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Offline The Equalizer

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'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« on: December 13, 2011, 12:54:00 PM »
Would it be possible for the already overworked WhiteJC to schwang up a couple of buttons so that us forumites can like or dislike other poster's comments?

Kind of a la Facebook.

Offline Ron Sheepskin

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 01:10:53 PM »
Schwang???????

My new favourite word, right now. <like>

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 02:00:12 PM »
Would it be possible for the already overworked WhiteJC to schwang up a couple of buttons so that us forumites can like or dislike other poster's comments?

Kind of a la Facebook.

Surely the best way to express like or dislike is by posting a reasoned argument for or against the post, rather than resorting to an electronic form of the "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" from the Roman arenas?


.....by the way, I read somewhere lately that the "Thumbs" signal was used in the opposite way that we all thought for ages....so that "Finish him off" was conveyed by the "Thumbs up" sign.

Quite an important sign to get right !
« Last Edit: December 13, 2011, 02:04:15 PM by ron »


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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 02:31:48 PM »
Would it be possible for the already overworked WhiteJC to schwang up a couple of buttons so that us forumites can like or dislike other poster's comments?

Kind of a la Facebook.


I'm in the process of upgrading the site to SMF ver 2, I'll have a look at what can be added

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 02:40:18 PM »
Would it be possible for the already overworked WhiteJC to schwang up a couple of buttons so that us forumites can like or dislike other poster's comments?

Kind of a la Facebook.

Should this go to the floor, I'm not in favour of it I hasten to add. This board functions so well because people, for the most part, use words not symbols (might be a sign of age but I hate it when people festoon their posts with 'hilarious' smiley faces et al).

What I would like to see, whilst we're on the subject, is a Top button. Once I've posted this, it'll be on my screen, but what I want to do is go to the top and hit the Show unread posts...button.

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 09:03:54 AM »
Would it be possible for the already overworked WhiteJC to schwang up a couple of buttons so that us forumites can like or dislike other poster's comments?

Kind of a la Facebook.

Should this go to the floor, I'm not in favour of it I hasten to add. This board functions so well because people, for the most part, use words not symbols (might be a sign of age but I hate it when people festoon their posts with 'hilarious' smiley faces et al).

What I would like to see, whilst we're on the subject, is a Top button. Once I've posted this, it'll be on my screen, but what I want to do is go to the top and hit the Show unread posts...button.

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 09:13:31 AM »
...sorry Eq, I'm personally against it. Bearing in mind that usually on facebook you are commenting on what friends or family say, on here we do not know other members other than through one common link, in my view such 'buttons' would lead to pride and prejudice.

Re the smileys/emoticons, excessive use, in particular of one type is frowned upon (see rules of this MB) and if seen or notified will be removed by a mod...

Offline dweiss

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 10:52:41 AM »
I don't think that it would be helpful for the general relationship of the members of the forum if we are going to put up like and dislike buttons on posts. Simply put, it would cause tension between members who are going to be on the receiving end of everything.

And as the forum progresses, it would be just about being able to comment and say your piece in response to what has been posted, right?

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Re: 'Like' and 'Dislike' buttons
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 12:24:21 PM »

I have to come down on the side of the dissenters in this. Both for the reasons already stated, and also we have made a firm effort to avoid 'popularity' contests on this site, as they can become divisive, in much the same way as the disastrous 'top 5' posters the offal had for a while, before they realized how much of a living monster it had become.