The marked improvement in civility is just general apathy.Since the removal of the like button there has been a marked improvement in civility and decorum at GPPD.
The GPPD crime rate has fallen considerably. GPPD is now full of love.
And that's just pathetic.The marked improvement in civility is just general apathy.
There are lots of vain users that don’t post anymore because there is no likes incentive.
The only threads that have activity in these days are the ones related with the likes suppression.
But I never said "reserved & quiet" equates to "dishonest" and not even sure how you came to that conclusion in all honesty.Judgment/observation/whatever you wish to call it... The point is that "reserved and quiet" does not equate to "dishonest."
That's just your personal value system speaking.
I am not sure how many folks on these boards are truly "open," to be honest. And to be clear, I have no expectation of that or problem with it. But IMO, most here play a character, to some extent.
Looks like I had skimmed over another revealing remark in your previous post:
Bit off the mark—and borderline offensive—wouldn't you say? For some people, art constitutes their "real life."
Was that supposed to be offensive? Is it wrong to be (drones) utterly concrete? Isn't it just another expression?Interesting.
I've often wondered the same about those who choose (is it a choice?) to be
Is there a thread about this?
Re the conclusion, you said it yourself by stating that people are one or the other:But I never said "reserved & quiet" equates to "dishonest" and not even sure how you came to that conclusion in all honesty.
I'd say people are more open and true to self online than in real life. In real life, people really don't behave the way we behave online. The internet gives you the option to say whatever you want given that the person remains anonymous, especially on forums. If the forum didn't have restrictions on certain matters and behavior - then we'd have seen more of the actual character. In the corporate world, all the office related polls are conducted by third parties and the participants remain anonymous. The idea behind it is to get the actual views of things because people will not open up if you ask them directly as you'd put them right on the spot. In other word, we play characters far more in real life.
And nothing was off the mark or borderline offensive. Before you call anything borderline offensive, you need to be sure of the intent. And the intent to be offensive wasn't there. I know this and sure of it because I made the comment.
The artistic world is more a subjective world as it's far more imaginative and fictional as oppose to the objective world where things feel more real. Of course, art constitute their real life too but they do fail to connect to the actual life properly hence we see starving artists more than not.
ome are open, honest and transparent whereas some are more reserved and private.
Say what? It wasn't personal, if that's what you're suggesting. However, imagination is vitally important to experience the full breadth of life. My signature on here encapsulates some of that view.Was that supposed to be offensive? Is it wrong to be (drones) utterly concrete? Isn't it just another expression?
All expressions are artistic even simplicity (or drones / concrete in your world). I'd go as far and say the Universe chooses (yes, because it has infinite options) to express the simplest way possible but it also allows all other expressions. Why limit to just any one thing when you can be many?
Also, what do you think of mass appeal which Federer's tennis seem to have. Djokovic's game seems to be far more complex and people don't seem to care for it as much, and yet, you prefer Federer - just like rest of the mass.
Eh the like button is just a vehicle for agreeing or disagreeing (withholding a like) on something. But there are several other vehicles in place on this board that serve the exact same purpose. Therefore eliminating the like button does not really eliminate the core issue(s). I've never thought to myself that my opinion should be held in higher esteem simply because of a virtual like counter, or that anyone else with high post or like numbers opinions should be either.The removal of like button makes things all equal. I don’t like to see a poster having twice the amount of likes than his/her posts where the substance of the posts wasn’t there as much. And a poster with least amount of likes and yet the content of their posts are of much higher quality. I am always in favour of equality and balance.
There are many reasons for not liking a post, the main one being forgetfulness. But some people feel like no like is an automatic 'disagree'. People feeling like they are owed likes or upset that their content is not "rewarded" enough is probably part of why they removed it.Wait, so you weren't just being an a-hole for the sake of a-holishness all those times?!
At least all of the tribal high-fiving nonsense is a thing of the past.There are many reasons for not liking a post, the main one being forgetfulness. But some people feel like no like is an automatic 'disagree'. People feeling like they are owed likes or upset that their content is not "rewarded" enough is probably part of why they removed it.
Nor do I consider anyone or myself an "a-hole" for not 'liking' a post.
Like I said, not everyone is going to like someone's content. Either through the button or just in general. You will not please everyone no matter what you say or how you write it.
The removal of the button is going to do nothing in terms of website improvement or easing 'moderation issues'. That onus is on the community, not a virtual button.
Who really cares about tribal high fiving through the like button? It will just continue in other forms. In likely even more counterproductive ways now because it will be text based vitriol coming through instead of passive aggressive 'liking'.At least all of the tribal high-fiving nonsense is a thing of the past.
Just need some transparency on that reporting now!
Going to be much, much healthier exchanges moving forward.Who really cares about tribal high fiving through the like button? It will just continue in other forms. Even more counterproductive ways now because it will be text based vitriol coming through instead of passive aggressive 'liking'.
And it will do nothing to deter those chronic post reporters you are so fond of. If anything they now probably have even more influence. Many of your threads are still all getting axed without the button, no?
Can't say I ever really saw the like button as a tribal thing. Not saying it cannot be interpreted as such but I never interpreted as such. I was very liberal in how I handed out my likes. They didn't need to be in my 'clique' or same fanbase to get the virtual high five from me.
This place has had its fair share of toxicity pre-current-and post the like button.
Just make a phew more threads on the discontinuation of Like button and you'll be fine.
- Is the removal of Like button a Human Rights Violation (poll incl).
- Should UNSC be alerted about Like Violation
- Does/should US Constitution guarantee access for all to Like Button
- Blackest Day in History of Internet (Like Button)
- Yet another thread about the Like Button
- Is Like Button the New GOAT ?
- This is NOT a Like Button thread
- Will Like Button removal lead to WWIII ?