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Old 09-12-2015, 21:51   #16
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I believe in always going along with the group think majority, especially when it comes to topics like global warming, guns, anchors, multihulls, climate change, monohulls and global cooling. This way, I can be popular with the smart people.
I know you too well to buy that one. Your as curmudgeonly as the rest of us old farts. You just think your better than everyone else cause you have a nice boat. :P
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Old 09-12-2015, 22:39   #17
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denounced, disavowed, and discouraged
Think yourself lucky, you could have been demonized, deprecated and dehumanized as well.
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Old 09-12-2015, 23:34   #18
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Recently on a thread elsewhere I expressed some opinions deemed unpopular by the majority and I found myself publicly and privately denounced, disavowed, and discouraged for my non-conformist thinking.
Be grateful...you weren't disemboweled.
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:36   #19
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At age 59 I can't calculate how much time I have left, but I have calculated to the second the amount of time I'll devote to worrying about my popularity,
Cheers all
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:17   #20
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An English sense of humour on a American forum...
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:35   #21
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

Having always been a non-conformist and somewhat an outsider, I have never been tempted to have a Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or other social media account. I also don't play golf or went in for the martini lunches so popular in my younger days.

Lancoombe "At age 59 I can't calculate how much time I have left, but I have calculated to the second the amount of time I'll devote to worrying about my popularity" SPOT ON!!

Of course at 70, I should be a real conformist, (generational thing). Oh well missed that train as well
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:15   #22
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My wife is a professional word nerd and makes a living as an editor so I source all my word definitions from Merriam Webster.

Social Media : forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking or microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)

This sounds a lot like Cruisers Forum to me. Most other definitions you will find will tend to agree.

I know shocking right? I was horrified to learn I was a social media user too. I always considered myself an outsider and figured as long as I wasn't on Facebook I was in the clear.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:22   #23
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Apart from haters I am supremely well liked. Oh, except by internet sailors. And, well, any internet user...

It worries me.

as long as the dolphins keep stopping by, don't bother to much.
those are much smarter than the average human anyhow.
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"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" Evelyn Beatrice Hall

They just don't make women like that any more.
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

Right at the bottom of the page here, it tells us just what CF is (or thinks it is): a "Social Knowledge Community".

What the heck is a "green reputation square"? Do you mean the stars in everyone's profile? Those just relate to the number of postings.

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Right at the bottom of the page here, it tells us just what CF is (or thinks it is): a "Social Knowledge Community".

What the heck is a "green reputation square"? Do you mean the stars in everyone's profile? Those just relate to the number of postings.

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If you look at someone's user profile page above the gold stars you may or may not see a series of green squares.

These are "reputation squares" and are given to users by other users. You for example have four green squares indicating that you are well liked enough we to be considered to have a good reputation. I however have only two indicating I am not as highly regarded by the community as you.

For the record Mark, despite a couple rubs I have had with you, I think very highly of you and even though we often don't see eye to eye, I have a lot of respect for you and your opinions. If anyone deserves a good reputation it would be you.
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

Now everyone is dashing off to see how well liked they are. Making your point.
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If you look at someone's user profile page above the gold stars you may or may not see a series of green squares.
These are "reputation squares" and are given to users by other users ...
I think the green square are related to how many times a member has been "thanked" for a post (bottom right - thumbs up).
This might be a reasonable proxy for likability/popularity.
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................... groupthink in social media and the "Cult of Likability" marginalizes individuality and nonconformist thinking to the detriment of the diversity of our culture .................
- but wouldn't this have also happened when the clan met next to the fire to discuss techniques for hunting mastodons? It does not seem to be unique to a new form of social media.
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- but wouldn't this have also happened when the clan met next to the fire to discuss techniques for hunting mastodons? It does not seem to be unique to a new form of social media.
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