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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:21 am

Title sez it all
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Post  944_Jim on Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:53 am

I've used it before. I don't think it caught on here
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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:05 am

Yesterday 6-29-2020 was a "LIKE" button lower left of every post.  First time I ever saw it was with the new Irish Member who posted photos of things he designed...I noticed the like button and used it several times on various members welcoming the new guy

today no button

just curious
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Post  944_Jim on Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am

My apologies! I took the "Greenies" to be the "like" button. I didn't notice the one you mentioned and thoroughly confused myself.
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:23 am

I noticed it.
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Post  Admin on Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:01 pm

Yes, it was a new feature that was added by the forum host. It's independent from the green thumbs-up "like" button and doesn't count towards reputation points (as if those are important).

I'll put it back so you guys can decide what button you like better, the green thumbs-up or the new button.


New ButtonGreen Thumbs-Up
Contributes to ReputationNoYes
Shows Who LikedYesNo

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Post  dckrsn on Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:46 pm

So a "like" will show who liked it?
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Post  944_Jim on Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:05 pm

I dunno...if a lot of us like a post, the bottom could get very busy.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:21 pm

I dunno too. One, thumbs up indicatives someone but not who liked a particular post. Other is more social media like. I kind of prefer the anonymous thumbs up, good enough for me.

Hijacked Personally, we did fine in forums since the days of BBS bulletin boards accessed through 300 Baud modems. Then we had perhaps a kinder gentler population who in general did not abuse posting privileges except for a few, who got their posting privileges quickly revoked.

If a person liked a post, they'd compliment or thank in a comment. We seem to live in a day where everyone expects a reward for something normally called good behaviour. We now have graduation ceremonies for kindergarten, 1st grade, 6th grade, 9th grade, and of course the traditional 12th grade.

We give away trophies for the most insignificant thing. So, I will abide by whatever decision, but to me it matters little.

Back To Topic So, post on, flame on, build, test, crash, debate, laugh; life is short. Popcorn Old Bugger lol!
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Post  dckrsn on Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:35 pm

Couldn't help but like your post, Ghost.
I really did.
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Post  944_Jim on Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:02 pm

I want to see a reply so chugged down by likes that we miss the point. Laughing
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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:49 am

Admin wrote:Yes, it was a new feature that was added by the forum host. It's independent from the green thumbs-up "like" button and doesn't count towards reputation points (as if those are important).

I'll put it back so you guys can decide what button you like better, the green thumbs-up or the new button.








New ButtonGreen Thumbs-Up
Contributes to ReputationNoYes
Shows Who LikedYesNo

So, is this like a poll?  I clicked my preferred "Like" symbol on Jacob's quoted post.  Is that what's expected?

My preference is for the more "non-social media" approach. Best to stay anonymous I say.
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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:37 am

"My preference is for the more "non-social media" approach. Best to stay anonymous I say".......I copied this as i is my opinion also
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:45 am

If it's not broken, don't fix it.

I say keep the green thumb and dump the like thingy.
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Post  944_Jim on Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 am

Bob, me too. I did my part.

Out with the Like...
in with the Greenie!

Out with the Like...
in with the Greenie!

(Chant over and over...)
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Post  1/2A Nut on Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:51 am

Agreed the green thumb gets my vote. Thumbs Up
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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:40 am

I hope we dump the "like" as I can see already hurt feelings becaus you see who liked and assume others did NOT like
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Post  dckrsn on Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:36 pm

Like I like the greenie thing, so like my vote
like is to like, go greenie.
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 pm

Yeah, we had the red/green like/dislike bar that created confusion and keystroke errors that was not popular. The single green thumb was a big improvement.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:47 pm

To me it’s like having two of the exact same features , but only one counts. Seems redundant.
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Post  Admin on Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:50 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:To me it’s like having two of the exact same features , but only one counts. Seems redundant.

I'm only keeping one of them, leaving both so everyone can try it out and decide.


I'm still leaning towards the green thumbs-up. The new like button can be set to not display who liked a post, there is also a dislike button that I currently have disabled.

I haven't figured it out yet, but I should be able to go in and edit the name of the button to maybe be a "thanks" button or something different like that. Right now, I believe only the OP can "thank" a post.

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Post  Jason_WI on Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:37 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:To me it’s like having two of the exact same features , but only one counts. Seems redundant.

I agree. Keep the green thumbs up and disable the rest.
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Post  Dave P. on Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:15 pm

Same here, keep the greenie!
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Post  fredvon4 on Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:48 am

Jacob I hit the Thanks button on your post above
page cycled to the top OP

As I  scrolled back down, every post but mine has a grayed out thank button.
If I click one they say already thanked
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:02 am

Mebbe the thanks button should be for moderators and administrators alone, as these are thankless tasks. Popcorn lol!
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