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Like/Dislike Button

Yes or No


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lxskllr

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My vote is neither. I feel they mainly have detriments with the only benefit being a brief dopamine hit when you get a like. Cheap thrills.
 

MasterBlaster

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That's what the poll's for.

Pretty sure sexuality doesn't factor into the decision, but I could be wrong.
 

cory

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Im all for gay folks, got some in my family. Just an expression
 

cory

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Not sure I've let it slip in their presence;)
 

Jed

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Gay men are horrible at tree work. Then again... gay women are not so bad considering the phsical weakness of their gender... I dunno, Corey... I'm on the fence on this one. A "like" button might work. Super gay, granted, but it just might work. I'm crazy like that.
 

frans

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.....and here we have the classic example of Internet forum dislocation. Or discombobulation, or mis-fire, ooor maybe the topic is a conspiracy!
 

squisher

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It ain't over yet. Apparently I might be gay? :D

A grumpy curmudgeon like myself could just sit here and dislike everything. How convenient!
 

lumberjack

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I voted for like only. In the trading community I'm a part of, we have "reactions" in the chatroom that are used a good bit to... well react to what was said without actually having to type something that isn't worth saying. Granted that's a chatroom where posts are less "permanent" than a forum (but still searchable), but I think that'd strength the case for a like button. There are well more than 100 "reactions" that can also be used as smilies/emoji/whatever. Most go unused.

There have been several posts here that I've read that I thought "I like this," but saying "I like this" as a post would be blather so it went unsaid.


Either way, it won't make or break me. :)


Here's an example of the last two posts with "reactions."
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MasterBlaster

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but saying "I like this" as a post would be blather so it went unsaid.
And therein lies the rub! On the one hand, someone might post blather, maybe they might say a lil more, but in the long run, it's still a post and a forum's post count is kinda important. Some people even think their post count is important. I'd just hate to see our posts decreased even more so than what it is already.

I voted neither but I don't really see any harm in a like button: it's the dislike one that causes forum strife.

The blather posts really only become a problem when blather posting is all that poster ever types. Everyone is entitled to a few blather posts once in a while, I would think. They can't all be literary works of art, like all my posts! ;)
 

MasterBlaster

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Just clicking a button isn't my definition of being involved in the forum, IMO. Lurkers can do that all day. All a high like count is good for is just the poster's ego.
 

Mick!

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What’s the difference between a like button and an emoji like��Or that clinking glass one you use, or that young girl twerking you were addicted to?

Place is on its arse anyway, give it a go.
 

MasterBlaster

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An emoticon shows up in the stats - likes don't. As long as the poster doesn't go overboard with emoticon posts, it shouldn't be a problem.
 
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