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  • Goronmon (edited 3 years ago)
    +9

    I actually agree with that assessment.

    The problem I see right now is that the community on Snapzu is based around the site as whole, rather than around the topics being discussed or the tribes themselves. I'm starting to feel like the site is more like a general chatroom than a place to discuss and learn about specific topics.

    I'm mainly interested in gaming/programming/etc, but snaps and tribes on those topics generally get few (or more likely no) comments. The snaps that get the most comments are those about Snapzu (or indirectly about Snapzu, such as Reddit discussions) itself.

    So, effectively, right now Snapzu is a better version of Reddit's /r/all but a poor replacement for anyone looking to replace the separate subcommunities you get on Reddit.

    Edit:

    You people really need to learn what the downvote button is for. So disappointing.

    Hating on someone for not thinking something you like is perfect isn't exactly a great way to start a reasonable discussion. There were plenty of ways to bring up this topic without being antogonistic.

    • Amulet
      +6

      I think this is a direct result of Snapzu's current scale. Many people actively participate in /t/lounge, but there is only a handful in specific tribes — particularly the new ones. A tribe needs a certain critical mass before the discussion starts flowing.

      So, Snapzu needs to grow, and we need to have faith in that the system keeps self-regulating to keep the unavoidable asshat population in check.

      • Goronmon
        +5

        So, Snapzu needs to grow, and we need to have faith in that the system keeps self-regulating to keep the unavoidable asshat population in check.

        Judging by this entire thread, it doesn't sound like a lot of community agrees that Snapzu needs to grow and that they want it to stay small and insular.

        • VoyagerXyX
          +4

          I don't think that this post, thread, or any other aspect of the conversation has to do with growth at all. I've been here barely three weeks, the community is in a constant state of growth, and I always go out of my way to make users feel welcomed and positive about the new experience. Extrapolating some sense of resistance to growth from a set of opinionated comments seems uninformed.

    • Urmel
      +2

      You people really need to learn what the downvote button is for. So disappointing.

      Hating on someone for not thinking something you like is perfect isn't exactly a great way to start a reasonable discussion. There were plenty of ways to bring up this topic without being antogonistic.

      I don't think that this part of the comment was meant as hating on "someone for not thinking something you like" but more towards the culture and school of thought here on Snapzu. The downvote button is meant as a moderation tool to sort out comments or submissions that break Snapzu's etiquette and not as a "dislike" button as it has been used on reddit (even though it broke the rediquette there as well). It would have furthered the communication and discussion here if the six dowvoters would have

      a) commented here in the thread and contributed the discussion why they don't agree with or dislike OP's submission

      b) left a reason for why they downvoted OP (in case they left a reason, I apologize for this here, my browser did not show any reasons. My above point under a) stands though)