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Title: Question
Post by: OSAAT on March 09, 2015, 01:51:53 AM
Under the avatar there is something that states: karma +0/-0. What does this represent?
Thanks
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Lisa on March 09, 2015, 07:37:48 AM
People can applaud your post. Similar to an anon like button. Your karma scirecruses the more posts people applaud. Personsally I would not take it seriously.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: OSAAT on March 09, 2015, 01:02:35 PM
I just did not know what it meant. Thank you for clarifying.
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Post by: JDFII on March 09, 2015, 02:40:26 PM
I've been wanting to smite the hell out of somebody since I saw it was an option!  Hahaha!
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Post by: Lost35 on March 09, 2015, 02:54:02 PM
I was going to post that I hope no one here ever has the urge to smite me.  Sounds serious.   ???

 ;D

-L.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AC on March 09, 2015, 03:09:57 PM
Just FYI. I just learned you can also applaud/smote PMs. The numbers below a persons name is their total # ever and has nothing to do necessarily with any specific post or PM.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AaronP on March 09, 2015, 03:23:38 PM
Oh geez, you can smite people.

haha

I foresee no problems stemming from that!  ;D

Wonder how long till the mods are flooded with "Can you tell me who smite'd me so I can smite them back???"  "Take my smite away!"

 8)
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Post by: littlebirdie on March 09, 2015, 07:50:25 PM
I wish you could have heard the sound I made when I saw I'd been smoted.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/tackyblueeyeshadow/Smileys/haha.gif)

Remember Slam Books in junior high?

Edit: Damn, it's gone now. Gimme back my smite!!!
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AC on March 09, 2015, 07:52:38 PM
I wish you could have heard the sound I made when I saw I'd been smoted.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/tackyblueeyeshadow/Smileys/haha.gif)

Remember Slam Books in junior high?

Edit: Damn, it's gone now. Gimme back my smite!!!

I just emailed you about that. I laughed so hard. Love ya, littlebirdie
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Post by: littlebirdie on March 09, 2015, 07:55:02 PM
I wish you could have heard the sound I made when I saw I'd been smoted.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/tackyblueeyeshadow/Smileys/haha.gif)

Remember Slam Books in junior high?

Edit: Damn, it's gone now. Gimme back my smite!!!

I just emailed you about that. I laughed so hard. Love ya, littlebirdie

I saw your message right after I posted. :)
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Mac on March 09, 2015, 07:56:23 PM
I screwed up on one of those. I thought that it said "smile."
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Post by: littlebirdie on March 09, 2015, 08:00:03 PM
I think it's funny. The word smite is so old fashioned and proper sounding. Next someone will challenge me to a duel.  ;D
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Post by: Jess on March 09, 2015, 08:02:15 PM
I'm not sure we are going to keep that feature. I'm don't know that it serves any useful purpose and someone that is smited may have their feelings hurt. However, before any final decision is made if anyone wants me to smite them to feel like a bad ass I am happy to do so. :)
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Post by: Mangomom on March 09, 2015, 08:11:00 PM
I'm not sure we are going to keep that feature. I'm don't know that it serves any useful purpose and someone that is smited may have their feelings hurt. However, before any final decision is made if anyone wants me to smite them to feel like a bad ass I am happy to do so. :)

Ooh!  Me!  Smite me, baby!  I wanna be certifiably badass!
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Mangomom on March 09, 2015, 08:15:24 PM
I'm not sure we are going to keep that feature. I'm don't know that it serves any useful purpose and someone that is smited may have their feelings hurt. However, before any final decision is made if anyone wants me to smite them to feel like a bad ass I am happy to do so. :)

Ooh!  Me!  Smite me, baby!  I wanna be certifiably badass!

Ok, so I am badass now, thank you!  But who smited me?  I'm telling on them!  :P
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AC on March 09, 2015, 08:20:08 PM
Oops
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Post by: AC on March 09, 2015, 08:23:50 PM
I just got littlebirdie. I would pretend it was to make her laugh and pee her pants a bit, but in reality - fat fingers, small iphone, bad eyes.

But I will challenge you to a duel. All in on that!  Meet me at high noon on the main path.

Ugh. This posting via cell is for the birds.
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Post by: OSAAT on March 09, 2015, 08:32:56 PM
I read your first response, AC, and was sooo confused. I thought something was wrobg with me. HA!
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Post by: lovedroses on March 09, 2015, 08:44:41 PM
LOL on the "smite"-ing thing!!  This is a standing joke in my family.  A month or so after DH passed, a storm messed up some of the trees in front and I had to have the tree trimmer guys in.  Of course, they showed up while I was at work and asked my 16 y.o. DD#2 to move DH's ginormous truck out of the driveway and harm's way as the trimmin' commenced.

She called me in a panic to tell me she had to move the truck, and when I asked if she managed it she said "Yes, but I was scared to pieces that I'd wreck it and Dad would come down and smite me!!"  (What pop song she heard 'smite' in I'll never know.)

So anytime any of them do something shaky, the standard warning is "Dad's gonna smite you if you don't cut it out!"

So, smite away! :)
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Post by: marian1953 on March 09, 2015, 08:46:21 PM
oh my god, I just kept hitting both of those I think when replying to posts- I swear I did not mean to smite you. Others in my life, yes. But not here!
Marian
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AaronP on March 09, 2015, 09:53:21 PM
If you smite someone does that mean you're smitten with them?

 :P
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Post by: AC on March 09, 2015, 09:56:48 PM
If you smite someone does that mean you're smitten with them?

 :P

Like pulling pigtails?
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Post by: Mangomom on March 09, 2015, 09:59:13 PM
If you smite someone does that mean you're smitten with them?

 :P

Like pulling pigtails?
But it's like a secret admirer...  You don't know who smites you.  I hate secrets  >:(
Title: Re: Question
Post by: lovedroses on March 09, 2015, 10:05:31 PM
Well, 4 posts in and I done been smite-ed.  A new record --- goooo meeee!!!  Anybody up for a food fight??  :P
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AaronP on March 09, 2015, 10:31:51 PM
But it's like a secret admirer...  You don't know who smites you.  I hate secrets  >:(

A secret smiter!
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Post by: AC on March 09, 2015, 10:47:06 PM
OK, another question. In the introduction it says something about using reactions to show how we feel about a post and that there will be a best of section. But the kudos actually apply to the poster and not the specific post. So how do we show our reaction to a post? 

Not important, but I am curious if anyone happens to know.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: lcoxwell on March 09, 2015, 11:57:48 PM
I have to say, the whole smite conversation had me smiling, which is something I desperate needed today, so thank you all for the bit of humor.

I also have to say, I now have the mental image of a very proper 50ish year old man, dressed in a black tux, and carrying a set of black leather gloves, walking up to strangers, slapping them on both cheeks with the gloves, and saying, "I smite you with my gloves!" I have no idea why I have that image in my head, but I do.  ;D
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Post by: Gabzmom on March 10, 2015, 12:33:05 AM
OMGosh!  I thought it said smile.  I was assuming it was two levels of "like" or "thumbs up!"  OMG - I hope I didn't smite anyone!  If I did, I meant to smile at you!
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Tweety76 on March 10, 2015, 07:17:48 AM
I'm not sure we are going to keep that feature. I'm don't know that it serves any useful purpose and someone that is smited may have their feelings hurt.

My first thought after seeing the smite option was to contact you guys and ask for its removal. This thread about smiting people is hilarious, I give you guys for it but in the long run I can see the smite option being a hurtful tool especially when conversations heat up. I don't think we wids need to smite each other as life has smite us big time already. The applaud feature is very nice especially since there is no real like button. As nice as it is, that too can turn out to be an exclusive feature in the long run.

How did I ever get this politically correct...I'm supposed to be open minded... Please don't smite, please!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Carey on March 10, 2015, 07:59:12 AM
In the words of the honorable Bruce Almighty, "Smite me Almighty Smittteeeeerrrrr"   :P
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Post by: littlebirdie on March 10, 2015, 08:28:46 AM
You all are so funny! I'm glad this thread stayed lighthearted. Might be a good idea to disable the smiting to save hurt feelings, but this was still fun.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Mangomom on March 10, 2015, 08:36:16 AM
One thing I did like about the old new board was the like feature.  It allowed you to acknowledge someones post without having to reply with "yea, me too, I get it"  This karma/smite thing is general to the poster, not the post.  Also, it seems you can't tag people in the posts anymore.  Is there anything we can do about these two things?
Title: Re: Question
Post by: AC on March 10, 2015, 08:47:41 AM
OK the first smite had me rolling on the ground laughing. However this second smite has me crying and questioning everything. Just kidding.

I tend to agree with mangomom. Being able to like a particular post once and only once (anonymously or not) seems useful to me. Possibly being able to like or dislike a particular post once and only once also, not sure. The current system seems to me to be prone to misuse, misunderstanding and hurt feelings. For example, I applauded several posts thinking I was applauding what was said. Turns out I was applauding the person and, quite frankly, I don't like any of you that well. ITS A JOKE!  But I really didn't mean to get involved with an applauding a person system. It's just not my bag. Nothing wrong with it, I guess, but not for me.

Title: Re: Question
Post by: JacklessSally on March 10, 2015, 08:49:35 AM
So.. it is a popularity contest? awesome..
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Post by: Mangomom on March 10, 2015, 08:54:28 AM
So.. it is a popularity contest? awesome..
  I don't see it that way at all.  Believe me, there were times on the old board that I questioned whether anyone even read my posts.  An acknowledge feature would be nice to have to just say, "I hear you." without having to type out a whole response when some days I don't have the words.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Jess on March 10, 2015, 09:01:13 AM
Karma has been disabled. I agree with importing a like feature again. To me liking gives you the option to say "Hey, I hear you, I acknowledge you, but don't have anything specifically to add". Adding the feature requires a plug in/mod, so we are seeing how stable it is before seeing if it makes sense for us.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Mangomom on March 10, 2015, 09:07:29 AM
Like!
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Post by: Stargazer74 on March 10, 2015, 09:36:04 AM
Like! As well!  You guys have me rolling this morning, but I agree with everything that has been said, which I could have avoided typing all this with a well positioned "Like" button.   :o
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Lisa on March 10, 2015, 09:51:18 AM
Great move imo
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Post by: Tweety76 on March 10, 2015, 10:21:42 AM
LIKE!!!!!
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Post by: lovedroses on March 10, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
Like!

Now going back to letting DH do the smite-ing (potential or whatever...)
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Baylee627 on March 10, 2015, 11:01:32 AM
I liked the "like" feature, as well. Positive reinforcement is a good thing!

Baylee
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Post by: jeff1973 on March 10, 2015, 03:48:39 PM
Hey AC, I agree with you, how bout that, kind a scary.

I'm not real big on the applaud system either.

Couldn't we applaud each other

and feel good??Yeah ;)

Jeff1973
Title: Re: Question
Post by: downinahole on March 10, 2015, 05:36:09 PM
Karma has been disabled.

Rats. I was hoping to show my displeasure by smiting everyone.

Now I will have to wait until Festivus until I create the thread entitled "Airing of Grievances"


(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/downinahole1/233313fc41ee3a63_tumblr_mgdqksNdiZ1ro7sbfo1_400.gif.xxxlarge_zpso0mntlwa.gif) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/downinahole1/media/233313fc41ee3a63_tumblr_mgdqksNdiZ1ro7sbfo1_400.gif.xxxlarge_zpso0mntlwa.gif.html)

Just Joking.  ;D
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Post by: canadiangirl on March 10, 2015, 05:55:25 PM
Karma has been disabled. I agree with importing a like feature again. To me liking gives you the option to say "Hey, I hear you, I acknowledge you, but don't have anything specifically to add". Adding the feature requires a plug in/mod, so we are seeing how stable it is before seeing if it makes sense for us.

Like!  Also LIKE bringing back the tag feature if possible.  Great thinking! 
Title: Re: Question
Post by: littlebirdie on March 10, 2015, 06:08:04 PM
Karma has been disabled.

Rats. I was hoping to show my displeasure by smiting everyone.

Now I will have to wait until Festivus until I create the thread entitled "Airing of Grievances"


(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/downinahole1/233313fc41ee3a63_tumblr_mgdqksNdiZ1ro7sbfo1_400.gif.xxxlarge_zpso0mntlwa.gif) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/downinahole1/media/233313fc41ee3a63_tumblr_mgdqksNdiZ1ro7sbfo1_400.gif.xxxlarge_zpso0mntlwa.gif.html)

Just Joking.  ;D

Ooooh, who will participate in the Feats of Strength? This could be good.
Title: Re: Question
Post by: downinahole on March 10, 2015, 06:26:58 PM
Ooooh, who will participate in the Feats of Strength? This could be good.

Me

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/downinahole1/75dfa836-73e6-407b-93fd-fae130d49d9e_zps3q4eneqd.jpg) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/downinahole1/media/75dfa836-73e6-407b-93fd-fae130d49d9e_zps3q4eneqd.jpg.html)
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Post by: Munsen on March 10, 2015, 06:27:27 PM
Lol I love Seinfeld.  :)

I confess that I agree with the deletion of the 'smite' button as I foresaw hurt feelings with that one. Plus, all I could think of was this Far Side Cartoon (http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/Munsen_1960/smite%20cartoon_zps8sd5wyap.jpg)

I do like the 'Like' button option though...Often I've read something and thought 'me too' but didn't feel I had anything pertinent to add to the conversation. And one feels bad just posting to say 'yep'...

And, thank you for the laughs as I read this...never has the thought of being 'smitten' seemed so amusing. Plus with my tendency to put my foot in my mouth, I'd have been afraid of there being some 'smite' limit and being blocked from the playground. lol :D
Title: Re: Question
Post by: littlebirdie on March 10, 2015, 06:45:22 PM
Ooooh, who will participate in the Feats of Strength? This could be good.

Me

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/downinahole1/75dfa836-73e6-407b-93fd-fae130d49d9e_zps3q4eneqd.jpg) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/downinahole1/media/75dfa836-73e6-407b-93fd-fae130d49d9e_zps3q4eneqd.jpg.html)

LMAO! You win!
Title: Re: Question
Post by: downinahole on March 10, 2015, 06:48:50 PM
LMAO! You win!

 ;D
Title: Re: Question
Post by: Bobssleepykitty on March 11, 2015, 12:52:33 AM
Smiting does have its advantages, but personally I find much more enjoyment in sticking sharp little pins in a doll with the person's name on it.

(I said that out loud, didn't I?  ???)
Title: Re: Question
Post by: BrokenHeart2 on March 11, 2015, 07:42:33 AM
OMG thanks for the laugh BSK that was funny :)