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Sometimes a 'like' just isn't enough

reepbot

Hooray for Press Gang!
Likes are a really great format of this forum, and I really enjoy them. They can be great for expressing gratitude, or how you feel when you might not have the time or words to express them.

But sometimes I feel that a like can be somewhat restrictive in it's expression.


Because sometimes a particular post may make you angry or sad, and giving it a like just doesn't seem right. Such as a celebrity dying that you felt close to.

Or a post could confuse or shock you.

Emotions that don't exactly fall under the 'like' category.

I was thinking something along the lines of what facebook did:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol...ed-the-like-button-to-six-different-emotions/


Their proper names according to Facebook are “Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry”.


I don't know. Maybe it's foolish of me to think about this, and I obviously don't know what that would involve technically forum wise. But I have seen it done in a similar fashion to the Facebook thing in other forums and it seems to have been done quite well.


But it's just a suggestion.
 

Affable

Well-Known Member
You know Instagram removed the number of likes because of mental health reasons, right? Don't see how your idea would make anything better on the forum.

Plus, the admins have already commented on this in the past:

No. This is not Facebook.
 

reepbot

Hooray for Press Gang!
You know Instagram removed the number of likes because of mental health reasons, right? Don't see how your idea would make anything better on the forum.

Plus, the admins have already commented on this in the past:
Like I said, it was just a suggestion.
 

oddjob

Battle with monsters, lest ye become a monster
Likes are a really great format of this forum, and I really enjoy them. They can be great for expressing gratitude, or how you feel when you might not have the time or words to express them.

But sometimes I feel that a like can be somewhat restrictive in it's expression.


Because sometimes a particular post may make you angry or sad, and giving it a like just doesn't seem right. Such as a celebrity dying that you felt close to.

Or a post could confuse or shock you.

Emotions that don't exactly fall under the 'like' category.

I was thinking something along the lines of what facebook did:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol...ed-the-like-button-to-six-different-emotions/






I don't know. Maybe it's foolish of me to think about this, and I obviously don't know what that would involve technically forum wise. But I have seen it done in a similar fashion to the Facebook thing in other forums and it seems to have been done quite well.


But it's just a suggestion.
I thought you didn’t like likes.

I’d be fine with more reactions, it’s user’s choice whether to make use of them or not.

You could always express your feelings verbally, in a reply.
 

Isee

Lurker... who occasionally speaks
Awesome site donor
lurkers are good for lots of things - just may not be forum related lol :)

And seriously are you going to reduce your post count if we had more options other than like?? you actively aim to have a certain number of posts by a certain date so I can't see you reducing your short posts at all.
 

Affable

Well-Known Member
lurkers are good for lots of things - just may not be forum related lol :)

And seriously are you going to reduce your post count if we had more options other than like?? you actively aim to have a certain number of posts by a certain date so I can't see you reducing your short posts at all.
Agreed. Lurkers should be banned.
 

Bluefin

No-one
Hmmm. Lurkers account for a substantial portion of the forum's advertising revenue.... which helps to keep it going....free of charge to members...unless they donate. 🤨
 

Affable

Well-Known Member
Hmmm. Lurkers account for a substantial portion of the forum's advertising revenue.... which helps to keep it going....free of charge to members...unless they donate. 🤨
Well, Isee is suggesting that lurkers are not good for the forum. Best way to fix that is by banning them.
 

Isee

Lurker... who occasionally speaks
Awesome site donor
That wasn't what I was suggesting at all actually. I lurk most days without saying anything so would I be saying to ban me? I was merely suggesting lurkers are good for plenty of things beyond the forum not useless like reepbot called me.
 

Affable

Well-Known Member
That wasn't what I was suggesting at all actually. I lurk most days without saying anything so would I be saying to ban me? I was merely suggesting lurkers are good for plenty of things beyond the forum not useless like reepbot called me.
I understand. @reepbot - very rude of you to call lurkers useless.
 
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