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what about a 'hahaha' button?

 
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I'm probably too used to facebook options...'like', 'love', 'hahaha', 'wow', 'sad' and 'angry'.

Periodically there have been posts where I think I would rather smile and say 'hahaha' than 'like'.

I'm just putting this out here with no expectations
 
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I like a smile better than "hahaha," which could be interpreted as a derisive laugh like ROFL.  
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:I like a smile better than "hahaha," which could be interpreted as a derisive laugh like ROFL.  



Right...Probably 'ha', 'haha' and 'hahaha' all could be taken differently.

I didn't know that ROFL is interpreted as a 'derisive' laugh?  Isn't that supposed to mean 'rolling on the floor laughing'?

I suppose a laugh button might leave too much room for interpretation...lol...oh, well.

 
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Context and intention is often difficult to discern in this medium!  I don't think the last person to ROFL at me was sharing a chuckle with me, since we strongly disagreed.
 
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I enjoy likes as much as anyone I suppose,  but I like a reply even better, smiles. Brian
 
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Brian Rodgers wrote:I enjoy likes as much as anyone I suppose,  but I like a reply even better, smiles. Brian



Yes, it's just that sometimes a 'like' is used where someone really doesn't have anything to say...they just would like to be supportive or acknowledge the post, say that they 'heard' what someone was saying.
 
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I keep this one on file but haven't used it here yet.

 
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Greg Mamishian wrote:I keep this one on file but haven't used it here yet.



Oh, that's a good one!!!
 
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Judith Browning wrote:

Brian Rodgers wrote:I enjoy likes as much as anyone I suppose,  but I like a reply even better, smiles. Brian



Yes, it's just that sometimes a 'like' is used where someone really doesn't have anything to say...they just would like to be supportive or acknowledge the post, say that they 'heard' what someone was saying.


I'm of the opinion that the like button in Facebook was exploited to mean exactly what you would like to use it for. One of the biggest parts of that exploit was mining of users and friends of users "likes"
From Wikipedia "CA's data analysis methods were to a large degree based on the academic work of Michal Kosinski. In 2008, Kosinski had joined the Psychometrics Centre of Cambridge University where he then developed with his colleagues a profiling system using general online data, Facebook-likes, and smartphone data.[45][46] He showed that with a limited number of "likes", people can be analysed better than friends or relatives can do and that individual psychological targeting is a powerful tool to influence people.[45]" Cambridge_Analytica
In doing this Cambridge Analytica  mining of "likes" created a false data set, by wrongly assuming a like was also a  "I support" whatever meme or extreme viewpoint it was attached to.
I'm not saying any political party cares what we think here on Permies.com/forums. However it left a very bad taste in my mouth about using icons to communicate. I immediately stopped liking things on Facebook and a few months later left completely. FYI: I "like" comments here often, so call me a hypocrite. I just thought you might like to know what I think.
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This one is also in my collection...



I use likes freely whenever I either find the information useful or I agree with what is being said. However, I never use the anonymous dislike button. If I have a different view, I owe the person a brief explanation of what it is as well as why I chose it. And rather than being an effort to persuade, it's only to clarify the difference between our chosen views. I've never been to facebook and never will and enjoy topic specific forums instead.
 
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I stole some from coderanches list of emoticons (https://permies.com/t/90752/emoji-translation-service#751267)

I personally like , though I can see how that might be used in negative Rolling On The Floor Laughing sense...but in the end, most anything I say could be interpreted as me being unkind, so I just have to hope that people put the best intentions behind my writing.
 
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This one is all purpose...

 
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I've never been to facebook and never will and enjoy topic specific forums instead.



Facebook has some positive sides, one being family and friends that I don't see otherwise, and there are very topic specific 'groups' that are generally private.  I've enjoyed in depth discussions there on  subjects as specific as 'fermented natural dyes', 'mushrooms and lichens as dyes' and others where folks are actively doing these things...it adds another dimension to the information here at permies for me...one that I follow is just on indigo vats.  I enjoy the anecdotal information and there are always links posted to more in depth information.   In another life I was an art major and fb is one place I can keep up with new artists and their works...I'm not worried about information being harvested so much by my 'likes' and all...I've never been much of a consumer and ads have the opposite effect on me.  I also don't do any banking or bill paying on line.





 
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Judith Browning wrote:

I've never been to facebook and never will and enjoy topic specific forums instead.



Facebook has some positive sides, one being family and friends that I don't see otherwise, and there are very topic specific 'groups' that are generally private.  I've enjoyed in depth discussions there on  subjects as specific as 'fermented natural dyes', 'mushrooms and lichens as dyes' and others where folks are actively doing these things...it adds another dimension to the information here at permies for me...one that I follow is just on indigo vats.  I enjoy the anecdotal information and there are always links posted to more in depth information.   In another life I was an art major and fb is one place I can keep up with new artists and their works...I'm not worried about information being harvested so much by my 'likes' and all...I've never been much of a consumer and ads have the opposite effect on me.  I also don't do any banking or bill paying on line.


Thank you for the reply Judith
I enjoyed Facebook for ... well as long as it has been around I guess. I too enjoyed it for the things of which you wrote. Data mining was one of the straws for me. Memes replacing writing was another feature that turned me off. I'm happy with how Permies is run and I'm certain whatever you guys do will be splendid. I love forums, and always have, this one is the best of the best.
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I like the dislike button. I occasionally wish that you could see who disliked what, but that would kick off shit storms on the daily.

I am free with my likes. If I am likely to like a thing once, I will probably just give it two. I tend to like useful information, good questions, helpful or clarifying observations, or anything that makes me think or laugh.

I am also free with my dislikes, though because of the nature of the fine people here, only rarely does something earn my displeasure enough for me to dislike it.

I think the dislike is fair. I think that I only use it rarely because only rarely do I find posts that are unhelpful, misinformed, or out of keeping with permacultural best practices that don't also qualify for a report to moderator.

I think likes, apples, and pie are indicative enough of a person's likes. I don't think we need a new button, be it a "ha," a "haha," or a "hahaha."

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from a ten year old post here

I've been running on-line forums for over 20 years.  95% of all forums devolve into one of two things:

1) fluff fest - lots of chit chat and zero substance

2) flame wars - six people in asbestos suits flaming each other while the 20,000 other people leave.



My only concern with the ideas presented here is posts that are only emojis or fun graphics.   I hope that folks will do a mix of substance and fun whizbangery.  Unless, of course, they appear in the MD forum, where posts of pure silly images is heartily encouraged!



 
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paul wheaton wrote:My only concern with the ideas presented here is posts that are only emojis or fun graphics.   I hope that folks will do a mix of substance and fun whizbangery.  Unless, of course, they appear in the MD forum, where posts of pure silly images is heartily encouraged!



Good point about the slippery slope of triviality, Paul.
It's better not to have them in the task bar.
I'll be sure to use mine sparingly and only in context.



 
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My only concern with the ideas presented here is posts that are only emojis or fun graphics.   I hope that folks will do a mix of substance and fun whizbangery.  Unless, of course, they appear in the MD forum, where posts of pure silly images is heartily encouraged!


My thought was having something up there with the 'thumbs up' and thumbs down' buttons and only because my reaction lately has often been that ...not as an emoji all alone in a reply.

...and now I seem to remember a discussion about a 'raspberry' option, maybe complete with sound effects?

I've probably been around the grandkids too much lately



 
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