Some sort of like button for project page?

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Forum topic by Jackietreehorn posted 438 days ago 477 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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438 days ago

Somewhat new user here, and I don’t want to sound like too big of a Facebook user, but there’s a ton of projects I see that I like, but don’t feel like putting a one word post onto or have the time to write something. Thought it would be neat if there was a like button or some kind of quick click way of saying neat project etc. It could be labeled as lumberjack approved or something, I dunno, just throwing it out there… Love the site


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#1 posted 438 days ago

I see your point but I think people who post projects like to read comments. I think if we has a like button fewer people would post a real comment. In this context the like button would be for the lazy.

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#2 posted 438 days ago

You can favorite them too and people will see that.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#3 posted 438 days ago

We have chatted about it and the philosophy behind NOT adding the like button is that we want to maintain the “social” interactions in the community. It is so easy to just click the like. Hopefully comments posted will add to the learning, sharing, and showcasing on the site.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 438 days ago

I don’t want to sound like a a huge kiss ass, but what MsDebbie gave as a reason is exactly why I’m here.
It’s real.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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#5 posted 438 days ago

1+ I still like real comments from people. If you don’t have the time to write one up, just click the favorite button. This will also save your favorites to a file, so you can access them later.


-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 438 days ago

I guess I fall under the lazy category ;) I guess the view counter at least tells them ‘x’ amount of people bothered to look at the project. Makes sense what msdebbie said though too.


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#7 posted 438 days ago

There are also times that someone mentions something that I have not seen, causing me to look again and at times learn something new

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 438 days ago

+1 on the “social” comments philosophy!!!

You’d think as lazy as I am, that I would want the “one click LIKE” option!!! The interaction between (among) members is WAY more important!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 438 days ago

I agree with the above posters in favor of NOT changing the current format.

It’s hard to learn anything by counting the number of “likes”. Whereas comments can be very enlightening.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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