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Discussion on: Long live the lurker

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Lu Doan

Semi-pro lurker here ;). I tend to listen more than I talk. I've never felt punished for lurking. I feel like I'm participating by providing feedback through mechanisms like upvoting, liking, etc.

I find that most platforms only include positive feedback options. Negative feedback is a valuable part of the feedback loop. There are many times that I think a post is bad or it's something I disagree with but I don't leave a negative comment because I don't want to get into a confrontation.

What are your thoughts on including negative options in the one-click feedback?

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Ben Halpern Author

I think negative feedback requires a degree of nuance. Not that it can’t be discovered in non-comment interactions, but I think it has to be done very thoughtfully. And with that in mind, I am going to give this some extra thought πŸ€“

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Lu Doan

Perhaps utilizing a variant of a Likert scale?