Almost no one sets these toggles differently, so for the sake of clarity, we are combining them.
A related question:
If you had to pick one feature or function to remove from Hubski, which would it be?
I think the "mute" feature should be removed. If someone has something to add to a conversation, they should at least be able to express themselves on that particular subject. I think the mute functionality is unnecessary as we already have hushing. If you don't want someone's input on your post, push them to the bottom of the comments with hushing so their input will not be visible to you.
I think muting moderates for other hubskiers, which I really don't appreciate.