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 **** No, I do not have Cancer ****

It's photoshoped.

 

Playing off the fact that people on Facebook will like absolutely anything.

 

 

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Maybe by 'like' they are others who are suffering that are showing their support.

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Maybe by 'like' they are others who are suffering that are showing their support.

 

but it also reads as "12 people like this"

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Maybe by 'like' they are others who are suffering that are showing their support.

I was going to write the same thing, but you beat me to it. It is nice to see that the topic title was changed.

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It is nice to see that the topic title was changed.

 

Yep! I Changed it. Only because it looked bad from the front page

 

Then facebook needs a 'Support" button, not a like button

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I am convinced that this is true, I don't have a FB account but my wife does, and she seems to randomly click on like on the dumbest things

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Maybe by 'like' they are others who are suffering that are showing their support.

Yeah, but liking a status where one is announcing a possible life/death scenario, is hardly supportive and an oxymoron if you ask me.

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What did you expect? It's Facebook! Logic is rarely used there.

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What did you expect? It's Facebook! Logic is rarely never used there.

Fixed it for you!

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I often struggle(not really a struggle) with this decision of liking on facebook. If I hit like it sounds like I "like" that fact that he has Cancer. If I don't hit like, it looks like I don't care. Man at the likes of this Post. :shifty:

 

 I usually just put in a relevant reply in the comments section if it's that kind of situation. 

A friend of mine wife just died from Cancer and his sister posted it on facebook. Of course I didn't hit the like button I just added a condolence and support reply in the comments section.

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It needs an "Ambivalent" button

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If I don't hit like, it looks like I don't care.

 

No just no. Like does not always mean you care.

 

Especially if someone says they have Cancer.

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When the only way to show support without adding anything is to "like" something, that's what you're going to get. Someone could vocalise my point to such a degree that I have nothing to add other than, "I agree." When the like button ends up meaning exactly that, like a thumbs up in a discussion in real life, that's going to happen.

I ignore it mostly, but use it both on Facebook and here to mean just that. "I agree, and have nothing further to add."

The like button is a ridiculous tool in the first place, personally. If you want people to respond genuinely, remove it.
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When the only way to show support without adding anything is to "like" something, that's what you're going to get. Someone could vocalise my point to such a degree that I have nothing to add other than, "I agree." When the like button ends up meaning exactly that, like a thumbs up in a discussion in real life, that's going to happen.

I ignore it mostly, but use it both on Facebook and here to mean just that. "I agree, and have nothing further to add."

The like button is a ridiculous tool in the first place, personally. If you want people to respond genuinely, remove it.

 

 

I think at best we need a Like and Dislike button.

 

"I just found out today that I have cancer" would be a perfect use of the dislike button.

 

My friends grandma died yesterday

 

she said "God gained an angel today. Rest in Peace Grandma Max."

 

But if you take a way the fact she sugar coated it... basically it means her grandma just died.

 

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I think at best we need a Like and Dislike button.

But we agree that the term, "like" is arbitrary when applied to the digital idea, right? It can be a "yes I agree" or "I support you and/or what you have just written."

A dislike button would be horrible. People have suggested it on this forum several times, and each time it's been shot down for a good reason. You can maybe get away with it in your friends circles where they know who you are, but on a forum such as this you stand the chance of creating cliques (and we already have enough of those) who will try and ruin a person for one opinion that the group doesn't agree with.

Not to single you out, but can you imagine your joke threads? A random passerby may look at your reputation and go, "this guy isn't worth listening to" when actually you continually offer good advice and are a valued member (at least in my mind, I don't speak for Neowin.)

Let's face it, "liking" something isn't genuinely liking something. It is a show of support when you have nothing else to add. It's not different from back when people would fill the comments to articles with "+1" and nothing else.
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I've seen posts were it says "My dog died" and get tons of likes........ someones kid was kidnapped and tons of likes...... I'm going to die..... tons of likes... Facebook does need a system other then just "Like"

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No just no. Like does not always mean you care.

 

Especially if someone says they have Cancer.

Wait, where is the rest of my post?  :)  :shifty:

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Wait, where is the rest of my post?  :)  :shifty:

 

How many people liked her post?

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How many people liked her post?

6 or 7 if I remember correctly. But there was about 38 +replies. That's what I was saying. I don't just click like just to be clicking it because it's there. I did not click like on that one, I just replied with proper condolences and support. That being said if I see a Tool video I definitely click like. Just like on here, if I like someone's post I click like. If I don't I either: don't do anything or I post a rebuttal or question.

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I've seen posts were it says "My dog died" and get tons of likes........ someones kid was kidnapped and tons of likes...... I'm going to die..... tons of likes... Facebook does need a system other then just "Like"

See Warwagon, I clicked like on neufuse's post because I liked it and also agree with it.  :)

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I have seen people 'like' posts where others have posted about their loved ones passing away. So even if this is fake, their will be many out there that are true.

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I've seen posts were it says "My dog died" and get tons of likes........ someones kid was kidnapped and tons of likes...... I'm going to die..... tons of likes... Facebook does need a system other then just "Like"


The problem is the constant push to reduce human communication to ever simpler terms. Very little human communication is mono or even binary.

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I was always told "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing", it seems on facebook its "If you don't have anything nice to say, click like".

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See Warwagon, I clicked like on neufuse's post because I liked it and also agree with it.  :)

I clicked like on your post because of your smugness. :devil:

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I clicked like on your post because of your smugness. :devil:

 

I clicked like on your post becasue of your devilness!

 

:laugh:

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