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creepig  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

There's also no way to updot past 8, so karma won't be as big of a thing.

Tumbledown  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's true, but with no "downdot", there's no way for certain content to be quantitatively discouraged, only encouraged.

Also, Reddit users taking a glimpse at Hubski may be drawn to the concept of acquiring badges in a similar way that many Reddit users are interested in acquiring karma points.

Anomander  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Which could actually be a long-term weakness of the model, if the site grows too much too fast - with such a low cap on maximum points, it strikes me as possible that some channels and tags get way clogged if a sudden influx of users with a different value set than the past core demographic show up.

Personalized feed won't be affected by this, ignore and the like can fix much of that, but with too many too fast, ignoring users from general tags fast enough to keep the tag what you're hunting may become unfeasible.

deletecode  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm wondering about this "interest clogging" too, like if people start spamming a single interest. It seems like it won't affect the feed (which I guess is solely determined by shares of followed people), but it could be a problem if you search for #interest.

creepig  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    with no "downdot", there's no way for certain content to be quantitatively discouraged, only encouraged.

Which is why I'm not at all upset by people being mad that I started #hubskidrama. They can't downdot me.

cantCme  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm going to grab this opportunity to ask you a question related to that. Not that I want to whore badges or anything, but how do I get a second dot on the circle next to my name? I mean, this post of mine has 4 dots right now, but I still have one dot by my name?

creepig  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you require more updots

cantCme  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On a side note, if a post gets shared, and someone sees it through the user who shared it and decides to updot it, WHO GETS THE UPDOT?

Tumbledown  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I believe the user who originally posted it gets the updot.

creepig  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then who was updot?

cantCme  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I see. Thanks.

kijafa  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah but you can collect badges. Just like Ash.