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Geoff.D
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Dear Admin - what about a "like"button?

Postby Geoff.D » 5 Jan 2018, 6:47pm

This is by way of an open letter to Admin.

I've often thought it would be good if there were a "like" button in our forum posts, similar to the "like" on facebook posts. It would allow me to acknowledge/thank a particular person's contribution, without having to post with quote. I know we get round it somewhat by posting "+1", but it's not quite the same.

Is it possible?

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Re: Dear Admin - what about a "like"button?

Postby Heltor Chasca » 5 Jan 2018, 6:50pm

Like

+1

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Re: Dear Admin - what about a "like"button?

Postby Geoff.D » 5 Jan 2018, 7:31pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:Like

+1


Of course, Heltor Chasca, there's only one response possible, to recognise your sense of fun, - "Like. +1".
But it's becoming a much overused cliche.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Manc33 » 19 Jan 2018, 1:54am

One of the reasons I left Facebook was because they removed the dislike option.

They must think we all wear rose tinted glasses.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Jan 2018, 6:01am

hondated wrote:Not being a technophobe, if that is the right way to describe it, I am not sure whether one day we will run out of space on this Forum.
If there is a possibility of that ever happening wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce the same sort of system that CycleChat use in providing various buttons to like dislike etc various contributions to threads.
This would also prevent many of us merely repeating what other forum members have already stated.

Would this be too difficult to introduce or not.


Often became a very cliquey form of bullying though

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby mjr » 19 Jan 2018, 11:29am

hondated wrote:If there is a possibility of that ever happening wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce the same sort of system that CycleChat use in providing various buttons to like dislike etc various contributions to threads.

CC has had at least two attempts at installing such a system but it's been removed every time and only the "Like" button remains. Disagreeing without explaining is actually against their site's rules, not that you'd know it sometimes.

Cunobelin wrote:Often became a very cliquey form of bullying though

No worse than the various people who post "+1" and similar to support other people's personal attacks. You need good moderators with good tools to stop bullying and I don't think CC's software gives their mods good tools.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Vorpal » 19 Jan 2018, 11:39am

Cunobelin wrote:Often became a very cliquey form of bullying though

cliquey and clicky :lol: :lol:
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Jan 2018, 6:48pm

Many of us are optimists, utopians, am I right?
Therefore there could be a LIKE button but there must be no dislike button
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby gaz » 20 Jan 2018, 10:46am

Add a Schrödinger button. Single press, 50/50 chance of like/dislike but you don't know which one you'll generate until after you've pushed it :mrgreen: .
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jan 2018, 10:51am

gaz wrote:Add a Schrödinger button. Single press, 50/50 chance of like/dislike but you don't know which one you'll generate until after you've pushed it :mrgreen: .


So, if I press it twice are the odds halved or doubled?
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby gaz » 20 Jan 2018, 11:06am

Single press. Like the poll options on the forum once you make your choice to press the button you can't have another go.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Jan 2018, 12:25pm

Vorpal wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Often became a very cliquey form of bullying though

cliquey and clicky :lol: :lol:


Boom, Boom!

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby RickH » 20 Jan 2018, 1:07pm

Manc33 wrote:One of the reasons I left Facebook was because they removed the dislike option.

They must think we all wear rose tinted glasses.

They brought back more choice but in a different form - if you hover over the like icon you now get 5 choices labelled as "Like", "Love", "Haha", "Wow", "Sad" & "Angry". So there is more than just like or dislike now & it seems to work OK.

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Manc33 » 20 Jan 2018, 6:59pm

RickH wrote:
Manc33 wrote:One of the reasons I left Facebook was because they removed the dislike option.

They must think we all wear rose tinted glasses.

They brought back more choice but in a different form - if you hover over the like icon you now get 5 choices labelled as "Like", "Love", "Haha", "Wow", "Sad" & "Angry". So there is more than just like or dislike now & it seems to work OK.


OK but it originally was OK before I left it, with just like and dislike.

I think there's overpaid managers with a lot of time on their hands working at places like Facebook, YouTube and so on. They have to be seen to be doing something, so they make changes and revamp things, but not necessarily for the better, that side of it is an afterthought if they can get away with it seeming like they improved something.

Usually there's umpteen staff members all saying why its not going to work before they do it but managers don't listen.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby soapbox » 1 Jul 2019, 8:21pm

Just like to add my pennyworth to this, after wondering why there aren't like/dislike buttons. I don't think dislike buttons would add anything to the forum, but like, or upticks, would. They are a way of agreeing with or endorsing a comment, creating a consensus of experience and knowledge that can be trusted, without cluttering up a thread with comments agreeing with the original post. For example, a post asking for advice can return a number of comments with conflicting advice, and the like or uptick facility would be an easy way of endorsing a comment simply and easily. The comment with most likes is the one that most people agree with, and therefore a reasonable endorsement of said comment. The Guardian uses likes only and it works well as a consensus indicator -I often use it when reading the 'Bicycle of the Week' articles on a Sunday.