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comment by nowaypablo
nowaypablo  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Block and collapsible comments

Blocking a person + no PMs means no chance for recuperation too :(

tla  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Some are beyond that, and it's nobody's duty to bash their heads to a pulp against the figurative brick walls trying to.

kleinbl00  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mute used to prevent PMs. The work-around was to find a mutual friend and get them to intercede on your behalf. This is why me and ghostoffuffle are not only speaking again, I've mixed two of his songs.

ghostoffuffle  ·  1408 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Reminds me- got something to shoot your way once I have a free night (few days- working second shift at new job).

kleinbl00  ·  1408 days ago  ·  link  ·  


mk  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That much is true. :( Thanks!

user-inactivated  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, almost. I can see to turning to other people to act as a medium for you.

thenewgreen  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, this is what a rational person would do. However, as far as I am concerned, "block," would likely be used to keep irrational people out of my Hubski experience. As of yet, I cannot think of an instance when I would have used "block" on an actual user of Hubski, but I would for some of the comment spammers.

If I were to see that another Hubski user was blocking people frivolously, I would think less of that Hubskier. I might even "filter" or "mute" that user.

_refugee_  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I will say that I've never actually had a problem with anyone I've muted, hushed, or filtered PMing me. I wonder if anyone else has?

nowaypablo  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There have been some nasty arguments that resolved in mutual filtering. I'm pretty sure the arguing parties talked it out via PM and un-filtered each other, albeit after some time passed to decrease the bitch caliber. I've seen it happen a few times.

user-inactivated  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think if I was unfairly muted, I'd do the same.

crafty  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Apparently I'm irrational enough to be blocked by rd95 simply for pointing out his trolling; not like it's any big loss to me, but I did find it interesting how quick some people are to block, mute and filter. Is there any way to see who is blocking who? I think it could be nice if it was made public on the person's profile.

mk  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We tried something like that long ago with the notion that people would be more selective about moderation. It made things worse.

crafty  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can certainly understand that, and it makes sense. I really appreciate the way Hubski tries new things and always seeks improvement.

arguewithatree  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

i'm curious what benefit people see in knowing who has blocked whom. i find it sort of burn book-esque, but i'm sure there's a good reason for wanting it

crafty  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is true, I don't know what kind of concrete benefit would come from it, but I think it could help people navigate the social groups and get a better feeling for who is who, how they moderate their posts, and what types of posts they're likely to share. The profile already shows users we follow, for that purpose, I assume. For example, if a person is sharing a bunch of pro-GMO articles and has a bunch of anti-GMO contributors blocked, I might want to avoid (or seek out, depending on who's who) following that person and engaging in their posts. With the current tools, I don't think there's any way to do it. I suppose it could be used as some sort of "burn book" but I don't think there is any shame in blocking people you don't want contact with. Let it be open and honest, though, so users can see and navigate the social web.

arguewithatree  ·  1409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hmm that's interesting -- framing it as positive social lubricant. That didn't occur to me. I've been picturing it as lines in the sand.

Of course there's no shame in blocking people; life's too short to get flustered over internet jerks.