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Welcome, new Reddit refugees. Having come here earlier than you from on there, I have only one message:

http://i.imgur.com/3XE56Xt.gif

Be sure to channel that into being awesome here.

7 years ago by bogdan with 61 comments

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  • Legion
    +3

    Is there a way to leave a default tribe? I have no interest in things such as politics, sports etc.

    • bogdan
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      • ColonBowel
        +3

        Instructions unclear. Dick stuck in tribe.

        /t/circlejerk anyone?

      • Dax10500
        +2

        What software did you use to capture that and is it possible to highlight the mouse? I make guides for new hires sometimes and that tool would be great!

        • bogdan
          +2

          Indeed! I often use it at work precisely for that.

          ShareX It has a TON of options. You need to tame it to work as you need it.

      • Legion
        +2

        Damn, yeah thanks a lot! The other responses weren't helping, as I had no idea what my home page is. Thanks again!

    • Twnpnews
      +2

      Go to your tribe listing page and click quit.

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  • Daniel15
    +13

    I came from reddit and there was a sub there for casual conversation, where people were super friendly and always positive. So far it feels like this whole place is like that :D

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    • bogdan
      +5

      Yes, the lounge is the place where you can say whatever you feel. There was a subreddit a long time ago on reddit called /r/reddit.com - http://www.redditblog.com/2011/10/saying-goodbye-to-old-friend-and.html

      Which was pretty much the same. But that was ages ago, when Reddit had competent admins.

  • Cheesemangeur
    +13

    I was waiting for someone to do a post like this. And hopefully /u/drunkenninja (or someone else) can add the main guidelines and advice for our new members!

    I've got to go to work soon so cannot take care of that.

    Hello to all new users!! I hope you'll enjoy the site as much as we do :)

    • bogdan (edited 7 years ago)
      +13

      I was never good at explaining rules, but I'm gonna try from what I learned from the admins here:

      - There's a message in your inbox called "Prologue, getting started" READ IT.

      - Make sure to read the tribe rules to the right FOR EACH TRIBE before posting there.

      - Make sure to clean your snaps before posting them. Don't let the title the way you get it from the website you are linking to, make sure to always have a relevant preview snap picture.

      - Careful with your downvotes, don't use them liberally, try to have a relevant reason for it.

      - Make sure to check if someone already posted something, and add the links to "related" for that article in the same snap, if possible.

      If there is more, I'm sure one of the admins will help with extra information.

      ONE MORE THING. When I first came here, I was curious to hear an admin opinion. Needless to say, I got one. Feel free to read here:

      http://snapzu.com/t/lounge/tribepost/UFWOI2J/second-day-impressions/comments/2549

      • Cheesemangeur (edited 7 years ago)
        +7

        Oh, and new users, feel free to create a tribe (subreddit) for something that you enjoy, and you can post about it (once you have set up your rules and have got an icon etc) on /t/newtribes and /t/lounge .

        • GoyzIIMensch
          +1

          For some reason I can't create a tribe. When I go to where the instructions say to go the option to create a tribe isn't there.

          • Cheesemangeur
            +2

            If you click on your tribe membership, you'll see a page with all the tribe you're a member of. On the right should be a sidebar, if you don't see the sidebar try with a different browser as normally you should always see a sidebar on the right with lots of information.

            • GoyzIIMensch
              +1

              I'll try that, thanks! I'm on mobile so that probably is the problem.

      • Splitfish
        +4

        Good list, you got it down.

  • Kayzaks
    +5

    With me, it's less hate and just plain good ol' dissapointment in reddit that got me here :)

    • Quietrabbit
      +2

      Yep, and I was originally going to Voat but since it got the "Hug of death" and wasn't able to keep up with demand like Snapzu, I just decided to stay here

    • WillWorkForFood
      +1

      Same here. Didn't really like the vibe I was getting from those going over to Voat. There are good and bad people on Reddit (just like in the everyday world) and one can easily avoid the bad to a good extent by staying away from certain subreddits.

  • nebulaea
    +5

    i just joined snapzu from reddit like 10 minutes ago. i'm still figuring out all the quirks of the website, but i have to say, i am so so impressed by the great community and design and how much.... better things seem to work. i can definitely see this becoming my new front page. and i really hope that the culture that's been cultivated here gets to flourish and doesn't get buried by everything that's going on right now.

    • PrismDragon
      +1

      Right, and we still developing the site in certain aspects. Hope you enjoy your stay here.

  • egrodo
    +3

    I'm also from Reddit, and while I didn't visit or like any of the hate subs, I kinda feel like, as long as there is no witch hunting, they should be allowed. As long as they stay in their own little communities and don't bother the rest of us, I don't see why their speech should be limited. I understand taking the stance that Snapzu has though.

    • bogdan
      +8

      Snapzu hasn't banned any of the hate subs, they just didn't spawn. We've been fairly civil with any issue that has been encountered so far, and it has worked great.

      • TerrorBite
        +7

        That's great to hear. One of the things that worries me about Voat (which I admit I haven't joined or really looked at much) is that they were the destination for the FPH exodus, which logically tells me that many of their users were members of those communities. And I'm not sure that's a site that I want to be a part of.

        • bogdan (edited 7 years ago)
          +10

          It's actually quite interesting, because I never visited any of the hate subs, but I was appalled at how the situation was handled, and it was a sign that things won't be going very well out there.

          I had visited Reddit constantly for 5 years before this, and the early admins were always ready to make a topic and talk to the community before taking action. I remember how long it was discussed before "Reddit gold" was implemented. The admins literally sat down with the users and had a conversation about how they should monetize from the site.

          Now when subreddits are getting banned out of nowhere, people are getting fired without having the community at least made aware of it, I feel like there is a big crevasse between the management and the average man, and that creates frustration, when really the average man is doing a lot of the heavy work for free.

      • Camel
        +3

        So if they do end up spawning, what is the policy? I noticed in the prologue message it says no racism/hate speech.

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  • Swervz
    +3

    Hello, Just got here from Reddit.

    • Twnpnews
      +3

      Same, the UI is alot better here

      • jarekb84
        +1

        Reddit never really had a great UI, but it was efficient and let me see lots of content. The ability to create and participates in communities was what made it great, now those communities are revolting against it.

  • Insomn
    +3

    Moved over from Reddit, it seems a lot better than what Voat is offering - hell, it's still up so that's great. Doesn't seem to have the racist vibe, another bonus.

    The only problem so far is lack of content, due to Snapzu being less mature, though I hope that'll change as membership increases (would like to see more in /t/gamedev). Even /t/gaming is analogous to /r/games, with actual content and not just meme posts. Snapzu seems to be a more mature Reddit, I'd like to see it foster actual effort in posts, similar to Hacker News.

  • najodleglejszy
    +2

    hi, I'm another redditor looking for a place to stay in! don't know how long I'm going to be here, and whether I'll move back to reddit or not (and whether there will be anything to go back to), but this place feels cosy. and ooooh, avatars!

    • Quietrabbit
      +1

      Exactly, I can't wait to see all the kooky avatars people have

  • folkrav
    +2

    I think the strong point of Reddit was its community. It was huge. There were things for every subject out there. Yeah, with that comes its load of bigotry, racism and other shameful characters, but it was like home. Unfortunately, Reddit currently suffers from its bad management and Ellen Pao's regime. Its for-profit nature took over the usefulness.

    I would love to jump ships, but I was primarily a mobile user. Anyways, I'll try it out. Community here seems friendly! Should make for interesting discussions, a thing I didn't have on Reddit for a very long time - on defaults anyway...

    • bogdan
      +4

      You are right. I was often getting the feeling that Reddit is too big to have my opinion in there, so I preferred to just lurk. I'm sure as this place grows, it will be pretty much the same, but I'm hoping that the community will remain as friendly and helpful.

      From what I understand work is being done on an API to support mobile apps for integration, and it should be ready in the following months.

      • folkrav
        +2

        I'm definitely going to check out that API once it gets out... Interesting.

  • DeathriteShaman
    +1

    This site seems pretty legit so far. Still learning what it has to offer, but overall pretty intuitive.

  • OYB
    +1

    Really enjoying this site so far, and the more positive community that it seems to host.

    Nice to meet you all!

  • Quietrabbit
    +1

    So far i'm loving this site, could easily patch the reddit shaped hole in my heart

  • Swervz
    +1

    Anyone know how I can post a small image without it getting streched when viewing a snap?

  • Funkblasta
    +1

    Just got here from reddit. I'd say it's more annoyance and disgust with all the bullshit thats flowing through me.

  • damninance
    +1

    I'm coming from reddit as well. Hoping that maybe I can find a new place to browse the world.