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kleinbl00  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A question about Hubski design

"Similar posts."

I don't know what algorithm you're using there, but it isn't accurate, they aren't fresh, and they're distracting you from coming up with functionality that accomplishes what I think you actually want (a way to provide deeper discussion related to the subject at hand).

flagamuffin  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, this one stands out to me as maybe something you haven't revisited in a while. Similar posts are generally 80 days old and commenting on them is futile.

I'm not sure we even need a similar posts button, really, what with hashtags and following people who put out consistent content.

EDIT: the similar posts on this particular thread have actually been posted in the last day or two, but none of them have anything in common with this except the tag, so it seems like you've got a redundancy.

mk  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hear this. I think they could 1) be more relavant, and 2) be hidden, and only appear if a link was clicked upon.

hiss  ·  2769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just my opinion, but if it's a feature worth maintaining (it is), it's a feature worth displaying. No need to hide it unless you can come up with something more desired/needed in its place.

mk  ·  2769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good point.

Even so, sometimes it's nice to have features that reside in the background, but are available for those users that really like to drill down into the site. IMO Google often does this well. Putting simplicity upfront, while enabling for more complex interactions for those that want it.

kleinbl00  ·  2769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bear in mind that some of us are RTFM types.

"Available for users that really like to drill down into the site" is the same thing as "completely hidden from the people who don't like playing whack-a-mole with your functionality." I think you want to keep Hubski visually simple yet functionally deep, but for those of us who want the deep functionality, requiring us to click on everything like it's a treasure hunt is the wrong way to make us happy.

syncretic  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·  

One of the "similar posts" listed on my screen right now:

Yeah, somehow I don't think that's related to this discussion at all.

theZproject  ·  2769 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't this feature somewhat redundant? It doesn't seem to serve any purpose that tagging doesn't already serve, and tags seem to do it as well or better.

When looking at this thread the only "similar posts" I'm shown are other #askhubski posts, none of which have to do with the design or features of the site.

littlebirdie  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have found some incredible conversations and articles through the "similar posts" lists, but agree that it is a misnomer at the least. Maybe a "You Might Enjoy" instead of "Similar Posts" ??? I love finding the old stuff, as I am one of the Influxees, and would love to spend time perusing the Old and Worthy.