Suggestion: "Like" button for posts?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Nrwrit3r, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like a lot of posts are quoted by people just to say "love this" or a thumbs up sign...it would be cool if there was an ability to "like" a post like on Facebook.

    Would this be possible to implement?
     
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually you can already rate a thread. Look at "rate thread" at the top.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  4. unbroken macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I kinda like things here not being so much like FB

    I agree there are a lot of people who do the +1, or "I agree"
    But having a like button requires no thought

    I would rather see how people express themselves in their own words
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    If people use the report button [​IMG] next to the post, a mod will weed those out. They can be a mild annoyance for many to read and post count padding is still something the mods keep an eye on.
     
  6. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I personally don't really like the 'Like' button much. I prefer star ratings, like YouTube used to have.
     
  7. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I spend most of my time in the photo sub-forums on MR. Short quotes drive me nuts. +1 and Nice pic don't add anything to the experience. I want to know why a photo is pleasing so that I can incorporate that into my own photos.

    A Like button is not helpful. It doesn't encourage the kind of exchange of knowledge that makes MR such a great place.

    Anything remotely resembling FB gets my thumbs down, also.

    Dale
     
  8. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I would hate a like button. I find it annoying on facebook and i would find it more annoying here.
     
  9. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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  10. Funkatronic macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't see the point. This is after all, a discussion forum, is it not? Inviting people to choose between pressing a "Like" button instead of actually typing out their thoughts and inputs, would just be pointless.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think it's a good idea. While having separate posts just to say "+1" clutters the thread, sometimes people do want to express agreement, and this is an unobtrusive way.
     

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