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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #165 on: September 08, 2020, 03:38:10 pm »

It's in the mail...LOL.

Did you send it with that stack of filled out mail in ballots you wanted remailed?
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #166 on: September 08, 2020, 03:42:02 pm »
Agreed- doing anything that encourages humans' natural <bad> pack behavior is always a bad idea IME. Not blaming COG and it is probably just a feature of the new software but allowing any degree of elevation to another always turns into a weapon, again IME.

I have never had a login on COG, nor looked at it much.  But I did just look...  This score being mentioned is just the number of "likes" posts get.  Typically, posts will also list WHO liked it.  Not all that uncommon on forums.  I can see both good and bad with allowing visible (to others) "likes" on postings, listing who liked it.  Even more issues if it also includes "dislikes."  I tend to not like public "liking" because it can be more of a tribe or mob-mentality.  But private liking (only you see the likes you placed on postings, and the total likes YOU gave to people) would be pretty safe in all situations.  It would help you identify like-minded or helpful people you might want to meet or whatnot.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #167 on: September 08, 2020, 06:09:07 pm »
Like all the forums that use this feature that I have seen, the new COG forum publicly shows the number of likes and who liked the post.

It might be even worse not having a 'dislike' button as a lack of likes could be construed as dislikes. As Marty said, it quickly becomes a weaponized tool used en mass to pound on 'the chosen one'.

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I have never had a login on COG, nor looked at it much.  But I did just look...  This score being mentioned is just the number of "likes" posts get.  Typically, posts will also list WHO liked it.  Not all that uncommon on forums.  I can see both good and bad with allowing visible (to others) "likes" on postings, listing who liked it.  Even more issues if it also includes "dislikes."  I tend to not like public "liking" because it can be more of a tribe or mob-mentality.  But private liking (only you see the likes you placed on postings, and the total likes YOU gave to people) would be pretty safe in all situations.  It would help you identify like-minded or helpful people you might want to meet or whatnot.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #168 on: September 08, 2020, 06:37:18 pm »
I'm not fluent in Fakebook but it sounds similar to what I've heard about it.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #169 on: September 09, 2020, 07:56:54 am »
Did you send it with that stack of filled out mail in ballots you wanted remailed?


Not that stupid... I hand carried our absentee ballot requests to the Registrar of my county.  When our ballots are sent out, I'll hand carry them to the registrar's office again.  I don't trust the postal service past my arm.


Your Gold Star on the other hand, was sent in the mail.  LOL.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #170 on: September 09, 2020, 02:44:27 pm »
 :rotflmao:

PS...My gold star just showed up in the mail.  8)
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #171 on: September 09, 2020, 05:20:03 pm »
Facetwit may have invented the 'like'- just one more nail in the coffin of humanity.   :-(

Brian

I'm not fluent in Fakebook but it sounds similar to what I've heard about it.
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