a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by exadrid
exadrid  ·  1707 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

I really hope that this community can still bring me the news and good discussion that reddit has brought me for years, without the terrible comments that have been more and more popular recently.

raisin  ·  1707 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It used to be that I'd sit on Reddit all day, but I find myself less and less inclined to check it lately. It's the terrible comments and atmosphere, as well as the fact that now I'm simply finding myself staring at reposted content far too often for my liking. Then again, it's still great for certain things like smaller communities, and r/meirl still speaks to a deeper, darker part of my soul, so I don't think I'm ever going to abandon it completely.

Anyway, welcome, and enjoy your stay! What are some of the things that you'd be interested in discussing?

exadrid  ·  1707 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hopefully I will be able to move away from reddit also. I do like the better subreddits like /r/askhistorians and /r/askscience. Those are the topics I really like.

user-inactivated  ·  1707 days ago  ·  link  ·  

/r/space was a great place. It was full of smart people talking about everything from robotics to astronomy to physics. Then, they made it a default sub. When they did that, I deleted all my accounts and bailed. The last time I looked over there was about a month ago, and man, it was sad. memes, low value content, re-posted images, and more importantly in my eyes, not nearly as many comments as before. And the comments they did have were all what I consider low value. Post like "repost!" and jokes and memes in response.

I've got a few friends who are still active on Reddit, and when I look over their shoulders to see what is going on, I'm not impressed. Reddit went through a serious demographic shift right after the Digg Migration, where the site got popular way to fast to absorb the new people into the culture. This is when "Le Reddit army" became a thing everywhere.

The only place I really 'internet' any more is here, slashdot (and that place is a whole post in itself) and a big astronomy forum site. That is about it. And I used to drop 30+ hours there... now I go there once a few months if that.

thenewgreen  ·  1707 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Welcome! Let me know if you have any questions about Hubski. The primer page is a good place to start regarding what makes Hubski different:


Enjoy your time here