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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Nov '13 20:531 edit
    2013 Online Public Forum Thumbs Poll

    Why Do People Give Thumbs Up Instead of Posting Comments?


    1. To register approval and enjoyment of a post enough to give it the equivalent of a Facebook Like (or Poke).

    2. To register appreciation of an entertaining or informative post (when pressed for time at the moment and unable to post).

    3. To express personal approval of a thoughtful post (rather than detract from its significance with an intrusive post).

    4. Other?

    Why Do People Give Thumbs Down Instead of Posting Comments?

    5. To show disgust over a post that almost violates Terms of Service and/or Forum Posting Guidelines instead of an Alert.

    6. To cowardly vent irritation and anger triggered by the mere presence of a disliked person who authored the post.

    7. Other?
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    04 Nov '13 21:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Online Public Forum Thumbs Poll

    Why Do People Give Thumbs Up Instead of Posting Comments?


    1. To register approval and enjoyment of a post enough to give it the equivalent of a Facebook Like (or Poke).

    2. To register appreciation of an entertaining or informative post (when pressed for time at the moment and unable to post).

    3. To ...[text shortened]... nd anger triggered by the mere presence of a disliked person who authored the post.

    7. Other?[/b]
    Are 4. & 7. not the same?🙄
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Nov '13 22:021 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Are 4. & 7. not the same?🙄
    Same option but different categories:

    * One's for Thumbs Up.

    * One's for Thumbs Down.

    Note: My guess is that there are at least two public forum posters who's Thumbs
    Down Buttons are still waiting to be activated in their manufacturer's boxes.
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    04 Nov '13 22:092 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Same option but different categories:

    * One's for Thumbs Up.

    * One's for Thumbs Down.

    Note: My guess is that there are at least two public forum posters who's Thumbs
    Down Buttons are still waiting for to be activated in their manufacturer's boxes.
    Well, like an exciting hockey game it's tied 1-1, but it's only early in the first period eh?

    Edit 1: I spoke too soon.🙄

    Edit 2 : but it's still early.😀
  5. Standard memberlemon lime
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    04 Nov '13 22:141 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Are 4. & 7. not the same?🙄
    same word, different Other 😛

    Sometimes I thumbs down my own messages, just so some people (they know who they are) will wonder who did it. I would like to give the thumbs up/down feature a thumbs down, but I don't know where I can go to vote on it.
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    04 Nov '13 22:23
    Do you think that whomever posted the thumbs meant there to be 2 thumbs down but clicked on the wrong one, realized it and did a thumbs down? It's only a theory and I guess it would be hard, if not impossible to prove right?
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    04 Nov '13 22:32
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Online Public Forum Thumbs Poll

    Why Do People Give Thumbs Up Instead of Posting Comments?


    1. To register approval and enjoyment of a post enough to give it the equivalent of a Facebook Like (or Poke).

    2. To register appreciation of an entertaining or informative post (when pressed for time at the moment and unable to post).

    3. To ...[text shortened]... nd anger triggered by the mere presence of a disliked person who authored the post.

    7. Other?[/b]
    The answer to all of your questions will show up in the thumbs up/down boxes. 😞

    You don't actually expect any of them to say anything, do you? Even the 🙄 who talk and thumbs down our messages rarely say anything worth reading, so don't expect to see a flood of intelligent and articulate answers to your questions... it ain't gonna happen. 😛
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Nov '13 22:37
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Well, like an exciting hockey game it's tied 1-1, but it's only early in the first period eh?

    Edit 1: I spoke too soon.🙄

    Edit 2 : but it's still early.😀
    Stees, introducing hockey with hard body checks and slashing with sharp sticks is cool.
    It's a great metaphor for banter and repartee.... but how does it relate to Thumbs?
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Nov '13 22:42
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    The answer to all of your questions will show up in the thumbs up/down boxes. 😞

    You don't actually expect any of them to say anything, do you? Even the 🙄 who talk and thumbs down our messages rarely say anything worth reading, so don't expect to see a flood of intelligent and articulate answers to your questions... it ain't gonna happen. 😛
    People who Thumb Up often do so in conjunction with their posts... Thumbs Downers not so much. Why? They like to hide.
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    04 Nov '13 22:46
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Stees, introducing hockey with hard body checks and slashing with sharp sticks is cool.
    It's a great metaphor for banter and repartee.... but how does it relate to Thumbs?
    I played a lot of hockey and remember getting into a "dustup" when I was in a high school game. We dropped our gloves (no hemuts used in those days) and my opponent stuck his thumb in my eye...accidently of course.
  11. Standard memberlemon lime
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    04 Nov '13 22:481 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Do you think that whomever posted the thumbs meant there to be 2 thumbs down but clicked on the wrong one, realized it and did a thumbs down? It's only a theory and I guess it would be hard, if not impossible to prove right?
    Well, if they're having trouble clicking on the right box it could explain why they are not using their words. If a whopping two boxes to choose from is confusing, then imagine what it must be like trying to choose which of the thousands of words in the dictionary to use. It can be a daunting task so these poor goof balls deserve our sympathy, not our scorn.

    Is being overly sympathetic the same as being elitist? I don't much care for elitists, so I'm seriously considering thumbs downing this message... I won't do it, but I'll seriously consider it.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Nov '13 22:511 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I played a lot of hockey and remember getting into a "dustup" when I was in a high school game. We dropped our gloves (no hemuts used in those days) and my opponent stuck his thumb in my eye...accidently of course.
    Hmm... another good metaphor: "Here's a Thumb in your eye" (intentional not by accident)..
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    04 Nov '13 22:55
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Is being overly sympathetic the same as being elitist? I don't must care for elitists, so I'm seriously considering thumbs downing this message... I won't do it, but I'll seriously consider it.
    Maybe sumydid will do it for you.
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    04 Nov '13 23:141 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Maybe sumydid will do it for you.
    You have my sympathy.
  15. Standard memberlemon lime
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    04 Nov '13 23:521 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Maybe sumydid will do it for you.
    I'm honored you would think I'm sumydid, just like how I might feel honored if someone's dog was humping my leg.

    Wishing for sumydid to come back won't make him come back. He obviously doesn't have the hots for you, so give it up and move on... you're starting to creep me out, and not in a good way. I am not your sumydid, and from what I've learned about him sumydid is not your sumydid. You're probably one of the idiots who chased him away, so deal with it. It's your problem, not mine.
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