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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by FredS » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:41 am

Last time this was mentioned, FredS wrote:You need an app [or a button] to save one click and three keystrokes? (post reply, +, 1, enter)

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by serapion » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:53 am

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Del » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:55 am

Haroldt wrote:Del - I can think of better hobbies. And as for the red wine... Merlot or Shiraz?

Uncle Bob - THERE'S some thinking!!

Pepik - Well that explains why it's not on here. See, a nice, polite response. Certain Canadians could learn from you!
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Rusty » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:22 pm

Del wrote:
Haroldt wrote:Del - I can think of better hobbies. And as for the red wine... Merlot or Shiraz?

Uncle Bob - THERE'S some thinking!!

Pepik - Well that explains why it's not on here. See, a nice, polite response. Certain Canadians could learn from you!
Most replies on CPS are lousy attempts at humor.

The rest are lousy attempts at getting the joke.

And I am a merlot man... Totally.
I thought you might argue for a 'Catholic Response" button. It's a no-op, you get a Catholic response whether you like it or not.
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Del » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:06 pm

Rusty wrote:
Del wrote:
Haroldt wrote:Del - I can think of better hobbies. And as for the red wine... Merlot or Shiraz?

Uncle Bob - THERE'S some thinking!!

Pepik - Well that explains why it's not on here. See, a nice, polite response. Certain Canadians could learn from you!
Most replies on CPS are lousy attempts at humor.

The rest are lousy attempts at getting the joke.

And I am a merlot man... Totally.
I thought you might argue for a 'Catholic Response" button. It's a no-op, you get a Catholic response whether you like it or not.
That would be conveniently like living in the "Middle Ages." Virtus et Veritas!
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by CW Spook » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:48 pm

+1 for a Like button, and a CathAngloDox response button too.. :bacon:
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by UncleBob » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:04 pm

Just add this to the emoticon list: Image
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Haroldt » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:22 pm

Funny, Uncle Bob
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by CW Spook » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:37 pm

UncleBob wrote:Just add this to the emoticon list: Image
+1 ))
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Onyx » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:53 pm

I was listening to Mark Zuckerberg on this issue. Having a 'Like' button in facebook helps to shape the entire character of that online community. It not only influences how people respond, but also what people post. When you post something, it is a reinforcement that one or more people 'Like' your post. (You might imagine you're not affected by this, and perhaps you're not. I would suggest that we're all affected by this sort of reinforcement more than we realize.) The existence of the 'Like' feature incentivizes people to post things that will be 'Liked'. If you ever wonder why your facebook feed is full of inane, shallow 'Like' bait, it's because that's what the forum rewards.

A second unintentional thing that the 'Like' feature does is to divide people into factions, or at least hyper-stimulates our factional tribalism (which in my view is one of humanity's less attractive features). I've got one bunch of facebook friends who post all their right-wing, gun-toting, obama-hatin', Bullpucky which is full of exaggerations and fear-mongering... and they all 'Like' each other's crap as though it actually added any insight on any nuanced issue. And then I've got another mob of facebook friends who post their tree-huggin', white-person-loathing, religion-hatin', commie fantasies about funding every government programme out of thin-air, and they all 'Like' each other's stupid memes as though they were smugly smarter than all the conservatives. I never 'Like' a single one of them. Partly because I'm grumpy, and also partly because I'm usually trying to see more than one side of an issue.

CPS is a discussion and fellowship forum. I love reading posts from people who challenge me to see things differently. If I read something Tuttle writes, I might not agree (or 'Like' his conclusions) but I really appreciate how it slows down my reaction time, and makes me question angles that I hadn't considered. I hope that occasionally something I write gives pause for thought. Lot's of you other guys do this - you post thoughtful things for which 'Like' or 'Not Like' are inadequate responses. That's the stuff that gets rewarded on CPS. At least that's how I feel - that when someone engages with something I've said by challenging it, laughing at it, arguing with it... that's the enjoyment of discussion. I don't want to know you 'Like' it, I want to know what you really think and why.

So on balance... hell no! I don't won't a 'Like' button.

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by JimVH » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:26 pm

What we really need is a 'stop being a d--k' button.

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Pepik » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:47 pm

JimVH wrote:What we really need is a 'stop being a d--k' button.
We have that. It's called the "Warning" Button that Mods and Admins have.
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Del » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:55 pm

UncleBob wrote:Just add this to the emoticon list: Image
+1 for a Pope-slap gif.
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by JimVH » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:18 pm

Pepik wrote:
JimVH wrote:What we really need is a 'stop being a d--k' button.
We have that. It's called the "Warning" Button that Mods and Admins have.
I'm glad to know y'all have that, though I was in more of a vigilante mindset when I wrote that. I guess that proves I'm better off without one.

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Onyx » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:45 pm

WHat the hell? My post doesn't get any 'Likes'?

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Jocose » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:52 pm

Onyx wrote:WHat the hell? My post doesn't get any 'Likes'?

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Irish-Dane » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:53 pm

Hey Harold, best you figure us out and get to know us better before you start being upset with how we react and respond. That will help you stick around longer and not get burnt out on the attitudes we all have.
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by JimVH » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:06 pm

Onyx wrote:WHat the hell? My post doesn't get any 'Likes'?
That's a lot of words. Perhaps you could add some pictures?

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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Jocose » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:10 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:Hey Harold, best you figure us out and get to know us better before you start being upset with how we react and respond. That will help you stick around longer and not get burnt out on the attitudes we all have.
We? Who's We? Do you have a mouse in yer pocket?
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Re: Where's the "Like Button"

Post by Irish-Dane » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:12 pm

Jocose wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:Hey Harold, best you figure us out and get to know us better before you start being upset with how we react and respond. That will help you stick around longer and not get burnt out on the attitudes we all have.
We? Who's We? Do you have a mouse in yer pocket?
Right?!
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