Attracting users - Alpha to beta map - and more.
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  • so the mod panel should look significantly better now
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  • i'm not adverse to bots. i hate to artificially create false usage, but there may not be another option initially. reddit relied heavily on bots in it's early day as well.

    Yeah, there doesn't seem to be a better way for that one. See also What I've Learned from Hacker News about early link aggregators.
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  • I just accidentally pressed on "New Comment" and I was able to leave a blank comment LMAO
    Anyways, your goals look pretty good. I concur that you giving the site identity (/r/ -> /i/, logo, etc...) will provide a unique "feel" to the place instead of being a pure clone for Reddit. That said, the site currently suffer from 1 issue:
    - Not enough incentive for a switch from R or HN. Are there any unique subs here that R doesn't have? I think /i/imagine is a good one but we need more. Do we have a distinct competitive advantage that may bring more users here? Something has to be "attractive" enough. Anon posting is a start, but you need more than that to retain users.
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  • I just accidentally pressed on "New Comment" and I was able to leave a blank comment LMAO
    blank comments are valid comments : ) you can do the same thing on reddit
    Not enough incentive for a switch from R or HN. Are there any unique subs here that R doesn't have
    it's difficult to iterate on the platform.


    the niche i originally wanted to fill was providing a platform for communities whose content was not relevant to hackernews, or not advertiser friendly on reddit.


    that being said, saidit has fulfilled some of this niche. there are some communities in which the platform i'm trying to provide will have it's advantages, for example: anything warez focused, anything relating to tor/anonymity darknet-related shit, political speech in which the authors may see blowback from in their host countries, sourcing discussion surrounding kava/kratom/etc...
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  • The incentive has to that this is an image board reddit clone, not whatever content is here right now.
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  • true, that is one of the incentives.


    i also am attempting to run/setup things in such a why that user privacy is PARAMOUNT. i want things to be setup to where even if an adversary gains physical access to the server, they will compromise a minimal amount of data.


    there is a LOT that goes into maximizing user privacy, pgp messaging being one example.
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  • I think you've gotta go for something like the cock.li policy: he promises to not go out of his way to fuck you over but ultimately, you cannot trust him and you're just going off his word.
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