Lobsters was launched on this day 5 years ago. 7600 users, 32,000 stories, and 89,000 comments later, thanks to everyone that has made it the engaging community that it is today.
Thanks @jcs for developing and maintaining lobste.rs!
Happy birthday Lobsters!
I’ve been a member of HN for much longer, yet this is the only place I actually comment on from time to time. It’s a much nicer community, and the links submitted are usually something I enjoy reading.
Thanks @jcs, and everyone else on lobsters :D
I dont think I’ve even opened HN in months!
I try not to. It only ever made me bitter.
Ditto. It’s a firehose, and much of it is useless to me - I’m not interested in startups and entrepreneurship.
May Lobsters stay free of Redditization for many years to come.
Would a subreddit be a Lobste.rs shrimp?
Many thanks @jcs for building a community that is big enough to be exposed to new and interesting views, without being so big that it becomes about personalities and ego.
Lobsters is still my favorite site on the web.
Thanks to @jcs and everyone else for a great community with real technical posts and participants.
The recent battlestations thread was truly fun and reminded me of why I first got into programming.
Thank you jcs!
Congratulations to @jcs. Lobsters is a great example of how to design and run a community website, and Iʼm honoured to be here.
Thank you for this! And still amazed by the simple, clean and beautiful design of the site!
Woow congrats to this amazing community, its founders and maintainers :)
I tried to find a suitable cake image - but it’s really hard to choose. So have them all :)
thanks @jcs. o7
What’s number of active, unique users per month participating? I was always curious.
Happy Birthday, lobste.rs and friends.
Thanks a lot for Lobste.rs, it feels like home!
Happy birthday Lobsters! I don’t remember how I got here, but I’ve made great friends since!
Happy birthday lobsters ????*
Thanks to @ktsl for inviting me to join this community!
* (unfortunately, there is no lobster emoji)
Just got invited a day ago. Looking forward to seeing some great content!
Thanks for lobste.rs and the code that you have generously made available. I plan to use it to host a niche site.
I was just curious about the hosting service it runs on. What did you use when you started? What is it on now?
Also thanks to @stefantalpalaru for inviting me!
What do you need?
Just an idea of where I should host a Lobsters-like site on. Thought I would piggyback on previous experiences. I was thinking about using either AWS or DO. Leaning towards DO $10 plan now.
It started on a dedicated server and moved to a beefier dedicated server earlier this year. I think @pushcx runs Barnacles on some kind of cloud thing.
Barnacles is on the cheapest hobby plan at Heroku, yeah.
Thanks for the info.
You’re welcome. Drop by the chat room room as you get started, there’s usually someone around who knows the codebase and can answer questions.
Happy Birthday Lobsters! I’m grateful for the decent and civil space where people can share interesting stuff.
lobsters were known as the cockroaches of the sea.