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23-06-2013, 11:15 AM
RE: Dislike
(23-06-2013 11:14 AM)FSM_scot Wrote:  Never because we really don't need such a pointless feature.

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23-06-2013, 12:19 PM
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Dislikes could add to a newcomers hesitancy to post. Hell, some people like to troll with dislikes on other forums. It's an easy way out for contributing to the forum. On the other hand, it's a form of expression that is on the same line as likes.

It's not pointless to some. What I would like to know is what motivates people to want it, and how they themselves would use the dislike button, if it were implemented. Also, how in the grand scheme of this idea, would the changes affect at all from what we already have on the forum.

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23-06-2013, 12:20 PM
RE: Dislike
Seems like overkill to me.

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23-06-2013, 12:21 PM
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Muffs, you can just tell me how much you dislike my posts. Dont worry about a button Big Grin I'm a grown woman I can take it. Tongue

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23-06-2013, 04:10 PM
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No. The less youtube like this place is the better

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23-06-2013, 04:18 PM
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I'm worried about the consequences of a dislike button.

Sure, it would be satisfying to see the posts of an obvious troll (like that creepy GothKid) slammed with "The following 30 people dislike this post." But the downside isn't worth it.

For one thing, there's the inhibition factor cts mentioned. But it's not just newbies. Even members who've been around a long time and might have something controversial to say could feel inhibited, because few people want to put stuff out there that gets a banner announcing to the world it's disliked.

And what about the effect on interpersonal relationships? This is, after all, a community. A "like" button has the potential of creating friends, even if that's not its intended function. Nothing wrong with good will. But a "dislike" button could do the opposite. We don't need to increase ill will and create enemies of each other.

Then there's the "fly-by" factor. Sometimes when I like a post I'll go on to reply and explain why. But often I'll just hit "Like," not say anything, and move on. Maybe I thought all the ideas in the post were great; maybe one small part of it particularly impressed me; maybe it was the display of wit; maybe the expression or organization; whatever. I don't feel the need to explain myself because what I did was positive. Hitting "Dislike," though, and just moving on strikes me as lazy and irresponsible. If you're going to slam someone publicly, the least you can do is explain why. I'm not sure everyone will be willing to do that.

And getting back to the trolls, what's going to stop them from disliking every post they come across, just for the hell of it?

A dislike button is a bad idea.

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23-06-2013, 05:26 PM
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How about a dislike emoticon? Takes more effort that way.

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23-06-2013, 05:34 PM
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I am all in for a dislike button.

Firstly, it would show a clearer line as to what the community/forum thinks about such posts. It would show a clear divide and can strengthen the views of such users.

If people might feel threatened by posting controversial stuff, and getting the dislike button, what's the difference in posting it, and getting a negative reply? The dislike button is a simple way to express your opinion and show those where you stand on such a post, without the need of a reply.

Certainly, if the dislike button is pointless, then the like button is because I could simply tell the person how good that post is in a post of my own.

Basically, I'm totally for it.

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23-06-2013, 05:39 PM
RE: Dislike
(23-06-2013 10:12 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  so when is this getting implemented?

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23-06-2013, 05:49 PM
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*Superficial*

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