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StephenBuckley  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Experiment: Help me graph my Hubski tree

kleinbl00 can be kinda harsh sometimes, but I have to say, ever since your "Reddit account deletion" post your followers have been the majority of my ignore list. The #circlejerk #braveryjerk crowd are all about you! So I unfollowed you for the same reason (though I wouldn't say that your shares create a deluge of drivel, because, well, I really don't know what saying that accomplishes). How has your experience changed recently? For better/for worse? I'm pretty curious how being followed by a certain crowd affects a user, and you seem like the perfect case study for that.

lolsail  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

> The #circlejerk #braveryjerk crowd are all about you!

I was under the impression the tagging system meant that it was irrelevant so long as they stick to those tags (which they've been doing aside from syncretics thread which got flooded and jerked hard).

StephenBuckley  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sort of, but the ignore system makes it so that their posts can't make it to my feed, and I'm not going to see them in my posts. So I've done that too.

lolsail  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I thought you could ignore particular tags, so that say - if you've got someone who post half good content, half circlejerking - only the good stuff will show up. Still seems like it would be a good fix, provided people use the correct tags.

It'd at least be worth a shot, before throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

StephenBuckley  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Since tags are easier to make than they are to block, it's safer to ignore a user than a tag. And jerkers are anything but consistent with tags. #circlejerk, #redditjerk, #test... it goes on and on and on. Why would I bother with someone whose interests run so completely counter to what I want to use this site for? Why wouldn't I throw the baby out with the bathwater when there are so many babies and so much bathwater?

Well, I'm talking to you right now and I have you ignored. It's not like I'll never see these people- we'll have some posts in common and when someone seems like not a jerk and I have them ignored, I'll look into their shares and if they're overwhelmingly sharing good content, then I'll follow them and think I was wrong.

lolsail  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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syncretic  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I apologize for the "circlejerk" crowd following me over - they did it because they thought it would be funny, I didn't ask them to. In fact, I've ignored all of the "circlejerky" tags that they use like #circlejerk and #braveryjerk, so my feed is roughly the same as it was before. I'm a bit confused as to why they caused you to unfollow me, though... was I posting or sharing things that you did not want to see in your feed?

user-inactivated  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You didn't ask them to explicitly, but what exactly did you think was going to happen when you broadcast your disappearance from reddit, blah blah ad nauseam?

StephenBuckley  ·  3205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, but when you post or share something they tend to be around it, because they follow you.