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joelg236  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Does hubski have general expectations for its users? If so, what are they?

This is a really cool community. After using the site for literally less than a few days, I already know most of the people you mentioned in your post.

    1) Watch out for religion.
What do you mean by this? From everything I've gathered, it seems as though most users have a pretty direct relationship with reddit. If that is the case, religion (and lack thereof) is a highly discussed topic there for a lot of people. Do you mean it is taboo here, or something else entirely?


    3) Some people are the smartest people they've ever met. Be careful! You might be one of these as well! I might be one of these as well (in that I act like a jerk sometimes).
That's why I follow you :)

user-inactivated  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

By "watch out for religion," he means that religion is always a contentious topic and should be treated with care and respect if you don't know the person you're talking to quite well, in order to cause as little offense as possible.

As a community we're generally unoffensive. It's pretty great.

StephenBuckley  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is much better than what I actually meant. What I actually meant was other people are super dumb about religion and I'm the rightest of all of us!

But what flagamuffin said was good, too, and is a much better thing to say about religion.

user-inactivated  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cons 4) Putting words in peoples' mouths.

But hey.

StephenBuckley  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The thing about assuming is that even if it makes asses of us, we have to do to it to communicate effectively. Also I was just joking around- you nailed what I meant by be careful about religion, and you phrased it way better.

joelg236  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Makes sense. I like to think of myself as generally unnoffensive.