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Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:18 am
by Will
Not as serious a poll as I would Like. :zzz:

Vote changing insisted on...

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:28 am
by SarathW
I voted "no" as this practice promote self view.

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:18 am
by Aloka
A "no" from me - because a Dhamma group doesn't need to imitate social media sites in order to have intelligent, discussions between its members.

:anjali:

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:29 am
by Mkoll
There are different ways to implement one with the main difference being able to dislike as well. For example, on Sutta Central one you only like but on a place like Reddit you can upvote and also downvote. The former would be a better implementation for this kind of board.

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:40 am
by Aloka
I read Sutta Central discussions occasionally and I think it would be so much better without any extra clutter in the discussions.

I really can't see what the benefits are for adult practitioners, other than to accumulate fans, I suppose, and too bad for those poor folks who don't get any "likes".

Its quite easy to express appreciation in a few well-chosen words, if one feels the need. However perhaps pressing a button to a recording of some grunts would be easier!

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Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:06 am
by Crazy cloud
njet! ... :console:

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:10 am
by retrofuturist
No, and...


Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:50 pm
by bodom
This why we have these...

:goodpost: :twothumbsup: :thanks: :thumbsup: :clap: :bow: :jumping: :heart:

:anjali:

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:39 am
by phil
God no. :jawdrop:

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:06 pm
by binocular
Aloka wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:40 am
Its quite easy to express appreciation in a few well-chosen words, if one feels the need.
And people should be encouraged to practice this, in order to become more articulate, more discerning.

A feature like the "like" button dumbs people down, limits their tendency for goodwill and for being happy with others and for others, and dilutes the quality of interactions.

Re: Like button - Poll

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:24 pm
by ieee23
I voted "no".

My opinion is that being able to vote on posts, "like" buttons etc contributes to compulsive and immature mentalities that are a bit of an anathema for the kind of mental states Buddhists are trying to get in and stay in.

On the positive side, such things let you know that your writing was read and maybe appreciated. That feels good. On the other hand this isn't really positive. An intellectually mature adult should base their opinions what they think is true and it shouldn't matter to them whether other people appreciate it or not. It seems like that would be even more true for what Buddhists should be striving for.

I have seen many articles that such things encourage impulsive behaviour, also not where you want to be going as a Buddhist. People check their social media obsessively, looking to see their score. Such switching back and forth prevents people from going into deeper thought, deeper states of mind.

I think as close to a pure text enviornment with the ability to post multimedia dhamma files is the best for a Buddhist forum. I think buttons, memes, video responses instead of words, and little animations reflect immaturity in the mind and take away from a serious discussion.