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comment by humanodon

Oh, the lurkers lurk because they want to (or it seemed that way in a thread I can't find at the moment). Anyway, I wish there were something in the "create account" process that reminds users: Please, don't reddit on hubski.

Also, no one knows how to navigate the site because it's always changing.

wolo  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I lurk because I'm not here frequently enough to keep up with everything.. (aaand maybe because I'm a little intimidated of the 'core' hubski group -- y'all got some established report and whatnot)

nowaypablo  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

god damn it dude, I've been trying to tell everybody this and its still not clicking. I'm the second highest commenter on this site cause I get bored as fuck at work and there are things here that make me want to say words at them. I promise you, 99% of everything I comment has absolutely no value, and its the reason i was pro-muting in the mute arguments cause I would put it past nobody to mute me.

When I joined Hubski I got super interested and into it, then I got waaay intimidated and ended up "quitting." Then an awesome Hubsquad member pm'd me asking what's up, what happened and to come back. Then I did and realized that I'm taking this way to seriouslyyyyy. We're a bunch of guys with words and fingers and sometimes we use one to deliver the other, so do you. If you got something to post post it, if you got nothing to post post about that too, who cares. Just enjoy it!

wolo  ·  1761 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I get that. And thanks for putting this out there. It may not be a big problem here since there are nifty features like muting and filtering available, but I do still think there is a lot value in lurking a bit first to get an idea of what's already there. Seems a bit like streaking through an unfamiliar neighborhood otherwise..

kleinbl00  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Or perhaps more importantly, the value of any comment is dependent on its context and that perfectly valueless things gain immensely depending on what they engender.

The phrase is "cheaper than dirt" right? Yet without dirt there are no rose gardens.

Treasure night soil as if it were gold.

- Chinese proverb

humanodon  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For everyone else reading along, "night soil" is poo.

wolo  ·  1761 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The phrase "perfectly valueless" is twisting around my head in really fun ways right now. It's a neat little philosophical paradox.

kleinbl00  ·  1761 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Every now and then I drop a zen koan in there just to spice shit up.

YetAnotherAccount  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Or occasionally, the lurkers lurk because a poweruser on the site has blocked them which means that it is hard for them to comment on things.

crafty  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Either take your lumps as a sign you need to lurk more, or if you have such a valuable contribution, post it yourself. I'll read it and share it too if it's worthwhile. That's just how it works. Hard to start out, but if people who value your contributions follow you, it won't matter who mutes you.

_refugee_  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If a poweruser has blocked you, using kleinbl00 as an example simply because I don't have time to do math on someone else, that means you can't comment on (on average) about two posts a day, which at best represent less than 5% of all posts. That does not mean it is hard to comment on Hubski in general at all in any way.

kleinbl00  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oddly enough, I have him blocked... yet here he is.

user-inactivated  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Muting seems pretty buggy as of late.

My theory is that the more we talk about it, the more self-aware it becomes.

In other words, everyone shut the hell up about it.

camarillobrillo  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hear hear. I wish I could mute all this nonsense wasting the top spots of my feed. I'm all for friendly discussion but this horse is turning to glue.

humanodon  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

. . . yeah, I don't really get that at all but if that's your experience, ok.

flagamuffin  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm blocked by a couple of people on here -- gasp, shock, can it really be true -- and it never seems to bother me because by the very nature of selection they are the dudes I least want to talk to.

nowaypablo  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I still really want to know how many people have me on any of the three filters. Not who, just how many. It'd be funny.

_refugee_  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have mutes :) Don't know how many. Come at me, brah

kleinbl00  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll wager none.

I've yet to see you to be a dick to anybody. And that's what seems to move people - you're a spammer or you're a dick.

nowaypablo  ·  1762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Eh, I hope so. As I said before I wouldn't take offense to it, I've got nothing to fret over if someone just wants to tailor the site so they can enjoy it how they like. 'Tis one of the things that makes Hubski unique.

Just take it easy braaah