[Suggestion] Remove the feature allowing everyone to see each others like count

Discussion in 'Help, support & suggestions' started by Ksh13, Aug 16, 2016.

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  1. Ksh13

    Ksh13 Member

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    While this isn't much of a problem right now, in the future as the forum gets more used to likes, I fear that people will post a lot of stuff only to get likes, not caring about actual quality discussion. This already happens a lot at a different forum I frequently visit, and there they even disabled this a couple of years ago. Likes will still be a way to show your support for a post and all that, but this prevents people from trying to get likes just to show off their amount of likes.
     
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  2. mark49152

    mark49152 Premium Member

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    Isn't the point of it to encourage quality posts that others will like because it's interesting or helpful?

    Maybe the problem (if there is one) is other people misusing the feature to "like" stuff that is actually junk. With no ability for others to downvote it either.
     
  3. genericcuber666

    genericcuber666 Member

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    but everyone here is clever its not like the youtube comments where noone cares and its farely anonymous i dont think anything bad will happen
     
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  4. Matt11111

    Matt11111 Member

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    Right. Unlike some YouTube commenters... Ok, a lot of them... We actually have something to say most of the time. It's not like a thread will be posted this afternoon saying "Like if you're watching in 2016."
     
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  5. turtwig

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    I think that most of the time we're still saying something meaningful to the discussion, and it's great that sometimes a kind of irrelevant post is really funny and gets a lot of likes.
     
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  6. Dene

    Dene Premium Member

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    lol it's funny cos before we had the feature people pretty much said the same stuff to get it added in.
     
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  7. stoic

    stoic Premium Member

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    Surely one of the purposes of the system, over time, is to allow people to judge who the good posters are? What you're describing is just one of the natural consequences you'd expect, rather like new members padding their post count.
    If the intention is to allow one to "show support for a post" then we should have downvoting for those who disagree. Personally I love to see a good negging and it makes for a much more ... interesting ... dynamic; although I understand it's not really that type of forum.

    Oh and, thanks to everyone contributing to the discussion. I just liked every post in this thread.
     
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