See those cute little disembodied hands floating above this post? Well, they’re interactive! They’re used in “rating” a post. Plus, their red and green sleeves look just darling with my background.
Anyway, I’ve recently found myself confused as to what they rate, exactly, when it comes to a blog like this. Should I take a “thumbs down” rating as a traditional insult, like “Boo, this content/writing sucks”, or should I see it as a compliment, as in “Yeah, I hate this specific thing or ideal too!”.
Perhaps I’m overthinking it. I could abolish the rating system from the site, but I like to let readers have the ability to judge a post without necessarily leaving a comment. I could switch to a 5-star system, but, I think that’d be all I get – namely, I couldn’t change the stars into cuter, more death-oriented icons.
With that in mind, the juxtaposed appendages will stay in place for now – I’ll just have no idea how to interpret them.
Let Multiple Interpretations Of WordPress.com’s Thumbs Rating System Die