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user-inactivated  ·  926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Spam spam spam spam

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  ·  926 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

Devac  ·  926 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  ·  925 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  ·  925 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  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

flagamuffin  ·  926 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  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

flagamuffin  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No idea. Hopefully less.

mk  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, here's hoping.