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Title: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 12, 2015, 11:39:27 AM
Personally, I don't like the "Likes" button, no pun intended. Since this is a forum for discussion, I prefer that someone would post and say, "I like your post for the following reasons..." rather than press a button, which is too easy to do. Secondly, it gives too much clout to Stromboli, (just kiddin'), however, it does give the appearance that some people are being rewarded (yes, I'm jealous) and, more importantly,  we don't know why. We should encourage open discussion/controversy, not likeability.

Just my 2¢.

What's yours?

Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 12, 2015, 11:42:14 AM
No.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 12, 2015, 11:48:40 AM
I put no because I didn't institute the like button and the fact that I have more likes than anyone is embarrassing, frankly. I think it is an unfair reference to the quality of posters. Clout? News to me.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 12, 2015, 11:52:30 AM
My main objection is that 'like' button is used in different ways than 'liking' the idea in the post.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 12, 2015, 11:54:01 AM
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I put no because I didn't institute the like button and the fact that I have more likes than anyone is embarrassing, frankly. I think it is an unfair reference to the quality of posters. Clout? News to me.

That's because you are an old white man 'with a beard' and mainstream, sweety.  :dance:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Shiranu on September 12, 2015, 11:54:29 AM
I like it in that I mostly post from my phone nowadays, and don't have time to Swype a paragraph response as to why I agree with someone. Just this has taken way too long to feel worth it.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: peacewithoutgod on September 12, 2015, 12:16:56 PM
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My main objection is that 'like' button is used in different ways than 'liking' the idea in the post.
Much agreed, this is a problem, and it's really the sort of schoolyard bullshit which a discussion forum can do without. People tend to "Like" a post because they like the source of it, who frequently "Like"s their own posts. If you really like what someone is saying, you should be able to say so without embarrassing yourself. I also tire of the scorecard being always in your face - whether or not you have just said something brilliant or stupid, no numbers from a childish popularity contest should have any bearing on how people respond.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 12, 2015, 12:25:32 PM
I must admit I quite like likes, I have been on forums with and without them. The problem is that without them people do not tend to post I agree, good post etc and then posting can feel like a lonely business especially for someone new to a forum. Even if people did post just to say they liked a post then we would be faced with a forum with endless posts saying-

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^THIS

Which I would not find pleasing



However having said that I strongly dislike 'likes' being recorded which sets up a point scoring system under a persons name, this is made even worse here because obviously the likes showing are from some recent point in time.
Also on a personal note which I think may apply to Baruch as-well, is that I will like a post because I think it might be very well said or a strong argument not just because I am in total agreement with it.   When there is point scoring others can easily get the impression this is mere -point whoring.

So I would very much like the point recording part of the system removed if that is possible.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 12, 2015, 12:27:08 PM
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Much agreed, this is a problem, and it's really the sort of schoolyard bullshit which a discussion forum can do without. People tend to "Like" a post because they like the source of it, who frequently "Like"s their own posts. If you really like what someone is saying, you should be able to say so without embarrassing yourself. I also tire of the scorecard being always in your face - whether or not you have just said something brilliant or stupid, no numbers from a childish popularity contest should have any bearing on how people respond.

I find myself feeling obligated when someone likes me to like them back, which is stupid. Get rid of it.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2015, 12:49:45 PM
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Personally, I don't like the "Likes" button, no pun intended. Since this is a forum for discussion, I prefer that someone would post and say, "I like your post for the following reasons..." rather than press a button, which is too easy to do. Secondly, it gives too much clout to Stromboli, (just kiddin'), however, it does give the appearance that some people are being rewarded (yes, I'm jealous) and, more importantly,  we don't know why. We should encourage open discussion/controversy, not likeability.

Just my 2¢.

What's yours?
I will "like"  a post sometimes to show that I saw a post, and not only to or even necessarily because I "liked" it... 

A good point is a good point even if it's not a popular or likable one.

People shouldn't say things simply to be liked or rewarded; they should be honest...  But at the same time there isn't anything wrong with getting some acknowledge for when  something is liked or a good point.

Sent from your mom.

Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 12, 2015, 12:58:53 PM
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I find myself feeling obligated when someone likes me to like them back, which is stupid. Get rid of it.

Smiley face type thing!
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2015, 01:07:11 PM
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I find myself feeling obligated when someone likes me to like them back, which is stupid. Get rid of it.
Sounds like a personal problem...

No one is forcing you to do anything. Some people like the feature. I don't think it's fair for those people to remove it based on a few vocal people that don't like it or feel obligated and use it, then feel bad about using the button because they have a poor sense of self control.

Sent from your mom.

Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 12, 2015, 01:15:52 PM
I am a fan of the like button for reasons said above, when I see a very good post or just a funny picture that I like, I will like it. You can't expect or request a full fledged paragraph for every post, at that point people will lose interest and that defeats the purpose entirely

a like is a little acknowledgment that your post was appreciated without a full fledged "YO THAT POST WAS THE SHIT MAN, HERE ARE MY REASONS AS TO WHY THAT POST WAS THE SHIT"

Keep it
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 12, 2015, 01:20:13 PM
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I will "like"  a post sometimes to show that I saw a post, and not only to or even necessarily because I "liked" it... 

A good point is a good point even if it's not a popular or likable one.

People shouldn't say things simply to be liked or rewarded; they should be honest...  But at the same time there isn't anything wrong with getting some acknowledge for when  something is liked or a good point.

Sent from your mom.

Your position is different. You are a mod. Honetly, I haven't seen you exploiting the like button in an argument you are having about your personal opinions. You do that when there is a conflict as far as I see which is to prevent something going forward to a worse situation. To send a message.

I wasn't talking about that. I am talking about people that I know very well that don't read most posts longer than 5 lines, but liking posts of some other posters regulary, because they do not like the poster at the other 'side'. Mostly, it is very obvious to anyone who pays attention, because you can easily see that they have no idea what the conversation is about from what  they write. They repeat something you wrote 4 posts ago to you if they get in any conversation as if they are breaking something new to the thread.   






Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2015, 01:45:59 PM
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Your position is different. You are a mod. Honetly, I haven't seen you exploiting the like button in an argument you are having about your personal opinions. You do that when there is a conflict as far as I see which is to prevent something going forward to a worse situation. To send a message.

I wasn't talking about that. I am talking about people that I know very well that don't read most posts longer than 5 lines, but liking posts of some other posters regulary, because they do not like the poster at the other 'side'. Mostly, it is very obvious to anyone who pays attention, because you can easily see that they have no idea what the conversation is about from what  they write. They repeat something you wrote 4 posts ago to you if they get in any conversation as if they are breaking something new to the thread.
I'm pretty sure I liked posts when I didn't want or feel like quoting them before a I was a mod. Sometimes it was because I was just lazy and didn't want to type something and other times because there wasn't anything to add because the post was a good point...  And other times because anything I would say would be redundant and just cluttering the thread.

I like likes for those reasons and I liked them because of that before I was a mod.


Sent from your mom.

Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 12, 2015, 01:48:07 PM
I guess I don't really care either way. I mostly use it when I see someone post more or less exactly what I was going to say or when someone makes an excellent point and there's really nothing for me to add to it. So rather than quote that person and say "I agree" or "Good point" I just like the post rather than spam up the topic.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Mike Cl on September 12, 2015, 02:09:12 PM
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I guess I don't really care either way. I mostly use it when I see someone post more or less exactly what I was going to say or when someone makes an excellent point and there's really nothing for me to add to it. So rather than quote that person and say "I agree" or "Good point" I just like the post rather than spam up the topic.
I like the like button.  I use it to show I like an idea or statement.  If I super like an idea or statement (I really identify with it) I'll mention that.  Otherwise it is a shorthand way of saying I agree with it or it is a good idea--and I don't have to devote an entire post to tell them that. 
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 12, 2015, 02:20:43 PM
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I'm pretty sure I liked posts when I didn't want or feel like quoting them before a I was a mod. Sometimes it was because I was just lazy and didn't want to type something and other times because there wasn't anything to add because the post was a good point...  And other times because anything I would say would be redundant and just cluttering the thread.

I like likes for those reasons and I liked them because of that before I was a mod.

Sent from your mom.

But then this^ is something else. It's not what I am saying.

I said why I don't like it. I don't care much really.

But I wrote thousands of posts here before we had the like system. And I know it affects the way and the amount of responses people give, shape the path conversation takes place.




 


Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on September 12, 2015, 02:37:11 PM
Pros: you get to press a button.

Cons: we're all going to die someday, and that's just terrible.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2015, 02:42:00 PM
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But then this^ is something else. It's not what I am saying.

I said why I don't like it. I don't care much really.

But I wrote thousands of posts here before we had the like system. And I know it affects the way and the amount of responses people give, shape the path conversation takes place.
Yeah.  I definitely see your point. I do see people say things for the likes...  Safe-ish comments that don't really contribute intellectually. I think the like count under our avatar is a bigger instigator of that type of thing though, in my opinion. I think the likes should stay, but I would be pleased if the like count disappeared.

If your saying things just to get your like count up and you don't actually have something to contribute, it's just fluff... 

Sent from your mom.

Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 12, 2015, 03:04:39 PM
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Pros: you get to press a button.

Cons: we're all going to die someday, and that's just terrible.

Death is preferable to pressing buttons for eternity though.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2015, 03:22:47 PM
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Death is preferable to pressing buttons for eternity though.
Nice Stanley Parable reference lol

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Shiranu on September 12, 2015, 03:26:04 PM
Tempted to like all the posts in this thread just because I like them that much...
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 12, 2015, 03:35:01 PM
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Tempted to like all the posts in this thread just because I like them that much...

Equal time. If we have a like button can we have a "fuck you to hell with a flaming dildo" button?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 12, 2015, 03:56:52 PM
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I think the likes should stay, but I would be pleased if the like count disappeared.

I didn't think of that. Yeah, makes sense.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 12, 2015, 04:55:28 PM
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Your position is different. You are a mod. Honetly, I haven't seen you exploiting the like button in an argument you are having about your personal opinions. You do that when there is a conflict as far as I see which is to prevent something going forward to a worse situation. To send a message.

I wasn't talking about that. I am talking about people that I know very well that don't read most posts longer than 5 lines, but liking posts of some other posters regulary, because they do not like the poster at the other 'side'. Mostly, it is very obvious to anyone who pays attention, because you can easily see that they have no idea what the conversation is about from what  they write. They repeat something you wrote 4 posts ago to you if they get in any conversation as if they are breaking something new to the thread.

I don't think we need to censure people for this, as more often than not the evidence of what they have done is only too obvious in the thread.
Its more often than not just a mistake though.

Smiley face type thing.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 12, 2015, 05:07:01 PM
I like having that feature around because I can express appreciation for a post while still following my rule of, "Speak when you have something to say, not when you have to say something."
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: aitm on September 12, 2015, 07:00:09 PM
I don't like them, was against them, never use them, never pay attention to who has what and don't really care. Of all the things an atheist forum would not need is a fucking "LIKE" button….one thing all atheists are fully aware of is they are not going to be "liked". Overcompensation? Oh well, I was wrong once before.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 12, 2015, 08:06:54 PM
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I don't like them, was against them, never use them, never pay attention to who has what and don't really care. Of all the things an atheist forum would not need is a fucking "LIKE" button….one thing all atheists are fully aware of is they are not going to be "liked". Overcompensation? Oh well, I was wrong once before.

That is not true in Britain
The way to guarantee being alone here is-

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 13, 2015, 07:30:24 AM
It looks like the "yes" will win...:-(
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: hrdlr110 on September 13, 2015, 07:42:03 AM
This post is to see how many likes i actually have - I've never checked!
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: hrdlr110 on September 13, 2015, 07:44:28 AM
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I put no because I didn't institute the like button and the fact that I have more likes than anyone is embarrassing, frankly. I think it is an unfair reference to the quality of posters. Clout? News to me.

My post-to-like ratio is higher than the king!
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 13, 2015, 07:55:48 AM
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It looks like the "yes" will win...:-(

So what about joining the anti point counting group?
Is it possible, and if it is could we persuade the majority? I think that might be a better chance for you.
 
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: SGOS on September 13, 2015, 08:32:08 AM
I voted, I don't care.  But if there was an "I don't care that much" choice, I would have voted for that.  It's not a big deal to me, but it reminds me of the reader comments after Yahoo news articles, which are filled with so much ignorant comment that I feel degraded just by reading them.  It reminds me of something that appeals to the lowest common denominator in our society.  Like opinion polls being reported as news, with factual information only of secondary importance.  But that might only be because I associated with low quality news sources and pet videos on Utube.

Having said that, there's no real harm in it.  It's just has kind of cheesy feel about it IMO.  And when I do give a comment a "like," in the back of my mind, I often wonder why.  Well, it says I liked the comment, but it doesn't really add anything to the conversation.

Someone said in the interest of balance, we should have a "Don't like" button.  I would like to propose a "Don't care" button, and possibly even a "Don't give a shit" button, too.

How about this?  When a person doesn't get a high enough percentage of "likes" from others, the mods should ban him/her from the forum.  Later he can get reinstated during a probationary period where he has to click the "like" button a sufficient number of times to show that he sincerely likes everyone and he's worthy of being allowed in the forum again. 

Maybe I'm missing the whole point here.  What's the purpose of the button again?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 13, 2015, 08:44:08 AM
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What's the purpose of the button again?

I think it's to keep aitm occupied

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Mike Cl on September 13, 2015, 09:34:07 AM
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It looks like the "yes" will win...:-(
I like that!
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 13, 2015, 12:11:02 PM
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So what about joining the anti point counting group?
Is it possible, and if it is could we persuade the majority? I think that might be a better chance for you.
 

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Baruch on September 13, 2015, 12:22:13 PM
1. I don't read every recent post
2. If I read a recent post, I may choose to ignore it because it just doesn't interest me
3. If I read a recent post, I may choose to second the motion, but it isn't important enough for me to write a full response
4. If I read a recent post, I may choose to write a full response
5. I am glad we don't have "unlikes"
6. I do like some ideas better than others, and people who tend to produce more of those ideas, will get more likes from me ... wanna make something of it, punks?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 13, 2015, 01:00:22 PM
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with my track record it will probably end in humiliating failure, but 'you can't loose them all' I am told.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 13, 2015, 01:06:34 PM
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The Desert Hawk is with you, and together .....

with my track record it will probably end in humiliating failure, but 'you can't loose them all' I am told.

Fuck it. Apathy Andy is with you too.
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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 13, 2015, 01:16:39 PM
Quote
They also serve who only stand and wait
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Green Bottle on September 13, 2015, 03:59:05 PM
I dont care either way, but im all for having a dont like,  or a fuck off button..... :shifty:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 13, 2015, 04:40:47 PM
Like you need one BG?
https://youtu.be/K5cUxawA_6w
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 13, 2015, 04:55:15 PM
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I like having that feature around because I can express appreciation for a post while still following my rule of, "Speak when you have something to say, not when you have to say something."

Let me guess whom you were referring to...

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 13, 2015, 07:21:28 PM
I can see why I might want a reject button now.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 13, 2015, 10:06:06 PM
We do have an "ignore" function for the newbies.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: jonb on September 14, 2015, 04:31:39 AM
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We do have an "ignore" function for the newbies.

How very patrician of you.
A culture of hidden privilege, of little gods.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Baruch on September 14, 2015, 07:09:00 AM
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I can see why I might want a reject button now.

The reject button worked so good, in 007s car, in Goldfinger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71BC8M9Hw0I
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 14, 2015, 08:40:38 AM
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We do have an "ignore" function for the newbies.

The Ignore" function is also silly. Should I start another poll on that?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Sal1981 on September 14, 2015, 09:08:47 AM
I'm ambivalent. I would be lying if I said it didn't matter to me.

To me it seems the frequent posters get more points than other scarce posters. More of a popularity establishment than a quality-of-posts measurement, IMO.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 14, 2015, 09:19:44 AM
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I'm ambivalent. I would be lying if I said it didn't matter to me.

To me it seems the frequent posters get more points than other scarce posters. More of a popularity establishment than a quality-of-posts measurement, IMO.

That's the reason why this thread was created. We shouldn't encourage people to post on the basis of popularity. If people like/agree with a post, it's my opinion that it would be better to response in a post.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 14, 2015, 09:31:11 AM
I'm going to "like" every one of your posts in this thread prior to this post of mine... just to spite you, Joe :lol:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 14, 2015, 12:10:03 PM
It's called the slippery slope: once you start, you can't help going down, down, down...
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hydra009 on September 14, 2015, 12:17:14 PM
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The Ignore" function is also silly. Should I start another poll on that?
No need.  Trust me, that one is worth every line of code.  Really helps cut down on the mindless spam and crazies.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 14, 2015, 03:20:53 PM
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No need.  Trust me, that one is worth every line of code.  Really helps cut down on the mindless spam and crazies.
Yes, the forum is a much nicer place to be when I don't have to read Shoe's rampages.

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 14, 2015, 03:58:24 PM
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Yes, the forum is a much nicer place to be when I don't have to read Shoe's rampages.

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I like when shoe says what's on her mind. A lot of times its dead on, even if it's not of popular opinion or mindset. I probably appreciate it more because it's not of popular mindset, now that I think about it.

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hydra009 on September 14, 2015, 04:06:31 PM
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Yes, the forum is a much nicer place to be when I don't have to read Shoe's rampages.
Heh.  And now I've just committed the cardinal sin of liking something that Drunk doesn't like so I'm sure I'll hear an earful about that. :blahblah:

Yes, the ignore feature is a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 14, 2015, 04:12:11 PM
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The Ignore" function is also silly. Should I start another poll on that?

No. I need it.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: aitm on September 14, 2015, 04:39:14 PM
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Yes, the forum is a much nicer place to be when I don't have to read Shoe's rampages.

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 :popcorn:

I wish we had a emoty that just ran the fuck away…cause that is the one I need here.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 14, 2015, 05:21:12 PM
This forum is woefully lacking on emoticons:
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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 14, 2015, 06:55:21 PM
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This forum is woefully lacking on emoticons:


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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 15, 2015, 01:01:12 AM
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Yes, the forum is a much nicer place to be when I don't have to read Shoe's rampages.

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Who?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 15, 2015, 02:49:22 PM
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Who?
Is this another knock-knock joke?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: wolf39us on September 17, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
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This forum is woefully lacking on emoticons:
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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 18, 2015, 07:39:50 AM
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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 08:09:48 AM
Ooooh how did I miss this. Who is this chick? She sounds very dangerous to forum values and all that, not to mention American values. Going all around the forum in rampages, noone can escape from her claws...People who 'have to read' (whatever that means) her posts. People lying about not reading her posts, after putting her on 'ignore'. People acting as if they are not playing attention at all to her existence. Blah...blah.

Translation: 'We don't like people who don't agree with us and come up with something different than our usual bullshit. Fuck you, Shoe!"

Cute 'fan club', kiddies. I love you too. So fuck you. 


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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 18, 2015, 09:43:55 AM
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People lying about not reading her posts, after putting her on 'ignore'. People acting as if they are not playing attention at all to her existence. Blah...blah.
Well, I actually do keep you on ignore. It's just every so often on a topic that's pretty neutral I'll click that "Show me the post" button out of curiosity. But generally, I don't. In fact, I'm so certain you'll come up with some vitriolic reply to this about how I'm an American baby murderer bred in the military industrial complex of hate who can't look past the tip of her ignorant nose to even begin to understand your superior viewpoint that I don't really plan on reading any response to this you have, so if you wanted to direct one at me for others to read, fine, but I don't plan on reading it.
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Translation: 'We don't like people who don't agree with us and come up with something different than our usual bullshit. Fuck you, Shoe!"
I would say something is getting lost in translation, because if that's your translation, I would say mine is "I actually don't mind people who don't agree with me, but I do mind people who go around on judgmental rampages to make a point and then telling other people they're closed-minded for not cheerfully accepting the insults and refusing to listen to anything anyone else has to say on the subject once you've made up your mind."

But it's no matter, because I really do keep you on ignore for most things. Anyway, forum smileys. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/SkinningDocs/running-around-smiley-emoticon_zpsd7vrg8hs.gif)
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 10:33:55 AM
TomFoolery, I was talking about the old regulars like Hydra and Hijiri whose hobby is playing with the like button to provoke me. They both have had me on ignore for a long time, but read my posts to like others in specific threads.

Have I ever given you any impression that I was interested in your opinions or you reading or not reading my posts? I don't think so. On the contrary, I openly expressed that I don't respect your opinions. If this is about the FWD thread, I am such a TWD freak, I would probably post to a republican politician if he quoted my post about it.

And why you are still writing bits and pieces from the same post to me?
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on September 18, 2015, 10:44:57 AM
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/11113/111134695/3891161-6868490335-cats-.jpg)
Press the fucking like button you mean bastards!  Press like even if you hate cats.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 10:59:35 AM
I DID! :pppp
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 18, 2015, 12:38:42 PM
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TomFoolery, I was talking about the old regulars like Hydra and Hijiri whose hobby is playing with the like button to provoke me. They both have had me on ignore for a long time, but read my posts to like others in specific threads.
I very rarely read your posts unless someone quotes you (which the ignore button doesn't cover, sadly). Also, I "like" posts because I agree with them, not because I feel like provoking you. This may come as a shock, but my activities on this forum do not revolve around you. Maybe if you didn't go around playing the professional victim all the time, we wouldn't have as many disagreements. :lol:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 12:54:15 PM
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I very rarely read your posts unless someone quotes you (which the ignore button doesn't cover, sadly). Also, I "like" posts because I agree with them, not because I feel like provoking you. This may come as a shock, but my activities on this forum do not revolve around you. Maybe if you didn't go around playing the professional victim all the time, we wouldn't have as many disagreements. :lol:

You realise that you wrote a post about me, with my name -someone you had on ignore almost for 2 years- in a forum discussion about the lay out, right? Right.  So did Hydra, right? Right. And that was my answer.

So shut the fuck up and deal with it, kiddo.







Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 18, 2015, 12:57:10 PM
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You are ignoring this user. Show me the post.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, I'm not actually reading your response to my post. Have fun!
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 12:59:24 PM
Oops, shouldn't have clicked.

Oh yes, you do. And you will. Both of you.

Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: wolf39us on September 18, 2015, 01:19:30 PM
:popcorn:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 01:28:01 PM
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:popcorn:

:lol:

This^ This is the one responsible from the 'likes'! Grab him! :ppp
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: wolf39us on September 18, 2015, 01:28:47 PM
I'm just an innocent bystander
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 01:31:18 PM
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I'm just an innocent bystander

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 18, 2015, 01:32:23 PM
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I'm just an innocent bystander

Said Dzokhar Tsarnaev
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 01:33:18 PM
By the way we had one "HIDDEN" in the forum, who I think was anti, now suddenly we have 2. Hijiri? Hydra? :lol:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 01:55:09 PM
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Said Dzokhar Tsarnaev

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzhokhar_Tsarnaev

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I just learned who is thanks to strom. LIKE! :lol:
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 18, 2015, 02:01:29 PM
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I very rarely read your posts unless someone quotes you (which the ignore button doesn't cover, sadly). Also, I "like" posts because I agree with them, not because I feel like provoking you.

I will say some threads do start becoming quite cryptic after a while, and when people don't quote I'll look at them just to see what the hell is going on.

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on September 18, 2015, 02:03:54 PM
Damned ..if I had known all this time that being mean about liking things would make me so liked I would have been mean all this time .. 3 of you liked me being mean about clicking like for a stupid cat.

Now click like again OR ELSE! 
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: aitm on September 18, 2015, 02:08:46 PM
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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 02:11:07 PM
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I will say some threads do start becoming quite cryptic after a while, and when people don't quote I'll look at them just to see what the hell is going on.

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Aww, you had to post another screenshot -AGAIN- to take attention that you put some people on ignore?

May be you are missing the point about the whole 'ignore' thing? Tyring too hard?

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: aitm on September 18, 2015, 02:17:07 PM
I wonder if our forum is the only one that can go from A to clusterfuck in a half page?


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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 18, 2015, 02:18:58 PM
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I wonder if our forum is the only one that can go from A to clusterfuck in a half page?


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It's been my experience that only the most disciplined of forum communities can stay on topic for more than about two or three pages.
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: drunkenshoe on September 18, 2015, 02:22:37 PM
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I wonder if our forum is the only one that can go from A to clusterfuck in a half page?


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Yeah, I wish I didn't see this thread either, aitm. Turns out 'it had my name on it' as you guys say.




Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: TomFoolery on September 18, 2015, 02:23:33 PM
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I wonder if our forum is the only one that can go from A to clusterfuck in a half page?


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Now I feel compelled to write a treatise on the merits of the "like" feature. Unfortunately, it would probably make about as much sense as this picture.
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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: stromboli on September 18, 2015, 06:05:29 PM
Yeah, Wolf came up with the new Emoticons to sidetrack the issue. I see what you did there.......

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Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: josephpalazzo on September 18, 2015, 07:05:15 PM
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I wonder if our forum is the only one that can go from A to clusterfuck in a half page?


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There is worst...
Title: Re: Likes: pros and cons
Post by: SGOS on September 18, 2015, 07:47:20 PM
Sometimes the topic is worth changing.  It's kind of fun watching things devolve.