Why reposting is good

Now, I'm quite used to hearing that things are evil. One might say it comes with the territory, but hear me out on this reposting issue. 

When people repost you, they are helping you find others in the community who relate to you. Let's say PastorMike posts an uplifting message and BadlyDrawnStickMan reposts it. People who don't know PastorMike but know Stickman will see the post as a friend's post. They might then say "hmm, this Pastor Mike sounds like the type of person who I want to connect with." Which means Pastor Mike can gain friends that he might not have had before. 

Of course, there is a certain etiquette to be observed with reposting and times when a comment is better than a repost. If someone shares a personal post with friends, one generally would not post that but rather leave them a comment and your best wishes. However since etiquette sometimes fails, you can turn off the repost option for those sort of posts. (There's also a Block button for those who truly don't understand etiquette)

But look through the thoughts blog listing and see how often people share a favorite song, a pleasant picture or an uplifting message. When you repost those, they are attributed back to the original poster. It says "hey, this person posted something I like and I want to share it and let you know who they are." When done right, it is a thoughtful thing to do. 

Luc

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Comments (6)

  1. MindLint

    Thanks for the etiquette lesson on Reposting. I knew most of it through common sense, but gained a new perspective on it. Doesn’t EVERYONE know and love PastorMike? (grin)

    July 01, 2012
    1. Lucifer_the_Morningstar

      Yes, he and the Stickman are famous! I shall not take their names in vain.

      July 01, 2012
      1. MindLint

        I have just recently begun to read Stickman and enjoy him. I have known PastorMike since day 1 here… and LOVE his stories.

        July 01, 2012
  2. Olla

    my only complaint is that you must uncheck the box.. so your post will automatically allow reposting unless you uncheck the box.. I think it should be the other way around.. but then.. this is a complaint I have with the way things are done everywhere i go these days.. one is AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED weather they want it or not UNLESS they remember to unenroll before they leave..

    July 01, 2012
    1. Lucifer_the_Morningstar

      Yes, I understand. I sometimes feel I could run things better if I were in charge of places. Alas, THAT didn’t go the way I expected it to.

      July 01, 2012
      1. Olla

        the best laid plans.. yes.. I am aware of your.. um.. challenges..

        July 02, 2012