* https://tray.club - like this, but allows subpages and notes areas.
* https://gossipsweb.net - pay $1 to be in this directory ('cozy web'-type vibe)
* https://terra.finzdani.net - personal directory
* https://marijn.uk/linkroll/ - another one
* https://href.cool/ - mine
But I love the simplicity of Multy - dump your links and click create. Great work.
Should be against the rules. I don’t have the ability to report, hence posting here
This sort of suggestion of niche web sites (by different people) that I basically would have never comes across except through some recommendation is something that I highly value HN for.
But I figure that I'll put the thought out there and people can agree or disagree. Glad for you to voice your disagreement - I may need to tone it down.
I’m not speaking for the original author, but from my own experience, getting to the front page of HN is very difficult, and I’ve noticed a fair few people (not blaming you) who have been advertising their own products on somebody else’s post.
It’s sort of like gaming the system. It’s not fair to the original author since the conversation can get sidetracked from his project to the project being linked.
It’s like jumping the queue. Actually I am not blameless here, I inadvertently did the same until I realized what I was doing was wrong —- it’s not something I think comes readily to the mind of the normal reader, but for any of those looking to promote it becomes obvious.
Again it’s a fine line. It’s an issue with HN having a large audience, no ads and a relatively cheap (well basically free) way to advertise ones work. Same thing happens with reddit; and now I have heard that some of moderators there are taking kickbacks by allowing / disallowing certain posts.
For the record, I learned how to code less than 2 years ago, next to my full time job.
I rarely have the time to complete a side project, so I challenged myself to make a functional website in a weekend.
The idea was simple, to be able to create a short URL to share a list of websites. It's not revolutionary, but I was surprised not to find more sites to do that. Bit.ly had such a system a few years ago called "Bundles", which they shut down.
I often see interesting lists on Twitter or in articles, but keeping track of all this is sometimes complicated. That's where I got the idea.
So I created Multy over a weekend and was thrilled to see that I could make a functional site, no matter how small, in such a short period of time.
I still have a lot of ideas to improve it, such as adding private links, or a very simple statistics system. I would like as much as possible not to create an authentication system and keep the concept as simple as possible. I haven't necessarily thought about monetization, but there may be some ideas! I didn't create it to make a fortune anyway.
I would like to have your opinion on its current version, and on the evolutions I could bring to it.
Thank you for reading me and taking the time to test Multy!
Currently I use bit.ly for this, but it means generating lots of links. What is helpful on bit.ly is the bookmarklet. Being able to add a link to a bundle from a bookmarklet would be quite nice if you haven't done it already.
If I don't want to add an authentication system, maybe with a token...
Keep it up!
Also minor suggestion - I might list a couple more examples with links or make the link more prominent, as my eye didn't immediately catch the "see an example" button. The overall UI is fantastic.
I will check if I can create my own browser extension!
So for example multy.me/xXere-1 and you'll be able to go directly to the link?
--- Typically i'll put numbers inline for each reference I make. And then at the bottom of the comment just list them as so:
But if I replace the listed references with a single link at the bottom of the page to your site:
Then it would be nice if the individual numbers (1,2,and 3) were obvious on that linked page beside each reference. But it's not a huge difference, it was just an initial thought when I first tried out your site. It's still useful even without numbered links, and I can't guess how many people would use them.
References can be found here: https://multy.me/M9MU0A
I don't know if there's enough overlap in what you do that you could work with them (maybe via deep linking with fallback?), but it'd be interesting! They're a cool group of founders (YC W19, I think), and their extensible mobile browser is now my go-to on iOS.
For a few days now I've been thinking about an API system allowing users to create lists directly, without going through Multy. With a POST that would return a unique link to a JSON. This would allow people to integrate their own system to their site/application. If I had to monetize a part of Multy, maybe it would be this API, I don't know what you think?
When clicking the grid view, it does not work with åäö. And probably other character as well.
If I add two urls, most of the time, the last one does not show up.
If i add a URL that has a 301 to another url, it's the target url, not the one i entered, that get's published.
When clicking "create list" it takes 5-8 seconds before the list is created. This seems like a long time for such a simple operation.
I don't want users to do link cloaking on Multy and if people click on something on Multy, they are aware of where they're going. This is why I do that, and this is why I also want to integrate a domain blacklist.
I found several BL, mostly for email spam protection but:
The difficulty is to found how to work with the database and check each URI.
I found some packages on npm like this one : https://www.npmjs.com/package/dnsbl-lookup
But I have to test it thoroughly before putting it into production.
What is your plan to deal with spam or abuse of the service?
We can always handle spam with checking IP / number of requests but it's easy to say ;)
When you're discovered by spammers they will use your service to mask their true domain and share to social media sites which will in due course blacklist your domain. :-(
If volumes are low enough just now I'd consider some kind of manual moderation.
(Maybe you could use the referrer header, detect if the user has come from somewhere else and demand moderation for that case v.s. direct link emailed to a group)
For reference, the original author did a Show HN when they released One-Tab.
For example, here is a public notebook: https://histre.com/pub/notebooks/zk4s2695/product-road-map-t...
I never built an add-on for a browser so it will make a good challenge. Maybe for this week-end ^^
I'll send it to Google for Chrome as well
I'll check asap and try to fix it :) Thanks for the report
Feel free to check it and I will be happy to have some feedback on my code. Since I'm self-taught, I'm sure I make big mistakes!