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What makes Fluther so cool?

Asked by Atheros (320 points ) August 10th, 2010

Is it the name?
The design?
The interactivity?
The dynamics of the site?
The fact that there’s barely any spam?
Because it’s something innovative?
All together?
Something not listed above?

Tell me, what do you think?

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

The people and the dynamics of the site. Compared to other sites on the internet, not as many idiots show up here. Blunt, but true.

YARNLADY's avatar

It’s easy to use and understand, easy on the eyes, just the right amount of interactive (not like the overly interactive chat rooms for instance). I like the colors and the users are mostly interesting as well.

marinelife's avatar

The community of users is a big reason. Also, the moderation.

SuperMouse's avatar

The people and the moderation. BenDrewIm, Richard Henry, and Augustlan don’t hurt either!

Vincentt's avatar

I’ve been wondering that as well. I like Fluther, but some people are really worshipping it :)

zwingli's avatar

I think it is just the interaction with people who give their personal opinions. I’ve been entertained so far.

loser's avatar

It just is.

jonsblond's avatar

Taco Tuesdays the guys make an awesome guacamole

FutureMemory's avatar

The genuine desire of most members to learn from each other and have fun.

Buttonstc's avatar

It eschews a garish site design in favor of subtler colors. Easy on the eyeballs encorages spending more time reading.

The upholding of quality standards by the mods.

Flame wars get doused.

There’s a touch of whimsy and quirkiness.

Doctor J with his glasses makes all us INTENTIONAL nerds just look so cool.

Austinlad's avatar

Why that’s easy. The Flutherites who make up the coolective.

chyna's avatar

It’s the best collective of diverse people you will ever meet.

wundayatta's avatar

Super efficient air conditioning system.

YARNLADY's avatar

@jonsblond I didn’t get my taco today, boo hoo

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

I like it cause it’s simple and easy to use, and I like helping people with their questions.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Clothing-optional Wednesdays.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

I think that the reason that Fluther works….when others don’t….is because of the quality of the people who join…witty, articulate, thoughtful, supportive and incredibly intelligent.

And the mods are fab.

Oh, almost forgot the most important thing….the toaster you get when you join. :)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus What toaster?! I didn’t get a toaster she says realizing that would be the worst present for me ever.

chyna's avatar

hmm, I got the toaster.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@chyna Oh sure, rub it in.

zenele's avatar

It’s the ladies. Especially when ^ rubs ^^. Woman on woman – gotta love it.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@zenele now, you’re just being obstinate. g’night.

zenele's avatar

Flogging as a personal attack.

chyna's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I told you he was a perv.

zenele's avatar

Nothing new there. She’s known me for years.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@zenele This is true. And you’ve known me for years. And how many times did I ask to not be called a woman? I’ll sleep while you count. Thanks

zenele's avatar

Sorry, Simone. You are a person and wonderful mom at that.

Jude's avatar

The people (jellies).

augustlan's avatar

The design, the design behind the design (real-time interaction, question matching algorithm, etc), active moderation, and most of all… the people. Welcome @Atheros!

zenele's avatar

And the great Community Manager and mods, of course.

Welcome, @Atheros – great question. Keep it up. Jellies love being flattered.

Jabe73's avatar

Easy site to navigate. Different viewpoints. Lack of trolls. The other Q & A sites seem dead or one-sided to me.

ucme's avatar

The frosty receptions? No that’s not true…..the cold sweats whenever you realise you’ve made a spelling error? No that aint it either….....oooh I know, the diversity & the overall feel of the place makes it to cool for school, in certain secluded places anyway.

wundayatta's avatar

@ucme I trust you got cold sweats for that comment. I hope, I hope. Unless, of course, that you needed to get to cool [yourself or something else] for school, since you/it were/was so hot, you/it might set off the fire alarms. But I really think you meant too cool for school.

In my case, since I work at a school and I ride my bike to work, I do have to cool myself off for school. Otherwise I look ridiculous. But there is no way I am too cool for this school. No way I am too cool for anything. Why, a stick has more coolness than I do!

Your_Majesty's avatar

You ask pigeon chicks in a pigeon nest. I would never ask someone how good his/her house but I will check the house myself. Of course,I can say lots of beautiful things about this site along with promoting its feature but you should find what makes fluther so different/special yourself since we’re diverse people and we might hold different perception of good site.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I like the “addiction without dangerous drug usage” aspect.

CMaz's avatar

I like the bunny slippers.

ucme's avatar

@wundayatta Interesting, why would you hope? Pounced on for a simple typo…now that makes me feel right at home.Good old fluther!

Atheros's avatar

After all, I can see that Fluther is not lacking with spammers…

Buttonstc's avatar

Spammers ? Where ? What ?

Point them out. I’ll go get my spitball tube.

The mods keep a pretty tight reign on spammers. Even when they post an interesting site. Gotta be quick to bookmark it before it’s gone :)

Dog's avatar

My favorite sport is spam removal! Please make my day and flag it! :)

The pulse- the living collective and the amazing site itself which is easy to use, coded to perfection and FREE!

Buttonstc's avatar

I would love to oblige but there is no flagging yet enabled on ifluther, the mobile version.

See what can be done about that wouldja, Dog?

:D

Dog's avatar

@Buttonstc Oh believe me- I have been trying.

Symbeline's avatar

The wide range of topics which may explored with minimal intervention, as opposed to most Q&A sites, is what keeps me coming back.

Vincentt's avatar

Oh, a GA shower, quickly, let’s post another reply! :P

mattbrowne's avatar

The international user base.

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