Is Liking Without Reading OK For HONOURABLE MyLot Members?
August 1, 2020 11:03am CST
I hope you've noticed that I typed the word HONOURABLE with capital letters. I'm not talking about the members who click the Like button without having the foggiest idea what the post is about. Their number has dwindled but we still find them occasionally. They Like five posts and hope to lure a grateful member to their sites where they'll do the same for them. More often than not they score an own goal because they're found out as plagiarists. No, I'm talking about honourable, honest members. I've discussed this recently with someone and would like to know your opinion. Imagine you come home from work and are a bit tired. Too tired to compose a post but not too tired to check some. Your notifications show you that some of your friends - I like that better than connections - have written one or more posts. You know that your friends write well and that also these posts will be good. If you're honest with yourself, you don't feel like reading or even skimming them. Sometimes one simply isn't in the mood. Yet, you want to do your friends a favour and put a cent in their coffers. Of course, you can't leave a comment - you don't write generic nonsense - because you don't know what the post is about. But a cent is a cent and 'Many a mickle makes a muckle' (a Scottish saying according to my dictionary). Confess, do you do it? --- Pic: kropekk_pl, Pixabay
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• United States
I will never "like" for no reason - honest. If anything, my "like" is to acknowledge that I was there and I read your post or comment, or that I agree. But I may not necessarily comment - sometimes there is nothing more to say. Sometimes I will joke about giving or getting the cents . . . but that is really the last thing on my mind here . . . the bank is not my motivation to keep mingling in the party room.
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@Maluse At first I thought your post was going to be about the correct way to spell honoUrable. And may I say that your dictionary is correct regarding the Scottish saying. Sometimes I like a post without leaving a comment because I'd rather say something other than 'cool post' but can't think of anything reasonably intelligent.
• Cambridge, England
I expect that I've done it - almost everyone has - but I usually only give a 'like' if I have read the post and feel that its deserved. As a matter of fact, a 'like' is worth hardly anything at all in monetary terms. Merely opening the post and reading it (staying on the page for more than a few seconds and scrolling down, is what the machine counts as 'reading') is what counts.
I don't 'like' or respond to a post without reading it. Infact, if I read a post and didn't like it but have something to say, I respond to it without 'liking' it. At times, when I come across a post or comment that annoys me, I've even wondered why there isn't an option to 'unlike'. It would have been so satisfying to have one and hit it.
@lovebuglena It's all about money. Write , "Nice post" and thusly make the writer of the post in question richer by the fraction of a cent and he or she will probably come to your site and do the same for you. "Manus manum lavat" (One hand washes the other) as the Romans used to say.