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The "Like" Button

Seems as if the "Like" + "TY4UR useful post" buttons are trending now. How easy it is to click a button and Bingo - nudge, nudge, wink, wink, you're done!
Now the poster instantly knows that I either like it, or think it's useful without me having to think about it, or type my fingers to the bone. How cool is that! …
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Re: The "Like" Button

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Seems as if the "Like" + "TY4UR useful post" buttons are trending now. How easy it is to click a button and Bingo - nudge, nudge, wink, wink, you're done!
Now the poster instantly knows that I either like it, or think it's useful without me having to think about it, or type my fingers to the bone. How cool is that! …
I prefer the old fashioned method where someone actually takes the time and trouble to comment. Sadly however I am just as guilty as anyone else of excessive use of the dreaded "likes" and "thanks" buttons.

I guess it's just an example of progress backwards

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Re: The "Like" Button

It would be nice if we all had time to write extensive comments on each of the many photos posted here. There are many super photos I like, but really have not the time nor inclination to write pages of comments....

Thus the Like button does that for me quickly and efficiently...……...
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Re: The "Like" Button

Unfortunately, quite often comments can start to seem very 'samey' so the like button does the job in most cases. It lets people know that you have looked at the photo(s) and . er .. 'like' them. Of course, when we have something to say, then we say it. No problems with that.
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Re: The "Like" Button

In this forum's history, the adoption of these buttons is relatively recent., two years or so, is it? A Facebook aberration.
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In this forum's history, the adoption of these buttons is relatively recent., two years or so, is it? A Facebook aberration.
I think the buttons have always been there, Mark, but maybe their use has increased recently. I notice that collectively we make less comments in the Gallery than we used to.
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Re: The "Like" Button

They have been around for quite a while, but the use has increased as people are more used to doing such on various platforms

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I think the buttons have always been there, Mark, but maybe their use has increased recently. I notice that collectively we make less comments in the Gallery than we used to.
No John, they appeared about two years ago. I know that because one prolific lady member (Aussie) quit because of it - or so she PM'd me at the time.
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Re: The "Like" Button

They are there to spare you my inane and unhelpful comments.

Although I do like to read the comments on mine and other's posts I did think at one time that I was posting too many comments with not much content where a "like" button would fulfil the purpose. It is also probably easier to use a "like" than type comments on a mobile device, especially when on public transport.
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No John, they appeared about two years ago. I know that because one prolific lady member (Aussie) quit because of it - or so she PM'd me at the time.
Why on earth would that be a reason to quit? You don’t have to tap either ‘like’ or ‘thanks’ but I see both as a useful addition and I for one welcome our new clicky overlords.
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Oi! I thought I had a monopoly on inane and unhelpful!
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They are there to spare you my inane and unhelpful comments.
Although I do like to read the comments on mine and other's posts I did think at one time that I was posting too many comments with not much content where a "like" button would fulfil the purpose. It is also probably easier to use a "like" than type comments on a mobile device, especially when on public transport.
Oh I wouldn't say that, OM. I often comment on my phone to threads and posts on the 3hr train trip to Melbourne, and being an insomniac I sometimes reply on that device from bed, God help me!

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Why on earth would that be a reason to quit? You don’t have to tap either ‘like’ or ‘thanks’ but I see both as a useful addition and I for one welcome our new clicky overlords.
I suspect there was more to it than what she said. I think she just liked to be complimented on her work … like the rest of us, I guess.

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Oi! I thought I had a monopoly on inane and unhelpful!
Who did you think you were kidding …
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Oh I wouldn't say that, OM. I often comment on my phone to threads and posts on the 3hr train trip to Melbourne, and being an insomniac I sometimes reply on that device from bed, God help me!
Ooops - I just "liked" your post; better add a comment. I don't do many long train journeys but the short (50') commute into town is cramped, bumpy, and jerky, and not the sort of environment where you want to try tapping on a small screen based keyboard. With a posh larger 'phone it might be easier.
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The 'Like' and 'Thanks' buttons are fairly recent additions John. At a guess I would say we have had them for about three years.

I do quite like the 'Like' button but like the original 'Like' button on Facebook it has little meaning. I remember complaints about people 'Liking' posts about their granny dying because there was no other option.

Ideally it would be nice to have 'like, dislike, sad and laughing' buttons as on FB, and for the gallery some kind of scoring system, but I appreciate that could be difficult.

It might be easier if the forum allowed posts of fewer than ten characters so that we could post a number or a smiley without having to write about it.
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Re: The "Like" Button

I've never seen an 'Agree' button. That would possibly be a well used one on this forum.
A 'Disagree' button is also an idea.
So many times I've wanted to agree or disagree with a post without wanting to state my own thoughts on the matter. 'Like' doesn't do the same job.
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