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Discussion in 'Site News & Support' started by rexbinary, Jul 15, 2016.
First instinct was to go down and click "like"... but then well...
Alex is wearing a spiked leather speedo, RIGHT NOW, rolling around in a bed covered in our stolen likes.
If that's the case I'm probably OK with not getting my likes back.
Yeeeaaaaah, about that...
Well, in his defense, he didn't specify WHICH year. Or whether it was an earthly year. For instance, a Neptunian year is equivalent to 165 earth years, so in that sense he's got plenty of time. Or maybe he didn't even mean a time-based year: He may have been referring to a light year. For instance, perhaps there are "likes" right now, this very instant, but they're 1/3 of a parsec away from us. In a year from now, we will see them in the night sky. But, I mean come on, that's ridiculous! It must be the Neptunian year. That makes way more sense.
Like, uhm, 'Like'.
Call me crazy but the lack of likes has made for an interesting experience. For one thing, I notice that I read everyone's posts with far more attention than before. Perhaps I'm just easily manipulated by likes, but they've made me actually reflect the content of threads more, and forced me to actually consider which posts I actually like.
It reminds me of how Kindle shows parts of books that have been highlighted by a lot of people. They definitely influence my reading experience and I often wonder if those parts had stood out or seemed anywhere near as insightful without the highlight.
^ Crazy. WE WANT OUR LIKES BACK.
... although you're actually quite right.
Nah, you just pay more attention because not many people post on this forum anymore, so you're stuck actually reading the few posts people put up.
I think anything that makes the site more "social" is good. Rep-system, likes, whatever.
Shallow? Maybe, but it's nice to be able to show appreciation of someone taking the time to post things also when you don't have much to contribute yourself.
That's not entirely accurate, as the number of active users and new posts hasn't really gone down. There is always some seasonal fluctuation, but overall I wouldn't say this place is any more live or dead than it has been.
There's less drama, so perhaps there is less "entertainment".
Back when we had 3+ threads of luthier scammers and a bunch of MG vs SSO vs GP squabbling it seemed much busier.
Whatever happened to the public ban list ?
It served it's purpose.
Bans are much much more infrequent now, and the reasons are far more straightforward.
The PBL was primarily used to showcase the new forum rules and moderator staff. After about a year pretty much everyone caught on to the general decorum.
It was entertaining and did encourage a few SS warriors beyond the pale.
I miss it
I did note that.
That was fun! Had a Siggery build done...
I missed out on the MG vs SSO thingy tho. MG is okay I guess. Same-same but different.
I honestly forget what it was like for there to be a like function at this point.
I don't, but I got used to it. I enjoyed the consequence of it driving my attention to the most liked comments, a nice time saver.
It also helps you tell if you're talking outta your a$$, or if some folks actually see it the same way.
It also helps to let you know people actually acknowledged your comment. Not every comment warrants a response and without likes there's no way to know if people even saw them.