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Forum topic by jeepturner posted 03-14-2012 11:03 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeepturner

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03-14-2012 11:03 PM

I would like to have the option of clicking a button on some ones post, or reply to a post. I have seen this function on lots of forums. I think it is something that would get used a lot. Kind of a Facebook “Like” button.
I don’t so much like the idea of a negative, but I dislike the idea of nothing but positive reinforcement more.
What do you all think. Would it make it better?
Instead of thumbs up, maybe just a plus sign, made of pink ivory. The negative sign could be a piece of red oak?

-- Mel,


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#1 posted 03-15-2012 07:31 PM

Instead of thumbs up, maybe just a plus sign, made of pink ivory. The negative sign could be a piece of red oak?

That’s funny!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 08:20 PM

Good idea in principle, but it will most likely turn into like-dislike war among some people.

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 09:30 PM

I agree with Viktor, if you have dislike button and have not agreed with a persons forum or review, you might flag it as dislike just to jab them. A like button is ok, but I think leaving a comment takes more effort and shows that whatever is being posted was enough to elicit a legitimate response. Besides we all pretty lazy as it is, if we are going to be on th computer, instead of in the workshop the extra effort is worth it, I should know, I’m about as lazy as they come, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 09:35 PM

[click. Click-click. Hmmmm. Nothing.]

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 10:21 PM

Are we getting too lazy to take the time to compose a response?
If such a feature ever comes to LJ, I hope it is enabled at the discretion of the original poster.
Jeez, don’t we have enough lame responses, without making it easier to post even lamer responses?
Or, heh, are we texting LJ posts while driving now?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 10:52 PM

thanks for the feedback.
I admit that there are times that I’d just like to “click” a button to let the person know that I appreciate their project/comment/blog etc.

Would this increase the feedback, providing the written comments from those who already comment and the “clicks” from others… or would this decrease the feedback with people taking the quick and easy option?

worth considering, though. Thanks.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jeepturner

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 11:41 PM

I wasn’t thinking of the button to replace posting. You could still post and give thumbs up. Maybe with the wood equivalent you wouldn’t need the negative button, but one of them would be like really great and another would be kinda nice.
Maybe I just don’t have as much time as I would like to post here. But sometimes members will make a statement and I would just like a quick way to say that I like their project, there thought, or their humor.
I get to log on to LJ twice a day most working days. Once in the morning before work, and once at night before I head out to the shop. There have been more than a few mornings where I got a late start, just because I wanted to comment on a project.
Anyway thanks for the feed back, and thanks for acknowledging my post. Thanks MsDebbieP for keeping an eye on the going ons.

-- Mel,

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 01:10 PM

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 09:17 AM

What poopiekat said.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 10:48 AM

Should we judge? And if we do, should we do it without an explanation.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 03-18-2012 12:09 PM

I agree with Craftsman on the lake it’s easy to push a button but that does not back up your apposing view witch my contain more information for everyone.I personally don’t mind being proven wrong If I am wrong or if someone has a better way. That’s how we learn and improve.So I will have to give this post a thumbs down.

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#12 posted 03-18-2012 12:53 PM

I prefer to stick with what we have. When there is a wood-related thread filled with varying views and opinions, it is a great opportunity for those participating and those just observing to learn something new – or maybe to just be entertained. Sure, you might have to weed through the replies and decide what to keep for yourself, but that is how the “real world” works anyway.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#13 posted 03-18-2012 01:55 PM

I definitely agree with Craftsman, poopiekat, ChuckV, Projects, Blogs, Reviews, Workshops, Videos, etc. have the Favorited button, maybe that could be added to Forums and posts, but NO Dislike, Diagree, etc. no negative connotations PLEASE!

LJ’s is supposed to be a positive place and provide positive reinforcement, there is enough negativism thank you very much, we don’t need more nor a quick easy way to do it hiding behind a click of the mouse…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 03-19-2012 03:05 AM

And I agree with Blankman,Craftsman, poopiekat, ChuckV. If you have and opinion about a post expound on it so the poster gets some feedback either good or bad. I feel we are here to learn and be taught. Tell me why you like.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#15 posted 03-19-2012 01:13 PM

I’m sure certain members are wondering whether a like/dislike button, when clicked on, will add to their total of posts. Personally, I’ve had to resort to using constraints to prevent unwelcome, useless comments from appearing in my threads, because they serve no purpose to anyone. Having the annoyance of anonymous likes or dislikes serves no worldly purpose for those who come here to learn. Talk or Walk! Great topic, however!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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