Sick of the "Like Button"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Feral Feline, Mar 25, 2014.


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What "Button" Does TB need, if any?

Poll closed Mar 28, 2014.
  1. No Button Necessary

    31.3%
  2. "Like", totally, fershur

    37.5%
  3. Carrots

    31.3%
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  1. Feral Feline

    Feral Feline

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    Vent time...

    Happens every thread, somebody makes some comment about TB needing a "Like" button.

    If you take the time to type out "Where's the 'Like Button'?", then how hard is it to simply type "I like this [idea, bass, amp, technique, quote etc]?

    I searched the issue and found a closed thread, which leads me to believe that TB does NOT need a "Like" button and if it did the admins would've already implemented it. If you're so desperate for a like button, go hang out on FecalBoek.


    If anything, TB needs a carrot button.



    MODS: If I'm outta line here, delete this entire thread, PLEASE.
  2. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

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  3. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

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    Can I like this poll?
  4. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

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    I belong to another forum that is non-bass, non-music related and they started a system where you can "vote up" or "vote down" people's posts and you are assigned a numeric value based on the popularity or non-popularity of the content of your posts. It's completely unnecessary, but kind of fun/interesting.
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  6. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD

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    I haven't seen someone say a thread needs a like button in months. What is wrong with more functionality.

    We need a "like," "dislike," and "carrots" button.
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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  8. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    This thread needs a like button.
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Not a Clique Member Supporting Member

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    I find the like button confusing. People post about tragic things in their life, and then we show them support by clicking like? It seems perverse.
  10. fraublugher

    fraublugher

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    Put another way , which is more deserving of likes to us ? facebook or TB?
  11. eukatheude

    eukatheude

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    Carrots button please.
  12. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    Agreed. It's one of the reasons FB makes me sick. There is so much nuance lost in translation. Someone posts something tragic and your mere presence is supposed to warrant sharing in the public sympathy. Perverse is putting it lightly, IMO.
  13. marko138

    marko138

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    I think a lot of you guys need to lighten up.
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    I like this idea because some people would use it as a 'like' button and some would use it in TB terms which means "I don't give a rat's ass".
  15. fmoore200

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    I don't know about posting tragedy on FB in the first place. I mean, if your friends list is all *close* friends and family, ok. But if you have people from the block you lived on in '96 and never really communicate with, maybe your truly personal life should not be the subject of posts. You don't really know these people and who they have grown to be. You just think it's cool that you have reconnected.

    Of course I'm using "you" in the general sense
  16. Chebass88

    Chebass88 Supporting Member

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    This would work. It would lend credibility to worthwhile posts, and eliminate having to slog through endless posts of nonsense (even on topics when direct questions are asked).
  17. bassteban

    bassteban

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    I admire this rantfest :)
  18. le ste

    le ste

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    i didn't really get the like button. A real friend,which i read on facebook, told me the goal is to confirm you saw what your "friends" posted. To me, is when i actually really" like" something, in the true word sense. So i don't click it that much. Just when i like. simple. if i had a support comment to write, i write something.
  19. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    i like it more when people write that i don't know what i'm talking about
  20. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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  21. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

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    I support the use of a like button only if it's paired with a dislike button. Otherwise, what's the point? :confused:

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