“Like” = End of Discussion

@wiLLmaH (8233)
Singapore, Singapore
October 20, 2015 10:59pm CST
I just come to think that people nowadays do not tell goodbyes to end up a conversations. Instead they are showing their thumbs up icon or they are just hitting a like button. Not so many people now bidding a “bye and a have great day ahead” and some just do not answer back, they will left you hanging for days. Haha! Maybe, that is the shortest way to cut off an interaction. Anyways! Hope to see you around myLotters! Have a great day/night ahead.
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@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
I also would hit the like if i agree with the person and as a parting bye also . Sometimes i also use the thumbs up sign .
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
It is the easiest way, I get it and doing that too. But isn't great we say our byes and have a nice day? haha!
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@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH But what are emoticons for if we don;t use them . Okay , have a nice day . Is that enough to say i am saying bye .
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
Ok @SIMPLYD! Have a nice day too! :)
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@much2say (40017)
• United States
21 Oct 15
I am one of those who leave people hanging - sometimes for days - . But only because I am on and off the computer throughout the day - I am here when I am here!! Please forgive me - but as long as you are in my notifications, I should be able to get back to you! But I do think sometimes a "like" is a good way to end a conversation, at least here. It's nice to make "nice" comments at the end to be polite, but I think admin doesn't want us to give those short comments like "thank you" on all of our comments.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
You have a point. Actually, everybody who responds on this discussion have a good point to ponder.
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@much2say (40017)
• United States
22 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH It is because we are all myLotters - hee hee - we all ponder a lot of things!
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
@much2say Which is good right? It gives a healthy discussion for all. :) Our minds keep on working.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
21 Oct 15
I do sometimes hit the like button when I have nothing more to add to a conversation here. It's my way of saying I've read your rsponse or comment but have nothing more to add.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
I am like that too, Ms Val. I am guilty as charged.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
@valmnz Thanks Ms Val. Have a sweet dreams.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
I personally avoid saying goodbye but would rather place an emoticon and hit like. Saying good bye does not seem to be appropriate because I am not really going away but just around the community
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
Some people really do not want to say "goodbyes". I understand that! Have a great day ahead @salonga!
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
21 Oct 15
I wish you to have a healthy day with your husband and kids. Say my Hi to your family and do visit here in your next time to here
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
Hey friend! I do not have kids. haha
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
21 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH You got to be kidding. Lol! i thought you are always busy with your champs. haha
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
@rahulvsmokiee Haha! No do not have kids and do not planned to have one. I am busy on job, myLot, blog, reading book, and listening to podcasts.
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@joygracia (1328)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
May because there are a lot of things shown in social media nowadays that make people want to view most of them. I'm kinda guilty myself. I just read in a few seconds on some post and just hit like and go to another posts. Its kind of different here in mylot though. The more we view on some post the more we like to comment here.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
Specially if you read the other myLotter's comments. Hehe. It is not easy to resist yourself in butt in to make your thoughts to be known to others :)
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@joygracia (1328)
• Philippines
23 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH Yes especially the once you can really relate into.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 15
@joygracia You bet! Anyways, have a great Monday!
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• Preston, England
28 Oct 15
My grand-dad used to finish what he was saying on the phone and hang up abruptly - no goodbyes or anything - people often rang him back thinking the line had been cut off in mid conversation and he'd sometimes just do it again. Many friends often just leave parties without goodbyes. I prefer decent closure. Many online conversations just end as if the person on the other end was abducted in some way too.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
28 Oct 15
My mom and dad is like your grandpa too! Haha! Isn't great that we always have a closure.. :)
• Preston, England
28 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH it is more satisfying to tie up all the loose ends and gently part than just to vanish
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
28 Oct 15
@arthurchappell That is so true. Rather than just disappearing like a popped bubble!
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Oct 15
I hit the like button, if there is nothing to add to conversation. I try my best to prolong the conversation because I like interaction. Putting a thumps up is also fine to end the conversation (this is in context of mylot discussions only). I many a times add icon of 'nice day', when ending a conversation here on mylot.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
M e too. If nothing to add on the conversation I hit like. haha! Where I can that guides to emoticons @dpk262006? My smiley looks like this only " :) " .
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
23 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH - I am glad to hear that I could help you.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 15
Thanks again @dpk262006!
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• Philippines
21 Oct 15
Im guilty. Sorry for this. And thank you for responding to my discussions. Maybe next a thank you comment will be better than just liking. hehehehe
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
It is okay. Afraid to say that I am guilty too. :)
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• Philippines
21 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH Thank you for your comments. Seems like you have a lot of free time, not much work today?
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
@jvincent_129 I always finishes my job at 10:30AM and waiting to go home until 5:30PM haha!
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@allknowing (68463)
• India
22 Oct 15
It will be their loss if they do not wish to continue. This is a discussion site and the more one interacts the more earnings will one see.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
29 Oct 15
Haha! The friendship starts when you the responding gets non-stop! Haha!
@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
29 Oct 15
@allknowing Haha! It is okay We used to it right? hahaha! Have a great day! :)
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• India
3 Nov 15
I dont think like this. Like does not imply good bye. It means - I and you reach at the same conclusion. Likes can be used to close the discussion when you do not have sufficient time.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Nov 15
Some uses to close the discussion and "I have nothing more to say" gesture.
• India
4 Nov 15
@wiLLmaH - Maybe but not always. Not all likes imply discussion closed. In fact, only the post owner has the authority to completely close any discussion. Others can simply stop commenting themselves but cannot close the entire discussion themselves.
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@Tita417 (1237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Oct 15
I will never do that to you and I have never done that either. Maybe I 've liked a post but sometimes I have nothing to say coz I'm the last one to see it
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
Haha! Have a good day Tita!
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@Tita417 (1237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH Likewise to you
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@Inlemay (16713)
• South Africa
29 Oct 15
end of discussion - ha ha because I gave it a Like - you made a very valid point - sometimes we dont have time to join in the debate or conversation so we leave a LIKE that you know we have read. Some Lotters cannot be in so many places at once.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
29 Oct 15
"like" is a good sign that you have been read their discussion and responds :)
@TheHorse (70659)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Oct 15
It actually occurred to me today that it could be seen as a "passive-aggressive" thing to do if you don't comment as well. We're here for comments, not likes! (Now don't you dare like this comment!)
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
I "like" your comment haha! Yes we are here to interact, not to like the comments/discussions. But how about we can't add up something on what the commentator just posted? :(
@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
21 Oct 15
I feel the need to "like" this post. xD
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
Haha! It okay. Do it! Have a nice day @Drosophila!
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@sofssu (14448)
21 Oct 15
Doesn't make sense to me either.. If I agree with something ion that discussion I tell the person what and why I agree with.. Yeah there are those others who don't respond.. to your comments or selectively respond to some.. its like insulting people.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Oct 15
Maybe is is not that they insult. Maybe they just nothing to add to. ;)
@Macarrosel (7542)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
Well, that's the easiest way to do instead of saying goodbye in a conversation. Anyway, I just considered it as if they say goodbye to me. It's still fine. Have a nice day friend.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
29 Oct 15
Have a great Thursday @Macarrosel!
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
21 Oct 15
To me it is like this. You answer back a person, they write again, and you answer, after like 6 times I think I have said it all. That is when I just hit like and leave a smiley face or a thumbs up to say thanks and I did enjoy talking. If they keep on and on I just sort of ignore them after this. There are some that I have answered more than 10 times and in the end they get off topic and that's when I stop and draw a lone.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
29 Oct 15
I get it @poehere! :)
@DeborahDiane (22950)
• Laguna Woods, California
21 Oct 15
I almost always leave a comment, unless I have too many to respond to!
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
But what if we do not have something to add too? Hehe. That is why I am guilty of this. :D
@jstory07 (69017)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Oct 15
I like the thumbs up to use on discussions.
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
Specially in facebook. The more you press it longer the more it goes larger. Haha!