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user-inactivated  ·  2596 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Damn it, Hubski.

This may run counter to some of the other comments in this thread, but at the end of the day, it's just the internet. hubski is just a website, and in my opinion you're absolutely overthinking it. Again, it may be that no one agrees with me here; I'm just telling it like I see it.

I love the regular commenters here, but when I joined hubski it was for the articles. I like to read articles on stuff I don't know about. hubski makes this easy and more fun than doing it alone. That's why I'm here. You're here for a different reason, perhaps kleinbl00 is for a third, lil for a fourth. Who cares? hubski's just a place you go, I go, we all go. You might use it partially as a sounding board, insomniasexx might use it to share thoughtful long articles, I might use it to talk music with ButterflyEffect or bfv. Someone else might just post their blog for feedback. None of those things is better or worse than any other.

As far as functionality, you tag every one of your posts something specific, right? So no one who can utilize hubski's basic features has a single reason to complain.

This last bit isn't remotely intended to be an insult -- but remember the axiom that no one is paying as much attention to you as you are. I think it applies here, in a completely positive sense. You don't have to defend yourself for shit.

T-Dog  ·  2596 days ago  ·  link  ·  

yes i agree completely, especially with what you said about Hubski having the tools to make it what you want it to be. I think a lot of the problem that some people are having is that, like pablo said, people in effect treat the site as " MY Hubski," and their concern, i guess, is that eventually all the things and people they don't like will invade their little slice of Hubski that they've apparently claimed ownership of.

i think having people who can connect to the site like that is a good thing, but what i don't understand is why this proprietary mindset automatically means a hostility towards new users. Maybe i see things differently as one of the new users, but if a site is designed to expose you to new ideas and information, why would you want to restrict yourself to the same handful of people and thoughts you're already familiar with?

geneusutwerk  ·  2596 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haven't you heard? Internet is serious business.

    I love the regular commenters here, but when I joined hubski it was for the articles. I like to read articles on stuff I don't know about.

I ran into flagamuffin on reddit yesterday, and was asked why I hadn't been on hubski recently. The truth of matter is that A) I'm busy and B) hubski doesn't give me what I want. When I cam here I wanted interesting articles that I wouldn't find on my google reader (RIP) but it seems that hubski is just a smaller version of /r/askreddit at times, which induces more signal to noise.

I am not sure where I am going with this at this point. All I really want is somewhere on the internet where I can discuss the news of the world in a more intelligent (read less pun filled) way.

user-inactivated  ·  2596 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Block #askhubski and come join me at one of the cool conversations I'm currently a part of -- and that's just this afternoon.