In reference to the main post: “WordPress – Ethical Dilemma”, I thought it might be useful to write a summary based on the contributions. Though, it’s still interesting and useful to read all comments there… Many thanks and appreciation to all who shared their opinions. The question was personal and wasn’t intended to be a survey or a study of any kind.
The main post is still open for more discussion. I’ll keep updating this summary accordingly:
Yet many emphasized the importance of the title, most comments were about reading a post is a must. A like or a comment should be only given to worthy posts. Relatively, some felt bad about receiving a lot of likes from the same person in a short time; they considered recording likes without reading a disrespect.
Most agreed that reading takes time that is not always available. Many talked about their philosophy in following others and how to manage updates. First, a group of important users where importance is based on the topics of interest or on users who contribute to our blogs regularly. Second, following less. Third, utilizing the time of waiting in more reading or contributing. Relatively, they referred to the bad system of WordPress in keeping up with friends; a lot could be missed if one is absent for a while. Are weekly digests enough? Or should we have a system similar to Facebook where top posts are listed first?
On other hand, some argued that likes are a way of supporting friends. After all, we trust some friends and their posts but we lack the time – We’re saying that we’re here and haven’t forgotten about you.
Some referred to something else. Likes are favorite tool. Thus, they’re pinning posts for later reading. Probably, they’ve already read them through emails so they’re doing all the likes at once.
Almost all declined the existence of persons with ability of fast skimming or predicting. There was some talking about awards posts and the importance of short posts in blogging world. What about achievement posts or one-picture with no words posts? What about posts with different languages – should we translate it first? What about bloggers posting many posts per day? What about people who are seeking likes only and so we’re doing the same to? (technically speaking, the number of likes has no effect)?
To comment or discuss more, please use the main post…