Added "Care" emoji to reactions list

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In summary: that the creator of this emoji might be more familiar with the show than I am?I have troubles with that series in general, anyway. Looks like a fattie doing things. Either that captain from Wall-e, or 'Blob' from Wolverine...
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Added "Care" emoji to the reactions list. It was a long time coming and was a huge gap in our reactions. Thanks to @Astronuc for poking me to get it done.
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I don't get it. The "Care" emoji looks like someone whose throat and chin has been viciously cut. What's it supposed to be??

[Personally, I think "Groan" is also a huge gap in the reaction emojis.]
 
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strangerep said:
What's it supposed to be??
the figure is hugging a valentine - easier to see if you enlarge it enough to see the thumbs.

but yes, I’ve always seen that emoji the way you do
 
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I would like to see something like a question mark.
Kind of the equivalent of the universal linguistic retort "huh", meaning I don't understand or want more info.
 
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BillTre said:
I would like to see something like a question mark.
Kind of the equivalent of the universal linguistic retort "huh", meaning I don't understand or want more info.
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something like this?
 
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strangerep said:
I don't get it. The "Care" emoji looks like someone whose throat and chin has been viciously cut. What's it supposed to be??
It's holding a heart, Pretty much the same as Apple devices use.
 
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strangerep said:
I don't get it. The "Care" emoji looks like someone whose throat and chin has been viciously cut. What's it supposed to be??

[Personally, I think "Groan" is also a huge gap in the reaction emojis.]
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It looks fine blown up but it's a bloody mess as it stands normal size. Really ugly. Optical illusion or not, I recommend changing it to something not so messy.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
It's holding a heart, Pretty much the same as Apple devices use.
Since when did Apple do anything right? :wink:
 
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strangerep said:
[Personally, I think "Groan" is also a huge gap in the reaction emojis.]
Me too, especially in the lame jokes thread
 
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Something like this would be better
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Any good examples of what meaning this new emoji is supposed to convey on a post? That you care for the post (similar to loving it but not quite that much) or is it more like "awww, I think you need a hug"?
 
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phinds said:
Something like this would be better
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My reply to Stangerep was a joke if you read his post. Regarding your post, a heart means, "Sadly missed" on pf i.e. passed on.
 
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pinball1970 said:
My reply to Stangerep was a joke if you read his post. Regarding your post, a heart means, "Sadly missed" on pf i.e. passed on.
Well, that's not what it means on the forum that uses it. It means "sincere" and we use it for something like "I share your pain".
 
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Filip Larsen said:
Any good examples of what meaning this new emoji is supposed to convey on a post? That you care for the post (similar to loving it but not quite that much) or is it more like "awww, I think you need a hug"?
You can simply think of it as empathy
 
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phinds said:
but it's a bloody mess as it stands
A heart outside the body is practically the definition of a bloody mess,
 
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Filip Larsen said:
Any good examples of what meaning this new emoji is supposed to convey on a post?
Well, this is a good example of a story on Facebook (that I received via my Wilderness First Aid group associations) that earned a "care" emoji from me (BTW, the Facebook version of the emoji looks just like the PF version):

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/crus...XF5gS8zHIAuNNaR74hg3aYkeRJ25OuGL8ChRgrSeayH6A

Probably the new emoji will be used mostly in the GD forum here at PF, for stories and news items like this one. Have a nice day. :wink:
 
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dlgoff said:
@berkeman
Edit: Nice. The photo that is.
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I still don't understand that "care" emoji. I say, be gone with it.
 
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dlgoff said:
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I still don't understand that "care" emoji. I say, be gone with it.
For me the difference is just a supportive "like" expression, versus "this post touched me emotionally, and I support it". Advice to get CPR training -- earns a "like". "Great CPR save by trained personnel" -- earns a "care/love" emoji.

Like I said, such situations come up a lot more in my Facebook feed because of my subscriptions. Probably not so much here at PF, but there have been a few times in GD here in some threads where the "care/heart" emoji would have been a better match.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
You can simply think of it as empathy
Then maybe changing the name from "Care" to "Emphasize" would be clearer?

I still don't get why hugging a heart means "empathy", but,... ok,... your wisdom in such matters exceeds mine by a large margin.
 
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berkeman said:
For me the difference is just a supportive "like" expression, versus "this post touched me emotionally, and I support it".
That emotion just does not kicks in. Not for me: not with this particular emoji.
But I have troubles with that series in general, anyway. Looks like a fattie doing things. Either that captain from Wall-e, or 'Blob' from Wolverine... o0)

No problem with the general idea, though. Is there chance for a change if better alternative presented?
 
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While I understand the emotion expressed by the emoji reaction, I am not sure how useful it will be here in PF. I haven't found a need to use this emoji reaction till date, counting from the day I joined.

Looking forward to a question mark reaction emoji (meaning "couldn't understand") in the near future...
 
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With all those emojis, one would think we are writing a dictionary!
 
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dlgoff said:
I still don't understand that "care" emoji.
The point is you can like posts you don't care about and care about posts you don't like.
I guess.
 
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berkeman said:
the Facebook version
That is the origin of the idea.

dlgoff said:
I still don't understand that "care" emoji.
Somewhere between "like" and "love" is "caring", or as Greg indicated, it is an expression of "empathy".
 
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berkeman said:
Well, this is a good example of a story on Facebook (that I received via my Wilderness First Aid group associations) that earned a "care" emoji from me (BTW, the Facebook version of the emoji looks just like the PF version):
That's a nice area to hike. I was trying to figure out how that got there - Colchuck Lake and Stuart Lake trailhead (NW of Mt. Stuart). I'm guessing they used a forest road of Icicle Rd going southwest out of Leavenworth, which is a popular destination for those hiking in the Enchantments. The article mentions Aasgard Pass and Dragontail Peak. I haven't been there but I have planned to go hiking there and Mt Cashmere (couple of miles N of Colchuck Lake). I've hiked in the area of Stevens Pass off Rte 2.
 
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And I thought we were in the Hard sciences, with the squishy ones left for other sites.

Oh Well, we all make mistakes.
 
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Astronuc said:
Somewhere between "like" and "love
Sounds like "I love you, but am not in love with you:"
And nothing good ever follows that.
 
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Tom.G said:
And I thought we were in the Hard sciences, with the squishy ones left for other sites.
It's unlikely to be used in the technical forums, IMO. Fits more in the Lounge area, which by definition is "squishy". :wink:
 
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