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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Numerous case studies of this. Works for her Q&A format platforms, but essentially nothing else.
     
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    Do you have a link to any of these? Me = curious
     
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    Sounds like you're all arguin that we're too immature to make good use of it as a quick feedback tool. From my own experience on this board, I would say that's not a good assessment. We're a pretty good group of people overall, and certainly everyone (especially new users) would benefit from more symmetry/accuracy in how posts are rated/appreciated by others. Feedback is helpful. Removing hurdles that prevent even feedback isn't. If anything, we're so civil of a community that we tend to shy away from negative feedback - we just practice silence instead. Letting thoughts flow in a manner that makes the user comfortable is a good idea - and clearly we've seen that users are very comfortable with thumbs as a means to provide quick feedback.
     
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  4. Bam!ChairDance

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    I'm not sure symmetry is really as beneficial as you believe it to be, or even that negrep qualifies as feedback at all.

    The only information negrep provides is that a certain number of people disagree with you. This information is helpful if your goal is to blend in to a community's tastes, but as a metric for the reasonability or quality of the post itself, it's very very poor.

    So compare that 'benefit' to the skewing affects I've described above, and you can see quickly that negrep isn't really worth it.

    Oh, and @LA Guy should totally post those case studies. Still interested.
     
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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.
     
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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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  7. brad-t

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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?
     
  9. LA Guy

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    Because we are interested in an asymmetrically positive community.
     
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  10. LA Guy

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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.
     
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    honestly i like both sides of this argument and would like the community either way
     
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  12. nicelynice

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    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?
     
  16. Mulan

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    nah, trailer was just released yesterday
     
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    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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  18. noob in 89

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    ^ Had to double-check the user name on that one.
     
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  19. brad-t

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    glad to see that even though i've aged and matured, some things really do stay the same
     
  20. noob in 89

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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.
     
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