No downvotes, therefore no downvote brigades.
Whats your favorite part?
I definitely thought about it, but /u/kjoneslol was the 2nd or 3rd mod in most of my big subreddits, and he is a good friend of mine, I wouldn't want to take the rug out from under him like that. I seriously considered just closing down every subreddit where I was top mod, but I didn't want people harassing me at work, it's not too hard to track down my real life identity via my Flickr or G+ profiles.
If you ignore circlejerk tags, and/or people who subscribe to the circlejerk/red.dit/cultofpersonality life then you have nothing to worry about. twenty minutes of ignoring tags and/or circlejerkers after syncretic quitting that other site, has made my hubski experience right back to where i like it. Splendid!
As far as ignoring individual people, I try to use a little more discretion. As far as ignoring certain tags concerning the other site, its helped clean up the signal to noise ratio. Thats just how i'm dealing with it, to make my experience cleaner.
If someone else wants to make this their cool new lil "other site clone" spot and giggle around with their buddies and pat each other on the back for their contentless raving, thats fine for them, as for me, I decline. I'm choosing my own adventure, and they're choosing theirs. :)
The feeling of being heard. Whether I tell someone their idea was awesome, or show them something that contradicts what they said, whether it's mk or someone who joined 2 hours ago, whether the topic is the right of a criminal justice to forgiveness or whether Seinfeld is funny, the people on this site make me feel like my comments don't get tossed into a void. Features get made. Discussions are had. Seinfeld is not that funny.
At the moment it will remove the posts with those tags or made by those people from your feed. It won't remove the comments by those people currently, their name will just be struck-through. I made a userscript to hide comments from ignored people, but the strike-through thing is new and breaks my script at the moment. I'm hopeful that something like this or even more useful will be implemented in hubski itself.
There are times when I find myself snickering at the great parts of Seinfeld. Then there are the parts where I'm just cringing with unease at the uncomfortably embarrassing and awkward moments portrayed in the show. Some like both moments, but that is where I tend to differ.
That we've claimed the new existence of every redditor that has had drama revolve around them in the last year or so.
Now...just leave the drama behind and live the life of a normal commenter who doesn't have the Powers of the -Gods- Mods.
Just kidding, I really like the fact that this feels like old school reddit but with relationships and more focus on users, etc.
I think mk should seriously consider this at some point, if only because before the reddit explosion, hubski was steadily gaining members based on word of mouth. Word of mouth essentially = invites.
The worst invite-only website I'm a part of is worlds better than the best public ones.
I will say that I don't think mk will ever consider it, because it seems to go against one of the semi-fundamental things he's consistently touted about hubski, which is the open sense of community. But there may come a day.
Honestly NotaMethAddict, I took a couple of IQ tests and got results of 135. So statistically I'm smarter than 95% or so of the population. Am I arrogant? Fuck yeah. Am I dismissive of ignorant dimwits like you who try to shame me for calling crazy crazy? Hell yes. Am I an asshole? Definitely! So what, pray tell, are you here to tell me that I don't already know? Grow up, get a clue and then maybe you can engage in conversations without embarrassing yourself.
That always seemed curious to me. Do THAT many people still have home answering machines? I would love to be on wait wait, but felt like not having one would make it awkward. He probably does voicemail on a cellphone though too. Maybe that's what they could hire Blob for. Outsource for newer technologies.
I'm relatively new here and I don't know most of you. Some of you I do by name since I would browse and post in some of your subreddits. That being said, the smaller communities at reddit were where I found real community forming taking place and good discussions occurring most often. The larger ones tended to be vacuums where nothing could be heard aside from the white noise that filtered in with hundreds of comments in some threads. It is what it is.
From my brief experiences here on Hubski it seems as though there's a lot more active participation along with some interesting discussions taking place. I may not get the gist of it all in some of the posts I've read, but I'm an advocate of life long learning, so it piques my curiosity and I learn as I read. A huge bonus to this site. Gratefully, the subs I'm involved with at reddit offer that up most of the time, too.
In any case, I enjoy both, but feel like this site will offer up more intellectual curiosity in me in the long run.