Likes! Are they satisfing your forum craving?


(Tomo Vukasović) #1

Should likes be expanded? Are they really enough to mark the post content quality? Are we that closed-minded to have everything based on liking system. Should posts have alternative options next to the likes for example:

Dislike
Agree
Do not agree
Irrelevant Content
Funny
Useful
Helpful
Inappropriate

What is the value of the post author based on the “custom likes” above?


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #2

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Are they really enough to mark the post content quality?
[/quote]90% of the time they are, yes.

[quote=“Webinsane, post:1, topic:29968”]
Are we that closed-minded to have everything based on liking system.
[/quote]It’s not closed-mindedness, it’s good design.

Option abundancy…

  • Stresses the user’s eyes
  • Causes decision anxiety
  • Dilutes data
  • Creates endless discussions about the options that should exist. “Where’s insightful!?”

I’ve seen many more cases of a “post opinion” system failing than succeeding.


(Sam Saffron) #3

There was an ancient discussion about this, we do not intend to add flavored likes to the core


(Jesse Perry) #4

I would say too that since virtually every social and blog platform in use has the similar heart/like function, it’s what 99% users are used to using. Anything different would confuse people and probably wouldn’t be used.