I heard quite a bit of negative comments when nostr first started, mostly concerning things like "SN is better" etc. Now, however, I am finding some deeper usage of SNb since I started using nostr frequently. I migrated my zap/tip addy for nostr from WoS to here and I'm about to replace my NIP-5 with a Stacker one.
I think more integrations are on the way and it's going to leave Facebag, Twatter, InstaSad etc. in a flaming wreck to burn down all by themselves and I am here for it!
Stacker News and Nostr complement each other beautifully. While Nostr has the quick wits, opinions, pictures, hints of boobs or deep thoughts from people around the world, Stacker News has the value sorted recent events and news creating a base for "current knowledge worth knowing". Even better, the knowledge is "peer-criticized" in the comments. The combination of the two then creates a virtuous cycle with clearly aligned incentives.
From Nostr posts you may find interesting links worth posting on SN and from SN posts you may gain the knowledge to show off your smarts on Nostr. In both directions you get paid for doing the "desirable", you get to voluntarily pay for things you like and you are forced to pay for doing things that are "undesirable".
Isn't this beautiful?
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And recently there's been a bunch of SNoobs thanks to Nostr and we welcome them warmly! :)
@kr, @k00b, any way to tell what % of folks discovered SN from Nostr?
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hard to know exactly, but nostr-related searches have been a big driver of google search traffic in the last few weeks (see search terms)
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guilty
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umm, where are those boobs?
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Global generally. That's where shower girl was hanging out...
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SN has more signal than any social media including Damus.
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Stacker.news is just such a great experience. If I log in with LNURL i don't have to keep track of a nostr pubkey/private key. It has a built in LN wallet which even though its custodial is still fine by me and it has a much more cohesive structure. Ive always liked reddit more than twitter and SN is the reddit to Nostr twitter format.
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To be fair, in theory, one could generate a nostr key with the LN wallet as seed.
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hmm good point.
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I freaking love SN, I found SN through Damus and the two synergise so well together.
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I wouldn’t be surprised if the SN NIP-57 integration ends up driving more people to spend their Nostr earnings on SN, thus helping SN content creators earn more sats and create even better content.
Feels like there is a big flywheel effect forming thanks to the speed and ease of making LN payments and the fact that sats are interoperable across platforms.
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Sats are the bitcoin killer app
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I also use my SN NIP-5 on Nostr as well as my wallet here for zap/tip, but I'm using SN less and less and Nostr more and more, mainly because I can control who I want to read and more important whose post or comments I never want to see.
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^ This. I've asked @k00b about a block function a few times but it doesn't seem to be important to SN. I was told to "just get along" with the people I want to block..
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I did ask @k00b, too, and he told me automatically "folding" comments from people I don't want to read posts or comments from could be doable and that they'd look into it. Alas it didn't happen.
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I think I could write a tampermonkey plugin for that. Would you be interested?
I already wrote a plugin for translating comments: https://gitlab.com/ekzyis/sn-translator
(But I realized I need to update the API key and it's not as stable as I want it to be. Sometimes, you need to refresh the page for the translate button to show.)
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Hasn't happened yet ...
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Is it coming soon? A way to mute people would make coming here more enjoyable. I was going to build a Chrome ext to do this, but if it’s coming soon I’ll just wait.
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Oh, you had a similar idea, haha
I was thinking about a tampermonkey script. See my comment above
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Someone is glimpsing what the future holds 😁
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i’ve been a big fan/casual user of Stacker News for years now, but i’ve never been as active as i have in the past few months since really getting into nostr. simpatico for sure!
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Like others I've also been wondering how long before we need to go to s/ format on here.
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I normally come to SN to see what the current thing is in bitcoin and what people are arguing about, usually its a distilled version of Twitter and to an extent now Nostr, and if I want to dive in more, ill bounce over to Nostr
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I feel Stacker News is like a lively marketplace where everyone congregates to share what they are doing. I was led to explore Nostr because of Stacker News. And Stacker News has maintained my enthusiasm for Nostr because so many developers come here to promote their projects. Their entrepreneurial spirit is infectious - and I just love how the community backs these projects up with sats. Every day is an adventure and revelation here!
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SN NIP-05 is the surest LN address to connect Nostr with, it's fast and when zapped, it comes in without charge
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I created a SN account because more quality and less "I zapped you, pls zap me back".
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Yo entre a SN para obtener un NIP-05 en nostr. Pero ahora paso más tiempo aquí en SN que en nostr e incluso que twitter.
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Twitter últimamente está lleno de "fantasía" por lo menos aquí son más realistas.
If only I had the time, learning lots though!
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Nostr and SN is where the relevant people hang out
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Stacker news is the only fun social media that I really enjoy. I am addicted to trolling on twitter though.
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It does bother me a bit that these posts here on SN are not notes searchable in Nostr apps though. It feels like a Nostr app that is formatted like this would blow SN out of the water. -Because that would be searchable in Nostr and of course be decentralized.
Still love this place though, beats the hell out of r/bitcoin.
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It is fucking awesome!
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stackers have outlawed this. turn on wild west mode in your /settings to see outlawed content.