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ziq wrote (edited )

The reddit redesign could easily be the death of it. You have a real opportunity to seize some of their monopoly with this. People abhor change to their ecosystems.

Postmill is still much cleaner and efficient than any reddit clone tho.

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ergdj5 wrote

Postmill is still much cleaner and efficient than any reddit clone tho.

I think this is one key part; I opened this site and immediately noticed it felt sluggish compared to Postmill, and it felt off.

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go1dfish wrote (edited )

It's currently massively unoptimized.

Voting is intentionally slow and cpu heavy as it is a proof of work problem.

In some respects it will feel faster as it manages data locally.

The communications are real time, you can have live chats in threads.

It's p2p by design and right now there are no escape hatches. Your browser is sorting and counting votes, things that will eventually be more federalized and handled at the server level.

It will likely always be more heavy than postmill, but with that will come some additional benefits. Software is always about tradeoffs.

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go1dfish wrote (edited )

Yeah I'm hoping for that. I'm aiming to have full compatibility with existing subreddit styles when I add community features.

Other clients can do what they want though, at least one other user is working on a leaner UI rewrite using jquery.