Funny posts?

C. - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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Am I the only one that thinks marking a post as "Funny", just b/c you disagree with something that person said, rude? Like if someone attacks you and you defend yourself, they mark it as funny! Sounds pretty cowardly to me. If you have something to say, just say it!



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Johnny - posted on 12/15/2009

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Just a thought... perhaps people wish to make their feelings known without getting into endless pointless arguements?

Your logic stands for using the post comments at all... why not just tell someone in a post that you think that their post is "helpful" or "encouraging" or "nice" instead of just marking it thus? Probably because it takes up too much time and gets in the way of the conversation.

Like I said earlier, if someone is following you around debating with you and then marking all of your posts as funny, complain to a moderator. That is harassment. But if it just happens a few times, shrug it off. As you say, we're all adults. And trust me, if you want to enjoy COM you'll have to learn to let some things that you just don't like slide. There are some rather immature women on here, you will see far worse than this.

Lisa - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hi I am new to the circle and I don't want to make anybody mad, But It sounds like to me what ever it was that you said wasn't even worth a reply. And they just wanted to end a debate(which it sounds like you really like to do). No disrespect I love argueing a good topic, but I don't get upset when others avoid it.

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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If I'm in a debate with someone, and their arguments make no sense, and they say something absurd, and it makes me laugh, then I mark it as funny. I don't see it as mocking. It made me laugh, laughing = funny. What's the big deal?

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C. - posted on 12/15/2009

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Haha.. The big deal is.. AND I REPEAT MYSELF YET AGAIN!!! If you have something to say, why not just say it??? We are all adults, so quit acting like a child and make your comments known!

Erin - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

If I'm in a debate with someone, and their arguments make no sense, and they say something absurd, and it makes me laugh, then I mark it as funny. I don't see it as mocking. It made me laugh, laughing = funny. What's the big deal?



I agree, what is the big deal?

Johnny - posted on 12/15/2009

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I just think that seeing all the nasty things people say to each other on here, marking someone's posts as funny is not so big a deal. I'd rather someone mocked me in that way, and yes, it has happened to me several times too, than started verbally attacking me because they disagreed. If it was a constant thing from the same person, I would suggest complaining to the moderators. In my time on COM I've seen people say some truly horrible things to one another, to rude and cruel to repeat. Being slightly mocked just doesn't seem that bad in comparison, IMO. I reserve the "funny" mark for posts that make me laugh. But who knows, the poster might not have meant to be funny. It's hard to tell.

C. - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

I always assumed that funny meant someone found it amusing or it made them laugh. I didn't realise it was an insult.


Well generally it IS a compliment, but when someone has started debating you and you defend yourself.. If THAT'S when they mark your posts as funny, it generally means they are mocking you b/c they don't agree. And that's why I said if they have something to say, they should just say it. It's like the coward's way out, I think. I have marked posts as funny, but ONLY if they make me laugh and I agree with what they are saying. 

~Jennifer - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting Jane:

Christina is just goes to show the maturity level of some people



(just so you know, I marked that as "HELPFUL" and meant it!)



 



=)



 

Sharon - posted on 12/15/2009

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I only mark posts funny if they ARE funny. They have to make me giggle or snicker to get the funny mark.

That is what the button is for isn't it? I don't think its your fault or the fault of the person marking the post for finding a reply funny. Maybe you took it seriously, but someone else found it comical.

Is this really a BIG issue? I rarely look at those notifications for other people. If I found it funny, I might look to see how many others found it funny but beyond that I don't really care.

I try to give newbies more marks to encourage additional posts. I also have a tendency to give my circle more marks, more because I recognise them as I'm reading and pay a bit more attention to what they are saying.

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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yay i found where you find out on your profile...i have 26 helpful

3 funny

3 nice

14 encouraging

Woot woot!LOL

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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Me too Sharon lol. I actually did get one notification before through Facebook now that you mention it so yay me for having a good post!LOL
Sorry you are having this problem hope they grow up:)

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I always assumed that funny meant someone found it amusing or it made them laugh. I didn't realise it was an insult.

C. - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting Christina:

LOL :) If someone thinks your post is funny, encouraging, etc.. It will say "funny (?)" or "encouraging (?)" and in the parentheses will be the number of people that thought it was funny, encouraging, etc. If you're on Facebook, it will notify you WHO marked your post. I think it does on here too, but I always check through FB first.


OH, and it will be underneath your post. 

C. - posted on 12/15/2009

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LOL :) If someone thinks your post is funny, encouraging, etc.. It will say "funny (?)" or "encouraging (?)" and in the parentheses will be the number of people that thought it was funny, encouraging, etc. If you're on Facebook, it will notify you WHO marked your post. I think it does on here too, but I always check through FB first.

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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How do you even see what peopel say about your comments? I don't think i've seen a notification before about it...either i'm not looking in the right spot or my posts suck!LOL

C. - posted on 12/15/2009

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Jodi, if it continues, I'll turn it in. So far they have only marked two, but they are doing it to mock me. Right now it's whoever seems to want to debate me. It doesn't necessarily bother me at this point. I just feel that if they have something to say about my response, they should just say it.

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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I have never had this happen to me...i just respond. I've never done it to anyone either...never knew people were even doing this for that fact...seems kind of funny in itself becuase it is very cowardly. Speek up, we are all adults for crying out loud!

C. - posted on 12/14/2009

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I'm talking about if it's done maliciously. It seems that the people that start to debate me b/c they disagree mark my posts as funny JUST b/c they don't agree.



Carol, I do not think that I am being too sensitive. I just think that if you don't agree with someone, tell them why. Don't just mock them.

Jodi - posted on 12/14/2009

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Christina, if it is the same person following you around the boards marking your posts as "funny", they are actually harrassing you. Its different if it is just random. I know there has been someon before who was deliberately doing this to people - that would be your stalker Laura!!

Johnny - posted on 12/14/2009

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I'm not too sure what the big deal about this is. I've seen others complaining about the same thing too. I've marked posts as funny when I think that they are too dumb to bother responding to, or that the poster just wants a flame war. Although I would agree that if someone attacks you, and then marks your defense as funny is rather lame. If they are going to bother to start the argument, they should have the decency to continue it. But I think that we should try not to be too oversensitive on here. We all have different ways that we each like to express ourselves, it's best to just roll with the punches or this site will make us miserable.

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