Won't fix Dislike Button

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Ericthegreat, May 18, 2013.

  1. Ericthegreat
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    We have a like button, why not a dislike button? That way I can dislike post of which views are different from my own ;) (but really consider it, doesnt need to keep count but just so you could see how many others disliked it aswell)
     
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  2. izzydeank

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    I dislike this post.
     
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    As I dislike both of the above post.

    oh wait....

    Anyway, see we need this!
     
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  4. izzydeank

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    lol. I'd be cool with it, but its probably not going to happen for the same reason that facebook got rid of it. They think it causes too many fights and stuff.
     
  5. Ericthegreat
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    Could just have a counter and not display the name of the person who disliked the post.
     
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  6. LockeCole_101629

    LockeCole_101629 GBAtemp Regular

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    instead like or dislike I prefer upvote & downvote, just like imgur
    http://imgur.com/
     
  7. izzydeank

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    Sure, but some people are just too sensitive either way.
     
  8. izzydeank

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    Yeah that would be about the same. Kinda like the thumbs up or thumbs down of some other sites.
     
  9. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    How about we get rid of the Like system altogether and go back to being a forum who just helps/amuses each other for the sheer hell of it?
     
  10. dj4uk6cjm

    dj4uk6cjm GBAtemp Fan

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    If we had a dislike button it will become youtube all over again D:
     
  11. p1ngpong

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    Most of the staff including myself where very much against the introduction of a like button in the first place, we grudgingly agreed to one being introduced on the understanding that a dislike button would never be introduced. A dislike button by nature is a negative thing, one which can be easily abused and used as a tool of harassment against people. I can see situations occurring very easily where a certain group of people target one or more individuals and downvote every single post they make regardless of content. We really don't need something like that here and I think I speak for all the staff when I say that none of us have the energy or desire to look into things like "dislike button bullying" etc.

    All in all a dislike button would just bring almost no benefits to the community and potentially a whole heap of issues, and we don't need that at all.
     
  12. Ericthegreat
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    Wow, I never expected this thread to get serious at all. I mean we are not ALL 5 years old lol.... But w/e lol. If you really feel that would happen then I suppose I understand lmao.
     
  13. Arm73

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    This is funny because we actually have a dislike button !
    Only in order to see it, you must first push the like button, then if you want, you can dislike, which brings the balance back to normal, no hard feelings!

    Interesting, isn't it ;)
     
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    It sure is :yay:
     
  15. gifi4

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    I liked your post in order to unlike it.
     
  16. WiiUBricker

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    A dislike button is possibly the stupidest idea a forum can come up with. It can literally destroy a community and the nerves of moderators. Sites like TMZ go even further, they have a HATE button, can you believe that? And we all know what reputation TMZ has.
     
  17. Rydian

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    I was one of the people who was for a like/up button in the first place... and just a like/up button. A like/up button by itself is useful to mark which posts in a thread have the most community backing in general, like which ones are the most helpful, posted a solution, etc.

    A dislike button does nothing useful like that, and can be misleading instead.
     
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  18. ComeTurismO

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    Woah, I swear this thread is going to go golden.
    But, it's impossible to happen, even though it is possible. Trust me.
     
  19. Eerpow

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    I wish only certain members could get their posts disliked. :tpi:
     
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  20. Smuff

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    Like/Dislike buttons are a bad idea since the majority of internet users seem to be thin-skinned losers whose whole sense of self-worth is defined by how many people they've never met (or "friends" as Facebook refers to them) like their tedious, ill-reasoned opinions and arguements.