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"Like" ain't always a good word.
#1

"Like" ain't always a good word.
When someone posts something that is informative, interesting or WTF, I hit the "like" button.

But I can't click that sucker when they tell me their cat just died. This leaves me with the option of not replying or maybe saying something about how that's only one out of nine.

However, if "Like" was "Applaud"* then I could let the poster know I'd seen the post. Some people do the "sorry about that posts", some don't.

*"Applaud" as a suggestion. One of you smart fellers could come up with a better word.
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#2

"Like" ain't always a good word.
I applaud you for telling us that your cat is dead.
Being told you're delusional does not necessarily mean you're mental. 
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#3

"Like" ain't always a good word.
another forum I am on has 4 responses, one of them almost a sadcryface. I like that.
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#4

"Like" ain't always a good word.
I had thought to bring this thing up but didn't. I like FBs variety of response smilies, myself.
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#5

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-03-2020, 03:07 PM)c172 Wrote: I had thought to bring this thing up but didn't. I like FBs variety of response smilies, myself.

well, the dead cat is out of the bag now Big Grin
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#6

"Like" ain't always a good word.
"Weirder and weirder", misquoth Alice.
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#7

"Like" ain't always a good word.
How about a "hugs" button for the sad news?
Freedom isn't free.
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#8

"Like" ain't always a good word.
Several good ideas. I mean, really, emotions are a range, not a single button.
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#9

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-03-2020, 06:55 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Several good ideas. I mean, really, emotions are a range, not a single button.

I like that.
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#10

"Like" ain't always a good word.
Like, for sure.
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#11

"Like" ain't always a good word.
One place I hang out at has 4 options :
a single thumbs up for like
the  Heart eyeball emoji for love it
the  Chuckle except more of the leaning ha-ha
M1436 wow of some sort

Another has:
heart for like Heart
an award for thanks
  Huh confused
Cry sadcryface
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#12

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-03-2020, 03:08 PM)skyking Wrote:
(04-03-2020, 03:07 PM)c172 Wrote: I had thought to bring this thing up but didn't. I like FBs variety of response smilies, myself.

well, the dead cat is out of the bag now Big Grin

"There's a real dead cat in each bar of Dead Cat Soap!"
- Firesign Theater
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#13

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(04-03-2020, 08:40 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: "There's a real dead cat in each bar of Dead Cat Soap!"
- Firesign Theater
"It is my considered opinion that this man has ... the plague."
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#14

"Like" ain't always a good word.
Instead of like...

"roger that"
I'm a creationist;   I believe that man created God.
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#15

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-04-2020, 10:37 AM)SYZ Wrote: Instead of like...

"roger that"
With "Rogering" being a euphemism for "fucking", maybe not. Whistling
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#16

"Like" ain't always a good word.
Definitely need a "WTF?" button.
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#17

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-04-2020, 11:30 AM)Dānu Wrote: Definitely need a "WTF?" button.

With riffs.

WTF
WTAF
WTFWYT
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#18

"Like" ain't always a good word.
I like the good and the bad. I'm versatile like that.
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#19

"Like" ain't always a good word.


You start having all sorts of buttons and it waters down their value and impact.
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#20

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-04-2020, 11:56 AM)Dānu Wrote:

You start having all sorts of buttons and it waters down their value and impact.

Precision is a good thing, reduces ambiguity.
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#21

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-04-2020, 12:05 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(04-04-2020, 11:56 AM)Dānu Wrote:

You start having all sorts of buttons and it waters down their value and impact.

Precision is a good thing, reduces ambiguity.

What?
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#22

"Like" ain't always a good word.
Seriously though, Zilla, when's the last time you devoted any great deal of thought to what someone meant to say by liking your post? We get likes, we appreciate it. You're not writing War & Peace with emoji buttons.
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#23

"Like" ain't always a good word.
I see you haven't tried.
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#24

"Like" ain't always a good word.
Here is a novel concept but if "Like" doesn't really convey your feelings maybe just post a comment, this being a discussion forum after all.
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#25

"Like" ain't always a good word.
(04-04-2020, 11:00 PM)Revenant77x Wrote: Here is a novel concept but if "Like" doesn't really convey your feelings maybe just post a comment, this being a discussion forum after all.

Cool. But if you're posting from a cell phone velcro'd to the underside of a bedside table while you have your feet one foot higher than your head it's often simpler to communicate via a touch of a button.

If this is a problem for anyone I'll try to do better in the future.
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