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Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by Janne, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Janne

    Janne Bushcrafter through and through

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    Would there be a possibility to add a button called 'like" ?

    Or a symbol,

    Sometimes I do not want to add a post that confirms I like or agree with a post, pressing a button "like" would be nice!
     
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    if you add a "like" you certainly need a dislike/disagree too. feedback is not always positive, but always valuable. A few words can give pointers or direction for all of us. if its too much effort to comment then don't, I don't post to see how many people like or comment, I'm sure that most others don't either. its about what interests you not about popularity and self gratification about how much appreciation you get for typing something.
     
  3. Toddy

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    Sorry, cross posted with lou1661, who makes a good clear argument :)

    We had huge issues with a like/ rep button in the past. It became an enormous headache for the mods and totally discouraged many others. It became sycophantic with a generally troublesome group of folks pretty much abusing it and being Liked for truly stupid things, just to boost their rep count.

    So, the final decision was that the forum thrives on conversation. It only takes a moment to type a few works of agreement or approval/disapproval, or discussion, and it encourages others to post…and no Like or Rep button.

    Those who had the highest rep counts (earned, not artificially boosted) just shrugged and said they were fine with it, so no problems.

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  4. lou1661

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    Wow, no one has ever said that before, mind if I have that as an epitaph? and a like button. :lmao:
     
  5. Nice65

    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    If I remember correctly, this has come up before and the feeling was if anyone liked a post enough they'd make comment, thus adding to the forum.
     
  6. Janne

    Janne Bushcrafter through and through

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    Lots of forums have that feature, and it seems to work well.
     
  7. Toddy

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    :D
    You're too young to be thinking of epitaphs :D
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  8. Toddy

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    ….and some forums have enormous great lists of names of people who 'liked' every blooming post.
    Some forums have long running disputes and some are very discouraging of wider ranging topics.
    Some are very adult, some are very quiet, some are very busy. They're all different.

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  9. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    I'd rather not see the forum turn into the 'like' clickathon of facebook. As already said, much better for people to engage in conversation rather just just clicking on posts which adds nothing of value
     
  10. Janne

    Janne Bushcrafter through and through

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    Got it, it was tried but not liked!

    Thanks for the explanation!
     
  11. petrochemicals

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    My opi ion is you can like anything, but how about a thanks button instead ? If you say thanks it only shows thanks, without POLITICS :rage:coming into it because of weight of numbers
     
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    I think I'd prefer that tbh.
    I am trying very hard to be positive about all the changes, and that includes the Like button. I'm very much in two minds about it but so far it seems to be causing neither grief nor controversy, so we'll hope.
    I do like the 'thanks' idea though, so that instead of clicking that I liked something that made me laugh, or I agreed with or admired, it would only get a click if I was thanking someone for the posted information....or somesuch thing.

    :dunno:
    I think Admin/Lithril has quite enough on his ToDo list for the moment though.

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  13. Nice65

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    He's probably governed by the XenForo software too M. I'd imagine it's a case of we keep Like, or lose Like.

    I'm fine with it as Like, I use another forum with it and it works fine. You know, see a pic of Fenna with a pink spork, no comment is needed, but a Like the post just gives a nod in its direction. I'm fairly sure John is not going to be lapping up the love and becoming egotistical, but will accept the nudge in good humour. As an example of course.
     
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    I just "Liked" that post!:rolleyes:
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Like this you mean?
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    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    That's the sort of thing, though I have seen a more disturbing image that I try not to dwell on. :)
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    This one perhaps? ;)

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    Or this one?

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    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    No, I'm afraid it was much more frightening than any of those. The theme is ballet. I cannot speak further for fear of another of my 'episodes'.
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Oh you mean this one :D

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