Talk:Platforms and Sites

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My immediate goal for this page is to capture information. I'm thinking unstructured is better than overly structured (e.g., a table) for now. Let's see how the information wants to shape itself.

This desperately wants entries and more details, links to description pages, and/or more. Thoughts on templates and information to capture are very much appreciated. Briefly I'm leaning to:

  • Name
  • URL
  • Description
  • Size (total users, MAU)
  • Plexodus communitie(s) / tag(s)

At the Google+ Mass Migration community, John Lewis included:

  • Ads (yes/no)
  • Open Source

... and a couple of other items. I'm about to try reaping info from various submissions there.

I am more than open to alternate presentations here, but we need something.

--Dredmorbius (talk) 07:53, 13 October 2018 (CEST)

14 October 2018: Excessive edits or worse[edit]

I reverted a set of edits which weren't clearly positive and may have been inserting referral spam. Please don't do this.

Structure and heading titles were changed without explanation as well, and judgements of sites without any clear basis. These are not helpful.

--Dredmorbius (talk) 13:11, 14 October 2018 (CEST)


2018-10-19: Social Bookmarking, Chip in on the CleanTalk costs?[edit]

  1. Does social bookmarking need a line item on the list of platforms? I'm looking at them know to collect the wealth of posts I'm reading re: social media, digital community building et cetera. I really feel like this wiki could serve as a cleaning house but I'm needing something personally as I research and gauge my own needs. Maybe this line of thinking is too meta?
  2. I'm digging the CleanTalk service - if it's as robust and easy as it seems, it really changes my attitudes about self hosting. Y'all need anyone to chip in and help with that cost?

-- Thom Thomas, not logged in, on my phone, wishing I had my laptop nearby -- 75.65.8.150 05:46, 20 October 2018 (CEST)


Let's leave Social Bookmarking for now (stuff like del.icio.us, Pinboard, and ... was it 23things or somthing?), there's a niche, though not a big one. Curation is definitely a problem people face, and one G+ didn't address well (though a just-you Community turned out to be a pretty good option).

I figure first build up, then cut down.

You can create personal-namespace areas for your own content, so for example: User:Thom/RoughStuff for something you're roughing out. I've got a few of those going now, drafts and whatnot.

Much of what I'm contributing right now is structure rather than content. My thought being that if the structure's right, people can add the content.

(Speaking of which, this whole convo should go to the PlexodusWiki:Editors' Lounge.)

User:JollyOrc had priced CleanTalk at about $7/yr, I believe. Very reasonable.

--Dredmorbius (talk) 22:51, 24 October 2018 (CEST)

24 October 2019: So I just blew up the Features section[edit]

I'm playing with that. I'm not happy with it, and we'll probably do something along the lines of moving this elsewhere or shrinking it or both. But in the meantime, it's work-in-process.

I'm probably going to start mucking with this in my draft space along with the other bad-trip flashbacks I'm dealing with there.

--Dredmorbius (talk) 22:45, 24 October 2018 (CEST)

2018-11-2: Cake => Social Network[edit]

Cake's own description is:

On most social networks you follow people. On Cake you follow topics that fascinate you. We love our friends and family, but they don’t all share the same interests. When you follow your interests rather than your friends, you can have fascinating conversations about the things you care about without feeling like you’re boring someone.

https://www.cake.co/about

Seems to me that reads as "social network". Lets' keep it there for now absent strong reasons to move it elsewhere.

--Dredmorbius (talk) 01:37, 3 November 2018 (CET)