ratioed is either when a post (typically a tweet on Twitter) receives more replies than likes (greater than 1 ratio of replies to likes) or when a reply to (presumably disagreeing with) a post receives significantly (a multiplier of) more likes than the post itself, both indicating that the original post stated something likely incorrect or perhaps very unpopular.
- This term typically only applies to platforms for posts where there even is an ability to like a post that is clearly an easier action to take than writing a reply, indicating that many more people decided it was worth the time and energy to write a reply than simply click a like button.
- Example of a ratioed tweet, 5x+ replies/likes: https://twitter.com/drdrew/status/1379081137855688710
- "These vaccine passports segregate people and strip them of their freedom to travel internationally. Vaccinations are important, and I encourage everyone to get the Covid vaccine, but how would you feel if international travel also required other vaccinations?" @drdrew April 5, 2021
- ^^ ratio is visible in the reply-context of this tweet: https://twitter.com/todgoldberg/status/1379138222274404355
- "When I was a kid and you were on Loveline, you were often a voice of reason in an unjust world. And then I guess you fell and hit your head on something? Have you ever traveled outside of Pasadena?" @todgoldberg April 5, 2021
- Counterpoint: 2019-10-21 The Atlantic: Only Cowards Don’t Get Ratioed / If everyone always agrees with you, you’re doing it wrong.
- Brainstorming: quote variant, when a post (tweet) receives far more quotings (quote tweets) than likes,
- e.g. https://twitter.com/uncle_veek/status/1385975587202736128 (On 2021-04-24, ~4k quote tweets, ~1k likes). Needs cropped screenshot of responses section of tweet permalink (no need to include tweet content text or photo).