Yeah, I don’t really see the value it adds. I think some of the other reacts could be trimmed down too, like the thumbs up, hand pointing up, and maybe the 100 that more or less indicate the same thing as the normal like react.
I also haven’t seen the hug used sincerely but there may just not be a lot of opportunities to use it on here.
Isn’t it ironic? It’s like ten thousand when all you need is a
You know what… it’s pretty hard to predict what the result would be if we implemented your idea. Maybe it would work. Is there a point in arguing about it if we could just do a test? Can we just remove all the negative reactions for a week? If it makes things better, great! If it makes things worse, change it back.
This is fine, but why should I (say I don’t know you) value your expression of disagreement? There is no row of green dots next to your name that says your disagreement-without-explanation should carry any weight in the discourse.
Isn’t it really a reflection of vast privelege to be able to give a drive-by thumbs-down and think that is a proper way of communicating with people?
There actually is value to the thumbs down react, if you see that a post has 5-10 thumbs down reacts you know that it’s likely a trolling response or occasionally the community expressing distaste for an uncommon opinion.
I’m not sure if it’s technically possible, but I’d much prefer if non-heart reacts were only visible (both to the writer and observers) when >3 instances pop up. That would eliminate the issue we saw earlier with some individuals’ targeted harassment with thumbs down and simultaneously limit dogpiling against unpopular opinions. I’m sure that I’m not the only person who has a reaction to seeing a specific emote on a post, which can make someone a post they normally wouldn’t if they’re the second person to react.
At the same time, this should maintain the ability of the community to self police and point out toxic posts with several people independently showing they disagree.
In an age when even the politest expression of disagreement on certain topics (this goes well beyond CD) can get you branded as a hater, there’s definitely a place for a non-verbal expression of disagreement.