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A like button?

(203 Posts)
CoffeeFirst Wed 04-May-22 07:35:15

I’ve been thinking (yes again) just how good it would be to have a ‘Like’ button against posts?

Sorry just thinking out aloud 😀😀

Oopsadaisy1 Wed 04-May-22 07:38:17

Its an excellent idea, but after years of asking GN nothing has happened.

Galaxy Wed 04-May-22 07:39:37

It would be utterly awful.

Marydoll Wed 04-May-22 07:39:52

I'm afraid I disagree, it could cause all sorts of upset.

Urmstongran Wed 04-May-22 07:43:11

I think it would make for fewer comments and interaction so I’m not keen on the idea.

BlueBelle Wed 04-May-22 07:44:58

Not a new idea we have asked many times and been rejected or ignored a million times
I ve no idea why some think it would cause loads of trouble it works perfectly finely on other social media I ve been on FB about 14 years and NEVER EVER seen anything happen because of the like button 😂
It’s absolutely no difference to me posting
👏if I like a post or
😡if I don’t which we can do perfectly ok now without any problems just that a like button is quicker

Galaxy Wed 04-May-22 07:46:14

Its because of the example of facebook that I dont want one!

FannyCornforth Wed 04-May-22 07:49:14

Terrible idea.
I can even imagine people leaving the site because of it.
It won’t happen though, so nothing to worry about smile

Marydoll Wed 04-May-22 07:54:06

FannyCornforth

Terrible idea.
I can even imagine people leaving the site because of it.
It won’t happen though, so nothing to worry about smile

My feeling too, Fanny.

MerylStreep Wed 04-May-22 07:55:32

What’s wrong with just saying that you like a post?
Oh, I know, it takes a little longer.

CoffeeFirst Wed 04-May-22 07:57:14

There’s nothing to stop anyone ‘liking’ a post and commenting 😂

nadateturbe Wed 04-May-22 07:58:33

No. Bad idea.

MissAdventure Wed 04-May-22 07:59:47

I don't see how a like button would make people leave.
Why would that happen, because someone likes something somebody else doesnt?
Strange thing to leave for...

Robin49 Wed 04-May-22 08:03:05

Yes. Good idea.

MissAdventure Wed 04-May-22 08:05:38

I don't think we are "allowed" one, anyway, because it's been mentioned before.

MissAdventure Wed 04-May-22 08:09:25

We could have a "like it" or "lump it" button. smile

Esspee Wed 04-May-22 08:12:21

It would attract the type of people with that kind of mentality and reduce the site to cliques. Sometimes I feel that there should be a minimum number of words in a post to make people express themselves rather than just liking what others say.

FannyCornforth Wed 04-May-22 08:14:37

MissAdventure

We could have a "like it" or "lump it" button. smile

grin you really are extremely funny MissA 🌟

Marydoll Wed 04-May-22 08:17:12

Espee, that was my worry too.

Lucca Wed 04-May-22 09:09:00

Urmstongran

I think it would make for fewer comments and interaction so I’m not keen on the idea.

There’s a first time for everything they say…..I agree with UG

Lucca Wed 04-May-22 09:11:31

I’ve sometimes just written “agree” or “hear hear” i admit. It didn’t take longer than clicking “like”. However I do prefer actual comments, otherwise it’s a bit pointless as a forum.

lixy Wed 04-May-22 09:19:24

I prefer a written comment - it's a forum not an election.

Though sometimes I feel guilty about reading and then leaving without a comment.

nadateturbe Wed 04-May-22 10:08:56

Sometimes I feel that there should be a minimum number of words in a post to make people express themselves rather than just liking what others say.

That would discriminate against those who often haven't the energy to do more than agree.

I often do that or simply post a link for that reason.

Sago Wed 04-May-22 10:13:48

It would deter many of the less confident posters.
The bullies would have a field day.
A big NO from me.

henetha Wed 04-May-22 10:15:21

Please, NO. It would be divisive and cause problems.