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do you like likes

do you like likes  

36 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you like when your post gets liked?

    • yes!
      76
    • indifferent
      12
    • dislike this actually.
      2
  2. 2. Do you like liking people's posts?

    • yes!
      62
    • indifferent
      26
    • dislike this actually.
      2
  3. 3. Do you feel sad when you see an old post you made that didn't get any likes?

    • yes!
      18
    • indifferent
      71
    • i feel more free actually
      1
  4. 4. do you feel bad when you see another's post without likes, and wanna like it just so it is a less lonely post?

    • yes!
      20
    • indiffernet
      66
    • um, something opposite, can't think of what is opposite,,, oops, bad poll = fial lol.
      4
  5. 5. do you even like when people like your posts that are sad or talking about things one shouldn't like?

    • yes
      40
    • indifferent
      37
    • dislike this actually.
      13
  6. 6. do you sometimes feel compelled to like a post, even tho it is talking about something you dislike and wish hadn't happened for the poster?

    • all the time
      8
    • sometimes
      38
    • never
      44
  7. 7. do you try to post posts in a way to make them more likable, out of a secret need to get a like?

    • yes...
      12
    • nah!
      78
    • actually I try to discourage likes
      0
  8. 8. if you aren't getting likes, does this discourage you from posting?

    • yeah...
      8
    • nah!
      82
    • it encourages me actually xD
      0


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float on   
float on

do you like likes? I like likes. I wish to like every post I read. I wish to get likes on every post I post. I confess it! :redface:

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Graceful   
Graceful

I like likes!

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CBC   
CBC

I don't dislike likes, but I also don't care if I get them. And I believe that liking everything renders likes completely meaningless.

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float on   
float on

^ tbh I don't find that. if i do like all posts actually, then liking them doesn't change that fact. maybe i am selfish in this way actually :redface:

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Acciuga   
Acciuga

I like giving likes. Especially to my squishes. I feel like if I like my squishes posts enough they'll eventually talk to me or something... Now that I think about it that sounds really sad...

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Mz Terry   
Mz Terry

I think some likes are a sympathetic acknowledgement - if I "like" a sad post, it doesn't mean I'm glad the poster is sad or something bad happened.

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MerePeasant   
MerePeasant

I really appreciate getting Likes :) - it gives me a bit of a boost and helps me feel like some of my opinions (or simply what I happened to have watched) actually have some worth, and that I'm not a completely unnoticed member or anything. :3

I also give out Likes, but I don't go mad with them because too many might start demeaning them, and where do you draw the line... I like/agree with a lot of posts I don't end up Liking, etc.

Just to add, now that I've looked at the poll questions, although I like to get some Likes, I do not post to seek out Likes specifically. And if I have any lack of Likes, this has not put me off posting. :)

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AvengelAzrael   
AvengelAzrael

I really like getting likes because it shows me that what I posted was read and acknowledged. If I don't get any replies/likes/quotes it kinda makes me feel like what I put wasn't read. On silly ones I don't care, but on serious ones, I really want my opinion read. I don't really get upset if they aren't liked, but it makes me feel good when they are. It makes me feel like my life and my opinions are worth reading about. And though it makes me feel sad when others like sad things I post, because I don't want other people to have also experienced the sad thing, it also gives me comfort because others are sympathizing with me.

A like from me means, oh I sympathize or I agree! or wow that's interesting! Likes make me feel happy, and I like others feeling happy, so I enjoy liking partly just because I think it might make the person happy or help them feel better.

So yeah, likes are awesome.

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Findus   
Findus

I never like OPs, I prefer replying.

I like replies when there's an argument and I support one person but am too lazy or not that bothered by the topic to participate directly, so I just encourage the person I think is right.

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nameinagame   
nameinagame

do you like likes? I like likes. I wish to like every post I read. I wish to get likes on every post I post. I confess it! :redface:

I've liked all your posts in this thread.

Hope you like it!

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ItWasNiceKnowingYou   
ItWasNiceKnowingYou

Likes are annoying when I can't see them *cough* Aven notifications *cough*

But seriously likes are ok because they can be the start of interesting convos and/or debates. Seen it happen :lol:

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Kyon.   
Kyon.

I think it's awesome...but my notifications don't work properly, so it can turn into a bit of a challenge to actually see who liked what.

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Sylvastor   
Sylvastor

Same issue with the notifications. Opening them in a new tab works, although it will still take a while to load.

I only like what I really agree with or where I can sympathize a lot/experience the same issue. I don't give out likes "just like that" to everyone though and will sometimes like something where I have nothing to add to the post or topic as that person already covered everything I wanted to post.

I find this system nice.

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Mezzo Forte   
Mezzo Forte

I like like likes, but I dislike like-likes.

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Skycaptain   
Skycaptain

I like likes, liking likes, getting liked,

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Ace of Amethysts   
Ace of Amethysts

I love getting likes on my positive or sympathetic posts, and I like giving likes in general but especially to my favourite AVENites. Which reminds me, I need to post a list of my favourites sometime...

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Sisky   
Sisky

It's nice when someone apparently likes my post (pun unavoidable), but I don't care if I don't get any likes.

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Homer   
Homer

It depends on the subject. If it's happening in a discussion, I take it more as an "I agree" than an actual "like". The photo thread is different, for example.

However, I dislike "sympathy likes". I mean, it's cool to see your views shared and maybe appreciated but it's not as if my life depends on that. I also don't like to discourage people from "liking" stuff because why not let them express their feelings? It doesn't hurt anyone, so.

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deltaX   
deltaX

*likes every post in this thread because reasons*

This poll reminded me that a while ago I turned off my like notifications because AVEN wouldn't load them, and then never turned them back on. Getting likes can be fun, so maybe I should turn on that setting again, even though I've gotten used to a much lower volume of notifications. I don't specifically seek likes for my posts, but I do think its nice if my post gets liked.

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SkyWorld   
SkyWorld

Usually I just like posts when I strongly agree with them. Just because I don't like a post doesn't necessarily mean that I disagree or dislike what I am seeing.

I used to turn off the like notification because I was getting so many notifications from the links in CLC. :lol: Until I was convinced by the same awesome people to turn it back on and enjoy the validation.

I don't really care too much if people like my posts or not, but it does feel good.

It's a bit awkward when people would like something that is sad and that's how I feel. It's not that I like their pain, but just that I'm here for them. It's a bit weird to me, so instead of likes, I'd reply or comment instead.

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Lona the Hobo Writer   
Lona the Hobo Writer

Likes= notifications and I am a notification junkie XD. Also likes= proof that people read my post and think it's worthwhile or interesting or something and not just random useless text taking up space.

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Sleepy Skeleton   
Sleepy Skeleton

I like likes. Like, a lot! It kinda makes me disappointed when my posts don't get liked. Sometimes I even get reaaally upset when it seems like literally every other post in the same thread has a like except mine.

I just like validation, okay?

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Lona the Hobo Writer   
Lona the Hobo Writer

I like likes. Like, a lot! It kinda makes me disappointed when my posts don't get liked. Sometimes I even get reaaally upset when it seems like literally every other post in the same thread has a like except mine.

I just like validation, okay?

*Likes your post to provide validation* :P

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Pramana   
Pramana

"Likes" provide the instant gratification that fuels social media.

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Sally   
Sally

I have noticed that I almost automatically "like" posts by certain AVEN posters, because I've found over time that they are uniformly rational, sensible, and intelligent.  That's probably discriminatory on my part, but what the hell.

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mania   
mania

I simply can't grasp why people are so obsessed about likes. Didn't understand it at Myspace, Facebook and now Instagram. I use it as "I agree" here when I literally don't want to re-write someone else's post. Aside from that - I couldn't care less. When I'm looking through my notifications, they're quite annoying because they 'spam' the actual relevant stuff, like followed topics or people quoting/mentioning me.

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Famethyst   
Famethyst

I know it's silly, but I do get kind of sad when I feel like I'm not getting many likes, especially when other who post right before or after me get tons all the time (more so on groupchats, not as much on FB or AVEN). Yeah I know it doesn't mean much, but I have an innate need for validation (though I don't like to admit it) and have "visibility" problems, for a lack of better terms, among my friends. So yeah, sometimes I try to be witty to get likes, though it seldom works, and I get really excited when I get a lot of likes.

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Lemonsky   
Lemonsky

I like likes a lot! It's kind of an indication that my posts have been acknowledged and there's something likable in those posts. :D While I don't mind not getting likes either, it's always nice to see notifications of likes.

Liking others' posts is nice too but I don't often like posts just for the sake of it. If there's something I agree with or feel similarly about or just something that I generally like, you'll get a like from me! Although sometimes I forget that I can like posts and end up not giving likes to the content I normally would.

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Antihero.   
Antihero.

Ja, I like them! When someone likes my post I know that people actually read what I write, well at least the ones who liked it.
That’s a good thing because participating in a forum sometimes feels like talking into an empty void where no one reads the stuff I write anyway to me.
Liking something someone wrote is an interaction and I think that the like system AVEN has is definitely an advantage compared to other forums.

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