Poll: Should we have Like button on posts?

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by Plazma Inferno!, Oct 13, 2014.

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Poll: Should we have Like button on posts?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    13 for, 8 against. And I am the only mod against?
    Seriously?
     
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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Do you have any objections other than that a few people were acting like idiots liking everything?
    That wouldn't have lasted long, and people would have stopped if it was explained that it caused a problem.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    You don't have to use the button if you don't want to.
     
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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    I don't think a like-button has any place on a website like this. But, it seems, I'm in the minority.
     
  8. rpenner Fully Wired Staff Member

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    Which is why the "Science" channel has 18 hours/day on ghosts and UFOs.
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    There was one on "another science forum" and I think it had its uses. People used it to express agreement, saving the need for making their own contribution. One good effect I think it had was that good posts could get visible recognition, which I think was an incentive to make good posts. Certainly I was always mildly gratified to discover someone else thought what I had written was worth saying, and it did tend to put me in a frame of mind to contribute again. At least it was proof somebody was reading the stuff.

    Much to everyone's disappointment, the feature was later disabled, for some never explained reason, though some people thought it was to do with a security weakness exploitable by hackers, I believe.

    I never felt it did any harm and on balance I think it was beneficial.
     
  10. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    StrangerInAStrangeLa, should be exempt from any contests....i like his cartoons and art thread..he would win with just my votes in just those threads....

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  11. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    just makes you special..

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    would there be a way to make it so that if a problem users, abuses that function, when he gets kicked, the system could take back everything he liked..?
     
  12. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    I don't part like the idea of a 'like' button.

    It might be a good way of measuring who the most popular posters are. But I worry that might turn out to be a measure of conformity, a function of people saying things that the crowd wants to hear. That might be a good thing in a social club, but not so good on a discussion board.

    It reminds me of high-school. There's something cliquish about it.
     
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  13. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe a sort of flood control feature could be coded to limit the number of likes a member can submit per day?

    That's usually pretty simple stuff..
     
  14. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yes... if at all posible... complicate the insignificant... LOL.!!!
     
  15. Landau Roof Registered Senior Member

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    Yes. I agree whole heartedly. I already voted 'no' though. If there were a like button, I would use it for this post!
     
  16. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    the idea of a like button sucks, plain and simple, URL exploits are in addition.
     
  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    Then vote 'no.'
     
  18. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    A moderator 'lobbying' over something like a site feature?
    It just strikes me as too funny at the moment.
    Possibly a button that allows posters to throw feces at each other would go over well at this forum. (Wanders off to see what's shaking on the other science forums...)
     
  19. Enmos Staff Member

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    Not lobbying...

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    If he feels that the website doesn't need a like button he can help prevent it by voting.
     
  20. precious Registered Member

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  21. Enmos Staff Member

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    Why what?
     
  22. precious Registered Member

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    i asked why, but you said what is why. i meant what i clearly said here , that is not what you said?

    ha ha. i am asking, why like button?
     
  23. Enmos Staff Member

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    Good question. I don't know either

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