more people.

steve  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's another major strength of ye Olde hubski: we each have control of our environment.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it's true! I just followed a new tag.

user-inactivated  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aww. Shucks. ::blushes::

lil  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

omg tehstone - I'm supposed to do a workshop on unmasking the imposter syndrome... and there you go using it... I'll pm you later to unpack this:

    I don't think I'll ever feel knowledgeable enough about it to comment much.
coffeesp00ns  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd say I qualify for impostor syndrome, but I don't think I'm good enough.

tehstone  ·  1040 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Impostor syndrome is something I actually DO feel knowledgeable enough to comment on.

user-inactivated  ·  1041 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    yea I noticed it was sorta slow around here. Thats not necessarily bad though, on reddit if you comment the next day people treat you like a crazy person.

Shoot, on here you can revive post on threads that are a week old and they'll come back to life. Heck, it's not too uncommon to see people reference threads that are literally years old. It's actually a lot of fun to see what people can dig up.

    i've been wandering around looking for more technology stuff. Not a whole lof ot *nix bros or bash or python going on from the looks of things. Theres always hackernews for such things though.

Actually, a lot of people on here talk computers and coding. If you scrounge around old threads a bit, you can easily pick out who they are. That said, post some stuff you find interesting on here. It'll probably bring some of them out of the woodwork and might attract more people to the subject.