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Offline Shelby2

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the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« on: March 07, 2008, 06:24:38 PM »
I have noticed that the "nod" function on this site is under-utilized and wasn't sure if everyone knew it was there.  When you like or dislike a post but don't feel you have any significant comment to make besides "hey, I agree" or "I disagree," check out the green and red thumbs-up and thumbs-down icons that appear on the upper left side of the post.

Just click, and voila, your opinion has been recorded for all to see!

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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 02:51:57 PM »
Shelby2 I don't get it. Instead of replying, you click on a yea or nay nod?  Is it like the yahoo answers where people click to say they think it's an interesting comment?  Or not?  What are the nods for? Thanks.
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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 03:07:23 PM »
Another question here.  If we click on these buttons, can we actually see who is agreeing or disagreeing with us?  Hey, some of us need that positive reinforcement every now and then!   :2funny:

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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 04:05:03 PM »
The nods are just positive and negative reinforcement.  I look at it as almost like an anonymous poll.  If you say "I love the salads at Coatzingo" and 16 people give a negative nod, then I guess that is some indication that many people disagree.  This would be instead of 16 people writing posts in repsonse that  say "I totally disagree."

One difference between writing a post to say you agree or disagree is that in that case, you are attaching your screenname to the post so it's not anonymous.  A nod is anonymous, as far as I can tell (merm or toddg, please correct me if I'm wrong.)

Another difference is that writing a post that expresses simple agreement or disagreement is in a small way continuing the disucssion, whereas a nod is merely registering a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Obviously there's no requirement to use the function, but I thought I would bring it up in case people weren't aware of it.

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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 06:05:34 PM »
Thanks, I wasn't aware of it.
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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 08:33:26 PM »
It's really not nice, or fair, to neg nod someone without posting and stating your disagreement with what the poster said. Otherwise the nods become a popularity contest.

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On the sister forum, Astorians, practically every time the name Hillary is mentioned in a post it gets neg nodded. Sucks. Really sucks.
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IMHO, if you don't agree with something someone has written, tell us why, and let's hold a civilized discussion about it. It makes for a more in-depth conversation about any topic.

Of course, this is just my $.02.

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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008, 08:42:57 PM »
Thanks for the Astorians perspective.  I now see how people might feel badly if their post is "negged" without an explanation.  I suppose my "I like or dislike the Coatzingo salad" example was a bit simplistic.

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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2008, 11:58:07 PM »
Thanks for the Astorians perspective..
I do not represent Astorians. I only gave my personal opinion.

I personally do not like the nods feature and I rarely use it except in a fun thread. Astorians has many fun threads that are filled with intelligent sarcasm and good-natured ribbing.

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Re: the "nod" function - when you agree or disagree with a post
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2008, 11:58:07 PM »