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Tumbledown  ·  3048 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Floodgates

It seems as if though you're superimposing reddit's content mechanics onto this site.

    The nice thing about Reddit is that no matter how large it gets you can always find a nice, cozy, small(ish) subreddit to talk about whatever topic you like after you unsubscribe from the big subreddits of the same topic, but you're never really free from ideas you don't agree with.

The entire purpose of Hubski is to allow user to tweak their news feed to their liking. People will follow people who's content they enjoy. People ignore tags and people they do not.

From this mechanic alone, users are allowed far greater power over the content they view than any other site I can think of. Why is it that you're so concerned with the "trash content" that you have the power to remove from your personal feed?





Pharnaces  ·  3048 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I know. It just seems much more tedious and unreliable as a content aggregation service than Reddit and I think that could be improved with the ability to follow tags or at least put them in the sidebar as bookmarks.

    Why is it that you're so concerned with the "trash content" that you have the power to remove from your personal feed?

Well, in general if a site is mostly dedicated to "trash content" then the average user will come here for the lowest common denominator entertainment instead of the thought-provoking discussions the admins want.

There's a picture of a quote that goes around on /v/ (and maybe 4chan in general) from time to time (link:

   Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be idiots will eventually be flooded by actual idiots who mistakenly believe that they're in good company."

   Rene Descartes
It's ironic because the painting in the background is of Voltaire, not Descartes, and Descartes never said anything like that, but despite that it actually is quite relevant to our conversation. If the community here comes here for something other than thought-provoking discussions then eventually the purpose of the site will no longer be to provide them.