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thenewgreen  ·  1786 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

Check out this post, but I'm sure you'll be glad of what you find. Essentially, you are the moderator of your experience here:

Also, please take a moment and check out our Primer Page, most new users find it helpful. Also, we don't see ourselves as a "reddit alternative." We built Hubski to be Hubski. Most of the other sites out there are intentionally trying to be a reddit alternative. If that's what you want, reddit but with a few tweaks, Hubski isn't your best bet. Otherwise, we're glad you found us.


cookingwithgas  ·  1786 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm concerned that a small number of powerusers could abuse the hide/mute function to create an echochamber effect. Is there anything on hubski that could prevent this from becoming the case? I'm not advocating for a comment free-for-all (ala 4/8chan), but I am concerned that polite, well written and reasoned comments could be arbitrarily censored, dragging down the quality of discussion.

Also, what is with the "dead link" error messages? Is it server load?

thenewgreen  ·  1786 days ago  ·  link  ·  

1. We haven't had any problems with comments being arbitrarily censored. If someone mutes you, you can't comment in their threads. It's like someone in real life no longer inviting you to the party at their house. Why would you want to go to someone's party that doesn't want you there anyways? It has NO EFFECT on you being able to go to the rest of the party's. Bad analogy? Probably. Point is, we've been at this for years and we've had literally 3 users that have complained about muting and honestly.... they were extremely rude and the vast majority of the site muted them. They were essentially trolls. But, if a function is abused and no longer serves the purpose of our site, which is to foster a place for thoughtful discussion, we will definitely re-examine it. We aren't set in stone with our functionality, but we are set in stone with our vision for what drives our decision making.

2. Yes regarding the servers.