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Message 1331478 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 6:33:17 UTC - in response to Message 1331421.

I've always had the impression that the infamous like/dislike buttons have given people yet another avenue to be lazy. Instead of engaging in conversation and having to either support or debate a certian topic, people now only have to simply click a single button. It would be different if you could click a like or dislike button, but only if it came with a response by default. Scrolling through threads with three posts, two with 150 likes and one with 74 dislikes just makes me wounder why those other 224 people couldn't give an opinion, regardless if it were relevant or not.


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Message 1331489 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 7:22:08 UTC - in response to Message 1331478.

I've always had the impression that the infamous like/dislike buttons have given people yet another avenue to be lazy. Instead of engaging in conversation and having to either support or debate a certian topic, people now only have to simply click a single button. It would be different if you could click a like or dislike button, but only if it came with a response by default. Scrolling through threads with three posts, two with 150 likes and one with 74 dislikes just makes me wounder why those other 224 people couldn't give an opinion, regardless if it were relevant or not.


There was a group of people a while back who had multiple accounts they used to click the dislike button on any poster they did not like. The whole thing escalated to such ridiculous proportions that the buttons where disabled.

There may have even been automated scripts involved because I remember at one point the dislikes would appear within seconds of a post and it didn't matter at all what the content of the post was.

At the time I made this gif in honour of the dislike (pink "-" button) because it was being so badly abused.



However, the like button is a nice idea.
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Message 1331503 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 8:51:30 UTC

Nice one Es :-)

Now, your challenge for today, should you accept it, is to come up with a "like" button of the same style and panache.
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Message 1331577 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 15:05:11 UTC

personally I find a "like" button without a "dislike" button to be lacking.

a thumbs up/down that does not effect the thread over all is a useful tool, but certainly not high priority. As a means of "self moderating" and hiding posts based on it, probably a bad idea for reasons already mentioned.

As it is anyone trying to use more than a +1 is indicating they have a bunch of other people inside their head cheering them on.


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Message 1331864 - Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 3:11:20 UTC

These forums should provoke thought not consensus.
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Message 1332015 - Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 17:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 1331932.

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Message 1332115 - Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 22:50:24 UTC

+0.01
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Message 1332189 - Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 7:50:30 UTC
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Scary Capitalist. Finally someone Worth Reading.

And Guy The Right, of course.

D.F.I. say: Read Scary, He Got Da Brain.
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Message 1332192 - Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 8:08:20 UTC - in response to Message 1332189.

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