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Old 10-12-2015, 06:11   #31
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

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Maybe if I was more warm and fuzzy I would have more green "reputation" squares on my profile page indicating that I am well liked?
Only three green squares.... 'guess I'm not as warm and fuzzy as I thought.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:12   #32
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

Your correct in that it's not a new trend but due to technology it's spread to a larger audience at a time and has an "anonymous" component that lowers inhibitions (if you have to face a guy across the fire each night and he might come across the fire and take your head off you might not point his differences out as much in front of the group).
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:16   #33
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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.
i do see a difference in letting someone starve for a stupid idea that scared the prey away instead of collecting likes for innovative ways of vegetariasing the menu.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:28   #34
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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.
Huh, I've never noticed those before. However, I rarely look at my own profile since I always seem to know who I am and where I'm at (for now at least, I suspect others here may have to look at theirs more often ).

I see that I have also been registered here twice as long as you with four times the number of posts. I suspect that has more to do with the number of squares than "likeability".

Thank you. It is mutual.

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Old 10-12-2015, 06:41   #35
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

Sob!! I only have one green square!! Now I must modify my behaviour to get more green squares under the pressure by whomever it is that doles out the green squares! I want everyone to like me.... ha ha ha ha ha. yeah, right.

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Could be worse, I guess. I've been banned for life by YBW. buncha stupid brits. I'm gonna go vote for Trump.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:46   #36
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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.
I stand corrected. As a metric of "Likabilty" it makes me think about the article where people gives "likes" to be "liked". I will say when I give a "thanks" it is always sincere and I expect nothing in return.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:49   #37
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Sob!! I only have one green square!! Now I must modify my behaviour to get more green squares...



I'm gonna go vote for Trump.
Well, don't view the forum on a phone because it doesn't show the green squares at all. Nor the Thanks button!

With no green squares u might vote Hillarrrrrrry?
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From the FAQ

What is reputation?

Thanks is a way of rating users depending on the quality of their posts. If the administrators have enabled reputation, then the reputation icon will be visible in posts.

Thanks may be positive Positive Thanks Icon , negative Negative Thanks Icon or neutral Neutral Thanks Icon. Negative reputation may only be given if the administrator has enabled this. Neutral reputation is only given when the person giving reputation does not meet the criteria set by the administrator to affect someone else's reputation.

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To give reputation, click on the reputation icon in the relevant post. This will reveal a form to complete with the reputation type and the reason for giving the reputation. If negative reputation is disabled then it will not be displayed in this form. You may not give reputation for the same post twice.

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You can view the reputation that you have received in your User CP (User Control Panel) where it is displayed at the bottom of the User CP page. Here you will see the latest reputation that you have received and whether this is positive, negative or neutral. Your total reputation will be shown as series of reputation indicators in your posts and profile. The more positive your reputation, the more positive icons will be shown. The more negative your reputation the more negative icons will be shown.

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Old 10-12-2015, 07:19   #39
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Well, don't view the forum on a phone because it doesn't show the green squares at all. Nor the Thanks button!

With no green squares u might vote Hillarrrrrrry?

I'd vote for Charlie Manson before I'd vote for Hillary.
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I miss the days when Americans thought it impolite to discuss politics. Now, at every chance, they throw in some sort of comment, regardless how irrelevant it may be to the conversation taking place.

here's a tip: nobody cares for whom you vote
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here's a tip: nobody cares for whom you vote
if voting would make a difference, it would be illegal.
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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.
Ken, I think that you have spent too much time up a tree. Heck your not even popular with deer (the ultimate group think group). In my case I am over run with the buggers (3 to 5 in the yard usually). No need to go up a tree, just grab your Louisville Slugger. Surrounded with group think of deer I am.
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I miss the days when Americans thought it impolite to discuss politics. Now, at every chance, they throw in some sort of comment, regardless how irrelevant it may be to the conversation taking place.

here's a tip: nobody cares for whom you vote


SO TRUE !!!
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:43   #44
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I miss the days when Americans thought it impolite to discuss politics. Now, at every chance, they throw in some sort of comment, regardless how irrelevant it may be to the conversation taking place.

here's a tip: nobody cares for whom you vote
I hear ya. I miss the days when people who didn't have something constructive, or at least humorous to say would basically keep their thoughts to themselves.

Perhaps you skipped the article that this thread was originally based upon, and went straight to your own uniformed opinion.

Here's another tip. Nobody cares what you think about who Americans vote for. The subject is likability, and Trump is very much part of this subject, and this discussion.

Pay attention. See if you can pick up some reading comprehension skills along with your new sense of humor.
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I'm tempted to say "thanks" to Delancey for bringing us this thread topic, and am thinking the "likeability" of the thread itself may be improving, but I don't want my "reputation" harmed, improved, or rendered neutral as a result. Is that too "conformist?" I suppose if you have to ask . . . .
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