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Thumbs Down - I now live in blissful harmony

By EricHadley

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I just learned the other day that you can turn off the thumbs up/down system entirely. I now live in blissful harmony not seeing the thumbs up/down and not being able to participate. I’m known for a hard ass down voter and it was causing relationship problems with all of ya on here. Just want you to know if I thumbs downed ya in the past I am sorry. I’ve turned off that feature and will not participate in it anymore. Such blissfulness. Pinside zen.

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    #2 2 years ago

    Wow I’ve never seen a post get 36 downvotes in less than a minute, congrats!

    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from radium:

    Wow I’ve never seen a post get 36 downvotes in less than a minute, congrats!

    It’s ok. I can’t see it. Peaceful harmony

    #4 2 years ago

    "Fingers in ears" lalalalalalallalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalal

    #5 2 years ago

    You have achieved zen...until you copy and paste a forum link into a private browser and see what hell hath wroth.

    #6 2 years ago

    I may have just given you a thumbs up. Or down. Or not at all.
    It doesn't matter much.
    Some folks do take it way too seriously.
    Glad you found a way to make it work for you.

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    #7 2 years ago

    Yeah, I’m thumbs downed ya numerous times. Retribution. May turn it off now too!

    #8 2 years ago

    That's funny, I just turned them on after having them off for years.

    I don't have the urge to be controversial/edgy/funny that I once did, so it was safe to reenable.

    So I'll stay zen, I just get to watch the fray of others once more.

    #9 2 years ago

    I only thumb up. Those I wanna thumb down get put on the list.

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from tp:

    I only thumb up. Those I wanna thumb down get put on the list.

    The follow list?

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from tp:

    I only thumb up. Those I wanna thumb down get put on the list.

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    #12 2 years ago

    Does Twitter do this? I can think of 1 specific person whom might really think this feature is beautiful.

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    #13 2 years ago

    I do not really understand the thumbs or likes features. Why do people need them? I have played around/experimented with the feature and still really do not understand what it’s purpose is or what it is supposed to be replacing. Why do we need a feature that does not utilize words/text? Having it available makes me feel like people are still in HS.

    I really liked the internet better back in the 90’s/early 00’s. Much simpler and friendlier place back then.

    #14 2 years ago

    I'm glad that works for you. Personally, I enjoy giving the occasional thumbs down.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from LukyDuck:

    I do not really understand the thumbs or likes features. Why do people need them?

    1 reason it was implemented was to cut down on people explaining what they liked or did not like aboot your post, adding to the post count.

    Quoted from LukyDuck:

    I really liked the internet better back in the 90’s/early 00’s. Much simpler and friendlier place back then.

    OK Boomer.

    See, I can either thumbs down your post or respond to it. The theory is that it cuts down on that kind of thing...whether that's a fact or not is debatable.

    #16 2 years ago

    If upvotes and downvotes (where are these "thumbs" everyone keeps mentioning?) prevent "I agree/disagree" noise posts to any extent whatsoever, then I consider them a success.

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    1 reason it was implemented was to cut down on people explaining what they liked or did not like aboot your post, adding to the post count.

    OK Boomer.
    See, I can either thumbs down your post or respond to it. The theory is that it cuts down on that kind of thing...whether that's a fact or not is debatable.

    What you say makes sense. No boomer here. Just was an early adopter before everyone else in the world jumped on the internet bandwagon.

    #18 2 years ago

    Thumbs down a great example of the 'dumbing down' world

    Almost like saying 'I am not going to be your friend anymore'!

    Fire away!

    #19 2 years ago

    It’s disagreeing with a statement, that’s all.

    I have a lot of friends that I can argue with or disagree, I’ll thumbs down the shit out of my buddies if I have to.

    But we’re still tight and going for beer together!

    #20 2 years ago

    I thought you couldn’t announce when you put people on ignore?

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from EricHadley:

    I just learned the other day that you can turn off the thumbs up/down system entirely.

    Even when you don't believe in Thumbs Down, they still believe in you.

    #22 2 years ago


    Quoted from DNO:I thought you couldn’t announce when you put people on ignore?

    Who'd you put on ignore?

    #23 2 years ago

    You broke the internet!

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    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from EricHadley:

    I just learned the other day that you can turn off the thumbs up/down system entirely. I now live in blissful harmony not seeing the thumbs up/down and not being able to participate. I’m known for a hard ass down voter and it was causing relationship problems with all of ya on here. Just want you to know if I thumbs downed ya in the past I am sorry. I’ve turned off that feature and will not participate in it anymore. Such blissfulness. Pinside zen.

    It just takes self control. I only thumbs-up pinside posts, no thumbs-down for a couple years by design. If I disagree enough with a post to thumbs-down it, I just post explaining why instead. Way more constructive. I'm also not afraid to use the block feature so I just don't see the aggravating crap from some users.

    That said, if this solution is working for you, thumbs-up.

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from EricHadley:

    I just learned the other day that you can turn off the thumbs up/down system entirely. I now live in blissful harmony not seeing the thumbs up/down and not being able to participate.

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    #26 1 year ago

    He definitely deserved every thumbs down he got I’m not a fan of the feature. It promotes negativity and negativity is the last thing we need in this world.

    #27 1 year ago

    I turned off the feature about a year ago. I watched a documentary on Netflix about the power of social media and it discussed the “like” feature. I do believe it is easier to be objective without seeing the “likes”.

    I don’t need anyone letting me know I am an ass or awesome. I have a wife and kids for that.

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    I turned off the feature about a year ago. I watched a documentary on Netflix about the power of social media and it discussed the “like” feature. I do believe it is easier to be objective without seeing the “likes”.
    I don’t need anyone letting me know I am an ass or awesome. I have a wife and kids for that.

    True Dat!

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    I do believe it is easier to be objective without seeing the “likes”.

    You are now participating in Schrödinger’s Like System.

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    I turned off the feature about a year ago. I watched a documentary on Netflix about the power of social media and it discussed the “like” feature. I do believe it is easier to be objective without seeing the “likes”.
    I don’t need anyone letting me know I am an ass or awesome. I have a wife and kids for that.

    Everyone should watch that. "The Social Dilemma". A real eye opener.

    Pinside is my only social media site, never been on Facebook, Instagram, any of those things.

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    Everyone should watch that. "The Social Dilemma". A real eye opener.
    Pinside is my only social media site, never been on Facebook, Instagram, any of those things.

    Hear! Hear!

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    Everyone should watch that. "The Social Dilemma". A real eye opener.
    Pinside is my only social media site, never been on Facebook, Instagram, any of those things.

    Same

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