post by nerfhammer
score: 3 (8 votes) ·
I'm experimenting with a new rationalist subreddit on reddit.com
Starting with links populated from the planet rationalist data set - to which I've added about 50 new sources in the past few weeks.
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comment by Viliam_Bur
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Dozen new links daily, 99% of them submitted by the same person, 99% of them having zero comments... what exactly was the point? Why don't you start a blog instead? Or a Twitter account?
(Note: The last suggestion was serious. Twitter is exactly for this: many links from the same person, without discussion.)
comment by dbaupp
· score: 8 (8 votes) · LW
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They're trying to seed the subreddit. If there's no content, no one will be interested, and if there's no one subscribed there'll be no content... this technique is a common way to kick start the community.
(It might be worth posting fewer links though, otherwise any discussion that does happen will get lost quickly.)