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rthomas6  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hello.

As opposed to how? Is it taboo to promote this place on sites like Reddit and Hacker News?

user-inactivated  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When people slowly trickle in, they get to know the culture of the place, they learn the people and personalities involved and can decide how or even if they want to fit in. When you get a nice slow steady growth curve, you maintain the site and build a community.

For an example of non-organic growth, look what happened to Voat. Voat was a right-wing Reddit clone with the exact same and feel as Reddit, but from a conservative circle-jerk versus the liberal/progressive/libertarian leanings of Reddit. Then last year the "fat people hate" and racists mostly bailed on reddit and overwhelmed Voat in about a month. The whole character of the site flipped a switch and is now not something I want to deal with.

rthomas6  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I definitely do not want something like this to happen to Hubski, but if it did, I wonder if the design of this site would limit the spread of damage? The global feed would be polluted, but would the community "web of trust" created through following people an tags would remain mostly untainted, because people can be filtered and so can domains.

On a related note, I feel that the design of Hubski encourages me to post exactly what interests me instead of some combination of a community voice and my voice like other communities do, because I know that I can be both followed and ignored on an individual level as people decide if they like what I post. It's freeing.

steve  ·  1278 days ago  ·  link  ·  


Hubski... A community web of trust

lil  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

steve and everyone else - I can't keep up. These slogans are coming hard and fast -- just the way we like it - but I missed a good one last week.

ANYONE can post a new slogan or sticker suggestion. Just add it in the comments. Note: the comments include some of the more ruder slogan suggestions, so don't let the kids see.

bfv  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    the comments include some of the more ruder slogan suggestions

"From each according to his abilities..."

steve  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh no! I wasn't really tagging them for you to do anything with them... I just thought you would enjoy them or find them funny. I intended no pressure.

lil  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Oh no! I wasn't really tagging them for you to do anything with them...
Oh equally no. I wasn't responding to accuse you of pressuring me!! I felt more saddened (at not being SuperWoman) than pressured. (if that's too hard to believe, just ignore the previous sentence)

I do find them funny, or "fund them funny" as you put it.

And they should ALL be archived, so my call was to everyone.

steve  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fund? Fund? I would NEVER have made such a grievous error!

(Or at least my ability to edit posts will cover it up. Only server admins and my conscience know about it now)

lil - you ARE super woman. There's just no hiding it any more!

user-inactivated  ·  1278 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The very first time I found Hubski, two groups of reddit trolls were dominating the front page, and I noped out. Six or so months later, I came back and forgot I had been here before, the trolls were gone, and people were talking about interesting things. I created this account and have been here ever since.

thenewgreen  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We've had a number of large influxes. It's nothing to be concerns about. It makes the place full of #askhubski and #newtohubski posts for a week or so and then those that aren't a good fit tend to dissipate and then we are left with those that like it here. It works well actually.

Voat wanted everyone. No matter of their disposition. During the last big migration we made this post:

Not exactly the thing you do to attract everyone and anyone. Big difference between Hubski and Voat. There's no doubt that they have a larger community than we do but we are not about how many people, we are about the quality of those people.

user-inactivated  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

900ish days ago I was one of those people. The way the site is set up, IMO, thwarts the takeover attempts.

lil  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We have a little tradition of people posting 1000dayaversary messages on hubski. I think the tag is #hubday

OftenBen  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude it is so weird to me that my account is only 26 days older than yours.

thenewgreen  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

900! Nice

thenewgreen  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Also, check out #meethubski to get to know some of the community. Cheers!

thenewgreen  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would say that the majority of people on hubski discovered it through posts or comments on Reddit. That's fine by us. Spread the word to your smart friends!

Glad you found Hubski. Let me know if you have any questions about the site. I always recommend that newbies check our our primer page:

flagamuffin  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    As opposed to how?

Quickly, artificially, without time for the native culture to adjust to an influx of new users.

    Is it taboo to promote this place on sites like Reddit and Hacker News?

No. It will have negative short-term and positive long-term effects.