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Author Topic: "Like" button on posts  (Read 2667 times)

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2013, 09:50:07 am »
a match and can of petrol button would be useful, of course the mods would then need some sort of fire extinguisher process or sprinkler system.....  :rain:

This Mod is of an age to have his own sprinkler system :-[

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2013, 10:27:03 am »
I agree with the OP - Like and Thank You are sufficiently different (to me) to warrant different buttons. I don't use the Thank You button to express liking something and equally I don't want to add a "me too" post.

Though I also agree that we don't want to go down the many button route!

Cheers, Mike



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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2013, 10:43:01 am »
Surely a like button and a thank you button stops you from posting a thanks or a like for the comment in a thread, this is what forums are all about hence I like that because or thank you because, are these buttons just not making us lazy in giving our opinions.

Just my thoughts.
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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2013, 10:45:18 am »

Otherwise we need a "dislike" button as well - and a "can't be arsed" button too ...


Not so sure that would be a good idea. If you 'can't be arsed' surely you wouldn't be bothered enough to click on a button labelled as such. Likewise if you don't want to say 'thank you' or 'like' (which are different) then simply don't click on either. 'Dislike' and 'disagree' buttons are likely to encourage negativity and cause arguments plus would overdo the number of buttons (IMO).

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2013, 10:55:43 am »
Not so sure that would be a good idea.

Thats odd.. I'm agreeing with 'H'  ;) on this.

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2013, 11:00:43 am »
Err, I'm not sure Mike was actually serious about the 'can't be arsed' button . . .


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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2013, 11:06:31 am »
Nothing will replace a proper response giving a reason for the like/dislike/agree/disagree otherwise we start getting all trendy like farcebook (although one  system I liked was a pair of buttons, + and -  which clocked a counter  that displayed as +x or -x)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 11:09:48 am by Dorsetmike »
Cheers MIKE


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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2013, 11:07:52 am »
"If you can't think of anything nice to say don't say anything" as they say.
So why have a button to show you couldn't think of anything nice to say ?  Are we here really like sheep, that we have to click "like" ?

If we do, it'll be getting more & more like FarceBook ...  We've survived I don't know how many years without a "like" button - why copy other places ?  If you "like" something, come out & say it properly !  Don't just click a silly button.  To my mind, it just shows a dumbing-down ... :thumbsdown: - one that is evident enough in the general populace given the utter garbage generally on TV.

Err, I'm not sure Mike was actually serious about the 'can't be arsed' button . . .
Good to see at least one person got my drift !  :thumbsup:  (hmmm, where's the "like" button when you need it ?  >:D)

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2013, 11:15:41 am »
We've survived I don't know how many years without a "like" button - why copy other places ?  If you "like" something, come out & say it properly !  Don't just click a silly button.  To my mind, it just shows a dumbing-down ... :thumbsdown: - one that is evident enough in the general populace given the utter garbage generally on TV.

Amen to that  :thumbsup:


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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2013, 11:19:18 am »
In that case; why do we need a 'Thank You' button?

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2013, 11:42:46 am »
In that case; why do we need a 'Thank You' button?
Beats me !!!  >:D

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2013, 11:49:02 am »


Err, I'm not sure Mike was actually serious about the 'can't be arsed' button . . .


Good to see at least one person got my drift !


Hmm, I'm not so sure that is entirely true. Sure, the 'can't be arsed' is just a ruse (which I'm sure everyone got) but you did actually post: "We already have  a button - why not just use that, or give it a rename to "Thanks/Like"? Otherwise we need a "dislike" button as well"

However, the issue is AFAISI (from the OP) that 'thanks' and 'like' are not the same - which it seems at least a few here are able enough to realise. The need for other negative buttons is simply a no-no but the splitting of the 'Thank you' button has merit.

Personally I'd rather someone click a 'thanks' or 'like' button than clutter up the forum with repetitious 'me too' posts (often with a host of unnecessary bouncing smilies, waving flags and dancing emoticons) that add nothing new to the discussion or neither makes an interesting point. But that's just me. Others may just click the 'Like' and/or the 'Thank you' button.  ;)

H.

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2013, 11:51:50 am »
see now where's that petrol can button when you want it.......

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2013, 11:57:20 am »

Personally I'd rather someone click a 'thanks' or 'like' button than clutter up the forum with repetitious 'me too' posts (often with a host of unnecessary bouncing smilies, waving flags and dancing emoticons) that add nothing new to the discussion or neither makes an interesting point. But that's just me. Others may just click the 'Like' and/or the 'Thank you' button.  ;)

H.

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Re: "Like" button on posts
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2013, 02:41:52 pm »
I'm with H on reducing otherwise empty postings.  However, I'm not so sure that "Like" and "Thank you" buttons are significantly different.  If you liked a posting, without having anything particular to add, then "Thank you" (for posting) says that as equally well as "Like".  If you have some extra reason for thanking the poster (perhaps because he has answered your specific question), that need not be shared with the rest of us, then a personal message is more appropriate anyway.

Stick with one button, thank you.  Call it what you like.

 

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