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Why Sublevel? The project specs (lucianmarin.com)
3 points by lucianmarin on July 30, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Don't takes this as excessively negative, but -

> No JavaScript. Sublevel works with JavaScript disabled.

Flipside is that it doesn't support any nice JavaScript features such as live updating...

> Sublevel is using design hacks to improve performance.


> Different than Twitter. Sublevel is not a clone of Twitter like App.net neither trying to reinvent the wheel. There's no character limit, Sublevel is limited by design only.

Is "Twitter with threading and no character limit" so much less cloney than "Twitter with a higher character limit, and theoretically a common platform for different apps and use cases"?

> No API. Sublevel doesn't need an API, just better web browsers. Instead of an API, Sublevel will try to have an open database.

What's the difference between an open database and an API?

In response to "better web browsers", why should I have to use the UI you designed, rather than having a number of options to choose from, depending on taste? Even Twitter, as much as it's cracked down on them in recent years, still has a large selection of clients for different browsers.

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