Rating System (was: what even are social noises round N+1)

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by seebs, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. electroTelegram

    electroTelegram Well-Known Member

    ive used it as a sort of [encouragement noises] button
     
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  2. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    i use "winner" when "like," "agree," "informative" and/or "useful" feel too weak to express how much i like a post. and when someone comes up with a really sick burn.
     
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  3. kmoss

    kmoss Under Construction

    i like to use winner when people ask what "winner" is for, so

    i guess for snarky bullshit reasons
    but it's a nice thing, so it's the equivalent of giving a post-pun shit-eating grin without even having to think of a pun first
     
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  4. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    sans would be so proud of you :P
     
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  5. Technicality

    Technicality All's fair in love and shitposting

    @kmoss I was thinking the same thing but with worse words
     
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  6. Aondeug

    Aondeug Ferdinand von Aegir

    As my whimsy deems it.
     
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  7. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    winner is the shitpost button
     
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  8. Key

    Key never make a triangle

    Finally, a way for me to join in the shitposting! ;p
     
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  9. Hobo

    Hobo HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA

    I use winner when someone has done something awesome in addition to shitposting. A winner is u.
     
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  10. Salted Earth

    Salted Earth DISOWNING DOESN'T STACK, ASSHOLE

    I use winner as 'congratulations you did it!!' though I can also appreciate its shitposting qualities.
     
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  11. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    I usually use winner for posts I think are award-worthy in some way, like a particularly hilarious joke or a story of personal accomplishment. Or to be silly. Possibly other cases as well if it seems like the thing to do.
     
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  12. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    I like the current list, I think it covers all the bases I would want
     
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  13. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    My phone screen is such a size that [Witnessed] makes a second row of buttons to press, and I've accidentally witnessed a few things I meant to like. Alas, no extra witnessed farts.

    Mostly I'm saying this for posterity, rather than a request that it be considered in decision making. With varying size devices, there's not gonna be a single nice and neat number of options that have some range to them but also all only fit on a single row.
     
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  14. BlackholeKG

    BlackholeKG I saw you making fire

    I think we should cut informative and just keep useful. It seems weird to have two fairly similar ones when we've already pared down the available ratings to a smaller number of options. Of the two, useful is the more versatile.
     
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  15. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    there are things i'd use informative for but not use useful for, and vice-versa. and i like informative as a way to say i appreciate new info or a new contribution to a conversation without necessarily endorsing it 100%. and useful is for if something is practical, whether i already knew it or not.
     
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  16. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    I personally disagree mostly on the grounds of of informative being relatively value neutral, while useful has an inherent value-judgement to me. Idk, I already struggle with externalizing half of my self-worth, if we are gonna cut one of the two and no mashup words are happening, I'd prefer if we cut the one that lends itself to being used as a direct comparison scale for self loathing spirals?
    (edit: brain, can we please stop randomly substituting words that start with similar letters?)
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
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  17. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Oh cool, I've figured out why I like Useful less: if I think something is useful, then I have some idea how I want to use it, and I want to connect / show my appreciation by rambling a little about it. My preferred reaction is the rambling.

    If something's informative for me, it's likely new information that I need to think on for a while before I can respond. Clicking informative gives the poster the quick confirmation that I've seen and appreciated the info, rather than leaving them hanging while I process it. Less versatile, but it has a specific use for me.
     
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  18. Mendacity

    Mendacity A bipolar, bigender, bisexual icon.

    You'll pry informative and agree away from my cold, cramped, fingers before I will willingly give them up
     
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  19. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    Re: winner, I've had people use it on posts where I was extremely happy about something and I've used it on things which people are clearly proud of. I like it a lot but I don't find it necessary.
     
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  20. BlackholeKG

    BlackholeKG I saw you making fire

    Thought they were locked to ICHGB
     
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