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I want someone to buy @gdl203 that Undercover sweatshirt from last season that's printed "stop making sense."
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Downvoting is really, really toxic, and generates a lot of fly-by aggressiveness. Would rather see people actually post and express their disagreement.
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That's an assertion. By the same argument, why have thumbs? Wouldn't it be better for people to post and express their agreement?
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That's an assertion. By the same argument, why have thumbs? Wouldn't it be better for people to post and express their agreement?

Because we are interested in an asymmetrically positive community.
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But then why thumbs at all if that kind of information is useless? The same reasoning surely applies to thumbs up as a form of feedback?

Thumbs are feedback. That's pretty much all they are. They aren't discussion or conversation. They're immediate yea or nay feedback.

As such, they're a form of discussion of its own, essentially separate from worded discussion. Having an entire subchannel medium that is binary in nature be restricted to one of the two options - yea only - is completely absurd. I understand its comfortable, warm and fuzzy, but it doesn't make it right.

You're thinking about it using the wrong paradigm. This is not a townhall. This is a nice place at which to hang out.
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honestly i like both sides of this argument and would like the community either way
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You're thinking about it using the wrong paradigm. This is not a townhall. This is a nice place at which to hang out.

Cheers for this way of running things, what keeps me coming back here as opposed to the more inclusive, clique-y fashion boards
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Is that Margiela film out already?

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nah, trailer was just released yesterday

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Originally Posted by msg View Post

That's an assertion. By the same argument, why have thumbs? Wouldn't it be better for people to post and express their agreement?

I don't necessarily care to read someone's post that reads "nice fit!!" but if someone's going to shit on someone's look, they should at least be required to say why. Ultimately, a world in which someone publicly expresses their distaste for every single thing they don't like would be a pretty insufferable one. Let's not turn SF into that.
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^ Had to double-check the user name on that one.
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^ Had to double-check the user name on that one.

glad to see that even though i've aged and matured, some things really do stay the same
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Whenever I see this discussion about thumbs, and activity, and courting or keeping new members, it always seems the easiest thing to demand would just be a certain level of civility towards new posters -- even if you don't believe they have as much to contribute.

The last post I remember from you was in the contentedness thread, a brief shitty reply towards someone with a low post count who had the audacity to express joy over some item or another that didn't quite live up to your standards of svelte bleakness. That was about a week ago.

But you're right -- I probably am too quick to dump on you for this sort of thing, as your treatment of select friends, and especially family members, was really, really egregious, and -- even though it's so uncool to express -- still makes me angry when I think about it.

Regarding thumb comments, I was a fan. They let people sneak-in those minor helpful tidbits they would have otherwise left out. That was a cool thing.
Edited by noob in 89 - 4/18/15 at 10:06pm
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