Hi everyone! Remember that thread lil posted 6 months ago while I was deep into a hiatus?

Let's do that again!

After thinking about the State of The Hubwheel all morning (shoutout to flagamuffin), I crept through some profiles I haven't seen around in awhile - the gallery on lil's profile is a pretty great glossary for that.

I want to know who's around! Who's active? Who's lurking? Who's new and who's not?

I'd like to use the same format as lil's post from 6 months ago, with an additional question:

What change would you like to see from the users of Hubski?

I'll start!

Name:

kingmudsy, or just "mud"

Location:

Midwestia, USA

Age:

22

Current Preoccupation:

Getting my adult life in order! I need to get a new lease, new furniture, open all sorts of accounts (savings, retirement, rainy day, oh my!), and 500,000 other things. I posted about most of this in Pubski, but it's a battle between Being Stressed and Tired (tm) and Needing To Work During The Evenings (c)

Previous Preoccupations:

Graduating college, overcoming all sorts of mental blockages, and the stressful saga of how I found my current job!

What change would you like to see from the users of Hubski?

Overall, I wish the site was more active! I check a few times a day (probably more often than I should), and it'd be nice if there were more updates. There's been a pretty lengthy conversation about it over here, if you're more interested in my thoughts.

applewood:

Name

applewood

Location

Sitting on a dining room chair. Getting ready to head into the backyard to listen to the cicadas.

Current Preoccupation

Trying to learn Spanish. Looking for good stories to read, television to watch, anything that'll fill the hole that was created since I walked away from comics. Sewing. Bookbinding. Job hunting.

    What change would you like to see from the users of Hubski?

More casual conversation, because it's genuinely a good way to connect to people.

More OC and threads about what people are making.

Humility. Curiosity. Civility. Gratitude. There's absolutely no reason why conversations on here should feel like walking into a war zone, where you're afraid to share ideas for fear of being dismissed, mocked, or antagonized against just because someone disagrees with you and feels absolutely no compulsion to treat you respectfully because of it. When this goes beyond even remotely controversial topics and bleeds into conversations about cartoons, movies, books, food, etc., it's beyond tragic. Conversations are supposed to be about exploring ideas together, to build relationships and share in the joys that our experiences bring us. They're not supposed to be battlefields, where at the very best the only thing that's won or loss is the building up or tearing down of egos.

Four years ago casual threads would have comments numbering in the dozens. Now we're lucky to get that out of Pubski. We're not gonna be able to get back to where we used to be without a genuine and heartfelt shift in attitude.


posted 110 days ago