Woo!

Calvin2008Brian
Calvin2008Brian Posts: 1,024 Member
edited February 2018 in Social Groups
Remember a while back when we discussed the buttons at the bottom of each post ... and there wasn't exactly a consensus on the purpose of the "Woo" button? Some thought woo was short for woo hoo!, while others thought it meant woo as in woo woo.

It turns out we're not the only MFPers to consider this important question: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10638502/the-woo-button/p1

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  • Jimb376mfp
    Jimb376mfp Posts: 6,200 Member
    I check in on the Chit Chat board and remember seeing lots of post about the Woo button! Probably millennials!!! LoL
  • linmueller
    linmueller Posts: 1,354 Member
    I didn't think it was negative, but i haven't been sure enough to ever use it. So i looked it up:

    Woo - See the support of or try to gain the love of.

    On the other hand, whoa would be negative.

    Whoa - stop

    So why do people think it's negative? Am i missing something (besides the conversation you guys had before that somebody referenced)?
  • minimyzeme
    minimyzeme Posts: 2,708 Member
    Nah--can't be negative. Aren't we all about positive reinforcement these days?

    Six pages of comments?? Really? I'd rather be fishing (or doing just about anything else). Good sleuthing Brian. Thanks for bringing this important issue to our attention. B)
  • Calvin2008Brian
    Calvin2008Brian Posts: 1,024 Member
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  • whathapnd
    whathapnd Posts: 1,213 Member
    If MFP wanted a button to represent pseudo-science, labeling it "OZ" would have been a better/more easily understood choice.

    I now believe Ric Flair was taunting his opponents by subtly implying they were merely pseudo-wrestlers. Genius.
  • Rachel0778
    Rachel0778 Posts: 1,701 Member
    From the millennial in the group, "woo" can be negative when in reference to something that is BS. Example: I would reference homeopathy, reflexology, reiki as all "woo".
  • myallforjcbill
    myallforjcbill Posts: 5,473 Member
    I never thought of it as negative
  • gadgetgirlIL
    gadgetgirlIL Posts: 1,381 Member
    I follow Science Babe, thus "woo" always has a negative connotation in my mind.
  • linmueller
    linmueller Posts: 1,354 Member
    Rachel0778 wrote: »
    From the millennial in the group, "woo" can be negative when in reference to something that is BS. Example: I would reference homeopathy, reflexology, reiki as all "woo".

    Thanks for shedding light on this, and making me feel old LOL
  • countcurt
    countcurt Posts: 593 Member
    Somehow I'm reminded of this interesting observation about English. Hint: forward to 2:00.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAGcDi0DRtU
  • misterhub
    misterhub Posts: 6,056 Member
    Woo has always been positive for me, as I see it as a diminution of woohoo.
  • 88olds
    88olds Posts: 4,447 Member
    In context of MFP, it’s surely a positive.

    I can Woo in a negative sense, but MFP doesn’t even have a basic thumbs down. That would come way before the negative Woo.

    MFP is the fantasy world of Its All Good.