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> If it were possible I'd beg/ask him to mentor me
You don't have to beg, just ask. :)
Might take me a few days to reply though!
The reason ignoring was never implemented on reddit is because then those who don't use the feature would suffer even more and it would turn people off. Imagine if for example a bunch of people were ignoring Apple posts on launch day, and therefore not downvoting them. Now, the entire front page is Apple posts, but only the most vocal haters don't see it.
A bunch of other people though, who don't know about the feature or aren't power users, will be turned off by the "apple centric" community, which isn't actually the case!
So I'd advise heavily against making ignore a first party feature.
> However, I am correct that the way you implemented them on Reddit was to alllow a post to exist in more than one subreddit at once?
Not exactly. Today you can post the same link in multiple reddits, since uniqueness is by reddit. You used to be able to crosspost, but we got rid of that after we expanded beyond just a few communities.
With tags the implementation was that you could tag any link with any tag, so if anyone submitted the same link elsewhere and used the same tag, that link would show up in the /t/foo list once with a combined discussion thread. The alternative implementation had the link show up twice, each with their own tag.
Either way, we didn't want someone to browse to /t/jesus and find links to both /r/atheism and /r/christianity.
I'm not sure what you'd like clarification on. :)
I hold the same opinion today as I did then -- you can't build a community around tags.
The OP is exactly right on the interpretation of what I wrote: "His point seems to be that discussion will differ depending on which tag a story is found at." (except for the dangling preposition).