Overuse of the 'like' feature.

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by LadyOnArooftop, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    Now Instagram have dropped their 'like' feature should this first-rate chat site follow suit?
    Reading the forum you do notice that some thought-provoking postings that ought to get the forum moving don't receive any replies or 'likes' and yet you often see same chatters all liking each others posts no matter how inane they may be, even just a smiley face will get liked, to me this is ineffable.

    A while back in one thread some big kahuna was boasting about how many likes they had and in another thread a forum member was belittling someone else for having so few. People with a low 'like' count can feel worthless, useless and abandoned (speaking for someone else here). The raison d'ĂȘtre for this forum is surely to discuss issues not to accumulate likes.
    I post this thread not to instigate or act like some low-rent troll but simply to generate debate, after all that's what the forum is for isn't it? (aside from endless ban appeals) If it gets ignored or no likes i will be inconsolable, if someone replies to it simply with 'lol' and that gets liked I will be crestfallen :eek:
     
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  2. Bad_Influence

    Bad_Influence The Codfather

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    lol
     
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  3. Bad_Influence

    Bad_Influence The Codfather

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    The 'like' feature is a godsend sometimes. If I read something and know the writer just wants a reaction in the form of an argument, a quick 'like' or a smile can piss someone off far better than the reaction they were hoping for. :D
    (Ty for the 'like' Jojo. lol)
     
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  4. JoJoTia3rd

    JoJoTia3rd Sock-less Foot Fetish Beaut...

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    Had to be done lol x
     
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    breakwake_ UKChat Familiar

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    I have no reason for liking this thread but I've liked it.
     
  6. azzbo

    azzbo UKChat Initiate

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    I agree wholeheartedly, something must be done to stop this injustice. Did you know that when someone "likes" your post, it releases dopamine in your brain, which is the chemical associated with pleasure. This is why all the people with a low "like" count are suffering from chronic depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. All it takes is 1 like and you could potentially save someones life.

    Do the right thing.

    1 like=1 life
     
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    breakwake_ UKChat Familiar

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    For those reasons I have to unlike this thread.
     
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  8. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    To 'like' then withdraw your 'like' is worse than to have never liked in the first place, how could you be so cruel!? but I suppose it's better to have liked and lost than to have never liked at all.
     
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  9. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    Thank you for those kind words, a 'like' would have been preferred but you can't have everything.
    I'm not blaming my paltry 'like' count for my depression but it's certainly a contributory factor. I'm trying to escape from my meagre like count by getting out and about, I've even managed to train some ducks in the park, I've trained them to eat.
    All I have to do is throw some bread in the water, clap my hands and they eat the bread. Pretty impressive huh? quite an achievement I think you'll agree. Not that I'm saying duck training is a dangerous sport, I mean, the risks involved aren't as great as in lion taming, but it's a start.
     
  10. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    All week I've been itching to log on to see if anyone liked my post but couldn't face the horrible prospect of my peers not even giving me a pity 'like'. I am broken.
    Would anyone be interested in having a reciprocal agreement with myself to always like each others posts? Others may want to join our coalition and then our like count would really get boosted (along with our self esteem).
     
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  11. Poco_Loco

    Poco_Loco Flippy Fish

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    Lol

    This has gone deep!!
     
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    Poco_Loco Flippy Fish

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    if the LIKE was converted to an actual action would it be an actual "Thumbs up" or more of a "Fist bump" ??

    I refuse to convert to the later and it appears like a demented game of Rock, Paper , Scissors as i go for the "Handshake" everytime.......
     
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  13. JoJoTia3rd

    JoJoTia3rd Sock-less Foot Fetish Beaut...

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    Fist bumps Olive! :D xxxxxxxxx <3
     
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    Poco_Loco Flippy Fish

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    Don't it annoy you though when someone offers up "The Fist" ?

    Oh gosh that sounds rude :p:p

    I hope you washed your hands Olive :eek:

    xxx
     
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    JoJoTia3rd Sock-less Foot Fetish Beaut...

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    I get the finger more than the fist ( this so doesn't read like how I mean it too ) pmsl :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: xxx
     
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    Poco_Loco Flippy Fish

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    Oh my gosh !!!

    Olive you get the "Bird" flipped atcha ???

    I find this hard to believe !!! ;)

    Was it whilst on a Marmite promotion in Asda ??

    :D:D:D
     
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    Poco_Loco Flippy Fish

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    JoJoTia3rd Sock-less Foot Fetish Beaut...

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    LOL @ a marmite promotion, (when I shop I secretly drop jars of marmite into every shopping basket/trolley I walk past ) :D:D:D:D
     
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    Poco_Loco Flippy Fish

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    You are Sick :D:D:D

    Welcome to my world ;)
     
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    You're going to hell woman
     
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