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comment by ecib
ecib  ·  2688 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Rape Is Sincerely Hilarious

Along these lines, how have Hubski's moderation tools served you if you have employed them?

tla  ·  2688 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have people (who are extremely racist or have posted in support of violence to silence feminists) muted and filtered, since I really don't want to see them. I often find their digital droppings when checking out other users' feeds (I check before I decide to follow/filter/mute people) though.

I also have several spammers muted and filtered, as well as tinyurl.com which has only ever been used on hubski by an accounthopping spammer. I've also filtered hate site and political FUD domains that I've come across in global.

aidrocsid  ·  2687 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I haven't even seen this sort of thing on Hubski. Am I just not subbed to the right (wrong?) hashtags?

Honestly I haven't seen a single troll yet. I've talked to people I've disagreed with, but it's been remarkably amicable!

thenewgreen  ·  2687 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's far less prevalent here than it is in other sites. This makes it all the more jarring and visible when it does crop up though.

Glad you've not experienced it.

ecib  ·  2688 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So would you say the mod tools have been fairly effective for you? Just curious. I've not had to use them save a couple times a few years ago to block some Ron Paul spammers, and they did the trick. The tools have gotten much more robust since then.

tla  ·  2687 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They're not perfect but they're ok. They keep my feeds from being hostile to my existence for the most part.

They've improved in the short time I've been on Hubski, including fixes for a few issues I pointed out.