You can find out more here: http://telesc.pe/
And launch your own instance through Giteor here: https://giteor.com/deploy?git=com.github.SachaG.Telescope.ma...
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- How scalable is hosting on meteor.com?
- Does Telescope provide an API to let you, for example, create a native mobile app/browser extension?
Currently hosting on meteor.com is mainly meant for demoing and testing, not as a stable production enviroment. However, with the release of Meteor 1.0, the Meteor Development Group will launch Galaxy, which is a production ready hosting managed hosting platform.
And Telescope does have a simple read-only API, as well as an RSS feed. Depending on the features you need I could probably extend it (or you can submit a pull request).
More seriously I don't think Arc is a good idea for an HN clone; the lispiness of it all is cute but the way continuations are implemented doesn't seem to scale in a good way in real life. Some form of cursoring like what Reddit uses for pagination is probably better. Plus the news example couples the layout/theme to the UI code in painful ways.
It is kind of funny that a forum like this, with this layout, and that "implementation side effect", written in a similar style in PHP would be utterly lambasted here.
Here is it in action: http://lamernews.com/
Good luck m8
I wrote something similar in golang. An example is http://askgolang.com/ and the package itself with demo code is at https://github.com/carbocation/go.graf
Of course, this can be done in any language, but I found to quite pleasant (and safe).
If you don't have programming skills you're better of off just starting a subreddit. The hard part in these is building the community.
A better strategy might be to find a subreddit with a community and try to take over it somehow (communicate with mods or pay them to take over).
But yeah definitely, getting people to join would be the hard part. I've seen people build what they thought were the greatest forums ever and just sort of expect people to show up but they don't.
To me it looks way better, but it depends on your needs. Ruby.
First become a pg in your specific area, someone whom everyone in this specific industry sees as highly knowledgeable, good-networked and.... for SW choose a good one suggested here. Use hnsearch to find more (for example USV, lobster.rs, reddit source code)
edit: see more informative post above :-)