I recently posted about making comment sorting user-specific.
Thanks to your feedback, we settled upon one idea which will begin the experiment of custom comment sorting on Hubski.
Starting today, you can select to 'hush' another user. Hushing a user will sort that user's comments to the bottom of a thread that you are viewing. In essence, a hushed user's comments fall more quickly to the bottom of a thread.
Hushing is anonymous. No one knows who has hushed them. Hushing only affects comment threads viewed by you. Your hushing does not affect other users. You can hush a user on their profile page. You can view the users you hush in your settings page.
The hush function is an experiment. Let us know how it works out for you.
The second part of today's update regards account inactivation. I occasionally get requests for account deletion. Oddly, most of these requests come from users with little or no data.
At the bottom of your settings page, you will now find a link for account inactivation. Inactivating your account is permanent. When you inactivate your account, your profile can no longer be viewed, and in posts and comments, your username is replaced with the text 'user-inactivated'. Your email is also removed from our data when you inactivate.
Posts and comments are not deleted by account activation, only your attribution is removed. If you want to remove a specific post or comment from Hubski, please do so before inactivating your account. We do not have bulk deletion of posts or comments, however there is no timeout for their deletion.
You cannot retrieve an inactivated username. Previously used usernames are no longer available. Only inactivate if you are certain that you want to. It's a one-way trip.
As always feedback is much appreciated!