Author Topic: Where is Hugh Howey?  (Read 706 times)

okey dokey

Where is Hugh Howey?
« on: November 12, 2019, 01:40:16 AM »
Is he on the ocean?
What's he been up to?
Just curious.
 

Simon Haynes

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 02:53:05 AM »

 
 
 

 
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okey dokey

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 03:53:51 AM »
Thanks, Simon.
 
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JRTomlin

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 12:43:15 PM »
Huh. He has me blocked with is odd since as far as I can recall I never tweeted him.  :littleclap
 

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Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 01:34:59 PM »
Huh. He has me blocked with is odd since as far as I can recall I never tweeted him.  :littleclap

One thing I've found is if you say something on Twitter or Facebook or wherever and another person doesn't like what you said, they will block you, even though what you said had nothing to do with them. Usually it's politics that does this.

That happened to me a couple of years ago, just after Trump took the White House and I said something in support of our new president. I was immediately, unfriended and blocked by a guy that has a gardening channel on YT and FB. A gardening channel! Even though I posted the comment on my own FB timeline. I didn't post it on his or anyone else's timeline.

Oh well, life sucks for people that can't handle others having an opinion differing from their own.
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JRTomlin

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 03:11:23 PM »
I can see blocking someone you've argued with over politics or whatever  (mainly if the argument gets rude or the other person just won't stop), but blocking someone who just happens to have a different opinion is just a little oversensitive. I do feel that any politics at all doesn't belong here, mine or anyone else's, but as far as I'm concerned politics is what twitter is for.  :icon_rofl:
 

mike herman

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2019, 02:45:40 AM »
In Hugh Howey's defense, if he is anything like me on social media, i block, purge, delete, etc. any and all political, religious, and gun posters. Doesn't matter which side of the fence you are on, you are history.
 

JRTomlin

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2019, 03:53:14 AM »
May I say I find that a peculiar thing to do. That means that when they post something that you would be interested in, you cannot see it. I totally sympathise with someone who isn't interested in politics not following me. That makes sense. But when I post something about writing and it is RTed into your timeline, if you have blocked me, that means you cannot see it. Your loss though. *shrug*

ETA: By the way, when you block me I am not 'history'. I am still there and tweeting all kinds of things to my thousands of followers, and you have deprived yourself of the right to see any of it. As I said, your loss. I block lots of trolls, bigots, and people who are insulting but blocking everyone in the world who tweets stuff that doesn't interest me would be utterly self-defeating.
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Jessica

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2019, 05:42:22 AM »
You can still see tweets of accounts you blocked. There's usually an option that reads like this: "You blocked this person. (blah blah) Yes, show tweets/ profile."

Instead of blocking accounts I usually just mute them. This way they can still follow me and see my tweets. I only block accounts that make me really uncomfortable if they followed me or could contact me like those sex spam accounts or Nazis.
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Tom Wood

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2019, 06:07:23 AM »
You can also mute individual words. I muted 'Trump', 'Trump's', and 'president' so I could enjoy Twitter again. Every now and then it will tell me that a response has a muted word, and do I want to see it.

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JRTomlin

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 06:17:03 AM »
You can still see tweets of accounts you blocked. There's usually an option that reads like this: "You blocked this person. (blah blah) Yes, show tweets/ profile."

Instead of blocking accounts I usually just mute them. This way they can still follow me and see my tweets. I only block accounts that make me really uncomfortable if they followed me or could contact me like those sex spam accounts or Nazis.
I still see no point in either blocking or muting the account of someone who simply tweets about a topic such as politics that doesn't interest you. Just don't follow them and you'll rarely see their tweets unless it is RTed into your timeline. Otherwise, you are just depriving yourself of seeing what they are saying when it may interest you, because when it says 'You blocked this person' you are highly unlikely to look at the tweet.

But anyone who wants to block me because I tweet about politics (which I do) is perfectly welcome to and I won't miss them. 😜

ETA: On the other hand, I rarely tweet about Trump but sometimes tweet about two politicians (one Yank and one Scottish) whose surnames names start with an 'S'. I prefer to keep my political leanings away from here, so I'll say no more on that.
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Jessica

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2019, 06:26:29 AM »
You're barking at the wrong tree here. Never said I mute people because I don't like reading about politics. Thing is: There are still plenty of accounts/ tweets that Twitter pushes into my timeline because some people I follow like this tweet or follow this person. It's usually accounts that I don't follow and I'm not interested in so I mute them to have my peace.
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123mlh

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 06:48:31 AM »
I'm pretty sure I blocked a few people when I was on Twitter because they either (a) said something so offensive in a tweet I didn't want to make the mistake of later seeing something else by them and thinking they were a decent human being worth interacting with or (b) were involved in some scandal that made me want to never associate with them like being a known scammer. Each of us draw our own lines but for me it had to be very egregious to earn that initial block but I'm pretty sure a few people did.

(I'm no longer on Twitter at all because every time I go there someone is outraged about something and it's just exhausting to read. For me. To each their own.)
 
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Anarchist

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 11:03:44 AM »
(I'm no longer on Twitter at all because every time I go there someone is outraged about something and it's just exhausting to read. For me. To each their own.)

I never got into social. It always seemed like a waste of time, more likely to frustrate me than make my life better. Your post makes me think I made the right decision.

I don't watch the news. I don't follow politics. And I ignore topics that foment outrage (e.g. gender politics).

It has made life so much more enjoyable.
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Joe_Nobody

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 11:48:29 AM »
I used to "fight" with Huge all the time on another board.
He was a big advocate of free books, I was not. Several times we crossed opinions.
Still, it never got personal. We would often joke with each other and I always respected his position. He had earned that.
He was the last person that I would have ever expected to become overly "sensitive" on social media.
That was years ago, so maybe time and the world have changed his perspective.
 

JRTomlin

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 02:44:27 PM »
I was rather surprised as well, Joe. My interactions on another board with him were friendly enough, though I don't think we had a lot to say to each other. I have no clue what may have brought that on since, as I mentioned, to the best of my memory we've never exchanged a word on twitter. But being blocked is the least of my worries.
 

okey dokey

Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2019, 12:02:23 AM »
I never thought that asking the  question "Where is Hugh Howey" would open such a can of worms that this discussion has become.