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doesntgolf  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: What's in a name?

On point number 3, I have a thought that I think I mentioned one other time but it didn't generate much discussion. I'll bring it up again just cuz I still sort of think it's a cool idea.

Rather than me tagging my posts as #music.doesntgolf (and as #music), I think it'd make more sense for me to just tag my post as #music, and people who wanted to follow just doesntgolf's music posts can follow #music.doesntgolf. That way it's not so much creating a completely separate tag, but people could still only follow my posts in #music, if they don't want to see the rest.

This could also have the benefit of extending to domains as well. So I could follow all of thenewgreen's posts tagged #thehumancondition in the domain. Or I could follow all posts from with the tag #blah. And so on. It would allow for further user controls over what to follow. And I wouldn't have to tag my posts as both #askhubski and #askhubski@ (I believe that's how it currently works?). I'd love to hear others' opinions on this.

EDIT: to put it more clearly -- we can follow any user, tag, or domain; I think we should also be able to follow any combination of these, rather than only the user/tag combination.

mk  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's an interesting idea for sure. I am trying to think how it might be implemented in a way that wasn't confusing.

For example, on a post that you tagged #music, there could be a link to follow #music.doesntgolf. Maybe #music/doesntgolf would be more intuitive? Or #doesntgolf/music?

Perhaps personal tags would be follower-created only then.

What of domains? doesntgolf/

It's really a flipside of the filter/ignore function, in that sense.

user-inactivated  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Why not another tag section?


Tag 1

Tag 2

Personal tag?

mk  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Because ooli would shoot me. :)

doesntgolf  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, the toughest part would be in implementation and making it easy for people to follow the combinations. There would just be too many permutations of user/tags/domain to follow for every post (to have buttons in the upper right of story pages like there are now).

The URL structure on the other hand, seems like it'd be pretty easy, just continue adding on the hub?id=doesntgolf &tag=music & or whatever. Of course, I have no idea what sort of work it would tag on your end to implement that sort of URL structure.

mk  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I really want to think on the concept some. Sometimes these things illuminate unexpected possibilities.

It is interesting how just flipping the specification from poster to follower has a psychological effect. It would be curious to see 'personal tags' of mine that I never created that are being followed.

As it stands, we would have to wind things back before we could implement this in a way that didn't confuse the heck out of people.

user-inactivated  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That is how that currently works, and I like your idea a lot! I want people to see the music I post, but I also don't want to bother people by spamming them, so I have to do #music and #music@. Feels a little unintuitive.

nowaypablo  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, if people are following you and you start spamming into #music@, you're still going to be spamming their feeds right? At least to me, the @ addition creates a personal space where your shares are collected and can be viewed altogether, showcasing your personal whatevers, as opposed to throwing it on the current giant heap of shares in the same non-@ category. At least in my understanding it does not create a private flow of content where only followers of the @ tag can see it on their feed, i.e. it still counts as a public post.

On the other hand with that aside, the @ allows you to literally create your own secure tag and not just a personal space apart from the big pile. For example, #vibesandjives@# is my #music@.

doesntgolf  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    On the other hand with that aside, the @ allows you to literally create your own secure tag and not just a personal space apart from the big pile. For example, #vibesandjives@# is my #music@.

If I had it my way, you'd still have your personal space of #vibesandjives@nowaypablo, you just wouldn't have to tag it as such. It would live at a URL something like

mk  ·  1570 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This does exist. It just can't yet be followed as such:

doesntgolf  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah sweet. I should've figured. Does domain fit into that already too?

mk  ·  1569 days ago  ·  link  ·