I do think that with a decentralised trust and information aggregation model, it is probably not quite right to overlay any kind of curated information feed over the top. Advertising is prime example, and I think the suggested causes is ok (but would need to be monitored, and ideally algorithmically derived)
Thats ok. That sounds out of tune to what we're hearing, but i think they get it right a lot of the time which is good.
I wouldn't suggest causes at all, I would make the entire cause thing a trust-chain. You see a cause because you are my friend and I published it. If you boost that, it goes to your friends and circles (depending who you boost it to).
Because you can't then come along and rip people off
sounds ideal to me
The ripple-out effect is in proportion to the average christian's judgement on how important it is
And it means no one organisation can dominate the platform
I really think every cause should have a cap too
perhaps its a soft-cap
but this isn't kickstarter
we don't want one lady with a sick kid to suddenly have 50 million dollars
because the little girl was especially cute
well, I think a cause can def. have stretch goals :)
'we need 4k to build a well', 'if we make it to 8k we can pipe water to the town', 'if we make it to 12k we can provide water for the surrounding towns via water carts'
I think the world needs more smaller, focused causes and less world-visions (not that we dont also need the big organisations) I just think a lot of the little people miss out
kinda like how prostate cancer research is starved for funding while breast cancer is , because it's easier to sell breasts than prostates x_x
gitter ate my
@DamonOehlman I'm looking at using rethinkDB because it has a neat pubsub feature built ontop of queries, so watching a currently logged in user's messages is easy, then stream them via websockets.
Not sure if you've experimented much with that
I'd probably just use the same DB to prototype the rest of the app too, then perhaps move most stuff other than feeds out to maybe sharded postgres
does that sound reasonable?
https://hudson-taylor.github.io/ is an SOA/microservices framework I wrote (which someoneweird has been going to town adding features to) which I'm thinking of using, having isolated services for major components, they can feasibly have their own data-stores
I love pubsub features, but I haven't experimented with rethinkDB yet
taking a look at HT now
So the service that a user connects to via websocket, can then connect directly to that user's rethinkDB 'feed' of posts/messages. but posts themselves can live of in a 'posts' service that does other stuff
It needs documentation :/ the website is something s1w put up, there should be more examples in the readme