The conclusion here is actually the crux of Kathy Sierra’s brilliant Badass - Making Users Awesome book and as Dave mentioned her as a precursor to his post I expect that they actually hold the same views, said slightly differently.
i.e The focus should go on making the user a better person/programmer.
As an aside, it’s so nice to be reading properly chained blog posts than trying to read conversational tweetstorms.
I’m kinda sick of the 4 slots the same conversation about Rust is taking up on the front page, especially when none of the articles is really that detailed or informative (barring the original post). Of course, everybody who’s ever heard of Rust is upvoting them (because of course they are, because marketing), but the lack of useful information is kinda a bummer.
I feel long-form conversation using blog posts is more beneficial for the community in both the short and long term than tweetstorms. That is all I meant, Lobste.rs interface did not come into my reasoning - filling up 4 slots is obviously not ideal, I wonder if that could be fixed with interface?
Does it really need to be fixed?
If there were a pattern of Rust occupying the top 4 slots, then OK, I could understand the complaints. It happened once. Whoop. Dee. Do.