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Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:40 pm

...in posts to click on, if we like what that member has contributed, but don't necessarily feel a raft of words in response, is warranted?

Even the 'good posting' emoticon means we have to post.... being able to simply 'like' a post would be so much simpler.
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by Crazy cloud » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:52 pm

I find this way :goodpost: + a few words describing what one likes especially , the best in the long run

It makes the feedback more personal and sincere, in my opinion

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:00 pm

Sure.... But I can bet your bottom dollar that if a 'like' button existed, you'd use that instead, if all you wanted to do was to show approval.

Both options would cover the bases..........
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by Crazy cloud » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:18 pm

No, I would not have done it the easiest way .. ;)

In another forum I use to visit, they have that option, and often it seems to me that the "like-button" only signals to the monkeys: come and join in the cirkus :stirthepot: , and dont forget to bring your drums along .. :woohoo:
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:23 pm

well thank you for your comments. I await the response from Admin; after all, they have the authority to make this decision....

Thanks.

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:07 pm

That answers my question!

:goodpost:

:clap:

:twothumbsup:

:bow:

That will do nicely, I think!

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by m0rl0ck » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:02 pm

Good policy. There are plenty of boards where popularity contests and the lowest common denominator dictate content. Dhammawheel is a nice refuge from that sort of thing.
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by Jetavan » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:07 pm

Personally, I was hoping for a 'crave' button.

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:28 pm

Oooooh Yesss!

I want one, I want one, I want one, I want one, I want one!!

:woohoo: :rofl:
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by Spiny Norman » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:33 am

m0rl0ck wrote:
Good policy. There are plenty of boards where popularity contests and the lowest common denominator dictate content. Dhammawheel is a nice refuge from that sort of thing.
Yes, it is. And trying to be popular is hard work anyway. ;)
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:25 am

I don't need to try..... :tongue:

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:40 pm

m0rl0ck wrote:
Good policy. There are plenty of boards where popularity contests and the lowest common denominator dictate content. Dhammawheel is a nice refuge from that sort of thing.
Like

:P
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by m0rl0ck » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:57 pm

:goodpost:
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:53 pm

:focus:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by dhammapal » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:02 am

Hi,

I really discovered Facebook in January 2014 and the Like button is vital, not just for encouragement "Sadhu!" but because it means the threshold for identifying new friends is so low just a click whereas here you have to interrupt the conversation with a reply even if it is only a "Good Post". My main Facebook group is experiencing more than exponential growth. I checked out "DhammaWheel on Facebook" and people aren't using the Like button very much.

In the Anguttara Nikaya the Buddha repeatedly censured being stingy with praise as a fetter.

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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by SarathW » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:27 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:
m0rl0ck wrote:
Good policy. There are plenty of boards where popularity contests and the lowest common denominator dictate content. Dhammawheel is a nice refuge from that sort of thing.
Like

:P
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Re: Could we have a 'like' button....

Post by dhammapal » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:26 am

I can see the logic now. I remembered this quote:
Thanissaro Bhikkhu wrote:There have been periods in the history of Buddhism when monks would put fans in front of their faces so that they wouldn't read the reaction of the people out there, the idea being that the audience would be more likely to actually hear the genuine Dharma when the speaker isn't trying to read the audience and please them.
From: The Freedom to Give by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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Like function?

Post by Mkoll » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:28 am

Is there a simple way to implement/enable a "like" function into the forum's code? If so, maybe we can hold a vote on implementing it? I find that browsing forums with a like function makes it easier to recognize posts/posters worth reading in the limited time I want to spend visiting a forum.
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Re: Like function?

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:31 am

Greetings Mkoll,

Technical feasibility aside, this matter has been raised, discussed and rejected quite a few times over the years, just as recently as February this year.

I might have the opportunity to look around for previous discussions next time I'm back in front of a PC.

UPDATE: OK, here we go...

Thumbs up button
Could we have a 'like' button....
Likes or +1 or something like that
(and these are just the "public" discussions, there have also likely been conversations behind the scenes too with similar points raised...)

For the record, I'm against it for the same reasons as before. Such functionality might be pragmatic for example on a technical site that offers technical solutions to technical problems, so that members can highlight which solutions actually work, but the Dhamma is so diverse in terms of scope, application and relevance to different people of different dispositions and experience... all I see it leading to in such an environment is unproductive patterns like ego-inflation, narcissism, popularity contests, virtue signalling, bullying, group think, cliques and discouraging diversity in thought. These are all qualities, behaviours and forum attributes which the current administration and moderators are not looking to give rise to, especially since they have all existed here at previous times in the past, to greater or lesser degrees, and were not beneficial to the forum.

In keeping with our principle of intellectual and spiritual autonomy, individuals can judge for themselves what is meritorious or not... there is no need to defer this necessary discernment to anonymous strangers. After all, the path to enlightenment is not decided by majority vote.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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