Poll: Do you want a "like" button?
Note: This is a public poll, other users will be able to see what you voted for.
 05-22-2022, 06:42 PM
#1
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Folks these days want to be able to "like" posts that they like, and they can gauge the value of their own posts by the number of likes they receive. A like button would be a nice addition to this forum, and might help bring in some much needed traffic.

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 05-22-2022, 08:49 PM
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IF it’s supported by the forum software.

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 05-23-2022, 03:03 AM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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Without a corresponding Dislike button it is value-less, like the social media it is cloned on.

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 05-23-2022, 03:10 AM
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(05-23-2022, 03:03 AM)garyg Wrote: Without a corresponding Dislike button it is value-less, like the social media it is cloned on.

Fine by me.

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 05-23-2022, 03:55 AM
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I can live without a "like" button, but it would be really great to know if a member "mentions"/"tags" you, etc. That way we could respond to comments and/or questions.

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 05-23-2022, 10:22 AM
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The forum software does not, to the best of my knowledge, come with built in functionality to like or dislike posts.

But if you see a post you like, why not post a reply to say so and engage a fellow shaver? It may be the onions in my belt showing, but I much rather have someone post a reply to say they liked a post then just mindlessly clicking a like button Smile

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 05-23-2022, 11:53 AM
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  • RyznRio
  • Senior Member
  • Connecticut
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(05-23-2022, 10:22 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: The forum software does not, to the best of my knowledge, come with built in functionality to like or dislike posts.

But if you see a post you like, why not post a reply to say so and engage a fellow shaver? It may be the onions in my belt showing, but I much rather have someone post a reply to say they liked a post then just mindlessly clicking a like button Smile

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 05-23-2022, 12:05 PM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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(05-23-2022, 10:22 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: The forum software does not, to the best of my knowledge, come with built in functionality to like or dislike posts.

But if you see a post you like, why not post a reply to say so and engage a fellow shaver? It may be the onions in my belt showing, but I much rather have someone post a reply to say they liked a post then just mindlessly clicking a like button Smile


+2 - I didn't need the first Fakebook, why would I want another?  To Hans' point, if it is too much trouble to type a sentence or two (2) why should I even care that someone of that ilk pushed a button?   I am very glad to hear that the software wouldn't contribute to the delinquency of expression

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 05-23-2022, 06:19 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Personally I can go either way. I’m not on FB and really have never missed that feature at TSN, and agree with Hans, et al. regarding the actual responding to another’s comment. I think it’s an age related cohort thing. Maybe not; who knows… 

That said, I’m also a member at ATG, which has the feature. There I use it. There is a discernible albeit perhaps ersatz sociological benefit to its use. For instance, I participate in a Wordle thread with a half dozen or so other regulars. It’s sort of like a virtual “attaboy!” without having to acknowledge everybody individually, which would probably become kind of a drag after a while. That sounds rude as I look at it typed out, so let me just add, no offense intended.

The like button and it’s related emojis have helped me to learn about others’ shaving related likes and dislikes without having to get involved with all that messy type type typing stuff. I understand that sometimes a guy’s gotta acknowledge his inner Duke.
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If it was a TSN feature I’m sure I’d wind up using it. Either way, I’m good Winky

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 05-24-2022, 03:14 AM
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It's just like using  Thumbup  Nono  Heart  and is useful in communicating with other members.

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 05-24-2022, 04:53 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(05-24-2022, 03:14 AM)TobyC Wrote: It's just like using  Thumbup  Nono  Heart  and is useful in communicating with other members.

Signs011 

 Biggrin

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 05-25-2022, 02:45 AM
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Tongue

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 05-25-2022, 02:00 PM
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Referencing the "Like Button" poll.  You should know that I do enjoy these posts and it is one of the main reasons I drop in on the website.

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 05-25-2022, 04:54 PM
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I belong to a kitchen knife forum which has a button, but it's not to register a "like."  Rather, it's to "thank" the person who authored the post.

I'm fine with or without buttons.

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 06-08-2022, 07:04 AM
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Yes votes have a pretty good lead, and some of the no guys would probably use it and like it.

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 06-08-2022, 09:04 AM
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Any resemblance to social media is a huge gag to me.

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 06-08-2022, 09:05 AM
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This sort of is social media.

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 06-08-2022, 09:22 AM
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Whatever you guys like is fine by me.

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 06-08-2022, 09:29 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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I am fairly certain that the software does not have a provision for a like button.

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 06-08-2022, 09:59 AM
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(06-08-2022, 09:29 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I am fairly certain that the software does not have a provision for a like button.

It don't - I've had a look again.

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