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johnnyFive  ·  380 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The State of Hubski: 2017

I'm glad that this place is still going and I'm glad it paid for itself!

For myself, I haven't wanted to write here very much, but I've enjoyed lurking and adding the odd little comment. The community remains great.

The reason I haven't been writing is that the site still isn't really good as a writing platform. Because the new post links inevitably expire before I've finished a decent-sized post, I have to write it someplace else anyway. At that point, I may as well put something long-form on e.g. Medium and then link it here. It's also something that prevents me writing long replies, since I have this nebulous ticking clock in my head any time I reply, since I don't know how long I can write before the link expires. Here too I don't want to have to fire up another text editor and then copy and paste it into hubski.

b_b  ·  379 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The fix I use for that problem is to copy everything before hitting the contribute button. Then, if the link is expired, you just refresh and paste the text where it was, and voila! I do it even for short replies like this one, because there doesn't seem to be a hard time limit, but just a greater chance of expiring with every passing second.

johnnyFive  ·  379 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I guess, but frankly, why is that still an issue on this site? I have never been to a site that does this.