I realize that not everybody shares this sort of cultural affirmation, so it probably wouldn't be workable, but sometimes I wish I could offer a "high five" on a toot, you know? You see somebody doing somethin' cool, and you're like, "Wow! That deserves a high five..." But... you can't... So instead you click the little star with a disappointed sigh... :/
@cstanhope nah, you can say stuff. I pipe up things like, "Just wanted to acknowledge I appreciate this!" or "I'm glad you are doing this! Ganbatte!"
The stars are for me. I don't care if they think they are cool, though I'm okay with that. But we don't have better bookmarking in-protocol, so don't mess with my stars! =P
@trashheap @cstanhope Folks keep trying to crack the nut of "how do we emote support/feelings towards a message that is negative/sad?" And the answer is: we don't, because we don't in real life. We do some more long form, or we move along. I don't like single or short arrays of options (some UI have 4 or 6 options). Just allow any emoji to be a single reply. That is all we really need, but how could we turn over that much power to the people?! Oh yeah, jabber...
@maiki Don't worry. I do not want to take away your stars, and I will defend them with my... Well, I will defend them to a reasonable degree. ;)
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