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Ken Blake

Back tot he topic, I found the following:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/+1

That appears to support my recollection that the +1 stuff originated
with Slashdot or a related forum. It was used as a voting method to
increase a post's score (or decrease, if -1 was used) which determined
how visible the post was.

Yes, thanks. That pretty much answers my question.

Ken
--
Zaphod

"So [Trillian], two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else [Zaphod]'s got two of?"
- Arthur Dent
 
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Ken Blake

Which actually predates IM, Facebok and Twitter by quite a few years.
And it doesn't mean the same as "ditto".
If it doesn't mean the same thing, please clarify what the difference
is.
 
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XS11E

Ken Blake said:
If it doesn't mean the same thing, please clarify what the
difference is.
No difference, +1 means "I agree with the post above" or "Me, too" or
"ditto" or "What he/she/it said!"
 
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John Williamson

XS11E said:
No difference, +1 means "I agree with the post above" or "Me, too" or
"ditto" or "What he/she/it said!"
So not the same as "ditto", then. "Ditto" would just mean you intend to
repeat the post without comment.
 
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Ken Blake

So not the same as "ditto", then. "Ditto" would just mean you intend to
repeat the post without comment.

I don't want to get into an argument over this, but as far as I'm
concerned, that makes it the same thing.

You say "two plus two equals four," and I say "ditto" which means "two
plus two equals four" (without comment).

To me that's the same thing as +1.
 
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Gene Wirchenko

If it doesn't mean the same thing, please clarify what the difference
is.
"+1" means "I like this."

"Ditto." means "Same as previous."

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
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Ken Blake

"+1" means "I like this."

"Ditto." means "Same as previous."

We apparently disagree, and that's OK. I think "+1" means "I agree
with this," and to me, that's the same as "ditto" used the same way,
which also means "I agree with this."
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Most of us can use a bit of retuning now and then.
It's moments like *this* that keep me /returning/ to Usenet!

Are you willing to become my spell-checker?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

So not the same as "ditto", then. "Ditto" would just mean you intend to
repeat the post without comment.
Y'all should see what Zaphod Beeblebrox said in

Message-ID: <MPG.2c9cc8e93d01227398987d@news.eternal-september.org>

to see what to me is an interesting historical (even etymological) note.
 
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G. Ross

Juan said:
Gene E. Bloch has written on 9/10/2013 2:09 PM:

So why should we listen to your opinions if you won't back them up?
Because it is an OPINION, not a documented review.
 
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XS11E

Ken Blake said:
I don't want to get into an argument over this, but as far as I'm
concerned, that makes it the same thing.

You say "two plus two equals four," and I say "ditto" which means
"two plus two equals four" (without comment).

To me that's the same thing as +1.
+1
 
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Bob Henson

Ed said:
How about +2?
You mean both of your personalities agree? :)


--
Bob
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

Manifesto - a statement of what you would do if you had talent, honour and
principles.
 
B

Bob Henson

Gene said:
NO!

PLEASE stop at 20!
You may well not want me to turn my trouser pockets linings inside out and
do my white-eared elephant impersonation either then?
 
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Stan Brown

I wonder what he'll say when someone replies <AOL> as the last line of a
post.
No, no, no. You must write it this way:

<aol>
Me, too!
</aol>
 
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John Williamson

Stan said:
No, no, no. You must write it this way:

<aol>
Me, too!
</aol>
In some groups I frequent, it's now just <AOL>, as everyone knows how
and why it came about.
 
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Ed Cryer

Bob said:
You mean both of your personalities agree? :)
Well, if I wrote something and someone replied "+1", and another replied
"+3", I'd feel more complimented by the latter.

Ed (alpha plus gold star)
 
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Ed Cryer

XS11E said:
I can go all the way to 10, or 20 if I take my shoes off..... wanna see
me count to 21? <G>
5 house points to Gryffindor!

Ed (cave ne draconem dormientem titilles)
 

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