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Title: "Like" button on posts
Post by: MinZaPint on September 25, 2013, 11:46:08 AM
I frequently find that when I'm having a quick browse and haven't time to post a reply, that a like button in recognition of someone's modelling skills or financial dexterity in acquiring models would be very useful. the "Thank you" is fine when receiving help and replies to questions. Just my an idea.

David
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Tank on September 25, 2013, 01:27:23 PM
I tend to think that people use the 'Thank You' as a 'Like' button'.  I will look into installing a 'like' feature though if members would like it.  Please have your say folks!
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: FeelixTC on September 25, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
I also use "Thank You" in place of 'Like', but it would be nice to have both choices

Mitch
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: GeeBee on September 25, 2013, 02:03:55 PM
Hi, I have not been on the site for a few weeks (Illness) but I think a Like button is a good idea
Regards Graham
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Griffo on September 25, 2013, 04:16:27 PM
I concur, both buttons would be smashing!
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: MikeDunn on September 25, 2013, 04:25:06 PM
Personally - I don't see the point ...

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 - and a "can't be arsed" button too ...  After all, if the original post you want to "like" doesn't interest you enough to actually reply to it in the first place, why bother at all ?

Mike
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: AndyGif on September 25, 2013, 04:26:54 PM
But let's not go button mad, like RMWeb has.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: FeelixTC on September 25, 2013, 04:30:25 PM
Not even an 'add button' button?
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Mike W on September 25, 2013, 04:33:13 PM
I kind of figured that if you were thanking somebody, you could just be thanking them for posting and therefore you like what they have posted?

Can't cope with too many buttons!
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: kevin141 on September 25, 2013, 06:58:17 PM
make it like thank you button as this is how i use it
kevin
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: PLD on September 25, 2013, 07:13:05 PM
But let's not go button mad, like RMWeb has.
Can I have an "I Agree button" for that post please  :P
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Cooper on September 25, 2013, 08:46:20 PM
But let's not go button mad, like RMWeb has.
Can I have an "I Agree button" for that post please  :P

I agree we need a like button please!
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Sprintex on September 26, 2013, 04:39:41 AM
Personally - I don't see the point ...

We already have a button - why not just use that, or give it a rename to "Thanks/Like"?

Agree 100% with that :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Pengi on September 26, 2013, 06:35:23 AM
But let's not go button mad, like RMWeb has.
Can I have an "I Agree button" for that post please  :P
an "I agree" smiley might be useful
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: AndyGif on September 26, 2013, 09:03:52 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:
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Newportnobby 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 :-[
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: red_death 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
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Geoff 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.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: H 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).

H.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: EtchedPixels 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.

"If you can't think of anything nice to say don't say anything" as they say.

Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Sprintex on September 26, 2013, 11:00:43 AM
Err, I'm not sure Mike was actually serious about the 'can't be arsed' button . . .


Paul
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Dorsetmike 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)
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: MikeDunn 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)
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Sprintex 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:


Paul
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: FeelixTC on September 26, 2013, 11:19:18 AM
In that case; why do we need a 'Thank You' button?
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: MikeDunn on September 26, 2013, 11:42:46 AM
In that case; why do we need a 'Thank You' button?
Beats me !!!  >:D
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: H 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.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: AndyGif on September 26, 2013, 11:51:50 AM
see now where's that petrol can button when you want it.......
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: FeelixTC 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.

'Like'
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Graham Boak 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.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Tank on September 26, 2013, 07:07:57 PM
Thanks folks.  I'll get the button changed to 'Like/Thank You' so that it does the same thing. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Mr Sprue on September 27, 2013, 09:26:26 AM
Why not just simply rename it "Appreciate" button? That word covers thanked and liked!

Appreciate definition, to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness,liked.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 27, 2013, 11:46:17 AM
Can't we just label it "Moo"

then people can ascribe whatever they like to its meaning
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Newportnobby on September 27, 2013, 12:45:20 PM
Can't we just label it "Moo"

then people can ascribe whatever they like to its meaning

 :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on September 27, 2013, 02:56:41 PM
Can't we just label it "Moo"

then people can ascribe whatever they like to its meaning

Good call.  Or perhaps the "ACME Utility Button"?
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: MinZaPint on September 27, 2013, 05:17:51 PM
Can't we just label it "Moo"

then people can ascribe whatever they like to its meaning

Good call.  Or perhaps the "ACME Utility Button"?

Oh the "Acne" utility button that would be spot on!
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: mereman on October 07, 2013, 03:15:41 PM
Can't we just label it "Moo"

then people can ascribe whatever they like to its meaning

One problem with this. Wouldn't silly moo get a bit confused as to why we keep calling her :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Agrafarfan on October 20, 2013, 09:16:20 PM
How about a reward for a certain amount of thankyous you receive, say you get so much amount of thankyous you get a chocolate bar or sweets or something.  :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: scotsoft on October 20, 2013, 10:23:24 PM
How about a reward for a certain amount of thankyous you receive, say you get so much amount of thankyous you get a chocolate bar or sweets or something.  :thumbsup:

Ian

You would have to exclude the moderating team as on average we all help a few people everyday so we rack them quite quickly  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Newportnobby on October 20, 2013, 11:15:05 PM
How about a reward for a certain amount of thankyous you receive, say you get so much amount of thankyous you get a chocolate bar or sweets or something.  :thumbsup:

Ian

You would have to exclude the moderating team as on average we all help a few people everyday so we rack them quite quickly  ;)

cheers John.

Awwww - I'll take any choccy going :(
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Sprintex on October 20, 2013, 11:24:39 PM
Me too!!  :P


Paul
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Bealman on October 21, 2013, 07:24:47 AM
A blue Pullman would be ok, made of choccy, of course  :'(
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Caz on October 21, 2013, 03:52:46 PM
What is this obsession about then George, is it because it's blue, Pullman or both?   :-X
Title: Re: "Like" button on posts
Post by: Bealman on October 23, 2013, 02:15:11 AM
It's just a male thing, Caz - I intended to pick one up on my trip but never did  :'( :'(

He said, waiting for the sympathy calls....
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