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mkr  ·  2039 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski and I are not off to a great start

There's probably a technical reason for it. My guess would be each character adds more bulk to the user database.

mkr  ·  2047 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Israel Strengthens Its Ground Assault in Gaza

It's odd that such an advanced military needs to bomb houses to get at tunnels.

mkr  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "You are muted here. Have you tried apologizing?"

I'm good friends with several Serious Southern Baptists, and we have almost nothing in common aside from being major geeks. We have good discussions about pop culture and politics, and we stay respectful all the way through. Differences in beliefs shouldn't keep two people from being friends and having good discussions.

mkr  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "You are muted here. Have you tried apologizing?"

Yep. It comes with the presumption that an apology is necessary. It probably is, but people who need to account for their errors rarely see that they do before talking it out.

mkr  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "You are muted here. Have you tried apologizing?"

I was wrong about mute. I just used it on someone who's awful at posting and actively degraded my Hubski experience.

This is a great idea, though the language probably needs something more. It seems like most people mute users who are oblivious and bullheaded.

mkr  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Several of World's Top AIDS researchers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

I've seen some conflict over the number. All of them are advocates (I think), but not necessarily researchers.

mkr  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BREAKING: ISRAEL BEGINS GROUND OFFENSIVE (Sources Incoming, see Comments)

This is both the most thorough and concise piece I've read on the history of the conflict.

mkr  ·  2050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who(m) have you muted?

I wiped my mute list the moment I realized its scope. I'd be okay with it if my showmute idea is implemented, but with reservations.

mkr  ·  2050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "you are muted here"

This is Digg. Digg is fine. The world only needs one Digg.

mkr  ·  2050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "you are muted here"

The first one was a misunderstanding that we quickly resolved. The second was a hilarious parody thread where we all had fun. The third is this one where the rest of us are having a nice chat about possible modifications to the feature.

mkr  ·  2050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "you are muted here"

I made a post about the scope of the feature, not the specific mute. Probably wasn't clear about that.

mkr  ·  2050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "you are muted here"

I understand completely. I went and cleared out my mute list once I realized how it worked.

| Edit, also I'm not sure what you mean when you say "no one will see it." '

My understanding is it also keeps other people from seeing it, not just the person who muted. Uncle Ben would not approve.

mkr  ·  2050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "you are muted here"

| You got bent about it.

I'm trying to figure out which part of my post gave this impression. Can you point it out? I'll use that to improve future posts.