Nicholas Lukowiak


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Why and when do you decide to like either a comment or conversation?

What qualities or attributes about a comment or conversation, do you just want to be like "I am going to :like: that!"

I know there are conversations about "what makes a good debate," I felt most took those discussions with an objective mindset. Let's narrow it down to TED. On when is the most likely time you will support someone's post?

There is a sense of 'promoting' others by liking them, even giving them credit (bad pun), but what is the trick to getting you to :like: someone's post?

This 'question' can definitely help out the community of TEDsters who use the conversation boards regularly. I been posting on them myself for a year or two now and since then, a lot of people have come and gone - from super active to complete stop in participation. Great minds have passively come through these conversation boards. Individuals I quote from time to time in short pieces, because they inspired me.

So, let this question help you, help everyone inspire more people!

What matters most?!
Semantic Usage
General Beliefs

A mixture? What's the BIG mix?

If I had to simplify my thoughts, I look to :like: comments who are able to be multidimensional and divergent with their comments. Which allows more people to understand what they mean.

I :like: conversations when I get to have a good discussion in them or if the question has the qualities of the above; the ability to be responded to in diverse ways.


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    Mar 28 2013: I would give thumbs up to a thoughtful contribution to the discussion at hand, even if I disagree with the position the person is taking. I appreciate sound arguments and the sharing of evidence, including links that allow me to verify for myself the evidence being put forward.
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      Mar 29 2013: Fritz! You are definitely a large contributor to the conversation boards as well as someone I do not skip over reading.

      Thanks for commenting!
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    Mar 27 2013: Super-tough, Nicholas. Some questions you can feel the person has reached that question by having the question come up in their own life-situations, and you can see why they would want answers. That's meaningful, because you feel your answer will mean something to them emotionally as well as intellectually.

    In general, I probably like a question that involves both more abstract thought and yet has practical relevance to life.

    Some questions you can see they really are important, they aren't just talking about trivial things, they are talking about issues and concerns that many of us struggle with in one form or another.
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    Mar 29 2013: Dear Nicholas,
    Like TED, I too can not give away my secret criteria ;-):-)
    For me its about lifting the spirit of our fellow human and being uplifted. So conversations and comments that are genuine, encouraging and thoughtful inspire me. I have appreciated reading your insightful comments.
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    Mar 28 2013: I am generally attracted to conversations that are logical, and engage people's thoughts, ones that require us to actually think about what we are going to write before we do. Conversations that pose questions about self or institution would get my attention because of my interest in those topics.
    I tend to like comments that are generally in line with my own thought process. However, a sound argument also tend to win me over, regardless of the position it takes.
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    Mar 31 2013: Entries that have shorter description, are not begging the question, logically formed, and interesting. Note that interesting is variable from one to the other.
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    Mar 28 2013: You know, it is difficult to think interestingly, creatively and originally always. But when I see that someone has posted my thoughts before I could do it, I like it.
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      Mar 29 2013: I always enjoy the things you had to say Pabi.

      Definitely, your statement is why I usually like your comments.
  • Mar 28 2013: I gave comments on those topics because I thought I had my own understanding of the topics.Meanwhile I gave thumb up to those comments since I were inspired by what they shared or for some comments sounded you heard your favorite sound music from their sharing.
  • Mar 31 2013: When the header plucks at the strings of interest.