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Formatting question: Hashtags?

Christina Gleason ·
Part of a series I'm working on is based on a Twitter hashtag. In the editor, the pound symbol is blue with a blue strikethrough over the text that follows. Is this what it's going to look like when published? Because that doesn't work for me, and I'm not sure what to do about it.
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Rosemary ·
I'm not getting that formatting when I type in a hashtag. Did you copy/paste from a document? If we can try to replicate the behavior, maybe we can troubleshoot...
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Christina Gleason ·
As it turns out, it's only doing it in two places, not all. I did copy/paste from a document, so it must be something glitchy in the cleanup from Word formatting. I'll just delete each instance of the problem and retype the hashtag manually. I found a few other problems where I kept getting error messages and it wouldn't let me save my drafts. These were instances where I'd quoted material with special characters - well, they were translated into emojis by Word, as I finally figured out -...
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Christina Gleason ·
By the way, thank you for responding to our questions on a Friday night. Why do websites always roll out updates on the weekend? Never fair to customer support!
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Rosemary ·
Thanks for the additional info...I do know there are some things in the works that will help cleanup code when you're pasting from another format. No ETA on that, but one of the things that will be ironed out before Beta launch. It's always helpful to get this kind of detailed report at this stage! Have a great weekend
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How Narrative Beats Minds by a Mile

MichelleG ·
Hi everybody, There are a few other social media crypto-based platforms out there which I feel are, in a certain sense, natural competitors to Narrative. One of the best of these is Minds.com. What follows is my take on Minds versus Narrative. Minds is a good one to look at. Besides being quite slick and high on the usability spectrum for a crypto social media platform, the most visible part of Minds is organized similarly to Narrative. MINDS HASHTAGS VERSUS NARRATIVE NICHES For each post, a...
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Robert Nicholson ·
Interesting and timely post. I joined Minds about a year ago, and quickly abandoned the platform. It felt to me like a half-assed FaceBook, and I saw nothing to recommend it. It's interesting that you feel the crypto nature of Minds is "front and center." I never got that feeling at all. In fact, I think crypto is much more in-your-face at Narrative, and it's one of the things that will drive away casual users. I do think a comparison of the two platforms is premature. We can see what Minds...
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Malkazoid ·
Thank you @MichelleG - very valuable considerations for us, and more importantly for the team. I was particularly interested in your take on the "boosts" functionality. I agree with how that comes across, and I'm very glad Narrative isn't implementing anything like it. I hope it doesn't have plans to. That said, we have shown signs of considering measures that would have a similar negative effect. For instance charging $5 in NRVE to make niche suggestions - an unnecessary step that would...
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MichelleG ·
Oh, you know what? I'm crazy. What I'm remember is from the white paper where it said: But you're right the $75 minimum still applies. I was just remembering something purely based in NRVE. Now that I'm looking back at that formula, the really small niches won't stand a chance if it stays that way. And the large niches will suffer from lack of smaller niche support to leech off of for cross-posting. Or... maybe with ENOUGH small niches it would just stay $75 for everyone forever, but once...
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Malkazoid ·
I'd love for this to be true (that there's a plan to switch to NRVE bidding with no minimum, if that's what you're suggesting). But I haven't seen anything in writing about that, and I think I've been involved in all the threads about this topic? If you know where to look, can you point me there? I agree the biggest priority of the two is for people to be able to post to all approved niches, whether they've been bought or not...
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MichelleG ·
Facebook? Nay! Good gracious me. It's clearly a half-assed Twitter with every button anyone on Twitter ever asked for plus BOOSTS!!!
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MichelleG ·
Oh, so... I thought that the plan was for that to change sometime in the future to straight up NRVE bidding. I think there'd have to be some changes to the system for that, and I'd like to see advertising go in prior to seeing straight up bidding actually. That's modulo other concerns in the same general vicinity. Gives a meaningful glance over to the allowing people to post in unowned/abandoned niches threads.
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Malkazoid ·
I hear you Slaz. I suppose it depends upon the potential Narrative sees in the platform. If they see in it the potential to become a much bigger business than their previous activities, and if they recognize that open source can help fulfill that potential, they may recognize the value of going open source at some point in the future. We are often faced with the choice of letting go of things we once valued, in order to make room for things that will suit us better going forwards and outpace...
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Slaz ·
Highly unlikely. Narrative’s Alpha was initially built upon a closed-source codebase (of the Hoop.la platform used here) for which people pay subscriptions to use. The only situation for when I believe the team might consider going open-source is when Narrative is on the edge of failing, but of course we’re all hoping for it to succeed.
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Malkazoid ·
Looking a bit further at Minds, it seems they've gone open source. Smart move - their content economy will grow faster if the whole community can develop for it. I wonder if Narrative plans to be open source one day?
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Heidi Hecht ·
Intriguing comparison. I've felt like Minds is more "social network with blog functionality attached" than Narrative is. And I will admit to having used the free tokens to promote things occasionally, though I don't think it's really worth paying for.
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Heidi Hecht ·
Okay good point. I did kinda feel like comparing Narrative to Minds was like comparing apples to oranges anyway, and sorry if I implied that people should be able to pay to boost their content. I feel like doing such a thing would drive away people who don't have a lot of money to pay for promotion anyway. I'd rather reward people who can create quality content.
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Malkazoid ·
I'm not opposed to the ability for content to be given more visibility if people pay for it - but I think if we do something like that, the implementation should be thought through carefully. The way Minds has done it leaves me with the scummy feeling that unless you have a big following, the only way for your content to rise in their algorithms is for it to be boosted. There is a fine line between surfacing quality based on reputation and quality, and creating an environment where people...
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Malkazoid ·
I think your comment highlights just how many nuances and considerations there are surrounding advertising and how it will work. If you pay to boost your post, does that simply make it rise in some sort of final visibility score? Does it guarantee that your post will be seen by X amount of eyeballs, with a degree of targeting to a tailored audience? Does it mean your post appears in a specific type of display for boosted content, that is on the main home page, and/or the discover page of...
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Emily Barnett ·
Here is something to consider, and it's only a theory. This is for the community, because I am pretty sure @Narrative has looked at the idea already, whether it is their intention ...I have no idea. Boosts...or lets use the more accurate term advertising your post. If this is what the "featured post" refers to, well then it has to run through the 2 day advertising approval list. So if this is actually a component of the platform, that posts can be advertised as a featured post, well if it is...
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Malkazoid ·
The more ways we find, the better! Perhaps we could give Narrators a fixed amount of Boosts, for free, to use every week. Perhaps 3 or 4 per week? They can choose to apply it to any content they choose, but they should choose carefully because they only have the 3 or 4 Boosts to spend each week. Or they could be charged a very small amount of NRVE (and I strongly believe it needs to be small enough as to be a hurdle for nobody) - but still limited to those 3 or 4 per week, so the system does...
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Colleen Ryer ·
A limited number of free boosts sound interesting, except I'd personally prefer it be called something else - favorite or something. Favorited posts would be other than one's own, so if it was monetized, would the NRVE go to the post author? If so , I think it's a great idea. And it would be super if @Narrative Network Team circulated some human curated "super posts" at least site off site - really good bet for attracting interest all around. For on-site it might be too much work, but some...
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Colleen Ryer ·
I think @MALKAZOID is on to something with having ways to curate. Lists would be one way, and I wonder if there aren't more. Content that any reader, not just niche owners, liked so well they'd repost to another platform, I think should have some way to gain more visibility beyond where it was originally posted. And since there's going to be a lot niches, a way to curate favorite posts would also give the post's niches some visibility, too.
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MichelleG ·
I have to think about this more. I'm generally apposed to boosts, even not in your face because by design they pollute the natural quality metrics. As opposed to boosts, I prefer sponsored content identified as such. (A.K.A. ads linking to your post.) But I will think more on it.
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