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Many chatrooms become unusable due to multiple
simultaneous conversations, forcing the conversation
the lowest common denominator and attention-grabbing
interrupts. A program could intelligently determine which
messages are replying to which thread, and thus display
conversations separately, within a
room and with a single text entry box for the user.
Comments gaining more replies would gain additional
while ignored off-topic comments would be quickly
This would enable chatrooms to naturally and
||Automatically fractally segment? huh?
||In other words: use AI to sort annotations by topic. For
example, if the HB had this system then an AI would guess
which annotations were replying to which other
annotations. Then, the AI would display the entire
contents of the HB as a single giant fractal:
topics/keywords connected by red lines indicating the
strength of connection between those keywords. Zooming
in on a topic would display subtopics, ideas, and
annotations; all complete with red lines to other
annotations/topics/keywords. Again, this display of the
HB would be a single giant poster (building-sized) covered
in annotations connected by red lines, which I shall call
the HB-fractal. When a user starts to type a new
annotation, the AI would "automatically fractally
segment" this annotation by automatically zooming to the
most relevant part of the HB-fractal (most red line
connections and shortest line length) and would add the
||More specifically, imagine the HB-fractal is a map of one's
preferred country overlaid with every HB annotation ever
made. These annotations are organized by an AI which
attempts to sort them in a way that isn't too
unreasonable. Red-colored lines connecting these
annotations are "roads" and the AI tries to place new
annotations onto the HB-fractal map in positions which
minimize the total amount of road needed.
||This would be useful for those ideas that turn into political
debate pages [+]
||Edit: It could be implemented as a browser extension! Then
it would work on any site that has flat comments.
||// This would be useful for those ideas that turn into political debate pages //
||Yeah, well, that's just the sort of thing that Hitler would say.