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Should we add a "like" system to posts (not users) to "upvote" noteworthy/good posts?

Yes
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No
15 (41.7%)

Total Members Voted: 36

Voting closed: March 17, 2019, 12:56:33 pm

  

Author Topic: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?  (Read 1259 times)

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2019, 05:14:24 pm »
You two will get to hug it out at ZapCon. Canít wait!!!
Yeah we're going to have a blast! I can already tell Gil is good peeps.
Besides, I'm a lot less cranky IRL. Especially with a little bourbon in me.  :cheers:

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2019, 05:28:10 pm »
You two will get to hug it out at ZapCon. Canít wait!!!
Yeah we're going to have a blast! I can already tell Gil is good peeps.
Besides, I'm a lot less cranky IRL. Especially with a little bourbon in me.  :cheers:

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2019, 06:23:00 pm »
I think its funny anyone thinks a Like button will improve the quality of the posts.  Cause its worked so well for Facebook.
I'm going to reply to you directly, since this was a shot at me.  ...

opt2not I did not take a shot at you I didn't even know that was your opinion.  I was just making a joke and I'm pretty sure I saw this mentioned by more than 1 person. 
Did someone mention coddling? I don't see how a "like this post" button would have cut back on the coddling.
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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2019, 09:46:48 pm »
I have liked on occasion, to connote enjoyment of or agreement with the content or comment. I think the population here will use it similarly.

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2019, 08:38:24 am »
Don't worry about bourbon Opt. I am coming prepared this time. You will be lucky to score 100 points on Robotron.

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2019, 08:42:33 am »
I'd rather have the thread drain feature from Pinside more. Finally hide that hideous aircraft carrier build thread that gets bumped once a month by someone making their first post to never post again. Let it die already.
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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2019, 09:04:53 am »
I am with Malenko on that one.

OMG!!!! That is the greatest arcade I have ever seen! Can I have the planz for that?

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2019, 09:19:26 am »
In my experience they lead to the creation of echo chambers. People start to gravitate towards posting what they think will get them the most Likes based on the hivemind mentality rather than posting something for the sake of discussion. Maybe on a smaller forum like this it's not so much the case, but they're still a pointless feature nonetheless.

This is so true. I wish I could like this post.

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2019, 12:52:57 pm »
Likes or thumbs up are great if they are another way you can sort threads. Sorting posts within threads by likes would also be interesting.

Dislikes or thumbs down basically are troll food.

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2019, 08:58:26 pm »
I voted "no" - unless the rating can be completely ignored.  I look at #views & #replies already.  That shows me what's popular with people logged in and logged out.  Not just a subset of the signed in members that would use a ranking system.

The only way I see it being a benefit is if it's used to resuscitate the wiki.  :dunno

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2019, 11:44:28 pm »
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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2019, 12:59:10 pm »
We won! Wait, what were we doing?

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2019, 07:27:05 pm »
OK, it's on the list. It broke something last time I tried so it'll have to wait a bit until I get clear time to try it on the test site.
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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2019, 08:47:11 pm »
I am not bothered either way if I am honest.

On one hand it serves a good purpose but in reality people just tend to like everything so it becomes kind of pointless.

I can just neg or dislike everything if you want. :)

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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2019, 04:32:22 am »
Just like crappy useless posts to disrupt the system. That's what I'll do.  :P
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Re: POLL - Add a "like" system to posts (not users) ?
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2019, 08:25:07 pm »
 :whap

Just like crappy useless posts to disrupt the system. That's what I'll do.  :P
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