I do think we are throwing the baby out with the bathwater here! I don't have any problem with the "angry" emoji being removed, due to its ambiguity. I certainly don't think it was intended to be used for anger directed at the poster, but rather to show sympathy for the poster's dismay about something (generally OK in a happy, shiny FB environment, however too easy to be misused in an inflammatory way here.) But, I don't see that the"like" button was a problem at all, and the "laughing" emoji was a nice addition (since many of our clever posters really do deserve to get laughs.)Right. Top dog comment. Still, it's really not the gist of the thread.
I for one can't stand and don't use twitter and facebook. If I need something from twitter I'll google it. Much more prefer forum such as this one where you can discuss tennis and tennis results but also not be strictly confined to it and not confined to be only dead serious and analytical. I don't mind "liking" any of such content which appeals to me and other people liking my posts let's me know someone found it useful. I don't think other reactions that were available with last update were necessary, especially "angry" reaction. It worse to abuse that than excessively like your fanbase stuff to show support. Liking "negative" content is freedom and it's up to moderators to decide what's not appropriate. IMO, most of the content here is positive. By removing likes, result is already a ton of posts which only content is .
I kind of get you where you're coming from, but all this "stupid masses" drivel is a bit inappropriate red pill talk out of place.
like and agree@TW Staff gotta agree with everyone, the removal was unnecessary and now creating a flood of posts of people saying 'like' or 'agree'. I don't know how this moves helps the mods, and it definitely makes for a poor user experience on our end as 'liking' is one of the key pillars in social media and forums. Bring it back please and thank you!
interesting article! i had no idea.
Which rids us of pointless "agree" posts.I just went to like your post. Even though I'm posting in this thread. It's late. lol.
But yeah, it absolutely inhibits discussion. People will just like you or someone who is disagreeing with you rather than comment themselves.
It's a direct response to a flood of "Reported" posts.A moderator closed a thread in Odds and Ends ion this subject and said it was a "moderation issue," but didn't elaborate.
Good post! (LIKE)The like system here is NOT like Reddit. Reddit shows you content based on likes/dislikes - aka groupthink. Here, it is not like that. It is simply a fast and convenient way to give regards to a post. Even if it is used for trolling in this subforum, it is used extensively in OTHER subforums like Racquets and Strings to show appreciation. This is especially useful for phone posters, for whom it would otherwise be a cumbersome process to reply simply to say "thank you" or give a thumbs up.
Has there been a reason given for it being taken away?