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.