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Tue Dec 19, 2023, 01:12 PM Dec 2023

Liking / reccing - is it engaging enough? [View all]

I've been bemoaning the loss of conversational back and forth here, as in olden times. I almost always received replies and engaged in interesting convos after posting.

At first I thought it was due to a lot of new members, with whom I had not established a relationship of sorts here. Then I assumed it was my tedious posts. I've been missing the dialogue! I've been feeling less part of community here. Some of my OGs are MIA, too?

Then it occurred to me AHA! I wonder if the new "like" (rec posts) function has usurped actual conversation? You know, I can just engage, now, by liking / reccing a post. Sure enough, on my last post, there were 7 recs. So, I know it was read and acknowledged in some way by other members.

While I do like the new rec post function as a shorthand, I also wonder if something isn't lost as well as gained?

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Are you notified when someone recs your post, and can you find out who they are? Talitha Dec 2023 #1
Per Earl... ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #23
I think (I may be wrong) that is for OP's only (where you can actually see who recc'ed it as well) Celerity Dec 2023 #25
Ah, I Think That's Right ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #31
I often put a '+1' reply when I rec a reply that I really like, as I have the courage of my convictions. I feel no need Celerity Dec 2023 #35
I Did That All The Time... ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #36
"the times they are 'a changin' ..." NewHendoLib Dec 2023 #2
Thanks, NHL! cilla4progress Dec 2023 #4
If there is a way to see who recommended a post - I haven't found it yet. n/t Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #20
nor have I, my friend, nor have I Celerity Dec 2023 #26
You're right... MiHale Dec 2023 #3
Thanks, cilla4progress Dec 2023 #5
I think of a rec as saying you agree but have nothing to add TxGuitar Dec 2023 #6
Two possible alternatives Basic LA Dec 2023 #7
Can I forward this to admins cilla4progress Dec 2023 #8
A note to EarlG... DU could be "gameified" a bit... WarGamer Dec 2023 #9
If you tap the number of recs in the OP dickthegrouch Dec 2023 #10
Helpful - thanks! cilla4progress Dec 2023 #11
I've been noticing this for a while now, since long before senseandsensibility Dec 2023 #12
Hah! cilla4progress Dec 2023 #14
But you also responded! senseandsensibility Dec 2023 #16
Yep! cilla4progress Dec 2023 #17
I agree with you canetoad Dec 2023 #13
Thanks! cilla4progress Dec 2023 #15
2 reasons, in my opinion. First, I think people are just exhausted and/or speechless right now. ecstatic Dec 2023 #18
Interesting - thanks for the valuable cilla4progress Dec 2023 #22
Thanks for the comments EarlG Dec 2023 #19
I kind of like the person whose post I'm recommending not knowing who is recommending it. Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #21
I like option 4! ecstatic Dec 2023 #24
I like the anonymity as well on post recs. Xavier Breath Dec 2023 #27
Thanks for the thoughts EarlG Dec 2023 #32
Wow - cilla4progress Dec 2023 #30
No problem EarlG Dec 2023 #34
Personally i have always wanted a like button here tiredtoo Dec 2023 #28
It was more interesting when there were conversations about a topic. But, it used to be 1 thread per particular ... Jim__ Dec 2023 #29
I'm not sure that's changed much, if at all EarlG Dec 2023 #33
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