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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone else notice the "like" option usage

    Gee, I think some of it might be a popularity contest for the poster--or rather trying to make someone unpopular.

    I have decided that from this moment on I will randomly like and dislike things out here just to skew the numbers.

    Anyone want to join me?
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    Nope.

    I noticed and think it's a great way to say "me, too" without cluttering up a thread with non-substantial posts.
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    I don't use them and really don't care what others think of my posts. Don't need the validation.


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    I just skewed your numbers.

    I like to use it when I agree and appreciate a response. When I have nothing nice to say, I say nothing.


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    I'm seeing it used both ways. Totally not surprised
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    I am not seeing it be used as a popularity contest..

    Some people's posts are controversial, which is expressed in the like/dislikes.

    I honestly don't care what people think of my posts.


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    i honestly don't understand why anyone would "dislike" a post. what is the point? to say i"i don't like you neener neener"? oh so grown up!

    luckily the mods feel similar and it will go poof soon


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    oh i will say that i would support it staying if it wasnt anon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbm View Post
    i honestly don't understand why anyone would "dislike" a post. what is the point? to say i"i don't like you neener neener"? oh so grown up!

    luckily the mods feel similar and it will go poof soon
    I guess the "dislike" means I don't agree with your post. I finally went in and checked what all the "notifications" were, and found a bunch of likes and one dislike for my post on Western Dressage. I don't think it meant the person didn't like me, it meant they didn't like Western Dressage Or maybe they don't like me AND Western Dressage


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    ^ that's the thing.... sometimes it is obvious why someone would dislike a post - but on many other posts here it just seems random - and now with the OP i see why

    anyway the point is moot because afaik they will be making the thumbs down go away.... not sure what the thumbstalkers will do


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    Actually, mbm, it was some or your posts that really got me thinking that it was more about someone not liking you, rather than your posts. I haven't started skewing yet.

    I know mine are usually controversial. Thus the reason this topic has nothing but haters.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    Come on people. Quit hiding behind pressing an anonymous button. Step up to the plate and speak your mind! Agreeing to disagree is perfectly fine. Political correctness is painting a clown mask on your face and hiding behind it. Just say what you believe and believe what you say.

    (I can't wait to see how many people give this the thumbs down, too. Woohoo! I am on a roll!)
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    I don't send a faceless thumb to do a (wo)man's work.

    If I disagree and have a strong enough or detailed enough opinion, I'll write that bad boy out.

    Thumbs are for the birds.
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    ! You only get numbers for the likes. Oh my! You need to do addition and subtraction to figure out how many dislikes!!
    Last edited by merrygoround; Nov. 18, 2012 at 01:26 PM.
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    I keep getting "bad" notifications and yet they all lead to the same post back in July and there's still only 1 person who has clicked on that post. I'm thinking "glitch".

    If there were actual people not liking what I said the tally would be increasing.

    I wear my "bads" as a badge of courage...I'm usually not controversial. This makes me somewhat notorious!


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    What's the Spiderman quote from the editor? "I'm not going to make him famous...I'm going to make him infamous!!"
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    I LIKED that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    What's the Spiderman quote from the editor? "I'm not going to make him famous...I'm going to make him infamous!!"


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    I wish they would get rid of them, or at least the notifications. I see no purpose. At least we should be able to turn it off so we don't have to look at notifications.


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    I have proof! Stalkers even hate the Spider-Man quote!
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    I love the thumb buttons. I don't say a whole lot on this forum, mainly because I don't want to take the time to type a response and my dressage knowledge is not of the level to be helpful to anyone. I use the thumbs to say "agree" or "disagree" or even just "yay!" not "you're an awesome person" or "you suck". That said, I randomly thumbed the posts in this thread.
    Last edited by achcosuva; Nov. 17, 2012 at 04:59 PM. Reason: typo


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