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[–] Nurdoidz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think it would be pretty cool to have some sort of minimal friend system on WhoaVerse, where one could:

  • choose to have friends' comments and submissions highlighted (or focused somehow) on the front and submission pages.

  • subscribe to friends' feeds so that their submissions and/or comments appear on the front page.

  • browse a friend 'multiverse' with all of their subscriptions.

  • see what they like (upvoted).

I was actually thinking about it for a while before this post, so I had some idea.


Edit: to add another point:

  • post a comment on their user profile.

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like this idea.

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[–] Semperosa 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Allow subverse mods to tag subverses with up to 10 descriptive adjective "tags", and then display a "select your interests" wizard upon registration. For example, select "Gaming" and get the option to subscribe to the top few subverses with that tag.

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[–] Atko 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Interesting idea. This may also help against name monopoly.

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[–] Kva 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Clicking a user's username should open a small window similar to IGN or similarly, Twitter.

It would show the user's icon and blurb and perhaps some basic things like "latest submission" and contribution scores.

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[–] Atko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sounds good. I'd like this to be in the same fashion as our current login modal window. It may just happen ;)

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[–] Cuilrunnings 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would like to see a way for a community of a sufficient size to remove moderators they disagree with. I came here because censorship on reddit is rampant and disgusting. Ways to combat this including mandatory transparency in moderator laws would be huge.

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[–] Atko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

How about some sort of yearly election system for this?

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[–] politicorelig 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This can go the other way to. For example, I moderate Islam. A lot more people disagree with Islam than agree with it (hence the majority of the world are not Muslims). Imagine if there was an election on the mods of Islam and people who vehemently disagree with Islam banded together to elect one of their number as the mod there. You would end up with a page about Islam devoted to how much certain people hate Islam.

I agree the people who do not like Islam should be given a voice on the Islam subverse, but I think where pages are set up for particular interest groups allowing complete democracy could open up a bigger can of worms than we already have.

I have my issues with Reddit and I can completely understand with Cuilrunnings in that I have had the same problem. But one of the things they got right was allowing the mods to do what the mods do. The result was a natural democracy. If people agreed with the mods point of view, they subscribed and if they didn't they unsubscribed.

So with Islam, those who thought the mods were too liberal set up a rival subreddit called Islaam (seriously strict Muslims there) and those who thought they were too conservative set up the page progressive_islam and those who strongly disagreed with Islam could go to exmuslim or atheism. I think that worked best, personally, and having a complete democracy would just be inviting people to take the p*** once a year and mess up other people's subs.

Also, being really out there, if this site gets really big what's to stop a government agency deciding it needs to take control of, say, /r/politics and setting up a million robots to vote in the democracy and make sure their man always wins and they have control of whats happening here forever? That might be out there, but I don't think its beyond the realms of possibility.

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My number one suggestion would be to use something other than captcha. Captcha is frustrating, as most if the time it's illegible.