I have moderated a particular person who has blatantly been using hubski to incite hatred. Multiple users are calling him out on it but he still seems to feel vindicated here no matter how people tell him otherwise. Maybe because people are following him out of, I choose to assume, morbid curiosity?
mk insomniasexx thenewgreen et al fixed a bug that made us see muted folks posts in tag feeds and I'm genuinely thankful for that, but the aforementioned person has now discovered they can reply to my comments on others' posts and I thus now feel significantly less comfortable about commenting. So far this has been merely used for simple mockery, but I am loathe to find out how far it will escalate. And yes, I am aware this post itself will likely escalate it, but I think it's more important to speak up than be intimidated as I trust this isn't supposed to be a site exclusively for the thickest skinned.
I'm not sure whether this has a technological answer. There's obviously a practical limit on how much personalized moderation can be implemented before it weighs the whole site down with the complexity. There's comments on others' posts, comments other people make on muted posts that show up on their user page, there's the posts and comments on the community page, and there's certainly more.
I'm going to keep participating for now; this isn't a him or me ultimatum. His nonsense is so obviously ridiculous and ridiculed though apparently not filtered enough, and so far it is successfully highlighting others on hubski who don't deserve my eyeballs. I'm just documenting how it's making me as a newcomer feel, and wondering what the long term solution is.
If there is one.