I would like to see Stacker News build up more evergreen-ness mechanisms, but I like that it's fairly ephemeral. It's not quite that we have to be on at the same time, but if I miss something by a day or two, I missed out on something. The ephemerality of SN makes regular engagement more important and I think it makes the tone more conversational.
I've seen people kick around various ideas to help with rediscovering good older content. One that just occurred to me (apologies if this is already someone's idea) is a "This Day on Stacker News" page that displays the top posts from prior years. (Is there an analogue of years in block-time? Is that halvings? "At This Point in Prior Halvings", maybe.) If something gets rediscovered and catches people's attention it could end up back on the regular "home" or "top" pages.
Aye, I did come up with a similar idea where a 'finder' could discover an older post and share the sats with the original creator - find that post, from not so long ago, here:
There were a few ideas exchanged with other if this might help to flesh your idea out further.
I like the way you name jammed on referencing block-time. We should be inventive with words and phrases.
Sometimes they stick!
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Thanks. I'm quite likely the dumbest person on here wrt bitcoin, so I'm glad that ignorance can provide inadvertent value.
I think that was the post I was thinking about, too.
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You got me on a good day. I'm like this the rest of the time
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The old Monty Python guy! I have a piece of brain lodged in my head
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Sorry to hear of your troubles. Clearly you're not missing a beat.
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To tell you the truth Sig, I don't see it as a full scale negative - just another wacky adventure in the book of my life.
It's enabled me to spend more time with my loved ones and make sure my 'energies' go to what's important 😁
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I missed this the first time through, but I love this idea of incentivizing value-creation on older stuff. Brilliant!
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Min-thievery? That's something to really be afraid of.
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You have nothing to worry about. I may be able to steal ideas directly from your mind, but I'm also too lazy to make long form posts.
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The Achilles heel, thank god.
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Make the post anyway. Don't let me stop you. How were you thinking it should work?
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Well, if it needs a well made post then I'm definitely not your man (or woman or bot or whatever I might be).
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Agreed re evergreen. Feels quite fleeting content at the moment.
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Do you have any favorite ideas for how to accomplish evergreenness?
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Genuinely I don’t and I have thought pretty hard about it. Is it a problem Reddit had? Maybe pinned popular posts to continue engagement (doesn’t stop the deleting issue) or ‘sats to delete’ few? Really not sure.
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