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TOPIC: MFP needs a *like* button...or similar.

 
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November 15, 2012 11:43 PM
I would even settle with a *nod* and *SMH* button for friend's posts , etc.
  19789630
November 16, 2012 12:04 AM
Why?

Is it too much effort to write something meaningful?
And if you don't have something meaningful to write, why bother doing anything?
  4147547
November 16, 2012 12:20 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
  17121359
November 16, 2012 12:29 AM
I often write *like* to people's posts so a button would be much easier :)

I don't have as much time as others to write long meaningful comments or spend 10 minutes scrutinising someone elses diary! I often have a quick look and to let them know i have seen it i say "nice" or similar. Really just to acknowledge their post and let them know that i am around and active :)

Often people post things like "At last, Friday is here etc etc" I have nothing to reply to that apart from *like*

So IMO it would be a great idea! :)
  21019603
November 18, 2012 12:24 AM
I think a like button would be great
November 27, 2012 7:02 AM
*LIKE*
  19789630
November 27, 2012 7:08 AM
If you want , and have TIME to write long replies...then by all means...please do so. However, would having a "like" button hinder you from writing the novels you prefer to write? I think not. I for one work 60+ hours a week and have a family that includes 5 children. Time is frequently restricted. If you require LONG drawn out responses to your posts, please be aware that there is a vast difference between attention seeking and encouragement. The former requires more in depth assistance than should be sought on MFP.
  19789630
November 27, 2012 7:24 AM
QUOTE:

If you want , and have TIME to write long replies...then by all means...please do so. However, would having a "like" button hinder you from writing the novels you prefer to write? I think not. I for one work 60+ hours a week and have a family that includes 5 children. Time is frequently restricted. If you require LONG drawn out responses to your posts, please be aware that there is a vast difference between attention seeking and encouragement. The former requires more in depth assistance than should be sought on MFP.


*LOVE*
  30182451
November 27, 2012 7:29 AM
QUOTE:

If you want , and have TIME to write long replies...then by all means...please do so. However, would having a "like" button hinder you from writing the novels you prefer to write? I think not. I for one work 60+ hours a week and have a family that includes 5 children. Time is frequently restricted. If you require LONG drawn out responses to your posts, please be aware that there is a vast difference between attention seeking and encouragement. The former requires more in depth assistance than should be sought on MFP.


If you don't have time to read a persons food diary to properly comment and say "hey, nice diary but you're a bit low on calories" or "high is calories day today, tomorrow is a better day!" then don't comment at all. Why give empty gestures?

If you cannot put a meaningful response to a post on the forum, then why bother replying or clicking "like" at all. Once again, its an empty gesture.

Its not about attention seeking, its about whether what you're saying have any meaning to it or not
  17121359
November 27, 2012 7:37 AM
like.

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