10 votes

Is there any way to combine content from both tildes and reddit into one place?

I'd like an app or preferably a website that I can use that will combine both discussion from reddit and tildes into one place. I actually haven't used tildes since April 2019 and the reason is because I just straight up forgot about tildes. There just isn't enough content on tildes for me so I find myself spending more of my time on reddit which means I end up forgetting about tildes.

13 comments

  1. [4]
    json
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    @tannercollin made https://news.t0.vc/ which does as read only.

    @tannercollin made https://news.t0.vc/ which does as read only.

    17 votes
    1. [3]
      tannercollin
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      Slightly strange seeing this very thread on it: https://news.t0.vc/JPTH/c

      Slightly strange seeing this very thread on it: https://news.t0.vc/JPTH/c

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        heady
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        Is the source code for this available anywhere?

        Is the source code for this available anywhere?

        3 votes
  2. [2]
    vord
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    Personally, I've mostly abandoned reddit in favor of tildes. Reddit is an endless sea of content with incredibly varying degrees of quality. Tildes by contrast, has a high concentration of quality...

    Personally, I've mostly abandoned reddit in favor of tildes. Reddit is an endless sea of content with incredibly varying degrees of quality. Tildes by contrast, has a high concentration of quality posts and an environment that fosters discussion.

    I max out at a few short tildes breaks per day. When I was using reddit, it could consume virtually infinite amounts of time, and that's pretty detrimental to a procrastinator such as myself. I consider the relatively low quantity of content on tildes a feature, not a drawback. If I get through some other projects on my mind first, I want start contributing code to help preserve that sense of "limited high-quality content" even as the site grows.

    24 votes
    1. Dobbie03
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      This.

      Tildes by contrast, has a high concentration of quality posts and an environment that fosters discussion.

      This.

      1 vote
  3. seizethegoddamngap
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    Once Tildes pushes out API and/or RSS functionality, you could put them both in an RSS reader. I guess you could create a Tildes RSS feed via a web scraper.

    Once Tildes pushes out API and/or RSS functionality, you could put them both in an RSS reader.

    I guess you could create a Tildes RSS feed via a web scraper.

    13 votes
  4. [2]
    skybrian
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    We've talked about using RSS to pull content from other places before. I still think it's a bad idea to do it automatically, but I could see having a little bit of RSS reader functionality that's...

    We've talked about using RSS to pull content from other places before. I still think it's a bad idea to do it automatically, but I could see having a little bit of RSS reader functionality that's used to make posting links easier. (Maybe it would be like the "new" feed from Hacker News, but nothing gets promoted to Tildes proper unless someone clicks on an item and uses it to create a topic.)

    There's a question of how easy you want to make it; we don't want it so easy that people do it thoughtlessly.

    5 votes
    1. vord
      Link Parent
      I'd love to see features to help with curation and addition of interesting content, since I've relied on aggregators so long I don't really have any interesting sources of my own. ;) This kind of...

      I'd love to see features to help with curation and addition of interesting content, since I've relied on aggregators so long I don't really have any interesting sources of my own. ;)

      This kind of feature would need to be gated to facilitate discussion somehow. Perhaps add a .upcoming sub-group that won't bubble up until at least 1 person comments on it.

      1 vote
  5. [4]
    vivaria
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    It might be easier to give recommendations if you shared a little about what your motivations might be? Do you want general/broad long-form content (e.g. articles) to read when you're bored? Do...

    It might be easier to give recommendations if you shared a little about what your motivations might be?

    Do you want general/broad long-form content (e.g. articles) to read when you're bored? Do you want to hear random users' takes on different subjects? Do you want specific content tailored to your interests? Do you want a feeling of community, with getting to know specific people and making online friends? Do you want to participate? What are you looking to get out of participating, and what do you hope to give to others? Engaging discussions? Friendly/welcoming chats? Recurring events between a small, invested group? Personalized recommendations?

    For me, Reddit and Tildes scratch very different itches, so I'm a little confused at why you might want to combine them. Tildes isn't just a link aggregator to me, and I like it most because of the community aspects outside of The Feed (TM). If you're looking just for links, that might be part of why Tildes isn't appealing enough to use it regularly?

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      random324
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      I use reddit mainly for interesting articles + some discussion + specific/niche (highly technical) content tailored to my interests. I don't really care about a sense of community nor do I care...

      I use reddit mainly for interesting articles + some discussion + specific/niche (highly technical) content tailored to my interests. I don't really care about a sense of community nor do I care about making friends.

      I know that some tildes users might emphasize the high quality content of tildes over the quantity of reddit but even if we assume that 95%+ of reddit is low quality content, from my experience of both using reddit and tildes, the remaining 5% of content on reddit is still more content than tildes. At least this was the case in April. I haven't really used this site since then.

      The reason I'm trying to move away from reddit is ethical reasons. So I'm hoping that tildes scratches the same itch that I get from reddit. Obviously, reddit has the network effect which is why I'm trying to combine them seamlessly.

      5 votes
      1. vivaria
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        Do you have specific subreddits you return to often, then? :)

        I use reddit mainly for interesting articles + some discussion + specific/niche (highly technical) content tailored to my interests.

        Do you have specific subreddits you return to often, then? :)

        1 vote
    2. Thrabalen
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      I see Tildes as more of an old-fashioned message board, and I love it for it. It's the difference between an arthouse cinema and a 24 screen multiplex.

      I see Tildes as more of an old-fashioned message board, and I love it for it. It's the difference between an arthouse cinema and a 24 screen multiplex.

      2 votes