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Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

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

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Floodgates

It seems as if though you're superimposing reddit's content mechanics onto this site.

    The nice thing about Reddit is that no matter how large it gets you can always find a nice, cozy, small(ish) subreddit to talk about whatever topic you like after you unsubscribe from the big subreddits of the same topic, but you're never really free from ideas you don't agree with.

The entire purpose of Hubski is to allow user to tweak their news feed to their liking. People will follow people who's content they enjoy. People ignore tags and people they do not.

From this mechanic alone, users are allowed far greater power over the content they view than any other site I can think of. Why is it that you're so concerned with the "trash content" that you have the power to remove from your personal feed?

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Can Open Minds With Public Art! Yes, YOU! I mean YOU!

As small of a gesture as it is, this project brought people together within a community to share their momentary thoughts. "Art" doesn't need to be enigmatic, profound, or anything like that.

Art evokes experience, impulse, thought, and/or a myriad of other sensations, and this project fulfilled quite a few of those.

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What I like most about this site.

You have a point, but the ignore function can be used to rid all of those from our own feeds.

The question is: Will the amount of shitposters, trolls and spammers outweigh our capacity to click "ignore" for each one we come across? Only time will tell.

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What I like most about this site.

Joinin' de party! /streamers/

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What I like most about this site.

There are times when I find myself snickering at the great parts of Seinfeld. Then there are the parts where I'm just cringing with unease at the uncomfortably embarrassing and awkward moments portrayed in the show. Some like both moments, but that is where I tend to differ.

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Expansion of ignoring

As a fellow longtime SRS'er, one of the main things that drove me to Hubski was the fact that people can have discourse about these topics without meaningless internet points getting in the way.

Plus, now I can block shitlord-y tags, should they pop up.

Tumbledown  ·  3077 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A fair warning for all Hubsters

Ron Paul's gonna jam it down your throat.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

You are certainly correct in your observations of the "lurker" crowd. No matter the site mechanics, there will always be a large component of site users that browse content aggregators for, well, content, rather than the community.

However, for those who are a part of the larger reddit community and (as amusing as it is to say this) actually care about karma points, Hubski offers an alluring system to quantify social acceptance. Users only need 8 dots to earn a badge, and with no possibility of being "downdotted", earning badges seems to be an easier goal to accomplish than racking up thousands of karma points.

Hubski offers a crisp, customizable content feed that people who like reddit will find familiar. With the comparative easiness of racking up badges, Hubski will likely attract lurkers and avid users from reddit alike.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your most dependable source of dopamine?

Playing guitar, probably. For me, nothing really defeats creating your own songs, or successfully picking up ones by others that you enjoy.

Perhaps the only thing that trumps that feeling is playing music in front of others, who are noticeably enjoying the experience. It makes me feel as if though I have a sense of purpose.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Smoking prejudice. Do you practice it?

Nowadays, I use smoking as more of a social tool than as a means of relaxation. I've made a surprisingly large amount of strong friendships that began with just approaching someone to ask for their lighter.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

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.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE remember whing about Digg refugees?

It's likely that Reddit is going to be drawn to Hubski the most. There's no equivalent to the "downvote" here, so chances are many a social recluse who live on Reddit are going to find Hubski's way to quantify social acceptance to be pretty attractive.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Smoking prejudice. Do you practice it?

I certainly used to think negatively of people who smoke. However, since starting (it helped me relax during my breaks from working as a bus boy in a busy, congested restaurant), I've seen the other perspective. There seems to be this sense of camaraderie among those who smoke, and it's been a simple way to just strike up conversations with other people.

I haven't quit yet, but I certainly see immediate effects it has on my wallet, as well as the long-term tolls on health.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Concerning the third (G) string of the electric guitar...

I play a Fender Jaguar, and have the stock bridge on it. I can't really use light gauge strings on it because the low break angle from the tailpiece, combined with the lower tension from the strings makes the strings pop out of the saddles with hardly an aggressive strum.

However, the low-tension bridge design, along with the short scale neck allows .012's to feel as easy to bend as .010's on, say, a telecaster/les paul. There's something oddly charismatic about being able to do bends easily with flatwound strings.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Syncretic posts about deleting his reddit account, attracts SRD and circlejerk

I checked out hubski a few months ago, but back then wasn't really drawn to it.

Now that the concepts of the site have been fleshed out a bit, I think I may make the switch from Reddit to here. Am I correct in the assumption that the #shithubskisays tag will parallel the fempire of ShitRedditSays? I'm pretty new to this whole thing.

Tumbledown  ·  3078 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I deleted my reddit account...

I believe I'm going to do the same. Anything I used to enjoy over there has been overpowered by the typical "hivemind" mentality.