I voted “drop”. If a post inspires a reaction, then the person should ask the question instead.
@castrojo I was wondering who would be the first to do that!
I used this reaction to emphasize questions asked by others, but it appears to be confusing.
I typically use it when I am curious or unsure about something. The question mark is ambiguous, but I wouldn’t mind substituting it for a reaction.
I don’t see how is any different than . In both cases, it doesn’t tell the poster what you find confusing or what you’re unsure about. Asking a clarifying question helps. The reaction, in this case, doesn’t contribute anything.
Then I am +0 to this change The is the reaction that I use the least.
When the ? is followed by a reply asking ‘could you care to explain what you mean by that?’, I reckon that is recommended manners in any discourse users. I think ? is better than ignoring thread even though you see a problem with that. Did ? create many bad actors in our community?
There are certainly posts where the reaction has been used to mean, “What is this nonsense?” or some other similar negative connotation.
However, I don’t think it is a major issue either way. That being said, I don’t really see a way in which it could ever be helpful.
As someone who accidentally made an online situation weird, I agree that can be a bad idea, lol.
(To be clear, I’m using ironically.)
okay, keeping ? is a minority stake. I’m not too keen on it. But could we have an alternative neutral emoji to signify ‘curt but effective’ naysayers? It is much less damaging than down-voting or ?.