Lloyd Neill @ 2019-09-30 07:15:09
I was going to sidetrack the previous post but recovered my net manners before hitting publish: Where are folks finding the best post g+ experience? Here is cool obvs but there’s not many folks around There’s a few discord servers with g+ peeps on them but the whole drop in - drop out chat just doesn’t do it for me MeWe feels the closest to g+ In terms of platform and people, but it’s not a great interface and apparently there’s a bunch of far right tools using it - not that I’ve come across them anymore than on g+ I’ve had a peek at twitter and there’s some good people there but the medium and interface are yuck - also it’s hard to start a conversation unless you’ve got a bunch of followers.
Paolo Greco @ 2019-09-30 12:03:09
twitter is better if you disable the evil algorithm
Lloyd Neill @ 2019-09-30 13:55:58
Yeah, I only view tweets from the handful of people I follow and use a client app. I have enjoyed reading some of what gets posted but there’s not much interaction.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-09-30 19:00:23
On my non-rpg Mastodon account I have enough to read and comment on every day, following 500 people and being followed by 1320. Not sure how many of the are active, of course. On Google+ I had a bit more than 2000 followers so I’m slowly getting there. Sadly, my RPG account is faring far worse: following 326 and being followed by 208. Very few encounters with the far right, but still a handful blocks, of course. I’m back blogging more, trying to tell my brain that short blog posts are ok, too. 😀
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-10-01 00:43:06
I find MeWe, here, and reddit have their moments for G+ replacements. I probably get as much by going to a few different blogs and chasing down their blog rolls, or using @Alex’s planet. In terms of conversations like G+, which had a stately pace to them that seemed to mitigate most time zone differences, nothing. I had hoped to try out mastodon and similar tools, but simply haven’t had the time (and admittedly, some of it is impatience). I have other things to do - as do we all.
Ynas Midgard @ 2019-10-01 12:29:23
MeWe to me is exactly how I used G+ early on - just following folks, checking out links, occasionally chiming in, etc. Reddit is sometimes nice, but I don't find the conversations there titillating. Personally, I just read a lot of blogs.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-10-01 13:35:47
Please encourage people to contact me and have their blogs added to one of the RPG Planets. :) I also find the conversation on Reddit a bit strange. It's basically one post, one reply per person, not a real discussion. No idea why that happens. Perhaps it's the resorting due to up- and downvoting and the default sort by hotness or something.
Roger Giner-Sorolla @ 2019-10-01 23:41:51
I read blogs on the Planet. Pluspora is not really happening, I'm not motivated to post on it. Longform thoughts go intermittently on my blog. I'm not really motivated to post every example of play but I'm getting some gaming done at least once-twice every month. I should probably make more little driveby posts on my blog but then what will I say on here?
Christian Buggedei @ 2019-10-02 08:13:50
I still have the kinda weird idea of elevating a Planet/aggregator into a fully fledged forum: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1045BSil0yROILgY8gZq_FPHZ8DJWOmS7y23KWB_bmjc/edit?usp=sharing Who knows enough PHP to help me make this happen? :)
Anne Hunter @ 2019-10-03 04:39:37
@Alex - I joined Reddit recently (using my gaming handle) but it seems everything I post is invisible. I'm assuming it's some sort of probationary period at the beginning of a new account, but it's hard to want to comment knowing that no one will see it.
Alex Schroeder @ 2019-10-03 06:07:33
I think one effect on Reddit is that people look at the front page and new posts are shown, so people leave comments. As soon as the post is no longer on the front page of most visitors, you can still find those posts and leave comments but on the people that have left a comment earlier plus the author get notified. And so every conversation is a tiny bubble unless the post is “hot” and therefore stays at the front. It’s a winner-takes-all scenario. So you start commenting strategically: there is no point commenting on “old” stuff because only very few people will notice. At least that’s what I suspect.
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-10-04 05:34:43
@Anne, I’m Alistair49 on Reddit, and I didn’t have issues posting comments and responses. I can have a look to see if I can find your posts, if you like. I think you have to earn ‘karma’ before you can make a post of your own, and making comments that get responded to seems to be a way of doing that. I can’t remember the actual rules, I tend to lurk there.
Anne Hunter @ 2019-10-11 05:08:27
@Alistair - I'm just diyanddragons on there. Let me know if you can see anything!
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-10-11 12:24:51
Nope. Strange. I see other people mentioning your blog, but not you. I started by just commenting on people’s posts. I’ve made a few posts but not many. I’m not the big creative some are. I do my best work in response to others most of the time. But that seems to work on Reddit. But gee i miss g+. I’ll not whinge further.
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-10-11 12:27:33
But I’ll add - its nice to have this “lasagna” space. Thank you all for contributing to it. I find some good stuff on Reddit and MeWe, but little soul. I still check out blogs for that.
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-10-11 12:28:24
Anne Hunter @ 2019-10-12 04:30:20
@Alistair - thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll try commenting more and see if that does anything.
Alistair Langsford @ 2019-10-12 12:40:29
@anne, hope it works. I commented a bit and then made a few posts asking questions that got a few responses, so I know that I am/was visible, and I think that was why. It seems there are some topics and some people that get a lot of buzz, and others that disappear into the void. Many just put up a post referring to their blog. Not sure what groups you’re looking at but I find the OSR, artpunk, whitehack and mothership groups to be reasonable with mostly sensible comment. I also check out Tekumel, Traveller but not much else because otherwise I’d get drowned in traffic.
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