The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » I want to see the manager! » » "don't likes" (8 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

lynnef
View Profile
Inner circle
1087 Posts

Profile of lynnef
I appreciate the icon for "like this post", but was wondering if we can have "don't likes" as well. This would not refer to posts that are so bad they need to be reported, etc. It would be just to express a "don't like" for whatever reason! Lynn
Terrible Wizard
View Profile
Inner circle
1833 Posts

Profile of Terrible Wizard
That's an interesting idea, but on other forums I've been on where they had such a thing it was often abused and they ended up abandoning it.
Salguod Nairb
View Profile

My individual incentive to contribute to the Forum is now almost
0 Posts

Profile of Salguod Nairb
Wouldn't it be better to express your disapproval in the form of a reply? This is a forum after all.
I am... I was.
lynnef
View Profile
Inner circle
1087 Posts

Profile of lynnef
I suppose I wanted to give fair play to "don't likes". Why have "like this post" at all? It almost sounds like an election the way it stands... I vote for this or that post (and perhaps the candidate behind the post). btw, I'm curious how clicking on a "don't like" icon can be abused. Individual posts can obviously be very abusive at times; but I wasn't sure about the "don't like" icon. Perhaps the solution would be to just keep the forum without either icon. There have been times I've replied to a post I disagreed with; and not wanting to repeat myself (when the other person has), I just wanted to reply "don't like" and not engage in pages long snipes which veer off course. btw I liked both your posts AND disagreed a bit with them! Lynn
Terrible Wizard
View Profile
Inner circle
1833 Posts

Profile of Terrible Wizard
It can be abused depending upon how it is set up.

On other boards individual posters have like/dislike tallies or approval ratings - which can easily be manipulated with someone with a personal grudge who just spams the dislike everyday for no reason. Or a whole clique so spams. Also, dislikes are often given out for petty reasons, or simply for differing opinions - esp on politics or religion. I'm afraid people tend to be very badly behaved in the Internet Smile

Even here each thread has a like tally, trying to offer some indication of quality or usefulness. If they also had a dislike tally that then provides a way for people to try and bury the threads of posters they don't like or opinions they don't like or even products they are in competition with. In my experience dislikes (and likes too) are no indication of quality whatsoever - people on the Internet simply can't be trusted to apply them fairly, consistently and without personal motivation. Sad but true Smile
Mindpro
View Profile
Inner circle
8363 Posts

Profile of Mindpro
Yes, I see the "likes" function used to promote personal agendas creating cliques and a division in so many threads and topics. It also can create a false perception or misbelief to an uninformed or unknowing member here.
Terrible Wizard
View Profile
Inner circle
1833 Posts

Profile of Terrible Wizard
Agreed.
Artie Fufkin
View Profile
Special user
857 Posts

Profile of Artie Fufkin
Generally, on internet forums ... folks are usually encouraged to take everything they read with a grain of salt - including how many "likes" or "dislikes" any given post may get.
Most folks have no problem doing just that.

Personally, I see no real need for either button, I don't ever "like" a post, and I ignore how many "likes" any given post has received.

It all works pretty well actually!
Doug Trouten
View Profile
Elite user
Minnesota
462 Posts

Profile of Doug Trouten
"Likes" don't seem to be a big part of the community experience at the Magic Café. For instance, the "Recommended books for beginners" thread in "New to Magic" has more than 150,000 views, and only 41 likes. The wonderful "Howie Diddits" thread in "Secret Sessions" has more than 92,000 views, and only 52 likes. For better of worse, Magic Café members just aren't in the habit of clicking that "like" button. Since the rating of posts isn't a bit part of the community "vibe" here, I don't see a need for a "don't like" button."
It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
Terry Pratchett
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » I want to see the manager! » » "don't likes" (8 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2017 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.09 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL