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So, a dislike button in the future? Maybe?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by DarthTunick , Jun 2, 2014.

  1. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nah, they've still got a rather decent chance of... but that's a point to be made elsewhere. :p
     
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  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Reddit lurker and occasional poster here. Came here to say this.
     
  3. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Ctrl+F'd to see if anyone had posted this. Was not disappointed.

    Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold!
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    All the feels.
     
  5. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    This is a dumb idea, because if somebody disliked a post I made, I'd hope they'd tell me why, and generate some sort of discussion about it, instead of clicking a button and accomplishing nothing.
     
  6. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I also "dislike" this idea. :p
     
  7. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    "dislike" [face_clown]
     
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  8. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    While that certainly would happen on some occasions, you make it seem like the alternative wouldn't occur, and I don't think that would be the case.
     
  9. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So could liking, in a way. If a "dislike" button makes a person feel insulted, that same person not getting likes when others do could also feel hurt.

    The thing is with likes, upvotes, karma, etc, is that all really just boils down to a popularity contest. I mean, not every like or dislike is given because of how awesome a person is or isn't, but they send very clear messages, especially once someone accumulates a ton of likes/dislikes.

    Basically what I'm saying is that dislikes are no more harmful than likes, theoretically speaking.
     
  10. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Interesting you think so. I disagree.
     
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  11. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I almost disagree with myself. In theory, likes are always positive while dislikes are always negative, but there's so many factors that go into the proceedings that you can't account for every scenario. I'm not exactly saying there's people who take issue with a lack of likes, but you never know. Just trying to cover all the bases here. ;)
     
  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I don't think I necessarily agree with that assessment, Todd. To me, a like is a quick indication of approval - whether it be because a post was funny, or you agree, or you think it's a particularly good addition to the conversation, or whatever. It replaces what, in ye olde days, would've been a pointless +1 or "This" post. A dislike, by contrast, doesn't really have that natural association - it shows disapproval or disagreement, but 9 times out of 10 you want to verbalize that disagreement, and it just gets redundant. Sure, in a perfect world people would only karma vote based on, like, relevance to the topic at hand, but that never happens. Instead it's just a way of getting in a quick shot before the more elaborate one.

    As for people feeling insulted, I do agree that it's a non-issue in a certain sense, but I think not getting a like has less sting than someone actively telling you to shove it the way a dislike does.
     
  13. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Upvote

    Although I do see what Todd the Jedi means because that point was often posted on LACWAC.
     
  14. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The problem with the like button is that it makes me lazy and I abuse it. If i agree with someone, but am too lazy to say anything in reply, I just hit the like button and call it a day.
     
  15. Asajj_Kenobi

    Asajj_Kenobi Jedi Master star 1

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    Yeah...but also it is a way to give some feedback to a story that is okay, but there is nothing that really stands out. I hate just saying "Nice update" (I spend most of my time in fanfiction).

    But this is about a "Dislike" button. Over at fanfiction that is called "zero responses". I think their policy of 'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything' is a good one.
     
  16. Pensivia

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I would like to add my vote against a "dislike" button (or some equivalent). If someone wants to disagree with a point someone has made by explaining their different view on that point in an actual post, they can of course already do that. But IMO just being able to "dislike" something by itself (with no actual responding post required) has the potential to come off as unwelcoming to new members or just too negative/rude in general (though I don't in any way think that was DarthTunick's intention in suggesting it as a possibility--I've found him to be quite friendly and welcoming to newer posters such as myself).


    In short, I'd like to see the JCF remain as friendly and welcoming as possible, and I think adding a "dislike" option might take away from that.
     
  17. Rabs

    Rabs Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm a member of a Walking Dead fan forum and they have like, dislike, and thank you buttons. That forum isn't very strict and they allow fighting as long as it doesn't get too out of control. The dislike function over there adds to some good fun, but it's a totally different kind of place. Horror fans are much more aggressive. I personally like the aggression over there but I don't like it when it comes to my Star Wars. I know I'm really new here still, but I don't think a dislike button would fit well here. I do think a thank you button for helpful posts would be a welcome function, though. Just thought I'd add my cent and a half.
     
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  18. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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    I appreciate the thought towards it, but I could see it getting trolly. Simply put, something bad could come out of someone getting disliked, but on the other hand, no one is going to throw a fit because someone liked their post.
     
  19. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Exactly. I "liked" that post. :p
     
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  20. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I read your name, at first, as Penisvia.