EDIT: it's okay if it's not a popular (yet) site, just looking for all the options
EDIT2: this isn't a complaint about HN, just asking
EDIT3: please post them in auto-link format, thanks a ton
EDIT: I see that if I were to get downvoted you would be punished in some way on lobste.rs? You may want to checkout my comment history and make sure it isn't likely to get you kicked off the site ;)
Thought about doing it here, but, this being HN, I'd probably start getting FizzBuzzes in something unreadable like Brainfuck or Perl, plus 20 other languages I've never heard of.
Reddit's so big and diverse, I don't know that I'd accept somebody into Lobsters just based on reddit history, but a decent HN history/karma seems good enough for me.
I realized I made the same mistake as spf13, but you took the time to find my email from one of links in my profile. I really appreciate the effort you took :)
I wouldn't mind an invite too please :)
EDIT: p4checo [at] gmail.com
Do you need information?
I've mixed feelings instead toward it being invite only - From one side, the fact that your account is something "precious" can encourage smart/intelligent discussions, and it's also hard for trolls/spammers to get in (and easier for the moderators to ban them permanently).
On the other side instead I like open communities, where the barrier to entry is very low (for example HN, or the always hated 4chan). Not that I can have a strong opinion about the lobster community, as I read it from time to time, but don't have an account on it.
You comments seem fine, so I would invite you if I knew your email address.
(Having some contact info in your HN profile is probably a good idea in general. I think the likelihood of spam is pretty low.)
"Invitations are unlimited, but persons you invite will be associated with your account in the user tree and you may be responsible for them if they cause problems. Please use your discretion when inviting persons you don't personally know."
I believe the idea is that people get in by invitation; if a member ends up being a problem (i.e. gets down-voted too often or something) then not only are they booted but so is the person who invited them.
This being the case, people need to exercise some care before sending an invite since that person's behavior will be reflected back on them.
It's an interesting approach to growing a community.
I understand why this was put in place there but that's the reason I don't really invite others. I have no way of knowing whether he or she will be down-voted.
Still, it's better to get kicked out and know that, than being shadow-banned and not knowing what attracted that.
try not to enjoy yourself too much
Moderation changed that.
Good news for me: I improved from a 4 digit slashdot id# to a three digit number on the new site. :/
And according to their own surveys, they aren't very successful at debiasing, either.
Maybe someone would prefer it linked this way, though.
(Or make your own at https://freedns.afraid.org !)
I think it would be awesome if reddit were to blur the lines between subreddits and multireddits. Many defaults have huge lists of dedicated subreddits for stuff banned from the default in the sidebar. If the defaults were multireddits newcomers could incorporate or exclude these specific subreddits into their version of the default multi.
Of course, I'm almost certainly underestimating how impossible it would be to integrate the two like that. Still fun to consider though.
Cover a lot of areas that HN covers too.
A couple of more specific subreddits:
This is my list, more "sysadmin"-ey:
(http://coinspotting.com/) [Coinspotting | Hacker News for cryptocurrencies]
(http://www.datatau.com/) [DataTau | Hacker News for data scientists]
(http://firespotting.com/newest) [Firespotting |Hacker news for ideas]
(http://www.medtechnologynews.com/) [Med Technology News | Hacker News for medical technology]
(http://inbound.org/) [Inbound | Hacker News for marketing]
(http://pullup.io) [Pullup.io | Hacker News for people who can contribute to a Node.js codebase]
(http://www.producthunt.co) [Product Hunt | Hacker News for products]
(http://news.makerland.org/) [Maker News | Hacker News for DIY/Making]
(http://lamernews.com/) [Lamer News | Hacker News with... lameness I guess]
(http://www.woodspotting.com/) [Woodspotting | Hacker News for wood]
Digg does not allow commenting, as the OP desired.
Otherwise if you click the sign in link you get: Designer News is a place where the design community meets. Registration is open 12PM to 3PM Eastern or until available accounts are exhausted.
It always seemed to me like the list of up/downvotes forms a graph not unlike hyperlinks the web; I'd be curious to see a site that tried to apply a PageRank-like algorithm to that graph rather than a pure "one vote = one point" system like reddit.
Of course this would probably lead to SEO-like techniques and attempts to game the system, and high-karma accounts would probably end up being sold for cash, it might encourage groupthink, etc, but it still would be interesting to see how it rolled out.
It's a more visual approach, and new submissions start small and get bigger as they get more popular (amount of votes) on the grid.
dom = lxml.html.fromstring(requests.get('https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7254884').content)
[x for x in dom.xpath('//a/@href') if '//' in x and 'ycombinator.com' not in x]
Feel free to give me some suggestions.
http://lifestyle.io/ - Appears to be down though :(
http://www.reddit.com/r/entrepreneur - People who have made
it complaining about people who haven't
http://www.reddit.com/r/smallbusiness - More brick and mortar
http://www.reddit.com/r/startups - Lots of 'startups' where people have built a website, with the occasional actual business
Tagging is nice.
The place is really controlled by mods not by the voting , the voting is an illusion and is easily manipulated. Ultimately the mods and admins have final say on what you see no matter what the vote count.
I am not a fan of reddit and hope for something better.
For instance - comp.misc ?
Get off your computer. Go outside. Read a fucking book.