We have all been conditioned to click a button when we like what someone says. An up arrow. A thumbs up. A heart.
So we come to Hubski, and - without thinking - click the little hubwheel to register our positive feelings about a comment.
Which is not the intended purpose of the hubwheel.
The hubwheel is you picking up a lighted arrow and pointing it at a comment and yelling, "HEY EVERYONE! This is something everyone should read!!"
I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but making new habits is hard. So I bring this up again.
See this post:
MK's comment is funny, so 5 people clicked the hubwheel. Which means that now "pics or it didn't happen" is classified as a "valuable post" on hubski. Something that stands on its own, and is a valuable post in and of itself.
I know, this seems like useless pedantry. But it is about creating good data. There is a LOT of really valuable conversation on here, and I was just reading fantastic stuff from 1300+ days ago! But it can get lost in the little things, due to the hubwheel confusion.
Hubski is not Reddit or Facebook or Instagram or Weibo.
It's a different place, with a small number of people, who care, and share meaningfully. Let's treat our data and our tools with respect, and we can keep this community unique and interesting.
Thanks for listening!