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November 28, 2012 11:13 PM
I highly suggest a like button for quick and easy replies for those who haven't the time to drop a line right away and are always on the go, kinda like myself and so many people I know (especially on here) I want to be able to support all my friends here and elsewhere even in the smallest way and I believe that a "like" button would help me and others with my same thoughts do that very thing

Thanks a bunch and good day!
reply "like" at the beginning of your comment if you agree!

it appears I posted this on the wrong board? hoping a mod can move this for me :D
Edited by StevenLongtin On November 28, 2012 11:16 PM
  18298485
November 28, 2012 11:18 PM
quit being lazy! lol...
  27995988
November 28, 2012 11:24 PM
Taunto?
  26854327
November 28, 2012 11:25 PM
I agree with the like button. It would be nice to have. Also a way to know when a message has been posted to our status updates on our home page (like on FB) would be nice.
  24826296
November 28, 2012 11:37 PM
QUOTE:

I agree with the like button. It would be nice to have. Also a way to know when a message has been posted to our status updates on our home page (like on FB) would be nice.


You should get email notifications
  18358448
November 28, 2012 11:50 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I agree with the like button. It would be nice to have. Also a way to know when a message has been posted to our status updates on our home page (like on FB) would be nice.


You should get email notifications


oops, guess I should check my email sometime! lol
  24826296
November 28, 2012 11:58 PM
You have 10 friends? How is it so hard to write something more personal than clicking a 'like' button?

1) there is a copyright issue using 'like' apparently
2) imo it is far too impersonal and people would end up using it as a lazy way to show they are being supportive without actually being interactive.
  18358448
November 29, 2012 12:10 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 29, 2012 12:11 AM
Can I have a "Dislike" button instead?
  1552106
November 29, 2012 1:29 AM
Clicking a "like" button or it's equivalent is certainly NOT being supportive, it's more being dismissive. "I'm too busy to actually support you, so I'll juat click this button instead. That's good enough, right?" Supporting a person means helping them, not just clicking a button that contributes absolutely nothing to their life.
November 29, 2012 1:33 AM
Great idea because Facebook is just so awesome!

How about a "you're not eating enough" button and a "you should lift heavy" button? Can we get those too?

I believe a set of buttons which profess both overwhelming support and vehement opposition to eating 1200 calories per day would also be useful. People may enjoy a similar pro/con button set for cardio too- like a "cardio is pointless" button and a "but hey I like cardio and it's good for your heart" button- just thinking off the top of my head.

And one more thing while you are at it- maybe we can get a panel of buttons for food recommendations? How about buttons that say "don't eat carbs", "don't eat BAD carbs", "eat clean", "eat paleo", "eat meat", "don't eat meat", "only eat some meat and not very much when you do", "fruit is good", "fruit is bad", "IIFIYM", and of course "I have lost xxx pounds and ate lots of (choose one) (a) pizza (b) ice cream THE ENTIRE TIME"

Thanks in advance. Can't wait for this all to kick in- the problem with MFP is too much actual interaction and not enough like button.
  2251992
November 29, 2012 2:13 AM
<-- like this.
  26854327
November 29, 2012 2:16 AM
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quit being lazy! lol...

Oi you Samlaugh laugh laugh I want like button too.
November 29, 2012 10:22 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



good point. Never really thought of that.
  24826296
December 10, 2012 11:10 AM
LIKE
December 11, 2012 5:26 AM
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Can I have a "Dislike" button instead?


I know this will never happen, but a Dislike button would be a great tool for friends to motovate me when I screw up.

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