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01 November 2016 @ 05:28 pm
No, not here too!  
No LJ... WHY?

I don't know if you guys noticed but, LJ now gives you the option to leave a heart to an entry... You all know what it means... People will stop comment and just heart entries! I really don't like this because I like to have conversations with my friendlist, and I hope I'm not the only one feeling disappointed by this new addition!

I really don't understand the need for it! I understand it in socials like instagram, because you're saying you're liking that photo, but what about here? It doesn't make any sense... Here a post about my day and its ups and downs... heart... What does it mean? LJ is a place where we use words to espress ourselves and create a dialogue with other people... These hearts are not lovely, are a way to say "I read it, I'm not taking the time to write a comment, I have to do something else". This is very upsetting to me!

I wil heart entries, if there is something to heart (like a photo post or a video post) but I will always comment, because this is why I am here, to create a dialogue and get to know people! Basically hearts don't get us closer... They keep us apart!

This is how I feel about it.

P.S. I'm on my lady days so I feel pretty strong about a lot of things xD
 
 
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L: Kyo KatanaBWkaosah on November 1st, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Ohh noooo!!
I saw it on a comm just a few hours ago and didn't know what the hell it was.
I'm seriously hoping it doesn't go further than this, but I do have faith that people will still comment. At least I hope they will o.o THat's the whole point of this place.

That's probably what I will do, heart entries if there is something in it I really like, and comment. My feelings about this are in line with yours.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:19 am (UTC)
Further than this? You think they would actually add the reblog/share feature? because that's the next step and that's just scary! I really hope they're going to stop here and see how much people don't like this!
(no subject) - kaosah on November 3rd, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - erychan86 on November 4th, 2016 07:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on November 1st, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)
I agree!

You won't lose comments from me at least!
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:18 am (UTC)
And you won't loose comments from me either! Pinky promise! I wish they could take this heart thing back!
Lauren: Muppetseowyn on November 1st, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
I strongly disagree with this too! It is not part of LJ culture at all. We read here - it's not just peep-and-scroll.

I can't see the heart yet though. I wonder if it's because I'm still using a very old version of LJ or if they are rolling it out gradually.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:17 am (UTC)
I think it depends on the layout... On the feed page - with the classic layout - you can see them! My layout doesn't show them luckily, but soon they'll get here too :(

LJ is all about having a dialogue with people... These "likes" mean nothing!
(no subject) - eowyn on November 2nd, 2016 09:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
Julie: YGO ★ look in their eyesragnarok_08 on November 2nd, 2016 12:01 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you there!!
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad to see I'm not alone on this!
♔ ʀ а с нfearless on November 2nd, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
I so agree! Is that on the app? I pretty much only use it on my laptop and it's not showing.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:14 am (UTC)
It only shows in the feed page and not on all the layouts... If I visualize my feed page with my layout I can't see them... But I think eventually it will be shown everywhere! :(
rhoda_rantsrhoda_rants on November 2nd, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
Heh. You're the second one on my f'list to post about this. I don't think it'll change anything. Rather I HOPE it won't change anything. What I said to theirs was this: I want a like/heart option on COMMENTS, not entries.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:12 am (UTC)
Hearts on comments would be definitely better... I really hope LJ won't change!!!
Chelsea: Thanksgiving → CB/Snoopy/Woodstocksictransits on November 2nd, 2016 12:59 am (UTC)
I don't see the point in it, either. I'd still prefer commenting.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:11 am (UTC)
Me too! I will keep commenting because this is the meaning of a LJ! It's not about who gets more likes! So annoying!
orangerfulorangerful on November 2nd, 2016 03:05 am (UTC)
I just noticed that and I was like "What the heck??" because no only is it dumb but it really screws up my layout!
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:10 am (UTC)
I wonder why they decided to do it! I wish they could go back and take these things off
(no subject) - orangerful on November 2nd, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Miss Ashleyimagine_peace on November 2nd, 2016 07:04 am (UTC)
I just saw that. It's so stupid.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
I know... Totally useless!
actorcracked: films:tmwfte / ouchactorcracked on November 2nd, 2016 11:03 am (UTC)
Agreed absolutely! Why, why, why?
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
Maybe if people don't use it they will take it away? Maybe? I hope so!
Moongirlmoongirl24 on November 2nd, 2016 12:24 pm (UTC)
I agree with you. I can definitely see why you would have such a feature on some social media platforms, but I really don't see the need for it on LJ :/
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 02:26 pm (UTC)
It's definitely not its place!
Melissa Rose_melodic_ on November 2nd, 2016 02:03 pm (UTC)
I saw this too yesterday! So upsetting. I may not always have the time to read or comment on every post on my flist but I can't ever imagine just giving a <3 instead. It feels so impersonal. I mean it's fine for instagram and facebook but, as you stated, that is not what LJ is about. Sigh :/
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 2nd, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
Exactly... This is not the place for it! I don't understand why they decided to put such a feature... What's next? Reblog/Share options?
wildfeathers: black mirrorwildfeathers on November 2nd, 2016 09:12 pm (UTC)
I agree with you! the heart is okay with some entries but definitely not long serious ones. I didn't see this coming! LJ is becoming lots more like anything else.

I even think the thumbs up on facebook can be used wrongly. Like I sometimes see people like sad articles. I never understood why....
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 3rd, 2016 09:59 am (UTC)
They finally put different options on facebook... But I think that the "likes" nowadays are ways to say "I read it/I saw its anyway wrong...
Em Dash: Buffy/Angel Becomingtheemdash on November 3rd, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
I'm fairly certain I'll be ignoring that heart 99.9% of the time. I can think of some good reasons to use—depressed days being one—but, yeah, I'm on LJ to have meaningful communication with people. I think the loss of old LJ culture has made people forget that a small comment means more than a click.
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 3rd, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)
Exactly! There might be a photo/video post you might like but still I'd rather accompany that heart with a comment... To me a heart with no comment means "I passed by, I didn't have time to read, here let me put a like on it so I can move on"

Luckily the majority of the people who's on LJ it's here for the dialogue and not to get more clicks and become popular...
(no subject) - theemdash on November 3rd, 2016 10:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - erychan86 on November 3rd, 2016 10:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
Say what?: Tinie 008sometimesartist on November 3rd, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
There's so much wrong with this new feature I can't even put it into words...
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 3rd, 2016 10:00 am (UTC)
I know... I don't understand why the LJ people felt the need to do such thing!