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    DubFi mobile web dubfi.com
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    ASCII only, displays everywhere

    What? UTF-8 is widely supported. If you care about a consistent view, please drop all your CSS. This makes the whole website only suitable for users who write in the Latin script. If you hate emojis, I would suggest to block that specific range of UTF-8 codepoints.

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      This makes the whole website only suitable for users who write in the Latin script.

      Although I agree with your statement, it is worth to mention that my native language uses Latin script and still needs characters out of the ASCII range to clearly distinguish different words.

      The situation is even worse for the one I am learning recently: in it, there are necessary letter which aren’t in ASCII, although still uses Latin script.

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        Yeah that’s a weird thing isn’t it. ASCII was supposed to support American English. It doesn’t and I don’t think there’s any major natural language that can be written using ASCII only. Maybe its inventors have been a bit naïve, or they just needed something to put on their résumé…

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          It was created in 1963. The world was very different back then!

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      Apparently I’ve already created an account, but no password reset functionality. :/ And I agree, ASCII-only makes it a bit odd, as UTF-8 has been around for ages.

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        Don’t read too much into that. It told me there’s an account from my IP address too, although I’ve never signed up. That’s one way to keep people off you’re platform I guess.

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        only one mention, link or hashtag per status

        maximum of 5 consecutive statuses

        no support for multilines or paragraphs

        no counters for followers, likes, shares, etc.

        One question: Why?

        I saw another project like this recently. These are a large part of the reason to use existing social media, otherwise it’s just a blog where you can post less text than usual, and the “social” aspect of “social media” falls to the wayside, among other problems…

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          One question: why not?

          Social media sucks because it tries to be all things to all people. A more focused approach to it is intriguing.

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            It’s just a blog where you can post less text than usual.

            Twitter doesn’t really try to be all things. It does one thing well, which is letting users interact with micro-blogs and eachother. You have your page, I have mine, and we can interact in 4 well-defined ways: replies, retweets, likes and private messages.

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          puts the user back in control

          but then

          ASCII only

          Is a user really “in control” if you restrict them to expressing themselves in a small subset of languages?