@33MHz Lobsters is new to me. is it only for coder?
@blumenkraft sure? It's a less popular Hacker News. Many of the same articles show up, but many different, and of course there's a tendency for a different sorting. :)
@33MHz @blumenkraft Last time I checked, it was invite-only with public patronage, leading to a small world between members, and presumably better behaviour.
Though this could also lead to less diversity and more bias.
@schmidt_fu yep. I skim @hackernews, but usually don't actually go to the site. I find it interesting to see what ends up at lobste.rs.
@schmidt_fu Yes, very nice community design: https://lobste.rs/about I'm already drowning in great material, though, so haven't bothered joining. @33MHz @blumenkraft
@blumenkraft Oh, hah, the article link in OP was posted to Lobsters by none other than @kisom / @kyleisom ! @33MHz @schmidt_fu
@schmidt_fu Well darn, I hoped one of those handles was his here. Hmm. @33MHz @blumenkraft
@jws OH! I didn't even notice! :D @kyle ;)
@jws Yeah, I read about a similar tactic in a forum or mailinglist in an article by Clay Shirky recently.
I have #lobsters on my radar since the ADN days, but no need to join (yet).
/ @blumenkraft @33MHz
@schmidt_fu I always pitted Clay Shirky against Jaron Lanier in my mind. /@jws
@schmidt_fu @jws I did manage to snag the short name here...
@33MHz @jws I haven't found what I thought was in the article: that your name on a mailinglist or forum includes the name of your sponsor. You can't ruin just your own reputation, and you think twice before inviting.
@33MHz @jws Here's Clay Shirky anyway. I don't know the background, just found it a good read on online communities. It *explained* something that happened to me twice.
"The Group is its own worst enemy"
@schmidt_fu "when you join that group, your user name is appended with the user name of the person who is your sponsor. you become a member in good standing when your sponsor link goes away and you're there on your own report."
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