Show HN: A link/news aggregator I am working on

omegapedia.com

3 points by SpeelingWrong 13 days ago

Hello HN, I'm building omegapedia.com, a link/news aggregator that combines features of multiple other sites. I started building this site because I often found some features lacking in other websites. As example:

You can format you text to be italic, red, blue or to be a spoiler. Comments are not threaded and don't include any voting feature. Omegapedia uses upvotes and downvotes for posts but shows them as separate numbers. I styled the page in darkmode but added an optional lightmode as well. I added "Trust-Points" and a leaderboard to show the 5 users with the most points. Other noteworthy features are:

-Comment replies.

-Flairs.

-Adding a bio to your profile.

-Mention users in comments.

-Ability to add a email address to your account.

-Forgot-my-password function.

-Link posts.

There is no need to add a email andress to your account and you will never be forced to.

The site works on pc and mobile.

The site is very lightweight because there are no CSS or JavaScript libaries that will have to be downloaded first. There are multiple ways to sort the posts and a way to show the recent comments so you can join a current discussion anytime.

There is no register barrier and you will be automatically logged in a muted guest account.

I am very interested in feedback and if you have any questions or comments please let me know, thank you!

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Join me on omegapedia!

https://omegapedia.com/showpost.php?id=467

haspoken 10 days ago

The text is so big! I get 9 items on my monitor vs 30 on the HN page. I counted 31 items on Omegapedia's first page, but I have to scroll down to see them then go to the next page.

Tried to middle click and right click to open story in another tab, didn't work. Took a minuted to realize it won't let me do that. It appears that I have to open link on the same page and use back to return.

Highlighting text won't let me search, instead it takes me to the link.

Didn't find many comments. It would be nice to have an option to look for pages with most comments and to have a time filter on your sort so one could just look for posts in say the last month or week, not just over all time.

I am likely too used to the HN layout - high density, no scrolling per page, just hit next page at the bottom. Quickly open stories in tabs and read the articles at my leisure.

It would be nice to be able to configure how the page is displayed and its behavior opening links.

I use firefox as my browser.