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But wouldn't this system fail as the user base grows? It would be such a long task to mute all these users, even if I did it as I saw them and it didn't pile up.
Another point that comes up is what if I enjoy other content that this user posts? Say organicAnt also makes some very thought provoking comments in their posts and other posts, what do I do them?
Sweet thanks! This is the answer is was looking for!
I saw a post on 4chan a while ago about a similar idea. There was a grandpa who's grandkids found an old computer. He talked about all the good times he had and the friends he made, even though he didn't know who anybody was. He went to 4chan, and saw that it was empty. He then made a post, and left for a bit, thinking about the "glory days." After a while, he came back and saw someone called him a fag and started crying tears of joy knowing that there was still an old friend to reconnect with or a new friend to be found.
My question about being able to simply filter things out is how do you differentiate between posts within a tag and multiple users? Taking you example of the shock poster, if I support animal rights I will continue to follow the tag. However, what happens once multiple users start posting similar content? Do I have to go through all of them, find who I don't and don't like and take it from there?
- Hubski is trying to straddle some sort of in between territory and it's doing a bad job of it at the moment, as far as I can make out. If tags could be nested somehow and content out of lower tags bubbled up into higher tags once they got popular enough, maybe... ( #nfl having 32 team tags under it, and when content for a particular team has enough interest it would "overflow" to the parent tag; you'd need multiple inheritance to also have teams linked to their local area - if the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup it should show up directly from #chicago even if it's not tagged chicago directly.)
This is the main problem I see as well. I feel with without nested tags, you would need to follow an absurd amount of tags. Another solution would be to allow a huge amount of tags on a post, which could work, but I feel like using tags allows for certain areas to be isolated because the tag needs to grow in the first place for someone to recognize it enough to use it.
Another problem is how would I post a link that's very relevant to many tags? Using the Blackhawks example again, it could go to #nhl, # chicago, #Blackhawks, #sports, #hockey, the list goes on.
I guess my problem then is really that I don't know how data is used. Thanks for the insight!
I've always had a strong interest in politics. My dad is very political, he's generally either watching the news or listening to it, so that caught on to me. What really did it though was a combination of two things: I took AP Government in high school and loved it, and my use of the internet opened me up to new ideas. In AP Gov we took a test online to see which candidate we should vote for in the 2016 presidential election, and almost everyone in the class got Gary Johnson, who was the candidate for the Libertarian Party. If you're not familiar with them, they're a neoliberal party that's like a calmed down version of Ron Paul. Basically what happened was that because this is America, the free market is the only economic system that exists, and because we're in high school, we all liked the Democratic Party's social politics. The problem is that the mainstream view of the democratic party is that they are much less into the free market than Republicans, so most people are divided over whether to vote in terms of economics or society.
Anyway, I thought it was ridiculous that Gary Johnson was the candidate everyone liked, but nobody had heard of him. I did more poking around the internet, and discovered crazy things like how communism isn't the only liberal economic system and how the Republicans and the Democrats are essentially the same party and how anarchism isn't just angsty teenagers but very prominent Russian philosophers. Basically I fell into a time sucking Wikipedia binge and haven't come out of it yet. Also I've gotten into radical politics, which as a result of it generally being more local, has a lot to do with "street politics": things that impact our day to day lives such as laws regarding use of bicycles on roads, the new trend of criminalizing the homeless, etc., which allows you too see how politics impacts you in a much clearer light. You see that politics isn't the business of politicians and people with money, but everyone.
Now in school I'm learning more things and I'm very interested in political theory. One of the most interesting things to me that is becoming a big topic is the rise of non-state actors. The system that we use to divide the world into countries is that State system. States are the actors, they have interests in common/conflict, ect. But the most interesting part is the fact that in the State system, States have a monopoly on violence. That's why private armies don't exist (to the extent that they could cause problems). But the increasing prominence of non-state actors who have political goals and use violence to get things done (we brand these people terrorists) such as Al-Qaeda and its syndicates, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. are a direct challenge to that system. Now what that means for the system, I have no idea. But the fact that there are other systems out there is super interesting to me. I'm all for shaking things up, so I'm very fond of these challenges to the established system.
Hello Hubski and all you Hubskiites(?), I'm a rising second year university student studying Politcal Science. Obviously I'm super into politics, especially radical politics because the edges are where you find the most interesting things.
I just moved here from reddit, not having a replacement was the only thing I needed to leave, and I like what I see so far. I, like most ex-redditors I've seen here were fed up with content that would only take a few seconds to analyze, and this seems like a cool place.
I'm also an aspiring writer looking to get into longform writing, a music addict, and I like really derpy looking dogs.
Are you a native Korean or are you doing a TEFL program?
I love Against Me!! My favorite album of theirs is Reinventing Axl Rose. It's just so raw and full of emotion.
I have a few favorite genres but the top is probably punk (not that Blink-182/Sum 41 garbage, stuff like Propagandhi and Dead Kennedys). I also love metal and I'm getting more and more into an EDM subgenre called trap, which is basically the very stereotypical rave music.
My favorite punk album is definitely Adolescents self-titled album.
But my favorite album of any genre is probably The Complexity Of Light by Children Of Nova, a prog-metal band.