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ChezCoder

Hello Repl, I hope you read the full length of this message.
For those who don't know me, I am ChezCoder, and I left repl for a few reasons.

  1. The competition for cycles
    Remember back in the old days, where one post had the same voice as any other post? Well I don't think that is the case anymore. This has been said OVER and OVER again, but I don't think people are getting the point. Getting CYCLES isn't the point of Repl, but I now only see that in the community. Everyday I log on, what do I see? People griding for cycles, for the chance to be the so called "best repler".

  2. The community is totally changing
    I don't even feel like this was the same community it was back then. Excuse me everyone? We are a programming community, and not a gaming community. Lets start looking for EFFORT, and not how FUN or WEIRD a repl is. You can post a python compiler using EVAL() and get more cycles than if you decided to remake Repl. Stop this guys. To upvote a post, is to mark it as a high quality post that is full of EFFORT.

  3. The search query and filter is broken
    When you go to https://repl.it/talk, what are the DEFAULT filters that are put on? All, and Hot. This is wrong. These people on the HOT board already have enough attention, why make their posts the first thing people see when visiting the website? This also decreases the chances of new posts ever getting SEEN in the first place. MY suggestion, is that you change it over to All, and New. This not only gives new posts more chances of being seen by the community, but also tones down super popular posts from staying on the hot board for too long and thus give other posts more chances to get on the HOT board.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and it would mean a lot if you could DM me your thoughts. Of course, I did not have any intention to be toxic, these are just my thoughts on how the community is turning out thus far. This community has lots of potential, and I hate to see it in this state.

[NOTE] This is NOT for UPVOTES and CYCLES please don't assume that.

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ArloMichael
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maisie08
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BladeWoman
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PixiGem
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AR199
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Mooping
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hotnewtop
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programmeruser

It's almost impossible for new people to get noticed by the community since their posts are being drowned out by the more "popular" replers. And the things on the hot setion are always just games made by the same people so I just go to the new section.

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Kookiez

@programmeruser
yeah the anger test in python was so simple, and it has over 200+ upvotes! only because the maker was "popular". If some new person posted it, it would only get like 5 upvotes at most.

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realTronsi

@Kookiez
the maker is popular??

for cycle farming probably

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Kookiez

@realTronsi
lol yeah when he answer questions, he goes:

Please mark this as the answer if this helped

it's just that he has a lot of cycles, and people feel obliged to mark his answer correct since he said that.

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EpicGamer007

@Kookiez
+1

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RayhanADev

@Kookiez
ikr, he googles and just gave links until I told him to frekin stop (ik this is an old thread just wanted to butt in)

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Kookiez

@RayhanADev
lol yeah

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Coder100

oh yeah, its been confirmed he uses alts

@RayhanADev

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RayhanADev

@Coder100
wait what really! Where are they exposed? (ik it’s rude but I take a little enjoyment from this)

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ChezCoder

You guys won't believe how much notifications I get from this post a day... sigh can a mod lock this post or something

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Coder100

same

@RayhanADev

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Coder100

anyways i talked to zwack about it he confirmed

@RayhanADev

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RayhanADev

@Coder100
dang, wish I could see it happen, but dang

@ChezCoder
Sowwy xd.

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Kookiez

@RayhanADev
wait they use alts? wow...

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BlakeLeee

@programmeruser
thats not true im new and posted my team and almost got a full team and met lots of people already

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systemctl

@programmeruser
I agree repl.it should implement something that allows the newer people to be seen first, also people need to stop treating this like social media. Stop cycle farming stop the alts please

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JaydenLiu1

@programmeruser
YOU'RE THE GUY WHO KEEPS GIVING ME POSTS THAT OFFEND ME BECAUSE IT IS BASICALLY A DOWNVOTE!

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programmeruser

@JaydenLiu1
what? No, I'm just pointing out how you could improve.

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JaydenLiu1

@programmeruser
But what's wrong with it?

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programmeruser

@JaydenLiu1
well, a bunch of if statements in Python isn't really a OS. (please don't take this statement as an offensive one.)

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CSharpIsGud

You can post a python compiler using EVAL() and get more cycles than if you decided to remake Repl. Don't forget, you could also make a real actual python compiler and it wouldn't get anywhere close either.

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RayhanADev

@CSharpIsGud
lmao faxx xd.

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JaydenLiu1

@CSharpIsGud
Yeah! So why did you say "REAL CODING LANGUAGE" when people can make "fake" coding languages and get more upvotes!

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CSharpIsGud

@JaydenLiu1
Bruh, of course people don't like fake coding languages when they aren't even coding languages to begin with. They can do whatever they like, it does not mean everyone has to sit there and let them call it whatever the hell they want.

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CSharpIsGud

@JaydenLiu1
And yes, I say it because there is a difference between a bunch of if statements and an actual parser that can does more than read some lines from stdin and .split it a bunch of times.
Now stop whining about your fake langs feelings and leave my notifications.
I am not in a really good mood right now so I'm not going dull my words for you.

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RohilPatel

bruh this isnt how it should be. u should focus on quality rather than quantity. it seems like any fake language u have made hasnt made u any cycles anyways

@JaydenLiu1

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FlaminHotValdez

yes yes I agree thank you thank you... for the sake of this project's idea, I am not upvoting(and pls don't upvote this comment) I agree, default should be new and not hot, hot people have enough attention. People should upvote actual effort put into code. I've seen popular projects that are literally an embedded image in HTML. Seroiusly the amount of sam projects is incredible and one thing I should note that's especially broken is the ask board. Most of the time the "hot" questions are the ones that are like, "What should I do next" by popular users... this means that genuine questions that are asking for help with code will be covered up :(((( Nobody ever reports low effort posts which is bad :(((( maybe if you got some kind of reward for reporting a post, like an achivement or something, and you get punished if you fake report.

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[deleted]

when u said not to upvote this comment u get an upvote
Me:*slaps face
other people: slaps face
The person who got the upvote:
Screenshot 2020-11-15 at 1.56.17 PM


@maxyang

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FlaminHotValdez

@ilovebeef
not my fault -_-

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[deleted]

@maxyang

image

well you failed

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FlaminHotValdez

@AJDevelopment
T-T seriously just don't upvote it 4head

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[deleted]

@maxyang
do you mean 4head as in this thing
Invalid image url

(i dont use twitch)
image

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FlaminHotValdez

@AJDevelopment
No, a forehead.

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[deleted]

@maxyang
oh

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JaydenLiu1

@maxyang
Why not upvote? You are standing up for me! I barely get any upvotes on my projects and I deserve to get noticed!

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FlaminHotValdez

@JaydenLiu1
Dude oof. Almost all my cycles are from comments.

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cutech

@FlaminHotValdez
why when people say i dont want upvotes people get upvotes

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FlaminHotValdez

@cutech
NOT INTENDED-

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MeadowKaytlyn
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elburg

I can relate to #2. I posted a full-on command-based calculator with a basic math function that can process more numbers than normal calculators and randomize numbers, along with a built-in help function and error reporter, but yet, it only got one upvote, and it was from me. and yet a cycle farmer, who reposted a reply as their own, got more upvotes than me.

I'm not saying that I want more upvotes or attention, I just want to point out that some people are just receiving the wrong attention.

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FlaminHotValdez

@elburg
yes yes yes I agree I'm also happy
@ChezCoder
finally decided to post something like this I spent a ton of effort on a calculator program where you just input the expression and I get 1 cycle from me.

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elburg

@maxyang
i feel that...
Screen Shot 2020-11-22 at 2.02.54 PM

...I feel that...

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FlaminHotValdez

@elburg
oof. Oof. But tbh there are python "interpreters" out there that are legit

while True:
print(eval(input()))

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programmeruser

@elburg
I created a lua interpreter with 700+ lines and for some reason other people with low effort projects get more attention...

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elburg

@FlaminHotValdez
but the thing is...

...my calculator now does more...

...and is still getting better...

...and is still underrated...

...but it is growing and that's ok.

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FlaminHotValdez

@elburg
wow... 2 months later...

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ChezCoder

@FlaminHotValdez
yes... 2 months later... im upset at how nothing has changed

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FlaminHotValdez

@ChezCoder
and I thought this thread was long since dead...

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elburg

@ChezCoder
about my calculator?

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EpicGamer007

I heard about how replit may be planning on adding something so that you can use cycles to buy stuff in replit. but i think that is dumb and just causes people to want more cycles. in my opinion they should not add that.

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elburg

@EpicGamer007
I think that there should be an auto-mod who can detect reposts and low effort projects.

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Vandesm14

@elburg
psst there is, but it's a secret

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elburg

@Vandesm14
Not anymore.

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Vandesm14

@elburg
No like actually. We have a bot. It's just that nobody sees it because it resides only in the reports system.

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RayhanADev

@Vandesm14
bet I can make a better reports system if you gave me all the juicy info you mods know about the replit rest api

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EpicGamer007

@RayhanADev
XD

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elburg

@RayhanADev

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elburg