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I sure wish we had a like or thumbs up button so when someone made a post we really appreciated we could acknowledge it without quoting their post and saying I agree etc.
 

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^^^ Like.

When I first saw them I thought it was stupid but now I see their value.
 

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I admit there have been times that I "reached" for the like button .

Then there's the other side . Seeing this on another forum where I staff .
Some will use "Likes or Reputation" as a sort of perceived status symbol and give likes/rep pts to every post they can to gain a high count . Soon there's a group giving them to each other , cheapening the intent .

Kinda sad really .
 

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There are positives and negatives to all features. If there is enough community interest in the ability to "Like" or show appreciation on a post or comment, we can bring this forward to our development team.

-Gerrit
 

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I "like" the idea!!!:rock:
 

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As do I. I don't always need or want to reply to a post when a 'like' would suffice.
 

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Just my opinion, I don't see any benefit to a "like" button. The only reason to post in a thread is to add content. "Liking" something adds nothing to the subject being discussed. IMHO, "like" is such a lazy post it should not count toward a members post count. If you "like" a post, say what it is that you like about what was posted.
 

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Then there's the other side . Seeing this on another forum where I staff .
Some will use "Likes or Reputation" as a sort of perceived status symbol and give likes/rep pts to every post they can to gain a high count . Soon there's a group giving them to each other , cheapening the intent .
Limit the number of likes a forum member can give each day.

Just my opinion, I don't see any benefit to a "like" button. The only reason to post in a thread is to add content. "Liking" something adds nothing to the subject being discussed. IMHO, "like" is such a lazy post it should not count toward a members post count. If you "like" a post, say what it is that you like about what was posted.
The benefit is that one can skip over less "liked" posts and read posts with higher "like" counts. Some of these threads get to be several pages long. It would be nice to be able to focus in on posts that have a higher like count.

It is also a benefit to the poster so he can get feedback from other users in the form of "likes" and improve his posting content in the future.
 

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It is also a benefit to the poster so he can get feedback from other users in the form of "likes" and improve his posting content in the future.
Good point. Now I'm thinking that if we have a "like" button, we should also have a "don't like" button. That might really improve posting content. :)
 

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Hello,

It seems that enough of you "like" the idea, so it has been escalated to forum development. We'll be working on getting you this feature.

-Gerrit
 

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Thanks, Gerrit.

Appreciate the fact that you folks are open to suggestions that could benefit all the members of the forum.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

And finally, thanks to mdell49 for coming up with the idea to begin with.:rock:
 

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Uh, we're coming up on 3 months on this post.

I have no idea how busy "forum development" is-----just wondering if this idea is still in the planning stage, or died on the cutting room floor--------------:confused::bawling:

Forum development folks? Gerrit? Buehler?
 

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Not happening , sorry .
 
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