The other couple of forums I belong to also have "Like" buttons - to me it lets the OP (Original Poster) know that someone has at least read you post
One has to be discerning about where the OP is emotionally.The "likes" are definitely a mixed bag depending on how you look at it.
A facepalm and hug would be nice like icons too..... when you get the time.... just sayin.I'm sorry but I don't have time for that right now. Maybe down the road. Got too much going on right now.
I don't want to make people think I am angry with them when I'm actually upset over the horrible topic being covered. Yet, leaving a "like" makes it seem that I approve of the topic. Tric
I looked it up, and out of my 48,000 posts, I have received 40 thumbs down…I probably deserved more…. Im a work in progress, and the progress is slowI usually hit "like" to let the poster know that I have read the article/comment.
I do occasionally use eye rolls and thumbs down, but it is never to the person posting, but to the content of the article.
In that instance, I tend to use the "smiley" function within the post after a quote or make a statement about the topic so it's clearer that's what I'm responding to. But I have gotten accustomed to seeing those sorts of "likes" as responses to the topic so my skin has gotten thicker on that one. I'm rarely taken aback anymore.Agree, same with the thumbs down or eye roll. If I use them it's for content, not the poster. So I hesitate sometimes. And sometimes when I see an eyeroll on something I posted, I worry on why it drew that reaction.
I use the angry like when something in the content makes me angry. Example: arson to churches, burning Bibles, more abortions, etc. It doesn't mean I'm angry at the poster. I use the angry like a lot because there are so many bad things happening. I appreciate it when someone posts about these things and figure at least most of the time, the person was angry, frustrated, sad, etc. enough about whatever it was that he or she took the time to post it. My angry like is how I agree with what I think the poster (probably) thinks about whatever was that prompted the post.I love "likes". It's the perfect dopamine hit. LOL That's only partially true though. I do like to use them to either show agreement or support of the post. Or, in the more informal threads, that I have read it. I never know when to use the "angry" face though. I don't want to make people think I am angry with them when I'm actually upset over the horrible topic being covered. Yet, leaving a "like" makes it seem that I approve of the topic. Tricky, tricky. I tend to stick with "like" just because I know that, for me, seeing an angry face initially sends me into a panic that I said something horrible and off-the-cuff again as I am wont to do.
Most of the time I'm too stupid to add anything meaningful to the discussion that hasn't already been said so I just "like" away. haha
I like likes! Lol.
I do sometimes like posts that I don't necessarily agree with if I see where the person is coming from.
If I don't like something I read it's either because I forgot to like it or it's too out there for me personally
The 100 button is my favorite! LOLOL! Agreed, Pat. We need an Amen button!
A facepalmand hugwould be nice like icons too..... when you get the time....just sayin.
There does appear to be a redundant thankyou.
Or we could just learn to : .......