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Is it good etiquette to use GQ and GA lurve to help the OP have a reference point for a popular thread?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10196points) November 10th, 2011

Ok, so if I answer a question, or if I ask, and I see someone has paid enough attention to Lurve it. That will get me to click the lurve so I can get over there and see what I did that was so good, or what they might have said/other activity that might be happening there. So in that way Lurve acts like a sort of alert.

I’m sure everyone is already doing this, I’d just like to point it out as a passive behavior that can now be brought into focus.

If you agree that this is happening and don’t see a change likely to come to make a system that does something similar to the Lurve reference system I’m refering to, then please do the following if you’re still reading…

Give me a GQ/GA if you want me to come back to a certain spot and see what’s going on or you’re about to post.

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Judi's avatar

I gave you a GQ because I want you to come back and explain this question to me. I have a pretty simple mind~.

Ltryptophan's avatar

I actually didn’t use the system I mentioned. I just used the standard alert, but let’s say that I had a bunch of alerts, and when I saw that someone had lurved this question in particular, I just skipped through all those other alerts and used the lurve ticker to jump right over here…like for instance when you GA this response.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I don’t use the lurve notifications as a way to jump to questions, so I don’t know how much it would help others. I go back to questions strictly when there is new activity on the question and it pops up in my “activity for you” area. I don’t feel like I need to go back to a question just because someone gave me lurve in it. I’d rather only go back if there is something new to it.

zensky's avatar

Yes. Wait, what? I’m flagging everything in Meta I don’t understand and not asked by me.

ETpro's avatar

I generally do hand out GQ lurve to a question that is interesting or asks for answers on an important issue, or is just plain fun. I hand out GA lurve pretty liberally as well. I withhold it if I feel the answer isn’t responsive to the question or is flat wrong.

Blueroses's avatar

The lurve ticker and community feed don’t show up on the mobile site. That’s how I’m usually accessing fluther so I’m not affected by the lurve at all.

jrpowell's avatar

This is actually how I use the site. I went as far as removing all the activity crap since it is annoying and poorly designed.

SuperMouse's avatar

I tend to use a combination of my activity and the lurve ticker. I click on questions lurved for being great which quite often tend not to make it onto my questions for you list. I also click on recently lurved answers. I have found that I am missing out on some pretty good discussions by just sticking with my questions for you so I am going more and more the way of @johnpowell,

marinelife's avatar

I give GAs and GQs for good answers and good questions. The attention that may draw is a by-product of that.

Nice attempt at lurve whoring though.

wundayatta's avatar

Is that what this is? I wondered. I’m afraid it was written in such a piss-poor way that that was about the only sense I could make out of it. “Give me lurve and I’ll talk to you.” Well guess what. I ain’t givin’ you no lurve!

Make of that what you will.

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