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Hey Alamy,

A few of us are wondering why the emote buttons to the right of posts are now reduced in number. Apparently we can't be sad or angry anymore??

Steve

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Hi All,

 

We have taken away the reacts buttons sad and angry as we no longer felt that they were needed on the forum.

 

We want to make the space on the forum a positive environment so that contributors engage more fully with the posts, even if they feel sad or angry. You can still give more nuanced replies in place of the angry and sad buttons, which we think don't offer the same meaning at a glance and can be misinterpreted by other forum users.

 

Thanks, 

Alamy. 

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8 minutes ago, Alamy said:

which we think don't offer the same meaning at a glance and can be misinterpreted by other forum users.

 

Thanks, 

Alamy. 

Wrong! They were very useful as expressed by many users in comments since you removed them!

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1 hour ago, Phil Crean said:

The only emoji that the forum members have had an issue over is the red arrow, yet you chose to leave that one!

Phil

The red arrow is an important statistic, having in mind the forum moderators can see who has put it (I guess) ...

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2 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

The only emoji that the forum members have had an issue over is the red arrow, yet you chose to leave that one!

Phil

 

Agreed. Red arrows given when users could give a more detailed reply but instead remain incognito. Double standards here.

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1 hour ago, Ognyan Yosifov said:

The red arrow is an important statistic, having in mind the forum moderators can see who has put it (I guess) ...

True, however it was the only emoji that was ever complained about on the forum, yet the forum mods have decided to remove other emojis that were used and are now missed.

 

As @Sultanpepa says there is a double standard at work here!

 

Phil

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:unsure: I can't figure out why they got rid of the confused emoji . It was harmless and, when used properly. it was a very useful marker of incorrect information in a post - particularly useful for marking conspiracy theories, fake news and alternative facts 😇

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9 hours ago, MDM said:

:unsure: I can't figure out why they got rid of the confused emoji . It was harmless and, when used properly. it was a very useful marker of incorrect information in a post - particularly useful for marking conspiracy theories, fake news and alternative facts 😇

 

You just explained the reasons Alamy got rid of it. 

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On 06/10/2022 at 03:38, geogphotos said:

 

You just explained the reasons Alamy got rid of it. 

 

 

 the sad emoji was mainly used when Alamy gave away images, refunded large sales, or failed to follow the contract.  oh now i understand why they removed it. 

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On 04/10/2022 at 10:50, Alamy said:

Hi All,

 

We have taken away the reacts buttons sad and angry as we no longer felt that they were needed on the forum.

 

We want to make the space on the forum a positive environment so that contributors engage more fully with the posts, even if they feel sad or angry. You can still give more nuanced replies in place of the angry and sad buttons, which we think don't offer the same meaning at a glance and can be misinterpreted by other forum users.

 

Thanks, 

Alamy. 

 

So when someone post sad news, what reaction do you suggest we use?   

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On 04/10/2022 at 13:46, Phil Crean said:

The only emoji that the forum members have had an issue over is the red arrow, yet you chose to leave that one!

Phil

 

someone also has had issue with the smile one, and complained about it,  but again this one Alamy left. 

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2 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

 

someone also has had issue with the smile one, and complained about it,  but again this one Alamy left. 

Only happiness allowed(Except for red arrow)

 

Phil

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2 hours ago, Colin C said:

It is the age of the woke...

 

I guess you don't mean woke in its original meaning of social awareness of injustice and racism in society. I mean who would want a society like that?

 

Age of the Zombies from where I'm sitting. Sleepwalking into disaster. How's that for a nuanced reply?

 

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On 04/10/2022 at 10:50, Alamy said:

Hi All,

 

We have taken away the reacts buttons sad and angry as we no longer felt that they were needed on the forum.

 

We want to make the space on the forum a positive environment so that contributors engage more fully with the posts, even if they feel sad or angry. You can still give more nuanced replies in place of the angry and sad buttons, which we think don't offer the same meaning at a glance and can be misinterpreted by other forum users.

 

Thanks, 

Alamy. 

 

Here is an example of issue it creates.  This post does not address the original query, so a "sad" reaction would be way more appropriate, and probably nice to the writer than the only option we now have on a "Red down arrow", but since Alamy feels that nuance is detrimental i guess they feel Red Arrow would be more appropriate 

 

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