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flagamuffin  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Spam spam spam spam

What if I don't trust everyone with two hubwheels to filter what I can see on hubski?

user-inactivated  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Actually, I purposely do not filter out the spam tag because I have seen it abused in the past. If I see something legit filtered as spam, I try to change the tag. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I think that part of participating in a trust system, is trusting others to help make sure it's not abused.

mk  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do too, and it's my hope that will continue.

Devac  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Would it be possible to not see #spam unless someone who you follow shares it? That way trust is enforced but false-positives would have much lesser rate of occurrence. And if someone does share actual #spam you can just unfollow them. That way building any network that reinforces shared spam will get much easier to extract.

mk  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's not a bad functionality, however it would break the way that filtering/following works in all other cases. As it is, filter overrides follow. I think changing that for one tag would be confusing.

Devac  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Would you mind giving me a code snippet/file-line from git that deals with it? I'm attempting to get to know the code from Github but it takes some time since I know only basic Racket.

OftenBen  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If this is possible without being clunky and intrusive it could have value.

flagamuffin  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Indeed it has been abused. The difference is that it is now an official site designation, and not a user-created tag.

mk  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do you think it will be abused more now that there is a link for it and the filter?

flagamuffin  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No idea. Hopefully less.

mk  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, here's hoping.

Quatrarius  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then don't filter #spam? Anybody with an account can apply the tag now anyway.

thenewgreen  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then don't filter "spam"

demure  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

but at present isn't this already the case if you currently filter the #spam community tag?

Anyhow it raises the barrier, right? Before, #spam was like any other community tag:

    Users don't have the ability to create or edit community tags on other people's posts until they have filled up their hubwheel once.

And now the hubwheel has to be filled twice...

mk  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Only for the convenience of marking it in the feed. Community tags, including #spam, can still be added in the post with just one hubwheel.