First you turn "favourite" into "like", then you make "like" do stupid shit, then you have to remove the "like" because it does stupid shit :thounking:

@gargron are they using embrace-extend-extinguish on their own features?

@Gargron Favourite-like has always seems like it's the wrong feature. People never used it for what it presented itself as.

Wondering if Slack-style freeform emoji reactions aren't a lot closer to what people actually want.

@WAHa_06x36 @Gargron

I often use the “Likes” more as a bookmark than as an appreciation.

Whit the “Likes” mechanism I tend to write my tweets/toots less in a “open to dialogue” form and more in a “look-who-gets-more-likes game”.

In fact boosting/retweeting something that you appreciate should be enough.

Without the social bias of knowing how many people just boosted/retweeted that content, i feel a little more free and responsible in my boost/retweet choiches.

@Gargron when the only reason they have any content/culture in the first place is a bunch of Something Awful refugees chasing the favstar numbers back in the day.

Perfect summary of the BS is that I saw a Twitter Moments about people's favourite vines. They will commodify that which they killed then marvel at their own stagnation

@Gargron I wish they'd just remove the stupid shit and keep the 'like' option. I enjoy clicking 'like' to show friends I've read their posts when I'm unable to think of a reply or physically unable to do more than click 'like.' @_@

@Gargron would you ever consider making Mastodon’s Favourite button allow you to assign an emoji to it like Slack does? I feel it would add more flexibility to the function without changing anything for people who prefer the current functionality (especially if just tapping favourite still gives you a ⭐️ by default, and pressing it again allows you to either remove the favourite or change it to another emoji)

I think it would be fun to see custom emojis as reactions to toots.

@Gargron it’s amazing to think this was more of a pressing concern to Jack then getting rid of Nazi’s and hate speech.

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