It can be taken any way, dependent on the individuals psycy. but in general it will be seen as something positive. And dish out a positive feeling to the poster. And therefore is more likley to garner, a reponse. It should increase familiarity, friendships, like minded people to come together. And greater conversation. Its a nod, or a wink, or an I agree. Whatever it is its positive. I read a lot of things and think um yeh yeh, but dont type anything, because thats un-needed. Because I already know it. But If I agree with it. I'll tick it. Reinforcement, always strengthens a persons confidence, and we must remember there no 'tone' on the internet.I don't know the answer to the like button at the moment but I'm going to play Devil's advocate for a minute. If we click Like instead typing thanks, does that keep more relevant content in a thread rather than diluting it with Thanks? I do see what you're saying and I will look at whether we can remove it or not but we're going to need to think about whether it's useful. Let me know what you think.
I admit I do that tooNow you see I'd probably just have a personal chuckle and maybe post afor a comment like that
End of the day it's a case of each to their own.All this stuff about not having it, because friends will only tick up friends is narrow minded. And possibly what leads to incinuations of cliquiness.
If you have an idea, and you're new, share it. And we will encourage you.
That's high on my list, I just need to find a collection to import.The lack of the full menu of smiley face emoji is a real shame. The old forum had one of the fullest and best selections of any forum I have been on. When trying to communicate thoughts and feelings beyond mere words, they were really handy. Poking hornets nests and beating dead horses said so much!
And that about sums it up. People will use or not use the like button as they want. Dave.I see your point about about it encouraging people in their posts, and completely agree about how frustrating it can be when posts go unanswered.Each to their own mate. each to their own. Do what you want . I'll still be here.