Can we get a like button here?

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Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:57 pm

My first reaction to a like button is hell no, I hate Facebook however there are lots of threads I read that I’d like to acknowledge although a verbal response isn’t required or truth be told I can’t be arsed replying to properly.

Let’s say one of my KVR “friends” goes on holiday, what can I say to that post, however it would be nice to acknowledge that comment by liking it.

Is this something KVR could implement?
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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vurt
addled muppet weed
64897 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:59 pm

i couldn't find the icon to click my favour or dissatisfaction with this idea :?

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:01 pm

vurt wrote:i couldn't find the icon to click my favour or dissatisfaction with this idea :?
Precisely.

Sometimes a verbal comment is unnecessary but a simple like (or dislike) will suffice.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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vurt
addled muppet weed
64897 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:02 pm

:tu:

chk071
KVRAF
24017 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:04 pm

In general, the forum software should be updated. There are loads of useful forum functions which KVR doesn't have.
Plugins and a DAW. On a operating system. Which runs on a computer.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:12 pm

chk071 wrote:In general, the forum software should be updated. There are loads of useful forum functions which KVR doesn't have.
I can only assume the current board protocol doesn’t accommodate such updates.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

dark water
KVRian
1470 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:30 pm

I hope this 'like button' idea doesn't take off here at KVR.
Far too reminiscent of grotty, attention-seeking practices elsewhere on teh net and, in fairness, we already have the +1 notion here etc.
Besides, it's much more interesting when people say if and why they agree or disagree with someone else's opinion.

As the great British philosopher of the late 20th century, Graham Taylor, said: "Do I not like that!"

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:35 pm

dark water wrote:I hope this 'like button' idea doesn't take off here at KVR.
Far too reminiscent of grotty, attention-seeking practices elsewhere on teh net and, in fairness, we already have the +1 notion here etc.
Besides, it's much more interesting when people say if and why they agree or disagree with someone else's opinion.

As the great British philosopher of the late 20th century, Graham Taylor, said: "Do I not like that!"
Ok fair argument. I accept that.

However let’s say somebody has a wonderful dinner with their child they’ve not seen for a long time. I could respond with a well articulated response which takes a lot of time meaning most won’t, however I could “like” it. Don’t you think the poster would like to know people are proud of them?

It’s not about a popularity contest which I think is your concern.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

dark water
KVRian
1470 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:17 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:
dark water wrote:I hope this 'like button' idea doesn't take off here at KVR.
Far too reminiscent of grotty, attention-seeking practices elsewhere on teh net and, in fairness, we already have the +1 notion here etc.
Besides, it's much more interesting when people say if and why they agree or disagree with someone else's opinion.

As the great British philosopher of the late 20th century, Graham Taylor, said: "Do I not like that!"
Ok fair argument. I accept that.

However let’s say somebody has a wonderful dinner with their child they’ve not seen for a long time. I could respond with a well articulated response which takes a lot of time meaning most won’t, however I could “like” it. Don’t you think the poster would like to know people are proud of them?

It’s not about a popularity contest which I think is your concern.

Dunno - you've lost me a bit there with that comparison! :hihi:
(And in fairness how much time does one need to take to write a well articulated response using a couple of sentences - 30 seconds maybe?)


TBH, I'm not going to mind if the KVR powers that be install a like button. However, practically speaking, haven't we already got something that does the same thing, ie the +1 notion?

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:26 pm

dark water wrote:However, practically speaking, haven't we already got something that does the same thing, ie the +1 notion?
Not necessarily. A +1 on a "I had a wonderful holiday" denotes this poster also had a wonderful holiday not that they're happy for the original poster.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

low_low
KVRist
362 posts since 20 Jul, 2018

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:27 pm

Yes a like button! My posts are amazing! It would make it easier for my fans to show they care.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:28 pm

low_low wrote:Yes a like button! My posts are amazing! It would make it easier for my fans to show they care.
I reiterate it's not a popularity contest.

My motivation comes from forums such as Gearslutz and Psymusic where this system works very well.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

dark water
KVRian
1470 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:31 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:
dark water wrote:However, practically speaking, haven't we already got something that does the same thing, ie the +1 notion?
Not necessarily. A +1 on a "I had a wonderful holiday" denotes this poster also had a wonderful holiday not that they're happy for the original poster.
+1

chk071
KVRAF
24017 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Frankly, knowing the function from other forums, i also think it makes a nice addition. It could be a popularity contest for some, that is correct. At the same time, forums motivate some users to troll, and you wouldn't close down forums just because of that, right? I think it's a nice way of adding a +1 without actually having to post.

What i also would like to have, though, is a user control panel, just like in some forums, Reasontalk comes to mind, where you get notified that someone quoted or mentioned you. And, on top of that, it'd also be great if the forum software would support browser notifications. You know, all those little things which are present in modern forums. KVR forums software seems like something from the early 2000's compared. No offense meant. ;)
Plugins and a DAW. On a operating system. Which runs on a computer.

low_low
KVRist
362 posts since 20 Jul, 2018

Re: Can we get a like button here?

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:02 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:
low_low wrote:Yes a like button! My posts are amazing! It would make it easier for my fans to show they care.
I reiterate it's not a popularity contest.
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