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Should SPN Keep the 'Like' Button? SPN Poll

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Ishna, May 17, 2013.

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Should SPN keep the "Like" button?

Poll closed May 20, 2013.
  1. Yes!

    12 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Yes, but do not display names of members who "Like!"

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. No!

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. I am neutral. It makes no diference to me!

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. Other: Please explain in the thread.

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    11.1%
  1. Ishna

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    Hello admin jios

    I'd like to make a suggestion please. I've spent some time on a few other forums over the past 8 or so months, and I've noticed that while most have a 'like'-type reputation system, a lot of them don't display a list of which users like which posts. SPN does.

    I feel that sometimes the 'like' system at SPN can create a bit of an 'us vs them' image, where one side of an argument is getting all the 'likes' and the other side isn't.

    But as this is my feeling alone, perhaps SPN could have a poll to find out the views of other members with a view to changing it possibly?

    I appreciate the 'like' system, however I think it might be good if you could only see when you yourself like a particular post, rather than seeing all the members who like the post.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  3. spnadmin

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    ishna ji

    I hear you. It bothers me too for a lot of reasons. Sometimes I want to encourage a person even when I don't agree. Other times I really agree. It can backfire however with the shy people made very self-conscious about the Like button. I if they don't get a Like will that make them go into a shell? Let's have the moderators discuss it in our Leaders' Section.
     
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    Before we have any private discussions, let's encourage people reading this thread to express their views.
     
  5. Randip Singh

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    Definite yes and a dislike button as well :grinningkudi:
     
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  6. Admin Singh

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    A definitive yes from me too! I think its a Sikhi like to be upfront and let the poster know that he is being appreciated for her/his contributions.

    Randip ji, the dislike button was removed due to some apprehensions by some 'sensitive' members...

    IMHO! Likes button is the most interactive feature and keeps the things interesting!

    :faujasingh:
     
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  7. arshdeep88

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    Either have it or not

    but dislike button will be far more discouraging
     
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    Aman Singh ji thanks for your post. My observations below,
    1. Should name be there: For me it helps specially when some people I consider mentors for me provide such feedback. I appreciate such feedback and use it for my steering. Just personal for me though as any thanks is equally valuable and to be appreciated.
      • Unfortunately it does show up as groupie mentality :singhbhangra: where same people would thank the same associates. Positively it at times kind of encourages stronger interactions. In the end it probably evens out.

      • We need to remember that greatest newer learning happens when there are differences of opinion versus closeness of opinions.

    2. Anonymous Thanks: If possible I believe the forum should allow visitors to leave thanks. This will encourage possible greater interaction and traction to attract new members for mutual learning.
    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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  9. Tejwant Singh

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    Many times I click Like which shows that I have read and understood the post and respect the thought expressed. I may agree with it or not. Many times when I do not agree, I do not even bother to respond in order not to create an argument rather than to further a conversation. But sometimes I do challenge others by asking questions for my own better understanding.

    Tejwant Singh
     
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  10. Luckysingh

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    It's a confirmation that your post was understood !!
    :peacesign:
     
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  11. Inderjeet Kaur

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    My "Like" means much the same. It doesn't mean, "I agree," it means,"I appreciate" or "Thank you for saying that." In fact, I often learn a lot more from posts I don't agree with. Learning is what I'm here for.:grinningkudi:
     
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  12. spnadmin

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    I :thumbup: the fact that this poll has 10 replies before 12 hours expired.
     
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  13. Kanwaljit Singh

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    Is there any data on users who liked an adjoining post, but not mine :motherlylove:
     
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    I think it should be renamed to "Appreciate" to better reflect how it is used!
     
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  15. Inderjeet Kaur

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    Most excellent suggestion!:mundabhangra::singhbhangra:
     
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  16. Admin Singh

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    That can be easily done! no issues! :mundabhangra:
     
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    This is a great solution. Thanks to all! I removes my earlier misgivings. Often there are articles that I don't "Like" but do appreciate because they raise my awareness about an issue. I don't like articles about abuse of women or torture. But when Soul-jyot posts those articles it feels weird to Like but correct to Appreciate.

    There are many other examples like this.
     
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  18. Harry Haller

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    funnily enough although the tab says like, the tagline is appreciate already!

     
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  19. Admin Singh

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    Ha, ha! i wish 'Appreciate' could be spelled in 4 characters! Now, it will be a one long huge button! :grinningsingh:
     
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  20. Kanwaljit Singh

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    Why not leave the like button with icon? When user clicks he can see he is appreciating someone's post! No need for text. You can boldify appreciate as in:

    The following members appreciate Aman Singh Ji for the above message.
     
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