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"Like button"

(28 Posts)
Annika Thu 30-Jun-11 13:11:12

Is it possible to have a "like button " or similar on the comments that are posted on the forums. I often see comments I agree with and it would be a good way of showing it

baggythecrust! Thu 30-Jun-11 13:12:13

I think a like button would be a good idea. Often wanted to just like something without saying anything further.

supernana Thu 30-Jun-11 13:47:30

Like button from me...

glassortwo Thu 30-Jun-11 14:14:03

Yes good idea.

twizzle Thu 30-Jun-11 14:36:25


pompa Thu 30-Jun-11 14:45:36

There are already several requests in favour of a [like] button on this thread :-

GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 30-Jun-11 17:15:48

Sorry, I realise this has come up before. We've thought long and hard about it and tried to draw on the Mumsnet experience. The main reasons we're not so keen (we don't like likes!) are that having a like button doesn't encourage conversation, that it can lead to hierarchies, with people competing for likes, and that it encourages cliqueyness (I'll like you if you like me). Now, we realise that gransnetters aren't like that with their liking (OK, OK, enough liking) and that sometimes people just want to signal appreciation, but our starting point is always what makes this as open and democratic, free-form and dynamic a forum as it can possibly be?

Tell us if we're wrong. Well, you will, obviously. Equally, tell us if you like.

jangly Thu 30-Jun-11 17:48:19

I think "like" buttons are a lazy option. And boring.

pompa Thu 30-Jun-11 18:10:22

Just noticed we now have a [brew] smiley, thanks Gransnet.

pompa Thu 30-Jun-11 18:11:08

sad but it doesn't work !!!

greenmossgiel Thu 30-Jun-11 18:19:10

I'm off to make a [brew] to see if it works...! smile

greenmossgiel Thu 30-Jun-11 18:20:30 didn't work....!

twizzle Thu 30-Jun-11 18:26:37

Perhaps we need to let it 'brew' for a while.
While we are waiting we can have a wine

pompa Thu 30-Jun-11 18:27:44

Good idea wine

Annika Thu 30-Jun-11 18:56:12

Yes I can see that a like button would discourage any comments posted on here so not such a good idea in the long run. I guess I will just have to have a [brew] or if that didnt work then it will have to be wine smile

GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 30-Jun-11 18:56:18

Oh no! So sorry it doesn't work...will get Tech onto it immediately!

Don't get drunk in the mean time...tea is brewing.

Tech (GNHQ) Thu 30-Jun-11 19:01:07

Sorry folks, brew should be OK now.

twizzle Thu 30-Jun-11 19:02:14

Just testing Tech

greenmossgiel Thu 30-Jun-11 19:08:48

I've just made a nice fresh brew! Lovely! grin

baggythecrust! Thu 30-Jun-11 19:11:54

Geraldine, I like your explanation a lot. smile

Annika Thu 30-Jun-11 20:39:49

greemossgieil as you have made a brew I will have one no sugar for me ta very much smile

Grumpyoldwoman Thu 30-Jun-11 20:43:03

Ooooooh ! I fancy a brew !!!

greenmossgiel Thu 30-Jun-11 21:01:22

The kettle's on for anyone who wants a brew? grin

Annobel Thu 30-Jun-11 21:19:38

No milk, no sugar, thanks brew

Annika Thu 30-Jun-11 21:39:57

Hang on Ive a tin of shortbread here if anyone would like some