These are the only ones we've ever had.
Needs a lock does serve a purpose, in that if a post gets 5 of them, it automatically gets hidden. Sort of like a community moderation function, for when your friendly neighborhood admins aren't around.We could honestly streamline them a little. Does Needs a Lock, Spoilers, or You're Doing That Thing Again ever get used except ironically? I've only ever used them for comedic purposes.
Funny nautical metaphors aside, this is a very valid concern. As far as I can tell "disabling" a rating doesn't do any harm, but much beyond that and there be dragons in how the plugin interacts with the user profiles.Before we make any changes around here we do thorough research and look at case studies to see what effect these changes will have.
Yeah, it kinda had a nebulous definition, and ended up getting used the same as "needs a lock."Ooo, I'd forgotten about "Really? REALLY?"
I've given out a lot of ratings over the years  but I don't remember ever seeing that one.
Oh Huh. It's been an option on every Halforums in every other dimension I've slided to. Right along with "Well that went over your head."These are the only ones we've ever had.
There's been several options on FB for quite a while now, you can 'sad' it... I just think the FB choices don't span the full emotional range quite that well. Hug can be positive, negative, encouraging, supportive, joyful, depending on context.Yeah, I hate liking a death notice.
Honestly, I was under the impression that the version of 'the thing' that applied to you involved a certain unfortunate line of questioning in AMA threads.I don't think you're remembering the original definition of the thing. You're thinking of the redefinition where certain people have hijacked it to mean "disagreeing with you as usual" which is not the thing.
"The thing" is deliberately misunderstanding a post for attempted (and dubious) comedic value. I created the "doing the thing" rating during a period where it was particularly egregious. It's no coincidence who the two loudest objectors above areHonestly, I was under the impression that the version of 'the thing' that applied to you involved a certain unfortunate line of questioning in AMA threads.
I never considered it that, and I know several other posters don't, either. Plenty of people here have their own "thing" they do,and get the rating. Fade not liking something, you asking about dietary habits and furballs, whatever. You may not have meant it that way, it still gets used that way. Things change and words get new meanings literally all the time.
Hey, it's not always deliberate."The thing" is deliberately misunderstanding a post for attempted (and dubious) comedic value. I created the "doing the thing" rating during a period where it was particularly egregious. It's no coincidence who the two loudest objectors above are
It's my fault, sorry. I was trying to set up that "over-your-head-rating" joke while also trying to get under Gassy's skin with yet another "why can't we have [insert rating here] rating" whine piled on top of pretending to be a Slider.What have you monsters done to my Corgi thread?!