Originally Posted by zbromer Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The thumbs-up was a great idea that works terribly. The functionality on iPhones and iPads is pathetic. On one hand, the people who quote the thumbs-ups to thank people for their approval are awful and should be banished. It's nothing more than a humble-brag, masking their need to show how many people approved of their outfit with faux gratitude for someone taking half a second to click thumbs-up. On the other hand, I understand needing to quote thumbs-ups when someone makes a comment that warrants response. I feel like the comments either need to have no text capabilities or allow for the ability to respond within the thumbs-ups.
They do greatly help by cutting down the useless +1s, but Foo is right that it creates a shadow forum. Although the appearance of RJ there almost makes it worthwhile.
I read the first two sentences of this and my immediate reaction was STFU. Straight up, based on this and not any else of your posts. Go sit down somewhere, son.
Now then, j Fok or someone please change the title of my cooking thread. I'm about to cook and want to update it. Sheesh.