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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Moosey » October 5th, 2019, 9:06 am

I agree with testitemqlstudop (who agrees with calcyman who agrees with wildmyron)
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by AforAmpere » October 5th, 2019, 12:08 pm

Personally, I don't feel like a like button is a feature that we really need right now, because it kind of turns the community into a popularity contest when it happens sometimes (depending on the situation and community), though it's also possible it would encourage more people to post interesting work. If we do end up implementing this, I agree with wildmyron that we should not have a dislike button, because that makes things much worse.
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Moosey » October 5th, 2019, 1:05 pm

AforAmpere wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Personally, I don't feel like a like button is a feature that we really need right now, because it kind of turns the community into a popularity contest ....
I agree.
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by M. I. Wright » October 5th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Saka wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Im on / have been on multiple forums with only a like button and everything works / worked fine.
Seriously. On Facebook and Instagram and anything else people might kneejerk-think of when they hear the term "like button", liking is a primary, core function of the application, so it follows naturally that people would be inclined to optimize for likes. Not so on a discussion forum, where "liking" is and always will be secondary but still helps immensely to cut down clutter (from "I agree" "I think so too" "I like this idea" "+1" posts that really shouldn't be posts in themselves) and to provide an easier, non-cluttery outlet for people wanting to offer encouragement in the way biggiemac described. There is zero possibility of the like button inducing a popularity-contest mentality in this forum, and to think so is to fail to consider how a "like" function would actually work here.
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Goldberg » November 11th, 2019, 5:04 pm

calcyman wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 9:00 am
I agree with wildmyron.
testitemqlstudop wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 9:02 am
I agree with calcyman.
I disagree with you both. I would click the Dislike button, but there is none :?

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by testitemqlstudop » November 11th, 2019, 10:11 pm

I disagree with Goldberg, who disagrees with Calyman, who is agreed by me; hence, Calcyman disagrees with Goldberg.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Moosey » November 11th, 2019, 10:24 pm

testitemqlstudop wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 10:11 pm
I disagree with Goldberg, who disagrees with Calyman, who is agreed by me; hence, Calcyman disagrees with Goldberg.
I agree with you, and disagree with Goldberg.

To everyone: Remember that if one calls for a dislike button and succeeds then everyone who disliked the idea of a dislike button will dislike one's post. And that would be the only time that they'd use the dislike option.
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by testitemqlstudop » November 12th, 2019, 9:16 am

Aha. Doesn't that automatically prove a dislike button should exist? Otherwise why would they use it?

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by calcyman » November 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I think you've discovered Popper's paradox of tolerance.
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