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comment by lolsail
lolsail  ·  3241 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Experiment: Help me graph my Hubski tree

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  ·  3241 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.