No more "likes" given... I'm through!

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  1. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Since I respect opinions equally, I've decided to stop issuing "likes" to comments. I will respond to comments directly. Not that anyone cares, I'm just sayin...
     
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    Hey Mo.... here's a like for old time's sake !:rolleyes:
    BP
     
  3. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I like this! ;)
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I am too lazy sometimes to type a reply.

    Never too lazy to click something tho...
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    silly
     
  6. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Okay, count me in with the too lazy to reply camp. Likes restored! :)
     
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    I respect your decision.

    Also, your decision has caused me vexation.
    Now I want to know more about 'likes': how do they fit into an online community? What functions do they perform?

    I believe I need an insightful sociological and psychological account.

    Also, if I saw a headline on the nets advising that I could read an insightful sociological and psychological account of the use and function of 'likes' I would not read it.

    How can I continue with all these mixed feelings?
     
  8. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Also, why is there not a "dislike" option?
     
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    tubes Well-Known Member

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    I have never felt the need to dislike a post. I suppose I imagine that if a post gets my attention I might 'like' it. Other posts just float past me. It doesn't mean I dislike them: they just didn't capture my attention.

    But there could be a 'sympathies' option.

    When somebody says that their friend or pet just died I would like to acknowledge their post but it feels wrong to 'like' it.
     
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    "Likes" are a part of why social media (and fora) breed cliques and polarised decisions.

    People see a comment that receives likes. They echo that comment in order to receive likes themself.

    Others see the much-liked posts. They also repeat them. Those who disagree get berated, eventually they stay away. Those who agree reinforce with stronger comments. Ad nauseam.
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Let's face it. Social media is nothing more than an information collection apparatus.
     
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    netlocal Well-Known Member

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    “Because The Internet: How Social Media Ruined Music”

    :cool:I see a theme developing here.

    :rofl:

    Next topic I propose we discuss the phenomenon of using emojis instead of actual words:scratch:
     
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    Please don't !
    BP
     
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    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    Say again?
    BP
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    we are social media...

    we are collecting your information...
     
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    People always say this as a ploy to get more likes. And I fell for it.
     
  17. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Not this forum directly... Ah, you know what I mean.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    but this is true...

    Seriously, that is the purpose of forums like this, sharing information. In this instance, it's about sharing information related to guitar amp's, guitar & music/electronics, generally related to the guitar.

    The idea has always been to create databases of information. That's how many people find this forum. They look for why their DSL is popping a fuse. The search google & a dozen Marshall Forum threads come up.

    So, next thing, they search for tubes for their DSL & once again, the forum pops up, so they start lurking the forum, next thing they join.

    Now, other ones, that are collecting certain info, for databases, used for nefarious purposes? :agreed:
     
  19. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe a single byte of information (posted on the internet) should be considered ... secure.
     
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    Wooferhead1 Well-Known Member

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    I welcome the newbies with likes, the conversations I agree with, the people here that make me laugh, the incredibly talented, knowledgeable MFrs all around the world. And sometimes we even share a little bit of our souls which always gets a "Like". Thanks everyone whether you "like" it or not it's been a lot of fun these last 7 months.:pirate:
     
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