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pushka  ·  1435 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski feedback/ feature request - follow others' block lists

I know - it's responsibility and power; but it's still self-moderation, just optional outsourcing to others' self-moderation (being under their wing, or partially so..)

Pretty much I'm lazy, and I like the site dynamics as they are, so I'm scared of them changing and want to launch a pre-emptive strike - because it's easier to start separating and segregating astute/ insightful/ brilliant commentary from crap /now/ rather than trying to do it on a larger scale once the community is huge.

The result could be like sub-hubski boards (EG: ask-hubski) - but without knowing it there could be multiple overlapping types of communities on the same board - like trans-dimensional communities in the same space.

deepflows  ·  1435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I guess laziness and being one's own moderator doesn't go well together. I think a certain tendency not to openly disagree with well established (and well followed) members might already be happening. I see that as rather unfortunate. Expanding that to subscribable block lists would iin my opinion be the beginning of the end of any decent culture of open discussion.

user-inactivated  ·  1435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd agree with this. Hubski has power users. It's okay to admit that, because every social site has them. It's the nature of the beast and it's something that happens organically. That said, being able to subscribe to their block list would give them too much power and it would have a direct effect on the site that would probably go unnoticed by the less savvy users.

The moderation tools on this site really aren't that hard to use and they really don't take up much of your time. If you see someone being a consistent problem for you, all it takes is a few clicks to solve that. Best of all, it's completely reversable.

pushka  ·  1435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would definitely want a more flat even distribution of power - though from my perspective, I'd be giving a lot of trust to a user, following their filters - if word gift out that someone was abusing their subscribers, I'd completely lose trust and jump ship, with one click, and my experience of hubski would remain similar - rather than if a certain user was an actual moderator... Right?

Anyway - reading all the responses, I certainly, as a n00b, don't want to mess with the awesome hubski culture and philosophy; and maybe this place isn't for lazy people..

lil  ·  1435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Hubski has power users. It's okay to admit that, because every social site has them. It's the nature of the beast and it's something that happens organically.

We speak a different language here. We don't say "upvote." We say "circledot" (or apparently "boop"). We don't say "power user." We say "active contributor with many followers." Contributor being the most descriptive word. "User" impies so much less than "contributor."

There is an interesting discussion here about hubski's concepts of "power users."

OK -- now I have an idea. For my next hubski birthday, I'll create a hubski vocabulary list.

Contributions PLEASE. (Should be a separate post, eh?)