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Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you use other social media?

Gotcha, chief.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Map lays out racist election tweets, most originated from southeast

Unsurprisingly, this is pretty closely linked to existing prevalence of racism sorted by state.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

Huh. You figure that the lack of negative reinforcement is going to draw the downvote-shy lurkers out in a big way?

I always figured those are the same folks who lurk 4chan, browse SA, and never participate much anywhere else - the "fear of downvotes" is just an excuse. There are almost always going to be "silent majority" readers, I'm not sure if the exclusively positive-reinforcement model is going to change that where other systems with no negative reinforcement at all have failed.

I dunno, mostly just musing, but I'm not sure that it's such a make-it feature or trait.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

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.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you use other social media?

Oh god we use Reddit for the same things, but different motivations.

You test screenwriting and mass appeal, I test communication boundaries and nuanced oddities of phrasing. I mean, most "conversation vs. masses" social media, especially with large character limits, are good places to play with boundaries and tailoring message to audience.

Interacting with Reddit, more than anywhere else I've paid attention to, is Gorgian Rhetoric in it's purest form; "you can say anything and be rewarded for it, as long as you get the phrasing right for the context."

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Test

Tested.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An important part of the hubski TOS new users from reddit should see.

How confident in that are you? Look, for instance, at the vast gulf between Reddit's TOS and what admins enforce. Or even "enforced" four or five years ago when Reddit was still small enough to conceivably be policed in such a manner.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An important part of the hubski TOS new users from reddit should see.

Is there going to be conflict between that rule and the point in time when someone camps the handle of a notable personality from a different site, or impersonates them on hubski?

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Syncretic posts about deleting his reddit account, attracts SRD and circlejerk

Do you really feel that no one is going to say anything insensitive on hubski?

'Cause that's kind of assuming the site won't grow past the microcosm of easily enforced casual standards - same as what happened to reddit nigh five years ago.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Global Warming And The Death Of The Best Coffee The World Has Never Tasted

In fairness, this is kind of alarmist, because it's jumping to the conclusions that wild arabica beans are going to be the best undiscovered coffee in the world.

There's loads more to coffee than just arabica and robusta, and many of those varietals and the interbreeding of them are where coffee is currently hitting it's experimental fringe.

It would be a tragedy to lose one undiscovered species or varietal, don't get me wrong, but more from a biodiversity point of view than as a loss to the coffee-drinking world specifically.

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A question about cappuccino

Can you describe that film?

What colour was it, was it oily, was it shiny, was it matte? Smooth consistency, clumpy?

Anomander  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

Anyone care to predict what the local "first big invasion" is gonna be?

Reddit collapse? Tumblr thinks we're "cool"? Youtubers find a nifty way whore for subscriptions?