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I find myself using them on pretty much every platform that has them: matrix, masto, discord, etc.

These would be completely separate from votes, and have no affect on sorting.

What do you think the positives and negatives would be of having them?

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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It can become a virtual reward and punishment mechanism that feels like a dopamine sucker. Think of what likes and dislikes, or these reaction emojis did to Facebook posts.

Dessalines
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I agree… similar to how we have the option to hide vote scores, we’d add an option to hide reactions.

Maya
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I do love them, but it’d be hard for them to not get real visually noisy. Also they’d need to be moddable (ex: racists using monkey emojis to harass). Also would they be anonymous the way vote counts are? I think they’re a really fun feature but need careful thought before UI incorporation. (ooh, maybe they’d make sense to keep pretty small and have in a similar position to where Reddit puts comment gilding?)

Dessalines
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For the UI, I was thinking they’d look similar to discord reactions, small, grouped, and at the bottom:

I was originally thinking anonymous, but I never thought of ppl using them for nefarious purposes…

@Thann
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You haven’t been around people long enough =P

All platforms seem to have them now, except they make theirs paid. Think about it: custom emojis linked to your instance that work cross-instances. And why stop there? Use all emojis from other instances that are federated to yours as well. All free, without limitations, for all users.

Argument 2: they’re just fun.

Argument 3: reactions can cut down on useless replies. Many forums have had a “thanks” system in place for years before it was popular and I think it helps cut down on “came here to say this” or “+1” replies. Scratches that itch of not being the first one to offer a solution.

Sr Estegosaurio
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This is one of the most civilized, better argumented and well exposed discussions thata I seen in the internet in a long time.

@Thann
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One possible implementation would be coalescing “single-glyph-responses” into a “reaction count” on the ui-layer. so instead of seeing several identical comments like: 👍, its visually more like slack, but on the backend its just a regular comment 🤔

@greensand
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What about using :) ;) ^^ -.- instead?

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Sounds good for me :D

@Peter1986c
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It would not be well-understood by Gen Z. :P

Millenials are the last gen (in the West) to have grown up with the old-school style of typing emoticons, I think. But that may be just my impression.

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As long as I can disabled them…

✨ krawieck ✨
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i think i’d be cute. tho i think they’d be more suitable for comments rather than posts

@TheConquestOfBed
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Not super necessary, imo. But custom emojis would be nice and they seem to draw more people to a platform.

@daojones
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I love them because it gives you a succinct way to reply without having to type out a response.

@M500
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I’m in favor of them. It’s kind of like Reddit awards but without having to pay for them.

Maybe the community would have a kind of culture around them were 🦃 is like the best emoji you could give a post.

It wouldn’t really make any sense but it works still be part of the culture of this platform.

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IMO, it’d be kind of redundant with the upvotes and downvotes, no? Like, you could already react positively or negatively with those. Though people don’t strictly use votes that way all the time.

@xvf
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Nay

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yay from me

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I don’t think they are necessary per-se, but would be nice for cross-system federation, similar to how polls like in Mastodon aren’t really necessary in Lemmy, but would be still nice to have.

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