Ode for Patrick Latter *Like*

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  • #1055405

    Dear Mr Latter
    Just what is the matter?
    You have such a nice, smiley face *Like*
    Are you a bot?
    But then, perhaps not.
    And ‘spammer’ seems equally rude –
    I withdraw the latter
    (And ‘mad as a hatter’)
    Don’t sue, Mr Latter, cool dude.
    Perhaps if you read all the posts that you ‘Like’,
    (And it does seem rather a lot)
    We might not suspect
    That you don’t really like
    But just ‘Like’ in return for a hit.
    Perhaps I’m too cynical
    Is that what you think?
    Please don’t go off in a huff.
    It’s just that you seem to like everything under the sun including the kitchen sink, and posts about doughnuts and engineering.
    – Sorry, that line didn’t scan
    But I have a plan
    (Should that be ‘idea’ in this thread?)
    The next time your finger
    Is tempted to linger
    And you want to click 10,000 ‘Likes’
    Spare a thought for us too
    Especially those who’re new
    And don’t raise our hopes oh so high.
    Don’t follow our blogs and ‘Like’ every post
    ‘Cos we feel a bit used if you do.

    My other idea
    (For staff now to hear)
    Is to give us the power to block.
    So please let us erase
    All the ‘Likes’ we don’t like
    And unfollow the follows as well.
    Just a small task.
    Is it too much to ask?
    Here’s hoping…
    And WordPress – you rock.

    The blog I need help with is wordwatchtowers.wordpress.com.

    #1055517

    timethief
    Member

    Love it! Sharing it.

    #1055522

    That is pretty diamond!

    #1055523

    luddylens
    Member

    Oh, man this is great! This guy’s gonna become a WordPress legend — our very own Bigfoot or La Llorona!

    And if there’s a petition in support of “Like” blocking, let me know where I can sign.

    #1055524

    timethief
    Member

    You could share it on all social networks. I have tweeted it.

    #1055525

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. The downside of repeating his name is that it will drive traffic to his blog. :(

    #1055526

    timethief
    Member

    @luddylens
    This is the closest thing we have to a petition at WordPress.com.

    #1055530

    Repeat his name, what’s with the stressing already.

    Gonna go from zero-hero!

    #1055534

    timethief
    Member

    Do you actually blog or are you into forum trolling?

    #1055535

    To whom is that addressed timetheif?

    #1055537

    therealrecis
    Member

    Hi wordwatch!

    I love this approach to petition an opt-out option to the “Like” feature. May I share/tweet this?

    Cheers!

    #1055544

    raincoaster
    Member

    This is a work of genius.

    #1055545

    Is it cool if we all put our blogs on here? Seems to get good reviews.

    He he.

    #1055546

    timethief
    Member

    No it is NOT cool. You know that and I’m asking you to stop the griever or troll behaviors and silly griever troll questions now.

    #1055547

    Pardon me? You accuse me of being a troll, yet again?

    What is your problem, I am responding to posts and trying to help.

    Be careful If I were you.

    #1055552

    timethief
    Member

    This thread is not a support thread so claiming you were trying to help is not believable. You posted a griever troll question with an asinine He he and you didn’t expect to be responded to as if you were a griever troll. How odd.

    #1055554

    First off

    Lets just get back to facts here, before I wrote my He he comment, not that it matters really, You, yes, you accused me of being a troll, why?

    Secondly, if you allow a poem or blog to be written here then surely it is fair game for others?

    #1055561

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, it’s not. That poem is actually in response to a technical support issue, so it belongs here. And it’s not publicizing the poster’s blog, it’s just addressing the issue of spam Likes.

    If you want to publicize your blog, do it at http://bloggersunion.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/whats-your-latest-blog-post-about-i-have/ or your posts will be marked as spam and you’ll probably get a little enforced time-out from the forum.

    #1055566

    Raincoaster, with all respect, I wasn’t asking for an answer from yourself.

    #1055567

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m here to serve, baby.

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