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Ban Twitter threads.

I know the "community builders" are going to hate me for this.

This inspired me to create this post.

I'm writing this because I care about Indie Hackers.

When I joined, IH was a place to share insights and learn from the experiences of others. It was a place where you could still have fun while being incredibly productive.

And now it feels like that's being taken away. I don't want this community to turn into a place for selling, and there's just too much of it.

People aren't explicitly selling, I'm aware of that fact.

But most of the content I see is created with the intention to sell. It's a desperate approach, and it's making this site unbearable.

My suggestion is to significantly decrease external links, starting with a complete ban on Twitter threads with no internal context.

I know it might sound harsh, but I think it's good for the longevity of the community.

Let me know what you think.

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    Related, but a smaller change, maybe default the new post to be a post instead of a link.

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    I totally agree. For me, IH is becoming less and less useful by the day.

    Many people come here to promote their own stuff (check some people's comment histories, they reply only on their own posts). There are also the many "I made $X in Y months" posts that are undisguised bragging, but still get officially promoted by IndieHackers because they drive traffic. People are not critical anymore, it's an endless cycle of encouragements.

    I came here because the same thing happens on Twitter, not sure where I'll go now.

    Similar recent thread: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/new-ih-feature-downvote-posts-530e654813?commentId=-MkOw1jxRtXL6WQeSzys

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