Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Silicon Valley
Thanked 96 Times in 57 Posts
"The Following Users Say Thank You For this Useful Post"
"The Following Users Say Thank You For This Useful Post: "
I find the above new "feature" to be annoying and decidedly, well, not useful. My surface gripe is that "Thanks" statistics of each and every "Thanker" consumes significant amounts of space, all amounting to useless crap which needs to be scrolled through, at times adding literally pages to each thread. Aren't other people's responses thanks enough? Or is a "Thanks" the new, quick "reply" to a post. But deeper than that, it bugs me because it's just another manifestation of this whole social connection thing which has really gotten out of hand in society. Do people really need their ego's stroked by others non-stop? With all this needing to be "connected" 24/7 in every way imagineable, it now seems nobody knows what to feel about anything until and unless they know how everybody else feels about it. One example is, it seems society has lost the ability to digest facts and information presented in news, without having a bunch of "talking heads" tell them what the facts really "mean." So, I really could not give a rat's ass how many other users find my post useful, and I don't need my ego stroked by having my name in a list of "Thanks."
This just bugs me. Maybe if you agree with me, you could "Thanks" this post? Ummm, wait...
Last edited by Turbo DV8; 11-02-2012 at 12:53 AM.