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Old 12-20-19, 09:01 AM
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When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

Noticed today that individual posts have an option at the bottom to "like" them. And it also appears that the forum keeps track of the number of likes a member has received (listed under their username under their post count). Did this just begin and I missed the memo?
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Old 12-20-19, 09:49 AM
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Re: When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

Yesterday, around 3:30pm Pacific. It was unannounced, but I had discussions with the mods before rollout.
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Let it forever be known that I gave Cardsfan111 his first ever like. Don’t make me regret this!
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Re: When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

I like how it looks in mobile layout way more than how it looks in desktop layout. Can't do screencaps just now, but... compare the likes in this thread, and you'll see what I mean.

(just my input. not sure if others care, and it's fine either way, I guess)
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Old 12-20-19, 02:26 PM
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I like how it looks in mobile layout way more than how it looks in desktop layout. Can't do screencaps just now, but... compare the likes in this thread, and you'll see what I mean.

(just my input. not sure if others care, and it's fine either way, I guess)
Unfortunately, this is the only display option for desktop we have at this time. Changing it will require development time from our core team.
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Old 12-20-19, 06:41 PM
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Now I wonder how many people are going to go back historically and like ancient posts or threads.
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Old 12-20-19, 09:12 PM
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Re: When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

I'm not a big fan of "like buttons" in forums, but if you must introduce the option here, why exclude the political forum?
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I am curious as to why no likes in politics, it's certainly no more contentious than any other activity there. In fact it's way more passive.
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Old 12-21-19, 05:53 AM
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Re: When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
...why exclude the political forum?
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I am curious as to why no likes in politics, it's certainly no more contentious than any other activity there. In fact it's way more passive.
Oh, it is obvious as to why this is not an option in the political forum.
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Actually, perhaps I'm being obtuse, but it's not obvious to me. It would be different if there were a "dislike" button, in which case members could pile onto someone who posts an opinion the majority finds affronting. "Likes", though I find them superfluous and ultimately little more than a popularity contest, don't foster controversy.
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Old 12-21-19, 05:59 PM
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ultimately little more than a popularity contest
This is why I think it makes sense to keep them out of that subforum, if I'm taking an honest stab at it.

Low-effort jabs and memes, elsewhere of course, tend to draw likes more than honest discussion.

​​​​​Just my $0.02 CAD.
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Re: When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

I see it as a means to easily bookmark posts that have info that I might want to revisit (you can view a list of everything you "like").


It makes me feel sad that I can't like myself.
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This is why I think it makes sense to keep them out of that subforum, if I'm taking an honest stab at it.

Low-effort jabs and memes, elsewhere of course, tend to draw likes more than honest discussion.

​​​​​Just my $0.02 CAD.
Sorry, we no longer have 2Ę, Dan. You should know that. You can't go cheaper than a nickel up here.

This forum is so moribund, I think any new feature that makes it easier not to communicate with text is detrimental. So now, instead of adding an "I agree, and furthermore..." or some similar comment, one can just take the easy way out and click "Like". It's reductive.
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Re: When Did the Opportunity to Like Posts Begin?

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Sorry, we no longer have 2Ę, Dan. You should know that. You can't go cheaper than a nickel up here.

This forum is so moribund, I think any new feature that makes it easier not to communicate with text is detrimental. So now, instead of adding an "I agree, and furthermore..." or some similar comment, one can just take the easy way out and click "Like". It's reductive.
lol
This was meant to be a satirical 'lol' by the way.

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Old 12-23-19, 10:02 AM
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We have a general rule across all sites to not have the Like button in politics. We also consulted with the moderator team to get their thoughts on it and with them, we determined to keep the rule intact.
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This is why I think it makes sense to keep them out of that subforum, if I'm taking an honest stab at it.

Low-effort jabs and memes, elsewhere of course, tend to draw likes more than honest discussion.

​​​​​Just my $0.02 CAD.
Thanks for providing a thoughtful answer, Dan.
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I remember when mods had to hide post numbers because it sowed competition. Now we’ve got likes. Crazy.
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^ Click addiction is real.
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I asked the same question as the OP in the CATS thread on Movie Talk and TomOpus directed me here, my very first visit to the Feedback and Support forum.
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I remember when mods had to hide post numbers because it sowed competition. Now weíve got likes. Crazy.
Hopefully this will add some traffic to this forum so I donít hate it. That was a different time but you are right, post padding was a thing.
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I asked the same question as the OP in the CATS thread on Movie Talk and TomOpus directed me here, my very first visit to the Feedback and Support forum.
This is a good place to check if something is different or acting weird. Chances are you're not the first. And, sometimes, we'll get a heads-up about some changes.
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I like the like button.
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I hate the like button and even more, I hate that they get counted up like on most of social media (which I hate and have left completely). Got enough pressure in my life without having to worry about people liking what I say.
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having to worry about people liking what I say.
Still donít have too.
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Still donít have too.
You're right, of course, but I still hate it.
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