Figured I'd make a place to raise questions about stacker news.

Would also love any advice anyone has on features, getting the word out, etc.

2 sats \ 6 boost2 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Auto feature request: bookmark lists. e.g. I want to compile an evergreen list of lightning liquidity resources. More or less like a pinboard on pinterest but for bitcoin related links/discussions.

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1 sats \ 1 replies \ @qecez 7 Jul

This please!

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 7 Jul

Cool. It helps to hear someone who wants it other than me.

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2 sats \ 1 boost1 replies \ @banana 11 Jun

it should have notifications

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

I agree! I'll add it to the list

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1 sats \ 1 boost1 replies \ @satoshisuncle 12 Jun

We pay sats for comments and posts? why?

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2 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Good question. The idea is to create a small challenge/hurdle/gate for participating. If you can pay a sat (atm ~1/3000 of a dollar) it more or less proves you're a real bitcoiner. You're less likely to post FUD or trader bro price stuff.

If you post good content or comments, you'll likely net gain sats.

In the end it's a bit of a social/economic experiment. If people prefer to not have the 1 sat hurdle, I can remove it. I just suspect the mean would revert to reddit/twitter shitposting.

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1 sats \ 1 boost1 replies \ @sha256 12 Jun

Some kind of markdown in comments

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Thanks! I'm thinking of doing a github flavored markdown WYSIWYG without controls. Have to look into it.

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1 sats \ 1 boost3 replies \ @jason 12 Jun

What are "stacked"?

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1 sats \ 2 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Sats you've earned (aka stacked in bitcoiner terms) on the site. You commented twice. I liked both comments. You have stacked 2 sats.

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1 sats \ 1 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Another way to think about it: it's the number of sats you've earned in aggregate from the birth of your account onward. It's like karma on reddit/hacker news but you can withdrawal it and buy things with it or exchange it for another currency.

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Should note: "stacked" like social media karma monotonically increases - the aggregate value of your participation on the site. "sats" is your spendable balance which goes up when you get upvotes or fund your account and goes down when you withdrawal or spend 1 sat upvoting, commenting, or posting.

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1 sats \ 1 boost2 replies \ @banana 11 Jun

what is boost?

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1 sats \ 1 replies \ @k00b OP 11 Jun

Hi! It allows users to boost posts/comments up in the ranking algorithm. It's distinguished from "sats" (aka upvotes) because "sats" go to the user. Boost allows users to rank their posts higher, but unlike sats, boost goes to the site. This is to prevent users from having upvote parties without paying for it.

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 11 Jun

Just want to add that it's kind of an experiment. What I'm excited about with stacker news is what I've been calling nanoeconomics - by using very small amounts yet very real money you import the same incentive structure more less as you do in a normal economy. Boost was just the first instance I saw to do something interesting in this respect.

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1 sats \ 1 replies \ @qecez 7 Jul

Feature request: user bios.

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 7 Jul

Agreed!

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1 sats \ 3 replies \ @qecez 7 Jul

I'd say remove the free posts/comments altogether.

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1 sats \ 2 replies \ @k00b OP 7 Jul

You're right. The idea was to provide a gradual ramp to using lightning on the site but maybe it's not necessary.

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2 sats \ 1 replies \ @qecez 7 Jul

I'm actually very curious how this will turn out in terms of shitposts - sick of seeing them on Twitter.

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 7 Jul

Same! The goal is a more casual place to have conversations around bitcoin than say the dev mailing list but create a hurdle high enough to filter out low quality input you'd find on either Twitter or Reddit. Those places aren't always bad places for discussion but the mean is pretty bad.

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 14 Jun

Feature request: It was suggested in LND developer slack to use a lightning based login. I definitely wanted to do something like this but wasn't aware of any prior art, but it looks like there is https://xn--57h.bigsun.xyz/lnurl-auth.html

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Another auto feature request: tips ... it'd be nice to have a function to give a user monies but it'd have to not influence ranking for game theory reasons.

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1 sats \ 3 replies \ @k00b OP 11 Jun

Bug report: @pplanel on twitter said that after logging in via email he got navigated to the /login page and got a 500, but was successfully logged in when he went to the homepage.

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1 sats \ 2 replies \ @k00b OP 11 Jun

They also got their magic link email marked as spam

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1 sats \ 1 replies \ @jason 12 Jun

Mine was not marked as spam (gmail)

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 12 Jun

Cool. n=2. Thanks!

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1 sats \ 0 replies \ @k00b OP 11 Jun

Auto feature request: make request caching less aggressive.

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