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elarmadillo3

What are all the "reactions" supposed to mean?

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I'm not sure exactly where i'm supposed to put this thread at, so forgive me if there is a more fitting board. (And sorry for any shitty grammar)

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My thinking is for a "level" of liking a post, hence reaction, which can vary.

 

For me, I look at them like so:

 

Soulsphere = your standard like, everyone likes Soulspheres.

 

Blursphere = I guess I like it, in a way. Protects from hitscans but sucks for projectiles in Doom so kinda like a half-n-half like.

 

Invulnerability = Oh yea! Feels great! Solid idea, solid post, solid meme. You could do anything!

 

Megasphere = NOW WE ARE IN BUSINESS. Best thing ever! Full refill, full epicness. Thank you so much!

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They all literally mean the same thing. "Like"

 

It just makes it so there has to be an extra click to like someone's post.

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-Blursphere: I partially agree.

-Soulsphere: I like.

-Megasphere: Love it.

-Invulnerability: Godlike.

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Whatever you imagine the soulspheres standing for, at least they get rid of (mostly) all those „+1“ or „Yeah, nice!“ posts. It‘s just easier and better to just like a post. The poster gets the feeling of „people actually read my post“ and the forums don‘t get spammed.

 

On that note I must say, that I am pleasantly surprised that the general behaviour in the DW forums is incredibly civil, friendly and especially productive. I am online since around 1994 and while a rather civil behaviour was standard back then, it rapidly declined around the time of ISDN and more people being able to join online communities. And let‘s not talk about Facebook. 

 

So, good on you, dear Doomworld members. Haven‘t seen this in a long while and really, really appreciate it. 

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13 hours ago, Solmyr said:

-Blursphere: I partially agree.

-Soulsphere: I like.

-Megasphere: Love it.

-Invulnerability: Godlike.

 

I thought about this "rating" in the thread @Aquila linked above. However, @Doomkid's argument was pretty convincing. Of course one can rate a post, in a personal way, but it's still a "like", whatever icon one chooses, since we want to avoid discussions about why does my post deserve only a blur and that moron a mega. Meanwhile, I tend to click the soulsphere as the usual "agree with / thanks" and the other orbs rather for marking a post (I tend to notice that diabolical grinning invulnerability quickly)

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16 minutes ago, Pirx said:

(I tend to notice that diabolical grinning invulnerability quickly)

Probably partly because of me. I always use the invul, as I detailed in the thread I linked.

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Whichever powerup I use means I like the post - and I usually don't give out "likes" unless I feel it actually deserves one. Nothing more or nothing less.

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I don't know why some of you guys actually bother to pick one. Chances are the author of the post you liked has no idea what your way of rating the like symbols is, thus rendering your efforts completely worthless.

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5 hours ago, KVELLER said:

I don't know why some of you guys actually bother to pick one. Chances are the author of the post you liked has no idea what your way of rating the like symbols is, thus rendering your efforts completely worthless.

 

Maybe we should add a section somewhere in profiles that mentions the user's definition of the spheres????

Nah, thatm ; ight be too smart for this site.

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14 hours ago, elarmadillo3 said:

 

Maybe we should add a section somewhere in profiles that mentions the user's definition of the spheres????

Nah, thatm ; ight be too smart for this site.

Maybe @Linguica can either explain what they're supposed to mean or go back to having one.

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i don't know why it matters so much, its just amusing to have them around. i guess if i had to attach any meaning to them, i'd pick the powerup most relevant to the thing i'm liking. a dangerous slaughter screenshot might get the invuln sphere, a megasphere for the guy posting their escape with 2 hp, and so on. heh

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Some context with each icon would help a lot so people would know what to choose so it's not just aesthetics.

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2 hours ago, Grimosaur said:

Whenever a post doesn't have any reaction on it I like to use one of the other 3 powerups so it shows up as it just to screw with people because they're so used to seeing the standard soulsphere everywhere.

 

It only shows up for you. 


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