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Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook #5351433 02/16/20 08:18 AM
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Adding "like" options to posts like facebook would reduce some redundant posts saying the same thing over and over. Once the threads get over 2 pages long they are fairly useless to people looking for information since no one is going to read all of those posts to get a consensus.

Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351439 02/16/20 08:26 AM
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How do you know no one is going to read past two pages? Some people have longer attention spans than others.


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: PowerSurge] #5351446 02/16/20 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by PowerSurge
How do you know no one is going to read past two pages? Some people have longer attention spans than others.


True but with natural thread drift after 2 pages you might not remember what the original subject was. No opinion on a like button, don't know what it does.



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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351453 02/16/20 08:41 AM
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Similarly, many people won't read all the posts to like the ones you think they should. wink

Let's not try to make anything more like Facebook. You can start your own facebook oil group for that.

Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351462 02/16/20 08:49 AM
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I vote NO!!!


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351467 02/16/20 08:51 AM
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I think the OP is projecting his own opinion to the rest of the message board.
How does the OP know what others are going to do or what they prefer?
I also agree that OP can start a Facebook oil group if he wants those functionalities.

This idea get a 'dislike'.


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351468 02/16/20 08:51 AM
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It's a good idea. Instead of posted just to say "agree", you just hit the Like button.


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351470 02/16/20 08:52 AM
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This was considered before and rejected.

I think Dave9 captured the pitfalls quite well in this earlier post:
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...ystem-for-threads-or-replies#Post5263769


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351472 02/16/20 08:53 AM
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"Like" is just saying "I agree" or "well said". To be unique I think "agree" could be used instead of like. No option for disagree because that would start arguments.

many other groups do this and it cuts down on the "yeah me too" posts.

Edit:
Just saw the posted link above.... I do and don't agree. but it makes not difference to me. I was just suggesting what I see working on other boards.


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: BAJA_05] #5351519 02/16/20 09:50 AM
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If you had to come up with just one main reason why social media is so toxic and destructive, the "like" button would be an easy candidate.

Sadly, we've already chased off so many of the real experts that I'm not sure what we have to lose at this point.

Either way, I'm also a "no" on this.


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351523 02/16/20 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by danez_yoda
Adding "like" options to posts like facebook would reduce some redundant posts saying the same thing over and over. Once the threads get over 2 pages long they are fairly useless to people looking for information since no one is going to read all of those posts to get a consensus.




People read the posts for information, not so they can rate them. Facebook forums are about cliques and popularity for insecure people needing validation from strangers. Only way I would add a "LIKE" button was if they also added a "HATE" button as well.

Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351599 02/16/20 11:08 AM
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I don't care for the "Like" options myself but whatever the forum decides is good with me.

What's Facebook?

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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351623 02/16/20 11:32 AM
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NO to a like button. I come here to get away from the pettiness of FB. I want this site to remain to be the furthest thing from FB possible.


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Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: danez_yoda] #5351632 02/16/20 11:39 AM
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I see multiple posts that think a "like" option is something that only exists in Facebook. Might be shocking, but the internet consists of more than Facebook and this website.

Re: Add "like" option for BITOG posts like facebook [Re: Quattro Pete] #5351635 02/16/20 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
I think Dave9 captured the pitfalls quite well in this earlier post:

Oh, the irony.... "newbs" that repeat false info ? Members here repeat false info, wait, I mean, their opinion, every day. Others see it posted so often they believe it's fact and then they start repeating it.

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