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Like or Amen button
« on: April 11, 2014, 03:41:19 PM »
Can't remember if this was asked but will do so anyway, is there an option of having like or amen button so we can support the posts we like without having to quotefor example...

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 04:31:55 PM »
I get the appeal, but quoting and posting allows us to support someone's statement with our own reputations/gravitas/what have you. An anonymous like button would take away from that.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 05:45:39 PM »
It does not have to be anonuymous. I know of at least one oOrthodix forum which acts as facebook in regards to liking because it indicates who liked whose posts.

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 06:36:16 PM »
That would be a great idea, actually. We would have to see that posts do not turn into a popularity contest, so I think having only a like or Amen button would be good. This is especially true of posts that you agree with but don't understand enough to expand on.

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 08:34:20 AM »
I hate Facebook.  It would become a popularity contest.

That would be a great idea, actually. We would have to see that posts do not turn into a popularity contest, so I think having only a like or Amen button would be good. This is especially true of posts that you agree with but don't understand enough to expand on.

There's nothing wrong with this.  There are plenty of posts with "I agree", "^This", or "+1" that don't contain any explanation or reason.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 12:35:48 PM »
I believe it would encourage situations like this:

"If you had half a brain, you wouldn't have voted that way." *so-and-so, so-and-so and 14 others liked this*
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 04:28:56 AM »
I hate Facebook.  It would become a popularity contest.

This. A rating system would make discussions boring.

I believe it would encourage situations like this:

"If you had half a brain, you wouldn't have voted that way." *so-and-so, so-and-so and 14 others liked this*

True. Silly posts and one-liners supporting the majority view would have high ratings, while interestin, thoughtful yet controversial posts would get voted down. Rating systems always cause a dumbing down f the discussion.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 04:22:54 AM »
I hate Facebook.  It would become a popularity contest.

This. A rating system would make discussions boring.

I believe it would encourage situations like this:

"If you had half a brain, you wouldn't have voted that way." *so-and-so, so-and-so and 14 others liked this*

True. Silly posts and one-liners supporting the majority view would have high ratings, while interestin, thoughtful yet controversial posts would get voted down. Rating systems always cause a dumbing down f the discussion.

It is like having a debate between two people. Each time someone makes a point or if one makes a jab at the opponent, parts of the audience cheers. Seems disruptive to a healthy debate or discussion. Keep the audience quiet, and let the debate move as it would yes!
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 09:27:42 AM »
Rather than a Like or Amen button, I think we should have an "Anathema" button.  That way, I could anathemize people's posts without actually having to click "Reply to Post" and type ANATHEMA.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 09:31:27 AM »
I suggest including an upvote button, but no down vote button, so people are encouraged to register that they like or agree with a post if they have nothing to add without clogging the thread with empty "I agree" posts, while requiring people to explain themselves in a post in order to register disagreement.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 10:18:36 AM »
I suggest including an upvote button, but no down vote button, so people are encouraged to register that they like or agree with a post if they have nothing to add without clogging the thread with empty "I agree" posts, while requiring people to explain themselves in a post in order to register disagreement.
What?!? No way!  How will I continue to meaninglessly boost my post count if I can't +1 everyone?  :P
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 10:47:54 AM »
How about an "Anathema!" button?

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2014, 11:06:04 AM »
I suggest including an upvote button, but no down vote button, so people are encouraged to register that they like or agree with a post if they have nothing to add without clogging the thread with empty "I agree" posts, while requiring people to explain themselves in a post in order to register disagreement.
What?!? No way!  How will I continue to meaninglessly boost my post count if I can't +1 everyone?  :P

+1  ;D
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2014, 11:22:07 AM »
I suggest including an upvote button, but no down vote button, so people are encouraged to register that they like or agree with a post if they have nothing to add without clogging the thread with empty "I agree" posts, while requiring people to explain themselves in a post in order to register disagreement.
What?!? No way!  How will I continue to meaninglessly boost my post count if I can't +1 everyone?  :P

+1  :P
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2014, 11:29:32 AM »
I see what you two did there and I'm not amused.  >:(  ;D
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2014, 11:32:21 AM »
I see what you two did there and I'm not amused.  >:(  ;D

See, right now I'd like to be able to click a like button on this post to register that I saw it and liked it, because otherwise there's no way for you to tell I didn't ignore it and that would make me feel rude, unless I make this otherwise useless post to say so.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2014, 11:33:15 AM »
I see what you two did there and I'm not amused.  >:(  ;D

How dare you make me +1 an other reply of you so soon....  ;D
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2014, 12:33:04 PM »
I have numerous times suggested that we update the site from its current 2005ish state, lest the foundations crumble under the weight of the pure awesomeness of the posts being made. But I am a crazy crying in the desert it seems.  8)

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2014, 04:05:40 PM »
I have numerous times suggested that we update the site from its current 2005ish state, lest the foundations crumble under the weight of the pure awesomeness of the posts being made. But I am a crazy crying in the desert it seems.  8)
I vehemently disagree.  All the "updated" forums I see now are pure crap.  Although, now that I think about it, I would probably like the forum even more if it looked like an old school mid 90's layout.
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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2014, 04:07:59 PM »
I have numerous times suggested that we update the site from its current 2005ish state, lest the foundations crumble under the weight of the pure awesomeness of the posts being made. But I am a crazy crying in the desert it seems.  8)
I vehemently disagree.  All the "updated" forums I see now are pure crap.  Although, now that I think about it, I would probably like the forum even more if it looked like an old school mid 90's layout.

I don't mean the look or layout so much as the regular break downs, broken links/problems, entire sections of the site that were abandoned years ago yet are still prominently displayed, etc.

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2014, 06:03:11 AM »
Rather than a Like or Amen button, I think we should have an "Anathema" button.  That way, I could anathemize people's posts without actually having to click "Reply to Post" and type ANATHEMA.

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2014, 07:36:26 AM »
I have numerous times suggested that we update the site from its current 2005ish state, lest the foundations crumble under the weight of the pure awesomeness of the posts being made. But I am a crazy crying in the desert it seems.  8)

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2014, 03:48:53 PM »
I'd rather see the ignore user mod implemented before any of this. Up and down votes, and so on, just add noise and stir up emulation. If there were a way to showcase a few quality comments at the top of a major thread, that could be valuable, but I imagine it would require the moderators to do the work.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2014, 03:52:09 PM »
I'd rather see the ignore user mod implemented before any of this.
I’ve used this on another board, but I think the best policy here is to simply ignore the user without tweaking the technology. There are a few folks I do this with — see an SN or avatar, skip ahead — and some folks here are demonstrably masters at the art of ignoring posts they don’t like.

Besides, I don’t know that an ignore user mod would do that much good if their quotes can still show up in another user’s posts.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2014, 08:45:57 PM »
In theory I'm sure you're right. However, my experience has been that boards that implement it (which are most boards now) feel like much calmer and happier places. When you get old like me sources of stress are not exciting anymore.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2014, 09:07:08 PM »
For the benefit of those contributing: If you'd like to see any new features added to the Forum, simply PM Anastasios (Founder, Webdespota, Admin) with your ideas and rationale.
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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 09:08:12 PM »
Thank you, Father.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2014, 09:10:16 PM »
I'd rather see the ignore user mod implemented before any of this.
I’ve used this on another board, but I think the best policy here is to simply ignore the user without tweaking the technology. There are a few folks I do this with — see an SN or avatar, skip ahead — and some folks here are demonstrably masters at the art of ignoring posts they don’t like.

Besides, I don’t know that an ignore user mod would do that much good if their quotes can still show up in another user’s posts.


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However, the Facebook style of ignore, or BLOCK feature, acts like the blocked person does not exist.
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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2014, 09:31:55 PM »
Anathema would be used around here more often. Every poster a pope.

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2014, 09:33:13 PM »
Anathema would be used around here more often. Every poster a pope.

Axios too.

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Re: Like or Amen button
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2014, 10:07:15 PM »
In theory I'm sure you're right. However, my experience has been that boards that implement it (which are most boards now) feel like much calmer and happier places. When you get old like me sources of stress are not exciting anymore.
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I prefer the constructive chaos. It helps undermine some of the narratives. I guess that makes me a bad traditionalist.
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