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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby 661-Pete » 2 Jul 2019, 1:05am

Please NO! No "Like/Dislike" buttons. They are pointless and may spawn trouble. Let people keep it to themselves, whether they like or dislike a post.

Believe me, I speak from experience back on the astronomy forums, years ago.

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Jul 2019, 5:22am

Plus One! Please to report from your travels, have you been able to practise your Welsh down there? Are the people friendly? Does one be sure not to mention the Malvinas?
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby mjr » 2 Jul 2019, 8:57am

brynpoeth wrote:Plus One! Please to report from your travels, have you been able to practise your Welsh down there? Are the people friendly? Does one be sure not to mention the Malvinas?

Oh, the irony! A post with a "like" combined with off-topic rambling, objecting to the idea of "like"s! :lol:
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby 661-Pete » 4 Jul 2019, 2:46am

mjr wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Plus One! Please to report from your travels, have you been able to practise your Welsh down there? Are the people friendly? Does one be sure not to mention the Malvinas?

Oh, the irony! A post with a "like" combined with off-topic rambling, objecting to the idea of "like"s! :lol:

To be fair, I added my off-topic rambling bit in italics, in brackets - so as to make it clear that people could skip over that bit. And I still think we don't need the 'like' button. I don't mind the "+1"s though I rarely post them myself.

[Off topic: no, not that part of Argentina: and luckily my Spanish is a tad better than my Welsh which is confined to Bore Da and Iechyd Da. And unwise to utter the word "Falklands" out loud. We did visit and take pics of the Malvinas war memorial in San Juan.]
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Jul 2019, 3:24am

We already have polls, mine have up to ten possible answers, sometimes one may choose more than one, may even change one's vote later*, that should be enough, it is much more than 'like/unlike'

*that could have been a way out of This Madness :?
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