Are you discerning with your "likes"? - page 9

It's been established many years ago that I rely on "likes" as validation of my worth as a valued member of the Allnurses.com community. As such, whenever I get a "like" notification, I go to my... Read More

  1. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from cardiacfreak
    I purposely read every post and did not "like" one because now Klone has me doing some self reflection.
    Do I like people's posts because they have liked mine?
    Do I like posts because EVERY body else is liking the post?
    Do I like posts because they are funny?
    Do I like posts because I agree?
    Uggghhh,
    To"like" or NOT to "like" that is the question.
    Thanks Klone!
    On occasion, I have reflexively "liked" a comment, then noticed that nobody else that I recognize has liked it, and then stopped to consider if I really liked the post or if I had just gotten excited and liked something that really wasn't like-worthy.
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    I have to admit, I like my "likes". I don't live and die by them, but I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to "like" a post. I've noticed there are a number of folks who often "like" my posts, and it always makes me smile when I see their usernames.
  3. by   medicinewoman33
    It depends on my mood, sometimes I'm a super "liker" and will like anything that makes me laugh or that I believe is good wise advice. Or just read and don't bother liking unless its significantly good.

    I do have to say, and maybe because of the choice of subject matter (midwifery, L&D) I have run into your comments before on various different posts and liked them for one of the reasons above. Also, your dog is so recognizable 🐶

    I've also started to remember other people from old posts commenting on new posts. Clearly I have too much time on my hands right now.....but it creates a community feeling I'm starting to like 🙂

    cheers!
  4. by   wondern
    Me too. What she said.
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    On occasion, I have reflexively "liked" a comment, then noticed that nobody else that I recognize has liked it, and then stopped to consider if I really liked the post or if I had just gotten excited and liked something that really wasn't like-worthy.
    How about a nice bowl of Davey Do's Instant Like, Julius Seizure?

    Instant Like is a love pat for your psyche!

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    Last edit by Davey Do on Jan 17
  6. by   Davey Do
    Quote from wondern
    Me too. What she said.
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  7. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    I had just gotten excited and liked something that really wasn't like-worthy.
    Julius Seizure, I'm sitting here just really empathizing with your struggle to decide whether a post is like-worthy.

    That struggle, in deciding if something or someone is worthy of an expenditure of finite resources, reminded me of a TV show:

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  8. by   Davey Do
    Here's a criteria for getting a Like from me: If your post inspires a cartoon or meme, I'll give it a like. I may vehemently dislike your post, but if it inspires some art, you get something for it- a like.

    It's a method of keeping the pump primed. This website is a virtual mother lode of fodder for fun and I want to keep that energy going.

    I also give back to those who inspire art due to a story about John Steinbeck. Back in the 30's, while writing The Grapes of Wrath, he would pay anyone $2 for a good story. Now, $2 during the depression was quite a bit of coin. As the story goes, one individual told of a situation where a woman breast-fed a starving man. Mr. Steinbeck used that story as the ending to his masterpiece.
  9. by   kbrn2002
    Quote from Davey Do
    What exactly are "forum crushes"?

    Are they anything like EquinoxSolstice's crushes on male nurses?
    I missed that one somehow. This is exactly why AN needs to have a "best of" area. We could see all the ridiculously awesome and awesomely ridiculous threads in one place.
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from kbrn2002
    I missed that one somehow.
    It's here:
    http://allnurses.com/men-in-nursing/...e-1145436.html
  11. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Davey Do
    Julius Seizure, I'm sitting here just really empathizing with your struggle to decide whether a post is like-worthy.

    That struggle, in deciding if something or someone is worthy of an expenditure of finite resources, reminded me of a TV show:

    sponge4-jpg
    *SPITTAKE*
  12. by   Farawyn
    Quote from BostonFNP
    Obviously everyone just "likes" their forum crushes.
  13. by   Axgrinder
    If I like what is said then I "like" the post. Sometimes a lot of good stuff is put out there. But do I drone-like hit every single "like"? Heck no, I'm way too lazy for that!

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