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pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Hello, i saw someone mention this place on HackerNews as an alternative to reddit. I sometime miss the old reddit so i thought why not see what Hubski has to offer.

I read some post and all the discussion around here seem so thoughtful, i think it's definitely the right place for me!





pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hello. I'm glad I found hubski. Found it by Google searching Black River State Forest backpacking. Looking forward with enthusiasm to exploring hubski! #newtohubski

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a relatively small site. This impacts conversations in a few ways. Two ways which you don't see in other sites are

A) When you see heated arguments, it's not because we're all being anonymous jerks to each other. It's because we know each other well enough that two people can vehemently disagree in one thread and heartily agree in another thread. You'll still get some conversations that go too far from time to time, that might lead to hurt feelings, but they're very much a rarity around here. Because it's a small site and because of that dynamic, if you find that there's someone you just butt heads with often, it's best to exercise some self restraint and interact with them on the minimum.

B) Don't be surprised if it takes days for a conversation to unfold. For example, I might make a comment, get a response from someone, and might not respond back for hours and sometimes even days. For that matter, thread necromancy and referring back to threads that are literally years old is a normal thing around here.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Greetings everyone. I've come here looking for an alternative to the more popular social media platforms that reinforce the spreading of viral garbage. I used to enjoy Facebook and reddit back before they became the screaming matches and echo chambers they are today.

Hopefully hubski's design principles actually do reinforce thoughtful discourse even if/when its popularity grows.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Neat! That was my first overnight to test out my gear. It's a nice spot even if it isn't incredibly remote.

troischiens if you have any questions on that trip or other hiking in the area, let me know! I've started working on the Ice Age Trail, and it has some backpacking opportunities, too. There are some dispersed campsites along the trail that aren't heavily advertised because they're intended for hikers doing long stretches of trail.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Neat! That was my first overnight to test out my gear. It's a nice spot even if it isn't incredibly remote.

troischiens if you have any questions on that trip or other hiking in the area, let me know! I've started working on the Ice Age Trail, and it has some backpacking opportunities, too. There are some dispersed campsites along the trail that aren't heavily advertised because they're intended for hikers doing long stretches of trail.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lastly, watch that video up there real when you're done reading this post. It's a pretty good metaphor for what you're experiencing right now. You're like that warthog. You're in a new environment, and not only are you getting used to your surroundings, you're also getting to know the residents and they're getting to know you. Know why it's such a great metaphor for this place? Because that Savannah exhibit is full of different animals and here, with the exception of a few common traits, we're actually really diverse. We have people from different countries, different classes, different ages, and different education levels all mixing it up. Even with such a small site where we know each other relatively well, with such a diverse user base sometimes signals get crossed. It's normal.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lastly, watch that video up there real when you're done reading this post. It's a pretty good metaphor for what you're experiencing right now. You're like that warthog. You're in a new environment, and not only are you getting used to your surroundings, you're also getting to know the residents and they're getting to know you. Know why it's such a great metaphor for this place? Because that Savannah exhibit is full of different animals and here, with the exception of a few common traits, we're actually really diverse. We have people from different countries, different classes, different ages, and different education levels all mixing it up. Even with such a small site where we know each other relatively well, with such a diverse user base sometimes signals get crossed. It's normal.

Blocktoken  ·  607 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ok

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

n alternative to the more popular social media platforms that reinforce the spreading of viral garbage. I used to enjoy Facebook and reddit back before they be

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Your name matters. Here, people are able to build genuine connection with each other due to the way conversations are ran. People will remember what you said, and you have time to think before posting. You seem like a reasonable person, but I'm going to say it anyway: take that time. The reason being...

People are genuine here. Often enough, it leads to serious clashes even between friends. Sometimes, people will say things that will incite anger in you. Take the time to sit back or take a walk and think about what you want to say, and whether you want to say anything at all right now. If this is something you're not used to - which, coming from Reddit, you might not yet be expecting of yourself - it will take some effort. I'm sure you'll be fine in this regard, but, again, worth saying.

If you need a place to start, there are a few tags you might want to participate in, commenting, posting or simply following.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's on here! It's a filter that removes the majority of the gamification aspects of the website. Namely, share count and follower information. You can find it in the drop down menu on your settings page. If you don't know how to get there, just click your username on the top left corner, then click the link that says "settings." The zen option will be on a drop down menu in the third column of your settings page.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

B) Don't be surprised if it takes days for a conversation to unfold. For example, I might make a comment, get a response from someone, and might not respond back for hours and sometimes even days. For that matter, thread necromancy and referring back to threads that are literally years old is a normal thing around here.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My wife has been on hubski for many years now and has tried to get me to join several times. She's a lurker.

I am getting my grad degree in information systems engineering so i avoided it as i didn't need yet another place to go to lose time. But hey, it is a new year so now is a good time to get the ball rolling and if all goes well i will have the degree in a few months and lots more free time.

I love philosophy music and lively debate so i hope I will fit right in.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A) When you see heated arguments, it's not because we're all being anonymous jerks to each other. It's because we know each other well enough that two people can vehemently disagree in one thread and heartily agree in another thread. You'll still get some conversations that go too far from time to time, that might lead to hurt feelings, but they're very much a rarity around here. Because it's a small site and because of that dynamic, if you find that there's someone you just butt heads with often, it's b

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Neat! That was my first overnight to test out my gear. It's a nice spot even if it isn't incredibly remote.

troischiens if you have any questions on that trip or other hiking in the area, let me know! I've started working on the Ice Age Trail, and it has some backpacking opportunities, too. There are some dispersed campsites along the trail that aren't heavily advertised because they're intended for hikers doing long stretches of trail.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Welp, "Firebrand" was already taken by a barely active user almost 2 000 days ago.

I was a member here before. Then I left. Now I'm back, 'cause it's just about the only place to have any serious conversation from the many I've visited, and I'm nothing if not a serious man.

Let's see how this goes.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hi! Another just joined.

Hoping to find a better discussion than Reddit.

I like talking about music, books, & other media.

I look forward to bringing activity to #Chicago when I can post!

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ve any questions on that trip or other hiking in the area, let me know! I've started working on the Ice Age Trail, and it has some backpacking opportunities, too.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

oo. There are some dispersed campsites along the trail that aren't heavily advertised because they're intended for hikers doing long stretches of trail.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

oo. There are some dispersed campsites along the trail that aren't heavily advertised because they're intended for hikers doing long stretches of trail.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.

pajalock  ·  626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ever they want as if it's a pub. That's were I'd recommend getting a good feel for those that are in the site poppin' into the site. Of course, that's just a sample of who's available that week.

There are some tags out there that give you some insight to a handful of users around here like #adayinthelife and #3questions. Take your time with them if you go down those rabbit holes. There's a bit there.