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Recommendation: Why not add a 'Dislike' button?

Hustler1337Hustler1337

Hi,

Just wanted to recommend a 'Dislike' button to be introduced alongside the existing 'Like' button for comments posted by users. Although I see some comments deserving of likes, there are other comments which deserve to be shown to be disliked by users. I've seen quite a few comments deserving of a 'dislike' over the years at HUKD and I'm sure others will agree. However, at present, there is no way to show that you dislike a comment besides commenting.

I've seen quite a few forums with both a 'Like' and 'Dislike' option and think it's a very good idea.

Personally, I think that those hitting the dislike button shouldn't have their name publicly displayed as it is with those that have 'Liked' a comment (which I also don't really like IMO).

Here's a couple of examples of forums adopting both the 'Like' and 'Dislike' button:

MacRumors - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1324021
The Student Room - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk (click on any random thread).

Anyways, that's my recommendation. Hope others agree.

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    JamesClark1991
    I presume it goes something like this.

    Facebook = popular = no like button

    Ok we'll copy and we'll also get popular :D
    dunfyboy
    Does it matter if someone likes or dislikes a comment?
    fanpages
    dunfyboy
    Does it matter if someone likes or dislikes a comment?


    You can always edit a comment after one (or more) "Like(s)" has (have) been applied anyway.
    dunfyboy
    fanpages
    dunfyboy
    I am awesome!


    Yes, you are.


    Why would people edit comments?
    brilly
    thehut is awesome

    Edited By: brilly on Feb 17, 2012 16:51: typo
    fanpages
    brilly
    dunfyboy is awesome


    "Like" this comment if you disagree with brilly.

    Edited By: fanpages on Feb 17, 2012 03:56: To demonstrate a point
    dunfyboy
    brilly
    dunfyboy is awesome


    fanpages
    I meant now that brilly has a "Like" the comment can be changed to say something completely different.

    I know, but I hope he doesn't :)
    HeroDeveloper
    That example also serves to demonstrate why we don't remove the "Edited By:" text below comments that have been edited. :)
    brilly
    HeroDeveloper
    That example also serves to demonstrate why we don't remove the "Edited By:" text below comments that have been edited. :)

    but then how do we tell the difference between those that love thehut and those that love dunfyboy?
    one of those loves is the bigger crime.
    Admin
    Admin[admin]2 years, 10 months ago2 Likes #10Show comment tools Reply
    JamesClark1991
    I presume it goes something like this.

    Facebook = popular = no like button

    Ok we'll copy and we'll also get popular :D


    We're changing the colour to blue and adding an app section end of month.
    Hustler1337
    lol
    http://f.images.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/14781389.jpg

    Edited By: Hustler1337 on Feb 17, 2012 19:01
    Jumpingphil
    Admin
    JamesClark1991
    I presume it goes something like this.

    Facebook = popular = no like button

    Ok we'll copy and we'll also get popular :D


    We're changing the colour to blue and adding an app section end of month.



    So, another bucketful of bugs coming our way then.
    fanpages
    Jumpingphil
    So, another bucketful of bugs coming our way then.


    "We're going to need a bigger bucket"

    (No connection to S[t]inking ships intended, nor implied)

    Back to the subject matter though...

    As well as a "Dislike" request, how about the ability to "cancel" (retract) a previous "Like" nomination?

    Oh yes, & the ability to "Like" the thread description, so that those that do not wish to vote on a "Deal", but thank the member for their time listing it, are satisfied from many previous requests across countless other Feedback threads.

    BFN,

    fp.

    PS. "inb4" those wishing to change "Like" to "Thanks" :)

    Edited By: fanpages on Feb 18, 2012 10:12
    Blasphemous
    Hustler1337
    Personally, I think that those hitting the dislike button shouldn't have their name publicly displayed as it is with those that have 'Liked' a comment (which I also don't really like IMO).
    Why would you want to make a point of stating that you 'Like' or 'Dislike' something but want to remain anonymous? Surely the whole point of stating your 'Like/Dislike' is to make a stand, show your support/disapproval by adding your name to your support/disapproval?

    Regarding the proposition, if we are to see a balanced opinion on posts made, a 'Dislike' button should be added. The argument being that the 'Like' button provides members with a very quick and simple method to show their support/appreciation/liking of a post but there is not a 'quick/simple' method for those that do not support the view/comment/post. The only way for those that disapprove/dislike something to show their disapproval is to post a comment in the thread stating such disapproval/dislike. The counter argument could be that such a comment could then be 'Liked' by those who disapproved the original comment but that doesn't take away the the fact that the disapproval needs to be stated in a post rather than simply added as a Click.
    fanpages
    When the first "Like" system was introduced (that being the immediate replacement to the previous "Reputation" system) the names of those applying the "Like" nomination to any comment were not shown.

    It was only later that the names of those showing their support of a comment were shown.

    When this happened I stopped using the facility for a while as I preferred the anonymity. The "Reputation" system worked better, in my opinion, as you could provide (optional) comments to the member who had commented & only they would see these (in their "Member Profile").

    I have since "mellowed" & regularly use the "Like" system now. However, I do not do this in threads where I feel the application of a "Like" to any comment would result in future confrontation or the antagonising of any party in that thread. The introduction of a "Dislike" nomination would, I feel, cause similar, if not additional, issues.

    I agree that for balance, a "Dislike" feature should be available alongside the existing "Like" feature, but I now choose to use the "Private Message" system to provide further information or show my support to certain members when I think they need moral support rather than a list of member names besides any given comment.

    I don't mind confrontation, far from it, when it is justified, but there are some members of this forum (Admin, specifically, from previous admission) who do not get involved in threads where there is obvious dissention/conflict of opinions.

    This site has enough members with grievances about each other; it doesn't need another method of highlighting those that disagree with an opinion, lifestyle choice, product selection, or whatever.

    BFN,

    fp.


    Edited By: fanpages on Feb 18, 2012 16:13: Typographical error "result on" to "result in"
    Blasphemous
    With respect to your first point fp, I agree, the 'Reputation' system was better than this current system (assuming the 'current system' isn't changed again before I finish typing this post!). The problem with the Reputation system was that some members were receiving more reputation than some of the mods so obviously that had to be changed!

    Regarding the inclusion of a 'Dislike' button; I doubt the simple clicking of 'Dislike' will result in conflict. The 'Like' button hasn't resulted in some 'Love-in'... mores the pity some might say! If someone 'Dislikes' something strongly enough they will post their disapproval. That post/opinion may or may not spark a heated discussion but that has nothing to do with the simple clicking of a button either way. And there is nothing wrong in heated debate. It has brought about some changes in history so opinions should be welcomed.

    It won't be added as it's too much work but I agree with the proposal.
    tommay
    fanpages


    "We're going to need a bigger bucket"

    (No connection to S[t]inking ships intended, nor implied)

    Back to the subject matter though...

    As well as a "Dislike" request, how about the ability to "cancel" (retract) a previous "Like" nomination?

    Oh yes, & the ability to "Like" the thread description, so that those that do not wish to vote on a "Deal", but thank the member for their time listing it, are satisfied from many previous requests across countless other Feedback threads.

    BFN,

    fp.

    PS. "inb4" those wishing to change "Like" to "Thanks" :)


    imminent
    dunfyboy
    I started off against this idea but now think it would have its uses, such as when a mod locks a thread that has yet to reach its conclusion simply because he's worn his spade out digging a hole for himself.
    fanpages
    dunfyboy
    I started off against this idea but now think it would have its uses, such as when a mod locks a thread that has yet to reach its conclusion simply because he's worn his spade out digging a hole for himself.


    ...or use a different thread...

    [ http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/seller-does-criteria-for-approval-1145035?p=13746995 ]

    No, wait, that was closed as well.

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