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Pharnaces  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Floodgates

How so? Have you stopped the users from posting low-quality content? No, you've just ignored it, just like you probably ignored (by unsubscribing) r/atheism, r/gaming, r/funny, and all the other garbage default subs on Reddit. They were still bad, you just couldn't see them.





Laurelai  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If nobody follows them then their low quality content never gets seen.

Pharnaces  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm sure some people will follow them, lowest common denominator entertainment is always popular.

Laurelai  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure but my personal feed will be free of them. Ive blocked a number of people already.

Pharnaces  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well that was my point all along, you and everyone else who ignores them will not experience the poor content, but it will still exist. I definitely can see the ignore function being misused to ignore people who believe in different things than somebody. #politics will probably look like r/politics (i.e.: liberal circlejerk) after all the liberals ignore all the conservatives and all of the conservatives ignore the liberals.

Laurelai  ·  3075 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Perhaps but there also wont be cross invasions and meta fighting.