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The LOL option and its usage.

Ok we used to have a flagging system which was deemed to be a bit antagonistic by admin, so it was done away with way back.
We now have only the LOL option which I and I assume most others are a bit confused with as to its usage.
It seems that more and more it’s being used as a sign of disapproval.
Often I find something that I genuinely find amusing and would like to use the LOL option to show that and complement the poster, however I rarely do that any longer because LOL is now used more of an indication of disapproval or disagreement.
I know this has been kicked around previously on the forum, however I think what is otherwise a fabulously run organised and user friendly place, it would benefit with some kind of disapproval/disagreement option and allow the LOL option to be used for what it says on the tin…..i.e funny.
Do I need to get out more? 🥹
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  • Uboat and clive first in the queue with what no doubt will be many LOL’s to come.😄
  • edited May 11
    Ok we used to have a flagging system which was deemed to be a bit antagonistic by admin, so it was done away with way back.
    We now have only the LOL option which I and I assume most others are a bit confused with as to its usage.
    It seems that more and more it’s being used as a sign of disapproval.
    Often I find something that I genuinely find amusing and would like to use the LOL option to show that and complement the poster, however I rarely do that any longer because LOL is now used more of an indication of disapproval or disagreement.
    I know this has been kicked around previously on the forum, however I think what is otherwise a fabulously run organised and user friendly place, it would benefit with some kind of disapproval/disagreement option and allow the LOL option to be used for what it says on the tin…..i.e funny.
    Do I need to get out more? 🥹
    No I broadly agree.  My understanding of the flag was that it was intended to indicate a cause for concern rather than just disagreement.  
  • edited May 11
    We could use this for those wish to sneer at anything they don't agree with but find themselves unable to explain why:

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  • The LOLS aplenty thread!
  • bobmunro said:
    Like, Dislike and LOL makes sense.
    disagree 
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  • Facebook gives you 7 emoji options ranging from love, like to shock, upset and anger.

    Like is pretty self explanatory.  

    Not sure anyone actually laughs out loud at very much.
  • edited May 11
    I preferred the site with neither, but that's just my opinion
  • Should be a PP button for "people's promote".

    This would put the power in the hands of the fans and away the thieving spanner loving admin.

    Ten PP = 1 promote
  • Again, Up and downvotes are better than likes and lols.

    Upvote a good contribution, downvote a bad one. doesnt matter if you agree with it or not, "like" implies you agree with the comment and "lol" can be antagonistic. 
  • Cafc43v3r said:
    Facebook gives you 7 emoji options ranging from love, like to shock, upset and anger.

    Like is pretty self explanatory.  

    Not sure anyone actually laughs out loud at very much.
    Not at Charlon anyway.
  • Macronate said:
    We should have a ‘someone throwing a plastic pig 🐖’ option when we’re all in uproar about a post.
    I like that one  :D
  • Already heading towards this  :)


  • Would love a "hide thread" option to be looked into.
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  • A dislike button just isn't a good idea as it ultimately leads to brigading of people's posts and will make the forum a much less pleasant place to be. The fact we've already seen LOL get turned into that by some is an indictator of how quickly it would become a weapon rather than a useful tool. If you disagree with someone's post then you just have to write why, that's what keeps the forum chugging along. That and Golfie.
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  • Gribbo said:
    Would love a "hide thread" option to be looked into.
    Or even a hide poster button!
  • Should be a PP button for "people's promote".

    This would put the power in the hands of the fans and away the thieving spanner loving admin.

    Ten PP = 1 promote
    Move on, Henners.
  • Cafc43v3r said:
    Facebook gives you 7 emoji options ranging from love, like to shock, upset and anger.

    Like is pretty self explanatory.  

    Not sure anyone actually laughs out loud at very much.
    no thanks, facebook do that so they can refine their algorithms to push you more controversial content - the more controversial and emotive the content, the more likely you are to click on their advertisers and/or make impulse buys - theres been loads of studies on this.
  • bobmunro said:
    Like, Dislike and LOL makes sense.
    disagree 
    Fair point/point well made.
  • Cafc43v3r said:
    Facebook gives you 7 emoji options ranging from love, like to shock, upset and anger.

    Like is pretty self explanatory.  

    Not sure anyone actually laughs out loud at very much.
    no thanks, facebook do that so they can refine their algorithms to push you more controversial content - the more controversial and emotive the content, the more likely you are to click on their advertisers and/or make impulse buys - theres been loads of studies on this.
    Yes I know that but that's not applicable to this conversation is it?  The point is a "like" is very clearly that a "lol" isn't. 
  • Cafc43v3r said:
    Cafc43v3r said:
    Facebook gives you 7 emoji options ranging from love, like to shock, upset and anger.

    Like is pretty self explanatory.  

    Not sure anyone actually laughs out loud at very much.
    no thanks, facebook do that so they can refine their algorithms to push you more controversial content - the more controversial and emotive the content, the more likely you are to click on their advertisers and/or make impulse buys - theres been loads of studies on this.
    Yes I know that but that's not applicable to this conversation is it?  The point is a "like" is very clearly that a "lol" isn't. 
    there is literally no point to them apart from allowing facebook to track what's controversial. They're pretty much pointless otherwise.
  • I love them  means they have at least read my post. I even have my own dedicated lol stalker from Spain, who follows me around the site for some obscure reason.
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