The current and only laughing emoji is 🤣 which seemingly is mainly used to mock someone when having an argument.
Laugh emoji with a thumbs up would satisfy your requirement.
I use the laugh emoji almost always to laugh with someone, not at them.
Again, I agree completely with you, and well said.I recently got two "Angry" reactions to a post where I declare that my professional healthcare manager wife is perfectly happy with her 8GB MBA.
I assume these people just disagreed with me, though I am not sure with which part of my factual statement, perhaps they don't believe I have a wife? Or they don't believe that she can be happy?
How dare she being happy with only 8GB of RAM. AARGH!
I really think there should be a way for them to express their disagreement in a less dramatic way.
MacRumours, please just introduce a "disagree" reaction (and remove the "Angry" one).
Agreed.As I just said in another thread relating to this same topic, I think MR and its members would benefit from simply not having this whole "reactions" thing at all..... Too many problems inherent in the entire concept.
What is wrong with using words to express ourselves?
Agree completely with you on the matter of how disagreement becomes conflated with anger, and that this is entirely unnecessary, and serves to generate an unpleasantly confrontational tone to some proceedings.How then do we deal with the whole "+1" issue? Both when agreeing and disagreeing?
I don't really want the forum flooded with +1 types of posts, like this:
Member A: I love the new iMac colors
Currently we can just agree, I don't know that we need the following, or we don't need them all:
Member B reply to A: I know right, the colors are just awesome
Member C reply to A: Me too!
Member D reply to A: OMG you are right, they rule!
Member E reply to A: +1
Member F reply to A: Me too!
Member A: I love the new iMac colors
Currently we can just disagree, is it really necessary to articulate ones dislike of Apple's choices of color?
Member B reply to A: I disagree, the orange is hideous.
Member C reply to A: I hate the colors, the lineup looks like a crayon box.
Member D reply to A: The colors are dumb, if you want colors put a skin on them.
Member E reply to A: I hate 'em!
Member F reply to A: I hate 'em!
I acknowledge that these are singular and very limited examples but it is nearly impossible to address responses to every type of post.
Eliminating emoji responses would remove any way to simply "chime in" if we didn't have time to type a response or if another member had already articulated our exact point. How else would members offer an opinion when they are late to a thread that is already 10 pages long and probably "talked out"? No need for a duplicate post, you can just toss in some emoji reactions to posts you feel strongly about.
I have asked many times for members to point out threads where emoji responses have limited worded discourse and no one has ever shown a good example. It is my opinion that we have no shortage of members that are willing to use words. I have never seen a thread where we have 2 posts and a hundred emoji. I continue to believe that the emoji system allows members an alternative method of communication to be used as they see fit, within the rules. Is the emoji system perfect... no!
I would like to see the following:
🤔 (thinking emoji): I don't know if I agree or disagree but ot really allow fo that or accomyou have given me something to ponder!
👎: Disagree (this is a concession to those that feel red it too triggering)
@arn Please, get rid of the 😡 once and for all, I just want to be able to disagree with someone without being forced to be angry at them because it wasn't a MR thread or my disagree limit was hit. And please remove the disagree limit for contributing members!
Very well said, and not just because these are pretty much my sentiments on this matter, as well.We could all just use words to describe how and what we feel about a given subject.
The Internet and its forums and various website has become too easy and too quick to both navigate and get in and out of while leaving a trail of a steaming hot mess with comments of pure hate and easy to score points.
Do away with all emoji's other than the thumbs up emoji. No additional laugh emoji / smiley ( remember when they were called smiley instead of emoji? )
Of course, if the MacRumors head honchos decides to do what they decide to do; then I'm all for it. I'm just expressing my feelings on the matter.
note: if I have butchered some english words and phrases, then I deeply apologize. I didn't mean to do so.
Thank you.Very well said, and not just because these are pretty much my sentiments on this matter, as well.
I could have, but prefer not to.You could've just replied with a thumbs up like emoji instead btw