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Although the title read in sudden will prompt a “whaaat ?”, the idea however is very simple. A link to a blog by a member could be tagged “selfie” before posting it here.

One advantage of lobste.rs is that it has tagging, so “selfies” could be filtered better, an advantage which the code of HN or r/prog doesn’t offer.

Thoughts ?

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      I would like this. I think most of my blog posts are on-topic but rarely submit them because I don’t want to improperly self-promote. The couple I’ve submitted have been because I really really wanted some feedback on a code design topic or because the topic was already getting significant attention in another story.

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        Just link to content (a blog post), which should be about a topic of some kind, and would hopefully have a relevant tag. I think linking to the front page of a blog would just be needlessly spammy.

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          Don’t call it that; meme-of-the-moment puns get very silly.

          I worry that this would worsen cases of “celebrity users”. When I posted articles from my blog on HN, they never got upvoted until one day ColinWright posted one. Then after that I was able to post more articles from the same blog and they got upvotes. I’m pretty sure my writing didn’t just happen to have a big quality increase at the same time.

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            Name it “ego(-post)”; I doub’t the term ego can be dubbed ‘du jour’ ;-)

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              Programmers are an opinionated lot. So ego-post sounds very appropriate :)

              I just wanted to point that lobsters has tags-support whereas r/prog and HN don’t. That can make self-posts a bit easier to filter and grapple with.