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albachippie

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04-22-2015 11:56 AM

Is it just me, or do others think it is a little bit rude to favourite a project without commenting on that project first? It just seems to me that if you like a project enough to click favourite, a little appreciative comment would be good manners. Just a thought,
Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl


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#1 posted 04-22-2015 01:13 PM

I occasionally add a favorite without commenting on it. When I do, its because I see something that I’d like to either build, or got some ideas from, that I’d like to reference later. Sometimes, I’m searching through old projects using the search function, and the project is really old.

I’d say 90% of the time I add something to my favorites, I will comment on it. I don’t think it’s rude not to, though. I think seeing that people have added a project of mine to their favorites is as much a compliment as an actual comment.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 04-23-2015 12:40 AM

I’m in agreement with Ed. Most of my favorites are projects I’d like to reference in the future, for one reason or another.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 04-23-2015 12:42 AM

And there it is. I was wondering if someone would favorite this (withoit commenting) just to give you a hard time.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 04-23-2015 01:59 AM

I agree with Ed and Joe.
One thing about this site is that it can be like drinking from the fire hose sometimes. Stuff goes by quickly and while I don’t have time to study and comment the way I would like. Favoring allows me to go back when I have a few extra clock cycles to examine them.

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#5 posted 04-23-2015 02:32 AM



And there it is. I was wondering if someone would favorite this (withoit commenting) just to give you a hard time.

- SuperCubber

You had to know somebody was going to do it!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#6 posted 04-23-2015 03:13 AM



Is it just me, or do others think it is a little bit rude to favourite a project without commenting on that project first? It just seems to me that if you like a project enough to click favourite, a little appreciative comment would be good manners. Just a thought,
Garry

- albachippie

I would say that is a GOOD thought on your part.

Good manners and Appreciation? Well. So far I’m reading that it might happen in the Future or is not necessary.

In a Nutshell …. Welcome to the world of (Removed On Edit) YOU can insert whatever you think might be appropriate.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#7 posted 04-23-2015 07:04 AM

The fact that someone has clicked favorite on a project is positive feedback in itself. If the person thinks highly enough of your project to copy it, compliment.

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#8 posted 04-23-2015 10:18 PM


The fact that someone has clicked favorite on a project is positive feedback in itself. If the person thinks highly enough of your project to copy it, compliment.

- joey502

I guess we all have our own opinion. Personally I do more “Comments” on a Project than “Copying” them.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 04-23-2015 11:02 PM

I can’t figure why it would be rude to favorite a project without commenting on it. Why would it be bad manners? I’m lost.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 04-24-2015 05:42 AM

What’s rude is not being able to categorize the projects you favorite….......................

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 04-24-2015 09:26 AM

I knew I would be in the minority on this. I am not sure how to explain what I mean on this. To me, favouriting a project is like copying it with no acknowledgment of the original post. Where as a comment lets the OP know why you like it and shows a little appreciation. I am on a photography forum also, and on there you can add smileys, and a lot of people give a “thumbs up” smiley in acknowledgment of a good image. I think at least that is a little better than nothing at all. On the other hand, I use Pinterest quite extensively, which is the same principle as the facourite button, so I guess that makes me a bit of a hypocrite!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#12 posted 04-24-2015 09:34 AM

Interesting post. I would say about half my favouriting is done without comment. It’s usually a project or post I want to look at further, but don’t have the time. If I ‘copy’ something, I acknowledge it in the project description.
While I don’t think it’s bad manners, I’m glad you questioned it. Etiquette is often in short supply online.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 04-24-2015 05:25 PM

My family sometimes says I’m rude when I say something.

Now I find I am rude for not saying anything.

I’ll have to process this…......................

-- mike...............

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#14 posted 04-24-2015 05:29 PM

Any time someone has favorited one of my projects, I’ve taken that as a compliment in and of itself.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 04-24-2015 06:21 PM

When I favorite it’s because I am not only interested in the project in some form or another, but I am also complimenting the original poster.

If I didn’t like the project, I wouldn’t favorite it. Makes sense?

Sometimes, no comment and a favorite is better than a comment as not everyone can transcribe their thoughts to written text in a complimentary form.

If these forums had “thumbs” I’d definitely use them for posts, project and what not – but it doesn’t so fav’s are the way for me.

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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