Re: +1/-1 in e-mail comments (was: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy)

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Thu Jan 08 2009 - 04:52:59 CST

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     Karl Pentzlin <> wrote:

    > Am Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2009 um 00:00 schrieb Rick McGowan:
    > RM> Receiving an e-mail that says merely "+1" -- i.e., exactly one bit of
    > RM> information -- followed by the /complete /note that was just sent by
    > RM> someone else is annoying. It's like, 1000/1 noise to signal.
    > In a discussion driven by opinions (besides facts), as the emoji
    > discussion is, "+1" carries more than one bit of information
    > as it is to perceived in conjunction with the name of the sender.

    Has this discussion now become some kind of point scoring competition?
    > Scanning through a large bunch of lenghty mails while being time
    > constrained, a "+1" is perceived faster than any text like "I agree to
    > this" (at least by me).

    Then why not put them in the Subject: line? - Then we wouldn't even have to open the messages.

    > Like an emoticon.

    perhaps +1 & +2 could be automatically replaced by animated gifs...

    - C

    > - Karl Pentzlin

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