General plans for the week
For my fellow Canadians, Happy, uh... Regatta Day / Terry Fox Day / Saskatchewan Day / British Columbia Day / Natal Day / Simcoe Day / New Brunswick Day / Colonel By Day / Heritage Day / Joseph Brant Day / Benjamin Vaughan Day. For everyone else, Happy Monday.
Here are my overall plans for this week, in no particular order:
On Friday, your own user page had topics/comments views added, and has been paginated. Sometime in the next few days, I'm intending to extend this to other users' pages. I haven't finished deciding yet which privacy options (if any) will be available as part of this, so feel free to add your input in that thread if you haven't already.
There are multiple open-source contributions for features in progress, so there should be a few more things coming in shortly from there. I'll make separate changelog posts for anything particularly major, but one that was added over the weekend (contibuted by @what again) was some special appearance/behavior for "nsfw" and "spoiler" tags on topics. They'll stand out more, always be displayed at the start of the tags list, and the "spoiler" tag makes sure that text posts don't have their excerpt displayed in the listing (but can still be clicked to expand).
@cfabbro did a massive rework and update of the Docs site that I want to get applied this week. There's a ton of new information in there that should help a lot as we keep bringing more people into the site.
On that note, there's also a new official invite-request thread in /r/tildes on reddit, so we'll probably have a decent number of new registrations this week as that gets worked through. I've also topped everyone back up to 5 invite codes (available here: https://tildes.net/invite), so please feel free to invite people yourselves as well (and as always, if you need more codes, just send me a message and ask).
I think that should cover the main plans, any extra time I find above that will probably go into various random things on the backlog (and if I have time to work on a major feature, probably basic search).
Thanks for being here, and please let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions.
We need to share this link more often: https://til.bauke.xyz/
Reddit's development takes place in a black box. Tildes development is right out in the open and this simple log keeps track of it all. Everyone should check it out.
People can also watch the commit log directly: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/commits/master
Even for people that can't understand the code itself, I try to write good commit messages that should be pretty understandable to follow along with what's being changed. (Okay, maybe not ones like "Refactor text topic excerpt display into a macro")
Does it make sense to make some kind of "How you can help" page? Tildes needs programmers but also... !
It could have links to all the source code stuff, issue tracker stuff, donation page, maybe one day you can have volunteers do some admin type tasks...
Yeah, I think that could probably be a good idea.
Later today on Tildes...
Obviously, the correct course of action would have been an emoji 👅
There was even a topic in ~talk:
Just a quick reminder to everybody in the invite thread on Reddit: Check the post history of the people you're thinking of inviting!
A quick check of their comments sorted by "controversial" over the last month/year is a great way to figure out how much shit they like to stir up.
I am more excited than I should be for https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/49 to become a thing. I always look for a "Mark all as read" button out of habit.
Don't jinx it! ;)
I just invited about 60-70 new users, so we should start to see that uptick in activity pretty soon.
Thanks to Deimos and all those contributing - tildes is a pleasure to visit and I'm noticing the improvements every time I log in.
Cool. I’m curious @deimos, why/anything behind the slight name change on the new site?
I'm not sure what you mean, which new site? Or do you mean my username changing from "Deimorz" to "Deimos"?
Yes I mean Deimorz to Deimos.
Oh, Deimos is always the username that I try to use. Someone else had already registered it on reddit though, and I generally use Deimorz as my alternate choice.
"orz" is a Japanese emoticon type thing that looks like a stickman fallen down on hands and knees in despair, so Deimorz is kind of like, "oh no, someone took Deimos already".
Tildes has the best lore
Happens to the best of them. Pryor, Carlin, Rock, etc. all bombed at one point or another.
I have a small problem with inviting other people. Namely, I cannot safely predict what a Reddit user (I have no other sources) would do when on Tildes, and while I can simply publish the codes in r/Tildes or in r/TildesInviteCodes, I am not willing to bear responsibility for those who grab them.
Also, most Redditors I would consider inviting will not believe that I invite them to a "maybe fluff, no porn" site, though they would understand "no fluff, no porn."
Is there a way to invite people anonymously?
I had a momentary thought to publish all my codes in r/GoneWild, but I immediately rejected it. Tildes are not a place for such jokes, and I adhere to their principles.
More seriously, I myself deliberately concentrated my Reddit activity on r/counting, which is also something that does not belong here. They want to collect data—let them collect nonsense.
Unless it's a consistent problem, I'm probably not going to hold anything against you. You don't need to invite people though, so if you don't have anyone in particular that you'd like to invite you shouldn't feel obligated to find some way to hand out your codes.
I have been sending my invites to people that think would be a good fit. I will send them a message asking if they are interested and link the tildes announcement post and if they say yes, then I send them the code.
I also have been discussing tildes on reddit a bit and send a code to people that ask for one, so long as their post history looks solid after a quick glance. I think r/toolbox's history search is pretty useful for that.
I'd like the ability to rescind an invite code and re-add an available invite to my account. Today I sent a code in the invite thread to a user who was replying to my PM's right away until I sent a code, and I asked them to edit or delete their comment so no other codes were sent, but they went silent as soon as I sent a code. I'm worried that some users are trying to get more than one code to share with people who would otherwise not be invited.
Hmm, that's probably a pretty niche need, but not too difficult if needed. I can do it manually for you though, send me a PM with the code and I'll revoke it and give you another one.
On Reddit I was messaged two different codes from two different people at the same time, I used one code but if the other code isn't going to be used then you should probably delete that one as well.
Is there a specific rationale for hiding spoiler excerpts but not NSFW excerpts? It doesn't make any difference to me particularly, but it seems that if they're both special tags with a sort of warn function it might make sense for them to act the same. (Not sure how likely it is for the actual NSFW content to show up in the excerpt, but I figure it could happen.)
I think NSFW is probably most likely to be used for warnings on links, there shouldn't really be much or any NSFW text around. If that's something people are concerned about, they most likely shouldn't be on the site at all since there could be random NSFW text in comments all over the place, which won't be flagged.
Makes sense if it's mostly for links. Thanks~