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lil  ·  1069 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What kind of posts do regular hubski users like to see?

I'm not sure comments are exactly "shared" although this thread suggests that they might be shared via chatter. I don't know if it was implemented. mk might know.

I'm sure there are many discussions on when or why people show appreciation for a comment. This might be the definitive one

People will circledot a comment for any of the following reasons, and many more:

They think the comment is good and adds to the discussion.

They want the commenter to know that someone out in the wilderness has happened by and sipped from the same stream.

They giggled at the comment and it cheered them up.

or course, I shouldn't talk about "people." I circledot comments for those reasons but probably most of the time, it's to build the self-esteem of the comment-maker.

I don't know if a circledot actually does build the self-esteem of the comment-maker, but there's some sadness in the hubskiverse and we do what we can. (Right steve)

:-)




b_b  ·  1069 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I don't know if a circledot actually does build the self-esteem of the comment-maker, but there's some sadness in the hubskiverse and we do what we can.

I assume this is so, because every time someone post, "I'm having a bad day :(" it usually gets voted to infinity in six or eight minutes. I suppose it's a way of showing empathy in the mildest possible way. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Although I don't normally pile on, I find it kind of endearing. I'm a closet softie.

steve  ·  1069 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    someone out in the wilderness has happened by and sipped from the same stream.

dammit lil... how can you be so profound in such a casual manner? You have this way of dropping insight and wisdom into even the slightest passing comment. I love the way you write.

GingerSoul  ·  1069 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That post has very nice answers. Also you were (and maybe still are) very similar to me:

    I just don't generally look at pictures and mostly never watch videos that are posted or listen to music.