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November 14, 2012 6:30 AM
It would be nice to have a "like" button similar to what's on facebook. When friends leave comments, words of encouragement for you it would be nice to be able to acknowledge that you saw their comment and it would also be handy in the forums to like a comment that has been posted in a forum so you don't have to write another similar statement. Just a thought!
November 14, 2012 6:34 AM
like button, while in theory is a good idea and will work for typical forums or facebook, is not a great idea.

When I finish a diary, I expect people to comment on what they thought about my intake. Too little, too much, too much fat, too little veggies, lack of water, no dinner etc. I want specifics. With the like button people will simple see a like on a diary and automatically assume its fine and click on like without ever checking it out.

On forums, like is the equivalent of saying "lol". You're just putting that there to show your existence without contributing anything. If you agree with post, you can bump it or say "agreed" which is the same as "bump" in the sense that it brings the post on top of the forum and helps to spread out the message that thread is bringing up.

tl;dr: "like" button might be a suitable idea for many sites, but not for a support and knowledge base site like MFP
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November 14, 2012 6:38 AM
I like the idea of a "like" button smile and often find myself wishing there was one.
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November 14, 2012 6:41 AM
Yes, the Like Button is something I would really like to have.....and a dislike button to go with it. I would still comment on things that I like or dislike but for someone just posting an update like "Going to the movies" or something a like button would be cool. Ususally I just type "*Like" for now.
November 14, 2012 6:41 AM
taunto, I agree. I sometimes find myself thinking, it would just be easier to "like" but it would lose the REAL support factor that this site has. You actually have to interact with your pals. I know a lot of people don't even look at the diary and comment "way to go" or "fabulous day" but I don't. If I have nothing to say about the diary I don't comment. Adding a like button to me, would just weaken the support system. I vote NO!
November 14, 2012 6:44 AM
QUOTE:

like button, while in theory is a good idea and will work for typical forums or facebook, is not a great idea.

When I finish a diary, I expect people to comment on what they thought about my intake. Too little, too much, too much fat, too little veggies, lack of water, no dinner etc. I want specifics. With the like button people will simple see a like on a diary and automatically assume its fine and click on like without ever checking it out.

On forums, like is the equivalent of saying "lol". You're just putting that there to show your existence without contributing anything. If you agree with post, you can bump it or say "agreed" which is the same as "bump" in the sense that it brings the post on top of the forum and helps to spread out the message that thread is bringing up.

tl;dr: "like" button might be a suitable idea for many sites, but not for a support and knowledge base site like MFP


I wholeheartedly agree. LIKE is the lazy way out!
November 14, 2012 7:18 AM
QUOTE:

like button, while in theory is a good idea and will work for typical forums or facebook, is not a great idea.

When I finish a diary, I expect people to comment on what they thought about my intake. Too little, too much, too much fat, too little veggies, lack of water, no dinner etc. I want specifics. With the like button people will simple see a like on a diary and automatically assume its fine and click on like without ever checking it out.

On forums, like is the equivalent of saying "lol". You're just putting that there to show your existence without contributing anything. If you agree with post, you can bump it or say "agreed" which is the same as "bump" in the sense that it brings the post on top of the forum and helps to spread out the message that thread is bringing up.

tl;dr: "like" button might be a suitable idea for many sites, but not for a support and knowledge base site like MFP


Agree with this completely. Although it would help me be able to like all of my friends statuses quickly and easily it makes things less meaningful. I want people to judge and give advice and 'talk'.
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November 14, 2012 7:30 AM
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QUOTE:

like button, while in theory is a good idea and will work for typical forums or facebook, is not a great idea.

When I finish a diary, I expect people to comment on what they thought about my intake. Too little, too much, too much fat, too little veggies, lack of water, no dinner etc. I want specifics. With the like button people will simple see a like on a diary and automatically assume its fine and click on like without ever checking it out.

On forums, like is the equivalent of saying "lol". You're just putting that there to show your existence without contributing anything. If you agree with post, you can bump it or say "agreed" which is the same as "bump" in the sense that it brings the post on top of the forum and helps to spread out the message that thread is bringing up.

tl;dr: "like" button might be a suitable idea for many sites, but not for a support and knowledge base site like MFP


I wholeheartedly agree. LIKE is the lazy way out!


I see how this could be looked upon as the "lazy" way out. Maybe it would be better not to use it in the forums and just on the news feed comments from friends. My thoughts of using it on the forums was because there have been many times someone has said something that was exactly what I would say so rather than making the post even longer and repetitious I didn't respond because it had been said.

I had never considered doing "bump" or "agreed" to acknowledge an agreement with what is being said. I may not agree with everyones comments on a particular topic. I see how doing this would bring it to the top for more discussion but I never realized that bump was the same as "like". (I guess I've learned something here)

I appreciate it when my friends leave me comments and I like to acknowledge that I saw it because I want them to know I see it and I'm here. I just thought a "like" button would be handy for that purpose without being repetitious with a lot of thanks yous but I do see the pros and cons of having it.
November 14, 2012 7:51 AM
To those who want feedback on their diaries, what about all the people who post "wtg" and "great job"? They still aren't providing advice. I don't see how a like button would be any different from the stock responses.
November 14, 2012 8:21 AM
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To those who want feedback on their diaries, what about all the people who post "wtg" and "great job"? They still aren't providing advice. I don't see how a like button would be any different from the stock responses.


I agree
November 14, 2012 8:28 AM
I often wish there was one on this site. :)
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