I’ve been admonished!

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    • #8427
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      It has been brought to my attention by a rather observant sibling that I am “stingy” with my “likes”. Well, I would use the word “judicious” :) . Here’s why. As a moderator I have to read quite a bit of material and so at times I go through it rather quickly. Then, if the material is not disagreeable, I click “like”. But then, as I would go back through the threads I would notice that I missed some of the “likes” either by missing the post completely or the click simply did not take. I remember all too well on the previous iteration of Ritan a situation that developed from that, not to mention I have had some forumites complain to me about the apparent favoritism or dislike for other members by this mod or that. So, to ensure that I did not leave anyone out of make them feel picked on or targeted I decided I wouldn’t “like” anything unless it really moved me. Well, that hasn’t gone as planned and so I have decided to re-engage the “like” button again with this disclaimer: If I didn’t “Like” your post and you feel it was unjustified then I am leaving it to you to inform me. In almost all cases, it is simply because my clicking didn’t actuate to button properly and I didn’t catch it. Now, there are still going to be those cases where I disagree with a post and may choose to not “like” it. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. So, if all of a sudden you notice a lot more “likes” by me it’s not because I all of a sudden showed back up ( I never left), it’s because I have decided to use the little trouble maker again! ;)

      If I have made you feel left out in the past then please accept my apology. It was never intentional. :rose:

    • #8430
      Geri7
      Blocked

      Wow, a sibling said that to you?  Well that wasn’t very kind.  I noticed in these end days there are more rude people to have to deal with than ever before … so I wouldn’t take it to heart.  I find when dealing with negative people … just drinking a simple cup of sereni-tea puts a person in a happy mood once again. :whistle:

      We appreciate all that you mods do and know you are all so busy.  So glad you’re back posting and will be … um … “liking” posts again. :yes:

    • #8433
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Hitting the like button doesn’t necessarily mean that you agree with all that was written.  At least in my minds eye.  I sometimes simply hit the like button to simply acknowledge when someone responds on a thread.  Naturally it is impossible to agree with everyone all the time.

      And when I have nothing to add, I simply acknowledge that it was read by me.  Yohanan, better to admonished by anyone but the Lord!

      TR

    • #8438
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      Yohanan don’t feel compelled to poke that little black heart on my posts.  I have thick enough skin to bear knowing your tacit, or even obvious, disapproval.  And in heaven when I finally see you, you can be sure I won’t carry a grudge.  Yet when I see your sweet little mug shot below a comment of mine, take comfort that  I can, whenever needed, take another beta blocker to keep my heart from racing with delight.  :whistle: :yes: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

    • #8439
      tenderreed
      Participant

      LOL,  I’d rather have someone disagree with me than ignore me.  Just not too much of either, though.

      TR

    • #8445
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Well, that’s it. It seems more like an ignore than anything. And I agree, TR, that it doesn’t necessarily mean agreement. More like a confirmation it was read.

      Geri, I thought you preferred coffee to tea B-)

      • #8448
        Geri7
        Blocked

        Nope… my unwavering aversion to the roasted coffee bean into liquid remains the same :negative:  but this here drink is simply marvelous and with a little lemon and honey the cup becomes divine … especially with a few gingerbread cookies on the side. :yes:  You certainly can’t put those ingredients in a cup of coffee :whistle:  Well, you can … but the drink wouldn’t be edible. B-)

        • #8450
          Yohanan
          Moderator

          The thing is is that if you’ve never dipped a gingerbread cookie into a lovely cup of coffee then you do not know what you’re missing! mmmmmmmm

          • #8451
            Geri7
            Blocked

            :groan  Well I’m 100% positive I’m not missing out on anything coffee related.   A weird thing just happened … my finger instantly became numb and I can’t press the “like” button but I’m acknowledging I read your comment and totally disagree. :negative:   Perhaps Richard can come up with another button next to the black heart button … how about a check mark indicating people read the posts but disagreed with it?

            Ok back to painting cement walls … oh how weird … the tingling numbness in my hand suddenly went away. B-)

    • #8446
      Joan
      Participant

      Yohanan,

      You have my full permission to never like a single one of my posts.

      Freedom is a wonderful thing!

      Joan

      ?

    • #8449
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Thank you, Joan, but I DO like your posts! I think I’ll take a chance on overlooking that little “like” button. It’s better to be in for it for missing it than to not use it at all.

    • #8454
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Geri7, I couldn’t take the rejection on that other button!  I would rather wait till I get to Heaven to find out that people hated me or simply tolerated me.

      Like I tell my wife.  When we first married I was a real jerk, and now she just finds me annoying!  Isn’t God good.

      TR

      • #8457
        Geri7
        Blocked

        Aww T.R you have nothing to fear if there was a “dislike” button available.   We are all family and at least 95% of the threads members post on this board seem to be right on the money and agreeable so I can’t imagine anyone constantly pressing that “rejection” button.  Personally … I would only use the “dislike” button for shallow stuff … like fish and coffee. ;-)  That’s it and most wouldn’t even take that personally because they don’t care of my opinion and they seem to have thick skin. :yes:

        The way I see it … it’s all Yohanan’s fault for starting this crazy thread … I mean he’s got us all now so paranoid :wacko: with should we use the “like” button or not.  And look at him … today he even “liked” his own post! :mdrmdr:   Are we going to follow suit and do the same or have regrets?!   :wacko:

         

    • #8455
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      I don’t have to “like” my own posts, do I? ;)

    • #8456
      tenderreed
      Participant

      There’s always room for regrets!

      TR

    • #8467
      Tammie
      Participant

      Yohanan, you certainly have my permission to never hit that little black heart, I’m good :good:  I am probably also very guilty of missing a tap or two at times.. oh well, it’s life in the fast lane for me….

      I love a good cup of coffee, but with a few spoons of real cream, a hot cinnamon roll would do (GF of course). During this time of year, any holiday flavor creamer is awesome!!!! :yes:

    • #8481
      yhwhtalmidah
      Participant

      :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:

      Oy vey! Y’all are hilarious!

    • #8546
      David W. Roche
      Moderator

      To “like”, or not to “like”, that is the question:
      Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
      The “yeas” and “nays” of outrageous posting,
      Or to use the mouse to approve a sea of typing
      And by “modding” end it.

    • #8549
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      That’s great, David!  :mdrmdr:

    • #8553
      tenderreed
      Participant

      LOL

      One of God’s many attributes I believe is His sense of humor.  He made a bunch of goofballs and then died for them!

      Did I say thaaat?!

      TR

    • #8611
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      That is AWESOME David!

    • #8627
      tenderreed
      Participant

      I do remember when the “like” button was eliminated for a short while and many were dissatisfied.  Truly it’s wonderful for a least being able to acknowledge someone’s input on this forum.

      Good to know the rules however, now I know I don’t have to like my own posts either.  Just imagined God having a like button on His computer!  Oy vey!

      TR

    • #8644
      yhwhtalmidah
      Participant

      So here is some honesty… I almost always hit the little heart button so I can keep track of how far down the post I have read!!! Just sayin’… the memory is not what it use to be! :mdrmdr:

    • #8647
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:   That is too funny!!

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