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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:44 am

zhivago wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:25 am
.... I’d rather we all talked more.
I hear what you are saying.

I'm willing to talk more.

I've been shy and reticent for too long around here. It's time I came out of my shell, and with your encouragement, I think I can do it.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by rank » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:37 am

Larry Mal wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:44 am
I've been shy and reticent for too long around here. It's time I came out of my shell, and with your encouragement, I think I can do it.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by jakeisjake » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:17 am

Larry Mal wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:44 am
zhivago wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:25 am
.... I’d rather we all talked more.
I hear what you are saying.

I'm willing to talk more.

I've been shy and reticent for too long around here. It's time I came out of my shell, and with your encouragement, I think I can do it.
if we had a like button, i'd like this.

i like your picture, too
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:19 am

Thanks buddy! That's me and the Goofs. I thought I'd get a more recent picture up.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by eggwheat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:34 pm

Against it.

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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Singlebladepickup » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Against it as well. Which two are goofs?

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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:44 pm

Singlebladepickup wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Which two are goofs?
Depends on who you ask at any given time.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:22 pm

shadowplay wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 am
Personally I'd worry that having a like button might start to erode the amount of conversations. Perhaps I've read too much dystopian fiction but I worry about a slide into button pushing instead of longform contributions.
COMPLETELY agree. Can't stand all the little social media-like trappings. I prefer people engaging in real conversations instead of reducing them to buttons.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Telemnemonics » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:22 am

shadowplay wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 am
Personally I'd worry that having a like button might start to erode the amount of conversations. Perhaps I've read too much dystopian fiction but I worry about a slide into button pushing instead of longform contributions. However I'm not a Facebooker and I'm probably misunderstanding how these things work.

On the plus side anything that kills the vapid +1 or my all time OSG hate, the meme as reply, would always be welcome.

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I get the sense of the hope that one who would hit like will instead post a response to indicate the liking.
Being new here I'm wondering where everybody is?

I've been a TDPRI member since 2010 and we only got the like button a couple of years ago.
I didn't see a reduction in posting, and the like function may have made it easier to quote and comment, because you could like the post you quoted and have less of a chance of sounding like your comment was argumentative.
Or not like it and then run the risk of appearing to disagree due to pointing out a different viewpoint.
I can live without the likes, and maybe a sense of comradery will grow just fine without that little plug.

I don't use emoji's though, so maybe I need to learn some new tricks!
No memes either...

One thing I wonder if i need to be concerned about:
It was implied in an early quote that OSG members are "level headed".
Can't say I'm entirely so, will that be a problem?

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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Jay » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:17 pm

I'm a member of another forum that has a like button. It has one positive I can find... it eliminates the need for people to feel they need to go "me too" or "+1." Unfortunately, it's mostly turned the place into a popularity contest. The users who carry the most influence in the community at large, will gather a ton of likes from people regardless what they post—and so you get a hive mind clique-y thing going on that I find incredibly annoying.

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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by Futuron » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:59 am

I agree ^








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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by windmill » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:09 am

+1

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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by oid » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:17 am

A like button which does not tally up likes and give scores seems as if it solves the issues raised by both sides does it not?

I could see some use in that.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by jakeisjake » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:38 pm

oid wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:17 am
A like button which does not tally up likes and give scores seems as if it solves the issues raised by both sides does it not?

I could see some use in that.
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Re: How about a "like" button for posts?

Post by oid » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:40 pm

see, we would have already saved one useless post cluttering up this thread.
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