Is Liking Without Reading OK For HONOURABLE MyLot Members?

@MALUSE (60694)
Germany
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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@much2say (42575)
• United States
1 Aug
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 (60694)
• Germany
1 Aug
I think that most members share your opinion.
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@much2say (42575)
• United States
1 Aug
@MALUSE I think these "most members" are quite honorable for the most part .
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@xFiacre (7795)
• Ireland
1 Aug
@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.
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@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
1 Aug
The mickle/muckle idea is expressed in German with the saying, "Small livestock makes manure, too."
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@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
1 Aug
For me it will always be 'honoUrable. I learnt it this way together with all the other British pecularities. Do you suffer when you have to read American English - or does it pass your back bottom (a German saying)?
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@xFiacre (7795)
• Ireland
1 Aug
@MALUSE I find American variants difficult but I try to refrain from being judgemental - it’s not their fault.
@myklj999 (46237)
• United States
1 Aug
Nope, I don't. I may 'Like' without responding but I never 'Like' without reading. To each his/her own.
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@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
1 Aug
That's what I also do occasionally. Yet, there are members who Like without knowing what they Like.
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@owlwings (42791)
• Cambridge, England
1 Aug
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.
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@Mike197602 (14867)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug
I always read before liking. May not respond or even comment but I do read the post.
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@paigea (29787)
• Canada
1 Aug
If I open a post I read it. If I just have nothing to say, I like it and don't comment. And that happens frequently to me. I often come on myLot when I am tired.
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@NJChicaa (87443)
• United States
1 Aug
I occasionally "like" without commenting but I always read the post first.
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@LindaOHio (43367)
• United States
1 Aug
No. I never "like" without reading. I may like without responding (sometimes I don't have anything to add or I think that the post was just written to fill space)...but I always read them.
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@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
2 Aug
I do the same.
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@GooglePlus (2221)
1 Aug
I don't like post without reading them. I have seen some who read the title and comment irrespective of the post
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@simone10 (51427)
• United States
2 Aug
I have never liked a post without reading it first. Now, I have liked a post but not commented because I didn't have anything to say or anything to add. That's doesn't happen often.
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@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
2 Aug
Oh, it does happen quite often that there is nothing to comment on a post. Of course, you can always write, "Interesting!" or some such nonsense.
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@simone10 (51427)
• United States
6 Aug
@MALUSE Yes, I guess I could but whenever someone writes interesting on a post, you know they really aren't interested
@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
6 Aug
@simone10 I agree!
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• India
3 Aug
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.
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• India
3 Aug
@MALUSE Good lord! That makes sense. I'd rather have decorum.
@ShyBear88 (37612)
• United States
2 Aug
I never just go and like someone’s post. If I read it I’ll comment not often that I come up on one that I read that I don’t comment. Friends or not I don’t do that to someone.
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@thelme55 (48232)
• Germany
2 Aug
I like that Scottish quote. No, I don't do it as I want to read the post first before commenting. Sometimes I like but return later to that post.
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@Namelesss (2739)
• Thomasville, Georgia
1 Aug
No it is not HONOURABLE. Now that I've answered your question I will actually read your article so may edit this comment after. Read and still stand behind my comment.
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@marlina (106022)
• Canada
1 Aug
I might have done a few at the beginning, but certainly not now. I read the post or skip it altogether
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@nomus24g (34142)
• India
1 Aug
I rarely give a LIKE to any post...somehow it skips my mind eve though I respond to the posts
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@JohnKu (2605)
1 Aug
I usually leave a like when I like a post but not always responding since I have nothing to say.
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@Lolaze (4982)
• St. Louis, Missouri
1 Aug
Nope. I read very fast so it only takes a moment to read a post. I always read and usually leave a comment in addition to a like.
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@lovebuglena (19808)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Aug
I tend to not hit the like button if I didn't at least skim the discussion. I usually hit "like" if I do not know what to say in the comments.
@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
2 Aug
There are many posts on which I can't comment. I simply don't know what I could write.
@lovebuglena (19808)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Aug
@MALUSE It is okay not to leave a comment. Better than writing something generic.
@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
2 Aug
@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.
@Sambriel (1570)
2 Aug
Does it even make any sense liking a post you don't understand or haven't read through? Although,you can't turn blind eyes to the fact that "everyone is entitled to His or her own opinion" based on what works best for them.
@MALUSE (60694)
• Germany
2 Aug
It obviously makes sense to some people. They leave their mark and a fraction of a cent and hope that the member who has received these will come to their sites and does the same for them.
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@lovebuglena (19808)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Aug
It makes sense only in the sense that the writer will see that you liked their post and then may go check something out of yours.