RE: Why was this travel-related post muted for not being travel-enough and why are mutes hidden like flagged downvoted content?

I agree.

The community "MUTE" generates the same hidden message as the blacklist and the below zero rewards and the low ranking.

I'm not sure the powers that be will ever care enough about the nuance to create a specific message that says "this post has been MUTED by community admin".

I also wanted to make sure you're aware of BLURT which is a hard-fork of HIVE but with no downvoting and no rep (upvoting only).

You can log onto BLURT with your HIVE account name and keys.

https://blurt.world/@practicalthought

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