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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #80 on: May 08, 2012, 03:13:29 PM »
 Quote from: Sergeant Rock on April 09, 2012, 06:00:11 AM
I'm opposed in general to dumbing down. If you like a post, take a few seconds and reply with a post. People are just getting too lazy. We shouldn't encourage that.

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I weigh in with Henk on this: to Sarge and others who are "anti like", I would point out that the two--posting a comment and tallying a "like" on a particular post--do not have to be mutually exclusive or self-cancelling. I, as well as many of my fellow Talk Classical members, have been known to frequently utilize both options. It is not a zero sum game, and involves no "dumbing down" or emotion.

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2012, 12:16:14 AM »
I am not against this like option, it has more positive sides as negative ones.

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« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2012, 01:33:05 AM »
The postings found at TC have often become increasingly poor recently & I suspect it has partly to do with the introduction of the "likes" there; they promote short statements, digression from subjects and even schoolyard cliques, among other things.


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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #83 on: May 09, 2012, 01:49:53 AM »
No schoolyard cliques! Just the (alleged) "Henning Mob" ; )
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« Reply #84 on: May 09, 2012, 01:57:11 AM »
Well I guess I might sound a bit too serious, but a lot of the TC stuff has been regrettable recently and many seniors are taking a break, it seems.

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« Reply #85 on: May 09, 2012, 02:56:05 AM »
Well I guess I might sound a bit too serious, but a lot of the TC stuff has been regrettable recently and many seniors are taking a break, it seems.

It does not mean that it will happen automatically also on GMG! We could at least try the gadget, and if such a thing would occur, I have no problems that it will be removed again.

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« Reply #86 on: May 09, 2012, 02:59:00 AM »
Well I guess I might sound a bit too serious, but a lot of the TC stuff has been regrettable recently and many seniors are taking a break, it seems.

Oh so that's why there has been a surge in TC posters coming over here.  I was wondering why the exodus...

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« Reply #87 on: May 09, 2012, 02:59:18 AM »
Well I guess I might sound a bit too serious, but a lot of the TC stuff has been regrettable recently and many seniors are taking a break, it seems.

Oh, I took your caution viz. TC seriously.

Quite parenthetically, it made me smile, rememberung that once I was 'accused' of 'heading a mob'.
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« Reply #88 on: May 09, 2012, 07:40:23 AM »
It does not mean that it will happen automatically also on GMG! We could at least try the gadget, and if such a thing would occur, I have no problems that it will be removed again.

I think there are two main problems with this sort of thing. First, a lot of folks takes things personally. Second, and stemming from that, once the damage has been done, it's quite difficult, if not impossible, to undo the damange that was wrought.

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #89 on: May 09, 2012, 08:00:11 AM »
I'm against the like button just like I'm against all of this social networking that's now linked to this forum.
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #90 on: May 09, 2012, 08:18:04 AM »
What's next? A four square type function that will announce to all GmG users where you are at that moment and what you're eating for lunch?

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« Reply #91 on: May 09, 2012, 08:26:35 AM »
. . . and what you're eating for lunch?

Well, we've got this thread here.
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #92 on: May 09, 2012, 08:31:09 AM »
And I thought that this like-button nonsense had already been put to rest.  It's bush-league, lazy, and denotes a school-yard mentality.


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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #93 on: May 09, 2012, 08:37:39 AM »
What's next? A four square type function that will announce to all GmG users where you are at that moment and what you're eating for lunch?

Well, we've got this thread here.

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If you think about it, the WAYLT, the 'Purchases Today' thread (which also doubles as the "Landed Today" thread for some), 'Last Movie You Watched' and a few others are, most of the time, no better than an average Twitter feed. Of course, the topics involved are restricted; yet sometimes there aren't even any characters, just an image. :(
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« Reply #94 on: May 09, 2012, 08:40:19 AM »
We should have a minimum word count on posts... that would fix that problem.  Oh wait, is this long enough? ;D

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #95 on: May 09, 2012, 08:41:50 AM »
And I thought that this like-button nonsense had already been put to rest.  It's bush-league, lazy, and denotes a school-yard mentality.

I like this post. :)

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #96 on: May 09, 2012, 08:49:42 AM »
And I thought that this like-button nonsense had already been put to rest.  It's bush-league, lazy, and denotes a school-yard mentality.

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« Reply #97 on: May 09, 2012, 08:52:15 AM »
I like this post. :)

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #98 on: May 09, 2012, 08:57:07 AM »
I like this post. :)

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I do, too. And (speaking as someone "pro-social media") I think the less GMG resembles other sites (e.g., Facebook), the better. And it's good to encourage people to post, and actually say something, rather than just click.

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #99 on: May 09, 2012, 08:57:26 AM »
We should have a minimum word count on posts... that would fix that problem.  Oh wait, is this long enough? ;D

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