19 votes

Text-only social network

13 comments

  1. pvik
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    I think this would require some amount of moderation. This thread is trending currently, so would be interesting to see what direction this site takes. (snapshot if it gets deleted). Also, it is...

    I think this would require some amount of moderation.

    This thread is trending currently, so would be interesting to see what direction this site takes. (snapshot if it gets deleted).

    Also, it is annoying to not see all nested replies, in a post, in place.

    Edit: Also, Not sure why only-ASCII is a feature. This comment on HN covers my sentiment pretty well!

    10 votes
  2. YogyrtMaej
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    It needs more/any amount of moderation. It's quite chaotic right now.

    It needs more/any amount of moderation. It's quite chaotic right now.

    6 votes
  3. ThatFanficGuy
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    It's an interesting idea. Some of the layout and styling choices are questionable (font size in pixels in 2020? line height in pixels in 2020?!), but it is an interesting idea. Changing just two...

    It's an interesting idea.

    Some of the layout and styling choices are questionable (font size in pixels in 2020? line height in pixels in 2020?!), but it is an interesting idea.

    Changing just two settings makes the site more readable: font-size to 1.125em and line-height to 1.33.

    6 votes
  4. [5]
    mrbig
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    Subreply was created by Lucian Marin from the desire of a having a simple to use, English only, public forum that has nothing in common with ancient and untrustworthy social networks.

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      drannex
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      I had some major issues with the statement 'English only', but I believe they mean 'text-only' and that it may be possibly just a translation iasue as they appear to be Romanian.

      I had some major issues with the statement 'English only', but I believe they mean 'text-only' and that it may be possibly just a translation iasue as they appear to be Romanian.

      1. Silbern
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        I interpret it more as a limitation of the site's text processing ability. It claims to only support ASCII, and someone on Hacker News tried posting Korean and it was romanized, so he likely means...

        I interpret it more as a limitation of the site's text processing ability. It claims to only support ASCII, and someone on Hacker News tried posting Korean and it was romanized, so he likely means to say that it doesn't support non-English languages at the moment. I don't think he means to say that non-English speakers aren't welcome.

        For small sites, supporting and moderating many different languages is difficult, so it's pretty reasonable imo.

        8 votes
      2. mrbig
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        This may be a consequence of limited moderation and development resources. Tildes is currently English only, for example.

        This may be a consequence of limited moderation and development resources. Tildes is currently English only, for example.

        5 votes
      3. ThatFanficGuy
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        You shouldn't. Developing a limited version of a new concept is significantly easier while you're testing the waters. It's a novel idea developed by a single person. I'd limit my range to things I...

        You shouldn't. Developing a limited version of a new concept is significantly easier while you're testing the waters. It's a novel idea developed by a single person. I'd limit my range to things I can rely on, too, if I were doing it.

        3 votes
  5. [3]
    Silbern
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    It's a really cool little project and I love seeing this resurgence of classic text based systems, like Tilde.town (no relation to Tildes.net) and this site. But I think it really needs some TLC -...

    It's a really cool little project and I love seeing this resurgence of classic text based systems, like Tilde.town (no relation to Tildes.net) and this site. But I think it really needs some TLC - in particular, topic discovery is abysmal right now, you can only see posts on "trending" and on people you explicitly follow. The column is also quite narrow and wastes a lot of space on a widescreen - I think allowing messages to stretch out more horizontally would tremendously aid the site's readability. I'm also not sure what to think of the 480 character message cap - while I understand it's a social network, and not a discussion forum, it feels like an arbitrary restriction. Twitter has its character cap because it was designed to flow smoothly over SMS, but this site doesn't have that limitation.

    That being said, it's a really cool project and I'm going to keep my eye on it!

    2 votes
    1. Apos
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      I just zoomed in. I think it looks much better that way.

      I just zoomed in. I think it looks much better that way.

      4 votes
    2. zoid
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      I think the message cap is to keep it in the realm of a microblogging service instead of a full-blown "social network" like Facebook/MySpace/Friendster, etc.

      I think the message cap is to keep it in the realm of a microblogging service instead of a full-blown "social network" like Facebook/MySpace/Friendster, etc.

      1 vote
  6. reifyresonance
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    Seems cool. Signed up, I'm interested to see how it evolves, and if it picks up anyone other than the hacker news crowd. I like how chaotic it is, and how relatively small. Incentivizes me to...

    Seems cool. Signed up, I'm interested to see how it evolves, and if it picks up anyone other than the hacker news crowd. I like how chaotic it is, and how relatively small. Incentivizes me to actually post stuff, it feels more like threaded twitch chat than Twitter rn, but I think it's gonna die down.

    2 votes
  7. zoid
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    Subreply is really cool! Hopefully this can really turn into something positive, loving it so far!

    Subreply is really cool! Hopefully this can really turn into something positive, loving it so far!

    2 votes