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Old 01-14-2019, 07:52 PM   #21
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^^^ I liked it and ill say thanks.

back before fb people would just type out how much they liked something. id rather people took a couple of seconds out of their day to really say something rather than a button that generically likes something. but unfortunately, we are getting lazier and lazier so like buttons now have their place. this is one reason forums are getting less entertaining for me. people would rather hit a thanks or a like button that take the time to communicate their actual feelings about something.
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I hate 'likes'.. The stupidest and most juvenile part of our culture.

I don't believe anyone will like this or like me!
Couldn't agree more! Old school all the way on this one: the Queen's English is good enough for me to show appreciation. To each his own, but seems a bit cutesy to tag a "like" to someone's entry. Again, to each his own, I'll never use it.

Oh yeah, then again there are those cutesy emojis. (Although I kinda 'like' the beer glass clinking one...)

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Old 01-14-2019, 07:55 PM   #22
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Here’s the problem, sometimes one just simply wants to say “thanks”. Maybe it doesn’t have to be a “like”. I don’t do any social media of any sort, but I often simply “thank” people in real life in the world without including a dissertation along with it. We can’t do that here.
Sure can. I just sent you a “thanks.”

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Old 01-14-2019, 07:58 PM   #23
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Sure can. I just sent you a “thanks.”

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You did and I get it and I appreciate the sentiment but there could be a better way of doing it. Seems cumbersome the way it’s set up. See post 6 of this thread.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:59 PM   #24
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Like like this post! I also thanked it
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:27 PM   #25
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How did “liking” something become equated with being a “snowflake”? Ugh. Ok, so don’t call it a “like.” Call it a “thank” button that doesn’t require the big process of the current “thank” procedure.

In many help-based forums, a like button allows members to vote up better answers over others. It can be a useful tool.
This ^^^

I don't Facebook. I don't Snapchat. I do Instagram, and I like the 'like' button there and on many other forums.

I don't even like the 'like' button I'm looking for necessarily, but it gives a poster an opportunity to see that people are reading and seeing....and agreeing....without adding yet another "awesome job on that cabinet. I'm jealous. Your skills are second to none." Just 'like' it and move on. I don't think it's impersonal.

I DO think the 'thank' process here is clunky as noted above. That's all I'm sayin'. And plus, you don't 'thank' someone's interior remodel, you like it.....or you don't. Simple as that.

I talk too much, here and everywhere, a like button helps me.

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:53 PM   #26
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How about a "gold star" system? You see a piece of very useful and informative information in someone's post, you give it a gold star. Could be really cool if somehow the number of gold stars received would be shown in search results. Looking for comments on 6.0 PSD vs. V-10? Comments with lots of gold stars lead you to useful contributions and help wade through the hate.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:44 AM   #27
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The only way this system might have any value is if there were three choices:

I like it.

I don't care about it.

I don't like it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:25 PM   #28
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Personally I prefer the "no judgement" approach, think it encourages participation.

There is a lot of useful information imbedded in most of the Threads, but some of the comments are a byproduct of members sharing info (or experiences) which could be considered/perceived as "off topic" in a Thread and yet is very useful. I can see the "voting" principle (over time) dissuading individuals from interacting because others have at some point previously responded "dont like" (or such) on past contributions. Creates a guarded environment.

I see very little bullying or questionable character imbedded in this Forum (specifically why I frequent it much more than any other), and when passions or convictions have migrated into "out of bounds" territory plenty of level headed members have had no issue reestablishing principled boundaries. Compassion, Respect, Maturity, and the willingness to Help others seems to drive this group - and makes it special.

Just because I (as one individual) dont find something particularly useful (or dont agree) doesn't mean it wasn't received differently by others....I can simply elect to respond in hopes to make a valid point, or not to participate - don't believe "voting" in this venue serves the population constructively unless its positive.

Opt for a "like" button if necessary (I'd gladly endorse this suggestion as well), but would leave anything else off the menu since it just comes across as criticism.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:06 PM   #29
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Personally I prefer the "no judgement" approach, think it encourages participation.

There is a lot of useful information imbedded in most of the Threads, but some of the comments are a byproduct of members sharing info (or experiences) which could be considered/perceived as "off topic" in a Thread and yet is very useful. I can see the "voting" principle (over time) dissuading individuals from interacting because others have at some point previously responded "dont like" (or such) on past contributions. Creates a guarded environment.

I see very little bullying or questionable character imbedded in this Forum (specifically why I frequent it much more than any other), and when passions or convictions have migrated into "out of bounds" territory plenty of level headed members have had no issue reestablishing principled boundaries. Compassion, Respect, Maturity, and the willingness to Help others seems to drive this group - and makes it special.

Just because I (as one individual) dont find something particularly useful (or dont agree) doesn't mean it wasn't received differently by others....I can simply elect to respond in hopes to make a valid point, or not to participate - don't believe "voting" in this venue serves the population constructively unless its positive.

Opt for a "like" button if necessary (I'd gladly endorse this suggestion as well), but would leave anything else off the menu since it just comes across as criticism.
Great post! I would like it if there was a button. It's all that's needed. If I 'thank' it, however, you'll get emails, messages, phone calls, registered mail....

All for something you knew people would like and appreciate anyway!

I think I'm going to turn GAR's sarcasm upside down and make my own 'like' button from the emojis. Of course, they aren't 150 characters or whatever the minimum is now so I have to get around that too.

Just imagine.....a forum of the people, by the people, for the people.

Oh yeah, that was before commercialism trumped liberty.

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