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Jan. 26th, 2011 12:31 am
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The kudos button is slowly driving me mad.

I never really understood what people meant when they complained about getting ":) write more!" reviews AND NOW I DO.

In theory it is people who would not have left a review at all but in practice I'm sure it's mostly people doing it instead of reviewing. It is not a review. It's like favoriting something. My ego is already validated, I want to read human words.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
I agree. I've been trying to use it really sparingly myself, and definitely not as a substitute for actual comments when I would actually give those.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farla.livejournal.com
I really can't see it as doing anything but making the commenting culture worse, since it's pretty much confirming both that less serious reviews aren't important and that reviews are interchangeable with praise.

Also, the reason a review is worth more than a kudos is it involved some slight degree of thought and effort. The easier they make it, the less value it has.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bay115.livejournal.com
Haven't really gotten any kudos in Ao3 because I only posted one work of mine so far, but the favoriting thing over at FFnet does annoy me. I don't mind the favoriting, but a short review along with it would be nice, even if it's as simple as "This is very nicely written" or "Great work!"

Date: 2011-01-26 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farla.livejournal.com
Yeah, but at least you usually get reviews too over on FFN. I don't mind someone favoriting that much when three other people have already said "Great!" But on AooO people leave kudos on stuff that has no reviews. I've got a fic with eight kudos and no comments, another one with one comment and fourteen kudos.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charizamdc.livejournal.com
If only the like button had a similar effect on youtube. Sometimes, sterility is the best option.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farla.livejournal.com
Does any actual person do anything on youtube but watch the videos? I've always just assumed comments and likings were by drunk ferrets stumbling across unattended computers.

Date: 2011-01-26 06:52 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well obviously there's always the spamming of Justin Bieber videos.

What would youtube be without that?

Date: 2011-01-26 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charizamdc.livejournal.com
I always assumed some kind of fascist conspiracy, designed to wear down belief in democracy one comment at a time.

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