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Odder  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: The hubwheel is not a "like" button.

I spokified your wheel because it's a valuable conversation topic even though I disagree. But then I spokified steve's wheel even though his comment isn't particularly insightful because I agree with it and I need to prove I'm no slave to the man.

I think if we want to stop all this madness we need separate "share" and "like" buttons. But I'm not sure that's even a good idea since I think most people like to share things they agree with other people and spokify them either way so other people will see them and know what the Hubskian mob consensus is on various controversial things.

KapteinB  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel sharing makes more sense for posts than for comments, since comments usually need context to be valuable. There are very few comments I find that I feel deserve to show up context-less in the chatter feed of those following me. So maybe two buttons isn't a bad idea; one for sharing the comment with your followers, and one just for affecting the order of comments in the comment section.

Devac  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On the other hand, you can often find interesting threads through those shared comments. The 'parent' link is there for this exact reason.

To use my own browsing habits as an example: I'm filtering almost every tag directly related to politics (and quite a few other topics, like brands). They are oversaturated and mostly orbit around same thing ad nauseam. But despite that, the responses those threads sometimes generate can range from hilarious to insightful (sometimes both) and tend to be of better quality than the OP.

spencerflem  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My usual habit is to go to global and click on anything with 4 or more comments on it

goobster  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "...There are very few comments I find that I feel deserve to show up context-less in the chatter feed..."

You said it WAY better than I did in my original post! Gonna click the hubwheel for you, definitely.

goobster  ·  230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Love it! Solid logic.