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YetAnotherAccount  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Muting in personal life

Muting is not an analog to what you're describing here.

That is, unless you start demanding that random people on the street not converse with the person you don't like.

user-inactivated  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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YetAnotherAccount  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not just you.

cgod  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You two make quite a pair.

galen  ·  1704 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Actually, it's more like asking the person you don't like to leave a conversation that you started, which is a lot more reasonable than what you describe.

YetAnotherAccount  ·  1704 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you're at a party and you demand that no-one speak to the person you don't like, that's not exactly reasonable.

_refugee_  ·  1704 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's much more accurate to say "If you're at a party standing at a table and you demand that no-one at your table speak to the person you don't like if they come to your table" than what you have here. Assuming Hubski is the party - threads are tables - otherwise we're saying each individual thread is a party in which case there are shit-tons of parties going on constantly and missing out on one shouldn't be (for the average person) a very big deal, as it's very easy to hop to all the other parties going on around you.

I guess we can get more elaborate and talk about theme parties. Like maybe a user is throwing a party that focuses on zebras and you really want to go, but you can't because you're not invited. There are lots of other parties going on but there are no other zebra parties. That is kind of sad. But there remain options. Maybe you can find a horse party or a giraffe party where you're invited.

elizabeth  ·  1703 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Now I just want to throw a zebra party. Everyone's invited

havires  ·  1703 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can I bring my pet sloth?

user-inactivated  ·  1704 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If I had any ability to draw, I'd draw someone being led around with duct tape on their mouths, led by someone screaming, "PLEASE DON'T MIND HIM, HE CAN'T SPEAK."