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  1. the forest
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    15 Aug '19 01:44
    "Among the many other new features, my favorite is the addition of a “Respect” button. Instead of just liking a comment you agree with, you can choose to respect a comment that is well-articulated, even if you may not agree with its substance. Studies from the University of Texas have shown that this feature alone encourages more thoughtful dialogue."
  2. SubscriberVery Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
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    26 Aug '19 19:39
    @mister-moggy said
    "Among the many other new features, my favorite is the addition of a “Respect” button. Instead of just liking a comment you agree with, you can choose to respect a comment that is well-articulated, even if you may not agree with its substance. Studies from the University of Texas have shown that this feature alone encourages more thoughtful dialogue."
    I don't know. We have a tough bunch on this site! 😉

    -VR
  3. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    29 Aug '19 20:56
    @mister-moggy said
    "Among the many other new features, my favorite is the addition of a “Respect” button. Instead of just liking a comment you agree with, you can choose to respect a comment that is well-articulated, even if you may not agree with its substance. Studies from the University of Texas have shown that this feature alone encourages more thoughtful dialogue."
    I have given thumbs-up to such posts here, e.g., substantive and/or well-written contributions to a discussion, even if I don't agree with all the points made therein.
  4. Standard memberKellyJay
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    07 Oct '19 01:28
    I think it would be a good idea going forward that those who dislike and like posts are ID by hovering over the thumbs up or down signs. I feel I can almost guess who likes and dislikes some posts, but I'd also believe I could be surprised too.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    11 Oct '19 06:37
    @kellyjay said
    I think it would be a good idea going forward that those who dislike and like posts are ID by hovering over the thumbs up or down signs. I feel I can almost guess who likes and dislikes some posts, but I'd also believe I could be surprised too.
    And I don't believe that anonymous post-rating should be endangered just because you're curious who liked or disliked it. Maybe you're also curious how your neighbor voted in the last election. But guess what? That's none of your business, either.

    The day that whiners finally get their way and thumbs become "knowable" is the day that feature becomes completely useless because no one will use it. Including you, once you figure out that you just shot your own freedom of speech in the foot. But then, that's what many people want on a public board, someplace to spout falsehoods with no repercussion.
  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    11 Oct '19 18:591 edit
    @suzianne said
    The day that whiners finally get their way and thumbs become "knowable" is the day that feature becomes completely useless that's what many people want on a public board, someplace to spout falsehoods with no repercussion.
    I know someone who would still use it! 😉

    -VR
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