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[–]happysmash27 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)

I have posted a similar idea earlier, of changing it to an "entertaining" vote.

[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

"entertaining", that's good! That's pretty much what I think that vote should represent. Maybe "entertaining" is even better than "fun". We'll see what other people think as this thread develops

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 6 fun2 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 6 fun -  (5 children)

How about some old school "levity".

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

Might make the site seem elitist.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 6 fun2 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 6 fun -  (3 children)

Kensington, darling.... We should plan some leisure time. Summer in the Hamptons, and enjoy some levity...

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Some levity...

...and child sacrificial spirit cooking for cocktails afterwards on the yacht.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

equals

The Normal "Warm Leatherette"

plus

Karen Finley "Tales of Taboo single version"

sampled in...

S'Express "Theme From S'Express"

(palette cleanser)

[–]Mnemonic 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (2 children)

I'm for fun change! It's less degrading sounding as funny.

Entertaining is a bit hard to convey in the current emoji and may overlap too much with insightful.

We can even explain it to the Germans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZFwMwQdvQM

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

Lol I'm enjoying this german spongebob music more than I probably should.

Mark one more down for 'fun'!

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Fun is the key. You should combine fun... + Key...

Funkey!

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (11 children)

Isn't this the same as my argument that "insightful" should be "interesting"? If the votes are for above average insightfulness or funniness, and to reward especially good comments or posts, then it should stay "funny".

If funny gets watered down and generalized, then insightful should too.

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

Alright, that makes sense. I would be down with that!

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

I'm in too. So that would be changing "insightful and funny" to "interesting and fun". Shall we pull the trigger and put it on the todo list?

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Yeah let's let some more replies come in to this thread, but we'll probably do it soon. Seems people generally are in to it

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Did you want to act on this and make a change? I got reminded about this proposal today.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Honestly after thinking about it some more, I don't want to change the 'insightful' button, but I would be ok with changing the funny to fun, but I'm not sure it honestly matters all that much.

I kind of imagine it like a dartboard, insightful is the bullseye and "fun/funny" is the rest of the board. So I don't want to change insightful to interesting, because that changes the dartboard model, and also things can be interesting and not true, and I don't want people using the 2 point vote that way.

So I say we leave as is, or change funny to fun only. Either way is fine though, tbh

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Cool cool... I'm going to put "funny" to "fun" on our todo list. Agreed that it doesn't matter that much.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds good!

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You could do it with a new logo?

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Interesting" is superior.

Only because I can't always be so insightful. Also insightful things are usually interesting.

Redo them both please.

[–]OldManCorley 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

If votes are reserved for "above average", we first need a baseline for what's average. And without the ability to discern "good" or suitable posts from "bad" or unsuitable posts that's impossible (no downvote, no insight/funny for average posts).

I'd say votes should be used to discern whether it falls into the different categories for the user, and used generously as it encouragement for posters. The user get more content they like by subscribing to subs that has a culture for posts the user find insightful or funny.

Water it all down and let the users make their own lemonade.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Agreed, lower standards encourages more participation. It sounds like we might go for the switch and have Interesting and Fun as the two positive vote dimensions.

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (9 children)

I like the current setup

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

Norman? Is that you?

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

Dr. Norman Funkelstein???

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Make my funk the P-Funk, I want my funk uncut.

Make my funk the P-Funk, I want to get funked up.

Coming to you directly from the mothership

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Coooool...

I dig it!

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Dig this fresh jive:

"Axiom Funk - If 6 Was 9 ft. Bootsy Collins" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTl3dtQviDA

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hey business man, you can't dress like me...

:-)

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My username is inspired by this album:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=noqMfTRKNlo

[–]Orangutan 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

just name it "yeah" or "woo" something neutral.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/entertaining

nice.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

"FUN" for me!

Short and to the point. "Entertaining" is less so. Also when I make fun of your face we'll see how "entertaining" it is.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Reddit's shitty upvote/downvote system was inspired by Slashdot's voting system. You should keep the one you got, as part of your tribute to Aaron Swartz.

As well, "interesting" and "funny" describe comments. Would you ever say "that was a fun comment, upvoted"? But I would want to acknowledge a funny comment as funny. Like a post about a dog could be fun, but not funny.

I dunno, maybe it's just me.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Actually we inherited an upvote/downvote system, and that's what Aaron designed. And the insightful/funny is actually the system slashdot uses, that's where I got the inspiration from to apply it to a reddit-like system.

I see what you mean, but I think I actually would vote comments as fun if they're funny. Funny things are always fun as well, imo

[–]Dr_Funkenstein 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I used to love Slashdot.

I saw an interview with spez saying they were trying to copy Slashdot's voting system. I agree they did a poor job of it.