Why is SMILING NOT ALLOWED on Talk Among Yourselves?
There are lots of things to smile about on these threads . Why is it not an option? :womanfrustrated:
Food for thought
Sometimes a smile is just a smile!
Smiling is contagious!
It is easier to smile than to frown! (Smile lines are nicer than frown lines.)
Smiles are a universal sign of happiness.
Babies are born with the ability to smile.
Smiles make me happy!
How in the world could something as nice as a smile cause so much commotion?
I love to smile. All day, every day! As a matter of fact, I am smiling right now! :smileyhappy:
If I had to give my opinion on smiles..I have a
feeling this thread would be deleted.
All I wanted to know was why this thread did not do the "smile " thing . Personally I think it is a wee bit juvenile to "compete " with " smiles" Just my opinion not a divine revelation. ::smileyindifferent:
Do away with the smiles
I like the smile option, but I had no idea of all the smile-related drama that was apparently going on around here.
I give a smile if I agree with someone’s post, or if I find it funny or helpful.
SILLY ME!…I may have unknowingly took part in a smiley war. :smileyembarrassed:
…and I just now ranked up to Pro 1, on this visit to the Community. LOL!
Frankly, it;s usually not at all important, outside of more or less that one crazy time when somebody was going nuts about making that one person pass Cindy on the leader board. That poster is possibly banned for good (and if indeed as claimed at the time it was more than one- well , all of them went away somehow), and there have not been an issue with it. It’s just … smiles. No big deal.
Oftentimes, people communicate beyond the forums – and so they let their friends know they were banned. So when friends get banned, some people actually really do know. Plus of course the social media thing.
On the other hand, when you see somebody acting out completely inappropriately, posting a ton, insulting folks left and right, and then – poof – disappearing forever – them having been banned seems like a reasonable guess.
You know what opinions are like…
This forum is anything, but fun.
With all due respect to all posters – the number of posts or smiles does not indicate expertise or product knowledge of a forum member; it only shows how much time they spent on the forums. (If) a new friend purchased an item and gives feedback, I value this feedback more than anyone else’s opinion.
Thus, smiles serve no constructive or positive purpose and should be eliminated from the HSN forums. Thank you for listening.
Hi Everyone! I wanted to jump in and confirm what ? and ? posted. Smiles were indeed removed from the Talk Among Yourselves (TAY) forum as this forum is intended to be for non-HSN topics. You can read more about the Smile Button in our Welcome-Getting Started forum.
We know that there are some topics in TAY that may be better-suited in another, HSN-related forum; however, at this time, our process to move topics isn’t as smooth and reader-friendly as we’d like.
Unfortunately, the whole smile issue’s story is in the numbers. When a poster has an exponential increase in smiles to the tune of more than…FIVE THOUSAND smiles within a period of less than 24 hours…the question is…whom wants to get ahead of ‘whom’?
This is not an attack…but a very loose observation of what everyone can see for themselves. Why is this so? What makes a smile so important to anyone’s existence that it needs to be something to struggle for?
Is an increase such as this is some kind of power struggle, and for what? A Leader Board? A false sense of Popularity? A point to prove? Or just a kind of political…’stuffing the ballot box’ of times gone by?
I haven’t been here long enough to know anything about the problems with smiles before. And I’m sure many use smiles for constructive reasons. It is though, unfortunate that a ‘few’ have the ability to spoil for others. It would be nice if not welcomed…for things in a Public Forum to remain pleasant for all who choose to participate.
I’m sure the misuse of smiles was not HSN’s intention. Just my opinion, but I feel that smiles should be discontinued within all categories, so that this can all be eliminated, and so people can enjoy posting and hearing responses without the fear of ‘smile retribution’!!!. I would welcome either the end to the smile or an HSN revamp of the ‘use’ of them.
Just a thought…:womanhappy:
This subject has been brought up before. It would be nice if HSN would weigh in on it, to give the real reason why smiles are not on TAY, and say whether or not reinstatement of smiles on TAY is being considered.
Power struggle over "smiles" seems to be ridiculous. Smiles do not give you spendable cash, coupons or any kind of authority. They do not show people’s love or respect. They do not even gage your sense of humor. Occasionally, I see absolutely meaningless or even very SAD posts that have a lot of "smiles" – is that really funny? My personal opinion, "smiles" as such should be eliminated from all hsn forums. JMO
I never thought of myself as naive. However, I was completely clueless that smiling was such a point of discontent or a power struggle
Anyway :smileylol: :smileylol: :smileylol: have a funderful day
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
08.15.15 5:31 PM