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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Administrator, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like the "Type" being clearly visible. Am concerned about a "dislike" button as to how it could be used. I hope that gets well thought through.
     
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  2. Duncan57

    Duncan57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A sub forum on Benefit questions might be useful. What to claim and dealing with problems arising from claims.
     
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  3. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I notice that on the Ask A Question forum there already seems to be some sort of coding that prefaces the question title with "Type n" - why couldn't that be applied to all Type 1 posts (in particular) since they're the ones who seem so touchy about other types intruding onto their special threads? ;)
     
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  4. SunnyExpat

    SunnyExpat Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Good job we haven't a 'dislike' button yet.
    No issue with type 1's.
    We're all in this together, no one is 'special'
     
  5. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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  6. Tarabas

    Tarabas Type 2 · Active Member

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    Will/should the new labeling work in tapatalk, too?
     
  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Why don't you start a thread asking us 'Type 1's' since we all seem so touchy about other types, and on the Ask A Question section too ..........................
     
  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I would not like a dislike button.
     
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  9. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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  10. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Me neither. I would prefer just one 'thanks' button to show appreciation for the post having been made.
     
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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Feathers get ruffled already and sometimes vultures fly down and go for the carcass, ripping it apart.
     
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  12. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    so will each dislike you get remove a like count so you can go negative. That way it is a sort of Karma level... Should all the likes be reset so we all start again? Do we have a counter for each new button? We could then have an achievement of going from a a high karma to a low karma in a month without being banned ;)
     
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  13. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Where did I say "all"? I don't think it's all Type 1s and certainly never meant to imply that.

    I'd actually like to see this for all posts since it's easier than reading the fine print to see which forum the topic was posted in if you use "recent" or "new" posts to navigate the forum.
     
  14. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    lol.

    I would prefer there to be no tally at all, just a thanks button shown at the post itself The likes don't mean much anymore. One particular poster I'm thinking of doesn't post that often but every single post is of great value. Then there are others who are simply in a friendship group and get likes from their friends almost every time they post. I have noticed some of the moderators liking each others posts often too. We each have our own bias. I myself get likes in the football thread as I have made good friends there, but it doesn't tell a newbie how good my advice on diabetes is.
     
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  15. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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  16. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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  17. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Yes, I was being a little facetious but was making a serious point about adding a dislike button in that it has a relation to "like". I agree that the number of likes isn't important and do not understand its original requirement with the way it is currently implemented. Many forums have a post scoring scheme in that members can vote up or down a post if that find it useful or not although this might turn out to be a little divisive a well controlled voting system can help pick a reader focus on the real information in a thread and not somebodies agenda. You can then decide to filter out (normally fold them so you can read if you need to go back for context) downgraded posts to clean a thread from your view. One thing that you have to be aware of in all of these voting systems is mop rule but if it is run well it can really be a helpful aid.
     
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  18. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    I don't think the 'up or down' is a good idea here on this forum. There are too many friendship groups (OK, cliques) who would vote en masse against a particular person just because that person had made one 'bad' post in the past. This is why I would like to see the tally removed altogether. We need unity not the constant rivalry I have witnessed here in the past. I had a friend question me for 'liking' a post when it's pretty obvious I'm not that keen on the person who wrote it. If the post is good I'll like it, regardless of who wrote it. Others don't seem to do that though, so the 'like' tally system is meaningless. Just put a 'thanks' on the particular post. It says all we need to say.
     
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  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    @Administrator

    I notice that the moderators also have the Type under their user name, but this has replaced the word Moderator! How are folk supposed to know who the mods are, especially if they have to step in and moderate on a thread?
     
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  20. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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