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The fake "Horns Up"

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Somehow, I've been going around "liking" stuff behind my own back. I'll read a thread and then be scrolling through activity later and see that I've been registered as giving a Horns Up! to the last post in the thread. This has happened three or four times over the past couple days; observing more closely the last time it happened, I found that it wasn't an accidental button press - it didn't show up at all while I was in the thread - but it was registered in the activity feed nonetheless when I went back. 

Does it matter? Probably not. Is it annoying? Yeah... My apologies to anyone who may have cared about whether I gave or retracted a Horns Up! to one of their posts. It's not you, it's me; but it's not me either. Anybody else experiencing this?

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35 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Somehow, I've been going around "liking" stuff behind my own back. I'll read a thread and then be scrolling through activity later and see that I've been registered as giving a Horns Up! to the last post in the thread. This has happened three or four times over the past couple days; observing more closely the last time it happened, I found that it wasn't an accidental button press - it didn't show up at all while I was in the thread - but it was registered in the activity feed nonetheless when I went back. 

Does it matter? Probably not. Is it annoying? Yeah... My apologies to anyone who may have cared about whether I gave or retracted a Horns Up! to one of their posts. It's not you, it's me; but it's not me either. Anybody else experiencing this?

I thought this thread was about when people like Kim Kardashian and Avril Lavigne do the horns up... like, it's fake cause they're falses. 

I think the whole Horns Up thing on this site isn't great anyway. Yeah, it's sort of cool to show your appreciation for a post, but I'd rather see them discontinued. It screams teen social media to me. 

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

@Grievous just gave me an ironic horns up. 

Good lad. 

No worries Broski...

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I have to be honest & say I've been a member of another forum (with a different subject matter) for 3 years & the "Post Rating System" there is pretty important to the overall atmosphere of the place. I guess you could say I'm happy to use the "rating system" here...if only out of respect for the other members & their contributions.

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