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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (43 children)

I don't know what a UX is.

I love the idea of using more than just /s/link. I've been saying almost since arriving that we could have a whole shortcut system, as on Wikipedia, where for example LV:link would take you to the Latvian Wikipedia. InfoGalactic I think has a WP:link.

I'd hope to see thinks like:

  • /r/Reddit
  • /wp/Wikipedia
  • /ws/WikiSpooks
  • /ig/InfoGalactic
  • /yt/YouTube
  • /ddg/DuckDuckGo

And so on. One thing I just came up with, excepting the Reddit standard, is the idea that 2 or 3 letters means off-site. In this way the single letter could be exclusively for SaidIt purposes. For example, maybe /w/Topic could be a shortcut substitute for /s/Topic/wiki/ (regardless of an external sister wiki), or in the future maybe there will be something like /b/Books, /i/Images, /m/Music, or /v/Video. And say in the future, maybe I'll wear them down enough to start their own MediaWiki-based sister-site. This whole /123/thing could be developed in a sub and people could submit their requests for the SaidIt equivalent of DuckDuckGo !bangs.

As for your /e/ I don't know what the "e" means. External?

I don't know what you mean okay if they look like that. Looks aren't critical. It looks confusing and redundant. I'd need to know what the purpose for so much extra stuff to approve it.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

UX is User eXperience. It's like UI but more, it means the whole flow of using the product, it is easy or is it stressful, surprises or intuitive, etc.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You'd think I'd know that having delved into that dating back to the SoftImage flow in 1996 or so and being keen on ergonomics.

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (40 children)

The purpose is that, ultimately, you can use your Saidit account to read and post on any Saidit-like site, or Mastodon instance, or Prismo instance…

I also think it looks redundant and confusing, but I can't think of a better way of doing it.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (39 children)

I don't know what Prismo is. There are a lot of them.

I like the purpose.

Why configure it so that:

https://saidit.net/e/Saidit/comments/lid/suggestion_endorse_httpinfo…

Automatically implies something like:

https://saidit.net/e/saidit.net/s/Saidit/comments/lid/suggestion_endorse_httpinfo…

And just have the /e/ and /s/ essentially equivalent on local SaidIt and mean whatever elsewhere?

e = Everything? External? Excelsior?

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (38 children)

We've already got /s/ for that purpose, and since it's possible to make a sub called /s/saidit.net that URL scheme is (sadly) not feasible.

A possible alternative to having that /e/ scheme is having a longish hex string. I don't like the idea of that, though.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (37 children)

Your first sentence makes no sense to me.

I don't know why you're reinventing the wheel, again, again, again.

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (36 children)

… Ok.

Imagine that we have two completely different websites. One of them is saidit.org. The other is saidit.net. You can access saidit.org from saidit.net with the URL:

https://saidit.net/e/saidit.org/

and the other way around with:

https://saidit.org/e/saidit.net/

Do you think that there's a better way of doing this?

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (35 children)

How about:

https://saidit.net/org/

and

https://saidit.org/net/

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (34 children)

The whole point of decentralisation is that anyone can set a new Saidit up and it'll almost seamlessly connect to the others, so there's no reliance on a central entity like m7d3. How would this scale to, e.g. wizzwizz4sepicawesomesaiditclone.freedomains.website?

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (33 children)

You gotta break down the components of that example address for me. What does what and why?

Without knowing that...

How about, just as there are my examples, there could be more alternatives:

https://saidit.net/org/ = with home / other content

https://saidit.org/net/  

https://wizz4.net/wizz4/ = wizz4's home / referencing wizz4's content

https://saidit.org/wizz4.net/ = saidit.org looking at wizz4.net stuff

https://wizz4.net/saidit.net/s/Sex = wizz4 looking at saidit.net/s/Sex

https://Trutherism101.com/wizz4/s/Porn = Trutherism101.com looking at wizz4's Porn

I see how it begins to get a little long.

If everyone used a dot net then we could shave that off. But if "they" decide to shut down all dotnet sites then there might be a problem. Or we could go ZeroNet or onion, or have them as backup. Obama gave the domains to the United Nations for some reason, not in America's interests. Still don't know if that's a good or bad thing. Doubt it's for the best.

I was thinking that if we all got "saidit" variants we could shorten them. But that would also be like a target that could be censored.

https://saiditwizz4.net/ = wizz4

https://saiditd3rr.net/ = d3rr

https://saiditJasonCarswell.net/ = AssTroll

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (32 children)

Hmm… Maybe saidit.net/e/domainname.tld could be implemented and would always work, but then the site hosts could add shorter versions like saidit.net/org if they wanted to.

That seems to satisfy both requirements: true decentralisation and usability.


Obama gave the domains to the United Nations for some reason, not in America's interests.

Nitpick: Nobody ever owned the domains, except by consensus. Anyone has always been able to run their own DNS server where secretmilitarywebsite.gov points to the 4chan servers, and with a little configuring you can teach any computer to treat that DNS server as an authority for the .gov TLD.