It’s sort of a different concept. Posts and users also have position in addition to age and score. The sorting algorithm gives you complete control over how much to weight each one. It’s like if new and hot existed on a continuous spectrum. It’s sort of like what Aaron Swartz initially wanted to do with Reddit where what you like would be able to inform what you might like in the future. But in this case you get complete control over how much that matters.

I’m adding bits and knobs here and there every day. Yesterday I added the ability to have posts that are hidden from the front page. It’s probably not a feature people will use every day but it’s there if someone wants it and it’s things like that I’m working on every day. In a little bit I’m going to add a “post whenever” feature in case someone wants to post a ton of content and have it actually post over time.

I’d say all and all the project has been a success for what I wanted to do with it and I’m happy with what I’ve built. The other side of it is trying to build community on the site. For example we do a movie night once a week on Saturdays.

Oh. Another thing that is different to most reddit clones is that every community exists. Like you don’t have to create a community to post to it. Just post to it. Different capitalization maps to the same community.

You guys should check it out. It would be super awesome if anynone wants to help fill in the more obscure topics.

https://matrix.gvid.tv

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    63 months ago

    Wait, what? A user posts a thing to a server, and that thing isn’t then duplicated to 50 other servers … yeah, I don’t see how that can work.

    (I’m just kidding - your site looks neat.)

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      You know that happens with centralised sites too, right? It’s invisible because all the redundant servers are behind the same domain name.

      Edit: I think I missed the joke, sorry everyone.

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          13 months ago

          Large centralised systems have international mirrors, you know that right?

          And even if they were somehow all in the same building, that wouldn’t be a good thing. Redundancy makes a service robust, and copying data isn’t exactly difficult.

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            I’m commenting under the impression that the guy was talking about the fact that the system is not federated, not that he was talking about physical hardware.

            For what it’s worth, I’m a senior developer who spent 8 years at Amazon partially working on developing and scaling systems that received millions of requests per day.

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              Yeah, I’m assuming that too. Although on my first reading they appeared to be making fun of the way the fediverse does things, on my second reading I think they might be making fun of how people talk about the fediverse, in which case my response wasn’t appropriate. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯