Hey #hometown admins, if you don't want the "I don't like it" option in the reporting interface, there is a custom css fix that works for now, and I will remove it permanently in a future build. More info about the feature and how to get rid of it in comments here:
@darius When I first learned about this I was against it but when I thought about it longer I didn't really see an issue with showing people how to control what they see. In my opinion the page with the block/mute/unfollow options should just have a button that says "I want to report this post anyways" instead of completely removing it.
@darius I guess it depends on the user, for some people it's obvious but I imagine that for some people it's actually useful (but I don't know that for sure of course)
@darius I'll throw my two cents into the issue itself when I get a chance, but in the meantime:
Seems like a good opportunity for a "this doesn't break any rules explicitly, but it might be harmful to the community we're trying to build" category.
That's a lot of words for the category, but... y'know.
@darius that “feature” really just sounds like someone trying to fix a serious lack of moderators with code… ugh.
@darius The CSS fix is great, thank you!
I'm genuinely confused by the motivation behind that option.
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