Author Topic: Suggestion: "Like"/"Dislike" button for forum  (Read 2752 times)

crashkid3000

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Hello guys, dear devs/mods,

I've been around in this and a few other forums for a while and I found a nice feature in one of them: A like/dislike button.

The pros are not far to seek, so one gives you simply a "like" instead of creating a whole new post just for writing something like "+1" or "I like this" and the original discussion is easier to follow and to understand when not every third (as a extreme example) is such a post of approval/refusal.
But on the other hand, i've seen this feature in just one forum yet (which has a very new forum software) so it seems to me that this is relatively difficult to implement.

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Majatek

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A like button could come in handy, but a dislike button would only promote trolling, downvoting, and general non-constructive behaviour.

It would be best to leave it at just a like button so that those who dislike the idea are forced to explain why in their reply comment, so that they contribute to the topic at hand and let Bugbear Entertainment know why it might be a bad idea.
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Frisker

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I've seen it on couple of forums, and I doubt it's that hard to implement.
I'm kinda neutral here.. people like to troll a lot.

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conso1727

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I think that it's okay right now, without the Like-Dislike choice. In the case something had to be really implemented, then I would go for a Like-only button as Majatek said

RacerBest

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Like button would be nice, dislike button not.

creamofpayne

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I "like" the use of a like button.

crashkid3000

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At first: Theank you for your interest!

With all of your mentionned arguments it seems to me also that a "dislike" button encourages the trolls and AAAs (another annoying anyone) to cheat on these "votes". So, a simple "Like" button should do the work and if one doesn't like one idea, they could say "No" and start writing argumentatively about the things one doesn't like.
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dbs213

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A "Like" button alone works. Facepunch's users keep abusing the "Dumb" button on other people's posts.
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Ben Lind

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A "Like" button alone works. Facepunch's users keep abusing the "Dumb" button on other people's posts.

Yeah it does get used by a lot of dumb people to be honest. You get voted dumb for disagreeing with someone.

I don't think the Agree/Disagree is a bad idea though. I don't think only a like button is all that good to be honest.


This is just my opinion though and I don't know if we'll be implementing any kinds of "postvoting" anyway.
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Mika Zeng

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Yes, we will add some kind of "post voting/facepunch" system. I am looking for it. I have to find which would be the best option because this theme has been heavily customized and installation is not as simple.

deadmoroz14

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Nice work guys!
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creamofpayne

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Johnny on the spot!