"Like" Button?

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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby PerRock » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:58 pm

TrainWatcher wrote:No, it would either be over used or neglected. This isn't Facebook.


I rolled out a Like/Dislike feature onto my forum www.amtraktrainz.co.cc and it is neither abused nor neglected. I mainly put it on for people to like screenshots & pics. However I have noticed it being used in areas where a regular user cannot port but can read (such as the announcements area). It was also implemented as a somewhat coding trial for myself (the admin) as I was planning on incorporating it into the download section, but that didn't work as planned.

As a person who posts a fair bit of screenshots over there I like it because it gives me a sense that people have actually seen my pictures and think their good, as I sometimes get the feeling that no one is paying any attention to me.

However I have noticed that most "older" railfans (idk, 30+ maybe 35+) tend to dislike anything that bears any resemblance to facebook.

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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby gonzojoe » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:26 pm

Could we get a "don't give a #&*@% " button!
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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:02 pm

gonzojoe wrote:Could we get a "don't give a #&*@% " button!


If a LIKE button (of any sort is added), one of ^these^ should be added as well. 8)
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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby AARR » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:03 am

Im in favor of a "Like" button. I support MQT's mission in life to be the most irrelevant poster :lol:
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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:25 am

Several people including me were doing this:

*Like*

...or something like that. So, I thought maybe there is a way for zack to just have a button! Well, the thread ran for a few days, and the outcome is "NO" apparently. Honestly, I really don't care at this point.
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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby CSX_CO » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:37 am

MQT3001 wrote:Several people including me were doing this:

*Like*

...or something like that. So, I thought maybe there is a way for zack to just have a button! Well, the thread ran for a few days, and the outcome is "NO" apparently. Honestly, I really don't care at this point.


Or, just don't post 'like' and waste peoples time having to scroll though it. I assume that 'no' comments means people generally like what they see. I don't need my ego stroked or have some complex where I need to know people 'like' me. Constructive criticism, corrections, or other 'tid bits' of knowledge add to a thread. The "GR8T SHOTS KEEP EM COMING" does not.

Posting "like" adds nothing to the thread, does not simulate the transfer of knowledge or information, and is usually just a way to increase the pointless post count.

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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby Y@ » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:13 pm

CSX_CO wrote:Or, just don't post 'like' and waste peoples time having to scroll though it. I assume that 'no' comments means people generally like what they see. I don't need my ego stroked or have some complex where I need to know people 'like' me. Constructive criticism, corrections, or other 'tid bits' of knowledge add to a thread. The "GR8T SHOTS KEEP EM COMING" does not.

Posting "like" adds nothing to the thread, does not simulate the transfer of knowledge or information, and is usually just a way to increase the pointless post count.

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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby AARR » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:14 pm

CSX_CO wrote:Or, just don't post 'like' and waste peoples time having to scroll though it. I assume that 'no' comments means people generally like what they see. I don't need my ego stroked or have some complex where I need to know people 'like' me. Constructive criticism, corrections, or other 'tid bits' of knowledge add to a thread. The "GR8T SHOTS KEEP EM COMING" does not.

Posting "like" adds nothing to the thread, does not simulate the transfer of knowledge or information, and is usually just a way to increase the pointless post count.

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I suffer from very low self-esteem so I personally like it when at least one person ackownledges I took the time to post some info/pic/vid. I agree that posting "Like" does not satisfy my need to be accepted and I want a little more than that but if nothing is posted I feel embarrassed, neglected, and unwanted. :wink:

Seriously, when someone takes the time to post good info, a nice picture, or a video I am not opposed to someone posting their appreciation :) I won't hold it against them.
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Re: "Like" Button?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:27 pm

Y@ wrote:WORD.



Just for the sake of arguing, I'm going to suggest a compromise and the adding of a "WORD" button. :twisted:
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