"You may notice that the design is heavily inspired by Hacker News and Reddit. This is on purpose. I want Oddbean to be a comfortable and familiar experience, with fast loading pages and minimal distractions."
"The goal of Oddbean is to make the algorithms used for ranking and filtering posts and comments transparent. When communities are ready, you'll be able to click on "algo" at the top of a community page and see exactly how it works. If you don't like it, you can fork it to your own community."
No images. "The written word is one of the greatest achievements of civilisation. They say "a picture is worth a thousand words", but consider this: If you give me a picture, I can describe it in exquisite detail using a thousand words. But if I give you a thousand words, can you draw a picture that conveys all this information?"