NoDNS 

So maybe, in the vein of ad blockers and subscribing to blocklists, we need host finders that allow us to subscribe to host lookup lists that we trust. A few simple rules for resolving conflicts (list priorities? show all options along with source list ident? dunno) and an equally simple API.

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Reminds me of the old Usenet days, of finding a host/service that both kept the groups in which one had interest and provided a long, long history instead of the past sixty days.

re: NoDNS 

@thraeryn yeah, good point. it's very much the same vibe, and is probably a good indicator of part of what it is I feel like I'm missing "these days". There was a certain amount of "concentrating" of communities that occurred because of the resource limits that made "infinitely huge" communities impractical before the days of ubiquitous fast links and cheap storage.

getting a bit off-topic, but just a bit 

@djsundog

The net needs curation. It did then; it does now.

It needs to be a place where anyone can put anything, but also where the cream rises to the top.

Algorithms don't know cream from whey.

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