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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #14 - 10/18/19 at 10:16:52
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*dislike*

Good grief, no thanks, just no.
Does everything need a 'like'?! Reminds me of that Black Mirror episode.

Let's just discuss chess without the need to seek out validation.

  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #13 - 10/01/19 at 14:28:37
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Ok, to cut this conversation short ( Sad ) apparently it is not possible to have like buttons with YaBB Forums.
Of course, we could always move to more up-to-date software  Undecided
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #12 - 09/19/19 at 19:43:58
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This is Web 2.0, an_ordinary_chessplayer  Grin "Useless" features will be always more and more... Let's only think about smiles. Are they necessary?

But seriously, this is implemented in very serious sites such as Stack Overflow. (This is not to say that we are "less serious", eh) Are they all fools? Or is it so bad for the discussion? I think that it's good when you ask a question and perhaps 10 or 20 girls or guys let you know in a very simple, immediate way, that it is appreciated. OK, I'd rather have 2700 ELO, but that's it.

  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #11 - 09/19/19 at 19:23:35
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grandpatzer wrote on 09/19/19 at 15:10:18:
I think that a system of "likes" would add more fun to the board IMHO and that's it.

Okay, fair enough. I can see pluses and minuses, but I admit that any long-term effects on *this* forum are hard to foresee. So in the interests of furthering debate I put down some of my ideas above. I expect a fair number of others here will be receptive to your idea. Ironically, they are missing a Like button to show their support.

grandpatzer wrote on 09/19/19 at 16:08:10:
Of course it's just a tool drug, it can be used in an intelligent way, or else. The same could be said regarding boards and forums like this one, someone could argue that he never subscribed to forums and boards, since the "real discussion and interaction" is only when you meet someone in person, that forums generate all the haters, and so on and on. I think that any tool drug is useful, if used with a grain of salt.

Just having a little fun here. But it's worth considering that social media "drugs" are quite purposely disguised as "tools". It doesn't even matter that the users victims know it, as long as they get hooked.
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #10 - 09/19/19 at 16:08:10
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Of course it's just a tool, it can be used in an intelligent way, or else. The same could be said regarding boards and forums like this one, someone could argue that he never subscribed to forums and boards, since the "real discussion and interaction" is only when you meet someone in person, that forums generate all the haters, and so on and on. I think that any tool is useful, if used with a grain of salt.
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #9 - 09/19/19 at 16:01:25
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-1.
It way too often results in group thinking.
  

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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #8 - 09/19/19 at 15:20:14
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 09/19/19 at 14:52:57:
Personally I don't see the appeal. I have never clicked on any such button, and I probably never will. What I value most in communication is time to reflect, so that I know both what to say and what not to say. It seems that a button is the opposite of that - click now and scroll somewhere else. Of course, I am free to ignore the likes, which I mostly do. But I don't think that the "social" aspect of media is benign, and I worry that I am being swept away on a tide of inanity, in the name of "traffic".

Very eloquently put. I agree completely, and this comment of mine is how I'd like to say so!
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #7 - 09/19/19 at 15:10:18
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@an_ordinary_chessplayer: I think that a system of "likes" would add more fun to the board IMHO and that's it. That won't be an indication of any member's intrinsic value or else, just a feature that someone might use and someone else would be free to ignore.
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #6 - 09/19/19 at 14:52:57
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I was looking for pros and cons of buttons. Almost everything is specifically about Facebook like and/or Google +1. I'm pretty sure that's not what is being requested here. One comment I found was funny, "Buttons make audience stupid" https://www.webmasterworld.com/webmaster/4931505.htm

Maybe the name of the button matters. One website I visit has Upvote and Downvote buttons. The Downvote button in particular causes hard feelings. Amazon reviews has a Helpful button, which I like. Smiley

Personally I don't see the appeal. I have never clicked on any such button, and I probably never will. What I value most in communication is time to reflect, so that I know both what to say and what not to say. It seems that a button is the opposite of that - click now and scroll somewhere else. Of course, I am free to ignore the likes, which I mostly do. But I don't think that the "social" aspect of media is benign, and I worry that I am being swept away on a tide of inanity, in the name of "traffic".
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #5 - 09/19/19 at 12:07:25
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grandpatzer wrote on 09/19/19 at 07:33:19:
... give others a rough impression of how much effort each member is trying to put in his posts.

I agree the value of a post is proportional to the effort that the member put into it. Isn't the value of a "like" also proportional to the effort that the member put into it?
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #4 - 09/19/19 at 09:00:46
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grandpatzer wrote on 09/18/19 at 19:07:28:
Why not implementing a "thanks" or "like" feature for posts in the Forum, this being increasingly frequent in most other modern boards? Cool

I'll look into it.
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #3 - 09/19/19 at 07:33:19
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I mean something that records the "thanks" or "likes" received and shows them in one's profile... that could motivate members and give others a rough impression of how much effort each member is trying to put in his posts. Just an idea of course, but for other boards it seems to work well.
  
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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #2 - 09/19/19 at 05:06:22
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Konstriktor wrote on 09/18/19 at 19:39:19:
+1

Because you can do this and the message is the same.

Or do we need a new function of spreading likes and appreciation that is anonymous? Smiley

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Re: Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
Reply #1 - 09/18/19 at 19:39:19
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Why not a "thanks" or "like" feature in the Forum?
09/18/19 at 19:07:28
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Why not implementing a "thanks" or "like" feature for posts in the Forum, this being increasingly frequent in most other modern boards? Cool
  
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