Discussion in 'Forum Information and Issues' started by paulc, 13 August 2019.

  1. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Apart from pressing the likes button is there something else i should do ? People will be thinking that I'm a miserable whatsit but the counter has been stuck on 27 for at leasr two weeks since i noticed and i dont know how long before that and i really do like a lot of the stuff on here , honest .
    Cheers Paul
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  2. lankytank

    lankytank Western Thunderer

    Think you'll find that the 'likes' counter is for the 'likes' you've received - not how many times you hit the like button.

    If I've interpreted your comments correctly.

  3. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie Western Thunderer

    See if your tally is now 28 :D
  4. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Pressing the ‘like’ is good if you just want to show support to the poster but I’d rather you commented on my posts even if it’s constructive critique, :thumbs:
  5. John Duffy

    John Duffy Western Thunderer

    Totally agree. A "like" is nice, but a response is so much better, especially for people who might be working alone. I know I use the feedback I get to try and make my next contribution better than the previous one, this helps push my modelling to a higher standard.

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  6. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I generally hit "like" to acknowledge I, um, like the content of the post. I rarely have anything I could add to that. Indeed, other forums tend to have folk who post "great job", "nice", "fantastic" and so on without adding to the sum of human knowledge but adding to the sum of their own post counts. I much prefer a straight "like" in such circumstances, and derive sufficient pleasure from receiving them to make me feel posting something was worthwhile.
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  7. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    I concur. Totally.
    But now I'm in a quandry (it's like a Swandri but you get wet). I've liked Heather's post AND commented. Tell me I'm not hoist by my own petard (the vets bills are horrendous), please.


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  8. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Hee hee! Yes, I have noted the irony. :)
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  9. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Pretty much sums up why The Guv set up the 'like' button right at the beginning of this Forum's existance; to acknowledge a post for it's content without filling the Forum with lots of 'me too' posts. If I recall correctly he decided against the plethora of other similar buttons (as available Over There, & probably elsewhere) as more 'clutter' & possibly open to abuse - at that time I think there was a 'disagree' button Over There which became rather contentious.
    As WT's Golden Rule was (still is) "Play Nicely", a lot of 'response buttons' seemed a bit superfluous anyway. :rolleyes: ;)
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  10. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Agree @Jordan , the 'like' button is better than 'me too' posts. I would like to see more interaction and conversation on posts that further the modelling quality. Suggestions and constructive criticism is welcome as long as the golden rule applies.
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  11. John Duffy

    John Duffy Western Thunderer

    Again - "what he said!" (or is that just another way to say me too?)
  12. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    One thing that I like about likes, is that you can go back to an earlier post, pop a like on it, and the post comes rushing up to the front of the recent activity page, where I guess most of us visit first.

    It is a bit like rummaging around in the attic for something lost, and finding something much more interesting! You can then call out:

    "Hey folks, look what I've just found...!"

  13. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    I'm always pretty CHUFFED if I get a like
  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Dare I say "me too". Whoops.
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  15. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Okay , I'm man enough to admit a senior moment :rant: , i stuffed up :shit:
    Cheers Paul
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