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Old 12-15-2013, 09:07 AM
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I think it's much more interesting when people write out that they agree or disagree, and explain why or why not. Sure it works for Facebook, but - that's Facebook. I mean, this is a discussion board and getting various viewpoints is what makes it a discussion. Otherwise it could just be a couple of posts with a few thumbs-up symbols next to them and not much conversation. Boring!
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:08 AM
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Don't you find it tends to end up as a popularity contest?
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:39 AM
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Sympathise - m.huhmagazine.co.uk/5960/facebook-have-developed-a-sympathise-button

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Old 12-15-2013, 07:03 PM
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The interesting thing about it being a "popularity" contest is that we don't know each other. If someone becomes "popular" it's really just a recognition that they are considered well-spoken and knowledgeable by many people.

IOW some people have very little experience with actual poly relationships, but that doesn't stop them from giving tons of advice as though they actually know what they're talking about. Other people have been in successful, long-term poly relationships for years, and IMO that makes them more of an authority on the topic.

I also agree that "like" and "dislike" would be appropriate. Although, in the case of "dislike" I think it's more important to say why. If I 100% agree with someone, I can say "I agree, and here's why" but there's a good chance it's just going to be a repetition of what they already said. But if I disagree, it could be for any number of reasons, and I think it's more important to elaborate.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:40 PM
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An "off topic" and "malicious snipe" button might be handy.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:23 AM
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LOL, like. (Is this an off topic malicious snipe? )

That's what we need -- an LOL (and LOLz?) button.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:24 AM
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How about a LMAO button? (Okay I'll stop)
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:35 PM
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There used to be an option for reputations. Well I assume it is still there. You could rep someone, so their posts may hold more value.

However.. nycindie is right, it does tend to end up being a popularity contest instead of a "this person has value".

The only individual repping system is used by mods.

And unfortunately you can't rep posts. Although +1 has been popular as long as threaded posting has existed. It does tend to get the point across.

You can rep the thread, if the thread is doing well. But I find that only works until the thread hits the crapper anyways.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:11 AM
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Why do we have to pre warn people whose posts hold value? We can read posts and decide for ourselves.
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