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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:00

 **** 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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:07

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



#3 OP +warwagon

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:09

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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:09

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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:10

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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:46

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



#7 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:48

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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:50

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



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:56

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

Fixed it for you!



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 14:01

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.



#11 +Nik L

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 14:10

It needs an "Ambivalent" button



#12 OP +warwagon

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 14:54

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.



#13 Nick H.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 15:04

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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Posted 29 July 2014 - 15:05

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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#15 Nick H.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 15:14

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.