I think a "thanks button" would remove a lot of the crap - as instead of endless posts of "+1" or "thanks" the OP's post would have a rating (thanked 10 times) - no other posts needed. Or was that the point you were making?Forum: - an open place for discussion.
It's great having finally a broad spectrum of folk engage with without having to wade through a morass of meaningless pap which breaks up the discussion.
It would depend on how it would theoretically be implemented. If it was just a number at the top of the thread bar (which views kind of does already then I don't see it being a problem. But on all the boards 've been on it's someone starts a thread and then most of the page/pages are taken up with an almost vacant reply box with a "thumbs up" emoticon or "Thanks" with the odd reply thrown in. It makes for pretty sterile reading where as here there is a vibrancy and folk aren't just clicking a button to exercise their index finger.I think a "thanks button" would remove a lot of the crap - as instead of endless posts of "+1" or "thanks" the OP's post would have a rating (thanked 10 times) - no other posts needed. Or was that the point you were making?
LOL - yes I'll tend to open up my gob, often to stick my feet in it. Sometimes though - say a user asks for a recommendation, an easy way of tracking +1's may be handy. I'm not fussed either way to be honest.You seem to like a good discussion and a bit of banter, would you rather be having an active discussion or reading what's effectively a roster of who showed up that day?
Not to me.Same meat, different gravy
Yes a counter may be handy I would just hate to see folk drift away from here due it becoming stilted. It's kind of a last bastion for old stick in the mud readers and writers who happen to have a very high skill level coupled with a lot of good feeling. Plus the active discussion help us form views. There are one or two who I would've quite gladly taken by the metaphorical throat when I first encountered them here who I now find through chatting away to be firm and valued friends.LOL - yes I'll tend to open up my gob, often to stick my feet in it. Sometimes though - say a user asks for a recommendation, an easy way of tracking +1's may be handy. I'm not fussed either way to be honest.
Can you enable a Thanks button on your Bushcraftblacksmith,wordress Blog? Though there is some nice comments from folk.Not to me.
I just think its a nice way to say thanks to the post and you can easily see pertinent post instead of the usual "good point" "I agree" "+1! etc that add nothing to the thread.
It's not about liking someone its to say thank you for sharing information.
BTW if people don't like seeing the big list under a post it must mean lots of people click the thanks button so it must work. If people didn't like the idea they don't have to click it.
I personally can't see the harm in a "Thanks" (NOT LIKE :aargh4 button. Answering or commenting "+1" etc on the post takes up a shed load more room than a list of thanks people would (I'm thinking bandwidth and storage room here) and quickly takes folks off the point the thread was trying to make - like this one has with the talk about like and dislike buttons
Hi ToddyMay I ask ?
How come you'll both comment on a thread like this, but find it difficult to do so on the other ones ?
From my point of view, if you can join this conversation, then there's no reason why you can't join the others; no reason why you should not feel included, and no reason to remain silent.
Unlike a spoken conversation, all posts are 'heard', even when everyone's commenting at the same time.
Yes those are good. The only downside is that they still require a separate post; again, needlessly upping both the post count and the thread length.::
Just a couple of emoticons in the list we can use..
So what your problem.... just put them up... no button needed...