Like Button?

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  1. Murkar

    Murkar Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what others think of this, but personally I have found that since forums started implementing the "Like" button for posts, there is a lot less actual conversation in most threads. I've noticed this not just here, but on all forums that I frequent (photography and graphic design forums) since the like button has now become so popularized.

    Thoughts?
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    I was tempted to just push the like button and let go. :D

    I have difficulties with communication (of course the main reason is that I'm not a native speaker + the classical Finnish attitude of not speaking until you're spoken to) and like button is just an easy way to show that I'm keeping an eye of the thread.
    Usually I don't have much to say or anything to add, outside the forums I have even less to say. :D
     
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    jkes01 Active Member

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    Murkar, i agree, but sometimes it's enough to just like a post. I have asked Alex to implement the "Thanks" button like we have on MLP. Anyone else agrees, please PM Alex.

    -John
     
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    evolved_insanity Active Member

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    I do agree with you to a point. When people post pics or have thoughts that I do not care to elaborate on or are not qualified to do so, isn't it enough to hit a like button to say "yeah, I agree with this particular post or picture"?

    There is a lot of talent on here and if someone asks a question about a topic that I know I have no knowledge about but am interested in the topic, I can hit the like button and be on my merry way until it is answered by someone else. I actually can't stand when people post just to post.
     
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    Murkar Well-Known Member

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    Hmm...I see your points. :) Not saying it should be removed or anything, just noticed a difference b/w before and after they started using them on forums.

    lol skeels
     
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    skeels New Member

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    Sometimes I barely have time to skim through the forums and I can just drop some likes to let people know that their words -or pictures- are cool.
    Sometimes I use it when I respond to someone's post as a flag- sort of to let them know I left a response.
     
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    from a readers point of view, it become a little wearisome to have to read though all the (well earned) compliments people leave in the form of posts. A couple of builds I've followed on tdpri became nearly un-readable because of the torrents of praise. For the builder, its great, but I sometimes loose the train of thought. For me, the 'like' button is the perfect way to 'vote' without making a speech...
     
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    LexiconDevil New Member

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    yeah there is a difference.
    before (for example) say I posted a pic of a I dunno really nice top or anything or maybe an entire photo set everyone who liked it would quote the post a dozen times just to say they 'like it' it or wow or anything of the sort and in short it created a hell of a lot of chatter clutter.
    not thats anything wrong with that exactly but a dozen people simply liking the original post really cleans up things a lot I think.

    thanks button should be on all forum posts not just the 1st one though too often you see a post midway through a thread that really answers some questions or a tip or something that deserves it whereas the original post may not.
     

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