The "like" Feature

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  1. theonlychrisj

    theonlychrisj Member

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    I've wanted this for so long, and haven'e been on tgp for a couple months. Now that it's available, I apologize in advance for all you who will be getting notifications from me liking your posts. Many of you say things here that are gold, and in my compulsion, I may like very old posts that have been forgotten by the public. I do it out of love. Please forgive me.
     
  2. Blix

    Blix Supporting Member

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    Yeah I've already liked some old posts. Sometimes a "like" is the perfect response. :)
     
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  3. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm so used to quoting posts to show affirmation here that I need to remind myself to use the like button now instead.
     
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  4. DYNA BILL

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    I like that! :D
     
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  5. sundog964

    sundog964 Supporting Member

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    There needs to be a dislike button as well. But then I think people who get a bunch of dislikes are probably looking for that reaction anyways.

    Is the like button a result of our everybody gets a medal society?
     
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  6. Washburnmemphis

    Washburnmemphis Member

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    That's a bit of a stretch. I don't believe the plan is to like every single post on TGP.
     
  7. Scott Auld

    Scott Auld Staff Member

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    I'm a big fan of the Reddit/Imgur style of moderation ... you can upvote or downvote a post and if enough downvotes come through it's automatically hidden from everyone else. It works pretty well (although mob rule bullying can happen too)
     
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  8. Jason_77

    Jason_77 Member

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    No. It's a way to show you like or agree with something without wasting space by quoting someone's post, only to write "I agree", "+1", or give the thumbs up smiley.
     
  9. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    I too don't get the facebook style like feature/culture. IMO there should be a dislike to keep it even
     
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  10. fjblair

    fjblair Silver Supporting Member

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    I crafted some really witty and clever posts before the change. I'm sure many would have had multiple "likes". I would like to ask of members to take the time to review all of my old posts and "like" the deserving ones.
    :)
    Thanks in advance.

    On a serious note I really like the new forum.
     
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  11. shane88

    shane88 Member

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    what? where?
     
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  12. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    me too, all of my finest work here has been "pre-like button".
     
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    I did my best work in the BC ("before the change") TGP era. We all did. It was the best of times. Future TGP generations will think of it as the TGP "Renaissance Period". Art was abounding. Music was at a level that became classic. Our posts oozed with goodness, clarity, and brilliance. If there had been a "like" button back then, we would have worn it out.

    For example, I liked "saving lives". I liked "frogs in my salad". I liked "pterodactyl sightings".

    But, we are now in the brave new world. The people that come after us will hear us speak of the "Classic TGP". Threads will be started arguing about which TGP was better. Those of us from the BC era will be disappointed that our work is so quickly forgotten. We will all tell the newer TGP members, "Just you wait! It's going to happen to you too!" They won't believe us.

    Clouds will be yelled at.
    They will smile at us through it all.
    They will not yell back.



    Thanks for reading.
    Hope I started your day with a smile!
     
  14. MrAstro

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    There you go @bgh a post like that has got to be worthy of a like :)
     
  15. bluwoodsman

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    Another fad--I hope! I have seen too many instances where the way it really works is this: wacky, way out in left field views get posted--and their extreme minority views are validated by a few "likes". And 99% of forum members who may think the posters view is crazy will not post a "dislike". Which apparently is not even allowed here?

    Pretty soon a forum is the one place in the world where extremist views get validated, and the whole forum gets dragged down.

    Others put way too much emphasis on whether posts are "liked" or not.
     
  16. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker WHO DAT!! Gold Supporting Member

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    The down vote would be fine, but hiding it I would HATE.

    Just because something isn't popular doesn't mean it's wrong.
     
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    + 1 on the down vote , probably would settle down a few of the trolls and the naturally offensive folks .
     
  18. RLD

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    This nullifies a "like"...:facepalm
     
  19. taco-man

    taco-man Supporting Member

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    Just click on "Like" and then you'll see "Unlike." Click on that... and feel satisfied.
     
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